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Billy Joe Royal Dies at 73

Royal's hits included “Down in the Boondocks," "I Knew You When" and "Cherry Hill Park."
Troy Carter on "Shark Tank"

Music Exec Troy Carter Dives into the 'Shark Tank': Watch an Exclusive Preview

With a managing résumé that has included Lady Gaga, Lindsey Stirling, Meghan Trainor and John Legend, Troy Carter has plenty of experience navigating the waters of the music industry, but this Friday, he will dive headfirst into the Shark Tank. In his words, he's ready to “have some fun.”
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Lady Gaga Says 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Is About Addiction

Lady Gaga is offering up more details about American Horror Story: Hotel. The pop star, who makes her acting debut in the fifth installment of the FX anthology series from uber producer Ryan Murphy, says that the upcoming season revolves around addiction.
Eminem performs at Lollapalooza 2014

Eminem, Jack Ü Lead Lollapalooza 2016 South American Lineup

With Lollapalooza’s 2015 Chicago weekend in the books, the transcontinental music festival has announced the lineup for its 2016 South American run. Eminem, Florence + the Machine, Jack U, and Mumford & Sons will lead the bill in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile in March 2016.
 Shania Twain 2015

Shania Twain Cancels Two Concerts Due to Illness

Shania Twain set out on her Rock This Country tour in June of this year. The tour came ahead of an upcoming album which will be her fifth. Twain intends this tour to be her last but it may end sooner than expected. The singer announced today (Oct. 6) that she had to cancel two shows, one at the Verizon Wireless Arena on October 6th in Manchester, NH and the other at Times Union Center on October 7th in Albany, NY, due to illness. The concerts will not be rescheduled.
Ashley Judd 2015

Ashley Judd Says She Was Sexually Harassed by Studio Exec

Nearly 20 years after it happened, Ashley Judd has come forward to talk about being sexual harassed by a studio exec. In a column for Variety's Power of Women issue, Judd says she is one of many women targeted by the studio mogul. Judd says that, among other harassment tactics, the media mogul asked her to watch him shower.