Cinema of the United States

  1. Teens' Music Choices Unlocked

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new study by Emory University, published in the new issue of NeuroImage, sheds light on how teen behavior can impact the music they discover and share . Kids aged 12 to 17 were asked to rate a song based on how much they liked it. Later, they we ...

  2. Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z Among Kids' Choice Award Winners

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry, wearing a bright blue wig and skintight flowery dress, was blasted with slime when presenting the favorite movie actress trophy to Miley Cyrus at Saturday's 23rd annual shenanigan-packed Nickelodeon spectacle inside UCLA's Pa ...

  3. Bingham, Burnett, Giacchino Win Oscars

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett from the movie "Crazy Heart" was named best original song and Michael Giacchino won for best original score for “Up” at the 82nd annual Academy Awards Sunday ni ...

  4. Oscar-nominated Song Performances Cut From Show

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Some of Oscar's most memorable moments have come during performances of nominated songs. Among them: rap group Three 6 Mafia surrounded by streetwalkers as they performed "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from "Hustle & ...

  5. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michelle, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Mia ...

  6. Oscars: Nominees React

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Randy Newman leads the nominees in the music categories for the 82nd annual Academy Awards, thanks to his two nominees in the original song category for his contributions to the soundtrack for Disney's "The Princess and the Frog." N ...

  7. 'Glee' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Freshman show "Glee" won top TV honors at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 17), taking home the award for best musical or comedy television series over such veteran shows as "The Office," "30 Rock" and ...

  8. Madonna Gives $250K To Haiti, Asks Others To Match

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madonna says she has donated a $250,000 to help the people of Haiti — and she is urging her fans and friends to do the same. The pop queen said Friday in a statement that her prayers are with the people of Haiti. She says she donated to Partners I ...

  9. Jay-Z, Beyonce Named Top-Earning Couple

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Beyonce earned $122 million together between June 2008 and June 2009, more than any other couple -- married or unmarried -- in entertainment. The list makers at Forbes are at it again, this time determining Hollywood's top-earning c ...

  10. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Lands In National Film Registry

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has made it into the National Film Registry. The late performer's 1983 video "Thriller" is among the 25 motion pictures that have been selected this year for preservation by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. ...

  11. 50 Cent, Kilmer Shooting 'Gun'

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cent and Val Kilmer are set to star in "Gun," a drama set in the world of illegal drug dealing. The indie project, based on an original story by 50 Cent, starts shooting soon in Grand Rapids, Mich., with Jessy Terrero ("Soul Plan ...

  12. George Strait Set For 'Pure Country' Sequel

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Country music A-lister George Strait will star in a follow-up to his 1992 film "Pure Country" for Warner Bros. "A Pure Country Gift" is directed by Chris Cain, who also helmed the first film. He co-wrote the new screenplay with ...

  13. Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna 's Sticky & Sweet tour was the big winner at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Awards, taking home honors for Top Tour and Top Draw, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively. Mad ...

  14. Michael Jackson Has Earned $72 Million Since Death

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even before the "This Is It" opening, Michael Jackson had earned $90 million in the past year, with most of it coming since his death five months ago. That sizable sum put him third on the Forbes list of dead celebrities making the most ...

  15. Toby Keith, Wyclef Jean To Play Nobel Concert

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith and his wife, the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will co-host this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo featuring Wyclef Jean, Toby Keith and Donna Summer, organizers said Wednesday. The Dec. 11 show - a day after the award ceremo ...

  16. 1 Dead, 75 Injured In Canada Stage Collapse

    August 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers on Sunday canceled the closing day of a country music festival in central Alberta a day after a fierce thunderstorm caused an outdoor stage to collapse, killing one person and injuring about 75 others. Thousands of fans were camped out ...

  17. Sears Casts Disney's Gomez In Back-to-School Push

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Actress/singer Selena Gomez, the 17-year-old star of the Disney Channel TV series Wizards of Waverly Place, is featured in a Sears back-to-school campaign that invites kids to participate in the “Sears Air Band Casting Call” for a chance to perfor ...

  18. Concert Tour Of "Star Wars" To Kick Off In October

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A concert version of "Star Wars," featuring a live symphony orchestra, huge screens, film clips and a traveling exhibit, will kick off a North American tour in October with plans to go global in 2010. "Star Wars: In Concert" is ...

  19. Madonna Visits Workers Injured In French Stage collapse

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna visited on Sunday workers injured while building a stage for her concert in southern France, as well as meeting the family of one of two workers killed in the accident. A French worker was killed on the spot on Thursday when part of the ro ...

  20. Second Man Dies After Madonna Show Stage Collapse

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A British worker died in hospital after he was injured in the collapse of a stage that was being built for a Madonna concert in the southern French city of Marseille, authorities said on Friday. A French worker was killed on the spot when the stag ...

  21. New Crew For 'Camp Rock 2'

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato are headed back to Camp Rock, but the sequel to last year's top-rated cable telecast will feature a new director and writer, not to mention a plot that borrows from Shakespeare. "Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam&q ...

  22. Five Million 'Dirty Dancing' In Theaters Worldwide

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The musical "Dirty Dancing - the Classic Story on Stage" has now surpassed five million ticket sales around the world, according to the producers. Since opening in Sydney in 2004, the show has toured 13 cities across three continents, in ...

  23. Townshend, Newman, Post Honored At BMI Film/TV Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pete Townshend, composer David Newman and composer Mike Post were among those who received high honors and awards at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards, held tonight (May 20) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was co- ...

  24. Martin Scorsese To Direct Frank Sinatra Movie

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese will direct the big screen movie about the colorful life of entertainment legend Frank Sinatra, who legions of fans called Ol' Blue Eyes, Universal Pictures announced. Casting has yet to be announced for ...

  25. Composer Carter Burwell To Receive ASCAP Honor

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Composer Carter Burwell will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement at the 24th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, which will be held May 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Burwell has scored more than ...

  26. NARM To Honor Hall And Oates At Confab

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will honor legendary musical artists Daryl Hall and John Oates with the chairman's award for sustained creative achievement at the organization's annual convention, to be held Ju ...

  27. Don Omar Is Leaping Into The Future With 'IDON'

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Long before William Omar Landrón even imagined winning a role in a major Hollywood movie, he had already won a fan in actor Vin Diesel. Diesel got hooked on "Bandoleros," a gritty rap track with acoustic guitar that Landrón recorded as D ...

  28. Mary J. Blige To Star In Tyler Perry Movie

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige is set to star in Tyler Perry’s forthcoming Lionsgate film, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” Scheduled for nationwide release September 11, 2009, the film also stars Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson. Based on Perry’s stage play of ...

  29. Metropolitan Talent To Cut Staff

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of industry speculation regarding the future of Metropolitan Talent and rumored cash flow problems, senior management at the company - co-CEO's John Scher and Al Cafaro, and CFO Errol Antzis - now say they will lay off and furloug ...

  30. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  31. Madonna Tops 2009 Music Money Makers List

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in the music business, a quick look at the top Moneymakers for 2009 should hammer the point home. Regardless of genre, retail sales or radio play, each of the 20 acts on Billboard's M ...

  32. 'Juno,' 'Dark Night,' 'Wall-E' Win Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.& ...

  33. Junos Return To St Johns

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Canada's Juno Awards will head to St.John's, Newfoundland, in 2010 based on what the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences called a "combination of solid commitments from the municipal, provincial and federal governments.& ...

  34. Ludacris Headlines 'Hip Hop 101' Concert

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST In celebration of Black History Month, rapper/actor Ludacris is set to headline Hip-Hop 101. The Feb. 21 concert is being staged at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Among other acts slated to join Ludacris on the bill are fellow rapper Common, singer ...

  35. Knowles, Keys, Hudson Grab Music, Film Image Noms

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson are all multitasking for the NAACP Image Awards, earning nominations Wednesday in both music and film categories. Knowles, Keys and Hudson are competing against one another for outstanding female mu ...

  36. Jazz Pianist, Singer Page Cavanaugh Dies

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jazz pianist and singer Page Cavanaugh, whose popular trio in the 1940s and 1950s played in motion pictures and on Frank Sinatra's radio show, has died at 86. Cavanaugh died of kidney failure Dec. 19 at a nursing home in San Fernando Valley, ...

  37. Springsteen, Beyonce Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce Knowles and Clint Eastwood are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best orig ...

  38. Madonna Postpones Concert In Buenos Aires

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna has postponed the first of four shows in Argentina. Representatives of River Plate Stadium say they have postponed the pop star's opening concert at the request of the production company. She will still perform as scheduled in Buenos ...

  39. Madonna Tour Grosses $91.5 Million In North America

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna wraps the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour tonight in front of 50,000 people at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The 28 dates in North America have grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, according to tour pr ...

  40. Artist Guy Peellaert Dies

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artist, photographer and illustrator Guy Peellaert, who designed covers for the David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, died Monday at age 74, according to the Telegraph UK . The Brussels-born artist, who created posters for a number of top films, inc ...

  41. Panel Tackles Tour Sponsorship Strategies

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Corporate sponsorships continue to play an important role in the touring industry as various companies partner with artists to reach potential consumers. In 2008, approximately $1.04 billion will be spent on live music sponsorship, according to IE ...

  42. Video Games, Commercials And Keynotes Take Stage As F&TV Conference Closes

    November 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Panel: Shoot Presents Music For Commercials And Beyond Harvesting creativity in the right fashion was the topic of the second day of the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music conference, on the "Shoot Presents Music For Commerc ...

  43. F&TV Panel Reveals Music Selection Strategies

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST The first step to finding music for a new film is "to find who the key music decision makers are -- the directs or producers," according to GTM music supervisor Maureen Crowe, who spoke today (Nov. 14) at the Billboard/The Hollywood Repo ...

  44. Film And TV Confab Runs The Gamut

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Day one of the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Thursday covered a wide range of topics including composition and breaking into the industry. For adults, creating and scoring a realistic television show about teenag ...

  45. Singer Jennifer Hudson's Mom, Brother Found Dead

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The mother and brother of Jennifer Hudson were found shot dead Friday at a South Side home, and police were seeking a missing child who is the nephew of the singer and Oscar-winning actress. "We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigat ...

  46. Lifetime Honor For Badalamenti At World Soundtrack Awards

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Hollywood film composers James Newton Howard and Angelo Badalamenti were among those honored at the World Soundtrack Awards, held in association with the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. But they and fellow composers at the event expressed ...

  47. Aronofsky, Mansell To Speak At Billboard Film/TV Music Conference

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Director Darren Aronofsky and composer Clint Mansell will speak about their award-winning film "The Wrestler" at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film/TV Music conference, to be held Nov. 13-14 at the Hotel Sofitel in Los Angeles. The pa ...

  48. Lyric Street Launches Sister Imprint Carolwood Records

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eleven-year old Lyric Street Records, home to Rascal Flatts and Bucky Covington, among others, is launching a sister imprint, Carolwood Records. Carolwood will be overseen by Kevin Herring, current Lyric Street Records VP of promotion. National du ...

  49. 6 Questions With Brian Tyler, Composer 'Eagle Eye'

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Take a little Alfred Hitchcock, mix in some Steven Spielberg, and add a killer (literally) car chase scene and what do you get? The Sept. 26 release "Eagle Eye," starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan in a big brother-esque thriller ...

  50. Madonna's Buenos Aires Stop Sells Out In Three Hours

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three hours and one day of presale was all it took for Madonna's Dec. 6 stop in Buenos Aires, at the River Plate Stadium, to sell-out 70,000 tickets. The show is part of her "Sticky & Sweet Tour." The one-day presale, offered to ...

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