1. R.I.P. Harlem World's Huddy Combs

    October 13, 2010 3:47 PM EDT Harlem rapper Huddy Combs passed away this morning in a fatal car crash on the George Washington Bridge in New York/New Jersey. The Associated Press reports Combs' vehicle collided with a truck on the westbound upper level and that a female passenger was taken to Hackensack Medical…

  2. Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z Big Winners At 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 04, 2010 2:05 PM EDT Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z were the big winners at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were shot this past Saturday (Oct. 2) at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Minaj won three awards: Rookie of the Year, People's Champ and the Made You Look award, the latter in recognition of her…

  3. Faith Evans Talks New Album, Reality Show

    October 01, 2010 3:03 PM EDT Faith Evans is a pragmatist-while she's hard at work promoting her new album, she's also outlining a book, promoting a line of hair care products, shooting a pilot for a reality show and developing a TV sitcom. "Music is still the huge love of my life," Evans says. "…

  4. Diddy, The Strokes, Train Rock Fashion Week

    September 15, 2010 12:46 PM EDT It's no surprise that New York Fashion Week brings out big stars for runways shows and afterparties. But many events, including Fashion's Night Out , however, bring out the music stars in full force. Held Sept. 10 in NYC, the city-wide Fashion's Night Out celebration inspired a…

  5. Review: Joaquin Phoenix's 'I'm Still Here' Still Shocks, Despite Years of Hype

    September 10, 2010 3:00 PM EDT Common adage suggests that when one door closes, another one opens. For actor turned hip-hop musician Joaquin Phoenix, however, it's more like he willingly closed one door only to have another slammed in his face. The aptly-titled documentary "I'm Still Here," which opens…

  6. Gwen Stefani, Diddy Set for Star-Studded Fashion's Night Out

    September 09, 2010 4:50 PM EDT The fashion industry is turning to the music business to boost its fortunes as part of the second annual Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 10. Musicians will perform at some of New York's top fashion houses as part of the event, aimed at luring in consumers with the bonus of in-store…

  7. Why Bret Michaels & Other Music Stars Turn to Reality TV for Fame, Fortune

    September 08, 2010 3:05 PM EDT B ret Michaels , veteran of six-count 'em, six-reality shows, has two bits of advice for artists looking to break into the genre: "Never wear white on TV unless you're at your fighting weight," he says. "And never drink too much in Cabo if you're going to be on…

  8. Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Premieres in Venice

    September 06, 2010 2:53 PM EDT Whether a hoax or not, a new documentary about Joaquin Phoenix and his transition from acclaimed, brooding actor to bearded, shambolic hip-hop wannabe has captivated viewers at the Venice film festival. "I'm Still Here" was directed by Casey Affleck, a successful actor and…

  9. Nelly Regains Cool with Taylor Swift's Help

    September 06, 2010 12:00 PM EDT He's a Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum hip-hop star who's scored a host of top 10 hits, collaborated with heavy hitters from T.I. to Tim McGraw , owns a label and a successful clothing line and is celebrating his 10th anniversary in music. But for rapper Nelly 's teenage…

  10. Diddy Sued by Ex-Employee for Age Bias

    September 02, 2010 7:23 AM EDT A New York woman has sued Sean "Diddy" Combs , saying he fired her because of her age two decades after she helped launch his career. Fifty-one-year-old Francesca Spero filed the age discrimination lawsuit Wednesday (Sept. 1) in federal court in Manhattan. The lawsuit says the…

  11. Sex Pistols Fragrance Hits U.S. Shores

    August 31, 2010 5:00 PM EDT The Sex Pistols' latest attempt to get up people's noses comes in the form of their own branded perfume. While fragrance launches from music stars like Britney Spears , Sean "Diddy" Combs and Avril Lavigne have become commonplace, it's still an eyebrow-raising move…

  12. Diddy's Son Quincy Shares 'Words' On New Clip

    August 30, 2010 11:43 AM EDT Diddy 's son Quincy is proving he's more than just a handsome face. Under the artistic name International Quincy, the young artist-in-the-making premiered the video for his "Words From Me" track on his InternationalQuincy.com blog site this morning (Aug. 30). Video: Quincy…

  13. Diddy Has A Play Date With Daughter Chance

    August 24, 2010 11:20 AM EDT Diddy may rule Bad Boy Entertainment with an iron fist but at home he's a regular Mr. Softy. Video: Diddy and daughter Chance have daddy-daughter time It's another edition of "Daddy Day Care" at the Combs house when Diddy has to take charge of his 4-year-old daughter,…

  14. Justin Bieber Joins Proactiv's Zit-Geist

    August 20, 2010 11:00 AM EDT It's come to this: No one is more willing to talk about acne than a musician. With celebrity acne-fighter Proactiv's signing earlier this month of Justin Bieber as a spokesman, the teen star joins Katy Perry , Avril Lavigne , Sean "Diddy" Combs , Jessica Simpson , Alicia…

  15. Zac Brown To Keynote Music & Advertising Conference In Chicago

    August 19, 2010 6:40 PM EDT Z ac Brown has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the Billboard/Adweek Music & Advertising Conference set for Sept. 15-16 in Chicago. The conference, presented in association with Music Dealers at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, will include a case study featuring Chicago rapper…

  16. Jay-Z Tops Forbes 'Hip-Hop Cash Kings' List

    August 17, 2010 4:15 PM EDT J ay-Z reigns supreme on Forbes magazine's latest edition of its "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" list, which ranks the estimated earnings of hip-hop's biggest stars over the past year. The rapper dwarfed his competition with $63 million earned over the last 12 months, according to…

  17. Joaquin Phoenix's 'I'm Still Here' Trailer Debuts with Diddy Cameo

    August 17, 2010 2:25 PM EDT Just weeks after Joaquin Phoenix announced the release date for "I'm Still Here" -- the controversial documentary chronicling his reinvention as a hip-hop musician -- a teaser trailer for the film has finally hit the net. Video: Watch Joaquin Phoenix's "I'm Still…

  18. Justin Bieber Gets Proactiv in New Ad

    August 10, 2010 11:14 AM EDT Was Justin Bieber's new Proactiv commercial directed by his swagger coach? It sure looks that way, as the teen star talks about going through puberty in the same way he might flirt with Kim Kardashian on a beach playdate. "There are some things that just come with being a teenager.…

  19. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 7/31/10

    July 31, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @justinbieber : got surprised by my man @ THE_REAL_SHAQ on…

  20. Elvis Autopsy Tools Removed from Auction

    July 26, 2010 8:46 AM EDT A grisly collection of autopsy tools used to prepare Elvis Presley's body has been removed from auction after doubts were raised about their provenance and authenticity. Chicago-based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers last week said rubber gloves, forceps, lip brushes, a comb, eye liner, needle…

Pages