WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #120: Who You Gonna Call? Ghostwriters!

This week on “Watch What Crappens,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) delve right back into the ongoing mess that is the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reunion. It’s more frustration with the likes of Kim and Brandi and Carlton, and once again, Ben and Ronnie get way too emotionally involved in all of […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #78: How Beyoncé Changed The Universe; Also, Gaga, GTA V, and German Lessons

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) and Lisa Timmons (twitter.com/timmonslisa) bow down to Beyoncé. Pretty hurts, but this podcast doesn’t. We discuss Queen B’s amazing album stunt and contrast it with similar efforts by the likes of Lady Gaga. We also talk about Gaga’s recent duet with Christina Aguilera on […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #64: Miley, Gaga, and the VMAs

This week, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (socialitelife.com) take on MTV’s annual display of craziness: the VMAs! We tackle everything from Miley’s twerking to Gaga’s wigging out. Plus, the much-hyped NSYNC reunion, Macklemore’s J-Hud moment, and Katy Perry’s time in the ring. Come listen!

‘American Idol’ Final Four Sing Inspirational Songs, Fail To Inspire

We’re down to four wannabe superstars on American Idol, and for what felt like the second time all season, the judges actually gave some harsh criticism to one of the singers. It was a move in the right direction, but unfortunately, they also praised several boring, off-key, and generally lackluster tunes as well. Who’ll go […]

GRAMMYS PHOTOCAP: Edgy Performances, Safe Wins

In case you didn’t hear, The GRAMMYS aired last night, and it was pretty much the same thing as every year: tons of megawatt performances, about four awards, and lots of disappointment. Once again, the old fogies ruled the day, letting pleasant but forgettable tunes like “Need You Now” win out over edgier material over […]

YEA OR NAY: Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’

After oodles of hype this week, Lady Gaga finally “dropped” her new, much-anticipated single, “Born This Way” today, and I gotta say… it makes me cringe. Don’t get me wrong: it’s catchy. But seriously… the lyrics, while admirable in their anthemic aspirations, are just ham-fisted. It’s like my seventh grade self (the same self who […]

FUN FACT: Lady Gaga Was On ‘The Sopranos’

Before Lady Gaga was Lady Gaga, she was a teenage extra on seminal mobster show The Sopranos. Yes, on episode nine of the third season (“The Telltale Moozadell!”), Stefani Joanne Germanotta makes a fleeting appearance as a teen at a party. The 15 year old future superstar is only on screen for a few fleeting […]

Ep. 02, Banter With Ben & Lisa

[powerpress] Well, once again, Lisa Timmons and I convened for our second podcast where we once again wiled away the time bantering about everything and nothing all at once.  Our energy was a little low this week thanks to early onset sniffles from me and mid-week blahs from her, but nevertheless, we still had plenty […]