1. Miley Cyrus to Star and Produce God-Themed Comedy

    August 02, 2011 10:10 AM EDT Paramount has preemptively picked up an untitled comedy pitch with Miley Cyrus attached to star and produce. Cyrus will produce with her mother Tish Cyrus via the duo's Hope Town Entertainment banner. Also producing is Andrew Panay, whose credits include "Wedding Crashers" and …

  2. Nicki Minaj: 'We Miss You' Demo Not About Slain Cousin

    July 07, 2011 3:46 PM EDT After a demo of a Nicki Minaj track called "We Miss You" leaked online, the rapper took to Twitter clarify that the touching lyrics of the song are not a reference to her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, who was killed in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday. "[Though] the lyrics of 'We…

  3. Nicki Minaj's Cousin Killed: Report

    July 05, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Yesterday (July 4), Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to inform her followers that her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, was murdered near his home in Brooklyn, New York. "*My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite [sic]. Near his home. Brooklyn, NY. http:/…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers, Chiddy To Attempt Nine-Hour Rap

    April 21, 2011 4:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers Nicole Crowther, who has appeared frequently as an extra on " Glee ," was recently fired from the show for revealing Glee's own William McKinley…

  5. Vince Neil Facing Misdemeanor Charges In Las Vegas

    April 05, 2011 3:59 PM EDT Less than six weeks after being released from jail on a drunken driving charge, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is facing two new misdemeanor charges in a Las Vegas casino showroom confrontation with an ex-girlfriend. Neil, 50, is accused of poking his finger into the chest of Alicia Jacobs in…

  6. Esperanza Spalding to Record 'Radio Music Society' Album in May

    March 01, 2011 8:15 AM EST Still "as surprised as you can be" by her Best New Artist win at this year's Grammy Awards, Esperanza Spalding has already scoped out her next two album projects -- even as she tours to promote 2010's "Chamber Music Society." Spalding tells Billboard.com that she…

  7. Vince Neil Pleads Guilty to Vegas DUI

    January 26, 2011 3:51 PM EST Motley Crue singer Vince Neil avoided the media and quietly pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving drunk last summer near the Las Vegas Strip in a case that drew denials that he received preferential treatment. A temporary judge who took the plea before reporters arrived sentenced Neil to 15…

  8. Producer Says He Didn't Rip Off Lil Wayne '6 Foot, 7 Foot' Beat

    December 24, 2010 8:09 AM EST Lil Wayne 's latest single, "6 Foot, 7 Foot" surfaced on the net last week to rave reviews from music fans -- except for one. Just a couple of days after the release, a producer named Nicholas RAS Furlong, who is signed to OneRepublic 's Ryan Tedder's label, tweeted…

  9. Snoop Dogg Remixes 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'

    December 21, 2010 10:28 AM EST Snoop Dogg is in the holiday spirit. The rapper, with the help of Pepsi Max, released a video in which he narrates a remixed version of "Twas The Night Before Christmas," sporting a Christmas sweater and Santa hat and sitting by the fire place and all. Video: "Twas The Night…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Beatles

    November 24, 2010 1:05 PM EST FOUR-MIDABLE: Having set the record for most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Rihanna continues her winning week, lifting 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Only Girl (In the World)" and debuting on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 1 with…

  11. Harlem Says Final Goodbye To Huddy 6

    October 19, 2010 11:25 AM EDT It seemed like all of Harlem gathered yesterday (Oct. 18) to say goodbye to Harlem World's Andre "Huddy Combs" Hudson, who was killed in a car accident on the George Washington Bridge last week. Video: Huddy 6 Funeral Led by horse and carriage, folks gathered on 141 street and…

  12. Phil Collins to Follow 'Going Back' with Book on Texas

    October 05, 2010 3:43 PM EDT Having made what he says is a musical swan song with his R&B covers album "Going Back," Phil Collins' next project will be in the book world -- and situated deep in the heart of Texas. Collins tells Billboard.com that he's in the midst of writing a book about his…

  13. 21 Under 21: Nick Jonas

    September 23, 2010 11:53 AM EDT No. 6: Nick Jonas Birthdate: September 16, 1992 (age 18) Why He's Hot: Sure, the youngest JoBro was voted Pop's Sexiest Man in our 2010 poll , but Nicholas Jerry Jonas is more than a pretty face. In February, Nick broke from his band of brothers and release the first album by his…

  14. Vince Neil Blasts Sharon Osbourne, Motley Crue Bandmates in Book

    September 20, 2010 3:37 PM EDT M ötley Crüe singer Vince Neil says he has "never really had a voice" in all the tales of his three decade career fronting the hard rock band. But his attempts to finally set the record straight in an autobiography chronicling years of sex, drugs, plastic surgery and numerous…

  15. Phil Collins Talks Motown Covers Album, Genesis' Future

    September 14, 2010 2:00 PM EDT It's a rainy day in New York, and London-born, Switzerland-based Phil Collins is making the most of his time stateside. The 59-year-old singer/songwriter/drummer has brought his two youngest sons with him for a summer vacation. They've visited the Alamo in San Antonio-collecting…

  16. Miley Cyrus Splits with Boyfriend Liam Hemsworth

    August 26, 2010 3:15 PM EDT Miley Cyrus and her Australian actor boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, have ended their well-publicized relationship, reports celebrity news website Gossip Cop . Although Cyrus' people remain mum on the split, Us Weekly confirmed the news via Hemsworth's rep Wednesday. Billboard Bits:…

  17. Elvis' Granddaughter Eyes Role in 'Mad Max' Movie

    August 10, 2010 1:25 PM EDT Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley , is in talks to nab a role in "Fury Road," the fourth installment of the "Mad Max" movies from writer-director George Miller. Miller also is producing with Doug Mitchell. The movie's plot is being kept secret, but…

  18. Vince Neil Arrested On DUI Charge In Las Vegas

    June 29, 2010 8:16 AM EDT Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil , who last week had declared his sobriety, was arrested on drunken driving charges after getting pulled over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip. The 49-year-old rocker was taken into custody about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when he was stopped in the…

  19. Big Audio Dynamite Reignited

    April 08, 2010 1:25 PM EDT A new version of Big Audio Dynamite 's debut album may have stoked interest in a band reunion. Co-founder Don Letts tells Billboard.com that while compiling "This is Big Audio Dynamite -- Legacy Edition," an expanded version of the 1985 set that comes out April 12 -- he and…

  20. Miley Cyrus Mentors 'American Idol' Singers

    March 22, 2010 4:08 PM EDT Teen sensation Miley Cyrus makes her first appearance as a guest mentor on "American Idol" this week and will perform her latest hit on Wednesday's results show, the Fox television network said on Monday. Cyrus, 17, will give advice to the 11 remaining contestants as they…

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