After centuries of being objectified, our chief feminist demand, as reflected by the stars we've elevated to celebrity status, is the right to be sexy. This is, to put it bluntly, farcically sad.
Have you watched the news recently and just been depressed when it ended? I was recently looking at the headlines and remembered again why I don't spend much time there. I sure don't find many stories that make my life richer.
Collecting autographs has always been a favorite hobby. I've been hooked ever since snagging John Elway's signature on a picture I drew of the quarter...
One of the most intriguing aspects about attending a St. Vincent concert is the anticipation. What will Annie Clark do next?
The august Roseland Ballroom had Lady Gaga get all wistful over the impending closure, it was quite a moment for the music fans who have drunk on the music that was born within its walls, it was quite a moment. In that sense, the "Poker Face" musician is in for a residency program. When she ends it, Roseland would call it a day too.
Promising nothing less eccentric than a thong and torn fishnets, native New Yorker, Lady Gaga delivered a stellar, sold out performance as homage to the ballroom's final guest-or shall I say, Little Monsters.
Gaga, as the lyrics to one of her songs points out, lives for the applause. In this the first of seven shows closing down the legendary Roseland Ballroom, Mother Monster proved to be in fine form. If Gaga is over, she clearly didn't get the memo.
While, I will fully admit that I don't get everything that Gaga does, there is no doubt that she is talented.
To a large extent, this year's SXSW Music Conference felt like an extension of the Interactive portion that preceded it; a brand-sponsored networking event with musical entertainment. It's not about the fans and press anymore, it's just not.
She said what I am sure others wanted to say. Yet, very few did. She did not "slam" Lady Gaga like the media portrayed it. She did not "blast" her either. She did not really say anything negative about her and at the end even told her she was a fan.
First and foremost, we are an organization that conducts our charitable activity directly, and we fund our own work. We are not a grant-maker that funds the work of other charities, and were never intended to be.
So, when it's all said and done, "The @Pack" is actually the best group of role models thus far. For all the people who want to bash them, Hollywood actually needs more young class acts like these.
Surprisingly, once we explore the symbolism, I think a lot of women will be able to relate to Lady Gaga's dream.
Although much can be said of Shirley's stardom, much can also be said of the graceful way she transitioned from that stardom. When audiences became less interested in Shirley the teenager, she found other paths where she could shine. And she did it without twerking.
This month's top 10 list is as eclectic as they come. From the Top 40, you'll find a trio of collaborations featuring Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore, and Shakira.
In case you're not familiar (and if you're not, WHO ARE YOU?), the Golden Raspberry Award (Razzie for short) is bestowed upon the junkiest, worst acted/written/directed movies in the business.