37 posts categorized "JANET JACKSON"
Ricky Rebel is described as a sort of Adam Lambert/Lady Gaga hybrid, but in spite of his young age, he's been in the industry longer than both of them. I first encountered Ricky when he was in the boy band No Authority (pictured in underwear), a group signed to Madonna's Maverick (RIP!) and mentored by Michael Jackson.
I would've done anything for NA (and gave them crazy amounts of coverage) if only because their manager had once been in an episode of The Golden Girls, but I also really liked the boys themselves.
Ricky was a stand-out in the teen pop scene, a true showman, so it was not surprising to me 10 years later when he re-emerged as a solo artist with a major dance hit (“Geisha Dance”) and a thoughtfully crafted, musically sound point of view.
Now, Ricky is releasing The Blue Album, filled with adventurous dance music that isn't a guilty pleasure but an unqualified pleasure. He is a visual artist who does not overly rely on his admittedly fun razzle and on-stage dazzle, but one whose music you could enjoy with your eyes closed.
I was happy to chat with Ricky all these years after we crossed paths at the teen magazine I ran; I've always wanted to do follow-up interviews with the kids I worked with, so getting to debrief one who's gone on to bigger and better things was a real pleasure...
BREAKING: So...Tyler Ritter isn't gay. Officially.
Your dog is a whore.
It's an A League of Their Own (semi-) reunion.
Grumpy Cat isn't even 2 years old and has a movie already.
Another sex-harassment accusation for GOPer Carl DeMaio.
Gay time-capsule alert: What would you put in?
Sexy Daniel Jaems in his undies.
“Ebola nurse” Kaci Hickox is sorry for the inconvenience.
Beyoncé goes as a witch for Halloween. (Kidding!)
Hot jock's nipples are so amazing even he notices.
The dude on the right...the rest of him is also hot.
Kim Kardashian all but licks Anna Wintour's ass.
Richard Simmons meets Miley Cyrus for Halloween.
“Laura” and “Nellie” were real-life besties.
Buzzfeed's latest diva ranking is pretty solid, in that Madonna easily makes #1. The fact that it is a definitive ranking of pop divas makes her the inevitable champeen.
I would rearrange the list a bit...
Zac Efron, even with substance-abuse issues, has marijuana undies.
Another famous wrestler dies young.
Is Harry Styles hideously deformed?
Net neutrality bigger than Janet Jackson's tits.
Phil Robertson thinks STDs are God's penalty.
Shia LaBeouf is guilty, guilty, guilty.
Ryan Phillippe hits the big 4-0.
There are worse ways to spend your time than watching Dan Osborne shower.
U.S. condemns Israeli shelling of U.N. school.
Deportation-happy House votes against Dreamers.
Kill the Gays law struck down on technicality by Ugandan court.
Janet Jackson album rumor struck down by Janet Jackson.
American Idol alum Michael Johns dies at 35 after twisting his ankle.
Should he keep the beard?
The C-word gets read, to a disco beat.
Hottest June in history, ever, at all.
Worst CA drought in history, ever, at all.
Have to agree with Roxane Gay that she's a pretty shitty feminist.
Liz Cheney's furious at Obama. Yawn.
Here comes the fuzz!
Ready for another Romy & Michele reunion? Disney isn't.
Beyoncé shamelessly used ElevatorGate in a new “Flawless” remix.
Tom Daley goes for (and gets) the gold.
Broadest attack on states' gay-marriage bans yet.
Gay marriages in OK: Soon.
Kickstarter for making potato salad raises $55,000+.
Glenn Beck cops to saying “some stupid things.”
Beating of trans woman in Honduras by cop caught on video.
Nick Jonas and his back cleavage heat up new DIRECTV series Kingdom.