Janet Discipline

Discipline, Drinking & How Janet Jackson Helped Me Get It Together Again

Note to my readers: this is a little more personal (raw), as Lindsay Lohan would say. During the last weekend of March, I spent my Saturday night out doing the usual: bar-hopping from Brooklyn to Manhattan, drinking to near blackout excess. Some portions of the night are still hazy. (Very "Blur.")……


Ayumi Hamasaki 2018 Tokyo Rainbow Pride

Ayumi Hamasaki, Gay Icon, Performs at 2018 Tokyo Rainbow Pride

When it comes to Gay Icons™, I count a fair share of the usual suspects as my own: Madonna, Britney Spears, The Sisters Minogue. Perhaps you've heard of a few of them. But I also grew up hovering in the fan forums of pop stars from across the world in Japan and South Korea - something that I've…


Madonna Harper's Bazaar Terry Richardson

'Remember When I Was Allowed to Be A Visionary?': Madonna Has Snapped

Madonna, Queen of Pop® and Portuguese Soccer Mom, has officially had it. As we've known for at least a month now, the emoji-abusing pop icon is working on new music again, resulting in what, presumably, will be her fourteenth studio album - the follow-up to 2015's leak-plagued Rebel Heart. What we…


Janet Jackson I Get Lonely Velvet Rope

Janet Jackson's 'I Get Lonely' Turns 20: A Look Back

"Want no one but you." It's Valentine's Day. Got somebody there? Good. Thinking about somebody who isn't? This one goes out to you. Twenty years ago this month (February 26, to be exact), Janet - Miss Jackson, if you're nasty - released a song called "I Get Lonely," the third single from her 1997…


Dita Von Teese Album

Dita Von Teese Is Releasing Her Very Own Chic, French Pop Inspired Album

Almost exactly five years ago to this day, Dita Von Teese and British electronic duo Monarchy debuted the delicious Pleasantville-meets-"Justify My Love" visual for their thumping dark-electro collaboration, "Disintegration." Given the (drop dead) beautiful burlesque dancing bombshell that Dita…


Kylie Minogue Dancing

Look, Let's Brace Ourselves: Kylie Minogue Is Going 'Dancing,' Cowboy Style

Blame Joanne. And the Miley Cyrus return-to-roots record. And Kesha's rowdy, honky-tonk empowerment rock. And Justin Timberlake's transformation into a #Masc4Masc flannel-wearing woodsman. But it appears the trend is now being tackled by our very own Mighty Aphrodite, too. Kylie Minogue is gearing…


MKS Love Me Hard

Mutya Keisha Siobhan's 'Love Me Hard' Is Another Bittersweet Reminder of What Could Have Been

Mutya Keisha Siobhan - previously known as the originally Sugababes, AKA the Origibabes - kicked off their would-have-been comeback with the best song of 2013 in "Flatline" - and then promptly fell off the face of the Earth in a fit of pushbacks, leaks, copyright battles and babies. We did get an…


Kaito Hundred Million Light Years

Kaito, 'Hundred Million Light Years'

I work some really strange hours a few days a week. One of those days is Sunday. Therefore, I'm often katy_perry_-_wide_awake.mp3 at 3:43 on Monday morning. Like right now. Since I'm never really in the mood for a hair-whipping Britney Spears banger or a cutesy K-Pop bop at this point in the night,…


MuuMuse Reasons To Live 2018

Pop Goes The Future: The Many Reasons to Live for 2018

2017 might have been a tough one for many of us, but just as a wise woman once said after filming Evita: nothing takes the past away like the future. And so, as opposed to adding to the noise of the endless lists recapping the best parts of the past twelve months or dwelling on the…


Britney Spears Kylie Minogue Spinnin Around BBC Impersonator Better Than The Real Thing

Kylie Minogue & Britney Spears Performed "Spinning Around" Together (Well, Almost)

Whilst you were on Grindr looking for a white-bearded daddy to slide down your chimney for some NSA stocking stuffer fun this past weekend, the Mighty Aphrodite herself, Miss Kylie Minogue, and The Legendary Miss Britney Spears united in song for a glitteringly gay, fabulously fierce spectacular…


The Top Songs of 2017 MuuMuse

The Top 20 Songs of 2017

Surprise: I'm breaking with tradition. As opposed to doing a complete Top 100 Singles list as I've done for the past almost-decade or so (today is the ten year anniversary of MuuMuse, by the way), I've decided to take a different approach. Not because there aren't more than enough good songs out…


Girls Aloud Unreleased

Fling My Soul Overboard: Unreleased Girls Aloud Gems Leak on the Eve of Their 15th Anniversary

On November 30, 2002, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini Payne, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Sarah "HJ on CBB" Harding were selected to form a girl group on Popstars: The Rivals, resulting in what would become Britain's biggest-selling girl group of the 21st century: the…