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  1. George Lopez to Host Playboy Jazz Festival

    February 28, 2013 10:15 PM EST When the Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on June 15-16, it will welcome a new master of ceremonies: George Lopez. Joining the Grammy-nominated comedian and actor will be a lineup that includes newly minted Grammy winner Robert ...

  2. Backbeat: Bill Cosby Helms His Last Playboy Jazz Festival

    June 18, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Hugh Hefner, who just celebrated his 86th birthday, answers questions backstage. (Photo: Gail Mitchell) Wearing a white shirt emblazoned with the phrases "30 ½ years" on the back and "thank you" on the sleeves, comedian Bill Co ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Robert Greenblatt

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 34 Robert Greenblatt President NBC Entertainment Twitter: @NBC Using Music To Revive A Network... Getting NBC out of the ratings cellar among the big four networks was the task assigned to Robert Greenblatt when he moved over from Showtime and ...

  4. Verve Music Group, 20th Century Fox TV Partner for 'Playboy Club' Downloads

    September 21, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of the short-lived drama American Dreams (2002 - 2005) and looking to replicate the screen-to-iPod sales savvy of Glee, Universal Music's Verve Music Group has partnered with 20th Century Fox Television and iTunes t ...

  5. Javier Colon, Raphael Saadiq, Colbie Caillat Join 'The Playboy Club'

    September 15, 2011 6:37 PM EDT Add the winner of NBC's "The Voice" to the list of contemporary musical acts portraying stars of the late 1950s and early '60s on NBC's "The Playboy Club." Javier Colon will portray Ray Charles in an upcoming epi ...

  6. Roots Discuss New Album; Hefner Talks Music at Playboy Jazz Fest

    June 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT "The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making their festival deb ...

  7. NBC Announces Musical Mondays For Fall Line-Up

    May 16, 2011 7:20 AM EDT NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music wi ...

  8. Playboy Enterprises Sues Drake: Report

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Playboy Enterprises is reportedly suing Drake over the sampling of a track on "Best I Ever Had." According to Rap Radar, the lawsuit accuses Drake, Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group of Copyright Infringement. The documents are ...

  9. On iTunes, Sex Doesn't Sell?

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a winter purge in which it rid its iTunes store of apps with sexual or other material deemed racy, is Apple lightening up? Given Apple’s supposed nudity ban, some were surprised to see the June iPhone/iPad version of GQ ($4.99 per issue) wit ...

  10. Chick Corea, George Benson Line Up For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Chick Corea Freedom Band, George Benson and the Manhattan Transfer are among the headliners for the 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the annual festival will be held June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Serving onc ...

  11. Hancock, Jarreau Top 2008 Playboy Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. The festival lineup, which includes Al Jarreau, Tower of Power, Keb' Mo', the James Moody Quartet, Roy Hargrove Big Band and first-time Playb ...

  12. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Holding court once again at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the two-day festival (June ...

  13. Cosby, Costello Set For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Costello to perform with New Orleans icon Toussaint. Bill Cosby returns as host of the 28th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, taking place June 17 and 18 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Marking his 24th season as master of ceremonies, Cosby will ...

  14. Playboy, Columbia House Forge Agreement

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers direct-response DVD distribution. Playboy Entertainment Group and the Columbia House Co. have signed a direct-response distribution agreement for Playboy Home Entertainment's DVD titles. The three-year deal will see Columbia House ...