Oh Justin Bieber, what are you being sued for now?

Justin Bieber

You'd figure that after copping two plea deals in the span of a year (hell, in the span of a month even) Justin Bieber might try and lay low for a while. Maybe take up knitting. Needlepoint perhaps? Except no, because he's now being sued again, this time for allegedly orchestrating the beating of a paparazzi. Normally I'd say "just do you!" but the "you!" in question is fundamentally terrible. Be anyone else. Just do anyone other than you! TMZ MORE

Taylor Swift has decided to “Shake It Off”

Jessica Simpson

All right, full disclosure: While I will occasionally rag on Taylor Swift for some of her dumber moves, I actually really like most of her music. What? She has a good voice and she knows how to write catchy songs. Yes, as much as I like to buff my indie credibility, I will always have a soft spot for fluffy top forty stuff. That being said, Taylor has a new single out (the first cut from her just announced new album, 1989) called "Shake It Off" MORE

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will make it work this time?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Well, this is happening again, so let's say we humor Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez a little, shall we? All right, here goes ... wow, congratulations you guys! It's so great that you were able to fix all the fundamental problems that made having a meaningful relationship work! And now you're together again! Way to go! I just know this time it's going to work, because you're both such mature adults, and you've really taken the time to examine MORE

Annie Lennox previews tracks from ‘Nostalgia’

Annie Lennox / Nostalgia

Last week I had the privilege of attending a private and very fancy listening party held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Masonic Lodge (such a perfectly cool and spooky venue) for music legend and icon, Annie Lennox's sixth studio album–Nostalgia, due out in October. Once I received the invite, there was no question in my mind, I had to attend this. I've been huge fan of Annie's for over thirty years now, I still remember seeing the music MORE

Another Day, Another Plea Deal for Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Mugshot

Oh Justin Bieber, I'm slightly amazed that you're still a thing. Don't get me wrong, I get that pop music in general is mostly a garbage soup with the occasional cracker of excellence rising to the top. I love those crackers. But even by those standards, most of your musical output has been underwhelming compared to your personal life. Anyway, it looks like you have a second plea deal, this one stemming from your DUI arrest earlier this year. So MORE

Watch: Sinéad O’Connor’s “Take Me To Church”

Sinéad O'Connor "Take Me To Church"

Everyone should know by now how much I love Sinéad O'Connor ... this goes back many years–to when she first hit the music scene back in 1987 (I was eleven, she was twenty) with her incredible debut album, The Lion and the Cobra (that still seriously holds up today–almost two decades later). Over the years the controversial Irish singer / songwriter (now 47) has had her fair share of ups and downs (that's putting it lightly) yet right now MORE

Kanye West’s deposition isn’t going well …

Kanye West

Remember a while back when Kanye West compared the paparazzi to rape? And then yesterday, we found out that in a deposition for a paparazzi beating case, he compared celebrities fighting the paparazzi to the 60's civil rights movement? Well the deposition marches on, and continuing along in the vein of "incredibly dumb parallels", here is Kanye talking about that time he compared the paparazzi to Nazis. Via TMZ ... Nate Goldberg -- the MORE

Kanye West: Celebrities are like civil rights pioneers!

Kanye West

Ever heard the saying, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt"? I think Abraham Lincoln said it? Probably. Someone should really consider painting this in 5000 point font on the walls of Kanye West's home, because during a deposition for that paparazzi beating case, he went ahead and compared celebrities to the civil rights pioneers of the 1960's. I repeat: Kanye thinks being a modern day celebrity MORE

Ingrid Michaelson Celebrates ‘Lights Out’ in NYC

Ingrid Michaelson

She’s been performing for nearly a decade, but 2014 is shaping up to be Ingrid Michaelson’s biggest year yet. On Wednesday, the 34-year-old played to a sold-out crowd of approximately 5,500 adoring fans at New York’s iconic Central Park SummerStage. It was the singer / songwriter’s largest headlining show to date, and Michaelson was very visibly moved by the turnout when she stepped onto the stage to commemorate the milestone. But MORE

Chris Brown got dumped

Chris Brown

No, seriously, is there some kind of magical Karma genie in Hollywood this week? Between Justin Bieber getting punched and Kim Kardashian's komeuppance, and now the news of Chris Brown getting dumped, it's like the end of a Twilight Zone episode. Anyway, yeah, TMZ is reporting that Chris Brown got kicked to the curb again by Karrueche Tran. HA! Chris Brown played the Rihanna card one too many times with Karrueche Tran ... we've learned MORE

Watch: Janelle Monáe’s video for “Electric Lady”

Janelle Monáe "Electric Lady"

The only stories today are all about either Justin Bieber getting the punch he deserves, or Sharknado 2 (sadly, nothing about Justin getting punched by a Sharknado though). So to break things up, here's the music video for Janelle Monáe's new single, "Electric Lady." Super catchy song, super fun video, and it's something nice to have playing in a separate tab while you wade through this day of wind-based shark attacks and damaged Canadians. MORE

#FAIL: Bieber getting Instagram revenge on Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom on Justin Bieber Instagram

Yesterday, the world rejoiced with the news of Orlando Bloom taking a swing at Justin Bieber, our jealousy being far surpassed by our joy that someone finally did it. Faced with the fact that the world saw him nearly get KTFO by Legolas, Justin returned home to do some reflecting on his–HAHAHAHA! No just kidding, he put a photo on Instagram that looked like Orlando crying. Sick burn, bra! (*Cue the sound of a million air horns*) Us Weekly MORE

GLORIOUS: Orlando Bloom punched Justin Bieber!

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

Deep down, I think we all knew that at some point the rich and famous would get just as tired of Justin Bieber as the rest of us and one hero would rise above the masses to strike him down. The real question was who? Who would it be? Dawyne Johnson? Michelle Rodriguez? Someone else with massive, muscular arms made for punching? No, the real answer was Orlando Bloom. Legolas was the world's hero last night when he reportedly took a swing at Justin MORE

Watch: Lily Allen’s “As Long As I Got You”

Lily Allen "As Long As I Got You"

Here's the latest music video from my British darling Lily Allen for "As Long As I Got You," which was filmed at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The super catchy song serves as the latest single off Lily's spectacular and brilliantly cheeky third studio album, Sheezus (iTunes)–which is easily going to be my top favorite album of 2014. However, I will say that Sia is seriously giving Ms. Allen a run for her money with the recent release of her MORE