1. Mindy McCready's Death Renews Criticism of Dr. Drew

    February 19, 2013 1:15 PM EST The criticism of Dr. Drew Pinsky spread on the Internet almost as quickly as news of Mindy McCready's death. The country singer with the tumultuous personal life became the fifth cast member of his "Celebrity Rehab" series to die since appearing on the show and the third from…

  2. Runway Jams: Songs Played at Day 5 of 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week Shows

    February 12, 2013 12:43 PM EST Fashion editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is exploring the beats of the season and compiling a list of songs heard on fall NYFW runways. Check back in daily as he updates. DAY 5 (Feb. 11) Elton John's "The Bitch Is Back" at Betsey Johnson After being bought out of her fashion…

  3. Inauguration Style: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michelle Obama + More

    January 21, 2013 4:10 PM EST President Barack Obama's second inaugural ushered in some of music's biggest names, and while cold temperatures typically turn these events into pea coat parades, this year featured both gorgeous formal and casual attire on stars like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.  …

  4. Chief Keef Sentenced to 60 Days in Juvenile Detention

    January 17, 2013 10:12 PM EST Chief Keef was sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention on Thursday in a Cook County courtroom. The Chicago rapper, a breakthrough star in 2012 thanks to the track "I Don't Like," was found in violation of his probation on a gun conviction. According to the Chicago Sun-Times …

  5. Lady Gaga Among Buyers at Michael Jackson Costume Auction

    December 03, 2012 8:05 AM EST Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors. Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien's Auctions and said she plans to keep the items "archived and expertly…

  6. Jangle All The Way: New Acts Soften Alternative Airwaves

    November 08, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Mumford & Sons flex retail muscle, alternative radio is finding that hits don't always have to be hard. The biggest sales week for a rock album since 2008 wasn't set by a veteran act like Green Day , Red Hot Chili Peppers or U2 . Nor was it tallied by a band synonymous with…

  7. Jermaine Jacksun: Singer Files for Name Change

    November 08, 2012 9:40 AM EST Jermaine Jackson wants to change his name to something a little brighter. He's asking a court to allow him to alter his famous surname and become Jermaine Jacksun. The older brother of Michael Jackson filed a name change petition on Tuesday in Los Angeles, stating the switch was for …

  8. R. Kelly's 'Trapped In The Closet': Chapter 23 Recap

    October 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Where's Chuck? Welcome to the first installment of Billboard.com's "Trapped in the Closet" recaps, in which we reflect upon each new entry of R. Kelly 's fantasia of sex, lies and singing. By now, the whole world has soaked in every last drop of Robert's first 22…

  9. Captain Barkey, Jamaican Dancehall Artist, Fatally Shot in Bronx

    October 17, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Captain Barkey, a veteran Jamaican dancehall deejay, was fatally shot in front of a Bronx motel in the early morning hours on Saturday (Oct. 13). Best known for the mid '90s No. 1 dancehall hits "Go Go Wine" and "Bun Fi Bun," his sound was characterized by quick paced…

  10. Fun Fun Done: Beach Boys Cap Reunion With Epic London Show

    October 01, 2012 10:52 PM EDT All Smiles During 55-SONG SET at Wembley Arena for Possible Swansong of 'Original' Group As the Beach Boys played their way around London last week, the word across town was of great sounds but bad vibrations. If the much-publicized rift in the familial ranks was ever going to show,…

  11. Hooked: 'Cruel Summer' Heels, Lady Gaga's Rap Debut, Azealia Banks in Paris

    October 01, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Hear Lady Gaga rap at Nicola Formichetti's Mugler show, see where Azealia Banks performed at Paris Fashion Week, and find out who designed heels for Kanye West in Hooked -- this week's round-up of the latest in music and fashion news. Giuseppe Zanotti Designs "Cruel Summer"…

  12. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years as Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Band is honored at Grammy Museum one day after Mike Love puts expiration date on reunion; "Why stop now?" Al Jardine asks The Beach Boys gathered at the Grammy Museum Sept. 18 to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a platinum award presentation, a museum fund-raising meet-and…

  13. Sensation Lineup: Fedde le Grand, Danny Tenaglia Coming to Brooklyn

    September 19, 2012 10:28 AM EDT Three months after tickets went on sale and the Saturday night show sold out within hours, Sensation -- the Dutch dance party hitting North America for the first time at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center, October 26-27 -- will announce its official lineup today, listed in full, and in order…

  14. Ben Folds Five and 'Fraggle Rock' Team Up for 'Do It Anyway' Video

    September 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT In what has to be the ultimate five minute anti-depressant, the '90s-favorite piano rock band Ben Folds Five has teamed up with the Jim Henson Company's jolly subterranean "Fraggle Rock" in the worlds-colliding video for the song "Do It Anyway." It's the…

  15. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  16. Lisa Marie Presley Makes Opry Debut: 'I'm Blown Away'

    August 22, 2012 1:00 PM EDT It's been quite a busy week in the life and career of Lisa Marie Presley . With a promotional stop in Music City to talk about her album "Storm & Grace," she could be found all over Nashville. Monday had her attending a luncheon in her honor at the city's BMI offices,…

  17. Bieber Paparazzo Faces Criminal Charges After High-Speed Chase

    July 25, 2012 8:22 PM EDT A paparazzo photographer faces criminal charges in connection with a high-speed chase of Justin Bieber earlier this month, marking the first use of a new state law designed to clamp down on photographers' reckless pursuit of celebrities. The City Attorney's office on Wednesday filed…

  18. Justin Bieber Chase May Lead to Charges Under 2010 Anti-Paparazzi Law

    July 18, 2012 10:00 PM EDT The Los Angeles city attorney's office is weighing whether to file its first case under the 2010 anti-paparazzi law thanks to a photographer's pursuit of Justin Bieber . The July 6 high-speed chase landed the 18-year-old singer a speeding ticket for driving over 80 mph in a 65 mph…

  19. Triple A Radio Breaking Rookie Stars

    July 17, 2012 9:05 AM EDT A steady stream of hit newcomers is fulfilling the niche rock format's tastemaker potential. Triple A radio is producing some major league hits. The niche format (whose nickname is shorthand for "adult album alternative") nurtured the top Billboard Hot 100 title of 2011, Adele …

  20. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue at the 20th Concert of Colors festival. But…

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