1. Simpson's New Reality: ABC Sitcom

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television. Simpson has inked a development deal with ABC to star in a comedy series project for the network targeted f Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television.…

  2. Arrest Warrant Issued For Rapper Juvenile

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Lawrenceville, Va., police have issued an arrest warrant for New Orleans rapper Juvenile for allegedly failing to pay child support. Lawrenceville, Va., police have issued an arrest warrant for New Orleans rapper Juvenile for allegedly failing to pay child support. The rap star, whose real…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 10-16, 2003. The one thing I'm guaranteed to watch this week will be "The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute." I've got all sorts of personal reasons for tuning in, but above all, the songs and the…

  4. Tunes On TV

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 10-16, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 10 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Barry Manilow, Diane Schuur(also scheduled: Mark Harmon). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Britney…

  5. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Vocalist Josh Groban's sophomore album, "Closer" (Warner Bros.). A double-disc retrospective from Bruce Springsteen, "The Essential" (Columbia), featuring a third disc of rare tracks. 98 Degrees…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band's first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the to 2002 - A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses…

  7. 2003 ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 41st annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Nov. 3. SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Craig Wiseman "American Child" "The Cowboy In Me" "The Good Stuff" "…

  8. 45TunesOnTV

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 3-9, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 3 "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Uncle Kracker (also scheduled: Quentin Tarantino, Eric Close). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists:…

  9. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Missy Elliott, Eagles Of Death Metal

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Missy Elliott, Eagles Of Death Metal Toby Keith and Fleetwood Mac have been added as performers for the 31st annual American Music Awards. The Nov. 16 event will also feature previously announced performances by Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ashanti, Hilary Duff,…

  10. THE NATIONAL

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet&…

  11. Out of Season

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Two of rock's most gifted impressionists, Portishead vocalist Beth Gibbons and former Talk Talk member Paul Webb (aka Rustin Man) join forces on this suitably ethereal collection. Two of rock's most gifted impressionists, Portishead vocalist Beth Gibbons and former Talk Talk member…

  12. Different Strokes

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Strokes want it understood that despite their global fame, they are still a young band capable of the occasional misstep. "If we sold no records the first time, we obviously wouldn't be in this situation," frontman Julian…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  14. Jackson Charity Single Finally Available

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made available today (Oct. 27) for download through the non-profit organization Music for Giving. Completed in 2001, recording of the sin The multi-artist benefit single "What More Can I Give" will be made…

  15. Hot Product

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Strokes Make 'Room' In what is one of the most anticipated albums of the year, the Strokes return this week with their sophomore RCA salvo, "Room on Fire." First single "12:51" is off to a good start, having debuted at a career-best No. 7 on the U.K. singles…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  17. Get Happy

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The fourth round in Rhino's reissue of Elvis Costello's back catalog includes three divergent albums made with the Attractions from 1980 to 1983: "Get Happy," "Trust" and "Punch the Clock." The first The fourth round in Rhino's reissue of Elvis…

  18. Billboard Bits: R. Kelly, Springsteen/Scialfa, The Alarm

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on R. Kelly, Springsteen/Scialfa, The Alarm R. Kelly will perform tomorrow (Oct. 24) at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas, with proceeds to benefit the families of U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq. Along with attracting personnel from nearby Fort Hood, the show will be seen…

  19. Cash's 'Unearthed' Box Set Unveiled

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Ric A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American…

  20. 'Love Actually' Brims With Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such as Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists…

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