Ludacris & Ryan Seacrest to Produce CBS Marching Band Drama

CBS is expanding its relationship with writer Paul Downs Colaizzo. The scribe, who last season saw medical drama LFE go to pilot, has sold a pair of dramas to the network -- including a Ryan Seacrest- and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges-produced marching band entry.
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Aurous Sued By the Majors Three Days After Debut

Well, that didn't take long. After launching its alpha version this past Saturday following months of hand-writing by rights holders, Aurous developer Andrew Sampson -- who spoke to Billboard just yesterday -- has a lawsuit on his hands.
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Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty in NY Court Over 2014 Traffic Stop

Entertainer Flavor Flav has settled criminal charges stemming from a traffic stop in suburban New York while racing to his mother's funeral, but his legal headaches are not quite over. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton Jr., pleaded guilty in Nassau Criminal Court on Tuesday to one count of unlicensed aggravated operation of a motor vehicle.

Joe Jonas' DNCE Drops 'Cake by the Ocean' Video Teaser: Let Them Throw Cake!

DNCE, the electro-pop band fronted by Joe Jonas, released a teaser trailer for their debut single "Cake by the Ocean" on Tuesday (Oct. 13), and the video features bikini-clad women on the beach pelting each other with cake while men in Speedos cheer them on. Because how else would they tie together the title and the video?
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Nigeria Gets an ISRC Manager

African streaming service Spinlet has been tapped as the first ever International Standard Recording Code manager in Nigeria by the International Federation of Phonographic Industry.
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Carrie Brownstein Shares Father's Coming Out Story in Memoir Excerpt

Carrie Brownstein’s forthcoming autobiography is shaping up to be a must-read. As we get ready to hear tales of her journey from Sleater-Kinney to "Portlandia" and back, we've been treated to a poignant excerpt, revealing what excellent storytelling we have in store.
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Takeover Tuesdays: Rachael Ray's 'Feedback' Event Playlist

Culinary wiz and Food Network Star Rachael Ray curated a Takeover Tuesdays playlist for us, and the result is a pop-rock, folksy mix inspired by past musical performances at Ray's very own "Feedback" event. Who's booked for this year's? Read on in Rachael's own words.