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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Lily Fights for Kanye, Iggy A. Fights for Britney, and Hayley W. Fights for Punk Rock Decency

Last Week: Lily Fights for Kanye, Iggy A. Fights for Britney, and Hayley W. Fights for Punk Rock Decency

Last week was all about monsters. Everyone has their own idea of what a…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Elton John Was the Perfect Person to Call Out Dolce & Gabbana

Why Elton John Was the Perfect Person to Call Out Dolce & Gabbana

If we've learned anything about Elton John in the last 40 years — you know, aside from his ability to nail timeless balladry and flamboyant clothing — it's that he's basically the master of shade throwing. This guy's armed…
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Music, All Shook Down The iCloud Leak Is Proof That Female Musicians Can Never Show Enough Skin to Please The Public

The iCloud Leak Is Proof That Female Musicians Can Never Show Enough Skin to Please The Public

Celebrities in recent years have spent an awful lot of time complaining about the paparazzi. Last year, after a scuffle with photographers, Justin Bieber tweeted, "Sometimes when people r shoving cameras in your face all day and yelling the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lars Ulrich Gets Cold, DMX Gets Scared, Jack White Hangs Out With Santa

This Week: Lars Ulrich Gets Cold, DMX Gets Scared, Jack White Hangs Out With Santa

"We were recording at night and it was freezing sometimes. We had big gas heaters heating up the drum room so Lars wouldn't catch a cold. That studio is now somebody's apartment, by the way. Somebody's living room is…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Miley's Fat Dick, Jay Z's Fat Lip, and the Christian Kindness of Ms. Dolly Parton

This Week: Miley's Fat Dick, Jay Z's Fat Lip, and the Christian Kindness of Ms. Dolly Parton

"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Cloning John Lennon, Honoring Kurt Cobain, and Giving Dandruff to Country

This Week: Cloning John Lennon, Honoring Kurt Cobain, and Giving Dandruff to Country

"If he was here and you asked him to name five of my songs he wouldn't be able to do it. Recently he was like, 'How many albums have you sold?,' and I was like, 'Which album?,' and he was…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Quotes of the Week: Describing Beyoncé's Dancing, Pete Seeger the Communist, and Miley on Feminism

Music Quotes of the Week: Describing Beyoncé's Dancing, Pete Seeger the Communist, and Miley on Feminism

A summary of this week's news, via the mouths of musicians and media:"You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It's weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech. Then…
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Music, All Shook Down Ke$ha Goes to Rehab for an Eating Disorder, Confirming the Wrongness of Our Body-Image Expectations

Ke$ha Goes to Rehab for an Eating Disorder, Confirming the Wrongness of Our Body-Image Expectations

Shock washed over the glitter-covered youth of America this week when news broke that Ke$ha was heading to rehab for an eating disorder. It was impossible not to notice that she'd lost a significant amount of weight last November, when…
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Music, All Shook Down The Five Greatest Music Video Parodies of 2013

The Five Greatest Music Video Parodies of 2013

Finally! We're in the midst of the very last week of 2013! It's almost all over, everyone! So, what have we learned from music this year? Well, mostly that you need a completely naked woman in your promo clip if…
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Music, All Shook Down Lily Allen's Back and Mad at the World (Especially Robin Thicke)

Lily Allen's Back and Mad at the World (Especially Robin Thicke)

It's been three long years since Lily Allen bestowed some good old-fashioned British snark on our ears, but yesterday she re-emerged with some fresh new material and, boy oh boy, it's bitchier than ever. Literally. Before you hit play on…
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Music, All Shook Down Top Five Musicians We Didn't Need to See Naked (Slightly NSFW)

Top Five Musicians We Didn't Need to See Naked (Slightly NSFW)

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Music, All Shook Down Joshua Redman, Lily Allen and Valentino: Your Weekend Hitlist

Joshua Redman, Lily Allen and Valentino: Your Weekend Hitlist

April is already here and there are lots of great things to do -- this weekend alone is filled with fabulous movies and concerts. Spend the days playing in the sun and the cold windy nights taking in some San…
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Music, Lily Allen’s bad-sex revenge fantasies

Lily Allen’s bad-sex revenge fantasies

I am concerned about the long-term sustainability of Lily Allen's obsession with writing songs about her unsatisfying sexual encounters. For her own sake, I hope this is not an inexhaustible resource. First, she cooed, "I'm going to tell the world…
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Music, An open letter to would-be Twitticians

An open letter to would-be Twitticians

Everybody from your publicist to your barber's kid sister is recommending you get on Twitter, 'cause Twitter is the new Facebook. And it's tempting: What's not to love about millions of people caring how you'll answer the question, "What are…
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Music, Reviewed Lily Allen

Lily Allen

With her crackling samples and toothy snark, Lily Allen arrived in the middle of this decade as the antidote to Britney's self-aggrandizement. She was the Gawker.com to Spears' People. Now, with the saucy 2000s winding down, its signature decadence and…
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Music, All Shook Down LILY ALLEN POSTPONES DATE WITH SF: Is it our shoes?

LILY ALLEN POSTPONES DATE WITH SF: Is it our shoes?

Allen's 9-12 Warfield date just got zapped due to Visa work stuff. I'm so read to do a cover story about the hassles of getting into America these days as an artist. If you know anyone with horror stories,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Going Batty

Going Batty

Britain sure has been giving us some kooky young singers lately, such as tabloid favorites Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, who teeter on the verge of sane behavior. We've heard of no such shenanigans so far from Bat for Lashes…
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Music, Mark Ronson by Michael D. Ayers

Mark Ronson by Michael D. Ayers

Best known for his production work with Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson's résumé also includes DJ stints at celebrity events. Versions has too much in common with the latter — initially this collection of Ronson-ized covers is pretty…
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Music, Reviewed Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

With the same warm, horn-propelled classic soul that Cat Power copped on her last record, Amy Winehouse's U.S. debut Back to Black at first sounds like something you could put on as background music for, say, a charity fundraiser. But…
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Music, Mixtape Shmixtape

Mixtape Shmixtape

We're kicking off the first Shmixtape of '07 by featuring two open-minded DJs appearing live on the same night this week. That allows for party-hopping club connoisseurs to test-drive the skills of these locals live, and, if they're a good…
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