1. 'Glee's' Chris Colfer Releasing YA Novel Based on 'Struck by Lightning' Film

    August 09, 2012 3:35 PM EDT "Glee's" Chris Colfer has a young adult novel coming in November, based off of "Struck by Lightning," the indie film he wrote and stars in, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers announced today. The book will be released simultaneously in print, ebook and audio on Nov…

  2. Darren Criss Plays Secret Show in NYC

    December 19, 2011 12:15 PM EST In Town for Broadway Run, 'Glee' Star Performs at Benefit Events, Forgets Lyrics Ever since Darren Criss surged into public consciousness last year on "Glee," the actor-musician-composer hasn't done much in half-measures, and his arrival in New York for a run in the…

  3. 11 Artists' Favorite Albums of 2011

    December 16, 2011 2:25 PM EST What blockbuster Brit singer crossed all genre lines to make Skrillex , Zac Brown Band and Kelly Clarkson 's lists of the best albums of the year? Which rapper tag-team won Joe Jonas ' heart? Which international darlings insisted that some 2010 albums were still where it's at?…

  4. Paul Rodgers 'Would Be Open' to Reunion With Queen

    October 20, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Paul Rodgers says he's heard the rumors about him reuniting with Queen for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But that's as far as it's gone, he says. "No one's actually approached me yet," Rodgers, who worked with Queen's Brian May and…

  5. Director Colin Tilley Talks 50 Cent's New Single, Working With Chris Brown & More

    October 17, 2011 5:50 PM EDT With an influx of directors claiming their stake in the digital age era, Colin Tilley is one of the video directors taking the lead. The Berkley, CA native, who broke through with Chris Brown 's "Dueces," has won multiple awards just this year, including 2011 MTV VMA's…

  6. Chris Colfer on Dream Broadway Roles: 'I Haven't Written Them Yet'

    October 02, 2011 8:03 PM EDT Golden Globe winner, two time Emmy-nominee, Time 100 Honoree, tween heartthrob -- Chris Colfer can now add New Yorker Festival guest to his impressive resume. The actor, who plays Kurt Hummel on "Glee," joined New Yorker editor Susan Morrison for a 90-minute discussion of his career…

  7. Lollapalooza 2011: Watch Backstage Sessions From Joy Formidable, Karmin, Lissie & More

    August 09, 2011 7:00 PM EDT From Foos in the monsoon , to the legions of Eminem and Deadmau5 devotees, plenty of action went down at Lollapalooza 2011. A small slice of it, however, happened behind the scenes, out of sight from festival-goers. Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 | Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits Lollapalooza…

  8. Lollapalooza 2011: Main Page

    August 08, 2011 12:02 PM EDT _ _ Chart Article _ _ 11 Cool Lolla Moments Seen & Heard Sunday Foo Fighters & Arctic Monkeys rocked in the rain. Fans moshed in the mud. _ 13 Wow Lolla Moments Seen & Heard Saturday Eminem ruled. Cee Lo sang Journey. Foo Fighters hit the club. _ Lolla '11 In Photos Cee Lo…

  9. Lollapalooza 2011: The Kills' Allison Mosshart Channels Marilyn Monroe

    August 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Half an hour before she rocked the Bud Light stage at Lollapalooza on Friday (Aug. 5), the Kills ' powerhouse singer Alison Mosshart talked about the band's return to the Lollapalooza stage, Marilyn Monroe and writing with Jack White. The group's fourth album, "Blood…

  10. Chris Colfer Learned He Was Leaving 'Glee' on Twitter

    July 15, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Chris Colfer found out he was being written off " Glee " after season 3 on Twitter. "I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year," he tells Access Hollywood a few days after show creator Ryan Murphy first revealed to The Hollywood…

  11. Christina Aguilera's Arrest Explained

    March 01, 2011 6:29 PM EST C hristina Aguilera's early morning arrest was the talk of the town Tuesday, but it also had club-crawling locals wondering: Can someone really get arrested for being drunk in the passenger seat? Attorney Allison Margolin of Los Angeles' Margolin Law Office tells THR it's not…

  12. 29 Black Music Milestones: Lil Wayne Makes Best-Selling Album of '08

    February 20, 2011 12:00 PM EST Lil Wayne had already released winning albums and mixtapes by the time he issued "Tha Carter III" in June 2008, but the album was a front-to-back classic and established him as one of the biggest rappers in the world. Perhaps most impressively, "Tha Carter III" was the…

  13. Sisters Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer to Release Collaborative Album

    February 02, 2011 8:01 PM EST After a prolific 2010, sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer plan to record their first collaborative album this year. "We're starting to write in March and hopefully we'll put out a record next year," Lynne tells Billboard.com. "We're going into uncharted…

  14. Steve Earle Explores Mortality on New Album and Novel, Talks 'Treme'

    January 24, 2011 11:42 AM EST S teve Earle didn't intend for his new album and upcoming novel -- both titled "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" -- to connect, but in hindsight he's not surprised they did. "This is the longest I've ever taken to write a record," Earle, who'…

  15. Loretta Lynn Honored by Kid Rock, Paramore on Tribute Album

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Few artists can claim as diverse or loyal a fan base as country music icon Loretta Lynn , as evidenced by the lineup of artists contributing tracks to tribute album "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," due Nov. 9 on Columbia Records. Among the set's…

  16. 'Mad Men' Theme Song Gets a Touch Up

    October 11, 2010 1:00 PM EDT It's rare that we ever want to hear the theme song of our favorite shows tweaked, but in honor of the "Mad Men" season finale Sunday (Oct. 17) night, we're giving this new rendition a shot. Allison Williams, daughter of "ABC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams,…

  17. Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney, Wife Welcome Baby Daughter

    September 10, 2010 10:47 AM EDT R ascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon have a new baby. Fallon gave birth to a healthy girl named Raquel Blue early Tuesday morning. A statement from Rascal Flatts' publicist says mother and daughter are doing well. Rooney says he and his wife "feel blessed…

  18. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Still Promises Free Show, Don Imus Preps 'Ranch Record'

    September 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. Still Promising Free Show M.I.A. has scheduled a show in New York City for Sept. 27, but the set will not be free, despite the singer's promise that she will hold a free NYC concert to amend for a…

  19. Kanye West's Embrace of Twitter Reveals Broader Trend in Album Promotion

    August 27, 2010 5:02 PM EDT Ticked off by a rash of fake Twitter accounts created in his name, Kanye West turned to his blog in May 2009 to unleash an expletive-laden rant against the microblogging site. "I DON'T HAVE A F**KING TWITTER," West wrote. "WHY WOULD I USE TWITTER???" But with a new…

  20. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

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