Earlier this year, I heard of an audition that was happening in Los Angeles for the Janet Jackson tour. I didn't think I would actually get it but decided just to try it out.
"I am not a singer/singer. I'm not an actor/actor. I'm a singer/actor who is performing his own fantasy." Thus is the mission statement of Kuba Ka, the Hollywood media-anointed "God of Pop."
Whatever the subject, she simply needs to remind us that she's a great artist, a singular one more than capable of delivering a potent album-length statement, before she she worries about proving that she can still hit #1. The less concerned she is with having a hit, the less having a hit will matter.
Unlike abortion and health care, the new battle in the culture wars features a topic on which potential candidates from both sides of the political aisle are likely to agree: indecency is bad and parents today need all the help they can get from the government.
In my adopted hometown of Washington, DC, we are blessed with three major airports, in addition to lots of prominent figures and entertaining scandals from which to derive fodder for alternate airport names.
Bickram Ghosh: When the three of us sat together we realized that there was a palpable chemistry and we were even able to create the song "Jal De" in record time which then was used to create a reference mood by Mr. Malik when he started shooting.
In honor of the fourth season of A Spoonful of Paolo and to celebrate the tremendous work Paolo and Patrick have poured into this series, I am pleased to countdown my 10 all-time favorite episodes of A Spoonful of Paolo, including the one-word that Paolo and Patrick have each shared to describe the chosen episodes.
I'm pro-net neutrality, but anti-1934-style strangulation. Where does that leave me? According to the approaches under consideration, I may soon be a man without a country. Good thing the Internet, at least for now, doesn't require a passport.
The FCC has claimed that the demand for real Net Neutrality doesn't yet match another major FCC-related outcry: Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl. But the FCC is comparing apples and oranges.
Beyoncé is all about control, and because of that she may be the best entertainer on the planet right now. Sensuality can be about control, sex can be about control, but the idea of losing yourself in another person -- I don't get that when I listen to Bey.
Janet Jackson exposes one breast for half a second and her brand is vilified beyond repair, while a decade later lead singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea expose their breasts for minutes, not seconds, and the American pubic deems it business as usual. Something does not add up here.
The disparate treatment of Janet Jackson and The Red Hot Chili Peppers reveals a gaping double standard. We like to think of ourselves as modern, but in 2014, nude male performers are considered sexy, while women doing the exact same thing are called sluts.
Jackson simply had the bad luck to be a black woman in possession of a nipple. Even today, we see the policing of women's bodies -- and their breasts in particular -- by media gatekeepers.
The foundation of Boston's future success and economic viability is our schools.
Katherine Jackson testified that her son, Michael Jackson, took care of her every need. He...