In the past few years, it seems like everyone has been picking on country music. As the genre becomes more and more dominated by good ol' boys looking for a good time, the term "bro country" has increasingly been used by music critics to pejoratively describe some of the most popular artists in coun ... More >>
ABC won't announce which pilots it's turning into full-blown series till May 17. But late last night, Deadline's Nellie Andreeva wrote that it's all but certain that exec producer Darren Star's adaptation of Kim Gatlin's book Good Christian Bitches -- set, of course, beneath The Bubble -- is a go ... More >>
At 3:33 a.m. on Saturday morning (Eastern Time), Erykah Badu debuted the above Matt & Kim-inspired video for her new single, "Window Seat," on her Web site. The single is the first off her New Amerykah Pt. II: Return of the Ankh album, which will be released for purchase tomorrow.And, just two d ... More >>
Saturday morning, from the South by Southwest shindig down in Austin, Pete wondered over on DC9 whether Erykah Badu would be playing Auditorium Shores, as expected, or Malaysia, as pictured. Turns out, she was heading to Austin after all -- but only after being delayed in Dallas, where police were d ... More >>
That's the word from Newsarama.com, which says that come November, the Arlington Convention Center will no longer be cram-packed with action figures, comic books and other fanboys favorites brought to the DFW courtesy the annual WizardWorld comic convention. Which comes as little surprise: Attendees ... More >>
Stephin Merritt uses Distortion to protect the Magnetic Fields from mothers everywhere
In his debut novel, Plano's Stefan Merrill Block makes peace with a family curse
No wonder all the bees are dying—Seinfeld's movie is embarrassing
At least I didn't run into Sean Penn in the bathroom ... So, which you like to hear about first -- what the AFI Dallas International Film Festival people are doing at the Toronto International Film Festival, or what I said to Sean Penn in the bathroom Saturday night after one of us had clearly had ... More >>
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