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It’s Thanksgiving: The Top 10 Things We’re Thankful For In 2012

By: Idolator Staff // November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving is a magical holiday, isn't it? It's a time for reflection on the past year and the many bounties it brought our way — and here at Idolator, we can't help but feel that 2012 gave us an extraordinary cornucopia of pop culture moments for which we want to give thanks. From the instant… More »


American Music Awards 2012: The 10 Best & Worst Moments From The Show

By: Sam Lansky // November 19, 2012
Last night's 2012 American Music Awards telecast felt more like an all-star concert than a typical awards show, jammed with performances as it was — but there's no denying that some artists fared better than others. From the great moments (Christina Aguilera's astoundingly insane medley and Justin Bieber trolling "the haters") to the lackluster ones (a… More »


Rihanna’s 7 Best Videos: Shut Up And Watch

By: John Hamilton // November 9, 2012
Fasten your seatbelts, pop fans: Pop's fierce ruling princess (and quite possibly the hardest working woman in showbiz) Rihanna is set to begin an unprecedented promo blitz for her new album, the intriguingly-titled Unapologetic. The centerpiece of this international media blowout will be the week-long, seven-country 777 Tour, commemorating seven years of… More »


Election 2012: Barack Obama Wins Second Term, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber React

By: Robbie Daw // November 6, 2012
Barack Obama won a second term as President of the United States Of America on Tuesday night (November 6), causing many artists to turn to — where else? — Twitter and Facebook to type out their elation. Over the past couple days, we rounded up messages from pop stars, ranging from More »


Election 2012: Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Pink & Others Tweet On Election Day

By: Robbie Daw // November 6, 2012
Election Day is finally here, pop fans, and if you're 18 and over, it's time to get out there and hit the polls. If you won't listen to us on that matter, perhaps you'll adhere the advice of your favorite artists like Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, More »


Election 2012: Katy Perry, Shakira and Lady Gaga Get Out the Vote Online Via Twitter & YouTube

By: emilytan // November 5, 2012
With less than 24 hours till Election Day, the interwebs have been overloaded with tweets and messages from celebrities about heading to the polls on Tuesday (November 6). From Jason Mraz and Katy Perry, who have been performing at rallies in support of Barack Obama, to Diddy and Beyonce'… More »


Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Think Piece Mania: Read The Best Quotes

By: Sam Lansky // October 31, 2012
The best thing about a new, super-high-profile album is the wave of highbrow analysis that inevitably accompanies it, as the brightest writers in the business stroke their chins for awhile and wonder what that new Britney or Ke$ha LP really Means, with a capital M. In the case of Taylor Swift's latest album, Red, there were so many… More »


Christina Aguilera Debate: See The Results Of Idolator’s #XtinaDebate

By: Idolator Staff // October 31, 2012
Yesterday, the Twittersphere formally exploded as Idolator hosted our second ever Twitter debate, where we debated an important issue facing voters this election season: Is the media too hard on Christina Aguilera? While our own Sam Lansky took the side of the media, debaters far and wide joined the fray to discuss how Aguilera… More »


Halloween Music Madness: 12 Albums With Creepy Cover Art

By: Caila Ball // October 29, 2012
Sure, we always expect album art with a certain scare factor when it comes to musicians like Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Slayer...you know, the other side of iTunes. But every now and then, a pop singer comes out with a cover that just gives us the creeps. The music and lyrics may… More »


Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ Turns Five: Stan & Deliver

By: Idolator Staff // October 26, 2012
On the momentous occasion of its five-year anniversary, how does one even begin to honor a piece of pop history as great as Blackout? Much has been written about the iconic LP, released in 2007 as Britney Spears' fifth studio album, but its legacy is clear: Blackout predicted the dance invasion of the last several… More »


Halloween Playlist: 12 Spooky Songs To Frighten Your Night

By: John Hamilton // October 25, 2012
In case you couldn't tell from our previous countdown of supernatural pop moments, we here at Idolator are really into all things spooky! So when the season of trick-or-treaters, pumpkin-scented everything and Halloween party playlists rolls around, we’re in our element. As a matter of fact, we wish some pioneering pop artist would write… More »


Election 2012: The 5 Best Tweets From The Third Presidential Debate

By: Sam Lansky // October 23, 2012
Last night's (October 22) final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney generated a reported 6.5 million tweets, but as far as we're concerned, all eyes were on our favorite celebrity commentators. Again, Lady Gaga chimed in with some self-referential thoughts on the debate and Adam Levine lent some much-needed gravity, but asMore »


13 Campy Christmas Albums To Dig Out For The Holidays

By: Mike Wass // October 19, 2012
Christmas albums are not known for their subtlety or restraint, but Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta’s long-awaited reunion, This Christmas (out November 13), lifts festive kitsch to previously unimagined heights. Let’s start with the high-art cover. It finds the Rydell High graduates sipping cocoa from fancy cups, surrounded by a sea of present… More »


Election 2012: Barack Obama & Mitt Romney, As Shown Through Our 10 Fave Pop Parody Videos

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // October 18, 2012
Power to the pop-loving people! Living in a democracy means that every four years we not only get to voice our say in who runs our country, we have endless opportunities to turn their every word, campaign and factual gaffe into an excuse to churn out political parody videos. (If only Abraham Lincoln were alive… More »


The 11 Best UK Girl Groups Of The Past 25 Years: From Spice Girls To Sugababes

By: Sam Lansky // October 17, 2012
British boy bands are on the rise, with groups like One Direction and The Wanted making a monster impact on the US charts, but what about the ladies? Just as our neighbors across the pond have produced an inordinate share of the best boy band pop of the last few decades, so… More »


The 11 Best UK Boy Bands Of The Past 25 Years: From Take That To One Direction

By: John Hamilton // October 10, 2012
With a blockbuster year nearly behind them (their platinum hit "What Makes You Beautiful" hit the top four, spawning a number one album and a sold-out tour) and new single "Live While We're Young" burning up the airwaves, British boy-band One Direction remind us of one of pop music's most enduring truths: the most… More »


Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Feudgate 2012: Read Nicki’s 5 Shadiest Tweets About Mariah

By: Sam Lansky // October 5, 2012
We have yet to formally declare a side in the ongoing feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey that exploded this week following a confrontation during American Idol auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina. But if anyone is winning points for shameless Twitter-dragging, it's Dear Old Nicki. The stakes have been escalating… More »


The 8 Best “Gangnam”-Style Dance Craze Songs Of The Past 25 Years

By: Mike Wass // October 5, 2012
PSY rode his invisible horse all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 last week. (And now he's bouncing shirtless!) “Gangnam Style” was always destined for K-pop greatness, but the hilarious dance routine also overcame the language barrier and made the song an international phenomenon. While the… More »


Election 2012: The 10 Best Obama & Romney Name-Drops In Music From Recent Years

By: Sam Lansky // October 4, 2012
Election Season is right around the corner, and it's a time when all Americans ask "Wait, what's the electoral college again?" and head to the voting booths in support of their candidate of choice. This year, with the amount of key issues at play, the upcoming decision is an important one, and has musical artist… More »


Britney Spears, Taylor Swift & Rihanna Top ‘Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Hollywood List

By: Sam Lansky // October 2, 2012
Surprise! The highest-paid women in the entertainment industry are pretty much the ones that you'd expect: the big-time superstars with massive endorsement deals, global tours and record sales. At the top of the list? Britney Spears and Taylor Swift, with Rihanna in close pursuit. Forbes' annual list, which went live yesterday… More »


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