Bobcat Goldthwait Reads PopEater 'More Than a Middle-Aged Man Probably Should'

Posted Mar 23rd 2011 at 10:30 PM by Jason Newman

On a recent episode of WTF, a popular podcast hosted by stand-up comic Marc Maron, filmmaker and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait was discussing his sex life when he, long story short, outed his love for PopEater. We wanted to know more. If the only thing you remember about Goldthwait is his trademark screech in films like the 'Police Academy' franchise, there's a lot to catch up on. In recent years,...

Gaga's 'Born This Way' vs. Britney's 'Hold It Against Me': Which Video Wins?

Posted Mar 2nd 2011 at 10:45 PM by Jason Newman

The gooey egg or the paint-splattered wedding dress? With the recent premieres of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' and Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me,' the two biggest female vocalists in music set themselves up for a diva-off on par with the Britney/Christina pop-tart battle a decade ago. But like 'Highlander,' there can only be one (OK, not really, but just go with it). To aid your decision...

Is Lil' Kim Dissing Nicki Minaj Just to Stay Relevant?

Posted Feb 17th 2011 at 11:13 PM by Jason Newman

Pop-Ed: Rapper Lil' Kim is out to reclaim her erstwhile position at the top of the female rapper food chain by doing what any desperate rapper does to get back into the spotlight: Start beef with the younger competition. Those familiar with 'All About Eve' will recognize the story, with newcomer Nicki Minaj playing Eve Harrington to Kim's Margo Channing. Now, Kim's ratcheted up the stakes,...

Is 'Spider-Man' Musical Beyond Repair? Critical Drubbing Clouds Opening

Posted Feb 12th 2011 at 02:00 PM by Jason Newman

Will the initial round of arachnophobia among the nations' theater critics bring down 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,' director Julie Taymor's $65 million production set to open March 15? A slew of reviews were published earlier this week and the overall consensus was clear: the show is not exactly a critical darling, with reviewers calling it "a shrill, insipid mess," (Washington Post)...

What Would You Do For Sold-Out Coachella Tickets? Some Will Stop at Nothing

Posted Feb 1st 2011 at 06:29 PM by Jason Newman

Last week, organizers of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the popular annual concert held in Indio, Calif., announced that one week after going on sale, all 75,000 VIP and general admission tickets were sold out. According to Paul Tollett, promoter for festival organizer Goldenvoice, it was the fastest sellout in the festival's 12-year history. The denizens of Craigslist,...

Eminem Plans a Return to the Big Screen, But Can He Forge a Successful Acting Career?

Posted Jan 13th 2011 at 03:30 PM by Jason Newman

Nine years after his electrifying performance in the semi-autobiographical '8 Mile,' Eminem is planning his return to film in the upcoming thriller 'Random Acts of Violence.' The reclusive rapper, whose 2010 album 'Recovery' was the best-selling album of the year, continues to work his way back into the national consciousness with a series of upcoming film roles. In addition to 'Violence,' the...

The 11 Best (And One Worst) Jay-Z and Kanye West Collaborations

Posted Jan 6th 2011 at 11:25 PM by Jason Newman

Depending on who you ask, 'Watch the Throne,' the collaborative album between Jay-Z and Kanye West, will be released either this week or March 1. Def Jam, West's record label, is mum for now, but regardless of the release date, the album will continue the 10-year musical relationship between the two artists. Beginning with 2000's 'This Can't Be Life' off Jay-Z's 'The Dynasty: Roc La Familia,'...

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