1. Sharon Osbourne: 'I'm Not Returning' to 'America's Got Talent'

    July 25, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Sharon Osbourne said Tuesday that she's ready to say goodbye to NBC's "America's Got Talent," taking the network by surprise. In a posting on Twitter , Osbourne addressed "my darling" fellow judge Howard Stern and said, "money is not the reason I'm…

  2. Howard Stern Makes 7-Year-Old Rapper Cry on 'America's Got Talent'

    May 22, 2012 6:40 PM EDT "Radio is for me. I made a mistake... this isn't for me," said the judge during the May 21 episode Howard Stern seems to have lost his edge now that he's on "America's Got Talent," but this week he felt "so evil" that he threatened to quit. When 7…

  3. Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Dead at 62

    May 20, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees once said that "an artist is an artist because he is not happy with the world, so he creates his own existence." And the singer and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 62 after a series of health issues, certainly created a memorable existence for…

  4. 'America's Got Talent' Premiere: Howard Stern Is Anything But Shocking

    May 15, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Despite concerns that new judge Howard Stern's particular brand of comedy wouldn't translate well to the family-friendly audience of "America's Got Talent," he blended in well -- if even a little too well. Monday night's (May 14) premiere of "AGT" was…

  5. 10 Biggest Boy Bands (1987-2012)

    March 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Boy bands ruled the music industry from the late '80s all the way to the early '00s, selling millions of records and touring stadiums across the globe. Then pop-punk took over, soon bowing to hip-hop and the ladies of pop who rule today. As the boy band era ended, Nick Lachey inked…

  6. Girls' Generation Makes Big U.S. Debut on 'Letterman': Watch

    February 01, 2012 4:20 PM EST "Girls' Generation make you feel the heat," chants the K-pop powerhouse group Girls' Generation in its premiere English single, "The Boys." And that's just what the nine-member group did during its U.S. network TV debut on "The Late Show with David…

  7. Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Marries Model

    December 19, 2011 9:50 AM EST B ackstreet Boys ' A.J. McLean, 33, married model Rochelle DeAnna Karidis at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday (Dec. 17). According to PEOPLE , the ceremony took place under a gazebo covered in white hydrangeas and was officiated by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields. Following the…

  8. Howard Stern Joins 'America's Got Talent' Judges Panel

    December 15, 2011 12:35 PM EST Howard Stern will be joining the judges' panel on "America's Got Talent," and the NBC summer talent show will uproot itself from Los Angeles to accommodate the New York-based shock jock, the network said Thursday. NBC confirmed weeks-old rumors of Stern's selection to…

  9. 'X Factor' Celebrates Thanksgiving With A Double Elimination

    November 24, 2011 4:22 PM EST Plus Performances By Kelly Clarkson & Bruno Mars It was a very unhappy Thanksgiving in the "X Factor" studio last night, as not one but two acts were sent home and another only made it after singing for his survival. 'X Factor' Decides They'll Cut Two, While Simon…

  10. Backstreet Boy Howie D Adopts Familiar Sound on Debut: 'Why Stray Too Far?'

    November 14, 2011 3:30 PM EST During the five-year span he spent making his first solo album, Backstreet Boys ' Howie Dorough talked about exploring his Latin roots, working with the likes of Jon Secada and Wayne Rodriguez and even singing in Spanish. But "Back To Me," which comes out Nov. 15, sounds more…

  11. Howie Dorough Joining Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour

    October 25, 2011 9:54 PM EDT "TRL" fans, rejoice: the Backstreet Boys' Howie Dorough will join Britney Spears for a pop star reunion on her "Femme Fatale" tour next month. The singer, who will open for Brit on her upcoming South American dates, will release his solo debut, "Back to Me,"…

  12. Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson Is Back -- All Right!

    October 25, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Over the past five years, Backstreet Boys have released two albums and joined New Kids on the Block for a world tour as NKOTBSB. But something wasn't quite right. All this time, someone was missing: Kevin Richardson, the boy band's fifth member, who departed the group in 2006 after…

  13. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'The Whole Love,' Diva Moments & Pompous Journos

    September 27, 2011 5:30 PM EDT There's something about Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy that suggests that, generally speaking, he does what he pleases. In recent years, this includes starting Wilco's own record label (dBpm) and music festival (Solid Sound), and oddly enough, covering the Black Eyed Peas . One day he&…

  14. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance industries -- except, of course, some of the…

  15. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

  16. Billboard Bits: Zach Galifianakis Disses Ke$ha, How Alice Cooper Almost Killed Elvis

    June 08, 2011 7:02 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zach Galifianakis Disses Ke$ha In the latest Rolling Stone cover story, Zach Galifianakis discusses, in addition to his apparent reluctance to fame, his run-ins with and negative feelings toward Kesha. "I saw…

  17. Chaka Khan Collaborating With Steven Tyler, Akon

    June 03, 2011 5:20 PM EDT C haka Khan may be a legacy artist in the industry, but that isn't to say the legendary songstress isn't as busy as ever. At the top of her list? A duets album, including a Led Zeppelin cover alongside "American Idol" judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler . "We…

  18. Lennon Documentary Traces Ex-Beatle's New York Years

    September 28, 2010 4:43 PM EDT So much has been told about the Beatles that director Michael Epstein knew he needed to say something different in his documentary of John Lennon , which premiered this past weekend at the New York Film Festival. The film, "LENNONYC," recounts the ex-Beatle's decade in the…

  19. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 8:28 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'" Simon recalled. "I was completely…

  20. Backstreet Boys, "This Is Us"

    October 16, 2009 4:33 PM EDT Years removed from their teen-pop prominence, Backstreet Boys continue to produce pleasurable hooks and hummable vocal harmonies on "This Is Us," the group's seventh studio album and second as a foursome. Working with longtime producer Max Martin as well as in-demand dance…

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