1. Big Freedia's 'Queen of Bounce': Watch a Booty-Shaking Exclusive Season Three Preview Clip

    February 20, 2015 10:30 AM EST The highest-rated show in Fuse’s history returns Feb. 25 at 11 p.m. (ET). Season three of Fuse's docu-series Big Freedia:Queen of Bounce premieres Feb. 25 and Billboard has an early exclusive preview of the fun to come. "This season you will get to see the rigors of being on tour,…

  2. Billboard Cover: Jared Leto on Packing on the Pounds to Play the Joker, Thirty Seconds to Mars' Success and Why He's 'Terminally Dissatisfied'

    February 20, 2015 9:00 AM EST "Do you mind if I eat a little?" Jared Leto asks. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours -- and I'm terrible at eating a lot." Leto, 43, is sitting on a battered circular couch in a cavernous white room on the…

  3. Ciara Grounded By Cyclone, Deflects Blame For Shortened NZ Concert

    February 20, 2015 12:57 AM EST Ciara's Australasian tour has turned out to be more eventful than anticipated. A cyclone has nixed the artist's sole Australian date, while a New Zealand booking agency is taking all the blame for a truncated mid-week performance which has been branded a disaster. The American R&…

  4. Justin Moore Is Looking for a Hero

    February 19, 2015 10:08 PM EST Though Justin Moore has been a chart presence for seven years now, the Valory Music Co. recording artist is rather easy to take for granted. A trip to see the Arkansas native in concert will definitely change that thought process, as it did this writer in January at Knoxville's Thompson…

  5. Throwback Thursday: Remember When Miley Cyrus Almost Joined the 'Two and a Half Men' Cast?

    February 19, 2015 6:50 PM EST In a parallel universe, Miley Cyrus became a cast member on Two and a Half Men .  Miley Cyrus Parts Ways With Longtime Publicist After appearing for two episodes on the show's 10th season in 2012, there were rumors floating around the popstar might join the cast full-time as a…

  6. Iron Maiden Singer Bruce Dickinson Treated for Tongue Cancer

    February 19, 2015 5:08 PM EST Metal legends Iron Maiden revealed that lead singer Bruce Dickinson is currently recovering from treatment for tongue cancer in a  Facebook post  on Thursday (Feb. 19). The post says that Dickinson's doctor noticed a "small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue" during a…

  7. Iggy Azalea Quits Social Media: 5 of Her Most Memorable Twitter Flare-Ups

    February 19, 2015 3:48 PM EST Iggy Azalea has officially logged off: On Wednesday night, the rap superstar let her 4.3 million Twitter followers know that she was "taking some time away from social media" after she returned from a vacation to find unflattering paparazzi photos of herself online,…

  8. JEFF the Brotherhood Calls Warner Bros. a 'Demented Vulture' After Being Dropped From Label

    February 19, 2015 2:20 PM EST If a scrappy band is dropped from a major label and no one's there to see it, will anyone ever find out? In the case of Nashville take-no-prisoners garage-rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood , the answer is a resounding OFY. On Tuesday (Feb. 17), Jake and Jamin Orrall sent out an e-blast with…

  9. 'Empire' Recap, Episode 7: 'Our Dancing Days'

    February 19, 2015 11:49 AM EST After this week's episode of Empire , things are about to get very real for Lucious, his fiance Anika, and his ex-wife Cookie. It was naive to think he would be able to handle two different relationships with both, but last night we discovered that it's now a dream deferred. Below…

  10. Tommy Lee & Pam Anderson Married 20 Years Ago Today

    February 19, 2015 11:25 AM EST Twenty years ago today, on Feb. 19, 1995, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and Baywatch  actress Pamela Anderson got married in Cancun, Mexico after a four-day courtship period. While naysayers predicted almost immediate doom for the relationship, the Tommy Lee/Pam Anderson romance actually…

  11. Viacom Announces Major Media Restructure, New Head of Music

    February 19, 2015 10:35 AM EST Days after the departure of Van Toffler from the top spot of its music-related television and web properties, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman sent a memo to his vast network of employees this morning laying out a massive organizational and managerial shift. The change will form two…

  12. Neil Patrick Harris Happy For a 'Kanye Moment' at the Oscars

    February 18, 2015 11:20 PM EST Neil Patrick Harris might use his job as Oscar host as a way to meet his favorite stars. "I have, essentially, an all-access pass to the theater," Harris said during a recent interview. "So I love being able to stand there and say hello to people I've never met before. I…

  13. Amber Rose Gets Book Deal for 'How to Be a Bad Bitch'

    February 18, 2015 9:08 PM EST Model Amber Rose will write How to Be a Bad Bitch , Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books announced Wednesday (Feb. 18). The book, scheduled for publication on Oct. 27, 2015, will share Amber's secrets on how to be successful, covering love, beauty, fashion, finances and a…

  14. Every 'Empire' Character Ranked by Likability

    February 18, 2015 2:57 PM EST Everyone on Empire is deplorable in their own way. There aren't any good people on the show so much as there are people who simply aren't as bad as others. That's one reason the show is so entertaining: It speaks to our desire to root for the bad guy at times. '…

  15. Ship to Ship: HARD CEO Gary Richards Talks Holy Ship's Origins and Horizons

    February 18, 2015 2:10 PM EST Captain D steers his beloved cruise party brand into a new era of expansion. When Holy Ship! sets sail this week for its second voyage of the year, it will signal a new chapter for dance music's premier cruise party brand. Growing popular demand forced HARD Events to schedule two…

  16. Members of Nicki Minaj's Road Crew Stabbed In Philadelphia, One Killed

    February 18, 2015 1:58 PM EST Two members of Nicki Minaj 's touring crew were stabbed outside of a bar in Philadelphia on early Wednesday morning (Feb. 18), and one of the team members was killed in the incident, the rapper confirmed on Twitter. Two members of my team were stabbed last night in Philly. One was killed…

  17. Calvin Harris' Underwear Photo Nets 15,000 Instagram Comments

    February 18, 2015 11:40 AM EST Harris' revealing Instagram post is his most talked-about image ever. People really like talking about Calvin Harris in his underwear. The superstar DJ/singer/producer shared images from his new Emporio Armani Underwear campaign through his Instagram account on Feb. 17, and the…

  18. Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't Breathe,' and the Nascent 'Russian Spring'

    February 18, 2015 11:28 AM EST Pussy Riot are back with their first English song, "I Can't Breathe." Inspired by Eric Garner's death last July and the subsequent protests this winter, and produced with an all-star cast of musicians including Miike Snow 's Andrew Wyatt , Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah…

  19. Exclusive: Listen to 'Someone' by July Talk, Releasing Self-Titled Debut on Island Records

    February 18, 2015 10:00 AM EST Listening to Toronto-based five-piece July Talk is like doing CrossFit, or plunging into an outdoor hot tub in the middle of winter, or twirling around while wearing a blindfold. It's an extreme contrast of feelings and textures and sounds and temperatures. Peter Dreimanis' low,…

  20. Facebook Exec Chris Cox Discusses Future of Video, Mobile News

    February 18, 2015 1:28 AM EST Facebook has been making a big effort to court publishers to post stories on the social media site, and now the company is in early talks with media partners about hosting their content. In an on-stage discussion at the Code/Media conference in Dana Point, Calif., Facebook chief product…

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