1. 'X Factor' Boot Camp Ends: Finalists Chosen & Assigned Mentors

    October 07, 2011 9:15 AM EDT The second and final "X Factor" boot camp episode continued last night, with the last X groups performing and the next round of cuts. There were still 100 contestants remaining when the two-hour episode began; by the end there were only 32. Soon it was time to cut the 64 performers…

  2. 'X Factor' Boot Camp Begins: 162 Contestants Enter, Only 32 Will Leave

    October 06, 2011 10:35 AM EDT More than 150 contestants made it through the "X Factor" auditions, but only 32 will continue on to the final competition. In the first 15 minutes of the "X Factor" boot camp round, that number was slashed down to 100. As bootcamp began, all 162 contestants and groups…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, the Beatles, George Strait

    September 16, 2011 12:15 PM EDT B IG 'MR.' STUFF: Kelly Clarkson roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Mr. Know It All" launches as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 18. An impressive debut, certainly. But, just where does the song rank among other like-prefixed titles? Let's see where that overconfident …

  4. Susan Boyle Announces New Album After 'Talent' Performance: Video

    September 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT As the calendars roll over to September and the weather starts to turn, the time is right for Susan Boyle to return with new music. After releasing her first two albums, "I Dreamed a Dream" and "The Gift," over the past two autumns, Boyle announced that her third full…

  5. Billboard Bits: Adam Levine Criticizes 'Idol,' John Mellencamp Finalizes Divorce

    August 15, 2011 6:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Maroon 5's Levine Slams 'American Idol' In a new interview with Out Magazine, Maroon 5 leader and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine calls his reality show competition "American Idol"…

  6. The 10 Best '90s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are proud to present the top ten of the '90s,…

  7. Susan Boyle Stage Musical to Tour Britain, the U.S.

    June 17, 2011 10:24 AM EDT Producers say the spectacular rise to fame of singer Susan Boyle is being turned into a stage musical that will tour Britain, the U.S. and Australia. Scottish actress Elaine C. Smith has been cast as Boyle, a shy, forty-something church volunteer from a small Scottish town who became an…

  8. Don Omar, Enrique Iglesias Among Top Performers at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2011 12:37 AM EDT There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Not just because he opened with a romantic, soft and laser-lit performance of not one but two songs and then went on to win nine awards, including the top honor Artist of the Year and Latin Pop Album…

  9. Chris Brown Questions About Rihanna Were 'Relevant,' Says ABC

    March 22, 2011 4:28 PM EDT ABC is defending the "Good Morning America" interview that prompted Chris Brown's reportedly violent outburst Tuesday morning (Mar. 21). In a statement released this afternoon, the network said, "As always, we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that's…

  10. Etta James Ailing, Husband Seeking Control of Money

    January 13, 2011 12:22 PM EST Ailing R&B singer Etta James is gravely ill and her husband of 41 years is seeking a California court order to control more than $1 million of her money. The 72-year-old singer is best known for the 1961 hit "At Last." Court documents show she lives in the Woodcrest area of…

  11. Billboard Bits: Christina's Love Triangle at Home, John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan Dating?

    January 05, 2011 5:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera No Longer Living With Both Ex-Husband, New Boyfriend Life just got a whole less awkward for Christina Aguilera. Recent reports claim that until yesterday (Jan. 4), the singer was sharing her…

  12. John Mellencamp and Wife Split After 20 Years

    December 31, 2010 8:00 AM EST J ohn Mellencamp and his wife are calling it quits. A spokesman for the 59-year-old rocker says he and his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Mellencamp (nee Irwin), are splitting up. Publicist Bob Merlis declined to say Thursday if the couple had filed for divorce. Merlis says the Mellencamps …

  13. Johnny Cash Jumpsuit Draws $50,000 in Auction

    December 06, 2010 11:30 AM EST A jumpsuit worn by Johnny Cash set off a bidding war before selling for $50,000, soaring past original estimates, during an auction on Sunday of memorabilia owned by the Man in Black. The blue denim jumpsuit was worn by Cash for a rehearsal at San Quentin prison and shown in the infamous Jim…

  14. Willie Nelson Arrested, Charged with Pot Possession in Texas

    November 27, 2010 1:03 AM EST A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas. Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint about 9 a.m. Friday. Brooks says an officer…

  15. Mumford & Sons Trumps Lady Gaga at Australia's ARIA Awards

    November 08, 2010 2:50 PM EST Global superstars Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue both struck out at Australia's ARIA awards, with the top prize for international artist going to an English folk rock band. Mumford & Sons picked up the Most Popular International Artist award on Sunday, the final night of the Australian…

  16. Adam Lambert Says Malaysian Concert Will Reflect His Sexuality

    October 14, 2010 11:36 AM EDT A dam Lamber t said his Malaysian concert on Thursday (Oct. 14) would reflect his sexuality despite Islamist anger over his show, which has been accused of promoting "gay culture." Lambert said at a news conference ahead of the concert that the only thing he would omit from his show…

  17. Neon Trees Doo Wop Justin Bieber

    June 14, 2010 9:55 AM EDT Odd as it may seem, buzzy Utah rock band Neon Trees hears the same ubiquitous songs playing everywhere out in the world, including Justin Bieber . This week, the quartet fearlessly puts a doo wop touch on the Biebz' big hit, "Baby." "We tend to do more of a doo wop…

  18. Sequel To 'Phantom Of The Opera' Opens In London

    March 10, 2010 7:58 AM EST Will the magic of the Phantom strike twice for Andrew Lloyd Webber ? The theater world will make its judgment after Tuesday's (March 9) premiere in London of "Love Never Dies," the sequel to Lloyd Webber's global hit "Phantom of the Opera." "Phantom" is…

  19. Chris Brown Praised By Judge At Probation Hearing

    February 18, 2010 5:33 PM EST A judge is praising Chris Brown's progress on his probation for the beating of ex-girlfriend Rihanna . Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg says Brown hasn't missed a session of domestic-violence counseling and has done 32 days of hard labor in his home state of…

  20. TV Special On Susan Boyle Debuts

    December 11, 2009 8:20 AM EST Susan Boyle sings, and Simon Cowell and other celebrities sing her praises in a weekend TV special about the Cinderella story that has made her a best-selling recording artist. All that's lacking is a prince, but she says romance has to wait. "Och, there's no time for that now.…

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