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

Don’t miss Audra McDonald in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t the slightest bit skeptical when I heard that Audra McDonald had been cast as Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. While the five-time Tony Award winner is unarguably a living stage legend and colossal talent, McDonald is a Juilliard-trained soprano whose many opera credits made me wonder if she could reel her enormous voice in to pull off the husky and distinct MORE

‘Revenge’ is Finally Served: Season Finale Recap

Revenge

Last night, ABC wrapped up the (significantly improved) third season of Revenge with a jaw-dropping finale that was packed with game-changing revelations, a generous amount of bloodshed, the father of all twists, and at long last, Emily’s ultimate revenge against the evil Graysons. Here’s what you need to know about the Revenge finale (obviously, this list contains spoilers, so don’t continue reading if you care about that sort of MORE

Exclusive: Bianca Del Rio dishes on Drag Race’s S6, the finale and more!

Bianca Del Rio and Alex Nagorski

Bianca Del Rio is not afraid to speak her mind. The legendary New York drag queen has quickly become the frontrunner to win the current and sixth season of Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. As a top four contestant, Del Rio has won over legions of fans with her brazen and unfiltered opinions, sharp humor, and sickening runway looks. Leading up to tonight’s reveal of the top three finalists, Del Rio and I chatted about her drag origins, all MORE

Exclusive: Interview with Tove Lo

Tove Lo

Tove Lo has quickly become Sweden’s most exciting musical import since Robyn. Her brilliant debut EP, Truth Serum (iTunes), was released last month to rave reviews. A gut-wrenching record that chronicles the singer coping with the deterioration of a painful relationship, the EP calls to mind Jagged Little Pill – but with a sophisticated and contemporary electro pop makeover. Currently hitting the road on her first ever American tour, MORE

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