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The Good

Sailors perform All I Want For Christmas Is You

It’s that time of year when stockings are hung, halls are decked, and sailors gather together to sing a little Mariah Carey. Enjoy the men of HMS Ocean lip synching to Mimi on the high seas.

Michael Bublé and Justin Bieber have bad bromance

I love you man.
God, I love you, dude.
It’s like you’re my brother from another mother.
Totally! It’s totally like that!

This is what you get when you mix Bieber with Bublé. (We’re still trying to decide between Bieblé and Bubler for this new couple.) Justin Bieber joined Michael Bublé on his Christmas special, and the two took their mutual adoration to an embarrassing place. And then Bieber sang a song called Mistletoe. So bromantic.

The Bad

Gene Simmons dubs Madonna inappropriate for Super Bowl

For whatever reason, TMZ decided to ask Gene Simmons to weigh in on Madonna’s upcoming performance at the Super Bowl this year. The KISS bassist was only too happy to offer his opinion, calling Madonna inappropriate for the halftime show. Remember, this is the guy who claims to have slept with 4,600 women. Pot, kettle, black?

Roy Orbison’s widow dies on the anniversary of his death

In a sad coincidence, Roy Orbison’s widow and former manager, Barbara Orbison, died on the 23rd anniversary of her husband’s death. Orbison had managed her late husband’s estate since the 1980s before falling ill with pancreatic cancer. She was 60 years old. R.I.P.

The Ugly

Nickelback and Peter Moylan battle it out on Twitter

After taking a lot of flack from Detroit fans for their halftime show during the Lions/Packers game on Thanksgiving, Nickelback wasn’t about to let anyone else throw shade. Enter Atlanta Braves pitcher Peter Moylan, who tweeted that Nickelback should take some cues from Foo Fighters. Then Nickelback asked Moylan how he liked warming the bench, and then the two made up. Another day of drama in the Twitterverse.

The Avalanches think Bon Iver sold out

A while back, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon dissed the GRAMMYS, saying that most of the people in the room during the ceremony had compromised their art in some way. So the fact that Vernon recently allowed his music to be used in a whiskey ad rubbed artists like The Avalanches the wrong way. So they made like Moylan and griped about it on Twitter.


Discourse & Dischord

The Good

Sophia Grace and Rosie rock the red carpet at the AMAs

If you missed the American Music Awards on Sunday night, don’t beat yourself up too much. Basically Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj took home everything. The best part of the event might have been Sophia Grace Brownlee and her hype man, Rosie, who worked the red carpet interviewing stars for Ellen. Watch the two tykes mistake Lil Jon for Lil Wayne’s brother below.

Nickelback tries to win over Detroit on Funny or Die

When it was announced that Nickleback would be the halftime show during the Lions-Packers game on Thanksgiving, the city of Detroit gave a collective, Aw hell no! Taking it all in stride, the band tried to improve their image by lessening their Canadianess in the Funny or Die segment below. Enjoy.

The Bad

Lady Gaga’s Workshop opens at Barney’s

This week Lady Gaga cut the ribbon at the Lady Gaga Workshop inside Barney’s. It’s full of things you can’t afford and don’t want. For example, a large chocolate cookie in the shape of an Alexander McQueen lobster claw shoe for $95. Or ornate gold press-on nails for $225. Let’s hope her little monsters have big bank accounts.

The Roots give Michele Bachmann an icy welcome on Late Night

Playing Fishbone’s Lyin’ Ass Bitch as an intro for a female guest on your show probably isn’t the warmest welcome, especially when that woman is running for President of the United States. Nonetheless, that’s exactly what The Roots did when Michele Bachmann made her entrance on Late Night. Jimmy Fallon’s house band said their song choice was spur-of-the-moment and tongue-in-cheek. Little stinkers. Watch the video below.
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The Ugly

Chris Brown quits Twitter after long rant

Chris Brown engaged in an epic twit fit this week after critics brought up his 2009 assault charges. The singer unleashed a tirade on his haters, then deleted his account, saying, Twitter gets wack real fast. You can read the whole rant here.