1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros. DISNEY GIRL: Actress Hilary Duff has topped the airplay list at Radio Disney a couple of times, but has never appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 -- until this week. While songs like "I…

  2. J. Lo, Britney Considering TV Talk Shows

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears may soon be competing on television as well as the pop charts. Both are kicking around the idea of launching syndicated talk shows that would begin airing in fall 200 Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears may soon be competing on television as well as the pop…

  3. No Dislodging 'Bad Boys II' From No. 1

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and P. Diddy, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" cruises to a third straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Bad B Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin…

  4. Jive Slates 'American Juniors' Single, Album

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The debut single from Fox's "American Juniors" will be released Tuesday (Aug. 12) via Jive Records. The commercial release will feature the reality series/talent show's 10 finalists singing the Cathy The debut single from Fox's "American Juniors" will be…

  5. Lauper Reveals Her Torch Song Side

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It has been six years since "Sisters of Avalon," Cyndi Lauper's last album for Epic Records. In the meantime, she independently released "Shine," a five-song EP, and entertained hundreds of thousands It has been six years since "Sisters of Avalon," Cyndi…

  6. Billboard Bits: ODB, Smash Mouth, Spain

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on ODB, Smash Mouth, Spain Recently paroled rap iconoclast Ol' Dirty Bastard is the first subject of VH1's new series "InsideOUT," which debuts Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the cable music channel. Contrary to previous reports , an episode featuring Warren Zevon will…

  7. Radiohead Adds New Fall Euro Dates

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has begun filling out its fall European itinerary with a new slate of shows, beginning Nov. 10 in Oberhausen, Germany. As previously reported, the tour is set to wrap Dec. 3-4 in Dublin. Radiohead has begun filling out its fall European itinerary with a new slate of shows, beginning…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. FROM HARVARD TO BET…

  9. 'Wildwood Flower': June's Final Bloom

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT June Carter Cash's final recordings will be released Sept. 9 via Dualtone Records. Produced by John Carter Cash, her son by fellow country music legend Johnny Cash, "Wildwood Flower" was completed jus June Carter Cash's final recordings will be released Sept. 9 via…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children celebrity basketball game, held at St. John's University in New York, raises $550,000 for a group of charities. The event sees musicians Queen 2000 - 'N Sync's annual Challenge For The Children…

  11. Hanson Takes To The Clubs

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted the the magazine for Billboard.com. This isn't your little sister's Hanson. Three years have passed since the once-premiere kiddie pop group performed live and released an album. Next month, the Hanson brothers will embark on a tour specifically to promote that they are…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the death is ruled accidental. He is 57. 2002 - The Who's John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and…

  13. Top Stars Have 'American Dreams'

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will continue its tradition of casting pop stars as 1960s artists in the show's second season. Already lined up to appear in upcoming episodes are R& NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed…

  15. Billboard Bits: Farm Progress, Johnny Cash, Rock Boat

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Progress, Johnny Cash, Rock Boat Brad Paisley and Montgomery Gentry will perform headlining concerts during the 50th anniversary Farm Progress Show. The September event near Henning, Ill., is presented by agricultural publishing company Farm Progress. 2003 marks the first time…

  16. Will Smith, Wife Forge Family Comedy Series

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, have been developing a new comedy series for UPN called "All of Us," and the couple plans to keep it in the family. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, have been developing…

  17. Breaking & Entering

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Paloalto and Scotty Emerick. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ALTO HITS NEW HIGH: Singer/songwriter James Grundler…

  18. Costello Reissues Explode With Bonus Tracks

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's upgrade of Elvis Costello's back catalog will continue with a staggering expansion of three early 1980s albums. Due Sept. 9 are two-disc versions of 1980's "Get Happy," 1981's "Trust" and 1983 Rhino's upgrade of Elvis Costello's back…

  19. Moorer Splits With Universal South

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer/songwriter Allison Moorer tells Billboard.com her recent parting with Universal South has clouded what should normally be an excitin Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

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