1. MSG's James Dolan Opens for Eagles, Pens Songs About Eliot Spitzer & Trayvon Martin

    September 12, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Go on and blame the opening act if anything goes awry at this weekend's Eagles show in New York City. That's because billionaire Cablevision CEO James Dolan , who also runs Madison Square Garden, where the concert takes place on Saturday, has secured his own band to warm up the…

  2. Trans World Names Clothing Exec Michael Feurer CEO

    September 03, 2014 12:33 PM EDT Trans World Entertainment has named Michael Feurer as CEO of the chain, replacing Bob Higgins who will remain as chairman of the board. Feurer comes to Trans World after spending about 20 years working for clothing stores, most recently as president/CEO of the 200-unit Vanity Shop of Grand…

  3. The MusicCares Challenge Emerges to Benefit Artists (and Show Off Great Music)

    August 29, 2014 4:08 PM EDT Last Saturday Tom DeSavia , head of creative services at Songs Music Publishing, was sick of the naysaying from detractors of the now-ubiquitous Ice Bucket Challenge which, according to Forbes , has increased donations to the ALS Association by 3,500% over last year, from $2.8 million to over…

  4. Transformation Tuesday: Miley Cyrus, Humanitarian?

    August 26, 2014 3:20 PM EDT After using her VMA win to put a spotlight on youth homelessness, we may have an Angelina Jolie-in-the-making on our hands. Miley Cyrus  knows how to keep people guessing -- she's done it for more than half of her life, ever since she became a teen queen on Disney cultural…

  5. Morrissey Slams Harvest Records As ‘Cheap’, Details ‘Mutual Mistrust’

    August 21, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Updated, 10:02 a.m., Aug. 21 : The Mancunian bard's newest record appears to have been removed from several digital services including Spotify, Amazon Prime and iTunes. The drama surrounding Morrissey’s U.S. label deal has taken another twist. The veteran British singer and songwriter…

  6. Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    August 12, 2014 8:09 PM EDT Hollywood's icon of cool won two Tonys for best actress in a musical. Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has…

  7. Jeff Koons' Controversial Michael Jackson Sculpture: The Story Behind It

    July 08, 2014 5:00 PM EDT As a major retrospective of the artist's work rolls into New York, the artist talks about the making of one of his most iconic pieces: a larger-than-life rendering of the King of Pop and his beloved pet chimpanzee. Weeks after Michael Jackson's virtual performance at the Billboard…

  8. Robin Thicke Blurs the Lines Between Art and Life (Analysis)

    July 06, 2014 8:51 PM EDT “Somebody tell me please, tell me please/Why do I have to pay attorney fees?” Marvin Gaye, “Is That Enough?” Is Robin Thicke Going Too Far To Get Paula Patton Back? (Poll) Poets have been singing about love lost since the days of doomed 18th century romantics like Shelley, Keats and Byron,…

  9. 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

    June 10, 2014 1:24 PM EDT Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is today's defining civil rights issue, but the music world has always played a significant role in LGBT progress. With Pride Month here, Billboard reflects on 25 musical moments that have been pivotal in advancing LGBT…

  10. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  11. Monica Lewinsky Fires Back At Beyonce's 'Partition' Lyric

    May 06, 2014 6:29 PM EDT “Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.’” Monica Lewinsky has some words for Beyoncé following a not-so-flattering lyrical reference to her. On one of the standout tracks from Beyoncé's self-titled 2013…

  12. Mick Jagger Sings Bob Dylan's 'Just Like a Woman' at L'Wren Scott Memorial (Updated)

    May 02, 2014 7:01 PM EDT Poems were also shared by Scott's niece, Hannah Bambrough, and Jagger's son, James Jagger. Mick Jagger sang Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman" at a celebrity-filled memorial service Friday for his longtime companion, fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who committed…

  13. Ed Sheeran Un-Zipped: On His Pharrell-Produced Single, Being a Sex Symbol and Turning Betrayal Into Song (Cover Story)

    April 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The sensitive singer-songwriter grapples with the big time as Taylor Swift's pal, a hot Pharrell collaborator and a new status as a one-man arena band Ed Sheeran has found the perfect way to shield himself from fans: He is walking down lower Broadway carrying a load of five boxes…

  14. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli

    March 07, 2014 1:56 PM EST Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Lady Gaga Lady Gaga and Versace go together better than Pharrell and big hats. Gaga wins our best dressed award this week for the white hot number she rocked at an Oscar After…

  15. Justin Bieber Calls Selena Gomez 'Elegant Princess' on Instagram

    March 03, 2014 12:21 PM EST Justin Bieber is letting the world know how he still feels about his one-time girlfriend, Selena Gomez. On Monday morning (Mar. 3), Bieber posted a photo of his ex-girlfriend on Instagram , describing Gomez as the "Most elegant princess in the world." The photo of Gomez was taken at…

  16. Prince Plays for Laughs on Post-Super Bowl Episode of 'New Girl'

    February 03, 2014 12:55 AM EST Prince is a funny guy. Who knew? The Purple One gave a comedic cameo-appearance in the special post-Super Bowl episode of “New Girl.” Prince, who plays himself and is a confirmed fan of the Fox sitcom, dished out relationship advice to its stars Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson)…

  17. Lou Pearlman Clings to His Boy-Band Dreams: The First Prison Interview

    January 24, 2014 3:28 PM EST The 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys impresario insists he'll find the next Justin Timberlake when he's released in 2029. Here, he speaks for the first time from prison where he's serving 25 years for a Ponzi scheme This article first appeared in the new issues of The…

  18. Dana Miller to Head Marketing and Brand Development for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter

    January 24, 2014 12:05 PM EST Former Billboard Music Awards executive producer Dana Miller will oversee marketing and brand development for The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard , parent company Guggenheim Media announced today. Miller most recently served as SVP, branded entertainment and integrated marketing at…

  19. Elvis Presley As a Teen In Tupelo: Rare Photo Unearthed

    January 13, 2014 3:49 AM EST Kudos to Vanity Fair. The magazine unearthed a long-lost photograph that apparently depicts Elvis Presley (and possibly his hovering mother, Gladys) in 1948, standing on the street that divided the black and white sections of his home town of Tupelo, Mississippi. A few months after the photo…

  20. Janice Min to Head Billboard, THR as Co-President of Entertainment Group for Guggenheim

    January 07, 2014 10:40 PM EST Guggenheim Media today announced that Janice Min has been tapped to lead Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. In her expanded role, which is effective immediately, Min will be responsible for all…

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