One in every 43 venture-capital dollars in 2012 was invested in music-oriented startups, according to Digital Music News. "Is this a simple case of dumb money," the site asks, "or the beginnings of a totally new industry?" Why can't it be both?
Despite having an accomplished resume as an actor, writer, and producer, Jeffrey Ross is fine with the fact that many people recognize him as the dude from those legendary Comedy Central roasts. In fact, he hopes it will soon parlay into a regular series for the channel. He's taking it one step furt ... More >>
Justin Bieber: Is there anything more annoying than his stupid helmet hair, saccharine songs, creepy affinity for hitting on older women and tiny, little, smooth, smug face? Not yet, no. But if Ashton Kutcher gets his way, there may well be. For PerezHilton.com has just reported that not only would ... More >>
Bro-on-bro icing is the meme du jour. What started out as a fratboy prank in South Carolina has been picked up by Wall Street traders, A-list bloggers, San Francisco hiptards, and Fortune magazine, all within the space of two weeks. Apparently, the appeal of forcing your friends to down a 24-ounc ... More >>
Image of a VIP fence via Flickr/AdrantsNo annual festival, conference, or party will ever be as good as the first year you went. That's not what I'm talking about when I say that South by Southwest Interactive died this year. Earlier this week, Jolie O'Dell wrote the usual "Why SXSW Sucks" post. ... More >>
The man who created The Dukes of Hazzard -- and how long do you think that took? -- claims in court papers that those scalawags at Warner Brothers are swindling him out of his share of the profits for the 2005 Dukes movie. FREEZE FRAME. WAYLON JENNINGS VOICE-OVER: "I don't know 'bout you, but ... More >>
Lame psych thriller another low point for Mr. Costner
In this star-studded piece of hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFK's murder, but what about the man?
Coast Guard epic succumbs to watery cliches
Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen
A columnist defends himself, blames his bosses, and steps deeper into the ethical morass of accepting gifts
Acting the part at the exclusive, members-only club Otis
Brad and Angelina are out to kill each other. You may want a piece of them, too.
A romantic fantasy made by people with brains -- go figure
Can it be that Bernie and Ashton are better than Spencer and Sidney?
Talking to my doppelganger, Fog's Andrew Broder, on subjects ranging from war to penis
"I'm so crazy you have to put a bunch of a's in there to show just how craaaaaazy I am."
The story of a band named Hella, an unclassifiable sound, and tobacco products
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass, but not the sequel syndrome
Even if you dont know your exacta from a post parade, the racetrack can be a summer joy
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?