Here's a brief history of celebrities trademarking their kids' names, in honor of DJ Khaled and his "toddler mogul" son

Internet celebrity and music producer DJ Khaled made headlines this week—the non-getting-dunked-on-by-Jack-White kind, for once—with his announcement that he intended to trademark the name of his 18-month-old son, Asahd. And while promises of Asahd-branded “cosmetics, clothing, video games, children’s books, pacifiers…

Destiny's Child reunited last night during Beyoncé's Coachella set

Not everyone is cool enough to have gone to Coachella this weekend, but those of us who weren’t there didn’t miss out on anything too spectacular—except, of course, for what sounds like a huge headlining performance from Beyoncé. As reported by Spin, she got an assist from JAY-Z early on for “Déjà Vu” and Solange…

Thank god: Journalists think they've finally cracked the "Who bit Beyoncé?" case

Like a bunch of dogged Javerts—if Les Misérables had been about the world’s most popular woman getting bitten on the face and not, like, pilfered bread or something—the investigators over at Page Six claim to have finally brought the Beyoncé Biter to ground. The celebrity news/gossip site is naming actress Sanaa…

Let’s assess the evidence that Beyoncé is somehow involved in Black Panther

Due to Beyoncé’s penchant for developing her albums in secret and springing them on the public without notice, her fans have developed a kind of pop-music PTSD over the years, the result being that any sudden movement or cryptic quote from Queen B can throw the fandom into a panicked frenzy of anticipation. This…

Eminem and The Weeknd to help Beyoncé headline this year's Coachella

We’ve known for a while now that Beyoncé would be headlining this year’s Coachella, making up for having to ditch the massively popular musical festival last year in favor of, you know, giving birth. Now, it’s been revealed that two of Queen Bey’s recent collaborators, The Weeknd—who appeared on her 2016 magnum opus, …

Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

JAY-Z confesses his sins in the epic, star-studded "Family Feud" video 

JAY-Z sure does know how to commit to a bit. At 4:44 p.m. ET this afternoon—you know, like the title of his latest album?—the hip-hop multi-hyphenate released a lavish, star-studded video, “Family Feud,” directed by Ava DuVernay. Opening with a sepia-tinted, Godfather-esque scene of violent family drama, the video…

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Sports Illustrated surprises Colin Kaepernick by getting Beyoncé to present him with an award 

Colin Kaepernick might not have a job with the NFL at the moment, but he got what might be the world’s best consolation prize tonight: A chance to meet Beyoncé, who appeared at the Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Awards today to present the former 49ers quarterback with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The…

Beyoncé doesn't really have tons of burner emails, but you'll still never contact her

Less a human than a phantasmagorical being of near-Euclidean perfection—especially on the internet, where any criticism will not be tolerated—Beyoncé Knowles nonetheless occasionally has to step down off the platinum-encrusted cumulus cloud that ferries her from gala to gala in order to communicate with the hoi…

Not even Beyoncé can save Eminem’s ridiculous new whine-fest

It requires some serious suspension of disbelief to buy that Eminem is an underdog at this point, considering that his last album is both quadruple platinum and the winner of the Best Rap Album Grammy. But saying, “Everybody hates me” and, more specifically, “Guess who’s back?” has served his career well so far, and…

What’s the best musical performance you saw on a TV show?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…