Every month, Billy Joel performs in front of a sold out crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden. On Friday night, the "Piano Man" singer took the stage at Huntington, New York's intimate Paramount for a surprise three-song set alongside Joel cover band Big Shot, who were performing at the venue. With Big...
By now, you've no doubt read the hilariously outrageous, if somewhat homophobic, courtroom exchange between an accused murderer and the Georgia judge who refused his request for a new public defender. In the course of 10 minutes, defendant Denver Allen's profanity-laden insults towards "Fuckman-Ass" Judge Bryant Durham devolved from bold declarations about...
The upcoming blockbuster Suicide Squad has dropped the video for the soundtrack cut "Sucker for Pain," featuring a Suicide Squad-like assortment of MCs – Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Logic – alongside rockers Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors. The video sees all six artists involved performing their joint cut on...
Houston Texans defensive dynamo J.J. Watt dropped by The Tonight Show Friday to engage Jimmy Fallon in a showdown of Egg Russian Roulette. In the not-so-deadly game, Fallon and Watt picked an egg, each decorated like a mini-football, from a carton of a dozen. Of those 12 eggs, six were raw and...
Kanye West debuted his music video for The Life of Pablo track "Famous" Friday night at a watch party at Los Angeles' Forum, where a 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. PST crowd witnessed perhaps the most provocative, controversial video of West's career thus far. The Forum event was live streamed via Tidal,...
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle will co-write and produce a biopic about his life with the Southern rock band. The film, tentatively titled Free Bird, also focuses on one of the music's most tragic moments: The 1977 plane crash that claimed the lives of six people, including his friend and...
A federal judge ruled Friday that auctioneers could not proceed with the sale of Whitney Houston's 1986 Emmy Award. A temporary restraining order was issued against both Heritage Auctions and the late singer's estate to prevent the auction of Houston's Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music...
Aziz Ansari has penned a scathing op-ed slamming Donald Trump's "xenophobic rhetoric" throughout the mogul's presidential campaign and especially in the aftermath of the tragic Orlando shooting. "Today, with the presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and others like him spewing hate speech, prejudice is reaching new levels," Ansari wrote for the New...
Bernie Worrell, keyboardist for Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 72. "Bernie transitioned Home to The Great Spirit," Worrell's wife Judie wrote on Facebook Friday. "Rest in peace, my love -- you definitely made the world a better...
The makers of the Warcraft movie did everything right. They tapped a video game universe with an immense collection of lore and backstories as source material. Director Duncan Jones had indie cred, a commercial and critical hit in Source Code, and a verifiable history of love for the games he was...
"If you're not going to suck my dick, sir, I don't want to be here," the inmate says to the court. "OK. I've enjoyed this," the judge responds. Thus concluded murder suspect Denver Fenton Allen's actual, real-life pre-trial hearing in a Georgia courtroom last week, which was brought to the public's...
In a historic referendum, Britain voted to leave the European Union, leaving a wave of economic uncertainty that has left many musicians and entertainment industry members crestfallen and outraged.  On Friday, British musicians like Blur's Damon Albarn and British indie pop band Bastille used the stages of Glastonbury Festival as a platform. "Democracy failed...
Erykah Badu directed the humorous clip for her collaboration with Robert Glasper, "Maiysha (So Long)." Glasper's versions of Miles Davis' recordings, Everything's Beautiful, is out now. In the video, Badu plays a "neurotic, beatnik chanteuse" named Sarah Bellam who is seen backstage before a show. She argues with her keyboardist and...
Across her diverse filmography, Blake Lively has hung tough against the menaces of gun-toting criminals (The Town, Hick, Savages), mean rich teens (Gossip Girl), aging (The Age of Adaline), moving away from your friends (the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films), and being in Green Lantern (Green Lantern). Yet her latest project — the watery survival flick...
Two weeks into the investigation into the tragic Orlando shooting that killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub, FBI investigators have been unable to uncover persuasive evidence corroborating reports that the shooter, Omar Mateen, previously frequented the club, used gay dating apps or pursued gay relationships, The Associated Press reports citing...
"Never, ever lose your sense of outrage," Bernie Sanders told a raucous crowd at Manhattan's Town Hall theater Thursday evening. His "Where We Go From Here" speech, billed as a roadmap for sanguine Sanderistas still bullish on his candidacy and everything it represents, was partly about ginning up that sense...
Schoolboy Q's crew smokes weed, jokes around and cruises through the streets of Los Angeles in the rapper's sprawling video for "By Any Means," a track from his upcoming Blank Face LP. The clip finds Schoolboy's friends running red lights, outrunning police and scoping out jewelry at a pawn shop.  Schoolboy alternates between...
The Cure's ongoing world tour brought them to New York City's Madison Square Garden this week for an incredible three-night stand. Without a new album to support, Robert Smith and his band group dug deep into their catalog and broke out classics like "Fascination Street" and "Disintegration" along with newer tracks...
If you think Rob Gronkowski is an intimidating human being, imagine having to raise him and his four brothers (all of whom are basically the same size) in their early years. Maybe that's why the Gronk parents tried to keep things as simple as possible for themselves when their children were...
The fourth season of Netflix's smash dramedy Orange Is the New Black, released last week, has already made seismic pop-cultural shockwaves across the Internet with its new depths of dark realism and shocking twists. But when star Kate Mulgrew joined Rolling Stone for an exclusive interview, she had bigger matters on her mind than series plot spoilers.  In the...