Simon Cowell

Can Simon Cowell Revive 'X Factor' U.K.?

The "X Factor" creator Simon Cowell will return as a judge on the U.K. version of the show this Saturday night amid hopes that its ratings can be revived in what will be its 11th season.
Smokey Robinson for "Smokey & Friends"

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Smokey Robinson Scores Highest-Charting Album in 33 Years

On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood arrived at No. 1, giving the hip-hop star his first chart leader after two previous No. 2-peaking sets. Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies in its first week (ending Aug. 24), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was well ahead of the No. 2 title, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, which fell from the top slot.
L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

The Made in America festival is coming to downtown Los Angeles, not as an inconvenience, but as a way to boost the local economy and create jobs for crew specializing in construction, lighting and sound, among dozens of additional professional tasks. So boasted L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti in a press conference held on Thursday, after which he participated in a tour of the Grant Park grounds and its two stages, which will welcome such acts as Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, Kanye West and curator Jay Z on Aug. 30 and 31.
Tracy Morgan Still Struggling After Crash

Tracy Morgan Still Struggling After Crash

An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former Saturday Night Live actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.
Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley & Kem Set For Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

Country star Brad Paisley is set to collect his ninth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release, "Moonshine in the Trunk," is aiming for a high arrival on the chart. Industry sources forecast the new album, which was released on Aug. 25, may sell around 50,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 31.