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Bobbi Kristina Brown is ‘awake,’ her father Bobby Brown says

Bobbi Kristina Brown is “awake” after spending months in a coma, her father told concert-goers in Dallas, Texas on Saturday. “I can say today, my baby’s awake. She’s watching me,” Bobby Brown said at the event, according to a video recording of the comments that were posted online by his sister on Sunday. It is the first sign […]

ACM Awards 2015: Miranda Lambert wins basically everything; best and worst moments

The Academy of Country Music Awards — so many mysteries. We do not know why Miranda Lambert continues to be an unstoppable force at country award shows. Or why Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan were the hosts, but didn’t really do much. Or why no one told the winners which way they were supposed to face the camera […]

The Church of Scientology aired a new commercial during the ACM Awards

The Church of Scientology is known for shelling out ad dollars during popular TV events — the controversial religious organization has bought commercials during the Super Bowl in certain markets for the last three years. Likewise, the church aired another commercial during the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night. Not anywhere near a Super Bowl-sized […]

How Taylor Swift really, truly said goodbye to country music at the ACM Awards

In a fairly blatant attempt to drive ratings to its broadcast on Sunday night, the Academy of Country Music Awards announced it would present Taylor Swift with a Milestone Award. The honor, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the ACMs, was given to seven artists who made a major impact in the genre. Swift, of course, […]

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Who’s in charge in here?

Let’s get right to it. These are the five most important developments of this season’s second episode of “Game of Thrones.” 1. Jon Snow elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch Jon Snow’s day did not start off particularly well. He was given a stern talking to by Stannis (the one true king) for putting […]

It’s time to admit that Kristen Stewart is a good actress

Kristen Stewart’s reputation precedes her. Her name tends to prompt three thoughts, often in this order: She is the girl from those terrible vampire movies. The one who was caught on camera kissing a married man. The one who walks the red carpet with a slouch, a smirk and a little stink eye. Time to […]

‘Sábado Gigante’s’ Don Francisco speaks about the end of an era

On Saturday, Don Francisco, the host of Univision show “Sábado Gigante,” commented on the news that the popular Miami-based variety show will be going off the air after a 53-year run. It was not a “moment of sadness” but one of triumph, Francisco said as he addressed the show’s studio audience. “Today, with great pride — […]

Lilly Pulitzer’s fashion line for Target debuted today — and basically sold out today

It has been on the minds of Lilly Pulitzer fans and detractors for months, but on Sunday, it finally happened. The famously preppy brand made its Target debut, bringing the fashion line best described as a cheaper, Southern version of Kate Spade to the masses. And people freaked out. At stores nationwide, the floral and pastel-colored […]

This video perfectly describes your upstairs neighbors

If you live in an apartment building, especially an older one, have you ever uttered this sentence? “It sounds like bowling balls!” Bowling balls, elephants, construction — when you live below another apartment, it can seem like your neighbors are intentionally wreaking havoc on your sleep schedule. Chances are what’s causing the movements of humans above you to sound […]

Even PBS isn’t immune to Hollywood’s big PR machine — or the influence of Ben Affleck

If ever there was a safe space for Ben Affleck to discover and reveal something as grave as the revelation that his ancestors once owned slaves, it would be PBS. “Finding Your Roots” is a show about history and genealogy, completely devoid of sensationalism. The draw is the famous people who agree to reveal their family’s lineage as […]

Here’s who was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ringo Starr and Miley Cyrus are in the same room. Stevie Wonder is yards away from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is hanging out with John Legend. And everybody’s there to talk about the music. The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was as star-studded as ever, displaying in sound […]

‘Anne of Green Gables’ actor Jonathan Crombie has died

Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie, beloved for his role as Gilbert Blythe in “Anne of Green Gables,” has died. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) reported that his death, on April 15 in New York City, was caused by a brain hemorrhage. He was 48. “He was funny, he was sweet, he loved acting, he loved comedy […]

Are country music award shows obsessed with Miranda Lambert? Look at the numbers.

“And the award goes to … Miranda Lambert!” How many times have you heard that phrase? If you’ve tuned in to a country music award show in the last decade, probably quite a few times. It’s gotten to the point where even the country singer herself seems a bit weary as she walks to the […]

‘Orphan Black’ Season 3 premiere: Producers answer 10 burning questions

Well hello there, male clones — you’re terrifying. The Season 3 premiere of BBC America’s addicting, convoluted “Orphan Black” was in fine form Saturday night, as there were about a million storylines spiraling all at once, in addition to a new scary set of military clones. For a quick rundown: The Dyad Institute is just starting to […]

Sorting the spoils of Record Store Day? Try that Japanese self-help book everyone’s talking about.

On Saturday afternoon, music fans across this land will walk home from Record Store Day — an annual viking pillage celebrating mom-and-pop record shops — with armfuls of vinyl and a question: Where to pile the plunder? It’s a typical conundrum for those of us who still collect recorded music on the physical plane. Our […]

Barry Louis Polisar has been making kids laugh for 40 years. What’s his secret?

Sit on the floor, the children were told: “Crisscross, applesauce.” Listening ears on, everyone. Hands in your lap! (Hands in your lap, Kimmy.) For here on the stage of their very own Mechanicsville Elementary School was a man so renowned that educators call him months in advance, cash at the ready, asking him to please, […]

‘Sábado Gigante’ to end after 53 years on air, Univision confirms

It’s the end of another TV era: Univision announced on Friday morning that “Sábado Gigante,” the hugely successful show that was a mainstay on Spanish TV for 53 years, will end after this current season. Saturday, Sept. 19 is the date set for the final show, which holds the record for the longest-running variety show […]

‘Scandal’ recap Season 4, Episode 19: The return of Papa Pope

What’s the price of justice? That was the question explored on this week’s episode of “Scandal” which, despite Papa Pope’s return, was kind of a downer. But the episode was big on continuity. David Rosen continued to lead the charge on taking down B613. Fitz, unaware of the plan to take down Rowan, focused his efforts on […]

Here are all the reasons Nicki Minaj could be trolling us with her maybe-engagement to Meek Mill

The first rule of Celebrity Gossip Club? Question everything. Even marriages. Even babies. And especially relationships. As such, we submit exhibit eleventy billion, two hundred thirty eight million and five: the (possible) engagement of one Nicki Minaj and her new Prince Charming, Meek Mill. Wednesday, Minaj posted a picture on Instagram of a giant heart-shaped ring […]

Cannes Film Festival, the capital of preening PR stunts, bans red carpet selfies

Celebrities aren’t generally told what they can and can’t do, but that’s about to change at the Cannes film festival, where organizers say red carpet selfies will be strongly discouraged this year. The reason is supposedly logistical. When stars stop to pose for themselves on the red carpet, it slows down a procession that’s already […]

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