1. Hudson Set For 'Sex In The City' Film

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City: The Movie," which begins filming next week in New York. Hudson will play the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carri Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City:…

  2. Billboard Bits: Salaam Remi, Pharrell, Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Producer/songwriter Salaam Remi has created a soulful version of the Beatles' "Come Together" to be performed tonight (Sept. 6) during VH1's Fashion Rocks concert by Jennifer Hudson and Aerosmith guit Producer/songwriter Salaam Remi has created a soulful version of the…

  3. Tunes On TV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 3 - 9. MONDAY, Sept. 3 "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured artist(s): The Cribs. "Justin Timberlake: FutureSex / LoveShow," HBO Featured artist(s): Justin Timberlake. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  4. Billboard Bits: Wyclef Jean, Goo Goo Dolls, RBD

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although details are still scant, Wyclef Jean has confirmed a Nov. 6 release for his next Columbia album, "Carnival II (Memoirs of an Immigrant)." First single "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)" features A Although details are still scant, Wyclef Jean has confirmed a Nov. 6…

  5. Lanois Dabbles In Film, Writes With U2/Eno

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Lanois has helped the biggest of the big translate their music to the masses (Bob Dylan, U2, Willie Nelson), but now he's turning the spotlight on himself. After years of being asked by friends Daniel Lanois has helped the biggest of the big translate their music to the masses …

  6. Sean Garrett 'Pens' Tracks For Solo Debut

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Sean "The Pen" Garrett will release his as-yet-untitled solo debut later this year via a deal with Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine's Bet I Penned It Music. Singer/songwriter/producer Sean "The Pen" Garrett will release his as-yet-untitled…

  7. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean, who could have a longer hiatus than 62…

  8. Woman Refutes Testimony At Spector Trial

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A woman who said Lana Clarkson was her best friend for 20 years testified yesterday (Aug. 2) at Phil Spector's murder trial, refuting testimony by another witness that Clarkson was depressed around th A woman who said Lana Clarkson was her best friend for 20 years testified yesterday …

  9. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard…

  10. Thousands Line Up For San Diego 'Idol' Auditions

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of people hoping to be the next Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson or even Sanjaya lined up outside San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium today (July 30) as auditions for the seventh season of "American Thousands of people hoping to be the next Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson or even…

  11. New Pornographers / July 4 / New York (Hudson River Park)

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nothing says "Happy Birthday, America" like celebrating with some of indie rock's most beloved free-health-care-toting neighbors from up North. Yes, this year's River to River July 4 performance at Ne Nothing says "Happy Birthday, America" like celebrating with…

  12. Sly Stone Breaks Silence To Vanity Fair

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After 25 years, Sly Stone speaks. The famously reclusive funkster broke his silence by granting his first interview since the '80s to Vanity Fair. After 25 years, Sly Stone speaks. The famously reclusive funkster broke his silence by granting his first interview since the '80s to…

  13. Keys, Lavigne, Underwood Set For Fashion Rocks

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The fourth annual Fashion Rocks event, presented by the Conde Nast Media Group, touches down at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 6. The concert will air the following evening as a two-hour special on CB The fourth annual Fashion Rocks event, presented by the Conde Nast Media Group, touches down…

  14. Hudson, Beyonce, T.I. Among BET Winners

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most celebrated performers last night (June 26), from Beyonce to Jennifer Hudson, it was the show's tributes to living legends and r Although the BET Awards doled out awards to some of entertainment's most…

  15. Crowded House, Peter Gabriel / June 23, 2007 / London (Hyde Park)

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "We got the sun, we got the sun ... While it's raining at Glastonbury," Neil Finn adlibbed two songs into Crowded House's first London show in 11 years, flashing a smile that owed as much to his delig "We got the sun, we got the sun ... While it's raining at…

  16. Brain Salad Surgery

    June 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Bad Brains were partly responsible for helping the Beastie Boys first get into the recording studio. As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Bad Brains were partly responsible for helping…

  17. Chart Beat

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Rihanna, the Beach Boys and more! 'UMBRELLA' REIGNS: When Rihanna leapt 34-1 with "SOS" in May 2006, it was the second-biggest move to No. 1 in the history of The Billboard Hot 100. This week, the Barbadian-born singer takes an even bigger…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as…

  19. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts. Fifth place finalist Paris Bennett shows…

  20. Beyonce's Six Noms Leads BET Awards Field

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations, Beyonce heads the field for the 2007 BET Awards. The nominations were announced today (May 16) by rappers T.I. and 50 Cent, R&B newcomer Robin Thicke and "Everybody Loves Chr With six nominations, Beyonce heads the field for the 2007 BET Awards. The nominations…

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