1. Justin Bieber, James Blunt Cover Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' On 'Ellen'

    February 09, 2011 2:36 PM EST L ady Gaga's single "Born This Way" hasn't even been released yet, and already people -- including Justin Bieber, Ellen Degeneres and James Blunt -- are trying to discern what the song will sound like. On the today's (Feb. 9) episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,…

  2. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Talks Breasts and Beyonce, Paltrow To Cover Prince on 'Glee'

    February 08, 2011 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Talks Breasts, Beyonce, Hubby in Elle Katy Perry graces the March cover of Elle, looking colorfully chic and discussing (among other things) her breasts, her relationship with Russell Brand, and how she&…

  3. Lady Gaga Denied Entry Into Her Old Apartment With Anderson Cooper

    February 08, 2011 11:50 AM EST In an episode of "60 Minutes" airing Sunday before the Grammys, Lady Gaga gives Anderson Cooper a tour of her old studio apartment in New York City's Lower East Side -- or at least she tries to. Video: Lady Gaga Goes to Former Apartment on "60 Minutes" In this clip…

  4. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change, Pink Tweets Baby Bump Pic

    February 07, 2011 7:14 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change "S&M," Rihanna 's latest single, has had its title changed to "Come On" on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1, and the singer is…

  5. New Pornographers Call On Horatio Sanz, Ted Leo in Drag for 'Moves'

    February 07, 2011 5:40 PM EST Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member? Check. Cocaine-covered pizza? Check. Ted Leo as a woman? Check again! The New Pornographers' just-premiered video for "Moves" possesses all this and more. Presented as a trailer for a mock film -- "Moves: The Rise and…

  6. Adele Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    February 07, 2011 10:51 AM EST A dele fans will have the chance to roll in the deep with her soon, as the U.K. singer/songwriter has announced a monthlong North American tour in support of her soon-to-be-released sophomore album, "21." The trek, which actually consists of 22 announced dates thus far, will kick…

  7. Big Boi Plays Madden Bowl, Says He's 'Five or Six Songs Deep' Into New Album

    February 04, 2011 4:11 PM EST The city of Dallas might be abuzz with excitement over Super Bowl XLV, but Big Boi remains as chill as ever. Just minutes before his performance at Thursday night's (Feb. 3) EA Sports Madden Bowl, the rapper/producer spoke to Billboard.com about football, video games and new music from…

  8. Justin Bieber Hosts 'The Daily Show' As Jon Stewart

    February 04, 2011 12:55 PM EST "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" became the latest stop on the promotional rounds for Justin Bieber 's new "Never Say Never" film last night (Feb. 3), only the teen idol wasn't exactly a guest on the show in the usual sense. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon -…

  9. Billboard Bits: MJ's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Bieber Dishes on Selena Gomez

    February 03, 2011 4:31 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Michael Jackson's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Court Judge Says According to Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson is able to move forward with the civil…

  10. Michael Stipe Goes Limp in R.E.M.'s 'Mine Smells Like Honey' Video

    February 03, 2011 12:20 PM EST We knew Michael Stipe was getting old, but this is ridiculous! R.E.M.'s stylized new video for "Mine Smells Like Honey," the first single off the band's upcoming record "Collapse Into Now," finds frontman Stipe doing his best to climb an imposing flight of stairs…

  11. Mick Jagger to Make First Onstage Grammy Appearance

    February 03, 2011 8:00 AM EST The Recording Academy is finally getting some satisfaction, with Mick Jagger's first appearance on the Grammy stage. The Rolling Stones frontman will perform at the Feb. 13 ceremony as part of a tribute to soul great Solomon Burke, who died last year. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer…

  12. Billboard Bits: Eminem & Dr. Dre to Open the Grammys?

    February 02, 2011 5:35 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Eminem & Dr. Dre to Open the Grammys? Eminem will reportedly kick off the Grammys this year, performing one of his "Recovery" singles -- but more importantly, dueting with Dr. Dre . Rumors suggests…

  13. Katy Perry Rips on Neil Patrick Harris in 'How I Met Your Mother' Promos

    February 01, 2011 11:43 AM EST K aty Perry will be guest-starring on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" this coming Monday (Feb. 7), and if the newly-releaed promos for the episode are any indication, she won't be half-bad. In the three promo spots, Perry appears with show star Neil Patrick Harris within the…

  14. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Walks Down the Aisle, 'London Calling' Hits 'Rock Band'

    January 31, 2011 6:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Walks Down the Aisle at Miami Wedding Britney Spears attended a low-key wedding over the weekend -- but don't worry, this isn't Jason Alexander Pt. 2. Spears was a bridesmaid at the…

  15. Fleet Foxes to Drop 'Helplessness Blues' Album in May

    January 31, 2011 2:10 PM EST Seattle folk rockers Fleet Foxes have announced the release of their sophomore album, "Helplessness Blues." The album, the quintet's follow-up to their 2008 self-titled debut, will be released May 3 on Sub Pop/Bella Union Records. "Helplessness Blues" was both mixed…

  16. Kanye West Battles For Kobe Bryant's Sneakers in New Nike Ad

    January 31, 2011 11:30 AM EST "Some take souls... some take scalps," actor Bruce Willis tells Kobe Bryant amidst a basketball court set ablaze. "The Boss takes shoes." "The Boss" in question is Kanye West , who appears alongside Willis, Bryant and "Machete" actor Danny Trejo in…

  17. Billboard Bits: T-Pain's Facebook Tattoo, Alicia Keys' Birthday Bash

    January 28, 2011 5:55 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. T-Pain Gets Facebook Tattoo on Arm In an effort to outdo Gucci Mane's ice cream cone face tattoo, T-Pain has posted a photo on Twitter of his latest body art, an arm tattoo references a popular Facebook…

  18. Pale Kid Raps Fast Birthday Rhymes For Ellen

    January 28, 2011 7:18 AM EST George "Pale Kid" Watsky is having a good week. Not only did his video, titled "Pale Kid Raps Fast," hit more than 4 million views on YouTube, but the rapid-fire rapper also debuted on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week at No. 13 and appeared on "The Ellen…

  19. Billboard Bits: U2 Concert Forces MLB Series Relocation, Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 27, 2011 6:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. U2 Concert Bumps Marlins-Mariners Baseball Series An upcoming three-game baseball series between the Florida Marlins and the Seattle Mariners has been relocated to Seattle due to a scheduling conflict with a U2…

  20. Sleigh Bells Get Violent in Bloody 'Rill Rill' Video

    January 27, 2011 12:00 PM EST At first, Sleigh Bells' new video for "Rill Rill" seems like a possible rehashing of Gorillaz's "Stylo" video, as bandmates Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller speed down a dusty desert road in a classic car. However, the similarities end there -- unless we're…

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