Justin Curto has covered music, TV, and celebrity for Vulture since 2020.

  1. rumors
    Lizzo Vows to ‘Continue to Be Who I Am’ Amid LawsuitsAccepting a humanitarian award at the Black Music Action Coalition gala.
  2. the law
    Travis Scott’s Phone Is ‘at the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico,’ ConvenientlyAnd attorneys in the Astroworld case can’t acquire his messages.
  3. videology
    Shakira Rides a Horse, Sings a Corrido With Fuerza Regida“El Jefe”? More like La Jefa.
  4. the festival circuit
    Global Citizen to Become an ARMY BaseBTS member Jung Kook is infiltrating the festival.
  5. seo (taylor’s version)
    Taylor Swift Wants You to Google HerAnd the full 1989 (Taylor’s Version) tracklist.
  6. chat room
    Allison Russell’s ‘Open Letter to White Supremacy’The singer revisits her own horrific past on her song “Eve Was Black.”
  7. fanning la flame
    Travis Scott Questioned for 8 Hours Over Astroworld Civil CaseFacing hundreds of claims over the 2021 festival.
  8. sexual assault
    Everything Russell Brand Has Been Dropped FromIncluding his agency, his publisher, and a women’s charity.
  9. covers
    Chris Stapleton and Snoop Dogg Feel It Comin’ in the Air Monday NightsThat’s the power of football. And Phil Collins.
  10. 2023 writers’ strike
    The Talk, Jennifer Hudson Show Delay Premieres for WGA StrikeAfter The Drew Barrymore Show paused its new season.
  11. 2023 wga strike
    Bill Maher Changes His Mind in Real TimeNo longer returning to the air amid the writers’ strike.
  12. rumour has it
    Send Your Love to Adele’s New … Husband?She called him that herself at a Vegas show.
  13. friends in old places
    Play Something ’90sThe era where “every song felt huge” is alive in country music. It took a long back road to get there.
  14. vulture lists
    25 Modern Songs That Sound Like ’90s CountryWe’re in the middle of a full-on revival.
  15. my single is dropping
    Maren Morris Has One Bridge Left to BurnWith country music, on her EP The Bridge.
  16. babe …
    Summer House’s Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke Won’t Have Their Fall WeddingHubbard’s “trust has been betrayed.”
  17. face card never declines
    No, Selena, We Meme You Because We Love You“I will never be a meme again,” she declared after her viral VMAs reaction.
  18. keep it a bean
    Move Over, Ben Affleck, Ice Spice Has Some Dunkin’ IdeasLike the Ice Spice Munchkins Drink, out now.
  19. highs and lows
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2023 VMAsHIGH: Shakira, Shakira. LOW: That messy hip-hop 50 tribute.
  20. mtv vmas 2023
    Here Are the 2023 VMA WinnersWith 9 awards tonight, Taylor Swift is now second to Beyoncé for most overall wins.
  21. skeeyee
    Sexyy Red Is Pretty Much a New York Jet NowGive her a shot at quarterback.
  22. coming soon
    J.Lo’s Bennifer 2.0 Album Is on the WayThis Is Me … Now comes out … soon.
  23. x-tremely online
    Grimes Used Elon Musk’s Own Platform to Reveal Their Third ChildNamed Techno Mechanicus.
  24. architecture
    Which Bridge on Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts Packs the Biggest Punch?Like the former theater kid she is, Rodrigo knows the dramatic value of a third-act twist.
  25. outlaw country
    Philadelphia Eagles Fan Arrested on Way to GameHe also happens to have the No. 1 song and album in the country.
  26. grammys 2024
    That AI Drake-Weeknd Song Won’t Be Winning Any GrammysBut don’t blame AI.
  27. our brains go ahhh
    Good 4 Us, Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts Has ArrivedNow … who’s Lacy?
  28. conservative type beat
    Republicans Unite Over ‘Mr. Brightside,’ ‘Jolene,’ Phil CollinsAnd Vivek Ramaswamy really likes Imagine Dragons.
  29. health updates
    Bruce Springsteen Postpones Eight Shows for Peptic Ulcer TreatmentAfter he delayed two in Philadelphia last month for illness.
  30. best of 2023
    The Best Songs of 2023 (So Far)Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Kesha, Yaeji, Chris Farren, Blur, Mitski, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more are soundtracking the first half of the year.
  31. the festival circuit
    Burning Man Attendees Are Finally FreeAnd yes, they burned the man.
  32. doja cat
    Doja Cat’s New Scarlet Cover Isn’t Even ScarletAfter changing it to avoid having similar art to the metal band Chaver.
  33. coming soon
    Taylor Swift Adds a Theater Near You to Eras Tour StopsEras Tour, the concert film, premieres October 13.
  34. breakups
    Everybody’s Getting Off the ScooterWho’s out, who’s left, and how has Braun responded?
  35. from the notes app
    Róisín Murphy Sorry She ‘Blindsided’ Fans With Anti-Trans Comments“I will now completely bow out of this conversation within the public domain.”
  36. famous friends
    Everybody Wants to Be Zach Bryan’s FriendJason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, the Lumineers, and especially Brianna Chickenfry.
  37. vmas 2023
    Shakira to Receive Video Vanguard Award at MTV VMAsShe’ll also perform on the stage for the first time in 17 years.
  38. country roads
    Oliver Anthony Doesn’t Love Republicans BackBut there’s a simple explanation to the “Rich Men North of Richmond” singer’s politics.
  39. timelines
    The Complete 15-Year Saga of Scooter Braun and Justin BieberNone of Braun’s clients have quite defined him — and been defined by him — like Bieber.
  40. my single is soon
    Selena Gomez’s Single ‘Single Soon’ Is Out NowBut don’t expect an album to follow quite yet.
  41. coming soon
    There’s a Hack Job in The Morning Show Season ThreeNo, not Bradley Jackson.
  42. cruel summer
    Olivia Rodrigo Hasn’t Made It to the Eras TourShe’s busy, okay?
  43. take two
    CNN Is Giving Streaming a Second ChanceWith a CNN+ memorial channel on Max.
  44. artificial reality
    Morgan Wade and Kyle Richards Are Just ‘Friends,’ She Swears“The internet’s a dumb place.”
  45. sorry
    That Right-Wing Folk Song Is Now a No. 1 HitOliver Anthony is really about to find out the meaning of “taxed to no end.”
  46. guitar hero
    Jon Batiste Got Lil Wayne to Pick Up His Guitar AgainAnd that may not even be the most chaotic thing on his new album, World Music Radio.
  47. a long talk
    The Same Old Rhiannon GiddensThe Pulitzer-winning folk singer’s turn toward pop isn’t a detour, it’s “part of the journey.”
  48. scandoval
    Rachel Leviss Doesn’t See Herself As ‘the Ultimate Reality-TV Villain’In her first post-Scandoval interview, with Bethenny Frankel.
  49. coming soon
    Say ‘FBoy, F-Hi’ to the Cast of FBoy Island Season ThreeIncluding an auditor/comedian, a Chippendales dancer, and a pair of twins.
  50. health updates
    Madonna Details New Celebration Tour Dates After HospitalizationShe had to cancel five North American dates and “regrets the inconvenience.”
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