1. Katy Perry Postpones Tour Dates Due to Food Poisoning

    July 08, 2011 1:18 PM EDT Katy Perry has announced that two dates on her California Dreams summer tour will be postponed due to "an attack of food poisoning leading to severe dehydration." A message on the pop star's official website reveals that the concert at Chicago, Ill.'s Allstate Center…

  2. Four-Play: Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, Rick Ross & Karmin

    June 24, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Jennifer Hudson stands her ground, Estelle and Rick Ross lap in a life of luxury, Lil Wayne and the Bawse get creative with their iPhones and Karmin cover another hip-hop classic. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, Rick Ross and Karmin.…

  3. Coasters Singer Carl Gardner Dies at 83

    June 14, 2011 8:19 AM EDT Carl Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters , has died in Florida. He was 83. Gardner's wife Veta said her husband died Sunday at a Port St. Lucie hospice following a long bout with congestive heart failure and vascular dementia. Inducted into the Rock and Roll…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida after an extended illness. As a statement on the…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson Food Poisoned, Britney's Madonna Cover Leaks

    June 10, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized for Food Poisoning Jennifer Hudson was forced to skip her performance on CBS' "Early Show" this morning after a case of food poisoning struck the singer, who was…

  6. Q&A: Ozzy Osbourne On 'Blizzard' and 'Diary' Reissues, Black Sabbath Reunion Rumblings

    May 27, 2011 11:44 AM EDT There may be some Sony Music staffers who may want to forget the earliest days of Ozzy Osbourne's career, when he bit the head off a dove in a moment of inebriated exuberance. But a legion of fans still swears by his first two solo albums, 1980's "Blizzard of Ozz" and the…

  7. Pete Doherty Jailed Six Months for Cocaine Possession

    May 20, 2011 10:31 AM EDT Musician Pete Doherty was jailed for six months on Friday after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine, the Press Association reported. The 32-year-old was arrested in January last year by police investigating the suspected overdose death of heiress Robyn Whitehead. The controversial…

  8. Etta James Hospitalized with Serious Infection

    May 13, 2011 10:44 AM EDT Blues singer Etta James is in a Southern California hospital with a potentially deadly infection. Her son, Sametto James, tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that his mother was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week for treatment of sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.…

  9. Sixx: A.M. Redefines Beauty on 'This Is Gonna Hurt'

    May 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT It's kismet that People magazine's annual Most Beautiful People issue hit newsstands the same time that "Lies of the Beautiful People," the lead single from Sixx: A.M. 's new album, has burned up Billboard's rock radio charts. After all, the song was inspired by…

  10. Nicole Scherzinger Gets Cozy With 50 Cent in 'Right There' Video

    May 06, 2011 12:22 PM EDT In her new video for "Right There," Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger cozies up with the song's collaborator, 50 Cent , and still has plenty of time to break it down. Effortless moves from the "Dancing With The Stars" winner are expected, both solo and backed by…

  11. Vince Neil Facing Misdemeanor Charges In Las Vegas

    April 05, 2011 3:59 PM EDT Less than six weeks after being released from jail on a drunken driving charge, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is facing two new misdemeanor charges in a Las Vegas casino showroom confrontation with an ex-girlfriend. Neil, 50, is accused of poking his finger into the chest of Alicia Jacobs in…

  12. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 4/2/2011

    April 02, 2011 8:00 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 !) @RealTalibKweli : RIP DJ Megatron. Gone way too soon. Peace…

  13. Bret Michaels Sues CBS, Tony Awards Over Head Injury

    March 26, 2011 3:43 PM EDT A lawsuit against CBS and Tony Award Productions claims that producers are to blame for rocker Bret Michaels' 2009 on-stage injury because they failed to tell him how to exit the stage safely. The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, states that Michaels specifically asked…

  14. Snoop Dogg Blasted for Promoting Caffeine-Laced Alcoholic Drink

    March 24, 2011 1:54 PM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg is promoting a new, caffeine-laced alcoholic drink that has triggered calls for its ban even before it goes on sale next month. The drink, called Blast by Colt 45, is manufactured by Pabst Brewing Company and scheduled for release on Apr. 5. A promotional video features…

  15. Billboard Battle of the Bands: Midwest Finalist Lightning Love

    March 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Chart Article Chevy Landing Page After scouting the U.S. to find the most promising unsigned bands, Billboard found three of the midwest's best and your votes picked a finalist: Lightning Love! The band hit the road headed for Las Vegas in a car provided by Chevy to compete at our May 18…

  16. Nicole Scherzinger's 'Breath' Claims U.K. No. 1

    March 21, 2011 8:09 AM EDT Adele extended her run atop the album chart with "21" (XL) to eight weeks yesterday (Sunday), setting a new digital record in the process, as Nicole Scherzinger claimed her first U.K. solo No. 1 single with "Don't Hold Your Breath" (Interscope/Universal). The million…

  17. Billy Ray Cyrus Drops Divorce, Praises 'Hannah Montana'

    March 18, 2011 2:19 PM EDT Despite telling GQ that "Hannah Montana" "destroyed his family," Billy Ray Cyrus is praising the Disney Channel show again -- and calling off his divorce with wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. Cyrus took to TV's "The View" in an episode airing today (Mar. 18) to…

  18. Majestic Silver Strings Close 'World Tour' At Grammy Museum

    March 11, 2011 2:46 PM EST The Majestic Silver Strings, Buddy Miller's consortium of esteemed guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz, opened and closed their 2011 "world tour" in one night, performing Thursday (Mar. 10) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The recording project alone required…

  19. Bret Michaels Feels 'Absolutely Great,' Records 'In-Your-Face' Rock Album

    March 09, 2011 4:16 PM EST Just as his myriad health problems didn't stop him from releasing a new album ("Custom Built") and winning "Celebrity Apprentice" last year, Bret Michaels isn't letting heart surgery slow him down this year, either. The veteran rocker will be on the road this…

  20. Rob Zombie Won't Direct Motley Crue Movie, Tommy Lee Clarifies

    March 08, 2011 9:00 AM EST The film adaptation of Mötley Crüe's band biography will not be in the hands of Rob Zombie after all. Last week, drummer Tommy Lee told Billboard.com that "we finally got a director" for the big screen version of 2002's "The Dirt -- Confessions of the World's…

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