1. Usher to Use Virtual Dancers During Concert Webcast

    May 31, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Viewers of the singer's June 11 webcast will get a chance to join him onstage, via virtual avatars. The Tupac Hologram Effect continues: without resurrecting legendary artists, R&B song-and-dance man Usher has some tricks up his sleeve in terms of crowd-pleasing, futuristic concert…

  2. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  3. 'The Voice' Recap: CeeLo Has Tough Choice to Make as Elite Eight Perform

    May 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Singers Size Themselves Up After the Show in Interviews With Billboard For the first time this season on "The Voice," eight singers began the night and eight of them remained once it was finished and the coaches had turned in their scores to the vote tallying crew. Tonight, each…

  4. 'The Voice' Recap: Tony Lucca 'Went There,' Explains Christina Retort

    April 24, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Tells Billboard He and Adam Levine Hatched Idea to Sing Britney Months Ago A winged singer, the return of Cee Lo's group Goodie Mob, Adam Levine on drums and an impressive show opener from Jamar Rogers took a back seat Monday to Tony Lucca's musical retort to Christina Aguilera on …

  5. Ted Nugent: Secret Service Meeting 'Could Not Have Gone Better'

    April 20, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Ted Nugent says he's off the hook after meeting with Secret Service agents about his controversial, violently-worded speech at an NRA convention. "I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in (Oklahoma) today," the rocker and arch-conservative said Thursday in a…

  6. LMFAO Served With $7 Million Lawsuit By Former Managers: Report

    April 20, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Before LMFAO hit the "American Idol" stage for a performance Thursday night, the party-loving pop outfit was served with a $7 million lawsuit from their former management company, TMZ reports . According to the website, the band's DJ frontman RedFoo, he of the wild hair and…

  7. 'The Voice' Recap: Cee Lo Says It 'Hurt' to Cut Tony Vincent

    April 11, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Ousted Singer Erin Martin Tweaks Cee Lo for 'Trying to Bring Out the Beyonce in Me' Adam Levine made an astute comment toward the end of Tuesday's elimination edition of "The Voice," interrupting his fellow judges just as Cee Lo Green was about to decide which singer…

  8. 'The Voice' Recap: Juliet Simms Lights It Up, Erin Martin Stumbles

    April 10, 2012 9:45 AM EDT The 10,000 hour theory gets frequently quoted when aging rock fans aim to point out that today's music lacks character, skill, instrumental chops -- you name it. The theory contends that to excel at anything, 10,000 hours need to be invested in practice and/or research before someone is…

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: Oh Yes It's '80s Night

    April 05, 2012 10:15 AM EDT It was '80s Night on Wednesday's "American Idol," and for the most part, the remaining eight finalists paid solid tribute to the decade of decadence, tapered jeans and big hair. Among the highlights: Jessica Sanchez covering Whitney Houston (again) on "How Will I Know…

  10. Mitt Romney Wins Gene Simmons' Vote

    April 03, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Back in 2008, KISS bassist/demon Gene Simmons cast his vote for Barack Obama in the presidential election. This time, the rocker has had a change of heart, telling FOX News' "Fox and Friends" that he's a Mitt Romney man. "Hindsight is 20/20," he said. "I…

  11. Steven Tyler on Being 'Cruel' to Aerosmith Mates: 'In the End, I Get the Hits'

    March 08, 2012 4:40 PM EST Steven Tyler has no regrets over laying down the law when it comes to Aerosmith. In a profile to air on Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes, the frontman and American Idol judge refuses to apologize when CBS' Lara Logan presses him on his behavior toward bandmates Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton…

  12. Scotty McCreery's Voice Will Soothe Voted-Off 'Idol's

    March 07, 2012 10:15 AM EST S cotty McCreery has snagged a new role on "American Idol" as the voice of the Voted-Off Song, which serenades teary-eyed castoffs after they hear the bad news via Ryan Seacrest. The baritone twang of last season's winner will be heard on a cover of Tim McGraw's "…

  13. Is Madonna Targeting Guy Ritchie on New Song 'I Don't Give A'?

    March 05, 2012 5:05 PM EST Is Madonna is taking cues from Taylor Swift ? The Material Mom appears to be Pulling A Swift by taking swipes at an ex in a new song, "I Don't Give A," off her upcoming album, "MDNA." Her apparent target: former husband Guy Ritchie, whom she divorced in 2008 after…

  14. Aretha Franklin: Whitney Houston's Mom Did Not Disinvite Me to Funeral

    February 23, 2012 9:50 AM EST When Aretha Franklin abruptly canceled her performance at Whitney Houston's funeral, the soul singer cited a bout of leg spasms as the reason she could not pay tribute to her late goddaughter. But her absence at Newark's New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday nevertheless raised…

  15. Bobby Brown Walks Out on Whitney Houston's Funeral

    February 18, 2012 2:25 PM EST Whitney Houston's funeral was missing one of the most important men in her life: ex-husband Bobby Brown, who walked away moments before the ceremony was scheduled to commence. Brown brought a group of nine people with him to the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., according to the…

  16. Chris Brown Fires Back at Critics on Twitter

    February 15, 2012 1:55 PM EST After Twitter exploded with negativity over Chris Brown 's performance on Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12), the singer answered back in a series of angry and profane messages. "HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That's the ultimate F--K OFF!" Brown declared in…

  17. 'Waiting to Exhale' Sequel Continues Despite Whitney Houston Loss

    February 14, 2012 12:25 PM EST The sad, sudden death of Whitney Houston will not deter Fox from going forward with a sequel to the hit 1995 drama Waiting to Exhale. Remembering Whitney: Her Life in Photos "I don't think she would want it to," Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000 Pictures told Vulture ,…

  18. NBC Sorry for M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Bird

    February 06, 2012 12:15 AM EST NBC has apologized for M.I.A.'s middle finger moment during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. The rapper flipped the bird while performing alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj on the network's telecast, which was watched by millions as one of the biggest events on television.…

  19. BET Refuses to Air Nicki Minaj Music Video: Report

    February 01, 2012 9:38 AM EST Has Nicki Minaj been banned by BET? According to TMZ , the music network has banned the rapper's new music video for her song "Stupid H-e" after deeming it too raunchy. Nicki Minaj Gets Colorful in 'Stupid Hoe' Video In the clip, directed by Hype Williams, Minaj --…

  20. Bruce Springsteen Making Jazz Fest Return

    January 24, 2012 6:37 PM EST The last time Bruce Springsteen performed in New Orleans it was less than a year after Hurricane Katrina hit, and "The Boss" moved thousands to tears at Jazz Fest by belting out such lyrics as "How can a poor man stand such times as these?" Springsteen is returning to the…

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