MUSIC, POP

Behind the Scenes: Katy Perry’s surprise visit

When Katy Perry’s new single, Roar, leaked on Saturday, the pop star was surprised. But she was nowhere near as surprised as the DJs at the Morning Mash Up! were when Perry showed up to their studios unplanned on Tuesday. … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES

Police, politicians respond to stop-and-frisk ruling

A federal judge ruled Monday that the New York Police Department’s practice of stopping and frisking people suspected of criminal activity violated the Constitution by amounting to “indirect racial profiling” of young black and Hispanic men in disproportionate numbers. Stop-and-frisk … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, TV

Breaking Bad cast on what they think of the finale

The Internet exploded when a record-breaking 5.9 million people tuned into the premiere of the second half of Breaking Bad season five on Sunday. The episode, which was the most-watched installment of the show yet, prompted more than 750,000 tweets … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, TV

The scariest part of the job for Unforgettable’s Poppy Montgomery

Three weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Poppy Montgomery was back on set filming the second season of Unforgettable. One month later, the actress was even doing her own stunts! “We’re doing more and more stunts this season, which … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES

Lake Bell on the comedy that inspired In a World…

Lake Bell has been doing comedy for a while, but the writer-director-star of the new movie In a World… started out in more serious roles after attending drama school in England. Bell began to pursue her true passion after appearing in … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, TV

Jennifer Coolidge can’t handle the pressure (of texting)

Whether it’s as Stifler’s mom in American Pie, or Sophie Kachinsky on 2 Broke Girls, Jennifer Coolidge can time comedy to perfection. So what cracks her? A buzzing phone, it would seem. “A lot of people can handle so much … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

NYC mayoral candidate Bill Thompson: “We need to stop talking about Weiner”

As a candidate in New York’s mayoral race, Bill Thompson is happy to talk about education, affordable housing and jobs. What he doesn’t want to talk about is Anthony Weiner. The former city comptroller told Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress … Continued

COMEDY, ENTERTAINMENT

Dane Cook got his start in comedy from Tobias Fünke?

Before he was Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development, David Cross did stand-up in Boston. But Cross did more than tell jokes—he let Dane Cook on stage to perform his first-ever set… just not as “Dane Cook!” Hear Cook tell the full … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Affordable Care Act will benefit women the most, says Valerie Jarrett

As a senior adviser to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett is one of the most powerful women in Washington. But Jarrett, who chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls, took time out of her busy schedule to talk to … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

Silversun Pickups take on fans at Alt Nation Ping Pong Throwdown

Silversun Pickups are really good at making music, but not so good at playing ping pong. The band stopped by the SiriusXM studios for the second Alt Nation ping pong throwdown—a tradition started by ping pong fanatics Muse in April. … Continued