1. McPhee Enrolls For Sorority Flick With Faris

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting debut as a pregnant hippie in an untitled comedy starring Anna Faris. McPhee, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings and comedian "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee will make her studio acting…

  2. Kat DeLuna

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's not every day that the president of a major record label refuses to let an untested artist leave an audition without a contract being signed. But that's exactly what happened to up-and-comer Kat It's not every day that the president of a major record label refuses to let…

  3. Rihanna Tops Hot 100 And New Canadian Tally

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and is also the first No. 1 on Billboard's new Canadian Hot 100 chart, which launches today (June 7 After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella"…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Elton John and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Happy Holidays Mr. Bronson, Now that Taylor Hicks' debut album has had a second week of sales tabulated, we can see that it will not rank among the TV franchise's biggest hits. Some people may…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  6. Banner, Ghostface Tracks Driving 'Saint's Row'

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Banner's title track and other original songs by Ghostface Killah and Trife Da God, Daz Dillinger and Sy Smith on a pre-order retail DVD are providing a big boost to the highly anticipated "Sain David Banner's title track and other original songs by Ghostface Killah and…

  7. American Idols Live / July 16, 2006 / Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Guilty pleasure is the only way to describe the American Idols Live! tour, which rolled into Long Island on July 16. While many people claim not to be fans of the manufactured pop stars, the audience Guilty pleasure is the only way to describe the American Idols Live! tour, which rolled into…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Katharine McPhee, artists' nationality and back-to-back country hit-makers. DID WE LOVE THEM TWO TIMES? Fred! It has been a while since I've written, but I still enjoy reading your columns each week. I also enjoy following the star-making power of "…

  9. 'American Idol' Winner To Be Named Tonight

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks each performed three songs in last night's "American Idol" sing-off, staged in front of more than 3,000 fans at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif. Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks each performed three songs in last night's "…

  10. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Barry Manilow (also scheduled: Rosie…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  12. New Damageplan Recordings May Surface

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although Damageplan may be finished as a touring entity in the wake of last month's on-stage murder of guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, another release is likely. Damageplan's lone album was its 20 Although Damageplan may be finished as a touring entity in the wake of…

  13. Billboard Bits: Lopez, Disturbed, Wainwright

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Jennifer Lopez, Disturbed and Martha Wainwright. "Get Right," the first single from Jennifer Lopez's forthcoming album, "Rebirth," will get its exclusive first public airing Jan. 2 via AOL Music's "First Listen" (AOL Keyword: First Listen or…

  14. Nelly, Hill Join McGraw For NBC Special

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Footage for the hour-long Nov. 24 broadcast of "Tim McGraw: Here and Now" was captured a month ago at pair of performances in Wisconsin that included a few special guests. Tim McGraw's second NBC concert special will air the night before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday.…

  15. Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was discovered passenger Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as singer Cat Stevens -- was on a government watch list and barr A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was…

  16. Wylde Tymes at Washington High

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic South Central band the Wylde Bunch offers a dynamic, alternative blend of hip-hop, rock, R&B and pop on its first album, which intertwines old-school ingredients with new-school ideas. Eclectic South Central band the Wylde Bunch offers a dynamic, alternative blend of hip-hop,…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  18. DMC Drafts McLachlan For Solo Set

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While the surviving members of Run-D.M.C. may have decided to hang up their microphones as a group following the death of group member Jam Master Jay, DMC (Darryl McDaniels) has decided to launch a so While the surviving members of Run-D.M.C. may have decided to hang up their microphones as a…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Eastmountainsouth, Madlib and Sugababes. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. NORTH BOUND: Prior to forming Eastmountainsouth , singer/songwriter…

  20. eastmountainsouth

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Is it folk? Country? Ambient? No matter how you classify the music of Los Angeles' Eastmountainsouth, one thing is certain: It is gorgeous. Is it folk? Country? Ambient? No matter how you classify the music of Los Angeles' Eastmountainsouth, one thing is certain: It is gorgeous. The…

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