Topic: The Roots

Questlove Sort Of Apologizes For Calling Michele Bachmann A ‘Lyin Ass Bitch’

Questlove Sort Of Apologizes For Calling Michele Bachmann A 'Lyin Ass Bitch'

When The RootsQuestlove first started getting serious backlash for calling Michele Bachmann a “lyin’ ass bitch” via her walk on music, he was faced with a few different choices: dig his heels in, possibly putting his job in jeopardy, or issue the kind of lukewarm apology that people often make when their jobs are threatened. Guess which one he chose? More »

The Roots’ Questlove Tried To Warn Occupy Wall Street About Last Night’s Raid

The Roots' Questlove Tried To Warn Occupy Wall Street About Last Night's Raid

As you may know by now, hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protestors were emptied out of Zucotti Park last night by an army of police officers in riot gear. This is certainly interesting from a political point of view; the imminent court decision on whether or not King Bloomberg acted unconstitutionally could have wide-ranging implications. Luckily for the purposes of this website, it’s also interesting from a celebrity Twitter point of view, as the first person who reported on this was prolific celebrity tweet-er Questlove. More »

Video: Stephen Colbert and The Roots Perform ‘Friday’

Video: Stephen Colbert and The Roots Perform 'Friday'

Stephen Colbert announced that he would join band The Roots to perform a cover of Rebecca Black‘s “Friday” if fans helped raise $26,000 for Colbert’s favorite charity, DonorsChoose. (Editor’s note: DonorsChoose is awesome!) Not only did viewers raise the money, but NBC matched the amount. Last night, the performance happened on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (the Roots are Fallon’s house band), and it was every bit as glorious as you thought it would be. More »

Gallery: Hennessy Wraps Up Aritistry Tour With Penn Badgely, Bobby Brown

Gallery: Hennessy Wraps Up Aritistry Tour With Penn Badgely, Bobby Brown

All month long, rapper-preferred cognac Hennessy has been going around the country with its 5th annual Artistry Tour, promoting a multicultural experience of music, entertainment, and lots of drinking. Last night the tour wrapped up in New York City, bringing together some of the most incongruous group of stars to ever walk down the red carpet together. After all, who can say no to Hennessy? More »

Crush This: The Biggest TV Premieres Of The Season

Crush This: The Biggest TV Premieres Of The Season

Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. We’ve navigated the inner reaches of our entertainment-obsessed brains in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. Are you ready? This is the biggest week in television premieres, with everything from new shows like Hawaii Five-0 and old favorites like Glee debuting. Get ready to set your DVR. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s some big movie premieres, too, headlined by hotties like Shia, James and Ryan. More »