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Phil Spector

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.

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.

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!

Phil Spector Being Moved To 'Sensitive Needs' Yard In New Prison

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Music legend and convicted murderer Phil Spector, who complained recently about his prison quarters but later said he wanted to st...

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 C...

Phil Spector In 'Sensitive Needs' Area Of Prison

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Music legend Phil Spector has been assigned to a "sensitive needs facility" in California's largest state prison to serve his sent...

Phil Spector's New Mugshot - NO WIG

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A mug shot of Phil Spector released Wednesday reveals that prison has been a hair-raising experience for the legendary music produ...

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 SENTENCED: 19 Years To Life

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot through the ...

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.

Phil Spector found guilty of 2nd-degree murder

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Rock music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a film actress at his mansi...

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).

Prosecutor: Phil Spector A 'Demonic Maniac'

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector's defense attorney told a jury in closing arguments Tuesday that scientific evidence proves actress Lana Clarkson pul...

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...

Phil Spector Brandished Gun At Joan Rivers' Christmas Party, Jury Hears

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A security guard for Joan Rivers testified Monday in Phil Spector's murder retrial that the music producer was ejected from two of...

Jason Linkins

Phil Spector Destroys Obama Campaign With Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Phil Spector Sued Over $100,000 Hotel Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles hotel is suing Phil Spector, his wife and agent for failing to pay more than $100,000 in accommodations for lawyers ...

Round Two: Phil Spector Murder Trial Set, Again

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A judge who is waiting for a state Supreme Court decision on whether he will preside over Phil Spector's second murder trial went ...

Mistrial: Spectory Jury Can't Reach Decision

AP | Linda Deutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The murder trial of music producer Phil Spector ended in a mistrial Wednesday because of a deadlocked jury. All jurors told Superior Court Judge Lar...

Spector Jury Goes Back To Deliberate With "Unorthodox" Instrustions

AP | Linda Deutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jurors in Phil Spector's murder trial resumed deliberations after a two-day break with a new set of instructions from the judge that legal experts dee...