1. 'American Idol' Final Four Talk Song Choices, Challenges and Drake

    April 29, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Candace Glover, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, and Kree Harrison told reporters that they had an inkling that something was up during the most recent "American Idol" results show, especially given the fact that the judges had failed to use their save on Janelle Arthur the week…

  2. 'American Idol' Saves Its Singers as Top Four Survive Another Week

    April 25, 2013 9:55 PM EDT "American Idol" didn't let its judges get away with not using their only save that easily. Last week, the top five results show came and went without a save, sending Janelle Arthur home without a second chance. One might have thought it would be a quick three-week sprint to…

  3. 'American Idol' Recap: No Clear Front Runner With Only Four to Go

    April 25, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Many things set the 12th season of "American Idol" apart from its recent predecessors (namely, ALL DEM GIRLS), but one of the most noticeable changes has to do with the front runner. And by that, I mean that there really isn't one. Last season, everyone pretty much knew…

  4. Janelle Arthur First Top 10 Girl to Go on 'American Idol'

    April 18, 2013 11:20 PM EDT After weeks of male eliminations, a girl was going to have to leave "American Idol" eventually. Unfortunately for country fans, that contestant ended up being Janelle Arthur. Arthur, the 23-year-old Tennessee native, became the newest exile from the "Idol" stage…

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Ladies Tackle Divas, Songs From Birth Year

    April 18, 2013 11:45 AM EDT "American Idol" is getting down to the wire. All that remains are five ladies, each with the potential in theory to win the competition, given that their respective fanbases can mount enough of a charge. Each remaining contestant has her own style and own spot into which one…

  6. Burnell Taylor Talks Next Move, Amber and 'Honey Bunch' Debacle on 'American Idol'

    April 05, 2013 10:53 AM EDT "I'm glad that they let me go because I know that everything that is coming after this show is about to be amazing" The competition is heating up as "American Idol" is officially down to its top 6 contestants. Thursday's elimination night revealed Kree…

  7. Jay-Z and Beyonce Invade Cuba to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

    April 04, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Beyonce and Jay-Z caused a big stir in Havana as they marked their fifth wedding anniversary Thursday. R&B's power couple was mobbed by dozens of well-wishers at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night, and police had to step in to keep the crowds at bay. La…

  8. Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Usher's Stepson

    March 20, 2013 10:51 AM EDT An Atlanta man has pleaded not guilty to charges in the boating collision death of music star Usher's 11-year-old stepson. The Times of Gainesville reports that Jeffrey Simon Hubbard ( pictured, right ) entered the not guilty plea Tuesday to all charges, including first-degree homicide…

  9. Curtis Finch, Jr. Sent Home on 'American Idol'

    March 14, 2013 10:52 PM EDT St. Louis native's big voice not enough to sway voters… "If you're going home, I'm going home," an upset Nicki Minaj said Despite the undeniable singing talent of Curtis Finch Jr., questions persisted about the St. Louis native's ability to connect with a…

  10. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  11. 'America Got It Right,' Say 'Idol' Judges: Watch

    March 08, 2013 11:55 AM EST "American Idol" has a new top ten, and no doubt viewers at home have strong opinions on whether the right crop was picked. Billboard caught up with two of the judges on the red carpet last night to glean how they were feeling about the picks. 'American Idol' Top 10…

  12. 'American Idol' Top 10 Chosen, With Few Surprises From Voters

    March 07, 2013 10:30 PM EST Leaving the futures of 20 different singers in the hands of the American voting public can be an overwhelming thought, but America pulled few surprises Thursday night as it voted in the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" 2013. In a setup that involved a long hallway, humongous…

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Ladies Lay Down the Law

    March 06, 2013 10:38 AM EST Ryan Seacrest has promised "brutal" cuts all season on "American Idol," but no eliminations have been that surprising or, indeed, brutal. That may change this Thursday. Because... wow. Often in 2013, the crop of singing ladies on the show has been touted as one of the…

  14. George Lopez To Host Playboy Jazz Festival

    February 28, 2013 11:18 PM EST When the Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16, it will welcome a new master of ceremonies: George Lopez. Joining the Grammy-nominated comedian and actor will be a lineup that includes newly minted Grammy winner Robert Glasper Experiment, recent Grammy nominee…

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: The 'Zoanette Era' Begins

    February 15, 2013 12:46 PM EST This "American Idol" contestant continuously defies expectations by putting in stranger performances each effort. Her vocals are on the border between kind of great and exceedingly over-the-top. She played a song that she made up on the spot about the judges, playing drums…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Returns, Outshines Nicki-Mariah Tussle

    January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST The highly-publicized fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey came and went Wednesday night -- and, honestly, with little bang.   After months of "when will it happen?" tension, Minaj walked out on the judges panel following a disagreement stemming from a singer's choice of…

  17. Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey 'Idol' Feud Hits Breaking Point

    January 23, 2013 11:40 PM EST On a NASCAR race track, tempers flare, often hitting their brink to the point that, well, accidents happen.   During Wednesday night's "American Idol" auditions at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ill will flared to its breaking point, as the long-hyped Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey…

  18. Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, 'Suit and Tie': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 7:00 AM EST JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. JAY-Z Suit and Tie (5:27) Producer: Timbaland Writers: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon, James Flauntleroy Publishers: various RCA Records "It was probably the best time I've had in my career...…

  19. Main Attrakionz Talks 'Bossalini & Fooliyones' Debut & Career Start

    October 19, 2012 4:10 PM EDT It's hard to think of a better poster child for breakthrough music in the digital age than Main Attrakionz. Every step of the way, the Oakland, Calif.-based rap duo's success has been fueled by technology. The group's early, DIY recordings were created on a cheap, at-home Pro…

  20. Austin City Limits 2012: Chili Peppers 'Mess With Texas,' Avett Bros Rock Sunday

    October 15, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A weekend of mud, sweat and beer came to a close Sunday with a nearly two-hour headlining set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Austin City Limits 2012. "We came here specifically to mess with Texas," frontman Anthony Kiedis told the Austin crowd after kicking off the final set of the…

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