A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web, including Rotten Tomatoes, Paste Magazine, Movies with Butter, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, Diffuser, and Loudwire. He's also the editor-in-chief of Popdose and its parent-oriented affiliate, Dadnabbit, and the author of the upcoming book "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of 'One Life to Live.'"
Alicia Keys + Maxwell Meet in the Big Easy for ‘Fire We Make’ Video
These days, pretty much anyone can make a video for next to nothing, so it's extra nice to see one that's been created with care and an actual budget. Case in point: This clip for Alicia Keys' duet with Maxwell, 'Fire We Make.'
Rihanna Makes History
Rihanna's 'Stay' is one of the standout cuts from her 'Unapologetic' album, as well as one of the biggest hits of the year -- and, with its ascent to the top spot on Billboard's Pop Songs chart this week, it's also a new career milestone for her.
Lil Wayne Laughs Off $3.4 Million Lawsuit Judgment
For most people, losing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit would be fairly catastrophic -- but then, most people aren't Lil Wayne.
Ciara Wishes Rihanna Well + Throws Shade at the Same Time
Rihanna and Ciara might be R&B's foremost frenemies -- they can't stop feuding in public, and they're just as good at making up. These days, the squabbling divas seem to be on the outs, and judging from Ciara's latest comments, a reconciliation may not be coming anytime soon.
Is Usher Being a Diva on ‘The Voice’?
Ratings are up on the new season of NBC's hit singing competition 'The Voice,' but even if the additions of new coaches Usher and Shakira haven't had a negative impact on the show's performance, at least one of them might be making waves behind the scenes.
Adam Levine + T.I. Linked to Drug Lawsuit
Have Adam Levine and T.I. been busy blazing something other than a trail up the Billboard charts?
A$AP Rocky Talks Suicidal Thoughts on ‘Phoenix’ Track
Depression is a condition affecting a widespread percentage of Americans on a daily basis, but the social stigma attached to it -- and the lack of resources afforded our public mental healthcare system -- means it's often swept under the rug. On his debut album 'Long.Live.A$AP,' rapper ASAP Rocky is doing his part to raise awareness.
Mariah Carey’s Ex Tommy Mottola Reveals Past Abuse in Memoir
Today, Mariah Carey is one of pop's most adorably daffy divas, as well as Nick Cannon's ostensibly happy wife and the mother of two of the world's most pampered twins. But before she achieved true career security and domestic bliss, she spent a few years unhappily married to her former label boss, Tommy Mottola.
Lil Wayne + 2 Chainz’s ‘Rich as F—‘ Leaks
We'll still have to wait until Feb. 19 to hear the whole album, but the third official single from Lil Wayne's upcoming 'I Am Not a Human Being II' has hit the web, and it's 'Rich As F---.'
Frank Ocean May Never Release a Follow-up to ‘Channel Orange’
Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2012, so it stands to reason that he's completely focused on trying to top it with the follow-up, right? Well, not necessarily. In fact, there may not even be a follow-up.
Chris Brown Goes on Instagram Rant Against Overweight Fans
Wherever social media networks go, an ill-advised rant from Chris Brown is sure to follow. Having had his fill of swearing at people on Twitter (at least for now), the ever-volatile singer has focused his wrath on his Instagram followers -- particularly the "super obese" ones.
Rihanna Performs ‘Diamonds’ + ‘Stay’ on ‘X Factor U.K.’ + ‘Wetten Dass’
Rihanna's new album 'Unapologetic' has topped the charts here in the States, but it's also a big hit all over Europe, and she's been busy rewarding her fans on the other side of the pond with a series of publicity appearances and live performances.
Alicia Keys Makes History
This girl is on fire! Well, not literally, but in terms of commercial success and/or chart performance? Totally: Alicia Keys has just tied the record for consecutive No. 1 albums by a solo artist on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
T.I. Talks Pink, Andre 3000 Collaborations + ‘Trouble Man’ Sequel
T.I. hasn't even dropped his new record yet, but while the world waits to hear 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head' when it drops on Dec. 18, he's already moved on to his next record -- a 'Trouble Man' sequel.
Bobbi Kristina Brown to Make Singing Debut on Reality Show
Following in the hallowed footsteps of such second-generation recording artists as Peaches Geldof, Elijah Blue Allman, and James Garfunkel, Bobbi Kristina Brown is set to enter the family business with her professional singing debut on an upcoming episode of 'The Houstons: On Our Own.'
Big Boi, T.I. + Ludacris Show Love for Atlanta With New Single ‘In the A’
He might be an internationally known solo artist now, but OutKast's Big Boi is still an Atlanta native at heart -- and judging from his latest single, the hometown anthem 'In the A,' he still really likes big brass sections, too.
Did Kanye West + Kim Kardashian Stiff an Ice Cream Parlor?
As any world traveler knows, it's difficult to keep track of local customs when one is far from home, and the resulting misunderstandings can often be embarrassing. Take, for example, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who have reportedly been laboring under the delusion that you don't have to pay for ice cream in the U.K.
Rihanna Says Chris Brown Is ‘Dope’
Rihanna and Chris Brown have gotten tons of tabloid mileage out of the ginned-up drama surrounding their rumored reconciliation -- and if her live Facebook interview yesterday (Nov. 8) is any indication, we're going to keep seeing "are they or aren't they" stories about the chart-topping duo for quite some time.
Karrueche Tran Trying to Steal Chris Brown Back From Rihanna
Chris Brown may have bid his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran a tearful adieu in a self-recorded video a few weeks ago, but that was only the beginning of the story for paparazzi who insist Tran is now one leg of a headline-grabbing love triangle.
Kendrick Lamar Teams Up With Drake for ‘Poetic Justice’ Track
Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' is one of the most hotly anticipated albums of the fall -- and you can hear his collaboration with Drake, 'Poetic Justice,' a week before it's officially released.
Tyga Calls Mansion Suit B.S.
Funny as it might sound to hear that bling-encrusted rapper Tyga is struggling to pay the astronomical rent on his Malibu home, the mayor of 'Rack City' says the whole thing is a misunderstanding -- and he has the swanky new address to prove it.