1. Why Queen Latifah’s Reign in Syndication Is Ending

    November 22, 2014 12:00 AM EST Her show wasn’t growing -- which made it impossible to justify the cost. Queen Latifah is the latest victim of the tough economics and harsh realities of making a show work in national television syndication. It is expensive to launch a new syndicated show, hard to make inroads against…

  2. Despite Harsh Reviews, Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie Locks Up the No. 2 Telepic Slot of 2014

    November 21, 2014 12:00 PM EST Harsh criticism from pal and collaborator Timbaland , a lack of rights to original songs and an early casting snafu when Zendaya Coleman bowed out of the title role did not hinder Lifetime’s biopic about the brief life and career of Aaliyah . 'Princess of R&B' Review  |  Wendy…

  3. Lady Gaga Talent Scout Feels 'Validated' After Winning $7.3 Million in Lawsuit

    November 19, 2014 2:40 PM EST A jury sided with Wendy Starland in her lawsuit against former Gaga producer Rob Fusari. Nearly 10 years after joining forces with Rob Fusari to find "the female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes ," Wendy Starland has been awarded more than $7.3 million by a…

  4. Wendy Williams 'Proud' of Aaliyah Biopic

    November 17, 2014 7:55 PM EST Though the Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah 's life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn't do anything differently if she had it to do again. Aaliyah fans took to Twitter,…

  5. Watch: Timbaland Blasts Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic on Social Media

    November 16, 2014 2:34 PM EST Timbaland obviously isn’t a fan of the new Aaliyah biopic. The famed music producer took to social media on Saturday night (Nov. 15) to express his disapproval of Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B , which premiered on the network the same evening. 'Aaliyah: The Princess…

  6. Soul Train Awards 2014: Chris Brown Wins Big, Jodeci Brings '90s R&B Nostalgia, Kool & The Gang Honored

    November 08, 2014 12:53 PM EST Chris Brown took home “Best Hip Hop Song” and “Best Collaboration” at the ceremony. When the silhouettes of K-Ci , JoJo , DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin appeared on the stage Friday night (Nov. 7), nobody over the age of 25 would remain in their seats. After years of rumors that the bad boys…

  7. Wendy Williams on Her Involvement With Aaliyah Biopic: 'Lifetime Needed to Tell This Story Correctly'

    November 07, 2014 2:49 PM EST No stranger to controversy, talk show host Wendy Williams, 50, stepped in as an executive producer of Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B , which premieres Nov. 15. The problem-plagued biopic, starring Alexandra Shipp as the late singer, has been rocked by casting issues and…

  8. Chuck Dauphin Wins CMA Media Achievement Award

    November 06, 2014 6:06 PM EST Longtime radio and music journalist Chuck Dauphin won the 2014 CMA Media Achievement Award. Dauphin -- who has been a contributing writer for Billboard since 2011, as well as The 615 columnist for Billboard.com -- accepted the award at the 48th annual CMA awards in Nashville on Wednesday…

  9. Minnie Driver Joins NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'

    November 05, 2014 5:45 PM EST The 'About a Boy' star will serve as the narrator and play the adult Wendy Darling. Minnie Driver is joining NBC's live production of Peter Pan. The About a Boy star will serve as the narrator and play the adult Wendy Darling on the telecast, set for Thursday, Dec. 4, at 8 p…

  10. Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim to Reunite at 2014 Soul Train Awards

    October 27, 2014 10:07 AM EDT Missy Elliott , Lil' Kim and Da Brat will reunite at next month's Soul Train Awards. BET and Centric announced Monday that the female rappers will take the stage Nov. 7 when the show tapes at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. They all co-starred on the 1997 hit "Not Tonight,…

  11. Chris Brown & Beyonce Lead Soul Train Award Nominations

    October 13, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Team Breezy will be very happy about this. Chris Brown leads with seven nominations for the 2014 Soul Train Awards. Brown is followed by six nods for Beyonce and five for Pharrell . Hosted by Wendy Williams , this year’s show will take place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 7 and…

  12. Sheila E. Talks Relationships with Prince & Santana, Wants to Turn Memoir Into Movie

    September 24, 2014 10:35 PM EDT Days before the release of Sheila E.'s autobiography, news spread that she was once engaged to Prince . The bigger bombshell, however, didn't get nearly as much attention. "Pretty much, I was engaged to Carlos Santana . That was huge and no one knew about that," said the…

  13. 'Peter Pan': See Christopher Walken as Captain Hook

    September 24, 2014 6:33 PM EDT What has NBC done to Christopher Walken 's Captain Hook ? 'Girls' Goes Neverland: What Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Will Look Like Peter Pan Live! executive producer Neil Meron posted a first-look photo of Walken on set as Captain Hook, and the Oscar winner…

  14. Houses of the Holy: Where the Music Biz Celebrates the Jewish High Holidays

    September 23, 2014 1:59 PM EDT Tonight we're gonna party like it's 5775. Here's where some of the music machers and/or mensches celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Sept. 24-26 and Yom Kippur (day of atonement) Oct. 3-4. Nashuva (Founder’s Church of Religious Science, 3281 W.…

  15. Quotes of the Week: What Did Jay Z Say About Conceiving Blue Ivy?

    September 19, 2014 5:00 PM EDT "It's special to us because we got engaged here and this is where baby Blue was conceived." The rapper Jay Z explaining what Paris, where he and wife Beyonce wrapped their On the Run Tour, means to them. "People ... always want to think we're in a boxing match, that…

  16. Wendy Williams Literally Ate Crow Because Kim & Kanye Are Still Married

    September 16, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Wendy Williams is a woman of her word. She always said that that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's marriage wouldn't last more than 72 days (the length of Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries), and now that it has lasted 114 days (and counting!) Williams is ready to eat crow -…

  17. Republic Hires Rick Krim as EVP Artist Development

    September 12, 2014 11:30 AM EDT Republic Records has hired VH1 veteran  Rick Krim for the newly created position of executive vice president of artist development. Krim's prime objective in his new role will be to uncover "diverse and untrodden avenues" to break the label's emerging artists, the company…

  18. NBC's 'Peter Pan' Casts Tony Nominee as Mrs. Darling

    September 09, 2014 5:56 PM EDT Kelli O'Hara joins Allison Williams in live TV event. NBC has found Peter Pan Live 's Mrs. Darling. Five-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara has been tapped to play the wife to George Darling and the mother to Wendy, John and Michael, the network announced Tuesday (Sept. 9). First…

  19. 'Duran Duran: Unstaged': Film Review

    September 05, 2014 1:25 AM EDT David Lynch has had some strange musical bedfellows over the years, but few of his partners seem more unlikely than Duran Duran , whose glamorous synth-rock falls nowhere on the spectrum between the ethereal dreaminess of his Twin Peaks mode or the industrial creepzone he has explored more…

  20. Rich Jacobellis Named Partner at First Artists

    August 15, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Composer and music supervisor agent Rich Jacobellis has been named partner at the music agency First Artists Management. Jacobellis' clients include Emmy-winning and nominated composers Bear McCreary ( Da Vinci's Demons ), Wendy and Lisa ( Nurse Jackie ), Nathan Barr ( The Americans…

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