1. Britney Spears: 'Femme Fatale' Is 'Best Album I've Ever Made'

    March 03, 2011 10:51 AM EST B ritney Spears says "Femme Fatale" is "the best album I've ever made." Her seventh studio album, due in stores this month, "speaks for itself," she tells the March issue of V magazine . Photos: Britney Spears in V Magazine "I worked really hard on it…

  2. Aretha Franklin 'Sorry' Fantasia Was Upset By Grammy Tribute Snub

    February 23, 2011 12:28 PM EST A retha Franklin thinks Fantasia overreacted by boycotting the Grammys when she wasn't included in a tribute to her. "I was sorry to hear that Fantasia was upset because she did not get the opportunity to participate in my Grammy Tribute this year," Franklin says in a statement…

  3. POTW: Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Prince, Christina Aguilera

    February 11, 2011 3:39 PM EST Justin Bieber got cloned by Jimmy Fallon, Lil Wayne was a cheese head, Prince kicked Kim Kardashian off stage, Christina Aguilera fumbled her lyrics, Bruno Mars got a plea deal, Taylor Swift gave a thumbs up, troubled stars Lindsey Lohan and Kanye West kicked it, Katy Perry fulfilled some…

  4. 'Spider-Man' Musical Universally Panned in Early Reviews

    February 08, 2011 1:29 PM EST Seems that "Spider-Man" on Broadway's five delays haven't done anything to improve the $65 million production, the most expensive in the Great White Way's history. The first round of reviews hit the web Monday night, Feb. 7, the date "Spider-Man" was…

  5. Lea Michele's Racy Cosmo Cover Draws Outcry

    February 07, 2011 12:07 PM EST Cosmopolitan magazine is defending a sexy cover mage of Lea Michele, in which the " Glee " star bares considerable cleavage. After some parents fumed it was inappropriate, Hearst released a statement to Fox, "We're thrilled to feature Lea Michele on the March cover of…

  6. Simon Cowell's 'X Factor' to Award $5 Million Record Deal to Winner

    February 07, 2011 10:26 AM EST Fox confirmed details of Simon Cowell's "X Factor" Monday morning. The big prize will be a $5 million Sony Music record deal. Contestants as young as12 can compete. "I like the idea that a 12-year-old on this show can compete with an older singer and a singing group,"…

  7. The Business of Bob Marley: Billboard Cover Story

    February 04, 2011 1:49 PM EST In late 1979, a mustachioed "60 Minutes" correspondent named George Negus asked Bob Marley if he was a rich man. "When you say 'rich,' what you mean?" the reggae superstar replied with a poker face. Do you have a lot of possessions? Lots of money in the bank? …

  8. Diddy Sued for $1 Trillion, Blamed for 9/11

    January 28, 2011 11:07 AM EST A woman has filed a $1 trillion lawsuit against Diddy (real name: Sean Combs), alleging that he caused 9/11, put her child in the hospital and stole a poker chip worth "100 zillions of dollars." Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks is seeking a restraining order against the mogul, which a…

  9. Antoine Dodson Reality Show in Development

    January 21, 2011 4:57 PM EST Antoine Dodson -- who rose to viral video fame when the Gregory Brothers remixed his interview with a local news station into the "The Bed Intruder Song" (watch above) -- is taping a reality show pilot with Entertainment One. A rep for Entertainment One, Scott MacFadyen, tells The…

  10. Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Welcome Baby Girl Via Surrogate

    January 18, 2011 7:55 AM EST It's a girl for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban . The couple announced the newest addition to their family, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, on Monday -- one day after attending the Golden Globes together. Photos: 2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet Read a statement from their rep: "Keith Urban…

  11. 'Spider-Man' Adds Safety Measures, Fallen Actor Still in Hospital

    December 23, 2010 3:11 PM EST Patrick Page, who plays the Green Goblin in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," says he's not afraid for the show to resume performances -- expected to happen Thursday. "Accidents are horrible but they happen on every show," Page told the Associated Press . "We feel…

  12. Broadway Stars Blast 'Spider-Man' Director, U2 Members for Safety Issues

    December 22, 2010 12:20 PM EST Broadway stars are speaking out against "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" director Julie Taymor and the show's producers in light of all the serious on-set injuries. Blasted "Rent" star Adam Pascal on Facebook : "They should put Julie Taymor in jail for assault!…

  13. Madonna Banned from Piers Morgan's CNN Show

    December 13, 2010 11:30 AM EST Don't expect Piers Morgan to interview Madonna when his CNN show premieres in January. "She is too vegan for TV," Morgan was quoted saying by the U.K. media. "We have Lady Gaga now so Madonna is banned from my show." Morgan said he'd prefer to interview President…

  14. Michael Jackson Fans Protest Autopsy TV Special

    December 13, 2010 11:26 AM EST M ichael Jackson fans have launched a petition to keep the Discovery Channel from airing Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson next month in the U.K. The MJ Justice Project and MJ Children group has received about 1,500 signatures so far, short of its goal of 50…

  15. Ask Billboard: Actors, Actresses On Billboard Charts

    December 06, 2010 12:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated each week. 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. We're featuring…

  16. Justin Bieber 'Never Say Never' Tickets Sell Big 3 Months Before Premiere

    December 01, 2010 2:26 PM EST Tickets for Justin Bieber's 3D movie, "Never Say Never," are selling briskly -- despite the fact that it doesn't even hit theaters until February. In just 12 hours, 26,000 of 100,000 available tickets to a Feb. 9 screening were snapped up, Paramount Pictures announced.…

  17. Willie Nelson Could Face Two Years in Jail for Pot Bust

    November 29, 2010 1:05 PM EST W illie Nelson could face up to two years in jail for his Friday marijuana possession arrest, a criminal defense attorney tells TMZ . The Austin-based attorney tells TMZ that Nelson -- who was picked up by police Friday in Sierra Blanca, Texas, (which is 30 miles from the Mexico border) after…

  18. Demi Lovato Not Being Treated For Drugs or Alcohol, Says Spokesman

    November 11, 2010 10:35 AM EST A spokesman for troubled teen idol Demi Lovato on Wednesday denied the Disney actress was being treated for drug or alcohol addiction, following sensational claims in the media that she had a history of heavy drinking and cocaine use. The cocaine claims came from some celebrity publications a…

  19. Kara DioGuardi Named Judge on 'Idol'-Inspired Show

    October 26, 2010 11:31 AM EDT After being unceremoniously fired from "American Idol," Kara DioGuardi has landed a new judging role on a similar music show, Bravo confirmed to Entertainment Weekly Tuesday. DioGuardi will rank singer-songwriters for a 10-episode reality competition called "Going Platinum"…

  20. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 10/16/2010

    October 16, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @NICKIMINAJ : So has everyone seen the album cover? :) …

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