1. 'Empire' Recap, Episode 5: 'Dangerous Bonds'

    February 05, 2015 5:00 PM EST Another week, another episode of Empire . Drama has escalated and for the first time, we finally see Lucious (played by Terrence Howard) and Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) rule over their sides of the kingdom in interesting ways. Most of this week's questions come from Lucious'…

  2. Inside YouTube's New Tool for Creating Interactive, Multi-Angle Videos

    February 04, 2015 12:00 PM EST YouTube is unleashing a new feature for artists today. The yet-to-be-named product allows a user to upload multiple camera angles for a video, along with the audio track, and YouTube will then automatically stitch the camera feeds together so that viewers can toggle views while watching. The…

  3. Super Bowl 2015: 10 Best & 5 Worst Commercials

    February 01, 2015 10:15 PM EST This year's Super Bowl wasn't exactly the most memorable in terms of commercials, but at the very least, there wasn't anything horrifically sexist, either. From Lindsay Lohan to CGI turtles to Liam motherf--kin' Neeson, here's the 10 best (and after that, the…

  4. Super Bowl vs. Grammys: Analyzing Their Sales Impact on Artists

    January 31, 2015 3:11 PM EST Even though record label executives tend to choose the Super Bowl halftime show as the most powerful marketing tool in Billboard's annual Maximum Exposure issue, the event can be hit or miss in driving sales for the artist who perform there. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell…

  5. Author Pamela Des Barres' Tribute to Kim Fowley: 'He Had Faith in Humanity and We Constantly Disappointed Him'

    January 30, 2015 5:00 PM EST The Runaways svengali and L.A. scenester Kim Fowley, who died of cancer Jan. 15, is remembered by his friend of nearly 50 years, 'I'm With the Band' author Pamela Des Barres You know how some moments are burned into your psyche like an eternal Technicolor snapshot? I was a 17…

  6. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete Rock and Run The Jewels, 'Preacher' and 'Ant-Man'

    January 29, 2015 2:14 PM EST Earlier this month, around the same time that Run The Jewels were preparing for an appearance on Conan , Axel Alonso , the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, was making public a variant cover of two books -- the soon-to-be-relaunched Howard The Duck and an issue of Deadpool -- both featuring…

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Wide Awake in San Francisco

    January 28, 2015 11:39 PM EST From the moment American Idol showcased Mustafa , the psychic cat of contestant Katharine Skitter , in a preview package, the immediate premonition was that the San Francisco auditions would be magical. And they were. From Skitter's fabulously wacky audition in a fur coat the 15-year…

  8. Flight of the Conchords Taking Flight Again? Late 2015 Tour in the Works

    January 28, 2015 8:43 PM EST Jemaine Clement tells Billboard he's looking to return to music following his Sundance film 'People, Places, Things.' The fourth most popular folk duo from New Zealand are plotting their return to the U.S. Flight of the Conchords ' Jemaine Clement says he and Bret…

  9. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  10. With Real Internet Banned, Everyday Cubans Make Their Own Covert Network

    January 27, 2015 9:05 AM EST Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Home Internet…

  11. John Carpenter Talks Debut Album 'Lost Themes' & Why Music Is Easier Than Directing

    January 26, 2015 5:00 PM EST Forty-five years after his first music credit (he co-wrote, edited and scored the Oscar-winning short The Resurrection of Broncho Billy ) and 37 years after composing the inimitably eerie Halloween soundtrack, legendary director John Carpenter is releasing his debut album. Entitled Lost…

  12. BPM Festival Highlights: Innervisions, Cadenza Meets Planet E, Vatos Locos & More

    January 23, 2015 4:39 PM EST Since 2008, the international party crowd has congregated in Mexico's Playa del Carmen for 10 days of house and techno parties set against a beautiful paradise backdrop. Drawing more than 55,000 attendees last year (with more estimated this year), the BPM Festival's eighth…

  13. 10 of Taylor Swift's (Recent!) Greatest Tumblr Moments

    January 22, 2015 9:00 AM EST Taylor Swift  is really crushing it on Tumblr recently. We  noted this  shortly after she joined the site earlier last year, but she's only becoming goofier and more inspiring on the platform since. As she regularly demonstrates, it's the perfect venue for her to interact with her…

  14. Lifetime's 'Whitney': What the Critics Are Saying

    January 18, 2015 11:05 AM EST Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic aired Saturday night (Jan. 17), with Yaya DeCosta portraying the iconic songstress and Arlen Escapeta playing her husband, R&B star Bobby Brown . Whitney Houston's Estate Releases Statement Ahead of Lifetime Biopic The controversial telepic --…

  15. Whitney Houston's Death 'Too Recent' to Show in Biopic, Actress Says

    January 16, 2015 6:57 PM EST Playing Whitney Houston is "daunting." That was the word Yaya DeCosta ( Lee Daniels' The Butler ) chose to describe her latest part, playing the seven-time Grammy winner in the eponymous Lifetime biopic, directed by Angela Bassett. Whitney Houston Biopic Premiere Not a Family…

  16. The Hollywood Reporter Teams With YouTube For 'THR Talks' at Sundance Film Festival

    January 16, 2015 4:36 PM EST Plus: YouTube sensation Hoodie Allen will open for Iggy Azalea at Sundance's Billboard Winterfest. The Hollywood Reporter and YouTube are joining forces at 2015's Sundance Film Festival for conversation-leading discussions on how digital media impacts film. Iggy Azalea to Headline…

  17. Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' at 40: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 16, 2015 11:15 AM EST If Bob Dylan 's 15th studio album must fit in a box, it's his confessional '70s-singer-songwriter record. Released on January 17, 1975 -- 40 years ago today -- Blood on the Tracks landed amid the dissolution of Dylan's marriage to his first wife, Sara, and with its…

  18. 'American Idol' Recap: Banjos, Accordions & 'Big Sexy' Rock Kansas City

    January 14, 2015 11:03 PM EST You know things are different on American Idol when a Golden ticket winner like Stephanie Gummelt references her love for Steve Perry , and we don't have Randy Jackson at the table to remind us all he played with him.  But viewers had a glimpse of the old days on Wednesday night's…

  19. Jazmine Sullivan on 'Reality Show' Return: 'I Just Felt Like I Had a Story to Share'

    January 13, 2015 5:35 PM EST There's a song on Jazmine Sullivan 's new album Reality Show called "Forever Don't Last." It's mostly just acoustic guitar and vocals, starting with an admission of defeat -- "I had high hopes for us, baby" -- and moving toward resigned acceptance, as…

  20. Flying Lotus Is Writing a Movie

    January 11, 2015 7:10 PM EST Flying Lotus is adding another line to his long résumé: screenwriter. The You're Dead! DJ-producer, label boss and  Billboard chart-topper is in the midst a new film project, he revealed recently on Twitter. The screenplay, currently underway, takes elements from his recent time in…

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