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A Celebrity Stylist Dishes on Dressing Selena Gomez for the American Music Awards

<i>From couture to Cuba, Kate Young has made her mark in the world of fashion. In the latest entry from her travel diary, the celebrity stylist visits Los Angeles for this year's American Music Awards. Here, she shares the story behind Selena Gomez's winning new look.</i><p>Since we already knew Selena was …

American Music Awards

Star New York Times reporter suspended for alleged sexual misconduct

A star political reporter at the New York Times has been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct involving younger, female journalists.<p>In a statement, a spokesperson for the Times called the allegations against Glenn Thrush, one of the newspaper's top reporters covering the Trump …

Sexual Harassment

How to Watch the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria's Secret Angels and their wings are ready! While images from the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show have undoubtedly filled your feeds, you can watch the whole thing play out from the comfort of your couch on Tuesday, November 28.<p>Didn’t make it to Shanghai this year for the show? No …

Dear Once Upon a Time: Please Stop With the Magical Rape

<i>Once Upon a Time</i> is, for the most part, a pretty harmless show. It’s about a group of fairytale characters who are taken away from the Enchanted …

Charlie Rose Suspended by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

The Washington Post spoke to eight former employees of Rose's show about his conduct.<p>In response to a <i>Washington Post</i> report detailing multiple …

Why 'Justice League's subtle sexism made us miss the progressive 'Wonder Woman'

Remember watching <i>Wonder Woman</i>, and feeling so, well, wonderful?<p>It was empowering to see a woman deflect bullets and fall in love all while leading a superhero movie about humanity. The movie wasn't a bleak comic book film, but an action movie, coming-of-age story and period piece all in one. We …

Justice League

90 people hospitalized during Chance the Rapper concert

More than 90 fans at a Hartford, Conn. concert headlined by Chance the Rapper were hospitalized on Friday, the AP reports.<p>Many of those …

Princess Diana: A guide to all the TV projects and specials

Aug. 31 marks the 20-year anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death and television means to pay tribute.<p>A progressive and charming presence among …

Now There’s Video Proof That Michelle Obama and Beyoncé Hang Out Together

Michelle Obama and Beyoncé have never kept their mutual appreciation a secret. The two have been friends for almost a decade. It started when Beyoncé attended President Obama’s inauguration with her husband, Jay-Z, in 2008, and later serenaded the new first couple with a rendition of Etta James’s …

Greeting Brigitte Macron, Trump Shows Once Again That He Doesn’t Know How to Behave Around Women

In retrospect, the First Lady of France should’ve seen this coming. On Thursday, as French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, welcomed Donald and Melania Trump to Paris, the president proved once again that he has no idea how to properly behave around women.<p>After landing in the City …

At K-Pop Festival, Korean Stars Align With Their Superfans

NEWARK — That K-pop — the pop music scene that dominates South Korea and, increasingly, the rest of the world — has not yet had a chart-topping, cross-cultural “Despacito” moment in this country is vexing. The affinities are natural — the music is thick with references to American pop, hip-hop and …

The Arts

Bigbang Theory: How K-Pop's Top Act Earned $44 Million In A Year

As record executive Joojong Joe weaved through the packed crowd at the 19,000-capacity Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., there to see Korean boy band Bigbang, he spotted a young Russian woman crying. She couldn’t explain why. Confident that she wasn’t in any actual distress, he moved on.<p>“It’s like …

South Korea

Avril Lavigne’s response to racism charges in Hello Kitty music video: ‘LOLOLOL!!!’

Avril Lavigne is brushing off claims that her new music video is racist toward Asians.<p>The Canadian pop star went onto Twitter to dismiss charges that her new single titled <i>Hello Kitty</i> features lyrics and imagery that some people have already deemed racist toward the Asian community.<p>Late Wednesday, …

Sounds of Japan Vol. 2: Aomori’s Tsugaru-jamisen Unites Enka, J-pop and Rock

The Tsugaru Peninsula sits on the northern tip of Japan’s main island of Honshu in Aomori Prefecture, separated from Hokkaido by a stretch of ocean. …

Japanese Culture

The Handshake Economy

We are in the era of the always-on fan, with artists making themselves ever more available to their fans. It is a transition that comes with no …

Music

6 Alternative J-pop Artists to Look Out for in 2016

Along with blizzards, copious amounts of “mochi” rice cakes and variety TV show specials, the New Year brings hope to music fans across Japan and the …

Japanese Culture

Do You Want to Be a J-pop Idol? It is Easier Than it Used to Be! – Japan Info

Have you ever wondered what it would take to become a J-pop idol? Well, it’s a lot different nowadays than how it used to be, even only ten years …

JYJ's Junsu previews 'Descendants of the Sun' OST song for Japanese fans

Ryan Reynolds revealed that his wife doesn't like the picture he took hugging HyunA!On the most recent episode of 'Entertainment Weekly', Ryan …

Girl Groups

BIGBANG Breaks Sales Record With New Japanese Album

<b>BIGBANG</b> has topped the weekly album chart of Japan’s leading music chart <b>Oricon</b> with its latest Japanese release “MADE SERIES.”<p>According to a report …

BIGBANG

Japan's 'Masked Girls' seek fame under cover | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Standing out from Japan’s myriad of girl bands can be a daunting task, but one group, the “Kamen Joshi”, or “Masked Girls” in Japanese, has found the answer by hiding behind masks.<p>As many as 15,000 people flocked to a concert by the band late last year, showing how its fan base …

Japan

ZE:A J are looking handsome for 'Just Tonight' Japanese album!

Performances from the historic 'Spring is Coming - Pyongyang, North Korea Harmony Concert' held in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 1 have …

iKON Establishes Themselves Amongst Hallyu Leaders in Japan

<b>iKON</b> has proven themselves as a Hallyu trend leader.<p>The group has sold a total of 120,000 albums, including the group’s Japanese repackage album …

The Surprising Story of Japanese Movie Musicals

Exploring a vibrant genre that deserves wider recognition<p>By<p>Kristin M. Jones<p>‘In America, anything and everything is American-style!,” the employees sing in Eizo Sugawa’s “You Can Succeed, Too” (1964). Wittily parodying and paying tribute to Broadway and Hollywood musicals, this colorful comedy about …

West Side Story

Japanese girl band Babymetal sang about chocolate on The Late Show. It was weird and awesome.

Give us chocolate!<p>Last night on <i>The</i> <i>Late Show</i>, Stephen Colbert summed up the general public's reaction to J-metal/J-pop band Babymetal about as well as anyone could: "I don't know what I'm about to see, but I'm pretty excited about it!"<p>If you missed Babymetal's rise to overnight internetfame two …

Japan’s Karaoke Rooms Stop the Music for Business Meetings

Pastime’s popularity slips and daytime room occupancy is low<p>TOKYO—For businesspeople who need an inexpensive meeting room, a Japanese trading company has an idea that may be music to their ears.<p>An Itochu Corp. unit has started a service offering karaoke boxes for daytime meetings starting at less …

Japan

‘It’s regular pop in Japan’: SFTW talks to Koba-Metal of extreme J-pop group Babymetal – The Sun

<b>UNIQUE Japanese speed metal popsters, Babymetal, are back with their second<br>album Metal Resistance.</b><p>Packing some monstrously heavy riffs, electro beeps …

BBC Radio 1 - Babymetal: Wembley to Tokyo - Babymetal: How did a fusion of J-pop and metal take over the world?

Babymetal: How did a fusion of J-pop and metal take over the world?<p>You couldn't make Babymetal up if you tried.<p>Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal call themselves a newborn genre, and it's hard to argue. But their unlikely fusion of cutesy J-pop and pummeling metal is a phenomenon, and the band even …

Utada Hikaru upended the Japanese music scene like no one before — or since

When Utada Hikaru burst on the scene in the late 1990s, Japanese pop music was a different world.<p>At the time, there were bands and there were singer/songwriter types. But when it came to mega pop stars? They were slickly produced by overly controlling managers. They were cute, referred to as idols. …

Interview: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

They call her Japan's Lady Gaga. And they're right – although more cute than grotesque, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is every bit as compelling as her American …

Audio Mixing

​Shonen Knife review – cult Japanese trio serve up childlike punk-pop

Summerhall, Edinburgh The Osaka rockers bounce through their catchy numbers with the excitable abandon of teenagers<p>Round the corner from Summerhall there’s a pub called the Southern, which in 1991 entered local rock’n’roll folklore by hosting an impromptu acoustic set from Nirvana. Many in …

Kurt Cobain