1. POTW: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown

    March 04, 2011 2:12 PM EST Justin Bieber flipped the bird at the paps as girlfriend Selena Gomez attempted to hide her face from the cameras. Lady Gaga made her runway debut and premiered a song in Paris. Christina Aguilera mean-mugged in her mug shot. Chris Brown went blond and Taylor Swift and Gwyneth Paltrow…

  2. Billboard Bits: Reznor to Score Vampire Flick, Whitney's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Pictures

    March 03, 2011 6:39 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Whitney Houston's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Photographs Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was photographed sniffing what appeared to be cocaine. The pictures were published in the…

  3. Bauhaus' Peter Murphy to Release 'Ninth' Solo Album in June

    March 02, 2011 9:00 AM EST P eter Murphy returns to the solo album ranks for the first time in seven years with the release of the appropriately titled "Ninth" on June 7, Billboard.com can report. "Ninth" is the former Bauhaus frontman's first solo outing since "Unshattered" in 2004…

  4. Oscar Ratings Down from Last Year

    February 28, 2011 4:11 PM EST The 83rd annual Academy Awards were watched by 37.6 million viewers, down 9% compared to last year's Oscar-cast. The show, widely panned by critics for its plodding pacing and uninspired numbers, was once again the most-watched awards show since last year's Oscars, which averaged 41…

  5. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Turn Heads at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    February 28, 2011 1:25 AM EST J ustin Bieber and Selena Gomez painted the town red together on Sunday night (Feb. 27), hitting up Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair after-party for the 2011 Oscars in Hollywood. PHOTOS: MUSIC STARS AT THE 2011 OSCARS Bieber and Gomez, who were first spotted together on clandestine outings…

  6. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Win Oscars for Best Original Score, Song

    February 28, 2011 12:07 AM EST T rent Reznor , Atticus Ross and Randy Newman won Oscars in the top music categories at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 27) -- and their reactions could not have been more different. Reznor reacted with shock and amazement after he and co-composer Atticus Ross won the Best…

  7. Trent Reznor 'Finished Recording' Next How to Destroy Angels Project

    February 28, 2011 12:03 AM EST The day before his and Atticus Ross' Oscar win for "The Social Network," Trent Reznor was in Beverly Hills at the Society of Composers & Lyricists' annual pre-Oscar champagne reception, where he spoke briefly about a different project with Ross -- the second release…

  8. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an unlikely scenario. Reznor's score for …

  9. Trent Reznor: Oscar Nom 'Amazing and Flattering'

    January 25, 2011 6:10 PM EST "Completely surreal" is how composer Trent Reznor describes his best original score nom for "The Social Network," adding that he almost missed the announcement thanks to some technical difficulties at home. "It was panic this morning because somehow my internet and TV…

  10. Hans Zimmer 'Cannot Believe' Christopher Nolan's Oscar Snub for 'Inception'

    January 25, 2011 5:49 PM EST H ans Zimmer is as pleased, if not moreso, with his best original score Oscar nomination for "Inception" as any of his past accolades -- "I'm particularly proud of 'Inception," the composer tells Billboard.com. "So it's nice when it's about…

  11. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original score and song: Trent Reznor , A.R. Rahman …

  12. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Social Network" (with collaborator Atticus…

  13. 11 Rock No. 11s For '11

    January 18, 2011 1:05 PM EST The number eleven has long been associated with positive facts, feats and emotions. Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon. "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King" each won a record eleven Academy Awards. It…

  14. Diane Warren Pens Song for Justin Bieber Movie

    January 18, 2011 9:20 AM EST Believe it. "Never Say Never," Justin Bieber's highly anticipated 3D movie, is coming out on February 11 and will include a new song written by Diane Warren, THR has learned. Hours after winning a Golden Globe for "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," sung by Cher…

  15. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 8:56 PM EST "G lee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. PHOTOS: 2011 GOLDEN GLOBES RED CARPET For the second year in a row…

  16. Trent Reznor to Score 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Movie

    January 10, 2011 11:18 AM EST N ine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has been tapped to compose the music for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," the upcoming film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling book, following the success of his Golden Globe-nominated score for "The Social Network."…

  17. 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…

  18. Watch: Trent Reznor Talks Scoring 'The Social Network'

    December 15, 2010 3:46 PM EST A s announced yesterday morning , Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor snagged a Golden Globe nod for his score of "The Social Network." Reznor, who has done few interviews regarding "The Social Network," spoke to PBS' Tavis Smiley last night (Dec. 14) about working…

  19. 'Glee,' 'Burlesque,' Reznor Score Golden Globe Nominations

    December 14, 2010 8:54 AM EST " Glee " picked up five nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Tuesday morning (Dec. 14), while "Burlesque," the movie musical co-starring Christina Aguilera and Cher , earned three nods and Carrie Underwood Trent Reznor , Mandy Moore were all recognized in…

  20. Billboard Bits: Madonna Opening 'Hard Candy' Gyms, Lady Gaga Chats with Anderson Cooper

    October 25, 2010 7:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna Opening "Hard Candy" Fitness Centers Madonna has announced the opening of Hard Candy Fitness global fitness centers, which will open in major cities around the world. The first gym, a 30,000…

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