A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web, including Rotten Tomatoes, Paste Magazine, Movies with Butter, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, Diffuser, and Loudwire. He's also the editor-in-chief of Popdose and its parent-oriented affiliate, Dadnabbit, and the author of the upcoming book "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of 'One Life to Live.'"
Ariana Grande Covers Whitney Houston [Video]
Thanks to Auto-Tune, it's just about impossible to hear anyone singing anymore without wondering if they're actually as talented as they sound. Ariana Grande has received some flattering vocal comparisons to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey lately, and while it's still too soon to say she deserves them, we can't fault her willingness to prove her pipes are real.
Alicia Keys + Maxwell Meet in the Big Easy for ‘Fire We Make’ Video
These days, pretty much anyone can make a video for next to nothing, so it's extra nice to see one that's been created with care and an actual budget. Case in point: This clip for Alicia Keys' duet with Maxwell, 'Fire We Make.'
Preview the New Backstreet Boys Album
Don't look now, children of the '90s, but the Backstreet Boys are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year -- and they're marking the occasion with the release of a new album.
Ciara Wishes Rihanna Well + Throws Shade at the Same Time
Rihanna and Ciara might be R&B's foremost frenemies -- they can't stop feuding in public, and they're just as good at making up. These days, the squabbling divas seem to be on the outs, and judging from Ciara's latest comments, a reconciliation may not be coming anytime soon.
Jessica Sanchez Talks ‘Glee’ + New Album
In the months since concluding her stint on the show, former 'American Idol' runner-up Jessica Sanchez has had to patiently wait for her turn at the spotlight while winner Phillip Phillips saw his career take off -- but with her debut album around the corner and a 'Glee' appearance in the works, she's ready for her time to shine.
Chris Brown Says Frank Ocean Used ‘Sympathy’ to Snag His Grammy
Just a few days after publicly saying he respects Frank Ocean's music and lulling America into thinking his life would now be something other than a series of feuds and/or offensive statements, Chris Brown is back in action -- and by "action," of course, we mean dissing his enemies and bragging about his sex life with Rihanna.
Adele Says She + Chris Brown Were Complimenting One Another at 2013 Grammys
As satisfying as some of us might find the idea of Adele giving Chris Brown a public scolding during the Grammy Awards, there's just one little problem: Adele says it didn't happen.
Ed Sheeran to Record Followup to ‘+’ During Taylor Swift Red Tour
If you've been eyeing Ed Sheeran's busy tour schedule and fretting that it could take him forever to get around to following up his hit '+' album, don't worry -- he won't be waiting long before he gets back to the studio.
Is One Direction’s Harry Styles Still a Member of His Old Band?
Much as some of us might like to believe that the members of our favorite boy bands and girl groups were brewed up in a petri dish before taking over our YouTube queues and iPod playlists, they really did have lives before they became famous -- and that includes Harry Styles of One Direction.
The Jonas Brothers Wish Fans Happy Holidays in Christmas Video
Not that anyone who loves the Jonas Brothers really needs any extra holiday spirit, but the boys in the band are always going the extra mile for their fans, and they just did it again with this year's videotaped holiday message.