Ellen DeGeneres

  1. Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

    May 28, 2014 7:09 PM EDT Forbes released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women on Wednesday, and this year's ranking is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet in the American political sphere, former first lady Hillary Clinton clocks in ...

  2. Morning Fix: 'Frozen''s 'Let It Go' Wins Best Song Oscar; Martin Bandier on Oscars' 'Dumb Rule' (Q&A); Pharrell's 'Happy' Breaks Records; Ellen's Selfie Sets Twitter Record

    March 03, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE 'FROZEN''S 'LET IT GO' WINS BEST SONG OSCAR, GIVES ROBERT LOPEZ THE EGOT Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Em ...

  3. Beats Music: What Works and What Doesn’t

    January 21, 2014 4:15 PM EST The basic premise of Beats Music, which officially launched today, is that it’s the same as its many competitors‑‑see Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker, Rdio, Sony Music Unlimited, Xbox Music, Muve, Google Music and, likely later this year, Deezer and ...

  4. Chart Moves: Interscope Replaces Itself at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Ellen DeGeneres' Debuts in Top 40

    November 21, 2013 7:57 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Lady Gaga replaced her labelmate Eminem atop the list as “ARTPOP” debuted at No. 1 with 258,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" fell to No. 2 w ...

  5. Johnny Wright, Tom Corson on Making Justin Timberlake the Year's Best-Selling Artist (Q&A)

    October 09, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Johnny Wright estimates he was the first partner of Justin Timberlake to learn that his star management client had finally recorded new music, in mid-2012. Gary Tobey, CEO of Target’s media buying firm Haworth, was “probably the third or fourt ...

  6. PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video Hits 1 Billion Views, Unprecedented Milestone

    December 21, 2012 10:05 AM EST PSYs "Gangnam Style" has just become the first video in the history of the Internet to reach and surpass one billion views. This morning (Dec. 21), Psy's mega-hit reached this unprecedented milestone just 27 days after surpassing Ju ...

  7. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  8. Chart Moves: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Debuts on Hot 100 Chart

    September 14, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Hot 100 As previously reported , Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, marking the longest reign for a country song in almost 32 years. Swift also scores the chart&# ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 'American Idol' at Crossroads Following Steven Tyler's Exit

    July 13, 2012 8:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" is on the brink of an adolescent identity crisis. Judge Steven Tyler is leaving and taking his naughty rock star vibe with him, fellow judge Jennifer Lopez is dithering about staying put, and ratings f ...

  11. Steven Tyler Quits 'American Idol'

    July 12, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol" after a two-season run as judge, Fox announced today (July 12). "After some long, hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' befo ...

  12. American Idol's Jessica Sanchez Signs With Interscope, Kellie Pickler Released By Sony Nashville

    June 29, 2012 12:16 PM EDT Today finds one American Idol alum with a new record deal -- and another dropped. While recent runner-up Jessica Sanchez lands at mentor Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records, country cutie Kellie Pickler has parted ways with Sony Nashville. It c ...

  13. 'Call Me Maybe' Tops the Hot 100

    June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen, calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song together today. Over the phone." This is Jepsen's ...

  14. Wisin Y Yandel's Global Strategy: Reggaeton Around the World

    June 20, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Reggaetón is a realm populated by duos: Alexis y Fido, Zion y Lennox, Jowell y Randy, RKM y Ken-Y. A decade ago, the field was even more crowded, with dozens of duos, many now defunct. Among them all, none has withstood the test of time like Wisin ...

  15. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  16. 7 Reasons Fox Hasn’t Signed An 'Idol' Judge

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell declared he's leaving "American Idol" back in January. Now it's a few weeks before the "Idol" judging panel goes before the cameras on the show's audition trail, and there's still no replacement ...

  17. Fox Couldn't Talk DeGeneres Into Staying On 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ellen DeGeneres couldn't be talked into staying with "American Idol," a Fox executive said Monday, creating a second opening for change in the show's 10th season. Who will fill her judge's chair and the one vacated by Simo ...

  18. Kara DioGuardi Reportedly Out At 'American Idol,' Steven Tyler Rumored As Replacement

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kara DioGuardi is following Ellen DeGeneres out of "American Idol," according to reports. TMZ says "Idol" producers have chosen not to renew DioGuardi's contract and will return to a "three-judge format," with Ae ...

  19. Jennifer Lopez to Join 'American Idol' As Judge: Report

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, according to a report by Deadline Hollywood. If true, Lopez would be replacing Ellen DeGeneres, who announced her departure from the panel on Thursday afternoon (July 29). ...

  20. Ellen DeGeneres Leaves 'American Idol'

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ellen DeGeneres is leaving Fox's "American Idol." As previously reported, Fox has been looking to shake-up the "Idol" format, including potentially ditching current judges and bringing back producer Nigel Lythgoe, as well ...

  21. Ellen DeGeneres Starts Label, Signs YouTube Kid

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host and "American Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres is setting up her own record label with plans to find and sign up new artists. DeGeneres, who joined "American Idol" in January, will announce on "The Ellen DeGenere ...

  22. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Janet Jackson, David Guetta and more

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 6. Bret Michaels Back in Hospital Poison singer Bret Michaels, who just recovered from a brain hemmorhage, has returned to the hospital after suffering a 'warning stroke.' 14. Janet Jackson New H ...

  23. Web Trends: Yo Gabba Gabba Live, Avenged Sevenfold, Ke$ha and More

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. Yo Gabba Gabba Live DJ Lance Rock and the cast of Nick Jr. show "Yo Gabba Gabba!" will begin a 60 city North American tour on August 27 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. Youtub ...

  24. Web Trends: ACL, The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes, M.I.A. and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 4. ACL 2010 Lineup 5. Austin City Limits 2010 The 2010 Austin City Limits line-up has been unveiled and will feature performances from The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. and others. Youtube Mu ...

  25. Web Trends: Nashville Rising, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and More

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Lena Horne Funeral Legendary actress and jazz singer Lena Horne, known for hits like "Stormy Weather," died on Sunday in New York at the age of 92. 7. Nashville Rising "Nashville Rising" is benefit ...

  26. Web Trends: World of Dance, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 11. World of Dance A dance performance of Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" on the World of Dance tour is stirring the Web. 17. 12 Year Old Sings Lady Gaga A sixth grader named Greyson Michael Chanc ...

  27. 'Idol' Judges Admire Unique Female Semifinalists

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" semifinalist Lilly Scott is right where she belongs. The 20-year-old singer from Denver was among a handful of unique crooners who impressed the Fox singing contest's judges Tuesday (Feb. 23). The platinum-haired s ...

  28. 'Ellen DeGeneres' re-ups on NBC stations

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Looks like Ellen DeGeneres won't be replacing Oprah Winfrey on ABC stations anytime soon. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has renewed Telepictures' "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for three additional seasons on the ow ...

  29. Ellen DeGeneres Debuts As 'American Idol' Judge

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her debut as the new "American Idol" judge in impressive fashion on Tuesday night (Feb. 9), bringing a healthy dose of honest critiques and well-timed punchlines to the first night of Hollywood auditions. Befor ...

  30. 'American Idol' Returns, But How Long Can It Last?

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings juggernaut "American Idol" returns next week for a ninth season with comedian Ellen DeGeneres joining the judging panel but a big question mark hanging over the future of the show's biggest star -- Simon Cowell. Despite s ...

  31. Ellen DeGeneres To Judge On 'American Idol'

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will replace Paula Abdul on "American Idol," she and the network announced on Wednesday. DeGeneres made the announcement on her syndicated talk show; the video was then posted on her Web site. Fox made the ...

  32. Spears Twitpic Account Hacked

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have broadcast bogus information about celebrities including Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres after breaking into their Twitpic accounts. The Internet messaging system shut down part of its service after the hacking was discovered Sunday ...