1. B.o.B Reacts to His Five VMA Nominations

    August 03, 2010 4:55 PM EDT Continuing a breakout year in which he topped both the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100, B.o.B netted five MTV VMA nominations , including a Video of the Year nod for his Hayley Williams collaboration "Airplanes," when the nominees were announced today (Aug. 3). The hip-hop star told…

  2. Soundgarden to Issue 'Telephantasm' Release in September

    August 03, 2010 1:15 PM EDT Soundgarden 's recent reunion will come full circle with "Telephantasm," the rock group's first release in 14 years, due out Sept. 28 on A&M/UMe. The retrospective album will feature the band's hits, previously released obscurities and "Black Rain," a…

  3. Lady Gaga Earns Record 13 MTV VMA Nominations, Eminem Nabs Eight

    August 03, 2010 12:15 PM EDT L ady Gaga has earned a record-breaking 13 MTV VMA nominations, the network announced today (Aug. 3). The pop star's "Bad Romance" video is up for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, among other categories. "I'm so honored for…

  4. Justin Bieber to Star as Himself in 3D Biopic

    August 03, 2010 11:49 AM EDT Justin Bieber will make his silver screen debut just in time for next Valentine's Day. According to Deadline.com , Paramount Pictures has confirmed the release of a 3D biopic about the pop singer's life that will come out February 11, 2011. Justin Bieber: The Billboard Cover Story…

  5. 50 Cent Shows Off Acting Chops in 'Twelve,' 'Gun' Movies

    August 03, 2010 8:45 AM EDT After releasing his "Before I Self-Destruct" album and going on a massive world tour, 50 Cent traded his mic for a script for the new movie "Twelve," due in theaters this Friday (Aug. 6). The Joel Schumacher-directed drama, in which the rapper plays a ruthless drug…

  6. Billboard Bits: Gaga Cops To Cocaine Use, T.I. Gets Married

    August 02, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Dabbles in Cocaine, Not Sex In the cover story for Vanity Fair's September issue, Lady Gaga admits that she occasionally does cocaine. The singer says that she uses the drug "a couple of times a…

  7. Freddie Gibbs Revives Gangster Rap on 'Str8 Killa' EP

    August 02, 2010 6:03 PM EDT Freddie Gibbs has nothing against rap artists who embrace catchy hooks to land on pop radio, but that's not his style. He didn't need a hit single to draw attention to both of his 2009 mixtapes, and he's about to delve deeper into hardcore street rap on his new EP, "Str8…

  8. Steven Tyler: I'd Be an 'Honest' Judge on 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 2:51 PM EDT Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler discussed the possibility of joining "American Idol" as a judge next season -- and what kind of judge he would be -- during an interview Monday (Aug. 2) with syndicated radio show "Kid Kraddick in the Morning." "This beautiful girl from…

  9. Eminem Beats Tom Jones to Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 11:07 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from T om Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted scored an instant chart-topping single with …

  10. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Becomes a Film Judge, OZZFest Offers 'Unholy' Marriages

    July 30, 2010 5:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. To Judge Amateur Films for Vimeo M.I.A. has signed on as a judge for the inaugural Vimeo Festival & Awards, which will launch in New York this October. The controversial singer will be judging amateur…

  11. Kara DioGuardi Reportedly Out At 'American Idol,' Steven Tyler Rumored As Replacement

    July 30, 2010 11:35 AM EDT K ara DioGuardi is following Ellen DeGeneres out of "American Idol," according to reports. TMZ says "Idol" producers have chosen not to renew DioGuardi's contract and will return to a "three-judge format," with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler reportedly…

  12. Billboard Bits: Kanye's 'Power' Video Is 'Apocalyptic,' Gaga-Winehouse Collabo Just a Dream

    July 29, 2010 5:16 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West's 'Power' Video Is 'Apocalyptic,' Says Director Kanye West 's upcoming music video for new single "Power" will be "apocalyptic, in a very personal way,"…

  13. Eminem and Rihanna Stand Strong on Hot 100

    July 29, 2010 11:07 AM EDT "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, widening its points lead over runner-up -- and former No. 1 -- "California Gurls" by Katy Perry , which stays steady at No. 2. "Lie" earns the chart'…

  14. Billboard Bits: New Michael Jackson Music in the Works, Jessica Simpson in Talks with 'Idol'

    July 28, 2010 7:09 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Michael Jackson Music in the Works Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins has announced plans to work on a project involving unreleased Michael Jackson songs. In an interview with VladTV.com, Jerkins…

  15. Justin Timberlake, Elton John Reps Deny 'Idol' Rumors

    July 28, 2010 12:50 PM EDT A rumor issued by The Hollywood Reporter yesterday that Justin Timberlake and Elton John have joined the list of potential Simon Cowell replacements on "American Idol" has been denied, according to Deadline . Representatives of both Timberlake and John have said that reports of…

  16. Comic Con Special: Sly Stallone and the Casts of 'The Expendables,' 'Green Lantern'

    July 27, 2010 6:00 PM EDT Today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, comes again from Comic Con in San Diego. We talk to Sylvester Stallone about the music in his new film "The Expendables," which gathers an impressive group of action stars including Jason Statham and Jet Li. We also…

  17. M.I.A. Promises Free Show After HARD Fest Flameout

    July 27, 2010 12:09 PM EDT To amend for her disappointing performance at HARD Festival on Saturday (July 24) at Governor's Island in New York, M.I.A. announced on Twitter last night that she will play a free live show in New York City. The singer expressed her frustration with the show's sound problems and…

  18. 'Glee' Creator Dishes on Britney Spears, Rocky Horror Episodes at Comic-Con

    July 26, 2010 5:23 PM EDT "G lee" diehards were treated to more season two spoilers at a Sunday (July 25) afternoon panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where co-creator Ryan Murphy shared details about the hit series' much-anticipated Britney Spears episode . "The episode will be called "Britney…

  19. Robyn Premieres Video for 'Hang With Me'

    July 26, 2010 4:06 PM EDT Robyn 's "Body Talk Pt. 1" album may have been released in mid-June, but the Swedish pop star is already serving up music videos for her next disc. A clip for "Hang With Me," the first single off of "Body Talk Pt. 2," was released today to precede the album&…

  20. Eminem Spends Fourth Week Atop U.K. Chart

    July 26, 2010 10:48 AM EDT E minem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its fourth aggregate week at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 25), as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV) by Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup moved 2-1 on the singles chart. "…

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