by (@Lacezilla)

25 Reasons You Should Be Watching Spike Lee’s ‘Bad 25′ This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, we all have something to be thankful for. Just as you’re waking up from your post-meal nap to snag some second-plate leftovers from the fridge, Spike Lee’s Bad 25 will hit ABC’s airwaves to make it’s nationally televised debut at 9:30/8:30c. Chronicaling Michael Jackson’s 45-million-copies-sold second album and corresponding tour, I can say with full conviction that the documentary is not to be missed. Trust me, I saw it twice. For those who may not be MJ fans or perhaps need some convincing, I present you with a list of 25 Reasons You Should Be Watching Spike Lee’s Bad 25. Not completely spoiler-free, however, I urge all the purists out there to tread lightly with this list if you’d prefer to see the film without advance info!

  • 1. Mariah Carey makes an LOL-worthy joke about being a fuss-causing diva when she threatens to scold Clive Davis.
  • 2. The film summons nostalgia for an era when music was successfully flourishing and record sales were at their peak. Ah, those were the days.
  • 3. Viewers receive a non-verbal explanation of the infamous “Smooth Criminal” dance-lean.
  • 4. Martin Scorsese watches his old footage and breaks down the making of the “Bad” video short film.
  • 5. Quincy Jones’ wacky 80s sweater during an interview. You’ll see what I mean.

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by (@Lacezilla)

Cheer Up Drake(s): Can A Simple Playlist Cure Your Cuffing Season Woes?

Once again, fall transitions into winter, and once again you’re in the house looking at your ex’s Facebook page. Not that you wouldn’t look at your ex’s Facebook page during other seasons, but it’s cold(er) and you’re more apt to have aimless web browsing nights where you just happen to end up there. Not your fault!

Friendly reminder, all you Drakes out there: being miserable is a choice, and if you want to take steps to cultivate some holiday cheer, you can start right now. In a baptism-by-fire sort of way, let’s begin by getting the remaining sad ickiness out of your system, and go full-throttle into the carefully crafted playlist below, shall we?

Weepy sonic therapy ahead…

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All Your Favorite Musicians Have Voted, Have You?

The big day is upon us: Happy Election Day! After many months of endorsements and rallying, even the most famous and busy musicians are taking some time to hit the polls or submit their absentee ballots. And because it’s such a special day, many are snapping (sometimes illegal) photos and sharing the experience. Below, because we sincerely hope you’ll follow their example and exercise your right to vote today, we’re rounding-up all their Tweets and Instagrams as they share them. Until the polls close… Read more…

by (@lindseyweber)

CeeLo Goes Full Mariah Carey With Christmas Album, “CeeLo’s Magic Moment”

It’s officially the day after Halloween which means we’re only two months away from the holidays. For the inherently festive that means: Christmas music. Naturally, America’s jolliest soul singer, CeeLo Green, has officially released his contribution to the Christmas canon. A Christmas album gives an artist to truly live eternally, piped through the speakers of a Bloomingdales during the holiday shopping rush, as Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas” has been for the past 100 years. Will CeeLo join the greats in Xmas eternity? Let’s go over the track list and see. Does CeeLo have the festivity it takes?

by (@lindseyweber)

41 Imaginary Stoned Conversations Between Snoop Dogg And His Celebrity Pals

Happy Birthday Snoop Dogg

Happy 41st birthday Snoop Dogg…er…Snoop Lion! It’s been a big year for you. One of name changes and breaking the big 4-0. There’s nothing more wonderful then spending your b’day with some of your closest friends, doing the things you love to do the most. That’s why we’ve collected a few of your most heartwarming friend hangs (we think) and imagined what you could do to celebrate your birthday. Think of these as merely suggestions, and ways to make sure you have the best birthday a Lion could ask for.

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by (@zaragolden)

President Obama Calls For Peace At The American Idol Judges’ Table, Gets An Endorsement From Jay-Z

Should a pop culture question be thrown into the pit during tonight’s town-hall style debate, Barack Obama will be well prepared. In a week spent on the trail and with all his presidential duties, the President found time to mediate the ongoing Idol feud and to woo Jay-Z. And here we are, still trying to find time to catch up on Homeland!

On air with Miami radio host Michael Yo this week, the president broke from his usual refrains — “the economy, we’ll fix that,” and so on — to take a question about the current state of American Idol affairs. “I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident,” he said when asked if he might repair Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey‘s tempestuous relationship in his second term. “I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause. I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not backwards.” Read more…

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Stevie Nicks Weighs In On American Idol Drama: Stands With Team Mariah Carey, But Is Sorry For Threatening Nicki Minaj

Everybody has got two-cents to share when it comes to last week’s fight between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Host Ryan Seacrest and fellow judge Keith Urban both made attempts to mend the fissure, while The Voice judge Cee Lo relished the news as an opportunity to knock the rival program. And so while we await for word from Britney Spears and Team X Factor, we are delighted to hear report that retired Idol coach and true-and-through rock goddess Stevie Nicks has chimed in! And being a woman who knows a thing or two about drama, boy did she chime. Team Nicki, you might want to stand back for this. Read more…

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Waka Flocka Says The Darndest Things: Supports President Obama, Wouldn’t Choose Rihanna If He Were Chris Brown And Will Block You On Twitter

Waka Flocka is not the person to ask a question to if you don’t want an unfiltered answer. No matter the subject. In his recent interview with 105.1’s The Breakfast Club we learned there is one topic he will opt for the safe “no comment” answer. And that topic is Kanye and Kim Kardashian. Everything else is fair game. Read more…