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Fin: The next stage of ebola panic, questions from Al Sharpton and M. Night Reitman 

Anyone else get the impression that the media, especially cable news, is telling us that now that a pretty American lady has ebola, it’s “real,” and it’s “arrived,” and now we’re really supposed to care? Never mind the woman- I think I’ve already seen the picture of her dog more on the news than I more »

The Prince Show: Chris Rock, Prince headed to SNL Nov. 1

Get ready for the return of The Dark Side With Nat X. Chris Rock is returning to host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1, but the musical guest for the evening may be even bigger news: It’s Prince. Rock was in the SNL cast from 1990 to 1993 and while history has put him in more »

Sorry folks, no new Adele album this year

Financial reports can be boring on the surface, but have all kinds of tasty tidbits in them. Buried in the annual report from Adele’s label XL Recordings was the news that she won’t release a new album in 2014, which the BBC discovered in a report published Monday. XL expects a decrease in profits because more »

The Foo Fighters HBO series ‘Sonic Highways’ is the ‘Anti-Let It Be’

Way back in 1968, just after the tumultuous sessions that lead to the heralded ‘White Album,’ Paul McCartney of The Beatles decided that the band needed to go “back to their roots.” Sensing the disintegration in the working relationship between the former Fab Four, he suggested a “fly on the wall” documentary, giving fans a more »

Katy Perry addresses Super Bowl performance reports

Billboard reported that megastar Katy Perry would headline the halftime show at the 2015 Super Bowl. Yesterday Perry tweeted that she was watching her new favorite sport. Coldplay and Rihanna were other artists rumored for consideration by the NFL. CBS was using Rihanna’s “Run This Town Tonight” for its Thursday night broadcasts, then decided to more »

Fin: Trans ‘South Park,’ Maureen Dowd on “Gone Girl” and the sexiest “blacklisted” woman alive 

South Park‘s take on transgenderism- in which Cartman pretends to be transgender in order to get his own bathroom at school- was actually quite poignant and progressive. So let’s consider it Parker and Stone’s plea for a mulligan on that whole “Mrs. Garrison” storyline. You know, the one where Mr. Garrison became a trans woman more »

Fin: The end of CSNY, The Gimp speaks and Frank Sobotka’s revenge on Baltimore  

Neil Young has announced that Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young will probably never tour together again, meaning the end of perhaps rock’s greatest-ever supergroup. When I was in college I went to a CSNY concert, during the reunion tour they did in 2000. They sounded quite good, and my memories are: My friends and I were more »

Pink Floyd to say “So long” after ‘The Endless River’

“I think we have successfully commandeered the best of what there is. I suspect this is it.” Those are the words of guitarist David Gilmour, speaking to the BBC while discussing the new “Pink Floyd” album, ‘The Endless River.’ Confirming what fans have more or less feared since the LP was announced, the man maintaining more »

Fin: Jay and Conan on cable, Palestinian Chicken and a Pennylvania porn deal

Ten years ago, in 2004, NBC announced the Leno-to-Conan Tonight Show succession plan. Who could have guessed that ten years later, Jay and Conan would both be banished to basic cable, while the guy who ruined SNL sketches every week with his giggling was hosting the Tonight Show- and dominating in the ratings? William Goldman more »

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Here’s who should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Today the nominees for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced, and while that might not be exciting news for you, it certainly was for Green Day. Seriously, who the heck decided that? Naturally, my coworkers and I tend to have music discussions (fiery debates) whenever we find a tangent that takes us there, and today was no different. So while I’m thrilled that Nirvana was inducted last year, I still think there’s plenty other talented music acts that have been snubbed thus far, and my 45-year-old colleague agrees. Thus, we compiled our own list of 10 music acts who should be in the Hall of Fame, and surprise surprise they’re entirely different.

Green Day, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails headline Hall of Fame nominees

What’s wrong with this picture? Green Day is nominated, but a myriad of original punk bands (The Buzzcocks, Sioxsie and the Banshees) and followers (Husker Du, X) are not. Sting is being considered. Chubby Checker, who oriented the dance craze “The Twist” is not. There’s another disco act vying for a spot and yet heavy more »

Fin: Stephen Collins and Roman Polanski, ‘American Horror Story’ sucks and cancel Cancellation Bear 

The only difference between Stephen Collins and Roman Polanski is that Collins hasn’t been convicted. Collins, deservedly, will almost certainly live the rest of his days as a pariah who can never dream of working in the entertainment industry ever again. Polanski very much deserves a similar fate. (USA Today) On this piece about TV more »