1. Eminem Lands First Movie Role in 8 Years with 'Southpaw'

    December 14, 2010 12:17 PM EST Eight years after earning raves in acting debut "8 Mile," Eminem is set to return to the screen in another redemptive drama. DreamWorks has acquired the rights to "Southpaw," a boxing movie starring the rapper as a welterweight fighter who must overcome tragedy while…

  2. Billboard Bits: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split, Matt Cardle Wins 'X Factor'

    December 13, 2010 7:34 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split "High School Musical" co-stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have ended their four-year relationship. A source close to the couple says that the relationship simply …

  3. Coldplay Reteams with Brian Eno for Concept Album

    December 13, 2010 5:58 PM EST Although Coldplay earned a Best Rock Album Grammy for 2008 album "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" and scored a hit with its single "Viva la Vida," the band appears to be thinking even bigger for its in-the-works fifth album. Frontman Chris Martin recently told…

  4. Billboard Bits: Taio Cruz To Perform 'Imagine' On NYE, Bieber Launches 'JustBeats' Headphones

    December 10, 2010 5:54 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taio Cruz to Perform John Lennon's 'Imagine' on New Year's Eve Taio Cruz will become the first artist to do a live performance of John Lennon 's "Imagine" when he takes on the…

  5. Lady Antebellum Leads Year-End Country Charts

    December 10, 2010 3:30 PM EST Turns out we were right. Lady Antebellum , which Billboard tipped as an artist to watch two years ago, closes this year as the hottest act in country music -- and beyond. The trio -- Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood -- leads several of Billboard's country and pop year-end…

  6. Miley Cyrus Bong Hit Caught on Video

    December 10, 2010 11:18 AM EST M iley Cyrus has once again been caught behaving badly on camera, but this time she's not making out with some boy at her 18th birthday party -- she's taking hits from a bong with her friends. In the 2:37 video posted by TMZ , the pop star inhales smoke from a glass object while…

  7. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears' Rumored Single Title Leaks, Willow to Tour with Bieber

    December 09, 2010 6:50 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears' Next Single Could Be 'Hold It Against Me' The first single to Britney Spears ' forthcoming seventh studio album, set for a March release, could be called "Hold It Against Me…

  8. Lady Gaga's 8 Wax Figures Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

    December 09, 2010 1:10 PM EST For a celebrity with as many outlandish styles as Lady Gaga , one life-like wax figure simply isn't enough . Eight replicas of the pop singer were unveiled today (Dec. 9) at different branches of Madame Tussauds wax museums across the globe, with each figure showcasing one of Gaga's…

  9. Kanye West Offers Disturbing Sneak Peek of 'Monster' Video

    December 08, 2010 12:30 PM EST After achieving high drama with his 35-minute "Runaway" video, Kanye West is now dabbling in the horror genre. While the rapper has yet to unveil the full music video for his intense posse cut "Monster," a stylishly scary 30-second preview of the clip has hit the web today…

  10. Judas Priest Announces Farewell Tour Dates

    December 08, 2010 5:26 AM EST After nearly four decades of performing, veteran heavy metal group Judas Priest has announced that its 2011 world tour will be its last. Eight initial dates have been announced for the farewell tour, all of which are rock festivals in Europe. A message posted on the band's web site…

  11. Billboard Bits: Mack Maine Talks 'Carter IV' First Single, Rihanna Announces Fall 2011 UK Tour

    December 07, 2010 6:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mack Maine: Lil Wayne's 'Carter IV' First Single is '6'7"' Rapper Mack Maine has revealed that the first single to Lil Wayne 's much-anticipated next album, "Tha Carter…

  12. Jack Black, Jason Segel Release Holiday Song, Animated Video

    December 07, 2010 4:07 PM EST As the holiday season approaches, Christmas songs are coming out of the woodwork. Funny guys (and co-stars of the upcoming comedy "Gulliver's Travels") Jason Segel and Jack Black released their own take on classic carols today (Dec. 7). Video: Jason Segel and Jack Black, "…

  13. Avril Lavigne to Release 'Goodbye Lullaby' Album in March

    December 07, 2010 3:53 PM EST Nearly four years after the release of "The Best Damn Thing," Avril Lavigne has finally set a date for her long-awaited fourth studio album. The Canadian pop star will drop her new set, entitled "Goodbye Lullaby," Mar. 8 on RCA Records, and premiere its first single, "…

  14. Redman Drops New 'Reggie' Album, Explains 'How High 2' Holdup

    December 07, 2010 2:44 PM EST Although his seventh studio album, "Reggie," hit stores today (Dec. 7), Redman is already looking ahead to a busy 2011. The veteran rapper tells Billboard.com that he is using the often-delayed new album, which features cameos by Method Man , Bun B and Faith Evans , to explore…

  15. Daft Punk Enters 'Tron' World in 'Derezzed' Video

    December 07, 2010 10:28 AM EST To celebrate the release of their "Tron: Legacy" soundtrack today, Daft Punk has issued an action-packed music video for instrumental album track "Derezzed." The clip finds the electronic duo entering the futuristic "Tron" world and engaging each other in an…

  16. Carrie Underwood Top Winner At American Country Awards

    December 07, 2010 7:17 AM EST When it comes to Las Vegas, Carrie Underwood is a sure bet. Underwood won her second country music artist of the year award of 2010 in Sin City on Monday night (Dec. 7). She earned it at the inaugural American Country Awards about eight months after she won the top honor at the Academy of…

  17. Billboard Bits: Demi Lovato Attack Victim Waiting for Apology, MJ's Glove Fetches $330K

    December 06, 2010 5:32 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Demi Lovato Attack Victim Waiting for Apology Alex Welch, the tour dancer Demi Lovato punched in the face before entering herself into rehab , recently said that she's still waiting for an apology from Lovato.…

  18. Justin Bieber Trading Cards Hit Stores

    December 06, 2010 5:00 PM EST If Justin Bieber singing dolls , nail polish and a best-selling memoir weren't enough to satisfy his fans, the pop star is now receiving his own set of trading cards and stickers. Entertainment collectible company Panini America has launched the Justin Bieber trading card set, which will…

  19. Fergie Co-Hosting 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 06, 2010 3:00 PM EST B lack Eyed Peas singer Fergie will host the Hollywood portion of TV's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011" for the second straight year in the star-filled celebration. Dick Clark counting down the New Year celebration from Times Square…

  20. Usher Back From 'Digital Dead' Before Charity Goal Reached

    December 06, 2010 1:32 PM EST The good news for Usher fans is that the singer is back on Twitter, after undergoing a "digital death" to support Keep a Child Alive's "Buy Life" fundraising campaign to fight HIV/AIDS in India and Africa. The bad news? The digital reviving happened much earlier than…

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