There’s more to South By Southwest than eating tacos. Though, ask anyone who’s been, and he or she will tell you that there’s certainly a lot of those, too. This year’s festival attendees were lucky enough to see Girls star Lena Dunham deliver the keynote address, which touched on the issue of sexism in show business. Dunham spoke firsthand, referencing Girls actor Adam Driver‘s rising star and how her female cast is not being offered similar opportunities.
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As winter begins to thaw, it’s time to get excited about the next big couple of 2014. Drake and Rihanna have each hinted at hooking up before, but now it appears they’re hanging out on a more consistent basis. Finally! Could we be witnessing the creation of BeyJey 2.0?
Before he surprised the music, tech and taco crowds with a surprise show at South By Southwest, Justin Bieber gave a deposition in Miami on Thursday. No, not for those DUI and drag racing charges stemming from a wild night with Chantel Jeffries back in January. Bieber was summoned to speak on charges that his bodyguard allegedly beat up photographer Jeffrey Binion last summer. He was subsequently questioned by Binion’s lawyer, Mark DiCowden, in what amounted to nearly five hours of eye rolls, scowls, finger-wagging, winks and general confusion over the English language.
It’s been 17 years since the death of the Notorious B.I.G. and his influence can still be felt throughout music today. The Brooklyn-born rapper was a colorful storyteller, multi-platinum selling artist and a style innovator, know for his sharp suits and signature Coogi sweaters.
Glee star Lea Michele is the latest television actor to release original music. We’ve been down this road with our favorite TV stars before, but working on a show so heavily rooted in performance, and having Broadway experience, makes her one of the best-suited actors to step into the booth. Her songs have already hit the top of the charts; now it’s up to Lea and her collaborators to create some original smash hits.
When it comes to crowning the queen of musicians who love taking selfies on Instagram, it’s a toss up between Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. We’ve seen scandalous outfits, and read what are at times lengthy captions that make it clear they DGAF. And with each snapshot from a ski vacation or look inside their closet, we start to feel like we know these superstars a little better. But are we close enough to learn their shower routine? Nicki seems to think so!
Demi Lovato shared something personal with her Twitter followers yesterday: her hair. As in, an actual pink strand that used to be attached to her head. What? Any Lovatic knows Demi likes to keep her fans in the loop! Read more…
He’s collaborated with Miley Cyrus and gone reggae, and now the artist sometimes known as Snoop Lion is adding nail art enthusiast to resume. While you were deciding between whether or not to stick with winter colors or dive into some lime green, Snoop Dogg was getting a manicure (his first to our knowledge) in the comfort of his own home. Hey, Nice Nails! made a house call for the King of the LBC, adorning his digits with appropriate decals (a marijuana leaf, dollar sign). Snoop opted for a duo-chrome French manicure, a modern take on a reliable classic.
Jimmy Fallon has officially become the sixth host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, leaving the reins of his precious Late Night to SNL buddy Seth Meyers. It’ll be a tough act to follow, as Fallon has had an unparalleled effect on the music world during his time at 12:35 AM. For starters, he hired The Roots as his house band. And no disrespect to Paul Shaffer, but that’s pretty darn cool.