106 posts categorized "MICHAEL JACKSON"
Nick the Gardener a.k.a. Billy Reilich on the set of Magic Mike XXL.
Madonna logs 45th #1 on dance chart, tells fans, “I'll (always) be your partner.”
Paris Jackson is now a metalhead.
Harry Shearer exits The Simpsons after over two decades.
Nice, um, profile! (Work Unfriendly)
People are still POed at Paris Is Burning. Still.
For your gay iPhone.
One week later, Jeb Bush flip-flops on Iraq.
Austin Scoggin is anatomically gifted.
Saw Noah Baumbach's While We're Young. Liked it lots. B.O. hit, too.
2 bodies pulled from East Village, NYC, explosion site. RIP.
Selfie-taking idiots are shamed by the New York Post.
Missing MI man's body found.
Indiana fails to make Angie's List. (Co-founder once supported Pence.)
HOOSIER DADDY?: Funny Indiana diss video.
Thiago Catena (above) by Rafa Borges. More like this @ Homotography.
These dudes are sexy ass-kickers.
16 total Scientology shockers from Going Clear.
Steve Grand speaks up for trans rights.
Jamie Foxx makes crass Bruce Jenner jokes.
Madge & MJ fans: Vincent Paterson film needs your $$$.
Taylor Swift not only played with Madonna, she won big @ iHeart Radio Music Awards.
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...