Popular mainstream music lacks idiosyncrasy or memorable distinction as a matter of design. And so long as the music industry willfully avoids these qualities, we'll just have to find our pop music characters elsewhere.
Two-thirds of our most hated celebrities are women, and females count for seven of the top 10 slots. What makes Gwyneth Paltrow 20 times more hateable than Chris Brown?
Rihanna could have made a difference. Instead, she will go down in hip-hop history as the girl who went running back.
The n-word is overused, misused and socially abused on sites like Facebook and Twitter all the time. And while we act as if Rihanna has done something extraordinarily taboo, I challenge you to check the Instagram accounts and tweets of many other hip-hop artists and friends.
It's been said, "Any press is good press." I don't know if I fully agree with that statement. But I can see where this phrase could prove true and, in some situations, any amount of press could be of benefit to someone. If properly used.
Anthony, it's understandable that you think, given that yours was a virtual gaffe, that perhaps you might be let back into public life. But we're going to have to break it to you that the fact is we don't want a mayor whose erection we can call to mind.
Is it heartbreaking and sad to see Rihanna and Chris Brown together? Of course it is. It's an awkward and confusing position to be in as fans of Rihanna and spectators in the life she reveals to the general public, but placing blame on her simply isn't helpful.
What's more controversial than a hip-hop star beating his pop-star girlfriend so badly she can't sing at their Grammy gig that night? SVU portraying a barely-fictionalized version of their relationship, which ends with the guy killing the girl.
Valentine's Day traditionally brings several pages in newspaper classified sections featuring tiny black hearts followed by romantic messages. Perhaps it's a blessing that print editions are dying -- there's something creepy about all those black hearts, as if they bear a curse.
The challenge is getting Chris out of his head, into his heart and body so that he can fully understand the personality of rage and the punitive price he is paying for allowing it to abide in his life.
"The thing women have yet to understand is nobody gives you power. You just take it," said Roseanne Barr as she climbed the heights in Hollywood, taking power, and not apologizing.
Saying goodbye to you during the "30 Rock" series finale was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. But my sadness can never overcome the overwhelming feeling of gratitude I have towards your fictitious, fabulous self.
Parents now have another thing to worry about with their kids and technology -- celebrity "swatting" calls.
Just because certain individuals have more people watching them, does this mean they should have a different set of rules?
Now that 2012 is over, it's always interesting to look back and see what our favorite Hollywood couples have been doing in the romance department and make some predictions of what will happen in the year to come.
Hey there 2013. It's so nice to finally meet you. I've heard a lot about you from your predecessor, and I'm sorry I was so out of commission yesterday that I missed your actual first day in the office. I know you've got some big shoes to fill, but I'm excited to see what you're made of.