1. Insider Tips: 'Glee' Spoilers, Firefly 2013 Afoot, Flying Lotus & Pusha T Albums

    July 27, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Chart Article The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, and key recommendations -- all designed to keep you in the…

  2. Lady Gaga to Make Film Debut in 'Machete Kills' (Poster)

    July 26, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Lady Gaga will soon be making her silver screen debut, as the pop star joins the cast of Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills," playing a character called La Chameleón. The writer/director tweeted the announcement today, writing, "I just finished working with @LadyGaga on …

  3. Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Invading Hipster Central With My Father

    July 16, 2012 2:00 PM EDT "If you a trill n---a..." "Get your motherfucking hands up!" That first quote is from A$AP Rocky, who's working the crowd at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival like a man possessed and grinning from ear-to-ear like a six-year-old with a secret. The second quote is from…

  4. Skrillex Aiding Soundtrack for Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'

    July 13, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Skrillex is on a roll: the superstar DJ will contribute music to Disney Animation's forthcoming film, "Wreck-It Ralph." His new gig, announced at Comic-Con on Thursday, comes on the heels of the news that he'll also compose new material for the soundtrack to Harmony Korine…

  5. Demi Lovato and 'Glee's' Kevin McHale to Host 2012 Teen Choice Awards

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT "The X Factor" judge Demi Lovato and "Glee" actor Kevin McHale, who plays Artie Abrams on the hit Fox series, have been set to host Fox's Teen Choice Awards, airing live on Sunday, July 22. Lovato was announced as host earlier this week, and McHale was added to the…

  6. Skrillex Composing New Music For Movie Score

    June 29, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Sonny Moore, the superstar DJ better known as Skrillex , is taking a quick break from concocting rave bangers to contribute new music to Harmony Korine's upcoming film, "Spring Breakers." In an interview with Pitchfork , "Moonrise Kingdom" music supervisor Randall…

  7. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed veterans taking flight in Indio, Calif.…

  8. Nick Lachey Says 98 Degrees Reunion Tour Not Happening

    April 12, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Just a few short weeks after boy band enthusiasts began dusting off those 98 Degrees albums and T-shirts, it's time to pack them back up again. Nick Lachey has confirmed that the group will not be hitting the road for a summer tour this year. A report by Rumorfix picked up traction from…

  9. Diggy Simmons Takes Shots At J. Cole on 'What You Say To Me'

    April 02, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Family comes first for Diggy Simmons . Yesterday (April 1), the rapper's unreleased diss track, "What You Say To Me," unexpectedly hit the 'net. The 17 yr. old throws shots at J. Cole who alluded to members of the Simmons family in not one, but two songs prior, "…

  10. Ask Billboard: What Are the Billboard 200's Longest-Charting Albums Ever?

    March 19, 2012 5:15 PM EDT A look at the chart's history reveals that Johnny Mathis and Metallica aren't so different after all. Plus, analysis of Alanis Morissette's sales and the new On-Demand Songs chart. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts,…

  11. Nick Lachey, Vanessa Minnillo Expecting First Child

    March 05, 2012 2:45 PM EST Nick Lachey revealed that he and wife Vanessa (nee Minnillo) are expecting their first child. The singer, formerly of 98° and currently serving as the host of "The Sing-Off," was appearing on "Live! with Kelly" as the guest co-host on Monday morning when he decided to…

  12. Watch: All 2012 Super Bowl Music-Related Ads

    February 06, 2012 9:00 AM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John , Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen , The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about synchs. All in all, the top four publishing…

  13. Man Proposes, With Brad Paisley's Help: Watch

    February 02, 2012 12:55 PM EST Brad Paisley has recorded some very powerful love songs during his career. From "Then" to "Waitin' On a Woman" to "She's Everything," Paisley's romantic hits have touched many a couple. One such couple is Jason Davis and Vanessa Pritt from…

  14. Lea Michele Is the New Candie's Girl: Video

    January 25, 2012 10:25 PM EST Lea Michele is the new face of Candie's! In a newly released ad for the shoe giant, the "Glee" star strikes a seductive pose while reclining atop silk linens and furry pillows. The bottom half of the ad is dominated by a pair of international-flavored shoes and the star's…

  15. Katy Perry Hosts 'SNL': The Hits & Misses, Including a Florence Welch Spoof

    December 11, 2011 1:48 PM EST Katy Perry stepped out from behind the microphone to host last night's installment of "Saturday Night Live," following in the footsteps of Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and just a handful of other musicians. After performing as the musical guest on…

  16. Selena Gomez Gets 'Raw' in New Harmony Korine Film

    December 06, 2011 3:50 PM EST Selena Gomez is set to star in a "raw" role in indie filmmaker Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," alongside James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts. Selena Gomez As Hipster: Watch Her 'Hit The Lights' Video The film revolves around a group of female…

  17. Ken Russell, 'Tommy' Director, Dead at 84

    November 28, 2011 2:15 PM EST Ken Russell got Oliver Reed and Alan Bates to wrestle naked, turned Vanessa Redgrave into a demonic nun and cast Ringo Starr as the pope. Critics and mainstream audiences often hated his films. Actors and admirers loved him. The iconoclastic British director, whose death aged 84 was announced…

  18. AMAs 2011: 11 Things You Didn't See On TV

    November 21, 2011 1:25 AM EST At three hours and over a dozen performances, there was plenty to see at the 2011 American Music Awards. Here's what went down at the Nokia Theatre that didn't make it to TV. Rain on the Red Carpet Stars in doll-sized dresses, including Cheryl Hines and Heidi Klum, shivering their…

  19. Pussycat Dolls Creator Robin Antin: Revamped Group Will Be 'Fierce'

    November 06, 2011 10:00 AM EST Did Perez Hilton jump the gun with his recent blog post and photo proclaiming, "The REAL New Pussycat Dolls!"? According to Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin, the actual members of the revamped group haven't officially been chosen. "It's official that I'm doing…

  20. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CHRISTMAS IN…

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