Keith Girard

Justin Bieber Reveals New Acoustic 'Yellow Raincoat ' (Listen!)

Justin Bieber’s first new acoustic song, “Yellow Raincoat,” from his upcoming Believe Acoustic album hit the Internet today, amid some reports the song was inspired by ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. Bieber says the album is coming straight from his heart. The album, which is expected to hit the streets next week, Jan 29, is a remix of songs off Believe his third studio album....

LeAnn Rimes' Message for Brandi Glanville: Screw You! (watch!)

LeAnn Rimes went sheer on Jimmy Kimmel last night, wearing a see-through black blouse to talk about her new album “Spitfire.” But the conversation invariably shifted to Brandi Glanville. Rimes had two words “Screw you!” The two have been at each other ever since Glanville’s ex Eddie Cibrian walked out on the 13-year marriage in 2009 after having an affair with Rimes while filming Lifetime movie “Northern Lights.”...

Ashlee Simpson Back to Edgy in New 'Bat for Heart' Video (watch!)

Ashlee Simpson, sister of pregnant Jessica Simpson, is trying to make another run at a music career with the release of a video for her song “Bat For a Heart.” It’s a risque tune, but she’s no Ke$ha. The new video is the full version It’s shot in black and white, and for much of it, Ashlee looks like she’s in a padded cell....

Beyonce, Destiny's Child Go 'Nuclear' With New Single (listen!)

Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams show they haven’t lost their touch, harmonizing as sweetly as ever on the new single, “Nuclear,” off their upcoming compilation album. The song will be the only original off the trio’s upcoming Love Songs. But if the album does well, who knows? It could lead to something even bigger....

Ke$ha Unleashes New 'C'mon' Video For All Her Animals (watch)

Ke$ha‘s latest video for her new song “C’Mon,” features the pop star in wild party mode. That means she back to smashing things with a baseball bat, vandalism, breaking-and-entering and other usual Saturday night stuff. The song is the second single off her upcoming album Warrior, which has already created controversy because of the insipid reaction to her first single “Die Young.”...

Courtney Zito, aka Hollywood Girl, Has Surprise Theme Song Hit

Courtney Zito, who writes and direct her own web-based comedy series, “Hollywood Girl,” may have landed a soon-to-be music hit on her hands. Both “The Voice” and “X Factor” reportedly have been in touch about Dominick DiPietrantonio’s hit “Only One For Me.” The show, scripted by Zito, is based on her real life experiences (both comic and blundering) in Hollywood....

Led Zeppelin Kennedy Center Fete Rock Moment of Year (watch!)

Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, better known as the duo “Heart” gave the rock performance of the year in my opinion during the Kennedy Center Honors for seminal rock band Led Zeppelin. Their rendition of “Stairway To Heaven,” with full orchestration and chorus moved Robert Plant to tears. It’s been a long time coming for the band, and for rock music. Plant, guitar virtuoso Jimmy Page and keyboardist John Paul Jones savored the moment....

David Bowie's Back: New Single, New Album, New Video (Watch!)

David Bowie, whose many guises transformed rock in the ’70s as much as himself, is back with a new single and an upcoming album after more than a decade since his last song. Bowie,"only performs when he "has something to say as opposed to something to sell. Today he definitely has something to say," a statement said. But what? Give it a listen. ...

Kara Dioguardi, of American Idol, Trades LA Mansion for Maine (photos)

Kara Dioguardi, the sexy songwriter who scored a bundle as a judge on “American Idol,” got a welcome Christmas present. She unloaded her Studio City mansion for $6.3 million and appears lucky enough to have broken even or made a slight profit. The Los Angeles real estate market is still hit or miss four years after the financial crisis and real estate bust....

Jonas Brothers Band Sued by Irate Fan Injured at 2009 Concert

Jonas Brothers band has been named in a lawsuit stemming from a raucous free concert in May 2010. The woman who filed the suit in an apparent rush to beat the three-year statute of limitations, claims she was severely injured during the concert. The Los Angeles woman, Ashleigh Johnson, has also sued Caruso Management Co., which runs the outdoor shopping mall where the concert took place....

Lana Del Rey, Stunning Ephemeral in Paris Magazine Obsession (photos!)

Lana Del Rey continues to enthrall Europe. In France, they can’t get enough of what she calls Old-California style. She burns with sexuality on the cover of Obsession the fashion supplement to Paris newspaper Le Nouvel Obserateur. She turns up the sensuality for photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello. The ’60s retro-chic look, which has become her trademark, is captured by stylist Elizabeth Stewart, with hair by Pamela Cochrane and makeup by Anna Cofone....

Demi Lovato Sings Passionate All I Want for Christmas at White House

As a Disney teen queen, Demi Lovato took a back seat to Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. But she came into her own at a high profile performance as part of NBC’s holiday special, “A White House Christmas.” She belted out the popular chestnut “All I Want for Christmas is You,” a risky pick since Mariah Carey just revived the 1966 song as part of her Christmas album. Nonetheless, Demi pulled off the song with aplomb by singing more of a classic arrangement compared with Mariah’s up-tempo pop treatment. Demi also imbued the song with passion, rising to the occasion....

Cheyenne Jackson Sings, Dances in 'Don't Wanna Know' Video (watch!)

Cheyenne Jackson, the openly gay actor and singer who has appeared on such shows as Fox’s hit “Glee” and NBC’s “30 Rock,” has stepped back into the musical arena with a new video for his latest song, “Don’t Wanna Know.” The video opens with the 37-year-old in bed, rolling over and finding that his lover is gone. The scene cuts to a nightstand photo of him embracing his lover, who is a man. ...

Lee Dorman, Iconic 'In-A-Godda-Da-Vida' Bassist, Found Dead at 70

Lee Dorman, the Iron Butterfly bassist who played on the band’s iconic 17-minute song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” which became a signature song of the drug-fueled psychedelic ’60s, was found dead Friday morning. He was 70. Dorman had suffered from heart problems for years and had to retire from music because of his health. His body was found in a vehicle at his home Friday morning, according to Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Gail Krause. ...

Rihanna Stellar on 'The Voice,' Despite Chris Brown Drama (watch!)

Rihanna may be dealing with a lot of Chris Brown drama, but it didn’t show on NBC’s The Voice last night (Dec. 19). The five-time Grammy Award winner sang her 12th No. 1 hit “Diamonds,” wearing a black, sleeveless pantsuit that plunged at the neck. The Barbadian singer is planning to spend the Christmas holiday in her home country and has rented a splashy $21 million penthouse apartment to host her friends and relatives. She can use the rest. The singer has been going almost non-stop since the release of her new studio album Unapologetic. In between performances she’s been chasing R&B singer Brown, who infamously beat her seriously on the eve of the 2009 Grammys....

Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars Lead List of Best 2012 Albums

Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Lana Del Ray, these are the artists whose albums did it for me this year. When it comes to a Best Albums 2012 list, I wouldn’t be satisfied without them. It was a great year in music, even if the industry continues to struggle. Here's why I thought these albums stood out. in no particular order:...

Keith Girard

Keith Girard is Editor and Pubilsher of TheImproper, New York City’s cutting edge arts, entertainment pop culture and lifestyle Web magazine. Before that, he was editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine and a reporter for the Washington Post among other media positions.