Controversial chanteuse Lana Del Rey's highly anticipated album was released this week, to the cheers and jeers of the Internet at large. The Hollywood glamour girl with the sultry voice is obviously no stranger to heavy criticism and cutting speculation, and some say her profile has actually been bolstered by her very vocal detractors--a career path not unlike those of viral video sensation Rebecca Black or pop star Justin Bieber. We've heard the critics go on and on about Lana's "dead behind the eyes" look, and we've heard the hoopla about her "Saturday Night Live" performance debacle, but now let's focus on what the big-name critics have said about the real meat-and-potatoes issue here: her actual debut album, Born To Die.Read More »from Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ Album Review Round-Up: What Are The Critics Saying?
- Tiffany Lee | Stop The Presses! – Tue, Jan 31, 2012 4:59 PM EST
- Wendy Geller | Stop The Presses! – Mon, Jan 30, 2012 12:01 PM EST
Jennifer Lopez had plenty of non-controversial things to discuss with the Today Show's Matt Lauer on Monday morning--her role as a mom, American Idol judge, and beauty icon for women over 40, to name a few. However, Lauer did manage to get the multitalented entertainer to spill some details about a sensitive subject: Namely, how she's managing her split from husband Marc Anthony.
Lopez explained that she and Anthony keep in touch out of necessity, due to their children Max and Emme, as well as a shared project they're currently developing--a reality TV talent show called Q'Viva! The Chosen, which is set in Latin America.Lopez and Anthony
"Marc and I were friends before we got married. We were friends for years. And we always loved each other, and we always worked together," she explained to Lauer. "So it wasn't like an unnatural thing to keep working together."
"Obviously, we have children together so it's not like he's not going to beRead More »from Jennifer Lopez Talks Divorce, Family Life With Matt Lauer
- Chris Willman | Stop The Presses! – Fri, Jan 27, 2012 2:58 PM EST
World-famous designer Jean Paul Gaultier's show for Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday featured an entire runway's worth of models dressed up distinctly in the style of the late Amy Winehouse, strutting up and down the catwalk in cat-style eyeliner and tight, colorful skirts while a barbershop quartet sang "Rehab."
People excited about this development: the beehive wig industry. Not nearly so thrilled: Mitch Winehouse, who said the show was "in bad taste" and "upsetting," and Amy's pal Kelly Osbourne, who tweeted that it was "lucratively selfish," an "exploitation," and even "evil."Read More »from Winehouse’s Dad Rages Against Designer’s Amy-Inspired Fashion Line and Runway Show
- Tiffany Lee | Stop The Presses! – Tue, Jan 24, 2012 3:49 PM EST
The 53-year-old singer-writer-director-producer's tulle, lace and velvet Marchesa gown was more Morticia than Madge and clashed with her brassy blonde bob. But the outfit seemed like an homage to her iconic and oft mimicked "Like A Virgin" look that featured many-a full tulle skirts and tight lace bodices. Is Madonna's style back to its old attention-grabbing ways?Read More »from Madonna’s Big Tulle Raises Eyebrows At ‘W.E.’ Premiere
Legendary singer Etta James passed away on Friday morning at the age of 73 due to complications from leukemia. Following the news, Web interest in her signature song, "At Last," hit high notes in the Yahoo! search box (+308% in one hour) and quickly became a top trend on Twitter.
The beloved tune, which seems to be played or performed at 97% of all wedding receptions, was, without a doubt, James's signature song. But that didn't stop countless singers from covering it.
Over the years, everybody from Judy Garland to Mariah Carey to Celine Dion have taken a shot at the classic. It's worth noting that James herself wasn't the original singer. The tune was recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1941 for a film called "Orchestra Wives." Ray Eberle and Pat Friday were the original singers.Read More »from Much Love for ‘At Last’
- Wendy Geller | Stop The Presses! – Fri, Jan 13, 2012 12:45 PM EST
Oh, don't worry--the supercouple is still together! The two teens just decided to switch up their hairstyles, that's all...sorry if I upset anyone!
Justin BieberBieber showed off a return to the original look he made famous--eye-skimming, swooping bangs--on Wednesday, during a visit to the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. While the change may seem subtle, it's a definite difference from the shorter look he's been sporting in past months.Read More »from New Year, New Looks For Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez
In two new interviews, the 53-year-old - who divorced British director Guy Richie three years ago - revealed she's ready to open her heart once again.
"I could actually. Yes," she said in an interview on BBC America's "The Graham Norton Show," airing on Saturday, when asked if she wanted to marry again.
She explained that the search for "Mr. Right" is daunting.
"Unfortunately we are raised on those fairytales and even if we are sophisticated, educated, intellectually evolved human beings we still, in the back of our mind, think that Mr. Right is going to come along and we are going to live happily ever after," she continued. "In the front of our minds we keep getting reminded it's not true and in the back of our minds we keep thinking it's true so we keep getting disappointed. It's a paradox - you want it, but if you have halfRead More »from Madonna Talks Marriage & Dating Younger Men
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland church where the father of pop star Katy Perry delivered a sermon that drew accusations of anti-Semitism has released an apology in which he says he regrets his "hurtful and ugly language."
Pastor Paul Endrei of the Church on the Rise in Westlake said Wednesday that Perry's father, the Rev. Keith Hudson, meant to compliment Jewish people's prosperity when he said having money is what it takes to make Jews jealous. Endrei said the visiting Hudson was blessing businesspeople during the Jan. 5 sermon and "just went too far."Read More »from Perry’s father apologizes for remarks about Jews
- Associated Press | Stop The Presses! – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 4:47 PM EST
Billboard says that thanks to her dad, Jay-Z, featuring her on his new song, "Glory," Blue becomes the youngest person to ever appear on its chart.Read More »from Blue Ivy Carter becomes youngest ever on Billboard
- Yahoo! Music | Stop The Presses! – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 12:49 PM EST
Britney Spears ended 2011 on a high note, what with the success of her Femme Fatale mega-tour and a proposal from longtime boyfriend Jason Trawick in December. In an upcoming issue of V Magazine, the superstar discusses her tour and poses with her team of professionals, giving them glowing reviews as "her second family."
Apparently, however, it's not Spears's goodwill that is standing out in this particular article. A commentary in the Daily Mail takes the accompanying photo into scrutiny, remarking on how quickly Spears seems to have slimmed down for this particular shoot.Read More »from Fans Debate New Britney Spears Photo–Altered Or Not?
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