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Pop Goes the Pope

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Watkins

Finally, John Lennon can truly rest in peace. The Vatican has forgiven him, and his fellow Beatles, in what could well be the worst attempt ever to change the subject.

Phil Spector Assaulted In Jail: Report | Rush & Molloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Has Phil Spector gotten a bloody taste of jail-yard justice? The hot-tempered music legend is minding his tongue after having several teeth knocked ou...

The Perfect Semitic Storm: Five Reasons Everybody Should Buy the New Christmas Albums by Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan And Barry Manilow This Season

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Don't crucify me, but sometimes it takes a Jew to make truly great Christmas music. Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas" poolside at the Arizona Biltmore.

The Best Holiday CD Ever Made (See If You Don't Agree)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

There are many morals to the Phil Spector story, but I prefer to turn away from this sad tale to what may well have been his greatest triumph. I mean: A Christmas Gift for You, the best holiday album ever made.

Compact Reviews Of This Week's Compact Discs, For Those Who Still Care: #2

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

The big music news this week, and quite possibly the biggest news in the compact disc world since the release of The Beatles catalogue back in 1987, is the reissue and remastering of Debbie Harry's 1981 solo release "Koo Koo." I KID!

Songwriting Legend Ellie Greenwich Gone at 68

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ellie Greenwich became one of the U.S.'s top songwriters in the sixties, and she is most famous for having co-penned classics such as "Be My Baby" and "Chapel Of Love."

Inside Phil Spector's Life Sentence: Death Threats And Visits From His Model Wife

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Music legend-cum-murderer Phil Spector is whining about being locked up in a "snake pit" of a prison with such other high-profile killer nutjobs as Ch...

Phil Spector's Wife: I'm Not A Gold Digger, We Had Frequent Sex

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Phil Spector is in jail and his wife is speaking out. 28-year-old Rachelle Spector is giving interviews, on camera (at end of story), to the AP and to...

Phil Spector and the Death of Madness Chic

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Time, the great equalizer, has done more than bring Phil Spector down. It has sent him straight to hell.

Amazing Coincidences Between Phil Spector and Arlen Specter!

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

Phil Spector: Until now, was always the biggest wacko at the party
Arlen Specter: Until now, was in the party with the biggest wackos

A Prison Gift for Phil Spector from an Ex-Fan

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

This playlist is to be played only in Mono, preferably in Solitary.

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: Phil Spector, Louise Bourgeois and the Poor of Peru

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

At a documentary festival one has the impression of being among a noble group of people actively reflecting on the world (and what makes it better, a world not their own).

HuffPost Review: Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bruce, arm-in-arm with his old E Street gang, seems to be working on his own dream of growing old, not just gracefully, but significantly.

Phil Spector Wears Obama Button To Murder Trial

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama got some unusual support on Tuesday from music producer and alleged murderer Phil Spector. Spector, on trial for second d...

Jason Linkins

Phil Spector Destroys Obama Campaign With Endorsement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Wonkette, we learn that Senator Barack Obama has got another round of renouncing and denouncing to do, this time because kooky record producer-sla...

Phil Spector Endorses Obama At Own Murder Trial

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gee, thanks, Phil. They keep coming, these dubious endorsements. But, hey, any publicity in a political campaign -- except crooked friends, indictmen...