John Mayer

The 20 All-Time Worst Song Lyrics About Sex

Justin Timberlake’s new single “TKO” dropped last week, and because we are professionals, we forced ourselves to listen to it despite the fact that it starts with the refrain, “She killed me with that coochie-coochie-coo.” The song doesn’t get a whole lot better, to be honest, but that particular line is surely the least appetizing sex-related lyric of the year (honestly, who uses the word “cooch” outside of high school?!), and it started an intra-office conversation about where it rates in the pantheon of hilariously awful sex lyrics. Here are the results of our highly scientific discussion: a giggle-inducing survey of the worst of the worst. You’re welcome. … Read More

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Enjoying Music by Terrible People — Even John Mayer — Never Makes You a Bad Person

John Mayer, bless him, has a new album out. As ever with Mayer, it comes with a side-serving of drama; he hasn’t said anything racist this time around, but the lead single may or may not be about Taylor Swift, and there are innumerable column inches devoted to what the record says about his relationship with Katy Perry. Sigh. The fact that Mayer can never be less than controversial has clearly gotten his fans feeling somewhat sensitive, so much so that The Atlantic published an article entitled, “Enjoying John Mayer’s New Album Does Not Make You a Bad Person.” Does it? … Read More

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Watch Seth MacFarlane’s ‘SNL’ Promos

Forget the sweater-worthy chill in the air; here’s your first real sign that summer is officially over: The promos for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live have arrived online. If you thought Seth MacFarlane was a weird choice of host (sure, he’s a talented writer and his voice work is hilarious, but outside of a guest role on Gilmore Girls, we haven’t really seen much in the way of live acting from him), then watching these clips probably isn’t going to make you feel much differently. The interaction between MacFarlane and Kenan Thompson feels pretty flat, especially given that this is the first show of the season. Regardless, we’ll be tuning in on Saturday night to see what musical guest Frank Ocean has up his sleeve — apparently it involves John Mayer. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Katy Perry and John Mayer are reportedly no longer dating, but will remain friends. Do you think any interesting songs will come out of their brief affair?

2. Retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has decided not to fight the charges that he currently faces from the US Anti-Doping Agency, which means he’s likely… Read More

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The Fug Report: Highs and Lows from the Week in Fashion

Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of the most memorable looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!

This week on Go Fug Yourself, we checked in… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The 63rd annual Primetime Emmys aired last night. Modern Family – which took home just about every award it was nominated for, including Best Comedy Series — was the big winner, with Mad Men winning Best Drama Series and Downton Abbey practically sweeping the miniseries category. We’ve already rounded up the evening’s most awkward moments… Read More

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The Fug Report: Highs and Lows from the Week in Fashion

Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of their favorite looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!

This week on Go Fug Yourself, Zoe Saldana looked crazy… Read More

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Chilly Gonzales on Orchestral Rap and Dueling John Mayer

Chilly Gonzales has been on an artistic rampage for well over a decade now. The Canadian-born, Paris-based artist once known as Jason Beck has collaborated with Peaches, Feist, and Jamie Lidell; released numerous albums of rap, pop, and instrumental piano music; wrote, starred in, and released his own feature film; and broken the world record for solo piano performance (after playing for over 27 hours straight).

His latest is The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales, an album that blends rap with orchestral music, arranged by his film composer brother, Christophe Beck. We caught up with Chilly at home in Paris for an interactive video interview, in which he reveals his love of Jewish humor, explains the connection between hip-hop and South Park, and challenges John Mayer to a duel. … Read More

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Quiz: Which Insane Male Celebrity Are You?

By now, we’re sure you’ve read about Charlie Sheen’s bizarre call-in rant on (of all things) radio’s Alex Jones Show. And perhaps you’ve even compared him to some celebrities who have publicly gone nuts in the past — Mel Gibson, say. But there comes a time when each pop culture fanatic must look him — or herself in the mirror and say, “Which of these sorry bastards do I most resemble?” Luckily, we have created a quiz to answer precisely this question. … Read More

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