1. How James Van Der Beek's Diplo Spoof Became a Scripted TV Series

    January 05, 2017 9:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Anything that incites fervor is ripe for parody, so it's not surprising that the world of big-tent dance music has inspired its fair share of send-ups: try Andy Samberg's Saturday Night Live digital short , where the bass drops with such f ...

  2. Electric Guest Recruits Haim & Andy Samberg for 'Dear to Me' Video: Exclusive Premiere

    December 06, 2016 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 After debuting their long-awaited song "Dear to Me" after a two-year hiatus, Electric Guest have followed up their latest single with a new music video featuring Haim and even Andy Samberg -- and it's premiering exclusively on  Billbo ...

  3. The Lonely Island Share Profanity Masterclass 'F--- Off': Watch

    August 17, 2016 6:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 The guys who gave us “Dick In a Box” and “Jizz In My Pants” have a special new message: “F--- Off.”  The Lonely Island has shared the "F--- Off" musical scene which never made the final cut for the movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ...

  4. Teacher Suspended For Showing Class Lonely Island & Duck Sauce Videos

    July 21, 2016 11:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Let’s hear it for public education! According to CBC , a Vancouver high school substitute teacher recently got suspended five days for showing students a pair of music videos in a satire class. The two clips in question --  the Lonely Island ’s “I’m ...

  5. Andy Samberg is a Total 'Weirdo' in New 'Popstar' Rap Video: Watch

    May 27, 2016 9:58 PM EDT Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island 's new film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping hits theaters next week, but before then there's just one thing Samberg's character Conner4Real wants us to know: He's a weirdo.  Watch Andy Sambe ...

  6. The Lonely Island Guys on Why Their Bodies Are 'a Temple of Doom' and the Secret to Success

    The Lonely Island Guys on Why Their Bodies Are 'a Temple of Doom' and the Secret to Success

    May 26, 2016 9:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer talk to Billboard about their new movie 'Popstar' and who the "resident square" is in their group. Videos Akiva Schaffer Jorma Taccone Andy Samberg Brightcove ...

  7. Billboard Cover: The Lonely Island and Andy Samberg Make 'Spinal Tap' for the Viral Era With 'Popstar'

    May 26, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When you're the world's greatest joke-rap trio and you've just finished ­making a movie for Universal Pictures, there's only one way to cash in on the studio's ­goodwill: by rolling through The Wizarding World of Harry Potte ...

  8. Lonely Island Have High Hopes for 'Popstar' Soundtrack at NYC Premiere: 'We Always Expect to Go No. 1'

    May 25, 2016 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Through their digital shorts on Saturday Night Live and collaborations with various musicians and stars, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer’s The Lonely Island have established themselves as masters of modern music parody. It comes as no ...

  9. 'SNL': The Lonely Island Debuts New Digital Short 'Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)'

    May 22, 2016 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 "She said she wanted me to f--- her harder than the military f---ed Bin Laden." The Lonely Island is back with another viral hit. The comedy trio (composed of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) premiered their latest digital s ...

  10. Latest Trailer For The Lonely Island's 'Popstar' Shows Seal Getting Mauled By Wolves

    May 18, 2016 1:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Lonely Island 's upcoming mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping doesn't lack for pop star cameos, with unicorn handler P!nk and official Dogg Father Snoop Dogg attending to the needs of chart-topping blowhard Conner (Andy Sam ...

  11. Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016: The Lonely Island Reveal Their Favorite Latin Song

    Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016: The Lonely Island Reveal Their Favorite Latin Song

    April 29, 2016 12:02 PM EDT 6 0 0 Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone  stopped by the backstage area to talk about their new feature film 'Popstar' due in theaters June 3. Get more details about the show at Telemundo . The Lonely Island , Andy Samberg , Billboar ...

  12. Katy Perry, Beyonce, Jay Z & More: Musicians Nominated for 2015 Emmy Awards

    July 16, 2015 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2015 Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced on Thursday morning (July 16), and amid the many television stars nominated, there were some very familiar names to music fans. Katy Perry Nominated for an Emmy for Super Bowl Halftime Performance B ...

  13. SundanceTV Greenlights New Series 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter'

    May 19, 2015 1:00 PM EDT SundanceTV said Tuesday that it has greenlighted a new original nonfiction series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter , produced in partnership with THR. The series will be comprised of 14 hourlong episodes, with the first seven episodes beginni ...

  14. The Lonely Island Begins Production on Comedy About Boy Band Reunion

    May 14, 2015 9:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, also known as The Lonely Island , have begun production on their untitled musical that Judd Apatow is producing for Universal. The trio are starring in the feature, while Schaffer and Taccone direct. A ...

  15. Andy Samberg to Host the 2015 Emmys

    March 12, 2015 5:23 PM EDT 2.214 k 88 0 The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" & Lonely Island star will emcee the Sept. 20 telecast on Fox. Fox and the TV Academy's choice for this year's Emmy host is Andy Samberg . The actor and comedian, star of the network's Broo ...

  16. Andy Samberg: The Billboard Shoot

    Andy Samberg: The Billboard Shoot

    February 20, 2015 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 The funnyman about his Oscar snub and why he really shouldn't be considered a musician. Videos Andy Samberg ...

  17. Babyface Left a Piano in Andy Samberg's New Office

    September 26, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Andy Samberg stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers yesterday to talk about his longstanding comedy group The Lonely Island . They recently moved into a "mindblowingly awesome" new office in L.A., which also happens to be the former offi ...

  18. The Secrets Behind 'Dick in a Box' & More: Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake on the Viral Hits of 'SNL'

    September 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an exclusive excerpt from the newly updated  Saturday Night Live  book  Live From New York , Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg and other key players break down two of the most iconic musical moments in the show’s history. 'LAZY SUNDAY' Th ...

  19. Chart Moves: Idina Menzel's Remixed 'Go' Tops Dance Club Songs; Lil Wayne Extends Record

    June 06, 2014 4:26 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris ...

  20. ‘SNL’ Season Finale Recap: Jay Z & Solange Fight Mocked, St. Vincent Rocks New Songs

    May 18, 2014 11:11 AM EDT ‘SNL’ Season Finale: Jay Z/Solange Fight Mocked, St. Vincent Rocks “Saturday Night Live” didn’t waste any time in addressing the Met Gala elevator fight between Jay Z and Solange during the show’s season finale on May 14. “SNL” kicked off the last ...

  21. St. Vincent, Andy Samberg 'SNL' Season Finale Promos: Watch

    May 15, 2014 6:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 As reported last month, St. Vincent will be the musical guest on the 'Saturday Night Live' season finale that airs this weekend on May 17. The episode will be hosted by SNL-alum Andy Samberg. Thursday the late night comedy show released fo ...

  22. The Black Keys Rock ‘Saturday Night Live’ With New Songs 'Fever' and 'Bullet In the Brain'

    May 11, 2014 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blues-rock duo the Black Keys returned to “Saturday Night Live” on May 10 to preview new tunes from its eighth studio album, “Turn Blue,” due May 13 on Nonesuch Records. Black Keys Announce Turn Blue World Tour Backed by an organist and bass player, ...

  23. Film/TV Briefs: Tunstall to Headline BMI Snow Ball; Fox Docks at Lonely Island; Dr. Luke Taps Film-TV Exec; ‘Live From Daryl’s House’ Returns

    January 13, 2014 4:31 PM EST -- KT Tunstall , film composers Craig Werden and Mark Orton , and Kris Orlowski will perform at BMI’s Snow Ball at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The event will be held Jan. 22 at the Sundance House.   Tunstall’s most recent release is “Invis ...

  24. Justin Timberlake: What He Did in the Six Years Between 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' and 'Suit & Tie'

    January 14, 2013 12:09 PM EST ,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's sophomore solo album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds,' the pop superst ...

  25. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST 0 0 0 As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the Septembe ...

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  27. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel's Wedding Playlist

    October 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel married this week at a top-secret ceremony in southern Italy, taking the next step in their five-year relationship after a 10-month engagement. Stars like Andy Samberg, Timbaland and "7th Heaven's" B ...

  28. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Marry in Italy

    October 19, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding took place in Italy this week, following a 10-month engagement and five year relationship. "It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by ou ...

  29. Music's Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011

    December 21, 2011 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Rebecca Black was to viral videos in 2011 what Adele was to the music world at large this year: The lady of the hour. Black's "Friday" hit very early in the year and kept the Internet a-chattering throughout 2011. Her fellow viral sta ...

  30. Emmys: Lonely Island Deliver Bolton & Body Doubles

    September 19, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island bros added a touch of silliness to an otherwise civilized and humble (oh, Charlie Sheen) Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday night. Betwixt "Modern Family" and "Downton Abbey" (Masterpiece Theater is st ...

  31. Lady Gaga Has 'Threeway' With Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg on 'SNL' Finale

    May 22, 2011 2:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 On tonight's powerhouse "Saturday Night Live" season finale, viewers saw the comedienne in Lady Gaga . The Mother Monster not only performed "Born This Way," "The Edge of Glory" and "Judas" on the show, s ...

  32. Lonely Island Sets Sail at No. 3 on Billboard 200, Adele Still No. 1

    May 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Adele 's "21" claims an eighth week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart -- the longest reign of any album since early 2009 -- the Lonely Island 's "Turtleneck & Chain" laughs its way to a No. 3 arrival on the ...

  33. Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 17, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hi Gary, I love the new Lonely Island and Michael Bolton "Saturday Night Live" digital short and viral hit, "Jack Sparrow." [ Language in video below not appropriate for all audiences ]. The song got me to thinking about other od ...

  34. Lonely Island's 'Turtleneck' and 'Matthew Morrison': The Fans Weigh In

    May 13, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 When the Lonely Island's "Turtleneck and Chain" and Matthew Morrison's self-titled debut hit stores this week, Billboard.com offered our Twitter-length track-by-track reviews of each album, then we asked fans of the comedy trio a ...

  35. The Lonely Island 'Turtleneck and Chain': Track-By-Track Review

    May 10, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fueled by wildly popular "Saturday Night Live" Digital Shorts gone viral, aided by superstar friends like Justin Timberlake and Nicki Minaj , and anchored by a comedy heart-throb: This is how one does comedy songs in the year 2011. On the ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Arcade Fire Duets With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest, Drake Plays Bar Mitzvah

    May 09, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011: Arcade Fire Duet With Cyndi Lauper; The Strokes, Wilco, Lauryn Hill & More In addition to the more traditional jazz artists that dominated ...

  37. Michael Bolton Makes Waves on 'SNL' With Lonely Island's 'Jack Sparrow'

    May 08, 2011 10:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 UK electro-pop songstress Ellie Goulding may have been the musical guest on last night's (May 7) "Saturday Night Live," but Michael Bolton stole the show. Appearing in the SNL Digital Short "Jack Sparrow" alongside the Lonel ...

  38. Lady Gaga Leads MTV's O Music Award Nominations

    April 05, 2011 8:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga and Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator lead MTV's newly inaugurated O Music Awards with three nominations each. MTV announced Tuesday the categories and nominees for its new web-based awards show, a celebration of digital music. Ca ...

  39. Justin Timberlake Hooks Up in 'Friends with Benefits' Trailer

    March 17, 2011 4:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 After impressing in a supporting role in the Best Picture-nominated "The Social Network," Justin Timberlake returns to the big screen as the lead opposite Mila Kunis in the new romantic comedy "Friends with Benefits." A new trail ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Exclusive First Look at Taylor Swift on 'Phineas & Ferb,' Gaga Reveals Song Titles

    February 10, 2011 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Exclusive First Look: Taylor Swift to Appear on Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' Show As pictured in Billboard.com's exclusive first look photo, Taylor Swi ...

  41. Justin Bieber Tempts 'Church Lady' on 'SNL,' Linkin Park Performs

    February 06, 2011 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 L inkin Park may have been last night's (Feb. 5) musical guest on "Saturday Night Live," but a certain promo-happy pop star dropped by just for the antics. Justin Bieber tempted host Dana Carvey's signature "Church Lady" ...

  42. Cee Lo Flaunts His Acting Chops on 'SNL'

    January 16, 2011 1:57 PM EST 0 0 0 On last night's "Saturday Night Live," musical guest Cee Lo Green didn't just perform two songs from his 2010 "The Lady Killer." The rapper/crooner also showed off his acting chops, much to our delight . After appearing ...

  43. Bruno Mars Maneuvers to Top of Hot 100

    December 29, 2010 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars becomes the first male act in over 13 years to take his first two charting radio singles as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released Thursday (Dec. 30), as "Grenade" diffuses Katy Perry 's three-week ...

  44. Weekly Chart Notes: Michael Jackson, Lonely Island, Reba McEntire

    December 23, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RETURN OF THE KING: The late King of Pop makes a triumphant return to Billboard's charts. While "Michael" arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 behind Taylor Swift 's "Speak Now" (2-1) and Susan Boyle 's "The ...

  45. Watch: Diddy Grinds With Robert DeNiro on 'SNL'

    December 06, 2010 11:53 AM EST 0 0 0 While Diddy 's latest project Diddy-Dirty Money tore it up on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend with performances of "Ass on the Floor" and "Coming Home," Mr. Combs' homerun was his sketch with Andy Samberg a ...

  46. Arcade Fire Dances Away Evil on 'SNL'

    November 15, 2010 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 A rcade Fire has a track record for taking a political stand, campaigning for President Obama in 2008 and continually donating to the worldwide health care foundation Partners in Health. But this past weekend on "Saturday Night Live," the ...

  47. Rihanna Rocks 'SNL' with 'Shy Ronnie' Video, Performances

    November 01, 2010 11:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna owned the stage at "Saturday Night Live" this weekend (Oct. 30), performing two songs from her upcoming album "Loud." The singer also made a splash in the second "Shy Ronnie" digital short with Andy Samberg, th ...

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