Cinema of the United States

  1. Disney 'Teen Beach Movie' Revives Girl Groups, Rockabilly & '60s Surf Rock

    July 16, 2013 7:05 AM EDT The Disney Channel is trying something new with its latest musical film, a period piece. "Teen Beach Movie," which premieres July 19, steps back in time to the 1962 world of surfers, greasers, the beginnings of Motown and the Beach B ...

  2. Backbeat: Oscar Music Nominees Gather at Pre-Awards Reception

    February 24, 2013 1:30 PM EST Oscar-nominated songwriters were honored Saturday. Back row, from left, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Walter Murphy and Paul Epworth; front row, Herbert Kretzmer, J. Ralph, Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri. LOS ANGELES -- Barbra Streis ...

  3. Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth Added to Music Mix at Oscars

    February 21, 2013 1:01 PM EST Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth will perform a special closing number, and past winners Jennifer Hudson, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones will join an all-star tribute to recent movie musicals at this Sunday's Academy A ...

  4. Owner of Jenni Rivera Plane Denies Drug Connections

    December 15, 2012 5:45 PM EST The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in drug trafficking and that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has dogged him for more than two decad ...

  5. Beka Tischker

    November 30, 2012 9:24 AM EST Producer/writer manager, Advanced Alternative Media (Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg) Supporting the Doctor For Beka Tischker, clients take first priority. Joining Advanced Alternative Media as a manager for producers and writers almost two years ago, T ...

  6. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  7. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Sandra Bernhard Light Up Billboard Touring Awards With Humility, Humor

    November 09, 2012 11:35 AM EST Humility is a quality that becomes a legend most, and Neil Diamond showed it in spades while accepting the Legend of Live award at Billboard's Touring Awards Thursday night, honoring his more than 45 years as a performer. Roger Waters, Bruc ...

  8. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  9. Danny Elfman Talks Tim Burton, 'Simpsons,' and Why He Found the Anvil Film 'Emotionally Wrenching'

    October 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT (L-R): Composer, Danny Elfman, Director, Sacha Gervasi, and Tim Appelo, Hollywood Reporter, Film Editor (Photo: Arnold Turner) Composer Danny Elfman finds deep inspiration when writing about tragedy. The character Jack Skellington's need to e ...

  10. Judd Apatow Talks Graham Parker's Acting, 'Freaks and Geeks,' His Neil Young Regret at Film TV Music Conf

    October 26, 2012 10:30 AM EDT (L-R): Mike Andrews, Musician, Graham Parker, Musician, Judd Apatow, Director/Writer/Producer, Manish Raval, Music Supervisor, Michael Penn (Photo: Arnold Turner) Judd Apatow is far better known for his comic chops than for his musical acumen - he ...

  11. Judd Apatow, Graham Parker Set for Film and TV Music Conference Panel

    October 16, 2012 3:18 PM EDT Writer-director Judd Apatow will participate in a panel discussion at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Con ...

  12. Danny Elfman to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference

    October 10, 2012 2:46 PM EDT Danny Elfman will receive the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Originally a New Wave rock star with the seminal band Oingo Boingo, Elfman was one of the first ro ...

  13. David Chase To Screen 'Not Fade Away' at Billboard THR Hollywood Film & TV Music Conference

    October 04, 2012 9:55 AM EDT David Chase's directorial debut, "Not Fade Away," will be screened as part of the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 23. Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conferen ...

  14. Backbeat: Carly Rae Jepsen Hangs With Cody Simpson, Scooter Braun, Interscope Execs At Album Launch Party

    September 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen signs autographs for fans outside the event. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Carly Rae Jepsen celebrated the release of Kiss last Thursday with family and industry friends at her West Hollywood release party. The paparazzi swarmed outside o ...

  15. Backbeat: The Killers Thrill NYC For 'American Express: Unstaged' Concert With Werner Herzog

    September 19, 2012 5:36 PM EDT Brandon Flowers of the Killers on stage at the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx. (Photo: Getty: Donald Bowers / American Express Unstaged) "Hello! We're The Killers , brought to you by way of fabulous Las Vegas. This one goes out to Planet ...

  16. Ron Howard to Direct Film of Jay-Z's 'Budweiser Made in America' Music Festival

    August 28, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have inked a deal to film Jay-Z's Budweiser Made in America music festival, which runs Sept. 1-2 in Philadelphia. Howard will direct the film, which Grazer will produce alongside Transl ...

  17. Janelle Monae Named the New Face of CoverGirl

    August 14, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Janelle Monáe is the latest gorgeous face to grace the glossies of CoverGirl's advertisement campaigns, joining the likes of P!nk, Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore, Sofia Vergara and Ellen DeGeneres. "I believe it's time that women trul ...

  18. Marvin Hamlisch Funeral Attended by Liza Minnelli, Bill Clinton, Sir Howard Stringer, Joe Torre, More

    August 14, 2012 3:34 PM EDT The flowers in the hearse were a tribute to Hamlisch's song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows." (Photo: Dan Rys) Celebrities and luminaries of all types congregated at the Temple Emanu-EL in Manhattan Tuesday (August 14) to pay the ...

  19. Mel Stuart, Directed 'Wattstax,' 'Willy Wonka', Dead at 83

    August 10, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Mel Stuart, who documented in soulful style the legendary Wattstax music festival and brought to life Roald Dahl's musical fantasy "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. ...

  20. Tyler Perry Protogee Tamela Mann Steps Up To The Plate

    August 09, 2012 6:50 PM EDT With a hit single now nearing the top of Billboard's Gospel Songs chart and a new album, "Best Days," due Aug. 14, actress Tamela Mann is watching her singing career shift onto higher ground. "It is my passion to put out music ...

  21. Marvin Hamlisch's Chart Legacy: From Liza Minnelli to the Wu-Tang Clan to 'Glee' and Beyond

    August 07, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Marvin Hamlisch, who died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 68, leaves behind a chart legacy on The Billboard Hot 100 that stretches over 45 years, from his first pop hit in 1965 to a pair of "A Chorus Line" remakes by the Glee Cast in 201 ...

  22. 40 Under 40: Mike Flynn

    August 02, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Mike Flynn Executive VP of A&R, Staff Producer, Epic Records Website: EpicRecords.com Twitter: @JustMikeFlynn An Artist's Advocate Mike Flynn is an A&R triple threat: a producer, executive and former artist. "My background allows ...

  23. Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98

    July 30, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural cau ...

  24. Madonna Dismisses Paris Backlash, Blames Issues On 'A Few Thugs'

    July 30, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Madonna's intimate performance at the Olympia club in Paris last Thursday (July 26) -- planned as a peace-making show after she insulted political figure Marine Le Pen during an earlier Paris performance -- drew boos and "refund!" c ...

  25. Actress Lupe Ontiveros, Star of Films 'Selena' and 'Zoot Suit,' dies at 69

    July 27, 2012 12:04 PM EDT Lupe Ontiveros, the Mexican American actress who appeared in "Selena" with Jennifer Lopez and who was one of the original cast members of the musical play "Zoot Suit," has died. She was 69. Ontiveros' son, Elias, said his ...

  26. Twitter 140: Page 9

    July 26, 2012 7:11 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Minya Oh Founder, MissInfo.TV @missinfo Dishing the inside word on all things hip-hop and R&B, Miss Info tweets a steady diet of new music, videos and other random goings-on around the industry and the Web, ...

  27. Indie Music Films Look For Help On Kickstarter

    July 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Nearly a year after actor-turned-filmmaker Colin Hanks funded a documentary about the demise of legendary retailer Tower Records through creative financing website Kickstarter, the director of another indie film chronicling Los Angeles' reiss ...

  28. David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today

    July 23, 2012 11:19 AM EDT When David Geffen allows the camera to be turned on him Nov. 20 for an American Masters documentary titled Inventing David Geffen , he will be described by friends, peers and adversaries as "passionate," "neurotic" and "gi ...

  29. SAG-AFTRA, Advertising Industry Postpone Commercials Negotiations

    July 23, 2012 10:51 AM EDT SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have agreed to postpone their previously-scheduled early negotiations of the union's commercials agreement, the union announced Saturday. The existing agreement remains in place through March 31, 2013. T ...

  30. Teen Choice Awards: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction, 'Twilight' Win Big

    July 23, 2012 8:10 AM EDT The Twilight Saga is gonna need a bigger garage. It was announced at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards that the supernatural franchise has won 41 surfboard-shaped trophies since 2008, including awards earned this year for the penultimate film insta ...

  31. Emmys 2012: 'The Voice' Scores, 'Glee' & 'Idol' Snubbed in Nominations

    July 19, 2012 12:21 PM EDT Nominations for the 64th Emmys were announced today, and noticeable among the long list of nods for "Mad Men," "Modern Family" and "American Horror Story" was a striking lack of nominations for "Glee," " ...

  32. Madonna Scraps Plans to Tour Australia

    July 18, 2012 9:53 AM EDT Madonna has scrapped plans to tour Australia for the first time in 20 years. Live Nation confirmed late Tuesday that the "MDNA" tour will wrap in South America in December. "That's all we can say," a spokesperson said, acc ...

  33. Taylor Swift Tops Justin Bieber On Forbes' 'Highest-Paid Under 30' List

    July 12, 2012 4:30 PM EDT An annual list of the 10 highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30 compiled by Forbes magazine has found that women really do run the world -- the world of entertainment, at least. Dominating the list are a number of chart-topping music sensati ...

  34. Trevor Rabin Honored at ASCAP Film & TV Awards by Bruckheimer, Yes' Anderson, Roasted by Turteltaub

    June 29, 2012 1:27 PM EDT From left: ASCAP CEO, John LoFrumento, ASCAP Henry Mancini Award winnerTrevor Rabin and President and Chairman, ASCAP, Paul Williams pose during the Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureG ...

  35. Jon Platt to Leave EMI Music Publishing

    June 26, 2012 4:37 PM EDT After 17 years, "Big" Jon Platt will be leaving EMI Music Publishing, a source close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz today. Reportedly he made the announcement to his staff this afternoon. Billboard Power 100: Jon Platt Over ...

  36. Rapper Kid Ink Makes Debut Splash

    June 21, 2012 6:50 PM EDT When Kid Ink first met his manager, DJ Ill Will, CEO of Tha Alumni Music Group, in June 2010, the Los Angeles producer/artist was simply "dabbling" in rapping. At the time, neither one had any idea that Ink's first album would make ...

  37. Exclusive: VH1 Classic, Rob Zombie To Host First-Ever Comic-Con Opening Party

    June 19, 2012 7:38 PM EDT Comic-Con International has played host to many a zombie in its 40-plus-year history, but Rob Zombie will make a special musical appearance when he hosts the first-ever official Comic-Con opening night attendee welcome party, "Dawn of the Con ...

  38. Sunset Strip Music Fest to Honor The Doors

    June 14, 2012 11:22 AM EDT CIRCA 1970 (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival will commemorate the career and legacy of iconic rock band the Doors, event organizers said Wednesday. Marilyn Manson is set to headline the outdoor street ...

  39. MTV Movie Awards Bring Sales Bumps For Black Keys, fun., Martin Solveig, Wiz Khalifa

    June 14, 2012 7:05 AM EDT The hold-your-right-arm look: The Black Keys' Patrick Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach flank actor Johnny Depp at the MTV Movie Awards June 3, where the trio performed two Black Keys songs. (Photo Courtesy: MTV) The MTV Movie Awards on June 3 s ...

  40. Usher to Recruit Digital Dancers For American Express Unstaged Performance

    May 31, 2012 11:44 AM EDT The Tupac Hologram Effect continues: without resurrecting legendary artists, R&B song-and-dance man Usher has some tricks up his sleeve in terms of crowd-pleasing, futuristic concert antics. The singer will use digital dancers to back him up d ...

  41. Backbeat: Rolfe Kent Receives Career Achievement Honor at BMI Film and TV Awards

    May 17, 2012 3:12 PM EDT BMI president and CEO Del Bryant, BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Rolfe Kent, and BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross pose during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards. (Photo: Randall Michelson/Wire Image) ...

  42. Backbeat: Chris Perez Charms Fans, Features New Music During Grammy Museum Showcase

    May 16, 2012 10:30 AM EDT (L-R): Drummer Robin Lopez, guitarist Chris Perez, manager Pete Salgado and vocalist Angel Ferrer take some time to mingle after the Chris Perez Project showcase at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on May 12. The band performed for about an hour as ...

  43. ABC Announces Two Country Music Shows 'Nashville,' 'Malibu Country' With Reba McEntire (Video)

    May 16, 2012 9:49 AM EDT The cast of ABC's new show "Nashville." After announcing the return of its TGIF franchise and moving soapy drama "Revenge" to Sundays as part of its 2012-13 schedule, ABC released trailers for its nine new series, which in ...

  44. Aaron Sorkin to Write 'Steve Jobs' Movie for Sony

    May 15, 2012 10:14 PM EDT It's official: Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind "The Social Network," "A Few Good Men" and TV's "The West Wing," has signed on to adapt Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson's biography on the ...

  45. Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland Music Director Mort Lindsey Dies At 89

    May 11, 2012 8:35 PM EDT Mort Lindsey, a composer and jazz pianist who was a music director for Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, has died. He was 89. His son, Trevor, told the Los Angeles Times that Lindsey died on May 4 at his home in Malibu. Lindsey was music director ...

  46. Backbeat: Eva Mendes, Regional Mexican Crooner Espinoza Paz Star in 'Girl in Progress'

    May 11, 2012 10:18 AM EDT (L-R) Regional Mexican star Espinoza Paz, actress Eva Mendes and Mexican comic Eugenio Derbez star in director Patricia Riggen's "Girl in Progress." The film, about a single mother raising a teenage daughter, hits theaters on May 11 ...

  47. Danny Elfman Discusses Film Scoring, Getting Along With Tim Burton, Johnny Depp the Thief

    May 10, 2012 11:54 AM EDT Oscar-nominated composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman hosted a Q&A session that was open to the public at the Warner Brothers Records building in Burbank, Calif. This event preceded the Dark Shadows premiere on May 11, which i ...

  48. A Look at Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Career in Video and Film, With the Beasties and Beyond

    May 04, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Both with and beyond the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch -- who died Friday (May 4) at the age of 47 -- made a name for himself in the world of documentary filmmaking, music videos and the business side of independent film. Yauch personal ...

  49. Dwight Yoakam Signs With Paradigm

    May 03, 2012 4:03 PM EDT Grammy winning singer-songwriter, actor, director and country music trailblazer Dwight Yoakam has signed with Paradigm for representation in all areas. Nashville-based agent Brian Hill will represent Yoakam for personal appearances. Dwight Yoakam ...

  50. Sundance London Opens With Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett Talking Music and Film

    April 26, 2012 8:32 PM EDT LONDON -- As screenwriter and best-selling novelist Nick Hornby put it, it is customary on opening nights to say that the guests of honor "need no introduction." But for the pre-amble of the first event of the inaugural Sundance London f ...

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