1. Watch Kendrick Lamar Ride Woody Harrelson in 'SNL' Promos

    November 13, 2014 9:43 PM EST Kendrick Lamar might be the musical guest on this week's Woody Harrelson -hosted episode of Saturday Night Live , but he's not Harrelson's True Detective partner. Kendrick Lamar Coming to 'Saturday Night Live' Could have fooled cast member Kate McKinnon , who was…

  2. Martin Bandier to Be Honored at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala: 'It Feels Very Lofty'

    November 13, 2014 1:29 PM EST At the Recording Academy's annual Pre-Grammy Gala, hosted by Clive Davis , Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman and CEO Martin Bandier will be honored with the President's Merit Award in recognition of his contributions to the music industry and for his philanthropic endeavors.…

  3. Watch Jennifer Lawrence Reveal Her Terrible Singing Voice on 'Letterman'

    November 13, 2014 10:27 AM EST In The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is afraid of losing her sister and her soul to an oppressive dictatorship. In real life, Jennifer Lawrence is afraid of a much more mundane problem -- public singing. When the Oscar winner swung by Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday night,…

  4. Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth Signs With ICM Partners for Concerts

    November 11, 2014 7:30 PM EST The Tony winner will star in a live PBS special on Nov. 28 Kristin Chenoweth has signed with ICM Partners in concerts, The Hollywood Reporter and sister publication Billboard have exclusively learned. She continues to be repped by CAA for acting and WME in commercials.   Chenoweth will…

  5. Ariana Grande & Idina Menzel to Receive Honors at 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards

    November 11, 2014 8:30 AM EST Ariana Grande and Idina Menzel will be two of the honorees at this year's Billboard Women in Music Awards, joining Taylor Swift as recipients at the Dec. 12 event in New York City.  Grande will receive the 2014 Billboard Rising Star award and Menzel will accept the Breakthrough…

  6. Three 'Boyhood' Songs, Including Two by Ethan Hawke, Enter Oscar Race

    November 08, 2014 1:32 PM EST As the Oscar race approaches the Thanksgiving break, with only a small handful of major awards hopefuls that haven't yet screened, IFC Films' summer release Boyhood continues to look like the film to beat. Found Star: New Radicals' Gregg Alexander Grants First Interview in 15…

  7. Jared Leto Circling Joker Role in 'Suicide Squad'

    November 07, 2014 9:30 PM EST Actor took time off after Oscar win to focus on Thirty Seconds to Mars. Jared Leto , who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club , has not officially signed on to his next project, but there's a chance it could be a big superhero film.   The Thirty…

  8. Robin Williams Autopsy Confirms Death by Suicide

    November 07, 2014 4:47 PM EST Robin Williams ' death was ruled a suicide, Marin County officials confirmed on Friday. Official autopsy results revealed Williams' death was caused by asphyxia and hanging. Williams died at 63  on Aug. 11  at his home in Tiburon, Calif.  in Marin County. Toxicology reports reveal…

  9. Howard Shore, Billboard/THR Maestro Award Honoree, Talks Legendary Film Scores (and Naps)

    November 06, 2014 6:31 AM EST To hear Maestro Award winner Howard Shore tell it at the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, you might think he was the inspiration behind the film Forrest Gump  -- which is surprisingly not among the 80-plus films he's scored. Shore, who spoke at the…

  10. 10 Things We Learned From Cyndi Lauper's Reddit AMA

    November 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST In 1984, Cyndi Lauper used her, well, unusual style to her advantage, releasing She's So Unusual , the first debut female album to land four top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Lauper recently told Billboard the songs contained "were about empowering all us freaks. We stood up…

  11. 'Lord of the Rings' Composer Howard Shore Talks Hobbits, His Start on 'SNL' and Working With Martin Scorsese

    November 03, 2014 1:53 PM EST Whatever you think of director Peter Jackson’s decision to pump up J.R.R. Tolkien’s table-setting novel The Hobbit into three films to rival the more naturally epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the indisputably good news is that when the final installment, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five…

  12. Watch Arcade Fire's Short Halloween Horror Flick, 'Festi,' With The National, Fleet Foxes

    October 31, 2014 9:39 PM EDT Arcade Fire are celebrating Halloween with a bit of a trick and a treat.   The band released a short horror film Friday called Festi , which features the band celebrating multi-instrumentalist Will Butler's 27th birthday while on tour at a festival. There's party with friends the…

  13. Ian Fraser, Famed Composer for TV and Film, Dies at 81

    October 31, 2014 5:38 PM EDT He won 11 Emmys from 32 nominations and collaborated often with Julie Andrews. Ian Fraser , whose 11 Emmy Awards and 32 nominations for outstanding music direction made him the most honored composer/conductor in the history of television, has died. He was 81. The British native, who was…

  14. Executive Turntable: Apollo Theater Appoints Pharrell, NAB Ups Curtis LeGeyt, Rich Christina at Sony/ATV and More

    October 31, 2014 3:07 PM EDT -- APA promoted Joshua Rittenhouse to agent in their concerts division in Beverly Hills, while also developing the agency’s Urban roster. Rittenhouse began his career as a contemporary talent buyer at the Sherman Theater before seguing to marketing director for Stan Levinstone at SLP…

  15. Will Fox Score Another 'Glee' With 'Dynasty'-Style Hip-Hop Soap Opera 'Empire'?

    October 31, 2014 3:01 PM EDT The network that launched 'American Idol' and the studio that birthed 'Glee' team up with Columbia Records and Timbaland for a 'Dynasty'-inspired hip-hop soap, but will it produce stars and sales? "Once I picked my mouth up off the floor, the idea of…

  16. Trent Reznor on Turning 50 'With Some Sense of Dread,' the Future of Nine Inch Nails and a Top-Secret Apple Project

    October 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Next May, Trent Reznor turns 50. "It's with some sense of dread," he says dryly. "I saw something on TV, 'If you're age 50 to 74, apply now...' -- I'm like, 'F---, I'm in that?' " As he hits the half-century mark, Reznor may have…

  17. Billboard & Hollywood Conference to Probe Success Stories, Career Opportunities

    October 30, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Success stories and career opportunities are the focal point of the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference being held Nov. 5 and 6 on the Universal Studios lot in Universal City, Calif. Issues such as the value of copyrights, making cover versions of songs to…

  18. Composer Steven Price to Talk 'Fury,' 'Gravity' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 29, 2014 10:38 AM EDT ASCAP will host a panel discussion with Oscar-winning composer Steven Price to close out the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference being held Nov. 5 and 6 on the Universal Studios lot in Universal City, Calif. The interview, helmed by Jeff Jernigan , director…

  19. Elton John Loves Pope Francis: 'He Is My Hero'

    October 29, 2014 8:47 AM EDT For Sir Elton John , his An Enduring Vision benefit in New York City on Tuesday night was an opportunity to not only raise money for his AIDS Foundation, but also to celebrate marriage equality.  Wearing a sequined black blazer and sitting down often since he was recovering from knee…

  20. Owen Pallett: 'Jian Ghomeshi Is My Friend, And He Beats Women'

    October 28, 2014 5:15 PM EDT The indie singer-songwriter speaks out on the claims against the Canadian broadcaster. Days after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation fired nationally beloved broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi -- host of a radio arts program called Q -- amid allegations of sexual misconduct, his friend, musician…

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