1. Flo Rida Swerves Six-Figure Lawsuit for Snubbing Australian Fest

    August 20, 2013 5:33 AM EDT Flo Rida has dodged paying roughly US$400,000 in damages to the organizers of an Australian music festival he failed to show up to. The artist, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was a no-show at the Fat As Butter fest in 2011, for which he’d apparently been paid his performance fee up…

  2. Jurors Get Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Sessions

    August 12, 2013 12:39 AM EDT Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated…

  3. Kate Nash Live: Watch Her Tastemakers Performance and Style Q&A

    August 08, 2013 2:20 PM EDT "The period between "My Best Friend Is You" and "Girl Talk" was really strange," Kate Nash divulged about the time between her last album and her latest, which was released this spring. At Billboard's pre-Lollapalooza bash at Chicago's Double Door…

  4. Michael Jackson's Security Chief Tells Court of Drug Concerns

    August 02, 2013 4:22 AM EDT A former security worker for Michael Jackson told a jury Thursday that he was concerned the singer would overdose on prescription medications in the early 2000s but didn't see signs of impairment in the singer later that decade. Michael La Perruque said he occasionally went into the…

  5. Katy Perry To 'Roar' on First 'Prism' Single?

    July 31, 2013 12:21 PM EDT We now know that Katy Perry's immensely anticipated third album will be titled "Prism" and is hitting shelves on Oct. 22, thanks to a giant golden truck that was rumbling through Los Angeles on Monday (July 29). And while few details are known about the actual music on the…

  6. Feist Raising Money for Calgary Flood Victims

    July 26, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Calgary native Leslie Feist will return to her home province on August 7 to hold a benefit concert for victims of the floods that devastated the area late last month. In addition to donating all of the proceeds from her performance at the Shaw Amphitheatre in Banff, Alberta on August 7, the…

  7. Kanye West Won't Face Felony Charges for Airport Attack: Report

    July 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Kanye West will not be prosecuted for attempted robbery stemming from a recent altercation with a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport, TMZ is reporting . The incident is currently under investigation by the LAPD detectives, but law enforcement sources tell the site that West will…

  8. Beyonce's Hair Gets Tangled Up In Fan, Rewrites 'Halo' As A Joke

    July 23, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Last night (July 22), Beyoncé's tresses got tangled in a fan during her Montreal show of The Mrs. Carter Show world tour. While she strutted down the aisle performing "Halo," her golden blonde locks were briefly snatched up by an electronic fan. Watch below: Beyoncé continued…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z scores his lucky 13th No. 1 on the Billboard…

  10. The Boxer Rebellion Session: Watch 'Promises' Performances & More

    July 17, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Arena-worthy London alt rockers the Boxer Rebellion stopped by the Billboard studios for an interview and an exclusive two-song performance of selections from their 2013 album "Promises." For their fourth LP (their third released independently through their own label), the…

  11. Cory Monteith Overdosed on Heroin and Alcohol

    July 16, 2013 5:07 PM EDT "Glee" actor Cory Monteith died on Saturday of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner has announced. PHOTOS: Remembering Cory Monteith • Actor Dead at 31 • On Losing Glee's Heartbeat • ' Glee' Family Reacts • Cory's Hot 100 Legacy…

  12. Spotify Responds to Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich Critiques

    July 15, 2013 8:24 PM EDT The Atoms for Peace members have taken to Twitter to criticize the streaming service's business model, pulling three albums. Spotify is spending Monday reacting to comments by producer Nigel Godrich that criticize the subscription service's business model. Godrich's…

  13. Fifth Harmony's 'Miss Movin' On' Video: Watch The Girls Rock An Amusement Park

    July 15, 2013 7:05 PM EDT One surefire way of getting over a breakup: going to an amusement park with your best friends and ceremoniously destroying all evidence of your past relationship, of course! Fifth Harmony, the "X Factor" alumni currently beguiling scores of pop music fans, presents this highly…

  14. Appellate Brief Seeks Reversal For Michael Jackson’s Doctor

    July 11, 2013 5:49 AM EDT A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor told an appellate court on Wednesday that Jackson's contract with AEG Live LLC should have been admitted as evidence in Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial. In the last of a series of appellate briefs submitted to the California Second…

  15. Judge Rejects Shakira Ex's Plea to Access Bank Account

    July 04, 2013 4:03 AM EDT A judge in Geneva has rejected an application from Shakira's ex-boyfriend seeking rights to one of her bank accounts. Antonio de La Rua claims he should have access to one of Shakira's accounts because it holds most of the assets from their business partnership. In documents…

  16. Jay-Z Reveals 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Album Cover

    July 03, 2013 12:37 PM EDT As if releasing his 12th studio album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” early to Samsung users for free isn’t a bold enough statement, Salisbury Cathedral is placing Jay-Z's album cover art on display. The cathedral, located in the United Kingdom, is famous for having one of four remaining…

  17. Lauryn Hill Vents on Racism, Slavery and the IRS in Open Letter

    June 29, 2013 7:00 PM EDT Lauryn Hill blames her tax woes with the IRS on historical racism, according to a lengthy open letter that appeared on the singer's Tumblr page yesterday (June 28). Hill, who is today set to begin serving three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on approximately $1.8 million in…

  18. Mina Caputo, 'Identity': Exclusive Video Premiere

    June 26, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Former Life of Agony singer Mina Caputo premieres 'Identity' video, talks new album and life after coming out as transgender, kicks off Indiegogo campaign. The storm that drenched New York on June 7 didn't stop Mina Caputo's fans —some coming from as far afield as…

  19. Michael Jackson's Health Deteriorated from Sleep Deprivation, Expert tells Court

    June 24, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Michael Jackson's inability to learn new dance moves and remember the lyrics to his songs were symptoms that the singer was totally sleep deprived by the time of his death, a sleep expert told a jury Friday. Charles Czeisler said reports by workers on Jackson's ill-fated comeback…

  20. Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' Music Video: 5 Outrageous Looks

    June 20, 2013 1:14 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' style has morphed from Disney princess to scantily clad rock star over the past year. The singer’s newly transformed look is evident in her new music video “We Can't Stop." It’s three minutes packed with pure fashion eye candy. From taxidermy clutches and dancing…

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