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DAVID THORPE

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The Big Hurt: Lupe’s career change


You may have already had a big luxurious eye roll at celebrities as "creative directors" of companies ...
By: DAVID THORPE  |  March 19, 2013

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Who charted: Smooth Jazz Songs

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If you dig deep enough into Billboard.com's genre charts, past the foreign hits, past the Latin and Christian stuff and the MySpace streaming charts, you'll find one last afterthought: Smooth Jazz.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  March 12, 2013

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The Big Hurt: This week in offensive content


In her long career of pushing boundaries, Madonna has run afoul of some of the world's most powerful institutions.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  March 08, 2013

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The Big Hurt: Diving in the PR dumpster


I've been dumpster diving in the PR bin, the rankest receptacle of music industry waste, and I've come up with a dripping fistful of the month's hottest garbage.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  February 26, 2013

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The Big Hurt: Leanin' With Biebs


Bieber was allegedly photographed sipping something from a double Styrofoam cup, in close proximity to a big bottle of codeine cough syrup. This can only add up to one thing: lean . That purple drank, the laudanum of Screw, the deadly nectar of Pimp C.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  February 20, 2013

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The Big Hurt: Music news in brief


Behold the music reporting of the 21st century!
By: DAVID THORPE  |  February 15, 2013



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The Big Love Hurts: Valentine's Day press releases

Spoil the mood with terrible dates, familiar faces and sex toy surprises
Valentine's Day brings an enormous opportunity to squeeze money from the most lucrative demographics: the frustrated, the clingy, the lonely, and the stalky.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  February 05, 2013

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The Big Hurt: 2013’s Hottest Rock Cruises


Chances are you've already heard about the MARK MCGRATH AND FRIENDS CRUISE , the most talked-about maritime disaster of the 21st century.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  January 29, 2013

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The Big Hurt: Pop-culture news in brief


Could Nicki Minaj be casting aside her reputation as a fashion trailblazer?
By: DAVID THORPE  |  January 25, 2013

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The Big Hurt: The Week in WorldStar unsigned Artist videos


In my Year-in-Preview column, I predicted that we'd pass "peak hip-hop" in 2013, and the unsigned hype on the WorldStar hip-hop site would slow to a trickle.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  January 16, 2013

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The Big Hurt: The week in food


Losing weight is one of the most common new year's resolutions. Prepare for another year of failure, corpulent reader: time for an extra-greasy food news roundup!
By: DAVID THORPE  |  January 11, 2013



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The Big Hurt: The week in trouble


This week in big rap no-nos: Fat Joe faces the possibility of two years in the slammer after pleading guilty to evading more than $700 grand in taxes.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  January 08, 2013

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The Big Hurt: The Year Ahead


Predicting the future is a little silly.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  December 21, 2012

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The Big Hurt: The worst singles of 2012


Although 2012 wasn't a particularly awful year for music, we still had to contend with a few dozen all-time stinkers.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  December 18, 2012

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The Big Hurt: Pop-culture news in brief, from Tyga’s busta to Katy Perry’s scents


First priority: prevent Karmin/Will.i.am meeting. Second priority: smother Baby Hitler.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  December 10, 2012

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The Big Hurt's obligatory holiday gift guide


Is the anxiety of seasonal consumer obligation weighing heavy upon your soul?
By: DAVID THORPE  |  December 07, 2012



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The Big Hurt: This week in pop franchising


It's been such an eventful few months in pop that I've neglected one of my dearest projects: scraping the tarry press-release residue from the bottom of the industry barrel.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  December 03, 2012

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The Big Hurt: Bieber's next romance


Our fledgling manlet has reportedly had his first taste of heartache! E! News — and everyone else in the world, by now — brings word that Biebs has been dumped by longtime gee eff Selena Gomez, who complained of conflicting schedules and "trust issues."
By: DAVID THORPE  |  November 21, 2012

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The Big Hurt: One week ago in brief


Due to my strange publishing schedule, I'm writing this on November 5, the day before Mitt Romney will be elected to our highest office. I'm not at all worried about jinxing him, since he's a total lock and absolutely nothing could go wrong.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  November 14, 2012

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The Big Hurt: The unkillable ''Gangnam Style''


After months of pop dominance, Psy's K-pop hit "Gangnam Style" has our nation's weary bloggers on the brink of collapse.
By: DAVID THORPE  |  November 07, 2012
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