1. Beyoncé To Celebrate 'B'Day' In September

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child principal Beyoncé has set Sept. 5 as the U.S. release date for her sophomore solo effort "B'Day," due via Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia. The set will be issued world Destiny's Child principal Beyoncé has set Sept. 5 as the U.S. release…

  2. 'Kingdom' Comes For Jamie Foxx

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political thriller being directed by Peter Berg. Universal is eyeing a May production start for the film. Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political…

  3. Usher's Label Finally Goes Live

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with the release of the film soundtrack "In the Mix." The Lions Gate romantic comedy -- initially titled "Dying for Dolly" -- finds Usher in hi Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with…

  4. Update: 'Suge' Knight Shot At Miami Party

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early this morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good con Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early this morning …

  5. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson With Destiny's Child splitting after its fall tour, Beyonce has begun lining up new film roles. The artist will star alongside Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy in DreamWorks Pictures' "Dreamgirls," the film adaptation of the Tony Award…

  6. Judge Assures Jurors Jackson Was Ill

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson returned to court today (Feb. 22) after a week's delay, and the judge assured prospective jurors that the singer really had been ill and there was no plot to put off his child molestat Michael Jackson returned to court today (Feb. 22) after a week's delay, and the…

  7. Females Lead People's Choice Music Nominees

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones each netted two nominations in the music categories for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards. The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and…

  8. 40TunesOnTV

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 27 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Patti Scialfa (also scheduled: Lauren Graham, Peter Boyle). "VH1 All Access: When Stars Get Scammed,"…

  9. Funk Legend Rick James Found Dead

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT this morning (Aug. 6) at his Los Angeles home by a caretaker, according to a police spokesperson. He was 56. The cause of death was believed to be Funk legend Rick James was found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT this morning (Aug. 6) at his Los…

  10. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly 'Dirty' Work Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due this week via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat from the theme song for the TV show "…

  11. Nelly Blends Old With New On 'Derrty Versions'

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due Nov. 25 via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat fr Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da…

  12. Cheap Trick Offers Something 'Special'

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since 1997, "Special One," on July 8. The set will be issued through the band's own Cheap Trick Unlimited label in conjunction with Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since…

  13. Pink Is Kids' Choice

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rising pop/R&B star Pink walked away from Nickelodeon's 15th annual Kids' Choice Awards with a pair of awards Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif. Pink won the favorite female singer award, as well as Rising pop/R&B star Pink walked away from Nickelodeon's 15th annual Kids&…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due March 19, features Shaggy and Babyface teaming…

  15. Mos Def Heads To Broadway

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here in December, rapper Mos Def will take over one of the lead roles in the Broadway play "Topdog/Underdog" beginning in April. The artist (real name: Dante Smith) replaces Don Cheadle in t As tipped here in December, rapper Mos Def will take over one of the lead roles in…

  16. Garth, Faith, 'N Sync Are People's Choice

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 13) at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Garth Brooks beat out Tim McGraw and George Strait Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards,…

  17. Country, Pop Up For People's Choice Honors

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are populated with a nearly equal mix of country and pop artists. Country artists dominate the male musical performer slate as The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are…

  18. Tupac DVD Due In 2002

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST "Thug Angel: The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur" will be the first DVD title released by QD3 Entertainment under a new deal with <A HREF="www.image-entertainment.com" TARGET="new">Image Entertainment< "Thug Angel: The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur…

  19. Case Readies To 'Open' His 'Letter'

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For Def Soul artist Case, recording his latest set - "Open Letter," due April 24 -- was a physically daunting task. The process was so strenuous that by the time he finished recording the last song, For Def Soul artist Case, recording his latest set - "Open Letter," due…

  20. Case Prepares To 'Open' His 'Letter'

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For Def Soul artist Case, recording his latest set - "Open Letter," due April 24 -- was a physically daunting task. The process was so strenuous that by the time he finished recording the last song, " For Def Soul artist Case, recording his latest set - "Open Letter,"…

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