1. Essence Festival 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    July 09, 2012 5:10 PM EDT If there was any ever doubt whether R&B was alive and progressing, the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans debunked each and every doubter. No gimmicks or special affects were needed, as pure vocal prowess and legacy resonated loudly throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. PHOTOS:…

  2. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    July 08, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Mary J. Blige had the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the palm of her hand on Saturday night (July 7) at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. The legendary singer took all in attendance through a roller coaster of highs and lows, with a set of overflowing emotion. Veteran to the…

  3. Essence Festival 2012: 7 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    July 07, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Charlie Wilson dominates, D'Angelo dissapoints at New Orleans event Don't underestimate the power of soul. While Friday's lineup at the 2012 Essence Music Festival was filled with an assortment of Hulkshare-generation singers and '90s R&B icons, it was the soul and…

  4. Justin Bieber Cited for 'Reckless' Freeway Driving

    July 06, 2012 4:26 PM EDT Justin Bieber was pulled over on Friday and cited for driving in a "reckless manner," according to the L.A. Times . The singer was allegedly weaving between traffic on the 101 Freeway and breaking the 65 mile-per-hour speed limit before being stopped and cited by California Highway…

  5. Kanye West's 20 Best Lyrics About Cars

    July 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Between his clothing line, love life, and whatever his company DONDA is to be, 10. "Gold Digger" feat. Jamie Foxx (2005) "But while y'all washing, watch him / He gone make it to a Benz out of that Datson" On a somewhat-related-but-maybe-not-really note: Kanye made a…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: 'Goodbye' and Graduation... for Some

    May 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Have you ever wanted to watch an hour of TV of teenagers staring at each other dreamily? That's what the "Glee" season finale is, mixed with the inner monologues of the key cast of graduating seniors to narrate the journey. It's time to say "Goodbye" to the…

  7. 'Glee' Recap: 'Props' Was Fun, But 'Nationals' a Bust

    May 16, 2012 10:15 AM EDT A lesson learned: "Glee" shouldn't put two distinct episodes on in a single night, because it runs the risk of one being strong while the other is weak, and if it plays out in that order -- as it did Tuesday night -- fans are left with a very uneven and bitter taste in their…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: Spiked Punch, One Direction and a Cliche Prom

    May 09, 2012 11:20 AM EDT While "Glee" aired Tuesday night, North Carolina placed a gay marriage ban on its state constitution. On "Glee," two queer-identified women unsuccessfully ran for Prom King and Queen. Last year we watched Kurt's classmates write him in as Prom Queen as a joke, and…

  9. 'Glee' Recap: Things Get 'Emotional' in Whitney Tribute

    April 25, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Even though Whitney Houston passed away more than two months ago now, the kids of "Glee" are still mourning her, locker shrine and all. This week's episode laser-focuses on the sentiment that Finn expressed last week, the desire to freeze time, or bend it, or punish yourself to…

  10. 'Glee' Recap: Disco Nightmare? Try Fun Diversion

    April 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT There are two types of "Glee" episodes -- plot and insanity. Sometimes they try to mix the two together to varied results, but "Glee"'s at its best when it sticks to one of two forms. Disco Night was clearly insanity, but the kind where if "Glee" could…

  11. 'Glee' Recap: Tragedy at McKinley High

    February 22, 2012 7:30 AM EST Phillip Parker, a 14-year-old who hung himself in his foster parents' bathroom. Seth Walsh, a 13-year-old who had been taunted and bullied repeatedly before hanging himself in 2010. Justin Aaberg, a 15-year-old Minnesota high schooler who hung himself after being bullied and breaking up…

  12. 'Glee' Recap: We Will Always 'Heart' This Episode

    February 15, 2012 10:05 AM EST Valentine's magic may have given us the "Glee" we've been waiting for this season -- a good set of plot points, a timely tribute to a fallen star and good music all in one episode! "Heart" doesn't pull any punches in the "Glee" arsenal, combining…

  13. Glee's Prophetic Whitney Houston Tribute

    February 13, 2012 5:00 PM EST Often "Glee" has their collective finger on the pulse of popular discourse, but this week's musical selection proved to be almost prophetic in its timeliness. Filmed before Whitney Houston's death this weekend, the hit show will include a tribute to the singer, a rep for…

  14. 'Glee' Recap: Ricky Martin Is Sexy and He Knows It

    February 08, 2012 10:30 AM EST For all that last week was about ambition and goals, with characters pontificating the facts of their circumstance at each other instead of with one another, this week followed through with characters who actually talked to one another -- or had good reason not to. So while on the one hand…

  15. 'Glee' Recap: Michael Jackson Tribute Was Bad (As in Good)

    February 01, 2012 8:30 AM EST More songs, more fantasy, less talking and less adults. These principles applied to the basic structure of "Glee" result in the best episodes of the franchise, and Michael Jackson hit all the notes. The adults stay out of it except in direct support of the kids, the emotional…

  16. 'Glee' Recap: The One With Synchronized Swimming In It

    January 18, 2012 8:15 AM EST We return from "Glee's" winter hiatus and .... yeah. It was an episode, and the music was fine and things happened in the plot, but there really wasn't much to get excited about in "Yes/No" since we pretty much knew the answer to the big proposal question, at…

  17. 'Glee' Recap: Anything But a Silent Night

    December 14, 2011 9:45 AM EST Show Crams In as Much Holiday Cheer as It Can, With Mixed Results Sometimes "Glee" is the best when it's equal parts spun sugar and insanity, and we get a dose of both in the annual holiday special, when the club learns valuable lessons about selflessness and the show crams…

  18. Music Exec John Atterberry Dies After Shooting

    December 12, 2011 8:59 PM EST A music industry executive died Monday after being shot last week by a rampaging gunman in the heart of Hollywood, a hospital spokeswoman said. John Atterberry, who has worked with the Spice Girls, Jessica Simpson and others, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, spokeswoman Simi Singer said.…

  19. 'Glee' Recap: Chord Overstreet Returns in Jam-Packed Episode

    December 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST Adulthood versus childhood is the theme of this week's "Glee", where the emphasis was on telling instead of showing how the kids of "Glee" pushing into their own at the same time as they should be embracing their youth and freedom. We got a lot of overwrought speeches…

  20. 'Glee' Recap: The Kids Are Alright, But Those Adults ...

    November 30, 2011 9:45 AM EST We return from a brief holiday week hiatus to a "Glee" that stumbles as much as it shines, with two plotlines-worth of structure that make sense, and two that fall completely flat. It's a glass half empty or half full situation, and we'll try to look on the bright, gay…

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