James Corden dances backup for Taylor Swift, terrorizes a bunch of other pop stars

Because we all used to be with it, but then they changed what “it” was, it’s okay to not be in the know as to the current crop of pop stars. That’s one of the reasons this segment from James Corden’s Late Late Show is so helpful; in it, Corden takes over as the general manager of Inglewood’s The Forum for its…

Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres, and other celebrities decide to give YouTube a try

If you ask a regular person to name some famous YouTube superstars, there’s a good chance that they won’t even know that there is such a thing as famous YouTube superstars. This hasn’t exactly been a problem for the site, since its current batch of stars can still rack up millions of views without being traditionally…

The Lost Village isn’t that Smurfing bad, at least for a Smurfs movie

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When it comes to movies about the Belgian cartoonist Peyo’s diminutive, liberty-cap-wearing, blue-skinned Schtroumpfs (or Smurfs, as well call them), being “good enough” means exceeding all expectations. Their first, Peyo-directed cinematic outing, released in this country as The Smurfs And The Magic Flute, is notable…

All James Corden wants for Christmas is this Mariah Carey sing-along

It doesn’t matter that The Shins have replaced Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” in the favor of mall proprietors with their cover of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime.” Carey’s 1994 track is still the gold standard for “new“ Christmas music, whose enduring appeal has been attested to here at …

Sleigh Bells calls out Demi Lovato for sampling its songs without permission

Even if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it never hurts to cite your sources or acknowledge your inspiration. At least, that’s the position that Sleigh Bells has taken on Demi Lovato’s latest song. The Brooklyn duo called out the Confident singer on Twitter for borrowing from “Riot Rhythms” and “Infinity…

Rainn Wilson, Demi Lovato, and Mandy Patinkin to star in the next Smurfs movie

Some people—particularly those who missed our article about it last year—might be surprised to learn that Sony is making another Smurfs movie. However, anyone familiar with Smurf lore knows that Gargamel, one of the most powerful wizards in all the land, has been trying to kill the Smurfs for decades, and he’s never…