Read this: Naughty Taylor Momsen; unfunny but influential Pee Wee Herman; Billy Ray Cyrus


Momsen (Amanda Schwab/Starpix via AP)

Pee Wee Herman is back with a new HBO special, 20 years after a visit to a porno theater (now there’s a nostalgia trip) derailed his career. Hank Stuever regrets that he’s not very funny anymore — but credits him with launching the retro-kitsch aesthetic that still dominates hipster-media culture to this day... Oh, and you’ll be glad to know Billy Ray Cyrus is putting the divorce on ice and getting back together with the wife.

Click Track: Taylor Momsen and the Pretty Reckless at Jammin’ Java.

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