Chatting Veronica Mars’ New Book Series with Co-Author Jennifer Graham

Veronica Mars

It’s no secret that Veronica Mars has an insanely dedicated following. After the beloved mystery TV series ended in 2007, it found new life this year in the form of a Kickstarter-funded feature film. Released earlier this month, the Veronica Mars movie was written and directed by show creator Rob Thomas (who also co-created another cult favorite series, Party Down). In the film, Veronica (played again by Kristen Bell) returns to her hometown MORE

Sam Smith Previews ‘In The Lonely Hour’ in NYC: Concert Review

Sam Smith

Sam Smith is the best new artist of 2014. Yes, it’s only March and Smith has yet to release an album. But that said, there’s a reason that so many fans are heralding the 21-year-old English singer/songwriter as “the male Adele” across the web. For starters, Smith is the recipient of the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll and the BRIT Critics’ Choice Award, both of which Adele won in 2008 before collecting her first Grammy a year later. And MORE

Kate Winslet received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame!

Kate Winslet

It’s not a bad week to be Kate Winslet. This weekend, the Hollywood legend will be tackling her first ever villainous role in Divergent, the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the blockbuster YA book series by Veronica Roth. But the release of that film won’t be the only reason that Winslet will be celebrating. Amongst her numerous accolades, Winslet has won an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, three Golden Globes, two BAFTA Film MORE

Exclusive Interview: Aviva Drescher on her new memoir, the new season of ‘Real Housewives of NYC’ and more!

Aviva Drescher

“When people tell me I’m fake, I know they’re just pulling my leg,” says Real Housewife of New York City Aviva Drescher (@AvivaDrescher) in her opening tagline for the upcoming sixth season of the hit Bravo reality show. Since making her television debut last season, Drescher has been hard at work writing her memoir, Leggy Blonde. And unlike her new tagline, her debut book is much more serious in tone about her life as an amputee. MORE

Exclusive Interview: Brandi Glanville on her new book, Real Housewives and more!

Brandi Glanville

Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) is unstoppable. After becoming a #1 New York Times bestselling author last year with the publication of her first book, Drinking & Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (which I reviewed here), the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is back to do it all over again. This past week, Glanville published Drinking & Dating: P.S. Social Media is Ruining Romance, an equally candid and deliciously unfiltered book MORE

Film Review: Labor Day

Labor Day

Kate Winslet is no stranger to playing complex, multi-layered characters. In her new film, Labor Day, the Academy Award winner takes on the role of Adele, an aggressively agoraphobic single mom who lives with her tween son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith). Not only can she not lift a finger without her hands shaking, she also only leaves her house once a month to pick up groceries and supplies from a local convenience store. And by astutely observing MORE

Exclusive: PopBytes chats with Betty Who!

Betty Who

2013 has shaped up to be a huge year for Betty Who. Following the April release of the 22-year-old Australian singer/songwriter’s debut, The Movement (iTunes), Who is hard at work on her upcoming first full-length album (slated to hit stores next year via RCA Records). Her song “Somebody Loves You” also serves as the soundtrack to a recent viral video of a flash mob marriage proposal, which has already garnered over 10,790,000 views on MORE

Solange dishes on her new record label, her upcoming album and more

Solange

Solange Knowles means business. It’s clear in the very first minute of our interview that the singer-turned-entrepreneur is beyond proud of Saint Heron, the debut compilation album from her recently launched independent label, Saint Records. Hitting stores on Tuesday, the record comes almost exactly one year after the release of her superb EP, True (which boasted the critical darling single, “Losing You”). Solange immediately MORE

Celine Dion showcases ‘Loved Me Back To Life’ at intimate NYC concert

Celine Dion

It’s been six years since pop icon Celine Dion has released an English-language album. “I had two babies and a French album and a Vegas show! I've been busy!" Dion explained to an adoring audience at her concert in New York City on October 29. But with this week’s release of her new album, Loved Me Back To Life (which hit stores yesterday), the French Canadian songstress is more than ready for her comeback. When it came time to record MORE

Kelly Clarkson gets ‘Wrapped In Red’ for debut Christmas album

Kelly Clarkson

There are two types of people in this world: those who love Kelly Clarkson and those who haven’t been blessed enough to see her light yet. But thanks to the release of Clarkson’s first Christmas album, the number of unfortunate souls in the latter category is about to shrink rapidly. Hitting stores on Tuesday, Wrapped In Red is that rare record that you know is an instant classic before your first listen is even over. “I've been dying MORE

Exclusive: RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga talks with PopBytes

Melissa Gorga

In the opening credits for the current season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa Gorga introduces herself by declaring, “Sexy life, loyal wife. Take a page from my book!” This past week, the last part of that tagline became an actual possibility, as Gorga’s first book hit shelves. A guidebook to happy marriages, Love Italian Style: The Secrets of my Hot and Happy Marriage provides a different type of behind-the-scenes look at MORE

Exclusive: Bonnie McKee talks with PopBytes!

Bonnie McKee

Bonnie McKee is no stranger to the top of the Billboard charts. Over the past three years, McKee has been responsible for penning nine No. 1 pop anthems and has sold more than 28 million records worldwide. She’s worked with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, and Kylie Minogue, and her biggest smashes to date include Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me,” Taio Cruz’ “Dynamite,” and a whole slew of MORE

Exclusive: Zendaya dishes on her debut album!

Zendaya

At only 17-years-old, Zendaya is starting to give James Franco a run for his money with her rapidly growing and multi-faceted resume. Born and raised in California, Zendaya (which means “to give thanks” in Shona – a Bantu language native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe) kicked off her career as a regional musical theater actress before becoming a fashion model and ultimately landing a starring role on the Disney channel sitcom, Shake It MORE

On Broadway: Let It Be

Let It Be

In Lady Gaga’s new single, “Applause,” she claims that she’s overheard a theory that “nostalgia’s for geeks.” Well if that’s true, Broadway is full of these aforementioned geeks. Whether it’s a revival of a show that hasn’t seen the lights of the Great White Way for years or a jukebox musical that pays homage to the works of legends like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons (Jersey Boys), ABBA (Mamma Mia), Elvis Presley (All MORE