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Paris Hilton's Improbable DJ Career: A Timeline

Paris Hilton's Improbable DJ Career: A Timeline
Photo by David X Prutting/BFAnyc.comWe couldn't help but notice that Paris Hilton has unexpectedly been killing it in the DJ scene, racking up residencies in Ibiza and sets everywhere from Colombia to South Korea. But we were pretty shocked to...… Read Full Story
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The 10 Most Horrifying "Millennial-y" Lines From the Selfie Pilot

At first glance, Selfie may seem like a shameless bid for millennial viewers with its "My Fair Lady-meets-social media" plotline but that didn't mean we weren't glued to our couch watching the pilot last night anyway. The show focuses on... Read Full Story
art 9 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week

9 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week

 Michael Stipe put together an "evolving exhibition project" called "New Sights, New Noise" at the 80 WSE Gallery (80 Washington Square East) that runs from September 30 to November 8.  The gallery's director, Jonathan Berger, asked Stipe "to be in... Read Full Story

The 45 Best One-Hit Wonders

Like musical hit-and-runs, one-hit wonders make an impact with a solitary musical achievement (namely a Top 40 Billboard hit), then promptly fade into way lower chart numbers. Here are the ones that should have signaled brighter careers. I'll start with... Read Full Story

With These Two Videos, Rapper Sharaya J Proves She's a Triple Threat

What did you expect from an incredible dancer and choreographer but -- that's right -- kick-ass choreography? Of course Sharaya J can also rap and with this clip, co-directed by Missy Elliott, we get a double-dose of music when... Read Full Story

Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" as Interpreted by White People

"Oh my gosh, look at that banjo," is the lyric "Anaconda" never needed. But thanks to the band Postmodern Jukebox, Nicki Minaj's manifesto for "bitches with a fat ass" has been turned into an ode to the banjo. The... Read Full Story

Beyoncé Taught Harvard Business School About Business

via InstagramWhen Beyoncé's dropped her self-titled album in December, it wasn't just a gift to teen girls and grown women everywhere. The surprise release even inspired Beymania in the least likely of places, Harvard Business School. The fact that Beyoncé... Read Full Story

Sonos Invades New York With the Help of Blood Orange, Best Coast + More

Best Coast. (Photo by Roger Kisby)The California-based, "multi-zone digital music system" company, Sonos, is in New York City this week showcasing their wares in a unique setting. They've taken over a big chunk of the co-working space, Neuehouse, on... Read Full Story

Sia's Choreographer Teaches You How To "Chandelier"

brightcove.createExperiences(); Move over, twerking. "Wounded dog in one of those wheelchairs," "glutenous and lonely," and "pass out/come to" are the only dance moves we care about right now. Directed by Andrea Sisson for Nowness, Ryan Heffington -- the brilliant... Read Full Story

Jimmy Kimmel Quizzes Marijuana Dispensary Patrons About Current Events

Jimmy Kimmel quizzes marijuana dispensary customers about current events. Oh dear. [Uproxx]   Noah Ritter, aka Apparently Kid, goes to visit some dinosaurs, courtesy of Ellen.  And the fedoras, oh the fedoras. One guy the other day described himself... Read Full Story