1. Rihanna Bears Her Fangs for Fake 'MoonQuake Lake' Trailer: Watch

    December 15, 2014 5:15 AM EST Rihanna sure didn’t score any critical praise for her performance in Battleship , but she should earn some giggles for her latest acting stint.  The pop singer appears in the trailer for MoonQuake Lake , playing a reptilian character opposite th ...

  2. Exclusive: Guy Oseary, Ashton Kutcher's Tech Fund A-Grade Valued at $150 Million

    October 17, 2014 8:00 AM EDT A-Grade Investments, a venture capital fund founded in 2010 by Guy Oseary , Ashton Kutcher and Ron Burkle , has a new valuation: $150 million, as Billboard announces in a new cover story detailing Oseary's new management consortium Maverick ...

  3. President Obama Talks Tech, Election With Industry Players at Live Nation CEO's House

    July 25, 2014 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 An assortment of entertainment industry executives and business leaders, as well as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis , attended a roundtable discussion Thursday morning with President Barack Obama at the Mandeville Canyon home of Live Nation CEO Michae ...

  4. Scooter Braun, Guy Oseary and Troy Carter Bet Big on Dirty Laundry

    January 24, 2014 2:04 PM EST Washio, a mobile app for laundry and dry-cleaning, has nabbed $2.25 million in seed funding from Hollywood investors including Troy Carter and A-Grade Investment's Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle. Hollywood has found a solution for its dirty laundr ...

  5. Miley Cyrus Opens-Up On 'Racist' VMA Criticism, Censorship & Double-Standards

    September 25, 2013 5:23 AM EDT Miley Cyrus is still talking about the twerking VMA performance that launched a thousand complaints. This time, she lashes out at critics who think her performance was racist or a "minstrel show," in which she used her black dancers as ...

  6. Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher’s A-GRade Receives $100 Million Valuation

    May 01, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Guy Oseary’s A-GRade, a fund he launched in partnership with Ashton Kutcher and billionaire Ron Burkle in 2010, announced a $100 million valuation at Techcrunch’s Disrupt NY conference on Wednesday. In a panel discussion with Techcrunch founder ...

  7. Backbeat: Guy Oseary, Ashton Kutcher, Scooter Braun And Many More At A-GRade’s Power-Packed SXSW Party

    March 11, 2013 3:50 PM EDT There are moments when South By Southwest Interactive becomes a lot like Hollywood, where crowds of people huddle outside an exclusive party and everyone is on the phone, calling favors to anyone who can let them in. Spotify and Path’s 120 Clu ...

  8. Scooter Braun and Guy Oseary: ‘My First South By Southwest’

    March 11, 2013 2:23 PM EDT They’ve made their names managing two of pop’s biggest stars -- Madonna and Justin Bieber, respectively -- but Guy Oseary and Scooter Braun have spent the better of the last 18 months extending their attention and investment portfolios to tech a ...

  9. 5 Questions at MIDEM With Vyclone’s David King Lassman And Joe Sumner

    January 26, 2013 5:10 PM EST Social-video startup Vyclone raised many an eyebrow in Hollywood when it launched last summer with $2.7 million in seed funding from Live Nation, DreamWorks Animation, Thrive Capital and Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-GRade fund. One in the la ...

  10. Apple Posts Steve Jobs Video, Letter on Anniversary of His Passing

    October 05, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Steve Jobs -- Apple computer co-founder, tech pioneer and revered revolutionary -- died a year ago today, from complications due to cancer. Though his death did not come as a shock, his figure growing gaunt and work becoming more sparse as he batt ...

  11. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Rides to No. 1 Again on K-Pop Hot 100

    August 03, 2012 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Psy is having a bigger comeback than he may have dreamed with his latest single "Gangnam Style." The rapper/singer is finding himself with a huge hit not only in his home country as it tops the K-Pop Hot 100 again, but he's receiving ...

  12. 40 Under 40: Guy Oseary

    August 02, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Guy Oseary Partner, Untitled Entertainment; Manager, Madonna Twitter: @guyoseary Investing In MDNA And More A music business manager that doesn't seek a public profile, but nevertheless has nearly 100,000 followers on Twitter, is clearly at t ...

  13. Business Matters: Site-Blocking Shows No Signs of Being a Quick Fix for Piracy

    July 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Site-Blocking Shows No Sign of Being a Quick Fix for Piracy -- Ordering Internet service providers to block access to file-sharing websites doesn't appear to be a quick fix for piracy. But that's hardly a surprise. Campaigns against pira ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' Nab Highest Ad Revenue Per Half Hour, According To Forbes

    April 10, 2012 6:27 PM EDT Glitzy productions, highly paid judges and lots of public jabs at the competition has paid off for reality shows when it comes to making the all-important ad revenue. Fox's "American Idol" topped Forbes list of TV's Biggest Mon ...

  16. Ashton Kutcher To Play Steve Jobs In Biopic

    April 02, 2012 7:00 PM EDT He's already a titan of social media, so it only makes sense that Ashton Kutcher would play the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biography. Kutcher's publicist confirmed Tuesday that the independent film "Jobs" will ...

  17. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 02, 2012 6:32 AM EDT Kiss with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards. (Getty Images) The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple ...

  18. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 01, 2012 11:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple of surprises. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum repeated wins in the Entertainer, ...

  19. Business Matters: At 10 Million Users, SoundCloud is Scratching the Surface

    January 23, 2012 7:02 PM EST SoundCloud Hits 10 Millions Registered Users On-demand services and some webcasters might get more headlines, but SoundCloud is currently one of the world's hottest digital music companies. The popular audio hosting-and-sharing platform annou ...

  20. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her chart-topping album "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone Good Top 2 ...

  21. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top DoSomething.org's Annual 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her critically acclaimed album, "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone ...

  22. Lea Michele Q&A: In Film Debut, 'Glee' Star Works Her Craft

    December 13, 2011 6:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lea Michele has had a starring role on Broadway, a leading role on TV's "Glee," and now she's made her motion picture debut in the star-stuffed "New Year's Eve," which just topped the box office in its opening week ...

  23. Lady Gaga Has 'Marilyn Moment' at Bill Clinton's Concert

    October 16, 2011 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga was one of several musicians who performed Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Clinton's foundation, which has sought to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, prom ...

  24. Billboard Bits: 'Punk'd' Returns With Bieber Pranking Swift, Beach Boys 'Smile' Gets Release Date

    August 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Punk'd' Returns With Justin Bieber Pranking Taylor Swift MTV's revamped and reincarnated prank show "Punk'd" is back, and instead of A ...

  25. Teen Choice Awards: Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift Edge Justin Bieber

    August 08, 2011 9:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Selena Gomez conjured five wins at the Teen Choice Awards -- one more than boyfriend Justin Bieber -- tying Taylor Swift for most surf boards during the fun-filled show on Sunday. The star of "Wizards of Waverly Place" was selected as choi ...

  26. Justin Bieber Joins Anti-Texting While Driving Promotional Campaign

    July 12, 2011 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber has only been able to drive for one year, but he already knows the importance of keeping your eyes on the road. The 17-year-old singer wants to protect his millions of fans while they are behind the wheel by encouraging them to put the ...

  27. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs with Interscope Records

    July 05, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol's" Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12 and perform the song as part ...

  28. This Week in Apps: Yahoo!, Music Choice, More.

    June 17, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Play by Yahoo! Music A free Android app that combines music ID with playlist creation. It's basic feature is a simple music player, used to play songs stored on the users device. It also lets users select a single song from their library and th ...

  29. SoundCloud Receives Investment from Ashton Kutcher's A-Grade Fund, Passes 5 Million Users

    June 15, 2011 3:01 PM EDT Sound-sharing site SoundCloud has received an undisclosed amount from A-Grade Fund, the venture capital fund led by actor Ashton Kutcher, artist manager/entrepreneur Guy Oseary and billionaire investor Ron Burkle. At the same time, the company ann ...

  30. Ashton Kutcher @TechCrunch Disrupt: Wants To Create 'Y Combinator for Media Companies'

    May 24, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Ashton Kutcher -- actor, celebrity and apparently something of a technologist -- took the stage this morning on the second day of TechCrunch Disrupt , and told Charlie Rose that he wants to create a "Y Combinator for media companies." Ku ...

  31. Justin Bieber Documentary Tops DVD Sales Chart

    May 19, 2011 9:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 DVD buyers had Bieber fever last week; Blu-ray Disc fans, not so much. Paramount Home Entertainment topped the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart the week ending May 15 with " Justin Bieber : Never Say Never," while on the research ...

  32. Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg Hit Dallas for Super Bowl Parties

    February 05, 2011 8:29 PM EST 0 0 0 A plethora of parties thrown by big brands are helping tens of thousands of football fans, sports stars, media types, actors and musicians stay warm this weekend in Dallas. Despite frigid temperatures that have induced head-scratching by some celebr ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Cher on 'Burlesque' Oscar Snub, Ke$ha Sued By Former Manager

    January 25, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cher Responds to 'Burlesque' Oscar Snub In today's Oscar nomination flurry , many noticed that "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet," the &q ...

  34. POTW: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna

    October 29, 2010 4:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber dapped up Denzel Washington's wife while Jaden Smith looked on, Taylor Swift was cloned, Nicki Minaj was swarmed by Barbz, Rihanna went floral crazy, Lady Gaga was sent a meat card, Shakira covered up, Janet Jackson hit up BET, Je ...

  35. Justin Bieber in Talks to Host MTV's 'Punk'd': Report

    October 05, 2010 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Folliowing his debut performance at the VMAs and a dramatic turn on "CSI" last month, Justin Bieber 's next TV stint may be as the host of an updated version of MTV's "Punk'd," according to reports. Sources tell De ...

  36. Snoop Dogg Gets A Booty-Shaking Dance From Demi Moore

    August 31, 2010 5:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Who knew Demi Moore was a Snoop Dogg fan? The actress was recently caught dancing with the dogfather at a concert at Rain nightclub (Aug. 27) in Las Vegas as husband Ashton Kutcher filmed the scene. Video: Demi Moore dances with Snoop Dogg while Ash ...

  37. Lady Gaga Takes Britney's Twitter Crown, Thanks Fans

    August 23, 2010 9:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga has overtaken Britney Spears on Twitter. Gaga had more than 5,741,000 followers today (Aug. 23), compared with 5,703,000 for Spears. Gaga thanked her fans for helping her take the Twitter crown in a video posted to YouTube over the weeken ...

  38. Lady Gaga To Steal Britney Spears' Twitter Crown

    August 19, 2010 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a symbolic exchanging of the pop-princess crown, Lady Gaga will soon become the world's top Twitter user by overtaking current champ Britney Spears ' number of followers. According to social media statistics service Famecount.com , Gaga ...

  39. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16 ...

  40. Queen Latifah Plots 'Vegas' Cameo

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What Queen Latifah does in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- at least for now. The actress-rapper-singer will make a cameo appearance in the Fox romantic comedy feature "What Happens in Vegas ... ," starring A What Queen Latifah does in Vegas, stay ...

  41. 39OnTV

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 25 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured Artist(s): Cheap Trick. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Matthew ...

  42. 37OnTV

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 11-17, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 11 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Jessica Simpson, Storm Large (also scheduled: Ron Livingston). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyon ...

  43. Westerberg, Stinson Together Again On 'Open Season'

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Replacements principals Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are together again on two songs from the "Open Season" soundtrack, due Sept. 26 via Lost Highway. On the heels of their surprise reunion to record two new songs for the recent Repla ...

  44. Special Feature: Philadelphia International Records

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flip your TV channels these days, and you're likely to hear the O'Jays' classic "Love Train" as part of Coors' new ad campaign, sounding as inspiring and danceable as it did when it topped Billboard's Flip your TV ...

  45. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: ...

  46. Stars Strap In For Daytona 500 'Tribute'

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country star Clint Black and former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will be among the artists taking part in pre-race festivities at this year's Daytona 500. Country star Clint Black and former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will be amon ...

  47. Westerberg Reels In Film Work

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the year between finishing his new album and its anticipated release next month, Paul Westerberg has shifted his focus to film. He has been working on songs for the Sony Pictures Animation project In the year between finishing his new album and i ...

  48. 2004 Teen Choice Awards Winners

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Winners of 2004 Teen Choice Awards, handed out Aug. 8 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Below is the winners list of 2004 Teen Choice Awards, handed out Aug. 8 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Musie: Best single: "Toxic ...

  49. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour c ...

  50. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MT ...

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