1. Robin Thicke Responds to 'Blurred Lines' Deposition

    September 15, 2014 9:00 PM EDT 'Robin's moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited,' his attorney tells Billboard. Since The Hollywood Reporter made public Robin Thicke 's deposition in an ongoing "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, much of the focus has been on the singer's admission of…

  2. Music Star Exes Are Cashing In on VH1

    September 08, 2014 4:35 PM EDT VH1 turns out to be the perfect home for former wives of hip-hop and R&B artists. What does race have to do with this brand of reality TV success? Everything, apparently. Several divorcees of music men are finding independence on reality TV thanks to the trend of celebrity ex shows. VH1…

  3. Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81

    September 04, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Joan Rivers , the blunt, tart-tongued celebrity and talk show host who reconstructed her career time and time again en route to becoming one of the most memorable female comics of all time, has died. She was 81. The breakthrough standup comic, writer, actress, fashion critic, red-carpet…

  4. Michael A. Hoey, Producer, Director & Elvis Screenwriter, Dies at 79

    August 19, 2014 7:13 PM EDT Michael A. Hoey , who wrote the screenplays for a pair of  Elvis Presley films and was the architect behind the 1966 cult science-fiction movie The Navy vs. the Night Monsters , has died. He was 79. Hoey, the son of English actor  Dennis Hoey -- who played the bumbling Inspector Lestrade in…

  5. Why a '70s Mixtape Propels the Plot of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    August 01, 2014 12:19 PM EDT Director James Gunn promises to share the full mixtape with fans soon Guardians of the Galaxy  features a tree-like creature named Groot, a talking raccoon and an electronic device just as alien to children of the digital age: a Sony Walkman containing a mixtape packed with '70s pop hits…

  6. What's Your Favorite Film Soundtrack? 'Guardians,' 'Purple Rain,' 'Almost Famous' & More (Poll)

    July 02, 2014 2:31 PM EDT The tracklist for the official soundtrack of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" just dropped and it's awesomely different than your typical superhero movie soundtrack. There are no fine-tuned collaborations from Top 40 artists and, as a matter of fact, there's not any…

  7. Swizz Beatz Becomes Muse for Kehinde Wiley Portrait

    June 16, 2014 1:53 PM EDT On set with the art-obsessed hitmaker and artist, Wiley. "Eyes on the camera, lean in, look up." Artist Kehinde Wiley spits out directions so fast that it's hard for a spectator to keep up, let alone one of his models. On an ordinary day the 37-year-old's subject might be…

  8. Ted Nugent Premieres 'Never Stop Believing' Song, Preps Next Album 'Everything': Exclusive (Listen)

    June 16, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Ted Nugent loud 'n' proud about a new album? Now THERE'S a surprise. But the Motor City Madman is even prouder (if that's possible) that there's more where next month's "ShutUp&Jam!," his first new album in seven years. But first, Billboard has…

  9. Rodriguez Label Chief: 'Our Dealings with Clarence Avant Were Always Positive'

    June 13, 2014 3:40 AM EDT Matt Sullivan, 38, is a true believer. The head of Light in the Attic, the reissue label he founded in 2003 with partner Joe Wright in Seattle, released Sixto Rodriguez’s two albums, his 1970 debut, Cold Fact, and the 1971 follow-up Coming From Reality, in August 2008 and May 2009, just about…

  10. Entire Collection of John Lennon Doodles, Writings Sell at Auction

    June 04, 2014 6:27 PM EDT Whimsical drawings, poems and short stories from two humorous books John Lennon produced in the 1960s fetched skyrocketing prices at auction Wednesday, including $209,000 for a nine-page parody of Sherlock Holmes. The manuscript, "The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield,"…

  11. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala

    May 06, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in fashion and the entertainment industry donned their best formal attire, including sweeping ball gowns and the white-tie-and-tails ensembles men were told to wear, at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday night (May 5). Met Gala Red Carpet Photos: See Who The Stars Are…

  12. Conan O'Brien Launches Comedy Record Label

    May 05, 2014 9:16 PM EDT Conan O'Brien is launching a record label. The first release under the Team Coco comedy record label will be a stand-up album from comedian Ian Edwards, 100% Half Assed, recorded at the La Jolla Comedy Store on March 8. The album will be released in June. Conan O'Brien to Host MTV…

  13. Courtney Love Ordered to Pay $96K in Twitter Defamation Case

    April 08, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Here's incontrovertible proof that Courtney Love is as unique as they come: On the same day that the singer got a victory in court by denying a new trial to one person she allegedly defamed on Twitter, a judge ordered her to pay nearly $96,000 to a second person she allegedly defamed on…

  14. Blink and You'll Miss Taylor Swift in 'The Giver' Trailer: Watch

    March 19, 2014 12:49 PM EDT The first trailer for the upcoming film version of Lois Lowry's "The Giver" is out, and if you squint real hard fans get a glimpse of pop-country superstar Taylor Swift in her latest foray into acting. NBC's "Today" show teased a look at the trailer on Wednesday…

  15. Beastie Boy, GoldieBlox Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Girls’ Ad

    March 18, 2014 12:39 AM EDT A contentious legal battle over the use of the Beastie Boys' 1987 song "Girls" has come to a close with a settlement.  Toy company GoldieBlox, in a preemptive attempt to declare "fair use" of the track in a viral video, took the Beasties to court in Nov. 2013 to which…

  16. Bottoms Up! The 15 Biggest Drinking Songs

    March 15, 2014 12:30 PM EDT There were four songs charting on the Hot 100 this spring that allude to either being tipsy from love or just flat out tossing back a brew for the heck of it. Beyonce's Cognac-soaked "Drunk in Love" collab with husband Jay Z, Brantley Gilbert says "Bottoms Up,"…

  17. Courtney Love Sued by Psychiatrist for 'Breach of Contract'

    February 25, 2014 9:46 PM EST Courtney Love can't seem to stay out of the courtroom. According to SPIN, the Hole frontwoman is being sued by a psychiatrist for nearly $50,000, plus interest and attorney's fees -- all dating back to 2010. Dr. Edwin Ratush, who's based in New York City, has not given a…

  18. Jury: Courtney Love Tweet Not Defamatory

    January 24, 2014 9:49 PM EST A Twitter posting by Courtney Love suggesting that one of her attorneys had been "bought off" wasn't defamatory, a jury decided Friday. The verdict came after roughly three hours of deliberation in a case that spanned eight days and focused on the Hole frontwoman's…

  19. Juicy J Awards $50,000 College Scholarship to Florida Woman

    January 13, 2014 8:42 PM EST As Juicy J climbs up the charts with "Dark Horse," Katy Perry's newest hit on which he's featured, he's giving back to the community in the form of a $50,000 college scholarship. Last August, the rapper announced the formation of what was originally deemed a "…

  20. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontrollable way she's acted in the past. She&…

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