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Hot Problems – The Best Song Ever

posted by S. Russ

I can relate to this.  Hot dudes have problems too.  I’m just glad someone was brave enough to speak about this powerful message.

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Lionel Richie… What Are You Doing??

posted by S. Russ

Pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie has suddenly popped on the charts again.  I love me some Lionel, and have since his glory days in the ’80s, so I was excited to see what he had going on. I wish […]

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Why Couples Should Watch Ice Loves Coco

posted by S. Russ

I love my wife, and my wife loves reality television.  Generally I will play a video game or read a book while she watches the Kardashians, Say Yes to the Dress, and similar programs.  Those shows aren’t really my thing, […]

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MTV Is Old Y’all

posted by S. Russ

Today MTV turned 30 years old, and I feel ancient. It’s hard to believe looking at the network now, but I have a lot of great memories of MTV.  Growing up through its “golden years” had its perks.  While MTV […]

This is Rebecca Black’s Moment

posted by S. Russ

Hit “like” to share this blistering commentary with your friends Rebecca Black is back, and this time she is for playing for reals. Instead of launching the original follow-up single called “LOL,” Rebecca’s handlers and parents, I mean Rebecca, decided […]

How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit?

posted by S. Russ

The answer?  One million dollars. Check out the story at NPR If only there was something else all that money could be used for.  Starving children, cancer research, things like that… Follow the Prophet of Pop on Twitter and on Facebook!

Weird Al Takes On Lady Gaga With “Perform This Way”

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! Weird Al finally parodies Lady Gaga.  There simply isn’t much to add to this. Related – Lady Gaga’s Inspiring New Commercial Follow the Prophet of Pop on Twitter and on Facebook!

Justin Bieber Wins a Country Music Award

posted by S. Russ

Click “Like” above to share with your friends! To quote fictional race car driver Ricky Bobby, “That just happened.” Apparently he did a duet with Rascal Flatts during the year, so CMT him an award.  This is about as bizarre […]

Lady Gaga’s Inspiring New Commercial!

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this post with your friends! Many of you might have wondered why I write about Lady Gaga so often.  Believe it or not, it isn’t just because she is controversial or because she is willing to […]

American Idol Scotty Mcreery Throws A Fake First Pitch

posted by S. Russ

Ah, the world of “reality” television.  This weekend the three remaining American Idol finalists (sadly NOT including James Durbin) returned home to great their fans and to pose at various media circus-type events.  For Garner, NC native Scotty Mcreery, one […]

American Idol: The Final Four Take on Inspirational Songs

posted by S. Russ

Tonight was the biggest night on television according to Ryan Seacret.  Someone should inform the Super Bowl so it can close up shop.  There are only four contestants left, Lady Gaga was there to mentor, and Coke was advertised – […]

Lady Gaga’s “Judas” Video: Jesus, Motorcycles, and a Lipstick Gun

posted by S. Russ

Since it’s premiere last Thursday night on American Idol I have been trying to come up with something to say about Lady Gaga’s new video for “Judas.”  There are people up in arms about the video, which isn’t surprising considering […]

Country Music Prepares Response to the Death of Osama Bin Laden

posted by S. Russ

The rumble from Nashville is so thunderous that it can probably heard all over the globe – it’s the sound of country musicians scrambling to be the first to release a country song about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  […]

Lady Gaga’s Controversial “Judas” Video To Premiere on American Idol

posted by S. Russ

…and apparently, it will “shock” us in an unexpected way.  In the video for the controversial single Lady Gaga will play the part of Mary Magdalene, news which has already brought out naysayers.  What is interesting though, is that the […]

The American Idol Top 7 Recap! – Welcome to the 21st Century Edition

posted by S. Russ

There are only seven potential idols left.  Did their performances take me to seventh heaven, or to the seven circles of hell?  Let’s find out! Opening Performance – They brought back the departed six to perform a Pink song.  Poor, […]

Lady Gaga’s New Single “Judas” Shocks and Dismays

posted by S. Russ

Another week, another burst of Lady Gaga news, and another burst of comments from the Lady Gaga lovers and haters.  Happy Monday! First of all, she released the cover of her new album which is pictured above.  Yes, that is […]

Justin Bieber Can’t Find Peace in the Middle East

posted by S. Russ

Poor ‘ole Justin Bieber just can’t catch a break.  The teen star is currently in Israel for a couple of concerts, but prior to the shows he took the time to take a pilgrimage to Israel with his family – […]

Rebecca Black Dominates Youtube

posted by S. Russ

You probably heard the Rebecca Black song “Friday” last month.  If you didn’t then you should, because it is a wake up call to how terrible pop music can be.  If you’ve ever shunned Ke$ha for not being able to […]

Lady Gaga, the AANR, and Nudeapalooza

posted by S. Russ

Lady Gaga has come up with another way to etch her name into the annuls of pop history – performing in the buff.  In her latest Gagavision video broadcasted on her website, she claimed that she hoped to do all […]

UPDATE: Lady Gaga Goes Country and Dolly Parton Loves It

posted by S. Russ

Lady Gaga has released a country version of her hit single “Born This Way.”  That’s right, country. Pop stars releasing dance remixes is nothing new, but a country remix?  That’s pretty rare.  Not only does this make for the first […]

Britney Spears Femme Fatale is Number 1… With A Twist

posted by S. Russ

On the day of the premiere of her post-apocalyptic video “”Til the World Ends,” Britney Spears got another piece of news – her album Femme Fatale was number 1 on the Billboard Top 200.  This isn’t surprising though, as the […]

Taylor Swift Wins Big and I Mourn the Passing of Country Music

posted by S. Russ

Last night the Academy of Country Music Awards happened and Taylor Swift took home the big prize for entertainer of the year.  For anyone who has a radio or a teenage daughter this should be no surprise as Taylor Swift […]

Monday Videos – Stephen Colbert, Rebecca Black, Jimmy Fallon, Taylor Hicks, and Scott Stapp??

posted by S. Russ

Happy April everyone!  I hope that Spring has arrived at your house like it has here.  I just wanted to post a couple of fun videos to help you get your week started! Friday night Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, The […]

April Fool’s Day Post! – Tim Tebow To Release Christian Pop Album

posted by S. Russ

Superstar Broncos QB and outspoken evangelical made a big announcement today – he is releasing a Christian pop album.  The pigskin slinger isn’t known for his musical ability, but with the recent success of Rebecca Black I guess he figures […]

Katy Perry Tell-All Book?

posted by S. Russ

Reports have been surfacing that Katy Perry’s mother is writing a tell-all book about her hugely successful pop singer daughter.  The book was rumored to detail Katy’s life and how her racy lyrics and outfits have effected the ministry of […]

Songs for Japan Brings Together Lady Gaga, The Boss, Eminem, and more!

posted by S. Russ

38 artists across many genres of music have teamed up to bring you Songs for Japan.  This 38 song compilation is available on Itunes for the ridiculously low price of $9.99!  Wow, do I sound like an informercial or what?  […]

Ke$ha Takes Communion

posted by S. Russ

Okay, she didn’t really take communion, but she did drink blood during a performance of her song “Cannibal.”  It appears that the blood came from some kind of heart, but whether it is real or a prop isn’t entirely clear.  […]

Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Makes Fridays Seem Awful

posted by S. Russ

If you have been wondering what the hottest music video out right now is, then feast your eyes on Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”  It is a bit like Justin Bieber meets Ke$ha meets the worst thing that I have ever heard […]

Lady Gaga, Japan, and Prayer

posted by S. Russ

Lady Gaga is no stranger to fashion, but this time it is for agood cause. The controversial pop singer is one of the firstcelebrities to pitch in with relief effort funds for Japan and israising money by selling prayer bracelets. […]

Mariah Carey, George Michael, and Paula Abdul To Team Up Like Britney and Ke$ha?

posted by S. Russ

Mariah Carey, George Michael, and Paula Abdul. It might sound like the beginning of an incredible joke, but it is so much more.  Simon Cowell is seeking the three pop stars to be judges on his new show X-Factor. This […]

Pop Stars Help Others By Way of Qaddafi

posted by S. Russ

The unrest in Libya is having at least one positive outcome – charity by way of pop stars.  Beyonce and Nelly Furtado top a list of pop singers who have performed recent shows for the Qaddafi family, and they are […]

Editor’s Picks – February 2011

posted by S. Russ

Welcome to the first ever “Editor’s Picks”!  It may be a surprise, but I do in fact have an editor.  In an even bigger surprise, he actually likes some of what I write.  Crazy, I know!  Since he is an […]

Take the “Justin Bieber Bible Quiz”

posted by S. Russ

Hot on the heels of the Justin Bieber Bible Study, check out the Justin Bieber Bible Quiz!  The quiz contains a number of interesting interview snippets with that really flesh out Justin’s faith and how it has influenced his music.  […]

Mandy Moore Returns for the Oscars!

posted by S. Russ

Maybe its just me, but it seems like the last time I saw Mandy Moore she was playing a stuck up girl in the great religious comedy Saved! and guest starring as a clutzy love interest on Scrubs.  Despite selling […]

Check out “Chartsweep”!

posted by S. Russ

Entertainment Weekly has shared a gem with the world in the form of “Chartsweep.”  It is a 75 minute medley of every number 1 hit from the 1950s to the 1990s.  You will hear so many hits that it will […]

The Justin Bieber Bible Study – Part 3

posted by S. Russ

Today we rage on to the end of the Justin Bieber Never Say Never Bible Study!  If you haven’t been following, the Justin Bieber Bible Study was a booklet sent out to youth leaders to promote his latest film.  In […]

The Justin Bieber Bible Study – Part 2

posted by S. Russ

Welcome one and all to part 2 of the Justin Bieber Bible Study review!  Today we’ll be looking at the opening sections which describe the purpose of the discussion.  The writers also subtly try to convince us that Never Say Never […]

Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” Video Is Futuristic Kung Fu Madness

posted by S. Russ

Tonight was the premiere of Britney Spear’s video for her hit single “Hold It Against Me.”  The song, based on a worn out pick-up line, showcases new levels of brilliant poetry for the songstress.  I hear the other album tracks […]

The Justin Bieber Bible Study – Part 1

posted by S. Russ

Here it is folks – The Justin Bieber Bible Study: Never Say Never… For Nothing Is Impossible With God.  This short booklet with a poorly worded title was sent to youth group leaders as a part of the promotional campaign […]

Justin Bieber Blesses A Pizza

posted by S. Russ

The Justin Bieber movie promotional machine reached full tilt last week, including the release of a bevy of clips just like this one from Beliefnet. Since the movie touches on Justin’s faith, teenage evangelicals are target demographic. While I haven’t […]

Former Idol Jason Castro Joins Winter Jam

posted by S. Russ

It seems that Idol standout Jason Castro has finally found a place where he belongs – Christian music.  The dread lock-headed pop artist’s latest single “You Are” made its way into the top 10 on the Billboard Christian Chart last […]

GRAMMY Live Blog Action!

posted by S. Russ

Let’s get it on! -It is most sad that in order to be recognized Muse had to strip all the uniqueness from their sound.  They deserved the success… 8 years ago. -Bruno Mars may be one of the best pop […]

Weezer disappoints their fans… again.

posted by S. Russ

If you thought Eminem sold out by appearing in two commercials during the Super Bowl, then get a load of this.  With just a simple click of the “like” button you can watch Weezer slog through a poorly performed extended […]

Prophecy and the Black Eyed Peas

posted by S. Russ

Prophecy [prof–uh-see] nThe foretelling or prediction of what is to come. This blog isn’t about that.  In fact, a lot of prophecy isn’t about that.  Traditional prophecy is more about the present than the future.  It is about shedding light […]

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Hot Problems - The Best Song Ever
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HeE6NWmDE&feature=share[/youtube] I can relate to this.  Hot dudes have problems too.  I'm just glad someone was brave enough to speak about this powerful message. ...

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Lionel Richie... What Are You Doing??
Pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie has suddenly popped on the charts again.  I love me some Lionel, and have since his glory days in the '80s, so I was excited to see what he had going on. I wish I hadn't.  Here's ...

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Why Couples Should Watch Ice Loves Coco
I love my wife, and my wife loves reality television.  Generally I will play a video game or read a book while she watches the Kardashians, Say Yes to the Dress, and similar programs.  Those shows aren't really my thing, I'm more of a ...

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