Mike Epps

Mike Epps Starring in 'Uncle Buck' TV Show

ABC has tapped Mike Epps to take on the role played by John Candy in the 1989 feature of the same name, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry's 'Folks Like Us' Is Duo's Latest 'Blue-Collar Song'

The recent winter weather in Tennessee took a toll on many of country music's top performers, including Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry. "We got a pretty good chunk of it," he tells Billboard. "We ended up with about 2 inches of solid ice down where we're located south of Nashville and had a little bit of snow accumulation on top of that."
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Freeplay Music Files Counterclaim Against Machinima, Collective Digital Studios

Last month, YouTube multi-channel network Machinima sued Freeplay Music for allegedly engaging them in a "bait-and-switch" scheme, offering them free usage of songs from their library and then asking them to pay for them. Now, Freeplay Music has filed a counterclaim that Machinima and Collective Digital Studios (CDS) used their tracks without properly licensing them, following another related suit against MCNs Maker Studios, Awesomeness, and Big Frame and BroadbandTV Corp.
Girl Group Week 2015 Readers' Poll: Vote Now!

Girl Group Week 2015 Readers' Poll: Vote Now!

Cast your vote before the Readers' Poll closes on Friday, March 6. We'll announce all of the winners on that day, which is the final day of Girl Group Week!
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Road Crew Stabbing: Charge Upgraded to Murder

Philadelphia police have upgraded the charges facing a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a member of Nicki Minaj's road crew. Pierce Boykin, 31, is now in custody on a murder warrant, Philadelphia police confirm to Billboard.
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Kelly Clarkson's 'Piece by Piece': What the Critics Are Saying

Today (March 3), Kelly Clarkson released "Piece By Piece," her brand new studio album, featuring the hit single “Heartbeat Song.” We already gave it three-and-a-half stars out of five, but what is the rest of the critical world saying about it?
Robin Perkins

'A Guide to the Birdsong of South America': This Album is for the Birds -- Seriously

A Guide to the Birdsong of South America is not as scientific as the title might suggest, but the recording does capture the voices of actual birds – whistling, hooting, daybreaking, joy making - and yes, even angry-sounding birds. They sometimes seem to be singing to a cumbia beat. The album evokes both landscape and culture in tracks by ten notable artists from South America known for music informed by tradition and technology