BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #49: Famous Siblings We Love; Also, American Idol, Tiger Woods, and A Shout-Out To SoundCloud!

New Banter with Ben and Lisa is up, and this episode is really funny, if I do say so myself. Here’s the official description: This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (idolator.com) embrace Siblings Day by discussing the famous siblings they like most. From Kim Richards to Bambi […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA: Episode 32 – Hunger Games, Rihanna & Chris Brown, and Bunny Murder

This week Lisa and I really tackle the uplifting topics this week: bad dates, dead bunnies, acid maiming, and Michael Madsen. But all in the funniest way. We also get excited about the upcoming Hunger Games movie, talk Rihanna and Chris Brown, and chat about their favorite screen legend, Faye Dunaway. What’s not to love? […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA: Episode 29 – Madonna, Spice Girls, and other Hairy Pop Culture Concerns

Hola everyone. This week on Banter with Ben and Lisa, we analyze Madonna’s new video for “Give Me Your Luvin’” in real time on the podcast and share our candid opinions on the Material Girl’s latest offering. Plus, we stroll down memory lane with the Spice Girls and talk about a variety of celebrities, including […]

15 Hopeless Places Rihanna May Have Found Love In

Rihanna’s latest ubiquitous hit, “We Found Love,” boasts of finding love in a hopeless place. This has left listeners pondering many questions, chief among them: what sort of hopeless place was Rihanna talking about? After the jump, a list of potential hopeless locales where Rihanna may have found love against the odds…

Chris Brown May Have An Anger Problem

In case you haven’t heard, famously even-keeled Chris Brown trashed his dressing room at GMA this morning after host Robin Roberts asked him about that whole Rihanna “thing.” The singer clearly was not in any mood to discuss the assault on his then-girlfriend and told Roberts that it was all “in the past.” And what […]

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 […]

Rihanna, As Interpreted By Classical Musicians

Once again, Rihanna has a ubiquitous dance single with “Only Girl (In The World),” and so it was only a matter of time before creative types on the Interwebs decided to do their own covers of it. This one, performed by a classical music group named Aston, is particularly noteworthy as it translates the frenetic […]