1. Aretha Franklin's Wedding Wish List: Hamptons, Vera Wang & Smokey Robinson

    January 05, 2012 11:20 AM EST Legendary Singer Says Summer Nuptials Now that the Queen of Soul has found her king, she's focusing on all the key details of her upcoming nuptials, including the place, the entertainment and, most important, the dress. "You know I am very hands-on. There is no way in the world…

  2. Cee Lo Green Adds Religion to 'Imagine,' Fueling Outrage

    January 03, 2012 10:25 AM EST Singer Deletes Apology From Twitter C ee Lo Green rang in the new year with a fresh controversy. The "Forget You" singer fueled outrage after his performance on NBC's Times Square telecast for doing what many John Lennon fans deemed sacrilege: changing the lyrics to the late…

  3. Beyonce a Mom? Not Yet, Says Sister

    January 02, 2012 4:30 PM EST Rumors of Beyonce's baby birth have been greatly exaggerated. The singer's sister, Solange, shot down Twitter-fueled chatter that she delivered a baby girl last week, and named her Tiana-May Carter. "Shout out to my sister for being THE cutest pregnant woman ever!" wrote…

  4. Steven Tyler Is Engaged, Jeweler Confirms

    December 29, 2011 2:05 PM EST Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and his girlfriend of five years, Erin Brady, got engaged over the holidays, the rocker's go-to jewelry maker has confirmed. Reports that the "American Idol" judge, 63, had popped the question emerged after the 38-year-old Brady was spotted…

  5. Taylor Swift's 'Enhanced' CoverGirl Ad Yanked

    December 21, 2011 5:00 PM EST CoverGirl has discontinued (translation: yanked) a print advertisement of celebrity spokes-singer Taylor Swift following an investigation into alleged retouching. Said ad shows a dewy-faced, long-lashed Swift striking a pose for the company's NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara; the large print…

  6. Music's Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011

    December 21, 2011 12:45 PM EST Rebecca Black was to viral videos in 2011 what Adele was to the music world at large this year: The lady of the hour. Black's "Friday" hit very early in the year and kept the Internet a-chattering throughout 2011. Her fellow viral stars couldn't compete, but rest assured,…

  7. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' On Track to Be 2011's Second-Biggest Selling Album

    December 16, 2011 7:00 PM EST As we reported on Dec. 14, Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album should hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth week, so say industry prognosticators. The set could sell another 450,000 to 500,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 18. The chart&…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: The Kids Are Alright, But Those Adults ...

    November 30, 2011 9:45 AM EST We return from a brief holiday week hiatus to a "Glee" that stumbles as much as it shines, with two plotlines-worth of structure that make sense, and two that fall completely flat. It's a glass half empty or half full situation, and we'll try to look on the bright, gay…

  9. 5 Outrageous Quotes Cut From Kelly Clarkson's 'Unplugged' Taping

    November 16, 2011 9:30 AM EST It wasn't just the instruments that were stripped-down during Kelly Clarkson's "Unplugged" taping, held just two days after Clarkson's "Stronger" debuted. The original "American Idol" has always been known for speaking her mind and letting that…

  10. Casting Crowns Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Back at No. 1

    October 26, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele 's "21" jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week (rising 2-1), marking its 13th week atop the tally. That's the most weeks at No. 1 since the soundtrack to "Titanic" set sail in 1998 and spent 16 weeks at the top. "21" sold…

  11. Cee Lo Green to Join Kanye West, Maroon 5 at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    October 18, 2011 9:27 PM EDT CBS' annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is going to be a mini "The Voice" reunion. The network announced Tuesday that Cee Lo Green is set to perform during the lingerie show, airing Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Grammy award-winning artist joins his Voice co-mentor Adam…

  12. Kanye West, Maroon 5 to Perform At Victoria's Secret Show

    October 11, 2011 7:52 PM EDT Kanye West is going from #OccupyWallStreet to the runway. The rapper-producer, who visited the New York protests briefly with Russell Simmons on Monday, will perform at the "2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" on Nov. 29. Maroon 5 will also perform at the annual event, which…

  13. Apple's Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:59 PM EDT Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow college dropout Steve Wozniak, built the first…

  14. J. Cole, Blink-182 Prepare to Rock Billboard 200 Chart

    September 30, 2011 5:45 PM EDT As reported earlier, J. Cole is looking to snag his first No. 1 album -- with his first release -- next week on the Billboard 200 as his "Cole World: the Sideline Story" should easily top the list. Industry sources say the set is on track to sell around 240,000 copies by the end of…

  15. Women Movers and Shakers Rocket Up K-Pop 100 Chart

    September 08, 2011 2:30 PM EDT This week's K-Pop Hot 100 chart prize goes to Davichi. The dynamic female duo first entered the chart last week with their newly released single "Don't Say Goodbye" at No. 21; however, within one week Davichi was able to nab the top spot on the Hot 100 for the third week…

  16. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels of Billboard chart history to the discography…

  17. Billboard Bits: Paul Stanley Welcomes Fourth Child, Rebecca Black Drops Out Of School

    August 10, 2011 6:34 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kiss' Paul Stanley Welcomes Baby No. 4 Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and wife, Erin, welcomed their fourth child, daughter Emily Grace Stanley yesterday (Aug. 9) in Los Angeles. "I'm not sure…

  18. Tupac Shooting Confession: Lawyer Disputes Convict's Allegations

    June 17, 2011 9:01 AM EDT A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday. The accusations against James Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, were levied online and attributed…

  19. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  20. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:36 PM EDT In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, THR has learned definitively that "X Factor" judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chairman title at the soon-to-be restructured Epic Label…

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