Recently, in an interview with Hello! Magazine, that sappy dude with Ashton Kutcher hair, James Blunt, apologized for his double-platinum song "Beautiful." Referring to it as "force-fed down people's throats" and "annoying," Blunt has openly admitted his grim misdeed in writing the 2005 anthem for t ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow -- and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
On Wednesday, for the fifth year running, Hudson Middle School recognized Peace One Day -- an "international event to build peace awareness," in the words of administrators.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Ernie Leidiger owes over $100,000 in overdue taxes, blames Obama That's all well and good, but some parent ... More >>
Meat cute to the max
It might not seem like a big deal that much-maligned Australian band Jet announced their "discontinuation as a group" on Tuesday. Most of the people who will read this post had long ago written off Jet as sell-out, half-assed imitators who got lucky once, but we all know deep down that's not true ... More >>
Sex trafficking is just plain evil, and it's illegal, but a 10-year-review of law enforcement data shows that the heinous crime appears far less prevalent in America than much-hyped data suggests. Village Voice Media examined a decade's worth of arrests for juvenile prostitution in the natio ... More >>
Is there life after Black Swan?
Sometime after immortalizing Gen Y idiocy in That 70's Show and Dude, Where's My Car? and sometime prior to re-branding himself as a Nikon pitchman, Ashton Kutcher executive-produced and hosted an MTV show called Punk'd where he orchestrated over-the-top pranks, usually at the expense of other b ... More >>
The Smirnoff Ice fad: Drop and drinkIn case you haven't heard, Bros Icing Bros is the latest inexplicable fad to make its way across the country. It's essentially a drinking game themed on Smirnoff Ice malt beverages: Hand one to a guy (apparently it's illegal to ice women, the drink's target ... More >>
Get Him to the GreekGet Him to the Greek is a mess as a movie--but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. Besides Russell Brand's new film, your best bet might be a movie made in 1927--the newly restored classic Metropolis, in a weeklong run at the Lagoon. OPENING SEE: Get Him to the Greek Jonah ... More >>
Garry Marshall's foray into cupid's holiday is a total pass
Read the recap of local fighters battling for a Strikeforce contract.
Politics and blatant self promotion usually go hand in hand, but not so much when it comes to Twitter and our fine elected representatives.
It's a true party in God's house. There's no better way to say goodbye to the single life.
The Iowa State Fair will include a butter sculpture of a moonwalking Michael Jackson this year.
For two entrepreneurial chefs, street food means grass-fed bison burgers andtorched-to-order crème brûlée
Estevez's star-studded hero porn blames RFK's murder for our ills
'Death of a President' and other film fest trigger-pullers blow away dissent
The other night on Punk'd, Ashton Kutcher claimed he was about to "reap havoc"[sic] on some wannabe Gen-Y flava-making celebs by, well, reaping them a new one in front of millions of viewers who are already so sick of their ubiqitous faces they'd rather be watching Hollywood Squares for the lack-of- ... More >>
'The Jacket' draws a line in the sands of time
Is it cool to write a book about being cool in America?
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
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