1. 'Get On Up' Star Chadwick Boseman Initially 'Didn't Want to Try' Playing James Brown

    July 22, 2014 7:35 PM EDT The "42" star took on the daunting task of playing the Godfather of Soul by working hard and taking things "one step at a time," his co-stars and director Tate Taylor told THR at the Universal biopic's debut at Harlem's Apollo Theater. To play James Brown, the…

  2. Heroin Bob Returns From the Dead in Trailer to 'SLC Punk!' Sequel

    July 22, 2014 12:15 PM EDT The teaser trailer to "Punk's Dead" is here Warped Tour regulars rejoice! Fifteen years after "SLC Punk!" made its U.S. premiere at Sundance, a trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic is here. The teaser trailer for "Punk's Dead" opens…

  3. Demi Lovato Inspired, Kanye West Teased at THR's Women in Entertainment Event

    December 11, 2013 8:04 PM EST "Don't even try to take Oprah's award away," Jimmy Kimmel joked at annual breakfast, which this year honored Oprah Winfrey with a leadership award The Hollywood Reporter gathered some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry Wednesday morning at the Beverly…

  4. V.V. Brown Finds New Strength on 'Samson & Delilah' Album: Exclusive Video

    October 01, 2013 1:25 PM EDT Watch the U.K. singer discusses her label-free reinvention in this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip. V.V. Brown was flying back home to England in November 2011, having just wrapped a U.S. tour in advance of her second album for Capitol Records, "Lollipops and Politics," set for…

  5. Perez Hilton Announces 'Pop Up' Music Compilation

    June 26, 2012 1:30 PM EDT The new Perez Hilton compilation "Pop Up #1" is also available through the "Perez Hilton Music Tee Series." Perez Hilton, he of blogosphere and TV fame, announced today the first compilation from his new Perez Hilton music series. "Pop Up #1" will be released…

  6. Singer 'Sweet Micky' Elected Haiti President, Official Says

    April 04, 2011 6:17 PM EDT Singer and political outsider Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti's presidential election, beating former first lady Mirlande Manigat, according to official preliminary results, a senior electoral council official said on Monday. "Martelly won," the official at the…

  7. 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!…

  8. Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Ruling, Says Lawyer

    August 24, 2010 4:58 PM EDT A ruling by Haiti's electoral council that disqualified hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from running for the presidency is final and cannot be appealed, a council lawyer said on Tuesday. The Haitian-born and U.S.-based singer-songwriter said on Sunday he would appeal against the provisional…

  9. Cuba's Los Van Van Plan Long-Awaited U.S. Tour

    December 24, 2009 11:32 AM EST Grammy-winning Cuban band Los Van Van are celebrating 40 years of salsa revolution with a long-awaited return to the United States. Often called the 'Rolling Stones of salsa', the group will perform in Key West, Florida on January 28, ending a long absence from the United States…

  10. Weezer's Rivers Cuomo & Jermaine Dupri: The Billboard Cover Story & Video

    November 13, 2009 1:21 PM EST Watch Rivers Cuomo and Jermaine Dupri behind the scenes at their Billboard cover shoot and read about how Cuomo redefined Weezer with Dupri's help on new album Part One: When Rivers Cuomo dons his Snuggie and writes songs for But despite the fact that Cuomo had written so many hits on…

  11. 'This Is It' - The Inside Story Of The Michael Jackson Movie

    October 30, 2009 11:02 AM EDT For "This Is It," Michael Jackson 's planned 50-concert residency at London's O2 Arena, the star's sudden, tragic death really could have been it, with millions of dollars lost for producer/promoter AEG Live and the star's vision never realized. Instead, the…

  12. U.K. Judge: 'Shizzle My Nizzle' Not Offensive

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT To the ears of a High Court judge, it is hardly surprising if rap music sounds like Greek, but one member of the bench went one step further yesterday (June 5). To the ears of a High Court judge, it is hardly surprising if rap music sounds like Greek, but one member of the bench went one step…

  13. Girls Aloud Nabs U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The girls won yesterday (Dec. 22) at the end of a week of media hype over the race for the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single. The two-horse race between the male and female groups created from the ITV tal The girls won yesterday (Dec. 22) at the end of a week of media hype over the race for…

  14. N'Dour Returns With 'Nothing In Vain'

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour follows his 2000 set, "Joko," with the first worldwide release through his current Nonesuch/EastWest deal. "Nothing's in Vain (Coono Du Réér)" is due Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour follows his 2000 set, "Joko,…

  15. Bedingfield, Blige, Res Visit 'Club Nation'

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation America" series, a two-disc compilation of popular dance tracks. Due Sept. 24, the set, which will retail for $20.98, features Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation…

  16. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  17. François Le Roux, baritone; Pascal Rogé, piano

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike, say, FaurÉ, Debussy, or Poulenc, orchestral master Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) isn't necessarily renowned for his mastery of the French art song—the mÉlodie. Unlike, say, Fauré, Debussy, or Poulenc, orchestral master Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) isn't necessarily renowned for his…