1. J. Lo Tightens Up on 'American Idol' Nashville Auditions

    January 28, 2011 1:06 AM EST They don't call it Music City for nothing. On Thursday night, "American Idol" auditions returned to Nashville for only the second time and brought out plenty of top-notch talent, along with a few moments of comic relief, naturally, starting with chirping dental assistant…

  2. Teena Marie Honored by Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah at Memorial Service

    January 11, 2011 7:29 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Shanice Wilson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. are among the luminaries who honored singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service. Gordy and Wonder spoke and Robinson and Wilson sang as they celebrated Marie's life Monday at Forest…

  3. Michael Jackson Autopsy TV Special Cancelled

    December 31, 2010 2:04 PM EST The Discovery television network on Friday said it canceled plans to air a reenactment of the autopsy on Michael Jackson's body, citing an upcoming court hearing and concern by the late pop star's estate. The show, "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael…

  4. 'Spider-Man' Actress Quits Show: Report

    December 28, 2010 2:03 PM EST In the latest disappointment for the ambitious Broadway production of "Spider-Man," one of the lead actresses who suffered a concussion during its first preview performance is quitting the show. Natalie Mendoza, who plays the villainess Arachne and is the second lead female role…

  5. DMX Moved To Mental Health Unit

    December 28, 2010 11:21 AM EST It was only a matter of time... DMX has been moved to a mental health unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex facility, Alhambra, where he is serving his latest prison term. The Year in Arrests: 2010 DMX was sentenced to a year in jail on Dec. 16, after he pleaded guilty to violating the…

  6. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 3:00 PM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," Rick Miramontez, said producers met with…

  7. DMX Sentenced to One Year in Arizona Prison

    December 16, 2010 12:28 PM EST Troubled rapper DMX was sentenced to one year in prison by an Arizona judge on Thursday after admitting he violated his probation by drinking alcohol, court officials said. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was on probation for attempted aggravated assault and using a fake name to…

  8. Update: DMX Denied Bail, Still in Jail

    November 24, 2010 2:50 PM EST An Arizona judge on Wednesday denied bail for rapper DMX , keeping him jailed on charges that he violated probation by using drugs, court officials said. The 39 year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested Thursday for probation violations that included using cocaine and…

  9. Patti Smith Wins Book Award

    November 18, 2010 8:52 AM EST Patti Smith was among the major winners of the U.S. National Book Awards for her memoir "Just Kids," choking up with tears before urging book publishers not to let technology kill traditional books. Smith, a 63-year-old American singer songwriter and poet, turned emotional as she…

  10. Michael Jackson 'Hold My Hand' Duet with Akon Debuts

    November 15, 2010 1:11 PM EST The first official single from a controversial new Michael Jackson album was released on Monday to good initial reviews and expectations of strong digital sales. "Hold My Hand," a duet Jackson first recorded with Senegalese rapper and record producer Akon in 2007 and was leaked in…

  11. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry to Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

    November 10, 2010 3:29 PM EST K aty Perry and Justin Bieber will perform at a show to announce the Grammy nominations, organizers for the top music awards said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Bieber and Perry, whose song "California Gurls" has been among the top U.S. pop hits of the year, will be joined on stage…

  12. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 10/16/2010

    October 16, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @NICKIMINAJ : So has everyone seen the album cover? :) …

  13. Paul McCartney Reissuing Wings' 'Band on the Run'

    September 16, 2010 5:35 PM EDT P aul McCartney is reissuing the 1973 album "Band on the Run" -- the best-selling record he made with Wings after his acrimonious split with The Beatles . McCartney's website said on Thursday the Grammy-winning album, which yielded hits like "Jet", would be re…

  14. Erykah Badu Gets Probation for Stripping

    August 17, 2010 1:32 PM EDT E rykah Badu has paid a fine and will serve six months probation for stripping off her clothes to film her "Window Seat" music video in Dallas, Texas, at the site where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a city official said on Tuesday. The 39-year-old music star had…

  15. U2 'Spider-Man' Musical Hits Broadway in December

    August 11, 2010 10:05 AM EDT The long-awaited Spider-Man musical with music by U2 members Bono and The Edge, will open on Broadway in December, the show's producers said on Tuesday, after being caught in financial problems. "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark," which has been in the making for several years and…

  16. No Charges Filed Against Michael Jackson's Other Doctors

    July 29, 2010 8:35 AM EDT State investigators probing the death of Michael Jackson have decided not to file charges against seven doctors who treated him, authorities said Wednesday. The doctors were part of an investigation by state Attorney General Jerry Brown's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, spokeswoman…

  17. Justin Bieber to Guest Star on 'CSI'

    July 22, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Justin Bieber is turning his sights on acting, winning a guest role in the hit TV crime series "CSI", CBS television said on Thursday. Bieber, 16, will play a troubled teen who is faced with a difficult decision regarding his only brother. The pop singer will appear in the season…

  18. Charice's New Dream: Becoming a Lawyer

    July 14, 2010 8:56 AM EDT C harice Pempengco has a long-term plan that involves a different stage than the ones she has occupied since Oprah Winfrey dubbed her the "most talented girl in the world." Win a Charice-Signed Billboard Chart "I want to be a lawyer," the Filipina singing prodigy said in…

  19. Killers Singer Brandon Flowers Solo Debut Due In September

    June 24, 2010 2:09 PM EDT Brandon Flowers, the lead singer for The Killers will release his debut solo album titled "Flamingo" on September 14, Island Records said on Thursday. The label said the 29-year-old frontman of the Las Vegas-based band recorded the solo album working with the same producer from The…

  20. Belinda Carlisle Reveals Wild Side of Go-Go's Days In New Memoir

    June 08, 2010 4:29 PM EDT Singer Belinda Carlisle reveals a double-edged life in a new memoir from her burgeoning glory days in the all-girl band the Go-Go's to decades of cocaine use that masked her personal insecurities. "I was like the good girl, bad girl, there were no grey areas for me," Carlisle…

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