1. Pharrell Sparks Unhappiness Wearing Headdress on Elle UK Cover

    June 04, 2014 9:22 PM EDT As if Julianne Hough's Halloween blackface and Macklemore's Jewish stereotype witch nose weren't impetus enough for famous people to stop treating races and nationalities as costume, perhaps Pharrell's new hat -- and its backlash -- will finally drive the lesson home. …

  2. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  3. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Olympians in Jeopardy

    May 13, 2014 5:04 AM EDT Where were YOU the day that three Olympians were in jeopardy (though not necessarily in the bottom two)? I’ll always remember: I was on the couch. I’m surprised there wasn’t a breaking news ticker on the bottom of the screen to accompany Tom and Erin’s repeated mentions of this American Icon…

  4. Peaches Geldof Died Of Heroin Overdose (Report)

    May 01, 2014 4:47 AM EDT Though Peaches Geldof's autopsy results won't be officially revealed until Thursday, as of late Wednesday, The Times of London is reporting that the British television presenter and fashion personality died of a heroin overdose.  Peaches Geldof Funeral Draws Famous Mourners Geldof…

  5. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: No Shirts, Full Service

    April 29, 2014 6:38 AM EDT What a night to be on Planet Mirrorballus (again)! The liiiiiiive peep show Team Loca gave the studio audience on Latin Night has to be the best thing I’ve ever seen on "Dancing With the Stars." And I have seen it ALL! (Except Bruno’s dignity.) Let me back up, butt-first, Maks-style…

  6. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Don't You Wanna Danica?

    April 22, 2014 6:18 AM EDT Party Anthem Night turned out to be the perfect “Dancing With the Stars” episode to attend liiiiiiive, as this is pretty much the flagship theme of the show (People Gone Wild) just as much as last week’s Disney motif. At the time, I’d regretted delaying my visit to Planet Mirrorballus because…

  7. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Donny Osmond Guest Judges Disney Night

    April 15, 2014 2:23 AM EDT Welcome, dear gem hunters and DANCMSTR refugees!  Tonight’s theme was both appropriate and preposterous — much like the bedazzled series itself — as we all know that in many ways, EVERY night is Disney Night on "Dancing With the Stars." How many times has Bruno screamed “Youuuu…

  8. Andre 3000's Coachella Overalls: What's Going On with the Outkast Star's Outfit

    April 12, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Along with too-short cut offs, crop tops and feather/flower combinations that appear to be something of a 1960s caricature, you could call overalls somewhat of a Coachella staple. And last night, Outkast's Andre 3000 (better known in film circles as Andre Benjamin) sported a pair of…

  9. Juno Awards 2014: Serena Ryder, Arcade Fire, Drake, Tegan and Sara Win Early Awards

    March 30, 2014 8:44 AM EDT Serena Ryder won Artist of the Year at the first night of the 43rd annual Juno Awards honoring Canadian music, Saturday night in Winnipeg, beating out category-mates Drake, Michael Bublé, Robin Thicke and Céline Dion. The majority of the 41 awards — 35 in all — were given out at the private…

  10. L'Wren Scott Was Set to Close Her Company This Week: Friend

    March 19, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Though the New York Medical Examiner's office has yet to release L'Wren Scott's official cause of death, information that could help piece together details surrounding her sudden, shocking apparent suicide are beginning to bubble up within the fashion community. In a tribute by…

  11. Top 10 Irish Musicians of All Time

    March 17, 2014 10:40 AM EDT As St. Patrick's Day celebrations bloom all over the land and thoughts turn to all things Irish, now is the perfect time to fete the musicians from the Emerald Isle who have made the biggest impact on the Billboard Hot 100 chart over the decades. This special list of the top 10 Irish…

  12. Miley Cyrus' 'Tarrible, Harrible' 'Bangerz' Tour Style: How She Got Her Wild Looks

    March 07, 2014 10:38 AM EST It's been a minute since a concert tour has generated quite the heat that Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" extravaganza did when it kicked off its 38-city run in Vancouver on Feb. 14. The buzz is as loud as a chain saw, with calculated provocations like the star getting down on her…

  13. Mia Dyson, 'When We're Older': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 04, 2014 12:49 PM EST Australian singer-songwriter Mia Dyson will return with a new album this June, and the first taste of her fifth full-length is the captivating single "When We're Older." Listen to the song exclusively at Billboard.com below: The singer, songwriter and guitarist has been a…

  14. Oscars 2014: Pharrell Wears Shorts, and Yes, They're on Twitter

    March 02, 2014 8:08 PM EST Oh Pharrell, how we heart thee. The music talent is known for turning heads with his wacky yet always cool style, as evident in the now infamous Vivienne Westwood mountie hat he wore to the GRAMMYs and, uh, beyond. But the Oscar-nominated performer ditched the headgear on Sunday, instead…

  15. Oscar Music Nominees Honored, and Drenched, at Society of Composers and Lyricists Event

    March 02, 2014 12:29 PM EST The heavy rains that pummeled Southern California on Saturday (march 1) created a divide between the film music industry at the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists champagne reception for Oscar nominees. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Fight…

  16. Runway Rock: AlunaGeorge Plays Rebecca Minkoff's NYFW Show

    February 08, 2014 12:17 PM EST The It Brits serenaded a stylish crowd at Minkoff's fall '14 show, including Carrie Underwood, Zosia Mamet, Anna Kendrick and Coco Rocha. Rebecca Minkoff might be best known for her upbeat, urbane leather goods, but the New York-based designer has another talent, too -- booking…

  17. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  18. Pharrell's Mountie Hat at GRAMMY Awards Is a Hit on Twitter

    January 26, 2014 9:49 PM EST This year's Grammys carpet is surprisingly polished, with the likes of Anna Faris, P!nk and Alicia Keys sporting simple, glamorous gowns usually reserved for non-music related red carpets. But one, uh, interesting fashion spot of the night -- and, quite possibly, in Grammys history --…

  19. Trace Adkins Brings His Christmas Show to Chicago: Live Review

    December 06, 2013 12:20 PM EST For close to two decades, Trace Adkins has been one of country music's most entertaining artists – both from a recording and a live standpoint. However, we at The 615 have always felt Adkins to be much more than just the man behind such high octane radio hits as "Honky Tonk…

  20. 615 Spotlight: Erin Enderlin's 'Labor of Love'

    August 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin – who releases her new EP "I Let Her Talk" next week, is excited about getting some new music out to the public. After all, she's been working on it for a while. "It's so cool and exciting," Enderlin told Billboard. "I feel…

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