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  1. Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Won’t Gloss Over the R. Kel...

    Zach Dionne

    Like him or feel deeply disturbed by him, Robert Sylvester Kelly was Aaliyah Dana Haughton's lover. When she was 15. And he was 27. In 1994, the year Aaliyah's debut album dropped. It was called Age Ain't Nothing But a Number. So as n...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. The ‘If I Play This R&B Singer’s Music, Will He H...

    Shea Serrano

    The first time I tried to have sex with the woman whom I eventually married was some time during the spring semester of 2000. We were in college, and we'd gone on exactly one date at that point and she didn't throw up or try to stab me, so ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. Whither Post-Artpop and R. KellyControversy Gaga? Good Question....

    Molly Lambert

    Four score and several Yonces ago, an album called Artpop had just dropped, and Lady Gaga fans were anxiously awaiting the arrival of the video for its second single, "Do What U Want," which featured a guest verse from R. Kelly. Released on October 1...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  4. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: Beyonce, American Hustle, and...

    Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris

    This week, Alex and Wesley bow down before Beyonce, admire the screwball style of American Hustle, and discuss what on earth to do about R. Kelly. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, a...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  5. Rethinking R. Kelly: A Fan's Second Thoughts

    Rembert Browne

    These are some pieces I've written for Grantland about R. Kelly: "R. Kelly Is Coming Back ... Again" — March 21, 2012 "Trapped in the Closet Is 'Forever,' Starting Today" — October 17, 2012 "Listen to R. Kelly's Tribute to the Kids o...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  6. You Guys, I Don't Think R. Kelly Is Actually Singing About Oreos

    Mark Lisanti

    I think it might be about sex stuff. Just a hunch....

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  7. Afternoon Links: Benedict Cumberbatch Can Be a Sex Genius, Too

    Zach Dionne

    Who's greedy when it comes to Benedict Cumberbatch? We would've accepted him reading his own name with various emphases, but the generous fellow instead headed to Kimmel to orate the lyrics of R. Kelly's new Black Panties track "Genius." It's gold. ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  8. IFC and R. Kelly Have New Trapped in the Closet Chapters Coming i...

    Zach Dionne

    Which kind of news is news even when there are almost no details? Trapped in the Closet news. IFC will debut an unspecified number of new chapters at a to-be-determined time (early?!) next year, the network announced today. Wesley Morris just called ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  9. Black Panties Drops: The Nearly Perfect New R. Kelly Album

    Wesley Morris

    Album leaks aren't my thing. I prefer to wait until the scheduled release date, at which time iTunes will tell me my preordered purchase is ready for download. But sometimes being a traditionalist is not possible. When there's water dripping from you...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  10. Lady Gaga's Gagadoll Is Going to Revolutionize the Music Industry...

    Emily Yoshida

    Oh, look, what have we here? Just another wackadoo Artpop promotion from the as-of-late particularly wackadoo Lady Gaga, right? Getting naked for Marina Abramovic and doing a Thanksgiving special with the Muppets seems of a piece with commissioning a...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: EastBound 2, Gaga, and R. Kelly

    Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida

    With Molly on pod leave for the week, Tess and Emily bid farewell to Eastbound & Down — clearly reluctantly, because we're already longing for a version of Kanye West's "Bound 2" video starring Kenny and April. We then dig into the video and th...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  12. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: With Special Guest Bill Simmo...

    Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris

    In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, special guest Bill Simmons joins Alex and Wesley to discuss the squandered potential of Lady Gaga's R. Kelly duet and other issues of the day. In Part 2 of Do You Like Robby Benson Movies? Week, Bill, Alex, and Wes...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  13. SNL: Lady Gaga Works Hard for the Applause

    Tess Lynch

    This weekend, Lady Gaga hosted SNL for the first time. She had appeared as a musical guest twice, once with Ryan Reynolds and once with Justin Timberlake, and popped up in couple of digital shorts ("3-Way (The Golden Rule)" always deserves a link), b...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  14. Was Louisiana Visited by an R. Kelly Imposter This Weekend?

    Zach Dionne

    There may be a make-believe R. Kelly in our midst, and this matters. Not only because Kellz might have fudged a concert or had his likeness taken advantage of, but because we don't want Lady Gaga impersonators playing Staples Center in a few years wh...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  15. Afternoon Links: Arnold Is Now Happy to Do Kindergarten Cop Quote...

    Zach Dionne

    There's no way Lionsgate is happy with Escape Plan's anemic debut, but we the people have received a golden treasure attached to the unnecessary movie's existence: seven new videos on Arnold Schwarzenegger's YouTube channel. They're all clips of the ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  16. What's in the Sex Box? Not Much, It Turns Out

    Molly Lambert

    What is Sex Box? A. A new program on British public television B. An R. Kelly song C. A dystopian game show D. The new Xbox E. A pornographic riff on Houdini's water torture cell trick F. A natural brand extension of The Box G. A 1991 La Toya ...

    Blog | October 09, 2013