Most recent entries for January 2010


From Pink's daring acrobatics to the searing three-way throwdown courtesy of Drake, Eminem and Lil' Wayne, the 52nd annual Grammy Awards offered a number of standout moments -- and its share of lowlights (Jamie Foxx, I blame it on you).

The world's abuzz today with news of the iPad, the latest life-changing device from Steve Jobs and his band of wacky Apple elves. But in all the commotion over this cutting-edge technological development, we've lost sight of one important fact: the iPad is old news...

It's hard to believe, but bubble wrap -- that airy package-filler and oddly addictive time-waster -- has been providing bored folks with hours of endless popping for half a century.

Hip hop artist K'naan took some time out of his pre-show prep to share his thoughts about the situation in Haiti and why he felt compelled to participate in tonight's Canada for Haiti telethon.

By now, it’s almost standard procedure: a major natural disaster is often followed by a star-studded made-for-TV benefit concert. On Jan. 22, there are two in support of Haiti. The Hope for Haiti Now extravaganza will bring together Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Shakira, Dave Matthews. Canada for Haiti, meanwhile, will include entertainers like Celine Dion, the Tragically Hip and director James Cameron.

Here’s a look at the some of the most notable rock benefit shows over the years – and the invaluable contributions made by a host of rockers.

The late Paul Quarrington was celebrated as one of our country's great writers, but his passion for music was simply awesome.

R.I.P. Kate McGarrigle

Folk singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle, who died Monday, was a true national treasure.

NBC has not been on what you'd call a winning streak, but the network was smart enough to hire Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globe Awards. The irascible British comedian brought his A-game Sunday night. We collected his best lines.

R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass

Remembering the music of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, who died Wednesday at age 59.

R.I.P. Jay Reatard

Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard has died at age 29.

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