1. Rain Returns With Movie Roles, Album Showcase

    March 07, 2014 2:56 AM EST After a two-year career break, South Korean pop star-actor Rain is gearing up for a global comeback. The 31-year-old talent spent 21 months from 2011 to 2013 away from the spotlight, serving compulsory military service in Korea, a requirement for all men in the country. But he'll soon be…

  2. Miley Cyrus Parodies Government Shutdown, Performs the Hits on 'SNL'

    October 06, 2013 2:10 AM EDT Saturday night with Miley was neither the trainwreck nor the twerk-filled spectacle many expected it to become. Instead, the second episode of the new season of "Saturday Night Live" was just the right amount of audacious and, at best and worst, your usual episode of the NBC…

  3. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  4. Kanye West Battles For Kobe Bryant's Sneakers in New Nike Ad

    January 31, 2011 11:30 AM EST "Some take souls... some take scalps," actor Bruce Willis tells Kobe Bryant amidst a basketball court set ablaze. "The Boss takes shoes." "The Boss" in question is Kanye West , who appears alongside Willis, Bryant and "Machete" actor Danny Trejo in…

  5. Ask Billboard: Actors, Actresses On Billboard Charts

    December 06, 2010 12:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated each 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. We're featuring…

  6. Bruce Willis Wears Meat Hairpiece, Mocks Gaga

    October 06, 2010 11:16 AM EDT L ady Gaga donned her now infamous "meat dress" at the 2010 VMAs as a political statement , but Bruce Willis sported a Gaga-inspired meat hairpiece on the "Late Show With David Letterman" Monday night (Oct. 4) for purely comedic reasons. "It's a meat hairpiece…

  7. Ask Billboard: Eminem's Multi-Chart Domination

    August 27, 2010 5:30 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. LOTS OF '…

  8. "Taiwanese Susan Boyle" Inks Record Deal, Michael Jackson's Kids On YouTube

    May 14, 2010 3:14 PM EDT In Friday's Daily Noise brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lin Yu-Chun, the Taiwanese singer who blew up on YouTube last month after performing "I Will Always Love You" on a TV talent show, has signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment. His album, due in July, will…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pavement, Regina Spektor, T.I., Gorillaz and More

    March 02, 2010 6:01 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lo-fi rockers Pavement played their first show in ten years on their reunion tour last night (March 1) in Auckland, New Zealand, featuring songs from all five of the band's albums. The group…

  10. Bruce Willis Takes Aim At Gorillaz In 'Stylo' Video

    March 02, 2010 3:34 PM EST The Gorillaz ' new music video for "Stylo" pits them against none other than action hero Bruce Willis, who plays a gun-toting assassin in high-speed pursuit of the crew's animated alter-egos. Watch Gorillaz "Stylo" Video on YouTube In the clip, Murdoc Niccals,…

  11. Blues Traveler Kicks Out The Jams On New Disc

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Blues Traveler tapped into its live performance ethic in writing the songs for its new album, "North Hollywood Shootout," due Aug. 26 on Verve Forecast. Blues Traveler tapped into its live performance ethic in writing the songs for its new album, "North Hollywood Shootout,"…

  12. Memoir Says Madonna's True Love Is Herself

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A memoir by Madonna's brother says the singer really does love her husband, director Guy Ritchie, but, apparently, not as much as she loves her career and herself. A memoir by Madonna's brother says the singer really does love her husband, director Guy Ritchie, but, apparently, not…

  13. Xzibit Going To War For Oliver Stone

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" star Xzibit has joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "Pinkville." Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" star Xzibit has joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "Pinkville." Xzibit, whose real name is Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, joins Bruce…

  14. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Morrissey,…

  15. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  16. Billboard Bits: Tony Bennett, Jack Black, RBD

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson, Marc Anthony, Rascal Flatts and Madeleine Peyroux will join Tony Bennett for a Nov. 9 concert at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, in celebration of Bennett's 80th birthday. Kelly Clarkson, Marc Anthony, Rascal Flatts and Madeleine Peyroux will join Tony Bennett for a Nov.…

  17. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Cyndi Lauper, Usher …

  18. 27OnTV

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 3-10, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey. "The Late Show With David Letterman," Featured artist(s): Rob Zombie (also scheduled: Jennifer Aniston). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Featured artist…

  19. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  20. 20OnTV

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 15-21, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 15 “The Early Show,” CBS Featured artist(s): Harry Connick Jr. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Kanye West, Stomp (also scheduled: Howie Mandel). “The View,” ABC Featured artist(s): Jewel (also scheduled: Jim…

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