1. Why Queen Latifah’s Reign in Syndication Is Ending

    November 22, 2014 12:00 AM EST Her show wasn’t growing -- which made it impossible to justify the cost. Queen Latifah is the latest victim of the tough economics and harsh realities of making a show work in national television syndication. It is expensive to launch a new syndicated show, hard to make inroads against…

  2. William Shatner Records an Ominous Opening for 'Squidbillies'

    November 21, 2014 5:45 PM EST William Shatner recorded a menacing, spoken-word version of the Squidbillies Theme. Check it out below. Hear The Milk Carton Kids' Harmonized Take on the 'Squidbillies' Theme Song (Exclusive) This is the first non-musical rendition of the show's theme song. There's…

  3. Rixton Discuss Their Bizarre Pre-Show Ritual and Treating Every Concert Like It's at Wembley

    November 21, 2014 12:57 PM EST Compared to their compadres Mary Lambert and Betty Who , British band Rixton are the babies of the AmEx AIR bunch. While the female Artists in Residence are riding high on the success of their first major-label albums, the young lads from Manchester are still a few months away from the…

  4. Marilyn Manson's Camp on Lana Del Rey Footage: We Had Nothing to Do With This Video

    November 20, 2014 3:34 PM EST Marilyn Manson 's camp has released a statement pertaining to the leaked video of Lana Del Rey getting violenty raped, allegedly directed by Hostel filmmaker Eli Roth. "Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to…

  5. Jonny Greenwood Says Radiohead 'Fumbling' Around to Create New Album

    November 20, 2014 1:05 PM EST Are you ready to see Thom Yorke dance again ? Well, we can’t promise any videos as wacky as “Lotus Flower” from 2011's King of Limbs , but Radiohead is indeed in the studio, working on its follow-up album. Guitarist/experimentalist Jonny Greenwood confirmed the news in a Nov. 19 radio…

  6. Lana Del Rey Gets Abused in NSFW Leaked Footage

    November 20, 2014 11:01 AM EST UPDATE: Marilyn Manson 's camp reached out to Billboard to deny he had anything to do with the Lana Del Rey footage that briefly popped up online. "Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to be used by him with…

  7. Billy Joel Receives Gershwin Prize From Library of Congress

    November 20, 2014 9:29 AM EST Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday. The Library of Congress honored the singer and songwriter behind "New York State of Mind," "Allentown," …

  8. Sia Offers New Recording, Exclusive Performances to Husband's Documentary Kickstarter

    November 20, 2014 2:30 AM EST Mega pop singer and songwriter Sia is offering up a handful of incentives to supporters of her husband Erik Anders Lang's Kickstarter campaign for his golf documentary, Be the Ball .  The Grammy-nominated artist is offering up a previously unreleased cover of The Dixie Cups ' …

  9. Listen to Pusha T's Kanye West-Produced Song 'Lunch Money'

    November 18, 2014 5:36 PM EST Pusha T steps out of the studio to release his new song, "Lunch Money." The dissonant Kanye West -produced song features the rapper going for his competition ("If the crown ain’t mine, tell me who am I behind?") and touching on the happenings of today ("America is…

  10. YouTube's Refusal to Remove 20,000 Songs Leads to New Irving Azoff Warning

    November 18, 2014 5:35 PM EST The standoff involves works by Pharrell Williams and other popular songwriters. YouTube has apparently made the decision not to remove songs composed by popular musicians including The Eagles , Pharrell Williams and John Lennon , and as a result, the popular video website is being warned of…

  11. Betty Who on Her 'Grab-Life-By-the-Balls' Attitude and Why Her Live Show Is the 'Embodiment' of Her Artistry

    November 18, 2014 5:20 PM EST "I describe my live show as being the embodiment of my artistry," says Australian pop singer Betty Who . “If you want to know anything about me as an artist, come to a live show.” On Oct. 20, a crowd of captivated New Yorkers got to know the platinum-blonde dance diva a whole lot…

  12. 'Rock of Ages' to Take Final Broadway Bow

    November 18, 2014 4:09 PM EST Musical will close Jan. 18 after six-year run. Rock of Ages is set to close after a six-year run on Broadway, it was announced Tuesday morning (Nov. 18). The five-time Tony-nominated musical -- which currently features original star Constantine Maroulis , YouTube personality  Chester See  …

  13. 'Big Eyes': The Story Behind Lana Del Rey's Stunning Secret Songs

    November 18, 2014 2:37 PM EST Will two tracks from the Tim Burton film double her chances for an Oscar nomination? Lana Del Rey hit the top 10 last year with "Summertime Sadness," and this winter, she'll be giving a voice to the sadness of Amy Adams ' character in Big Eyes , the Tim Burton film that…

  14. Exclusive Video: T-Pain Sings His Hit Song 'I'm Sprung' Sans Auto-Tune Backstage at 'Larry King Now'

    November 18, 2014 1:04 PM EST Since the mid-2000s, R&B singer, rapper and record producer  T-Pain (born Faheem Rasheed Najm), has been a pop innovator through his use of Auto-Tune. T-Pain Dissects his Career on new Track 'Stoicville' But last month, he proved his voice doesn't need any technological…

  15. Frankie Ballard's 'Sunshine' Dawns Atop Country Airplay Chart

    November 18, 2014 10:45 AM EST Ballard becomes the first act to score his first two No. 1s this year. Plus, Brad Paisley returns to the top 10. Frankie Ballard claims his second No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart, as "Sunshine & Whiskey" rises 2-1. He first rang the top bell with "Helluva…

  16. Wendy Williams 'Proud' of Aaliyah Biopic

    November 17, 2014 7:55 PM EST Though the Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah 's life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn't do anything differently if she had it to do again. Aaliyah fans took to Twitter,…

  17. Rapper Big K.R.I.T. Says His Track ‘King of the South’ Is 'No Disrespect’ to T.I.

    November 17, 2014 3:31 PM EST Nice guys finish last, as they say, and Big K.R.I.T . wants to win. The Mississippi rapper-producer, 28, has released several excellent mixtapes and a solid debut LP, 2012's Live From the Underground , but has yet to garner commercial success to match his critical raves. For his second…

  18. 'Beyond the Lights' Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Rihanna, Lauryn Hill and Judy Garland Inspiring Her Big-Screen Role

    November 17, 2014 3:24 PM EST The rise to pop stardom can be a rough business -- just ask Justin Bieber or Britney Spears . English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw captures that fraught journey convincingly in buzzed-about film Beyond the Lights (in theaters now through Relativity Media). The 31-year-old portrays Noni, a singer…

  19. Kelly Clarkson's Hit 'Since U Been Gone' Turns 10: 7 Great Performances

    November 17, 2014 9:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson ,  original  American Idol , was already a household name after becoming the first winner of the reality singing contest back in 2002. But it was her second album,  Breakaway , particularly the single "Since U Been Gone" that really established her as a pop singer…

  20. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Nirvana Brought Grunge to No. 1

    November 17, 2014 8:05 AM EST 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' signaled a historic change in the format's sound. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Destiny's Child and Paul Simon. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Nov.…

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