1. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks 'Country Strong' At Premiere

    November 09, 2010 8:04 AM EST Gwyneth Paltrow learned to play guitar and immersed herself in country music to pull off her latest role. Paltrow told the Associated Press at the world premiere of "Country Strong" on Monday (Nov. 8) in Nashville, Tenn., that she wanted her portrayal of a superstar singer to be as…

  2. On The Set As 'Glee' Begins Its Second Season

    August 27, 2010 7:45 AM EDT It's 10 a.m. on a Wednesday in the middle of a cavernous soundstage at Paramount Studios, and while the world outside is bathed in sun, everything inside is dark -- everything, that is, except for the warren of classrooms and offices that make up the set of Fox's " Glee ."…

  3. Christina Aguilera Struts Her Stuff In 'Burlesque' Trailer

    August 05, 2010 5:00 PM EDT Christina Aguilera is hitting the big screen for the first time this fall in "Burlesque," and the full-length trailer for the Screen Gems drama popped up on the Web today. The film finds Aguilera playing Alice, a small-town girl with hopes of becoming a famous dancer, as well as…

  4. Adidas Star Wars Ad Takes Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk to the Cantina

    June 05, 2010 12:33 PM EDT FIFA freaks, intergalactic geeks and pop-culture crazies all agree -- Adidas' 'Star Wars'-themed World Cup ad is the year's most awesome bit of promotional eye candy. A lightsaber-wielding Snoop Dogg and a droid-totting Daft Punk steal the show in this hilarious re…

  5. Videos of the Week: Miley Cyrus Faux-Kisses a Girl, Babies Sing 'Telephone,' Diddy Says 'Good Morning'

    June 04, 2010 6:23 PM EDT In this week's 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Miley Cyrus kisses a girl (kind of), babies cover Lady Gaga's "Telephone," Diddy says "Hello, Good Morning," Kelly Clarkson and Daughtry duet, Snoop and Ciara go to the Star Wars Cantina, and more. 1) Miley…

  6. Lily Allen Wins Three Ivors

    May 20, 2010 1:51 PM EDT A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo Nutini and Paul Weller , who received the…

  7. Noel Gallagher Jams With Paul Weller In London

    April 22, 2010 9:20 AM EDT Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher joined Paul Weller on-stage at the Modfather's intimate London show. Gallagher -- who split with Oasis last year - guested last night (April 21) on guitar and vocals on versions of Oasis' 2005 song "Mucky Fingers" and Weller's own …

  8. Oasis Attacker Sentenced To House Arrest

    April 21, 2010 4:21 PM EDT A 48-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attacking Noel Gallagher on stage in Toronto has been sentenced to 12 months' house arrest. During the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008, Daniel Sullivan invaded the stage and pushed the Oasis songwriter and guitarist from behind. Gallagher…

  9. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Play: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 16, 2010 3:40 PM EDT It's the evening of Thursday, April 1, and, no foolin', Broadway's St. James Theater is packed. Previews of the musical "American Idiot" started little more than a week ago in anticipation of an April 20 opening, and the theater has been close to capacity every night.…

  10. Eddie Vedder Guests At Who London Show

    March 31, 2010 1:32 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder made a surprise guest appearance at The Who 's concert in London, last night (Mar. 30). Vedder joined the legendary British band onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall venue as they performed their 1973 concept album "Quadrophenia" in full…

  11. Noel Gallagher Describes On-Stage Attack

    March 24, 2010 1:50 PM EDT In a victim's impact statement read in Toronto court, former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said he felt he had been "hit by a bus" when pushed from behind at the Virgin Music Festival in 2008. Gallagher's statement was read at a hearing for David Sullivan, 48, from…

  12. Billboard Bits: T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, Oasis, Polyphonic Spree

    March 18, 2010 3:51 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. According to Baller Alert , Lil Wayne's first love and baby mama Antonia "Toya" Carter is doing a bit of namedropping -- literally. The BET reality show star reportedly nixed Weezy&…

  13. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown, Elton John, Rihanna, Liam Gallagher

    March 15, 2010 3:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Chris Brown may be at the end of his ropes, pleading with fans to request his music in last ditch attempt to offset diminishing radio air-play. According to TheYBF.com , the singer reached out to…

  14. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 10:05 AM EST An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum . Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are next with…

  15. Easton Corbin, "Easton Corbin"

    February 26, 2010 2:50 PM EST Taking a page from the George Strait playbook, country music newcomer Easton Corbin displays excellent song sense while offering an easygoing vocal style on his finely crafted self-titled debut album. The track "I Can't Love You Back" is a steel guitar-drenched ballad about the…

  16. Underground: Gentlemen Hall Steps Up, Gets Down

    February 23, 2010 5:00 PM EST Not every band can boast MTV appearances, a VMA under their belts for Best Breakout Boston Artist, a smoothie named after them by an international ice cream conglomerate and a flute -- yes, you read correctly: a flute. But Gentlemen Hall isn't "every band." After all, the…

  17. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 6:07 PM EST L ady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga , U.K. rock act Kasabian and the duet between British alt-rock…

  18. Billboard Bits: Kanye, Howard Stern, Noel Gallagher, Thom Yorke and More

    February 05, 2010 5:46 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Kanye West was a no-show at the Grammy Awards last week, apparently keeping his nose to the ground in the wake of his Taylor Swift brouhaha. But according to MTV , that hasn' stopped the rapper…

  19. Chris Brown Gets Personal With Rihanna On Leaked 'Graffiti' Tracks

    December 03, 2009 2:29 PM EST Though Chris Brown hasn't discussed the intimate details about his assault of Rihanna in interviews to promote the Dec. 8 release of "Graffiti," several tracks from the just-leaked album seem to directly address the singer's feelings about his ex-girlfriend. "I might…

  20. Leighton Meester featuring Robin Thicke, "Somebody to Love"

    December 01, 2009 4:36 PM EST Working '80s influences into a current pop hit is nothing new these days, but Leighton Meester 's "Somebody to Love" is extra faithful to its source material. The "Gossip Girl" star's debut single is a carefully constructed ode to vintage Madonna …

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