1. Gwen Stefani Flaunts Her Kiss in First L'Oréal Ad

    January 19, 2011 3:00 PM EST If you're a fan of prolonged close-ups on Gwen Stefani's lips, have we got a video for you! The No Doubt front woman appears in her very first ad for L'Oréal Paris, which features her 2005 hit "Hollaback Girl," and the 41-year-old flaunts the company's new…

  2. Peter Bjorn and John 'Break' New Video

    January 18, 2011 11:46 AM EST While indie-pop Swedes Peter Bjorn and John are best known for 2006's whistle-infused "Young Folks," the band's latest single "Breaker, Breaker" shows just as much promise as PB&J's earlier hit. Video: Peter Bjorn and John's "Breaker, Breaker…

  3. YouTube Phenom 50 Tyson Recording Follow-up to 'I Ain't Gonna Lie' Mixtape

    January 17, 2011 3:35 PM EST Since first posting amateur YouTube videos in 2009, 50 Tyson has been the target of online disses and jokes -- even parodied by comedian Kevin Hart. While a fair share of people have praised the rapper for his determination, others have blogged about whether the Minneapolis native is being…

  4. Cee Lo Flaunts His Acting Chops on 'SNL'

    January 16, 2011 1:57 PM EST On last night's "Saturday Night Live," musical guest Cee Lo Green didn't just perform two songs from his 2010 "The Lady Killer." The rapper/crooner also showed off his acting chops, much to our delight . After appearing in host Gwyneth Paltrow's monologue to…

  5. Cee Lo Interviews Himself, 'Actor's Studio'-Style

    January 14, 2011 1:00 PM EST In preparation for his appearance ( and likely Gywneth Paltrow duet ) on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live," soul man Cee Lo Green appears in a hilarious skit for AOL's Spinner.com, in which the "F**k You" singer more or less interviews himself. Video: Cee Lo…

  6. Ice Cube on 'Conan': 'I'm Cuckoo For Cocoa Pebbles, B*tch'

    January 14, 2011 11:37 AM EST In recent years, former N.W.A. member Ice Cube has become involved in more family-friendly outlets, such as his "Are We There Yet?" films and TV show. Now, for his next act, he's selling you cereal. The rapper/actor appeared on "Conan" Wednesday night (Jan. 12) to…

  7. Billboard Bits: New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming in March?

    January 13, 2011 5:30 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming in March? Kelly Clarkson confirmed yesterday on her Facebook page that her new album, tentatively-titled "May," will "supposedly" be released in March. The…

  8. Justin Bieber's New 'Never Say Never' Trailer Shows Fans' Love

    January 13, 2011 12:10 PM EST The latest promo for Justin Bieber's 3D flick "Never Say Never," out Feb. 11, hit the 'Net yesterday via Ryan Seacrest's site. Despite the singer's recent troubles involving rumored girlfriend Selena Gomez receiving hundreds of Twitter death threats (death tweets…

  9. 50 Cent Stock Plummets After Rapper Stops Twitter Posts

    January 13, 2011 10:20 AM EST Shares of H&H Imports, in which 50 Cent has a stake, gained on Monday after the rapper promoted the company via Twitter. But the stock fell Tuesday and Wednesday after 48 hours without tweets from the music star, the New York Post reported. Over the course of two days, shares of H&H,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Selena Gomez's Twitter Account Hacked, Aventura's Romeo Signs Solo Deal

    January 12, 2011 6:11 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Selena Gomez's Twitter Account Hacked Online followers of Selena Gomez may have noticed some surprising updates this morning from the pop singer. Gomez's Twitter and Facebook accounts fell victim to a…

  11. Fergie Pulls Off Cherry Stem Trick in Dr. Pepper Commercial

    January 12, 2011 12:07 PM EST F ergie : seductress, duchess, and now, vampiress ? In a new commercial for Dr. Pepper Cherry, the pop star transforms into the latter, donning a gothic get-up and throwing come-hither looks at the camera before pulling off a very special trick. Video: Fergie's Dr. Pepper Cherry Ad Is…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z Invests in Brooklyn Chicken Joint, Wyclef and Pras Make Peace

    January 11, 2011 6:53 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z Invests In Brooklyn Chicken Restaurant Jay-Z's new release with Kanye West may be called "H.A.M.," but the rapper seems to have chicken on the mind. The mogul has invested in Buffalo Boss , a…

  13. Watch: Cee Lo's 'F**k You' Performed in Sign Language

    January 11, 2011 1:55 PM EST Cee Lo Green's "F**k You" may be a Grammy-nominated mainstay of 2010 popular music, but chances are you haven't seen the song performed quite like this. Cee Lo Confirms Recording with Gwyneth Paltrow For the final exam in her college-level sign language class, a female…

  14. 50 Cent Makes $8.7 Million Via Twitter

    January 11, 2011 11:57 AM EST Cent earned $8.7 million in paper money on Monday, thanks to some tweets, the New York Post reported . The singer helped pop the shares of the penny stock of H&H Imports, in which he has a stake, by talking it up on Twitter over the weekend. "You can double your money right now.…

  15. Billboard Bits: New Coldplay Album About 'Addiction,' Kanye's Banned Cover a Stunt

    January 10, 2011 6:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Coldplay's Chris Martin: New Songs about 'Addiction, OCD' Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says the band's forthcoming fifth album will consist of clear, consistent themes, instead of being a…

  16. Green Day Confirms 'Awesome as F**k' Live Album in New Trailer

    January 10, 2011 6:02 PM EST G reen Day has confirmed it will release "Awesome As F**k," a new live CD with an accompanying bonus DVD, in March. The band announced the news via an online video trailer that debuted on YouTube today (Jan. 10). Video: Green Day's "Awesome As F**k" Trailer Green Day…

  17. Drake Performs 'Fireworks' with Florence Welch in London

    January 10, 2011 2:30 PM EST At his London gig Saturday night (Jan. 8), Drake presented fans with a special surprise: Florence and the Machine front woman Florence Welch. The "Dog Days Are Over" singer met up with the "Over" rapper on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo to perform "Fireworks,"…

  18. Billboard Bits: Kanye May Produce Bieber's Album, Amy Winehouse to Premiere New Songs

    January 07, 2011 6:07 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West In Talks to Produce Justin Bieber Songs Kanye West may be the latest victim of Bieber Fever -- and it's so bad that he even wants to collaborate with the teen idol. Justin Bieber 's manager,…

  19. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BACK TO DECEMBER …

  20. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Eminem, Michael Jackson, Skillz

    January 06, 2011 5:54 PM EST Fresh off his coronation as Billboard's top R&B/hip-hop artist of 2010, Eminem returns to the top of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as "Recovery" - the past year's top title on the tally - rebounds 3-1 on the chart. The jump grants "Recovery" its 14th week at No. 1,…

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