Is Kanye West Ready for Coachella? Is He Finished Ruining Big Events?

Posted Jan 27th 2011 at 01:45 PM by Matthew Shepatin

With Kanye West set to headline the final night of three-day sold-out music festival Coachella in April, the only question is whether the mercurial rapper/producer/Twitterer will spoil his own big moment. The talented Kanye is sure to give concertgoers a special treat -- though "special" could signify a mind-bogglingly impressive performance or mind-numbingly immature antics. With 'Ye, you neve...

Kevin Smith Plans to Ditch Hollywood, Redefine 'Indie'

Posted Jan 25th 2011 at 04:40 PM by Matthew Shepatin

Kevin Smith has a plan to bypass what he sees as a messed-up Hollywood studio system that ineffectively spends a vulgar amount on advertising dollars, mostly on films that aren't very good. He harped on the point -- and made headlines -- with a recent spot on the 'WTF with Marc Maron' podcast, citing his job helming 'Cop Out' as a majorly unsatisfactory experience in the big-budget world. Let's...

Shotguns and Totems: 17 Pop Culture Artifacts We Loved in 2010

Posted Dec 31st 2010 at 04:03 PM by Matthew Shepatin

Before we drop the ball, evacuate the dance floor, restore our sanity and bring our talents to South Beach, we had an item of unfinished business. Seventeen items, actually. That is, the things we'd want Denis Leary to save as the year in art and entertainment goes up in a blaze of glory. Which is to say, if all the artifacts in pop culture were trapped underground in Chile, which would we most ...

One Man's Quest to Not Watch Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman Make Out

Posted Nov 14th 2010 at 05:17 PM by Matthew Shepatin

Pop-Ed: This was supposed to be a write-up on how Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, who play rival ballerinas in Darren Aronofsky's critically-acclaimed 'Black Swan,' will revive their battle in real life by releasing two crazily-similar romantic comedies about the wisdom of bumping uglies with your close friend (Portman: 'No Strings Attached' // Kunis: 'Friends With Benefits'). But after pluggin...

Lady Starlight: How I Taught Lady Gaga to Rock Out

Posted Aug 31st 2010 at 06:00 AM by Matthew Shepatin

She cut a direct path up to Lady Starlight and put a dollar bill in her underwear. Stefani Germanotta, an NYU dropout celebrating her 20th birthday at her much-older boyfriend's Lower East Side rock club, St. Jerome's, was transfixed by this leather-studded hottie shaking her ass in the skimpiest leather thong in history. Germanotta's eyes lit up with fascination. Who is this girl? It was as...

'Pawn Stars' Hero Chumlee: 'Corey Lost 30 Pounds'

Posted Aug 16th 2010 at 04:13 PM by Matthew Shepatin

Big Hoss just might be downgrading to Little Hoss. Corey Harrison (above left), star of unlikely cable hit 'Pawn Stars,' has shed 20 to 30 pounds, says longtime best friend and co-star Chumlee. "Everybody will be surprised to see how good Corey looks," Chumlee tells PopEater. "He's looking fit these days. It's a noticeable difference." Viewers got their first glimpse at the new, slimmed-down ...

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