1. Frankmusik Earns U.S. Fans with Far*East Movement Collab, Lady Gaga Remix

    February 10, 2011 6:30 AM EST Did you catch Far*East Movement Monday (Feb. 7) night on "Conan" performing its Hot 100 top 10 hit "Rocketeer?" If so, then you may have wondered who was sitting in with the group on piano and subbing for the song's original guest vocalist, an absent Ryan Tedder . The…

  2. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 1/29/2011

    January 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @TheEllenShow (Ellen DeGeneres): It's my birthday…

  3. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Social Network" (with collaborator Atticus…

  4. Y'Anna Crawley: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 11:47 AM EST Y'Anna Crawley Genre: Christian After years singing backup for artists like Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole, Washington, D.C., native Y'Anna Crawley won the second season of BET's gospel competition "Sunday Best." Her debut album, "The Promise," was…

  5. New York Radio Host Roasts Drake On Morning Show

    January 20, 2011 11:06 AM EST I'm not a big fan of this dude Charlamagne da God from Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club" morning show, but, I have to say I got a good laugh watching this clip. Apparently, Drake isn't too happy that Charlamagne's been calling him names on the radio, including …

  6. 'Glee,' Trent Reznor Win Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2011 8:56 PM EST "G lee" won three top trophies at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night (Jan. 16) in Beverly Hills, Calif., while Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and songwriter Diane Warren also came away with wins. PHOTOS: 2011 GOLDEN GLOBES RED CARPET For the second year in a row…

  7. 'Spider-Man' Star: Show Delays Have Been 'Hard for Everybody'

    January 13, 2011 8:47 AM EST Despite the very public problems facing Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Reeve Carney -- the 27-year-old singer/actor who stars as the titular superhero -- says the cast is confident that the production will go off without a hitch when it officially opens on Feb. 7. …

  8. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown Reveals More Collabs, M.I.A. Drops 'Vicki Leekx' Mixtape

    December 31, 2010 5:16 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Chris Brown Reveals Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne Collabs Chris Brown isn't just recording with Justin Bieber these days. The beleaguered R&B/pop star is also laying down tracks with Bruno Mars , Pitbull , Busta…

  9. Billboard Bits: Lily Allen Gets Engaged, Eminem Impersonates Dr. Dre

    December 28, 2010 6:28 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lily Allen Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend If LeAnn Rimes , Natalie Portman and Hugh Hefner were not enough celebrities to get engaged over the Christmas weekend, Lily Allen has decided to tie the knot with her…

  10. 'Spider-Man' Actress Quits Show: Report

    December 28, 2010 2:03 PM EST In the latest disappointment for the ambitious Broadway production of "Spider-Man," one of the lead actresses who suffered a concussion during its first preview performance is quitting the show. Natalie Mendoza, who plays the villainess Arachne and is the second lead female role…

  11. LeAnn Rimes Engaged to Eddie Cibrian

    December 27, 2010 5:05 PM EST After finalizing her divorce from Dean Sheremet last year, LeAnn Rimes has announced her engagement to 37-year-old actor Eddie Cibrian. The 28-year-old country star confirmed the news on Twitter today, saying that the couple got engaged over the holiday weekend. "It's for real this …

  12. 'Spider-Man' Adds Safety Measures, Fallen Actor Still in Hospital

    December 23, 2010 3:11 PM EST Patrick Page, who plays the Green Goblin in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," says he's not afraid for the show to resume performances -- expected to happen Thursday. "Accidents are horrible but they happen on every show," Page told the Associated Press . "We feel…

  13. Broadway Stars Blast 'Spider-Man' Director, U2 Members for Safety Issues

    December 22, 2010 12:20 PM EST Broadway stars are speaking out against "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" director Julie Taymor and the show's producers in light of all the serious on-set injuries. Blasted "Rent" star Adam Pascal on Facebook : "They should put Julie Taymor in jail for assault!…

  14. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 3:00 PM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," Rick Miramontez, said producers met with…

  15. Update: 'Spider-Man' Opening Officially Delayed Until Feb. 7

    December 17, 2010 1:13 PM EST The trouble-plagued Broadway production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," featuring music from U2's Bono and the Edge, has delayed its opening night until February 7, according to a release from the production company. The original opening night was January 11. Lead producer…

  16. The Floacist, "The Floacist Presents Floetic Soul"

    November 19, 2010 5:28 PM EST As neo-soul duo Floetry , poet/MC Natalie Stewart and singer Marsha Ambrosius wrote songs for Michael Jackson and Jill Scott . The pair also crafted a distinctive blend of rap/singing artfully laced over soul and hip-hop beats, resulting in hit single "Say Yes" and three well…

  17. Billboard Bits: Metallica Honors Armed Forces, Lil Wayne Buys 48 Bottles of Champagne

    November 05, 2010 6:47 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Metallica Headlines 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Launch Event, Honors U.S. Armed Forces Metallica headlined the launch event for the Activision "Call of Duty: Black Ops" video game last night (Nov.…

  18. Steakhouse Sells Lady Gaga Meat Dress Redux for $100K

    October 28, 2010 12:35 PM EDT A New York steakhouse has answered the prayers of all those looking for an authentic meat dress to complete their Lady Gaga Halloween ensemble. Old Homestead Steakhouse, appropriately located in the city's Meatpacking district, has created a genuine meat dress inspired by Lady Gaga'…

  19. Girlicious Singer Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

    October 07, 2010 3:33 PM EDT A member of the pop group Girlicious has pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession and has received a deferred judgment that could result in the charge being dismissed. Los Angeles district attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says Natalie Mejia entered the plea Wednesday in a Pasadena…

  20. Ex-Floetry Member Marsha Ambrosius Readies Solo Set

    September 25, 2010 9:00 AM EDT After a series of mixtapes, guest features on various projects and a much-touted debut on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records that never materialized, Marsha Ambrosius is finally closing in on her first solo CD. "Late Nights & Early Mornings" (Nov. 9) marks the singer/songwriter…

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