February 1, 2012


Genre Report: Chris Brown Is Worst-Dressed & More

Kevin Winter
Kevin Winter

HIP HOP: GQ Says Chris Brown is Worst-Dressed
Men's style and culture mag GQ has decided that Chris Brown is the worst-dressed guy on the planet right now. They note that despite his massive bankroll and his penchant for expensive/shiny stuff, he seems ardently averse to tailoring. Like, he's always appearing in way oversized and/or brightly-colored outfits (see above). Is he really the worst-dressed guy on the planet? Depends on your taste in baby blue things. [GQ]

COUNTRY: Trisha Yearwood Gets a Food Network Show
Longtime country superstar Trisha Yearwood, wife of longtime country superstar Garth Brooks, will be the host of an as-yet-untitled six-episode cooking series on Food Network set to air in April. Yearwood is an avid cook and author who has put out two bestselling cookbooks of southern cooking since releasing her last album, 2008's Love Songs. [The Hollywood Reporter]

DANCEHALL: Elephant Man Arrested on Rape Charge
This morning, Jamaican dancehall star Elephant Man was arrested on suspicion of rape after being interrogated by police. A 31-year-old woman accused the 36-year-old musician of raping her at his home in Kingston. Elephant Man, nee O'Neil Bryan, is expected to appear in the Half-Way-Tree Resident Magistrate's Court later today. [Prefix/Jamaica Observer]

INDIE: St. Vincent is Playing Two Songs on Gossip Girl
St. Vincent will join a really, really long line of alternative celebrities to make cameos on Gossip Girl, the CW show that chronicles the lives of Manhattan's elite, when she plays two songs off her 2011 album Strange Mercy on the show's Valentine's Day special. She'll be in the company of Sonic Youth, Robyn, Diane Von Furstenburg, Daniel Boulud, Lorrie Moore, David O. Russell and seemingly thousands of other minor cultural icons who've found themselves on the Gossip Girl set. [Pitchfork/Slate]