1. Scarlett Johansson Defends John Travolta: Nothing 'Creepy or Inappropriate' About Oscars Kiss

    February 26, 2015 8:06 PM EST Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday (Feb. 26), calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally…

  2. Oscars 2015: Watch Idina Menzel Get Revenge on John Travolta's Name

    February 22, 2015 11:34 PM EST One year after John Travolta's famous botching of Idina Menzel 's name, the singer returned the favor at the 2015 Grammys. Oscars 2015: All Our Coverage "Glom Gazingo," Menzel called Travolta, introducing him to present the Oscar for best original song. Travolta…

  3. Idina Menzel's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the (Not So) New 'It' Girl

    March 21, 2014 11:45 AM EDT It's taken her 18 years, but Idina Menzel has finally cracked the top 10 with "Let It Go," her soaring ballad from "Frozen." The singer-actress is flawless on the cover of our issue dated March 29. She talks about her long road to stardom -- from "Rent…

  4. Idina Menzel's 'If/Then' Broadway Musical Off To A Solid Start

    March 11, 2014 1:48 AM EDT Adele Dazeem may be having the last laugh. The new Broadway musical starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel may have gotten a box office boost after John Travolta mangled the star's name at the Oscars. According to The Broadway League, the show "If/Then" pulled in $909,159 over…

  5. Ask Billboard: Shakira's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    March 07, 2014 6:35 PM EST This week's mailbag looks at the top chart hits by ths week's Billboard cover act, Pharrell's rapid-fire rise to No. 1 on Radio Songs and Demi Lovato's career song and album sales As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings,…

  6. John Travolta: 'I've Been Beating Myself Up All Day' Over Idina Menzel Oscars Flub

    March 04, 2014 8:24 PM EST The actor mispronounced the "Frozen" star's name while introducing her at the Oscars Sunday night Though Idina Menzel was the "Frozen" actress who performed the Oscar-winning original song "Let It Go" on Sunday night, it was presenter John Travolta who was…

  7. Oscars 2014: Idina Menzel Rocks 'Let It Go' After John Travolta Mangles Name

    March 02, 2014 11:41 PM EST Her name might have been flubbed in her introduction, but Idina Menzel had no problem "letting it go" for her Oscars performance Sunday night. The singer and actress scored a lead-in at the ceremony from John Travolta, who introduced her as something along the lines of "…

  8. R. Kelly, 'Write Me Back': Track-By-Track Review

    June 26, 2012 12:40 PM EDT R. Kelly is a man of many skills -- all of which he stretches on his 11th studio album, "Write Me Back." R. Kelly, who wrote and produced all but two songs, colors in his 12-track set with influences from nostalgic old-school soundscapes. Kellz' signature impelling vocals sheen…

  9. Watch 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments on 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Remembering Dick Clark SLIDESHOW: His Life & Career • Dick Clark Dead at 82 • Ryan Seacrest Reacts "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the biggest musical artists of all time. And whether…

  10. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as the audience cheered on. Among those in the…

  11. Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler Salute Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 29, 2010 11:15 AM EST G wen Stefani , Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney , Oprah Winfrey, country singer Merle Haggard , composer Jerry Herman and…

  12. Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey Saluted At Kennedy Center Honors

    December 06, 2010 10:28 AM EST President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama were on hand today to salute entertainment luminaries Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney , country singer Merle Haggard , composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones with the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. Hollywood's A-List was…

  13. Lisa Marie Presley Opens Up About Michael Jackson

    October 22, 2010 1:02 PM EDT It's been more than 16 years since Lisa Marie Presley shocked the world by making out with her then-husband Michael Jackson on stage at the VMAs, but the daughter of Elvis revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she's only grown to truly understand and appreciate Jackson in…

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both lists with albums and accompanying singles…

  15. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS YEARS GO BY,…

  16. Ask Billboard: Decade-Defining Artists & Songs

    July 30, 2010 5:15 PM EDT Whether you're beach-going with California gurls (or ridin' solo), vacation-bound on airplanes or feeling just generally dynamite (perhaps because you're pretty good at drinkin' beer), enjoy this week's mailbag. "Ask Billboard" is updated every Friday. As…

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Jay-Z, The Beatles, "Glee"

    September 17, 2009 1:30 PM EDT RUN THIS CHART: With the 400th debut ever at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Jay-Z notches his 11th chart-topping album with "The Blueprint 3." With his grand entrance, Jay-Z passes Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in the 53-year history of the Billboard 200.…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Country Albums, "Keep On Loving You" …

  19. Michael Jackson and MTV: M Once Stood For Michael

    July 03, 2009 11:44 AM EDT To get a sense of the power that Michael Jackson had—seven years after "Thriller" changed the entertainment industry—check out a seldom-seen music video for his song "Liberian Girl." The 1989 video for a mostly forgotten song from "Bad" features Steven Spielberg,…

  20. Miley Cyrus Expands 'Breakout' With DVD

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus' hit album "Breakout" will be expanded with a DVD for its "platinum edition" reissue on Nov. 18 via Hollywood. Miley Cyrus' hit album "Breakout" will be expanded with a DVD for its "platinum edition" reissue on Nov. 18 via…

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