Lady Gaga: Ready to check you in … AHS: Hotel

Lady Gaga / American Horror Story: Hotel

Normally, the theme, cast and all general details for the next installment of FX's American Horror Story are kept secret until late summer, so as to churn the fanbase into a frothy hotbed of speculation. Except this year they've decided to announce some (stunt) casting early, such as the fact that the fifth time around the title is Hotel and that Lady Gaga will be starring in it. You may now commence all your many wild thoughts, educated guesses MORE

Rachel Lynn goes acoustic with “Tend to the Flame”

Rachel Lynn

Generally speaking I'm not a singer / songwriter person--I only wanted to go to Lilith Fair that one year Missy Elliott played the main stage. If Solange isn't going to cover it, I'm probably not interested. But I can get beyond this one: Rachel Lynn. Anyone who starts a song with, "a little whiskey and a love song" probably has a Pinterest board with Patsy Cline portraits. She probably likes sparse interiors and metal jewelry and sings in an MORE

Camerons swept The Razzies this year!

Saving Christmas

It wouldn't be Oscar season without a brief flirtation with The Razzies, a 'celebration' of Hollywood's worst offerings. For once, Adam Sandler didn't sweep the entire thing with another one of his lame and lazy vacation movies! No, this year the honors were split between holy roller Kirk Cameron and his weirdly cynical embrace of Xmas materialism and Michael Bay's embrace of everyday materialism. Worst Picture Saving Christmas Worst MORE

So the (most boring) Oscars (EVER) were last night …

The Oscars

Well, the Oscars were last night, which means we're finally out of the 24/7 jostling of awards season! The bad news is, we're now in the twilight zone between Oscar season and the summer movie season where all the movies are just forgettably okay. Anyway, let's get to the winners of the night, shall we? Best Picture Birdman Best Director Alejandro González Iñárritu Best Actress Julianne Moore, Still Alice Best Actor Eddie MORE

Sophie and The Bom Boms bring the “Power”

Sophie and the Bom Boms

On Monday (MOANday) morning everyone use a little power (especially after watching what might have been the most boring Oscar telecast ever)–and that's literally what I have for you in audio format–"Power"–the hot new single from Sophie and The Bom Boms (produced by David Elevator). The band is headed up by LA native singer / songwriter Sophie Stern–who did some writing in the past for acts like Britney Spears (!) and Conor Maynard plus MORE

Roast of Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

If you've ever read an interview about Kate McKinnon on how she creates her characters, you've probably heard her summation of Justin Bieber: A puppy who just piddled on the carpet and is kind of sorry about it. Keep that in mind as you watch the teaser for Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber (March 30), since the overall vibe is that he's sort of sorry and this is an easy out for his bad behavior. If he's really sorry, he'll ditch the MORE

Beware: Ariana Grande’s right side–brings the dark side!

Ariana Grande

Back when the news first broke that Ariana Grande purposely refused to show the right side of her face, I made a joke amongst friends (SHUT UP I HAVE FRIENDS!) that seeing the right side of Ariana's face would bring about the apocalypse. Well, here's the music video for her latest single, "One Last Time," in which we see the right side of her face and the world explodes. So clearly, this one is on me. I apologize. Turns out, the Mayans were onto MORE

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ gets a new trailer!

Pitch Perfect 2

After a brief taste of what we could expect from Pitch Perfect 2 (due out May 15th), here's a second trailer for the movie where we get to see a little more of the plot. Which in this case, involves Rebel Wilson accidentally flashing her upside-down vagina at the President of the US. But really, who hasn't been there? Never have I ever, amirite? *Takes a shot* I have made some terrible life decisions. MORE

Spider-Man: Returning to the Marvel Studios Movie Universe!


After getting royally dicked around in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, somebody over at Marvel Studios must have figured that they needed to save Peter Parker (at least momentarily) before he got stuck with another Spider-Man 3. Well, good news! Marvel has reached an agreement with Sony Pictures which will see Spidey's next movie produced by Marvel. He's saved! At least for now. SlashFilm reports ... “Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will MORE

Listen: Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” remix for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’


It's going to be hard for Fifty Shades of Grey to shake its Twilight comparisons: For starters, Fifty Shades start off as Twilight fanfiction (SERIOUSLY). Both movies are adaptations of terrible books that became inexplicably popular. Both feature abusive relationships that people just love to romanticize. And no matter how bad the movies are, at least the soundtracks are actually totally amazing. Case in point: Here's Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love" MORE

GIVEAWAY: Madonna’s “Living For Love” remixes!

Madonna "Living For Love"

Enter to win "Living For Love" remix CDs from Madonna! Five lucky winners will receive Madonna's "Living For Love" remix CD! To be entered for a chance to win ... 1. Like PopBytes on Facebook 2. Like Madonna on Facebook 3. Follow @PopBytes on Twitter Follow @PopBytes 4. Tweet the entire following message to your followers–include the link: I want to win @Madonna's #LivingForLove remix CD from MORE

So The Grammys Were Handed Out Last Night …

The 57th Grammy Awards Winners

Look, I'll be honest here: I actually have an entire screed I want to tack on here, but before I do that, let's get to the list of last night's Grammy award winners because hey–good for them–am I right? Record of the Year: Sam Smith “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)“ Song of the Year: Sam Smith “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)“ Album of the Year: Beck Morning Phase Best New Artist: Sam Smith Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: A MORE

Madonna is Now “Living For Love” on Youtube!

Madonna "Living For Love"

All right, we're going to get to the Grammy Awards in a bit, I swear. It's just that Madonna released a new music video over the weekend for "Living For Love," the lead single from her upcoming album Rebel Heart (due out March 10th) so we have to get to that first. Especially since she finally released it onto Youtube after initially releasing it on Snapchat or Imgur or whatever it is the kids are using to send around naked pictures these days. MORE

MAJOR: Erica Glyn’s ‘Dollars For Thieves’ EP

Erica Glyn Dollar For Thieves EP

There's a lot of talk about the nineties revival going through our culture right now. It's here. It's big. Get used to it.​ We want to wear crop tops again, we want everything to sound hazy and drug-induced ... on and on–and on. Erica Glyn's new EP, Dollars For Thieves is such a perfect throwback to the women of rock, Portishead and Sneaker Pimps. This is what every 'dream of the 90s' montage needs as a soundtrack. With nostalgia this MORE


Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike was one of those Hollywood novelties: A microbudget movie that sexualized men instead of women that went on to make back almost 24x its budget at the box office–keep in mind that's not even counting DVD sales, digital downloads or streaming! And of course, when a movie (which was actually a decent film, thanks to indie director Steven Soderbergh) is capable of making back TWENTY-FOUR TIMES ITS BUDGET, you best believe that they're MORE