1. Jennifer Lopez to Receive March of Dimes' Grace Kelly Award

    December 02, 2013 9:17 PM EST Jennifer Lopez is being honored by the March of Dimes. Lopez, the 44-year-old mother of 5-year-old twins, Maximilian and Emme, will receive the Grace Kelly Award at the eighth annual March of Dimes luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday. She's being recognized as a celebrity…

  2. Madonna Wins 'Vogue' Sampling Lawsuit

    November 18, 2013 7:27 PM EST A lawsuit claiming that Madonna and producer Robert "Shep" Pettibone illegally sampled a tune on her 1990 international hit "Vogue," has been resolved with a ruling favor of the defendants. The original lawsuit was filed in July by VMG Salsoul, the copyright owner of a…

  3. 'Glee' In the Hunt for 8 People's Choice Awards

    November 06, 2013 2:06 AM EST "Glee" hit the right note as it leads with eight nominations for the People's Choice Awards. Fox's hit show is up for favorite network TV comedy, and four of its stars are nominated for acting. Nominations were announced Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly…

  4. Mike Posner Gears Up to Finish 'Pages' Album, Hints at Big Guest Artists

    October 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Mike Posner says he's "very far along" in making his sophomore album, "Pages," with an EP titled "Page One" expected out during the fall. And, he reports, there's no shortage of material to choose from. "I've made maybe over 100 songs since…

  5. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Jared Leto & Kanye West

    October 25, 2013 1:16 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Jared Leto " alt="" align="right"> Jared Leto caught our eye as he hit the red caret at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton…

  6. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne Tells Husband Chad Kroeger, 'Let Me Go'; Kacey Musgraves' 'Arrow' Lands On Country Airplay

    October 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Lavigne and Kroeger chart their first collaboration on Adult Pop Songs, while Kacey Musgraves' same-sex relationship equality anthem finds support at country Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  7. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  8. Coldplay to be Honored for 'Hunger Games' Song at Hollywood Film Awards

    October 16, 2013 1:42 AM EDT For their hit song "Atlas" on the soundtrack to the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay -- composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland -- will receive this year's Hollywood…

  9. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

  10. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  11. Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Goes on the Market

    September 26, 2013 1:18 AM EDT This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They also can buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain's…

  12. Jay Z's 'A New York Holiday' Luxury Barneys Line Launching in November

    September 25, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owen and more created pieces alongside Jay for the holiday season. Jay Z is going to make holiday gift-giving mighty easy this season.  Lux retail store Barneys announced today that they’re partnering with the hip-hop mogul for a…

  13. Kanye West Lowers Price of Hollywood Hills Mansion

    September 25, 2013 2:05 AM EDT Kanye West has put his Hollywood Hills house back on the market -- but with a reduce price tag of $2.95 million, according to the Redfin real estate blog . The estate was originally listed in February for $3.3 million. Several months later it dropped to $3.15 million before being unlisted…

  14. Arthur Hanlon Announces 'Encanto' Tour

    September 24, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Arthur Hanlon, who holds the distinction for being the only pianist to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Latin charts, kicks off his multi-city tour in October starting in Miami before taking his show to Puerto Rico, New York and Los Angeles. "El Encanto! A Magical Music Journey,"…

  15. Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested After Traffic Incident

    September 12, 2013 12:52 AM EDT Former hip hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on an outstanding warrant after being pulled over for a traffic violation in Los Angeles. Police Officer Sara Faden says the founder of Death Row Records was stopped shortly after midnight Wednesday near Beverly Hills.…

  16. Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song With Snoop Lion: Listen

    September 04, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Eddie Murphy has debuted his new single.  In anticipation of a forthcoming solo album, titled "9," a Twitter account was created for the actor. The first, and only, tweet teased the cover art for the single, "Red Light," which features Snoop Lion.  Murphy sings and plays…

  17. Michael Jackson Was a Long-Time Propofol User, Doctor Tells Court

    August 29, 2013 4:23 AM EDT Michael Jackson requested the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep at least a decade before he died from an overdose of the drug, a doctor testified Wednesday. Dr. Christine Quinn said Jackson summoned her to a Beverly Hills hotel in 1998 or 1999 and asked her to give him propofol. The…

  18. Jenni Rivera Crash Case Defendants Challenge Lawsuit

    August 23, 2013 6:41 AM EDT Owners of the plane that crashed last December killing Regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera are challenging a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of the families of the four members of her entourage who traveled with her, Billboard has learned.   “Defendants are challenging…

  19. LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian To Star In VH1 Series

    August 07, 2013 11:52 PM EDT Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes already get a lot of tabloid attention. Now the 40-year-old actor and his singer-actress wife are parlaying their notoriety into a new VH1 series tentatively titled, "LeAnn & Eddie." The six-episode series is scheduled to debut later this year or…

  20. 'Sapphires' U.S. DVD Art Could be Scrapped After Racism Complaints

    August 06, 2013 12:09 AM EDT The U.S. distributor of the Australian feel-good film "The Sapphires" is apologizing for the DVD cover, which has had complaints of sexism and racism levelled against it. Anchor Bay Entertainment said in a statement Monday that it "regrets any unintentional upset"…

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