1. Billy Ray Cyrus Calls Slain Nevada Teacher 'Hero'

    July 06, 2014 5:23 PM EDT Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus honored a Nevada teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting last year, calling him a "true American hero." Cyrus praised Michael Landsberry and presented a memorial plaque to his widow, Sharon, during a concert Saturday night in…

  2. Lana Del Rey’s 'Ultraviolence': The 5 Most Tragic Lyrics on the Abum

    June 18, 2014 1:25 PM EDT Even when she’s singing about Coca Cola, prom queens, Hollywood, and video games—stuff Americans are supposed to like—Lana Del Rey has a way of bumming everyone out. Lana Del Rey, 'Ultraviolence': Track-by-Track Album Review Her 2012 breakthrough, “Born to Die,” more than lived up…

  3. Gucci Mane Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

    May 13, 2014 2:27 PM EDT Rapper Gucci Mane pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal firearms charge in Atlanta. The 34-year-old, whose real name is Radric Davis, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. The charge he pleaded guilty…

  4. Trick Daddy Arrested on Cocaine, Gun Charges

    April 04, 2014 12:32 PM EDT Trick Daddy was arrested outside Miami on Thursday night after police found cocaine and a handgun in his home. The rapper, whose real name is Maurice Young, was stopped on a "sniff warrant" by the Broward County Drug Task Force outside his house as he was getting into his car. PHOTO…

  5. Young Thug Is Still Signed to 1017 Brick Squad/Atlantic, Says Source

    March 07, 2014 1:09 PM EST The Atlanta rapper preps collaborative project with Rich Homie Quan. Young Thug, 22, is one of rap's hottest new commodities. His Auto-Tune heavy song, "Stoner," rises 59-58 in its third week on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold 116,000 downloads, according to Nielsen…

  6. B.A.P Try Out Gospel-Rock on '1004 (Angel)', New Genres With 'First Sensibility' LP

    February 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST The K-pop boy band tries out new genres on its first full-length album 'First Sensibility' Since their January 2012 debut, K-pop boy band B.A.P has been one of the hardest-working groups in South Korea, promoting four singles in both 2012 and 2013. Wasting no time in 2014, the…

  7. Outlaw Country Singer Killed in Bar Shooting

    November 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST Nashville police say Wayne Mills got into an argument with a bar owner over smoking; Earlier, the singer had been at the George Jones tribute concert A downtown bar owner told Nashville police he fatally shot a country music singer in self-defense after the two got into an argument over the…

  8. Ted Nugent's Wife Arrested at Airport, Handgun Found In Luggage

    September 02, 2013 4:25 AM EDT The wife of rock musician Ted Nugent has been arrested after a handgun was found in her carry-on luggage at an airport security checkpoint. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport spokesman David Magana confirmed to The Dallas Morning News that 51-year-old Shemane Ann Nugent was taken into…

  9. 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…

  10. R. Kelly Previews 'Trapped In the Closet' Chapters, Hints at Broadway Show

    November 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST "I don't have a job, so I just sit in the studio and think of stupid stuff to do," says the R&B star at the NYC "Trapped" premiere. "'Trapped in the Closet' is an alien, and I'm happy to be one of the astronauts." R. Kelly looks anxious.…

  11. Rihanna Gets Chest Tattoo in Memory of Her Late Grandmother

    September 11, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Rihanna has now paid tribute to her late grandmother, who passed away in July after a long battle with cancer, with a mammoth tattoo of an Egyptian goddess on her chest. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen Fresh off her MTV Video Music Awards victory and her…

  12. Chris Lighty Death Ruled a Suicide

    August 31, 2012 8:34 PM EDT The New York City medical examiner's office has ruled the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty a suicide. The 44-year-old manager of Mariah Carey, Sean "Diddy" Combs and 50 Cent was found dead in his Bronx apartment Thursday with a gunshot wound to the head. A 9 mm handgun was…

  13. Phillip Phillips' Family Business Burglarized

    June 13, 2012 10:20 AM EDT While "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips was celebrating his release from the hospital following painful kidney surgery, crooks were vandalizing and robbing his family's pawn shop in Albany, Ga. Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn, located in the 1700 block of East Oglethorpe…

  14. William Balfour Found Guilty in Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial

    May 11, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Jury Convicts Singer's Former Brother-in-Law of Killing 3 A Chicago jury on Friday convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors' described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband.…

  15. Jury Begins Deliberating in Jennifer Hudson Family Killings

    May 09, 2012 8:38 PM EDT Jurors in the case of the man accused of killing relatives of Jennifer Hudson began deliberations late Wednesday afternoon after prosecutors trying to counter defense claims of a weak case insisted that "a tsunami of evidence" linked him to the crime. The defense told jurors during…

  16. Jennifer Hudson Hears Painful Testimony About Slain Family

    April 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The trial of the man charged with murdering three of Jennifer Hudson's family members resumed Tuesday with the Oscar-winner shutting her eyes as a police officer described finding her dead family members. Hudson sat next to her fiancé as prosecutors shifted their focus to presenting…

  17. Jennifer Hudson Takes Stand at Family Murder Trial

    April 23, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Jennifer Hudson says her family didn't want her sister to marry the man now accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. Hudson's voice broke Monday as she testified on the stand about how she reacted when her sister told her she was going to marry William Balfour.…

  18. Usher Busts Out a Gun in 'Climax' Video: Watch

    March 09, 2012 10:50 AM EST The narrative arc for Usher 's "Climax" music video, which premiered on Vevo on Friday morning (Mar. 9), is a bit perplexing, but this much we know for sure: if the R&B singer catches his woman hanging out with another (faceless) man in her house, he is NOT afraid to whip…

  19. Happy Birthday Bieber! Justin's 18 Most Essential Moments

    March 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST Thursday, March 1 marks a special day for a special young man -- Justin Bieber, the teen superstar currently running the pop universe, has turned 18 years old. While Bieber has only been in the public eye for roughly three years, the singer has mounted a staggering list of accomplishments in…

  20. Cory Gunz Says Gun Arrest Was 'A Big Mistake'

    January 30, 2012 3:00 PM EST Cory Gunz was arrested on Satudray afternoon (Jan. 28) on charges of criminal possession of a loaded firearm. Police say they found an unregistered Taurus .9mm handgun in his backpack, according to NY Daily News . Gunz, born Peter Pankey Jr, was arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court on Sunday …

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