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.'"
Watch Miley Cyrus Surprise a Music Teacher with a New Piano [Video]
We hear a lot about how American schools continually need to battle for resources on behalf of their students, and few people would argue that we could do a better job of meeting those needs. That's where the Real Change Project comes in -- and with the help of an assortment of stars that includes Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, and Jason Mraz, they're helping make a difference.
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.'
Rebecca Black Uses Her Voice Lessons to Cover Rihanna’s ‘Stay’
Rebecca Black endured heaps of withering scorn after releasing her debut single, the unintentionally hilarious 'Friday,' but give her credit -- she's still making music, and she's even sharpened her vocal chops.
Rihanna Makes History
Rihanna's 'Stay' is one of the standout cuts from her 'Unapologetic' album, as well as one of the biggest hits of the year -- and, with its ascent to the top spot on Billboard's Pop Songs chart this week, it's also a new career milestone for her.
Watch Pharrell Williams Perform ‘Get Lucky’ for the First Time
Even if it didn't include a ton of eclectic guest performers, Daft Punk's upcoming 'Random Access Memories' would be one of the spring's most hotly anticipated albums. That being said, it obviously doesn't hurt that the new record finds the duo working with stars like Pharrell Williams -- who recently treated an audience to his first-ever live performance of their collaboration, 'Get Lucky.' Read
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.
Lil Wayne Laughs Off $3.4 Million Lawsuit Judgment
For most people, losing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit would be fairly catastrophic -- but then, most people aren't Lil Wayne.
Selena Gomez Under Fire for Wearing Bindis
If she'd never heard the phrase "cultural appropriation" before her performance at Sunday's (April 14) MTV Movie Awards, you can bet Selena Gomez knows what it means now.
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.