So, okay, Phillip Phillips, the American Idol winner, wasn't awful at the National Anthem before last night's World Series Game 1. And tonight's singer is Matthew Morrison, who plays a character on another Fox TV show some people watch, called Glee.
After that, though, the singers doing "The Star S ... More >>
It's that time of year again. This Sunday, a crowd of 25,000 is expected to gather at Golden Gate Park to begin a 6.2-mile trek across the city to raise millions for the San Francisco Aids Foundation and other Bay Area HIV/AIDS organizations.
The 26th Annual SF AIDS Walk claims the money raised by ... More >>
Yesterday, we found out from a British music news website that, like Santa Claus, Barack Obama keeps a "Nice" list -- or rather a list of people he wants to have supporting him in his re-election campaign. We've seen the list, and alongside all of the alphabetized politicians, business and sports ... More >>
So, this week The X Factor -- Simon Cowell's new reality show/ singing competition -- arrived on U.S. screens for the first time, and we've already had two nights of occasionally exciting, often harrowing, auditions. In case you missed it on Wednesday and last night, the operating principle is ex ... More >>
Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs: Now safe for TV!
Not every TV appearance warrants a note, but this one sure does: tUnE-yArDs, the Oakland-based art-pop project of one supremely talented lady by the name of Merril Garbus, will make its late night TV debut tonight. This is but the latest in a bre ... More >>
Yesterday, Perez Hilton announced (in his usual fawning,
sycophantic way) that this year -- on May 31, to be precise -- there will be a Glee music awards show. We now officially feel like the cast of that
show is so damn ubiquitous, its members might as well be breaking into our homes at
night and ... More >>
Terry RichardsonVisiting San Francisco Mezzanine this Monday is one of the world's most versatile DJs, Montreal's Alain Macklovitch, better known as A-Trak. He's recognized for running the Fool's Gold label, working as Kanye West's touring DJ, and dominating the DMC World Championship 11 yea ... More >>
AuntJuli/FlickrLast night, Showtime aired the first installment of The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants, a look inside the lives and clubhouse of our defending World Series champions. The 30-minute premiere acted as preview for the series, which doesn't technically start until Ju ... More >>
You may have seen Dave Grohl a few days ago giving Glee creator Ryan Murphy a good verbal kicking for acting like a prissy pants (no surprise there -- have you seen that show?) every time an artist refuses to let him use their music for the series. Grohl -- clearly the eternally sane voice in a worl ... More >>
In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to:
8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay...
8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride perform "Natural Woman" together, then take i ... More >>
1weddingsource.comIt's Sylvia, bitch!Was the Britney Spears Glee episode this week not sweet enough for you? Top Chef: Just Desserts tried to carry out the same overhyped (school) spirit on last night's episode. Unfortunately, both Glee and Top Chef were misses compared to last week's crazine ... More >>
Judge Joseph TauroThe story of the week: A federal judge in Massachusetts declared that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - passed by Congress in 1996 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton - violates the U.S. Constitution.
In his decision, Judge Joseph Tauro (A fiery young radical aged ... More >>
Local pop songwriter Thao Nguyen of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down started collaborating with Glee's Dianna Agron over Skype, where they bonded over a shared passion for "singing and dancing." The result of those laptop chats is a video--featuring a lot of energetic lip syncing by a variet ... More >>
And by good, we mean hilarious and strangely affecting. The user-submitted audition vids for Glee, Fox's teen singing dramedy, inspire heaps of schadenfreude. They also raise the question of how fame could possibly be worth such shameless public humiliation. But some of these vids--even some of ... More >>
Elle Magazine interviewed Matthew Morrison, who plays the adorable singing school teacher in popular Fox show, Glee, in the latest issue and the resulting interview was less than awesome. In addition to asking the actor is he ever does anything to "suppress" his "gayest traits" (like singing and dan ... More >>