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Arcade Fire Delivers Wake Up Call With The Suburbs

Joe Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joe Vogel

Arcade Fire has created a masterpiece. The Suburbs is no Muse-like expression of juvenile angst and conspiracy. It is piercingly honest, complex and often ambivalent.

Breakthrough in Teamsters Talks; Deal Ratified

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

In a surprising development, Hollywood Teamsters leaders at a standing room only membership meeting this morning asked the membership to ratify a two year contract proposed by the studios.

Teamsters Ratify Contract; Hollywood Strike Averted

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Hollywood Teamsters leaders asked the membership to ratify a 2 year contract proposed by the studios. The membership then voted to ratify, ending the possibility of a strike that could have shuttered production.

Teamsters, studios fail to break stalemate

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Talks between the studios and Hollywood Teamsters Local 399 ended late Friday night with no movement and no new negotiating sessions scheduled. The u...

Transportation strike could paralyze Hollywood

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Believe it or not, Hollywood may be headed for another work stoppage in just two weeks. In 2007-2008, the Writers Guild struck, shuttering television ...

An Open Letter to Lindsay Lohan: You need the right kind of friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Lindsay, Anyone who isn't living under a rock has already heard you were sentenced to 90 days in the LA County Jail for violating your DUI proba...

Emmy For Outstanding Comedy Series: Who Should Win?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In light of last week's announcement of the 2010 Emmy nominees, let's take a look at this year's nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series and the winner...

John Legend Talks New Album With The Roots, Politics And Twitter

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

"We were kinda inspired by what was going on with the election and all the increased levels of activism and optimism, and we wanted to make an album that captured that sentiment."

Reality TV: It's Time to Get Real

Tim Mihalsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mihalsky

Reality TV "stars" can never get away from the angel or demon created by the producers. This is a slippery slope and the more lies that are spread will only end in disaster for the star, the show or the network.

Stage Door: The Grand Manner, A Winter's Tale

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Katherine Cornell, known as the greatest American stage actress of the 20th century, is little remembered today. Yet she reigned for decades, heralded for her powerful performances and glamorous personae.

Don't Be Like Kate! He Forgets You? Forget Him!

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

No one could be more unforgettably gorgeous and stylish than starlet Kate Hudson -- so why do her boyfriends keep forgetting about her?

Eminem: On the Forefront of Public Relations

Tim Mihalsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tim Mihalsky

Every PR practitioner needs to take some advice from Eminem. Eminem's honesty leaves no room for the media to question him or TMZ the opportunity to have an exclusive on what drugs he did.

HuffPost Review: Court Yard Hounds, Plus a Conversation With CYH's Emily Robison & Martie Maguire

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

An interview with the Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, who have recently recorded an album under their rootsy alter ego Court Yard Hounds.

Americanarama: Conversations with Dave Barnes and Mark Olson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation With Dave Barnes Mike Ragogna: Hey Dave. Dave Barnes: (singing) I believe the children are our future. MR: (laughs) Speaking of ch...

Musicians Play a New (Media) Tune

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The American Federation of Musicians and the studios signed a new deal... four months ago. But don't feel like we're late to the party -- the deal doesn't seem to have been reported in the press.

The Kids Are Alright, but Is the Rest of America?

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The Kids Are All Right by Lisa Cholodenko, a film ballyhoo'ed from the Sundance fest to Berlin, yields the unmistakable taste of packaged food that's barely identifiable through the preservatives.

DGA to Negotiate on SAG & AFTRA's Heels

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The Directors Guild announced on its website today that it will begin negotiations with the AMPTP (studio alliance) in mid-November.

Don't Be A Plastic Surgery Nightmare

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

Life is about accepting who you are from the inside first. Stop trying to always fix yourself. Also, don't fix yourself externally unless you are willing to fix yourself internally first.

A Lesson in Realism and Resolve: What President Obama Can Learn From Lady Gaga

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rahim Kanani

Lady Gaga's continuous success in the face of gratuitous vilification may very well be the one lesson that saves the Obama Presidency.

Interview With Sarah Silverman: Advice for Bedwetters Everywhere!

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Caitlin Colford

Sarah Silverman braved the rain to greet fans at Urban Outfitters in Manhattan and sign her memoir The Bedwetter.

Silly Lawsuit Against SAG Dismissed; and More

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Remember the lawsuit that former SAG president Alan Rosenberg and three other Membership First members (1st VP Anne-Marie Johnson and board members Diane Ladd and Kent McCord) filed against their own union?

The Imagine Project: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This modern legend is considered one of the greatest innovators and most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, and Herbie Hancock's music continues to transcend jazz's stereotype.

The Social Media Genius of Kim Sherrell

2morrowknight | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
2morrowknight

Kim Sherell uses her famed ArtWalk to break down cultural barriers and inspires us to use the very best of our imagination.

Tribeca 2010: Notes From Under the Red Carpet

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The start of the 2010 Tribeca International Film Festival was christened with fitting pizazz Tuesday night by a Vanity Fair party at Manhattan's State Supreme Courthouse on Centre Street.

A Master of Kung Folk: a Conversation With Benjamin Taylor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

If Benjamin Taylor had made one album and it was 2008's The Legend Of Kung Folk, he would have fulfilled his creative contract with the music gods.