Sideboob (and underboob) ran rampant at last night’s Grammys, as stars including Katy Perry and Kelly Rowland disregarded CBS’s earlier advisory for tasteful dressing at this year’s ceremony. See some of the hottest red-carpet looks here: natpo.st/XAwNsI
CBS places ban on exposed breasts, buttocks, ‘puffy’ genitals at this year’s Grammys
Those attending this year’s ceremony to “be sure that buttocks and female breasts be covered,” and that’s the whole buttock, right down to the “bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.” Ladies are asked to keep cleavage to a minimum, and that includes “bare sides,” “under curvature,” and “female nipples.” Read more about the ban here: natpo.st/UFqyYe
Photo Gallery: Beyonce and Destiny’s Child perform at the Super Bowl half time show
While Sunday night’s half-hour power outage may be the Super Bowl’s most talked-about moment, there’s no questioning that Beyonce – and Destiny’s Child — rocked the crowd during the half time show. Have a look at a few stills from the scorching performance here: natpo.st/XarLD3
The Shania Twain Centre in this northern Ontario community permanently closes its doors today, barely a dozen years after its grand opening, and will be demolished to become part of an open-pit gold mine.
A sinkhole of taxpayer money, the centre consumed some $10 million in government funds for its construction in 2000-2001, and racked up more than $1 million in operating deficits in the years since.
Twain, now 47, grew up poor in Timmins, and got her fledgling start singing in local bars before striking it rich on the world stage in 1995. (J.P. Moczulski/CP files; AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)
Tegan and Sara look to surpass their idols with Heartthrob
Pop music plays a large and deliberate role on Heartthrob, a record that was designed to catapult the Calgary-born duo into a stadium-headlining act. After touring with The Black Keys and The Killers, and feeling frustrated with teetering record sales, they decided to go big on their new record with soaring choruses, singalong anthems and four different lifts on the same tune. Read more here: natpo.st/X9IQwv
But now, with a memoir under her belt and her son’s next album dropping soon, the Stratford, Ont., born mother is carving out a niche as an anti-abortion crusader, amid reports Bieber may not be comfortable with it.
The 37-year-old is the new, public face of a short-film fundraising project to raise at least $10-million for American pregnancy centres, which encourage women to go through with a pregnancy, not terminate it. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/ File)
Year in Ideas: What a Korean rapper taught us about pop culture today The video for Gangnam Style, the unlikely hit from South Korean rapper/fancy dresser Psy, has been viewed on YouTube more than one billion times since June. Of these, half a billion involved people watching it so they could memorize the moves for their own Gangnam Style parody and a quarter billion that involved curious watchers who, at the end of four minutes and 13 seconds, were left baffled as to how that song became the most-watched internet video of all time. (These are estimates only.)
But aside from the fact that people still seem to get a kick out of bow ties, the Gangnam phenomenon says something about how we experience culture in an internet world. Just don’t expect Psy to be a big deal in 2013, too.
Psy is not particularly handsome, nor does he approach adorable. Fans of Justin Bieber, whom Psy surpassed to break the YouTube record, generally consider their man to be one or the other. Gangnam Style has an undeniable earworm quality to it, but it’s hardly the first catchy song to be released in the YouTube era. And, the lyrics? Who knows? There’s the part where he says “Gangnam Style” and the part when he says “sexy lady”, then all the other stuff in Korean. He could be reciting the dictionary for all most of us know.
A man in England has suffered heart failure after attempting PSY’s viral dance moves, prompting a British physician to caution men against strenuous dancing this holiday season. More here: natpo.st/SjfKxf
Other than that, the star and his security team have been tight-lipped about how seriously they take the threat.
News of the bizarre assassination plot made news around the world Wednesday after Albuquerque’s KRQE reported that Mark Staake, 41, and his nephew Tanner Ruane, 23, had allegedly been hired to castrate and murder the singer. (Tim Boyles/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012)