1. Will Smith Eyeing 'I, Robot' Adaptation

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper/actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot," a big-screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic science fiction book series. Alex Proyas ("Dark City") will direc Rapper/actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in 20th…

  2. Lyricists Lounge Tour Back On Track

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the artists," the Crown Royal-sponsored Lyricists Lounge tour gets back in business Friday (Dec. 6) in Washington, D.C. Featuri Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the…

  3. 'Idol 2' Kicks Off With 2 Specials

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fox is planning to introduce the second season of "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" with two 90-minute specials set to air Jan. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 ET/PT, respectively. For th Fox is planning to introduce the second season of "American Idol: The Search…

  4. Top Stars To Salute Run-D.M.C. At Billboard Awards

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nelly, P. Diddy, Nas, and Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith are slated to appear at an all-star tribute to Run-D.M.C. and its late DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) at the 2002 Billboard Music Aw When Jam Master Jay was tragically murdered Oct. 30 in his Queens, N.Y., recording studio,…

  5. Nelly, Ashanti Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST With mentions in 10 categories, St. Louis based rap artist Nelly leads the list of finalists for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards. Close behind is Ashanti, who on her own is a finalist in seven categor With mentions in 10 categories, St. Louis based rap artist Nelly leads the list of finalists…

  6. Billboard Bits: Cher, El Mocambo, Hadda Brooks

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Cher, El Mocambo, Hadda Brooks AOL and musicians network Tonos Entertainment are sponsoring a contest in which the winner will have his or her lyrics recorded by Cher. The "Write a Song for Cher Contest" is only open to AOL members, who can access the entry form and official…

  7. Coldplay Extends 2003 Tour Plans

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Jan. 21 in Orlando, Fla. The trek in support of the group's sophomore U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour,…

  8. KaZaA Suit Proceeds In California Court

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST A federal judge considering an Internet copyright case said yesterday (Nov. 25) he was inclined to allow U.S. record companies and movie studios to sue the Australia-based parent company of KaZaA, a p A federal judge considering an Internet copyright case said yesterday (Nov. 25) he was…

  9. Top Talent To Rock New Year's With Clark

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dick Clark will be joined by the likes of Nelly, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and Justin Timberlake as he rings in the new year with a trio of ABC television specials. For the 31st consecutive year, C Dick Clark will be joined by the likes of Nelly, Missy "Misdemeanor"…

  10. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to seven years in jail for a series of sexual assaults against schoolboys. The pop mogul, who broke into the music 2001 - Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to…

  12. Cedric 'The Entertainer' To Host Billboard Awards

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" will host the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, airing Dec. 9 on Fox live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Cedric, who stars in the Fox show "Cedric The Enter Comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" will host the 2002 Billboard…

  13. Timberlake, Hill Sign On For Billboard Music Awards

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added to the performance lineup for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, joining previously announced performers Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd. Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added to the performance lineup for the 2002…

  14. 46ask

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Justin Guarini, Kelly Price, and Nick Carter. GUARINI'S DEBUT Keith, When will Justin Guarini's (the "American Idol" runner-up) first solo album be released? Bonnie Senese Hi Bonnie, Justin Guarini's debut studio…

  15. Coolio Performs For Peacekeeping Troops

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Over the weekend rapper Coolio wrapped up his third USO tour with a show at Peacekeepers Hall on Eagle Base in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the trip, Coolio also performed and visited with tr Over the weekend rapper Coolio wrapped up his third USO tour with a show at Peacekeepers…

  16. Cher To Be Honored At Billboard Awards

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning diva Cher will receive the Artist Achievement award during the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set to air Dec. 9 on Fox live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The award, which Grammy-winning diva Cher will receive the Artist Achievement award during the 2002 Billboard…

  17. Tunes On TV

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 11-17, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 11 "TLC: Life in 3D," MTV Featured Artist: TLC. "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash," CMT Featured Artists: Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash,…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Billboard chart year, the Bee Gees, Jimmy Webb, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and more. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR -- BUT WHEN DOES IT END? Fred, Would you be helpful to us chart hounds by clarifying the week that the 2003 chart year will…

  19. Ask Billboard

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Billboard Music Awards, Kylie Minogue, Floetry, and Kelly Clarkson. AWARD TOUR Keith, Can you please provide some information on hosts, attendees, and performers, for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards show in Las Vegas on Dec. 9th?…

  20. Avril, Creed, Nelly To Play 2002 Billboard Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set to air live Dec. 9 on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vega Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd are the first artists confirmed to perform…

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