Amid a high-minded discussion of Philip Roth, 'Moby-Dick' and Flannery O'Connor with the New York Times, Bruce Springsteen let slip a humanizing fact -- like the rest of us, he sometimes pretends he's read classic books he hasn't.
With LeBron James in town for his first game back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Justin Bieber just had to be courtside. At the Quicken Loans Arena Oct. 30, the troubled singer was reunited with his old mentor, the considerably less-troubled Usher.
Next May, Trent Reznor turns 50. "It's with some sense of dread," he says dryly. "I saw something on TV, 'If you're age 50 to 74, apply now...' -- I'm like, 'F---, I'm in that?' " As he hits the half-century mark, Reznor may have more than his birthday to celebrate: There's a good chance Nine Inch Nails will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, and also the possibility of another Academy Award nomination for the score that he and collaborator Atticus Ross have done for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl.'
The prerelease security plan around Taylor Swift's 1989 was not a complete success, but it may have been the most elaborate, at least for an album that more than a few people knew existed (see the gold standard in album security, aka Beyoncé).