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May 2011

Articles From Jaan Uhelszki in May
Tuesday May 31, 2011 15:00 PM ET
What helped put Justin Bieber over the ten million mark on Twitter?
Saturday May 28, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Sources say the singer never tried to hide what she was doing and was forthcoming when social workers carried on an investigation.
Saturday May 28, 2011 00:00 AM ET
While Amy Winehouse has been out of the public eye recently, it doesn't mean that her ongoing battle with drugs and alcohol are over.
Friday May 27, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Should we worry about the state of the Paltrow/Martin marriage? The reason we ask is because back in 2008, the Coldplay singer told anyone who'd listen that he'd given up his obsessive running in favor of yoga, something his lithe wife practices religiously.
Friday May 27, 2011 30:00 AM ET
What makes Elfman's appearance extraordinary is that the composer - who used to be the singer and spiritual leader of the band Oingo Boingo until its demise in 1995 - never does any press.
Thursday May 26, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Is it just our imagination, or does everybody want Joan Jett lately? Two days ago Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready Tweeted photos of Jett's Seattle concert and then posted a snapshot of the two of them posing backstage with goofy grins on their famous faces.
Wednesday May 25, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The child of two teachers, Sheff grew up in the dormitory of a New England boarding school, and has an elaborate, obsessive, and sometimes hysterical way of looking at the world that has resulted in six revelatory albums that show some of the odder aspects of human nature.
Wednesday May 25, 2011 00:00 AM ET
What does Justin Bieber look for in a girl? Well, one look at the winsome Selena Gomez and you can figure it out for yourself, although he didn't bother to mention her (but thanked his mother) in his acceptance speech for the "Artist of the Year" gong at last Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.
Tuesday May 24, 2011 25:00 PM ET
We're not saying that being a rock star isn't a fulfilling job. But for one reason or another, many of them want to have another outlet for their creative muses - owning fashion lines, starting record labels, scoring a film or two...you know, sidelines that really aren't a leap outside their comfort zones.
Monday May 23, 2011 45:00 AM ET
We forgot one important entry when we did the piece on smart rock stars: Lady Gaga. Yes, you heard correctly. The "Born This Way" singer received an honorary degree yesterday from MTVU for her influence on the lives of college...
Sunday May 22, 2011 36:44 PM ET
Katy Perry isn't the first pop star to stomp her jewel-encrusted stilettos and make rather outrageous demands. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna played the imperious diva long before Perry put on her coquettish pink cone bras.
Thursday May 19, 2011 23:46 AM ET
Is there a doctor in the house? Bad Religion's Greg Graffin, who earned his PhD in zoology in 2007 from Cornell University, is eschewing the road during the week to teach evolution at his old alma mater this fall, in...
Wednesday May 18, 2011 20:00 PM ET
Twins separated at birth? Not likely, but Beck's break-up inspired album Sea Change can be heard in bits and pieces on the sonically gorgeous new solo album from Thurston Moore, Demolished Thoughts.
Tuesday May 17, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Steve Earle just never does anything easy, which goes a long way to explain why in the past month he released both a book and an album - both dubbed I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive.
Sunday May 15, 2011 54:57 PM ET
There might not be as much hoopla as last month's royal wedding, but make no mistake, Caleb Followill's wedding was fit for a king.
Friday May 13, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Now that Nirvana producer and famous Chicagoan Steve Albini has a food blog (he made Mrs. Albini dolmas last night) should we expect noted rock fan Anthony Bourdain to produce the upcoming Iggy Pop record? We didn't think so.
Thursday May 12, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Wayne Coyne is the major domo, lead vocalist, and ringmaster for Oklahoma art provocateurs The Flaming Lips, logging in time as a teenage pot dealer and fry cook at Long John Silver's for 11 years before his band really took...
Monday May 9, 2011 55:10 PM ET
There have been rumors that Sheryl Crow, 49, and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, 42, were a couple ever since Bramhall II produced Crow's 100 Miles From Memphis album last year.   But Crowe wasn't saying anything, refusing to tell InStyle magazine...
Monday May 9, 2011 32:10 PM ET
Almost buried in a 5,000-word piece about Madonna and her relationship with Kabbalah in the current issue of New York magazine is an alarming fact: Madonna demanded that Guy Richie get circumcised at age 39. Yes, you heard right. The...
Monday May 9, 2011 21:22 PM ET
The son of the Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour could go to jail after an attack on a vehicle carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla - but not until after his exams.The son of iconic Pink Floyd guitarist David...
Friday May 6, 2011 40:00 PM ET
I don't know about you, but it seems like a natural for Lindsay Lohan to play Stevie Nicks in a film about her life story - her substance abuses notwithstanding. In fact, that would seem to uniquely qualify the blonde...
Thursday May 5, 2011 20:00 PM ET
Is it any surprise that mariachi is trending right now, given the fact that Cinco de Mayo is ahora? Lady Gaga celebrated her twenty-fifth birthday at La Cita, a Los Angeles Mexican restaurant last month with mojitos and a mariachi...
Wednesday May 4, 2011 40:00 PM ET
No matter how much grousing Metallica did about Rick Rubin when they were in preproduction for 2008's Death Magnetic, the heavy metal behemoths have tapped the veteran producer for their next unnamed album which they plan to begin recording...
Tuesday May 3, 2011 20:00 PM ET
"Why is there always drama in my life," lamented Sharon Osbourne in a tweet she sent on May 1. What rock's third most famous wife was referring to was the multi-million dollar tax lien that has been filed in California...
Monday May 2, 2011 09:26 AM ET
If Friday night was any indication, it looks like all was forgiven after Nathan Followill trounced Prince Harry at table tennis last January when the Kings of Leon headlined London's O2 arena. Or was it? Challenged to a game of...

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