There are two ways for pop stars to make a Survivor Album: either power-sing through your problems like Christina Aguilera, or make like Rihanna and dance till you forget what you're supposed to be getting over.
Though Lady Gaga did not technically appear as a woman at this year's VMAs, it was ladies night nonetheless as she, Katy Perry and Adele were the big winners of the evening, each taking home three awards.
One hour of recreation a day. Veal patties and noodles for dinner. New York's well-known Rikers Island jail complex has been featured in films, television shows and documentaries, but life on the other side of the bars appears less than glamorous.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Texas A&M coach Gary Blair is a superstitious sort. He carries two lucky coins in his left pocket: a 1945 Mercury Head dime for the year he was born and a Texas A&M logo coin given to him by associate head coach Vic Schaefer. Prior to every Aggies game, Blair draws a plus sign in black ink on his hand as a reminder to be positive with his players. He also makes sure he has four two-dollar bills with him at all times. If his team loses a game, he will exchange two of the two-dollar bills for a fresh set. If his team loses two games in a row, he will replace all four bills.
Travis Barker has a full agenda for 2011, beginning with his debut solo album (out on March 15) and a tour with Lil Wayne, plus plans to finish the long-delayed Blink-182 reunion album for release later this year.
Lil Wayne returned to the stage last night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for the finale of Drake's Light Dream's and Nightmares tour, stunning fans by joining Drake midway through their new single "Miss Me."
1. Lil' Wayne: Wayne Odesnik may have pleaded guilty to bringing human growth hormone into Australia. But that didn't stop him from entering the U.S. Clay Court event in Houston. And as the ITF continues its proceedings, Odesnik turned in one of the better results of his career, reaching the semifinal. While you have to commend the guy for his tennis, his powers of compartmentalization, and his sheer chutzpah -- think there may have been some awkwardness in the locker room? -- his decorum leaves something to be desired. Common decency says that even if you are technically allowed to play, it's probably best to lay low while your doping case is pending. You do a huge disservice to the tournament, taking the attention away from the tennis making anti-doping protocol the story of the week. You, understandably, rankle your colleagues, especially the ones you beat. The ATP and ITF get hammered. And, in the event you're judged guilty -- which would surely seem probable given that you've
Jerry Brown: California's attorney general on Tuesday launched his bid to regain the top office in Sacramento. Brown was California's governor for two terms from 1975 to 1983. His father, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr., was also a two-term governor.
I've been agonizing over this column for hours. So I thought I'd -- AWWWWW-HUHHHHHH!!!! -- emulate some of my favorite tennis players and -- NUUUUUSH-EHHHHHHH!! -- alleviate some of the stress of the moment by -- VVVVUHHHHH-TUHHHHHTTT!!!! -- grunting.
As a concert, the Grammy Awards are often well worth watching. Witness Sly Stone coming out of retirement, or the raucous tribute to the Clash's Joe Strummer a few years back, or even the hushed opening by a reunited Simon & Garfunkel in 2003.
"The Class," the new film from director Laurent Cantet ("Time Out," "Heading South") comes garlanded with the top prize from the Cannes film festival and an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film.
One of our favorite tabletop radios in recent years was the Boston Acoustics Recepter, which combined straightforward design with great sound. Flash forward a few years, and the Recepter's replacement is finally here.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Sutton's Drug Store on Franklin Street is an 84-year-old UNC institution: a real pharmacy with a time-warp of a lunch counter in the back. Greasy burgers hiss on the grill, the milkshakes take a while to serve because they're handmade, and the soda comes from an authentic fountain. Autographed jerseys of Tar Heels past hang from the ceiling, and hundreds of pictures of dignified patrons serve as a sort of nostalgic wallpaper print. Current Carolina point guard Tywon Lawson occupies one of the swivel chairs at the counter, sitting over a vanilla shake and engaging in an activity that's just about the antithesis of retro: He's showing off a Lil' Wayne YouTube that he has queued up on his iPhone.
Hip hop artists Lil Wayne and Ja Rule were arrested Sunday evening after a concert in Manhattan on charges of criminal possession of weapons, each in separate incidents, a New York Police Department spokesman told CNN.