1. George Jones Biopic on the Horizon

    June 18, 2013 4:45 PM EDT It appears that the colorful story of George Jones will be heading to the big screen. Earlier today, it was announced that 28 Entertainment has acquired the rights to the story of Jones and his wife Nancy. The project, written by Dennis L. Baxter and produced by Baxter and 28 Entertainment&…

  2. 2 Chainz Robbery Caught on Tape: Watch

    June 13, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Surveillance footage showing 2 Chainz being held up at gunpoint on Sunday (June 9) has surfaced. According to San Francisco Police Department's Dennis Toomoer, via Radio.com , 2 Chainz, was walking down San Francisco's Howard Street with his entourage when a suspect approached…

  3. 2 Chainz Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Confirm

    June 10, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco on Sunday night, just hours before he was scheduled to perform in concert, police have confirmed with the Associated Press and other outlets. Earlier Monday,  TMZ  reported the rapper was held up, but later the police mistakenly told…

  4. Paris Jackson Suicide Attempt: 5 New Developments

    June 07, 2013 2:12 AM EDT Paris Jackson is recovering in a Los Angeles-area hospital after an alleged suicide attempt early Wednesday. Below find five of the latest developments in the story surrounding the hospitalization of Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter. 1. Dr. Conrad Murray recorded a message for…

  5. Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' Kicks Up 13 Tony Award Nominations

    April 30, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. "Kinky Boots" is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it…

  6. Taylor Swift To Guest Star On 'New Girl' Season Finale

    March 28, 2013 3:40 PM EDT She'll appear in the second-year Fox comedy's season finale airing in May. Fox's "New Girl" is continuing its impressive track record of nabbing stellar guest stars. Just days after "Justified" Emmy winner Margo Martindale guest starred as Nick's…

  7. Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dies

    March 25, 2013 8:46 PM EDT The leader of songwriting/production team The Corporation was behind "I Want You Back," "ABC" and other hits. Deke Richards, leader of Motown’s famed songwriting/production team The Corporation (Jackson 5, Diana Ross), died March 24 following a battle with esophageal…

  8. Rihanna Finds Her Voice as 'Diamonds' Tour Shines In Hartford

    March 17, 2013 10:30 PM EDT She bailed on Boston. She bagged Baltimore. The Diamonds World Tour had only just kicked off on March 8th in Buffalo when Rihanna was forced to cancel two shows under her doctor’s orders, citing laryngitis. Fortunately she managed to recover in time for a show in Philadelphia on March…

  9. Patty Griffin Debuts 'American Kid' Album at Former Church

    March 17, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Patty Griffin chose a rustic former church, now a private home called The Caste in Austin, to debut her upcoming new album "American Kid" for an invitation-only audience on Friday afternoon at South By Southwest. The album, due out May 7 is her debut for New West Records, whose…

  10. D'Angelo, Questlove Jam at Brooklyn Bowl

    March 05, 2013 1:03 PM EST D'Angelo and Questlove's 'Soulquarians: Brothers In Arm' soul session at New York's Brooklyn Bowl on Monday (Mar. 4) teetered towards the religious. The intimate set -- orchestrated by only the singer behind the keys and the Roots drummer -- effectively…

  11. Bubbling Under: C2C Savors Soda Pop Hit

    February 22, 2013 11:40 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: C2C, Nataly Dawn, Rachel Farley and Jordaine C2C Thanks in part to Dr. Pepper, a quirky dance tune is rising up the Alternative…

  12. Mindy McCready's Death Renews Criticism of Dr. Drew

    February 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from…

  13. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 5 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 12, 2013 12:43 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. DAY 5 (Feb. 11) Elton John's "The Bitch Is Back" at Betsey Johnson After being bought out of her fashion…

  14. Chief Keef Sentenced to 60 Days in Juvenile Detention

    January 17, 2013 10:12 PM EST Chief Keef was sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention on Thursday in a Cook County courtroom. The Chicago rapper, a breakthrough star in 2012 thanks to the track "I Don't Like," was found in violation of his probation on a gun conviction. According to the Chicago Sun-Times …

  15. 'Life of Pi' Composer Mychael Danna on Joining Short List of Oscar Music Double Nominees

    January 10, 2013 8:26 PM EST Mychael Danna joins an impressive collection of composers who have received song and score nominations for the same film; Danna is up for best original song and best original score for his work on "Life of Pi." Five others have scored double nominations since 2000 and, in all but…

  16. Lady Gaga Among Buyers at Michael Jackson Costume Auction

    December 03, 2012 8:05 AM EST Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors. Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien's Auctions and said she plans to keep the items "archived and expertly…

  17. Jangle All The Way: New Acts Soften Alternative Airwaves

    November 08, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Mumford & Sons flex retail muscle, alternative radio is finding that hits don't always have to be hard. The biggest sales week for a rock album since 2008 wasn't set by a veteran act like Green Day , Red Hot Chili Peppers or U2 . Nor was it tallied by a band synonymous with…

  18. Jermaine Jacksun: Singer Files for Name Change

    November 08, 2012 9:40 AM EST Jermaine Jackson wants to change his name to something a little brighter. He's asking a court to allow him to alter his famous surname and become Jermaine Jacksun. The older brother of Michael Jackson filed a name change petition on Tuesday in Los Angeles, stating the switch was for …

  19. Captain Barkey, Jamaican Dancehall Artist, Fatally Shot in Bronx

    October 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Captain Barkey, a veteran Jamaican dancehall deejay, was fatally shot in front of a Bronx motel in the early morning hours on Saturday (Oct. 13). Best known for the mid '90s No. 1 dancehall hits "Go Go Wine" and "Bun Fi Bun," his sound was characterized by quick paced…

  20. Fun Fun Done: Beach Boys Cap Reunion With Epic London Show

    October 01, 2012 10:52 PM EDT All Smiles During 55-SONG SET at Wembley Arena for Possible Swansong of 'Original' Group As the Beach Boys played their way around London last week, the word across town was of great sounds but bad vibrations. If the much-publicized rift in the familial ranks was ever going to show,…

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