Watch: Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” video with Zedd!

Ariana Grande "Break Free"

Ariana Grande makes me feel old, I'm just going to say this right now. It's not just that she's younger than me (although that's part of it) or that she speaks in the baby voice (although that's part of it). What it comes down to is that she's a major pop star that sprang up, and made me go "Wait, who's that young whippernsnapper what done the Nickelodeon show?" I'm old. It's official now. I used to be cool ... anyway, all that aside, I do love 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

Zelda Williams pays tribute to her father, Robin Williams

Robin Williams with daughter Zelda Williams

There are a lot of people I know who work in comedy, or are otherwise looking to do so. One of the major conversations I've had with all of them has been centered around mental health, because let's face it, comedy comes from truth, and more often than not the truth can go pretty dark. I remember one of my directors once told me that she used to crank out work that she felt was amazing, but she knew she was in a dark place at the time. She sought MORE

The Kardashians refuse to shoot until thief is caught

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

There's been a bit of a crime spree happening on the set of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, as random thefts keep happening in the girls' homes. Apparently, they seem to think it might be an inside job, which is what can happen when you invite everyone into your home for attention. Well, sadly the Kardashians are saying that they won't shoot until the thief is caught, and oh what a shame that is! (Whoever it is, you will be canonized for this. MORE

RIP: Robin Williams

Robin Williams

I'm still in a state of complete shock from hearing the tragic news of (comedian, actor and all around awesome human being) Robin Williams' sudden passing at the age of 63. His lifeless body was discovered in his Tiburon home just north of San Francisco around noon–preliminary reports have his death attributed to self-inflicted asphyxiation (suicide). We all know Robin had numerous struggles while in Hollywood's spotlight including drug and 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

Lindsay Lohan: Ready for a book–wants J.K. Rowling to pen it?

Lindsay Lohan

It seems Lindsay Lohan is nearing the end of her career, a magical land filled with off-Broadway stage productions and ghostwritten literary works. Seeing as she's already ripping apart a David Mamet play over in London, she's now setting her sights on a possible tell-all novel. Except of course, she's trying to get either E.L. James of Fifty Shades of Grey fame or J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) to write it for her. So look forward to Harry Potter MORE

Pandora Boxx releases her new song + video … “Different!”

Pandora Boxx

It's been far too long since we featured Drag Race alum Pandora Boxx here on PopBytes, so let's rectify that, shall we? Pandy just released a brand-new music video for her latest single, "Different" (iTunes) and she … looks … STUNNING. I mean, the song is great and the video is pretty kickass, but that golden dress with the hood is incredible. I've always loved her aesthetic, but she's really upped her glamour game as of recent. Gorgeous. MORE

#DOOM: Kim Kardashian & Paris Hilton together again!

Kim Kardashian & Paris Hilton

There are a lot of things Paris Hilton has done in her (I guess you can call it a) career to be ashamed of: her terrible reality television gigs, her failure as a film actress, her horrid music … the list goes on. But possibly the worst thing she ever did was pass on her famewhore torch to Kim Kardashian, thereby branching out the tree of man's inhumanity to man via her and her sisters. But then Paris compared Kim's ass to a trash bag full of 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

The Boys of August

Justin Theroux

Haven’t you heard? Justin Theroux has single-handedly made jogging a thing again thanks to THAT scene in the pilot episode of his new HBO show The Leftovers. And with the show actually turning out to be all kinds of great thanks to Justin’s impressive jiggle and a supporting cast that includes Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler we can now enjoy the buzz that comes with a hit show and the many sexy magazine spreads Jen’s knight in shining MORE

Song of the Summer … Katy Perry’s #ThisIsHowWeDo?

Katy Perry "This Is How We Do"

I kept wondering when Katy Perry would get around to releasing "This Is How We Do" as a single off Prism–months ago when I first heard the upbeat track, hit was written all over it plus I felt it had strong potential to compete for the coveted title of pop song of the summer. Last week "This Is How We Do" finally got the music video treatment (after becoming Prism's fifth official single) and it's so much fun–a perfectly mixed bag of colorful MORE