1. Lady Gaga Denies Japan Charity Bracelet Scam

    June 29, 2011 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Representatives of Lady Gaga on Tuesday (June 28) denied claims of a scam over sales of the singer's wristbands for Japan's earthquake relief efforts. They described a lawsuit targeting the pop star and other companies involved in the sale ...

  2. Lady Gaga Sued Over Japan Earthquake Charity Bracelets

    June 27, 2011 2:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga has been sued over sales of her wristbands for Japan's earthquake relief efforts in a class action that claims that not all the proceeds went to victims as she had promised. Michigan legal network 1800LAWFIRM also alleges that Gaga an ...

  3. Michael Jackson Doctor Trial Jury Selection Begins

    March 24, 2011 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 The involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor is expected to last about two months, a judge said on Thursday, as jury selection started in the case focusing on the "Thriller" singer's final hours. Los Angeles Sup ...

  4. Ricky Martin Honored at GLAAD Awards Ceremony

    March 20, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Latin pop star Ricky Martin was honored by media group GLAAD for his work as a role model at a gala held on Saturday where he urged people to spread gay rights throughout Latin America. "I just want to be free. I can say, today I am free," ...

  5. Simon Cowell: Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul May Join 'X Factor'

    March 03, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Singers Mariah Carey and George Michael , former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and ex-"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul are all in the running to join Simon Cowell on his upcoming talent show "The X Factor," Cowell said on Thu ...

  6. Justin Bieber 'Sorry' for Giving Middle Finger to Paparazzi

    March 03, 2011 1:02 PM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber apologized on Wednesday for angrily hoisting his middle finger at paparazzi who buzzed the squeaky-clean pop star and his girlfriend after his birthday dinner in Los Angeles. The fracas occurred on Tuesday evening when Bieber and Disn ...

  7. Chris Brown Allowed Near Rihanna, Judge Rules

    February 23, 2011 2:36 PM EST 0 0 0 A court order was lifted on Tuesday that had prevented R&B singer Chris Brown from coming into close contact with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna since a violent altercation two years ago. Los Angeles Superior Court judge Patricia Schnegg downgraded t ...

  8. Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Hannah Montana' Show 'Destroyed My Family'

    February 15, 2011 5:13 PM EST 0 0 0 The father of teen star Miley Cyrus said the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" that made her a worldwide star, in truth destroyed his family, and he blamed it for sending his daughter out of control. Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus said he wa ...

  9. Rihanna Sued by David LaChapelle Over 'S&M' Music Video

    February 14, 2011 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Pop star Rihanna 's lurid and brightly colored music video "S&M" was "directly derived" from pictures taken by prominent U.S. fashion photographer David LaChapelle, he said in a lawsuit made public on Monday. Rihanna � ...

  10. 'Glee' More Than Doubles Its Audience with Post-Super Bowl Episode

    February 07, 2011 2:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Musical comedy "Glee" more than doubled its TV audience on Sunday, attracting 26.8 million viewers for a special episode broadcast after the Super Bowl , ratings figures showed on Monday. Broadcaster Fox television said the football-themed ...

  11. 'Spider-Man' Broadway Opening Delayed Again

    January 14, 2011 6:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Broadway's costly "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been delayed again to March 15 to "fine-tune" the high-tech production and work on a new ending even as it proves a hit at box offices in previews. Producers made the ann ...

  12. Paula Abdul 'Dances' Back Into Viewers' Hearts

    January 06, 2011 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 P aula Abdul danced back onto U.S. television for the first time since her controversial 2009 exit from "American Idol," attracting the biggest audience of the night for her "Live to Dance" competition show. Watch: Dancer Face-Pl ...

  13. Paula Abdul: 'I AM Intelligent'

    December 31, 2010 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul said that being perceived as stupid was one of the most annoying misperceptions people have about her. Abdul, 48, who returns to television next week with her own dance reality competition show, als ...

  14. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 B illy Taylor , a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in ...

  15. 'Spider-Man' Actress Quits Show: Report

    December 28, 2010 2:03 PM EST 0 0 0 In the latest disappointment for the ambitious Broadway production of "Spider-Man," one of the lead actresses who suffered a concussion during its first preview performance is quitting the show. Natalie Mendoza, who plays the villainess Ar ...

  16. Led Zeppelin Drummer's Son Plays to Similar Beat

    December 24, 2010 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 There's no sugar-coating the death of John Bonham . The wild Led Zeppelin drummer choked on his own vomit after downing 40 shots of vodka in 1980, a demise that brought one of rock's biggest bands to a premature end. His son, Jason , start ...

  17. Nelly Moves Forward in Life by Giving Back

    December 24, 2010 9:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Ten years into a successful career, rapper Nelly is all about giving back to his hometown community and to the fans who helped make him famous. Since his debut album, "Country Grammar," in 2000, the 36-year-old hip-hop star has sold more t ...

  18. Ramones, Dolly Parton Receiving Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 22, 2010 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 British actress Julie Andrews , country icon Dolly Parton , jazz drummer Roy Haynes , and punk pioneers the Ramones will receive Grammy Awards for lifetime achievement next year, organizers said on Wednesday. Recipients also include the Juilliard St ...

  19. Jennifer Hudson 'Feeling Good' After Weight Loss

    December 22, 2010 10:01 AM EST 0 0 0 She won't say how much weight she lost, but Jennifer Hudson will say that in the nine months she's been a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, she has never felt better. Hudson is even singing about it in a new tune, "Feeling Good," ...

  20. DMX Sentenced to One Year in Arizona Prison

    December 16, 2010 12:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Troubled rapper DMX was sentenced to one year in prison by an Arizona judge on Thursday after admitting he violated his probation by drinking alcohol, court officials said. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was on probation for attempted ...

  21. Alicia Keys, Gaga Revived from 'Dead' After Charity Raises $1 Million

    December 07, 2010 10:36 AM EST 0 0 0 It took longer than many thought -- and comedians had a laugh at their expense -- but singer Alicia Keys and her celebrity friends raised $1 million for an AIDS charity and, with it, lived to tweet again. Keys and her Keep a Child Alive charity co-f ...

  22. Aretha Franklin Says Surgery 'Highly Successful'

    December 03, 2010 11:22 AM EST 0 0 0 Soul singer Aretha Franklin underwent a "highly successful" surgery on Thursday for an undisclosed health problem, the "Queen of Soul" said in a statement released by her spokeswoman. In early November, Franklin, 68 and a multipl ...

  23. Aretha Franklin to Undergo Surgery for Undisclosed Reason

    December 02, 2010 6:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Soul singer Aretha Franklin was scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday for an undisclosed reason, a Detroit City Council member who organized a prayer vigil for the "Queen of Soul" said on Thursday. Franklin, 68, a multiple Grammy award ...

  24. Update: DMX Denied Bail, Still in Jail

    November 24, 2010 2:50 PM EST 0 0 0 An Arizona judge on Wednesday denied bail for rapper DMX , keeping him jailed on charges that he violated probation by using drugs, court officials said. The 39 year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested Thursday for probation vi ...

  25. Jessica Simpson Engaged to Boyfriend Eric Johnson

    November 15, 2010 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Actress and singer Jessica Simpson is ready to get married again -- this time to American football player Eric Johnson. Simpson, 30, whose short-lived marriage to boy band star Nick Lachey was chronicled in the TV reality show "Newlyweds", ...

  26. Demi Lovato Not Being Treated For Drugs or Alcohol, Says Spokesman

    November 11, 2010 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 A spokesman for troubled teen idol Demi Lovato on Wednesday denied the Disney actress was being treated for drug or alcohol addiction, following sensational claims in the media that she had a history of heavy drinking and cocaine use. The cocaine cl ...

  27. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry to Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

    November 10, 2010 3:29 PM EST 0 0 0 K aty Perry and Justin Bieber will perform at a show to announce the Grammy nominations, organizers for the top music awards said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Bieber and Perry, whose song "California Gurls" has been among the top U.S. pop ...

  28. Chester Bennington Says His 'Saw 3D' Trap Is 'Complex'

    October 27, 2010 5:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chester Bennington is best known as one of the lead singers of rock band Linkin Park , but this Friday, his fans and movie audiences will see him in a new way -- a man at the mercy of the killer Jigsaw in "Saw 3D." The "Saw" movi ...

  29. Michael Jackson Music Video Compilation Out Nov. 22

    October 13, 2010 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson 's entire output of music videos are being released on DVD for the first time, including a previously unreleased video of his 2003 single "One More Chance." Jackson's estate and record label Epic/Legacy Recording ...

  30. Justin Bieber Issues 'One Less Lonely Girl' Nail Polish Line

    October 11, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Teen idol Justin Bieber is launching a line of nail polish inspired by his biggest music hits, nail care company OPI said on Monday. With shades like One Less Lonely Glitter (lavender), Prized Possession Purple (grape), Give Me the First Dance (silv ...

  31. Erykah Badu Gets Probation for Stripping

    August 17, 2010 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 E rykah Badu has paid a fine and will serve six months probation for stripping off her clothes to film her "Window Seat" music video in Dallas, Texas, at the site where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a city official sai ...

  32. U2 'Spider-Man' Musical Hits Broadway in December

    August 11, 2010 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The long-awaited Spider-Man musical with music by U2 members Bono and The Edge, will open on Broadway in December, the show's producers said on Tuesday, after being caught in financial problems. "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark," which h ...

  33. Britney Spears to Appear on 'Glee'

    August 10, 2010 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ritney Spears is set to play a cameo role in an episode of TV musical comedy "Glee" that will be devoted to the pop star's music, the show's creator Ryan Murphy said on Tuesday (Aug. 10). But the episode in the upcoming second ...

  34. Kanye West, MTV Bury Hatchet with 'Power' Video Premiere

    August 05, 2010 6:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 K anye West is "painting" a new picture on MTV on Thursday, debuting a video he hopes will offer fans a better image of himself than the one he made at the VMAs last year when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. "It& ...

  35. Joaquin Phoenix Hip-Hop Documentary Gets Sept. 10 Release

    July 14, 2010 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 A movie chronicling Joaquin Phoenix's puzzling 2008 decision to retire from acting and reinvent himself as a hip-hop musician will debut in U.S. movie theaters in September -- and distributors insist it is not a mockumentary. Independent movie ...

  36. Charice's New Dream: Becoming a Lawyer

    July 14, 2010 8:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 C harice Pempengco has a long-term plan that involves a different stage than the ones she has occupied since Oprah Winfrey dubbed her the "most talented girl in the world." Win a Charice-Signed Billboard Chart "I want to be a lawyer,& ...

  37. 'Glee' Writers Reveal Season Two Spoilers

    July 13, 2010 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the second season of "Glee," high school students Rachel and Finn will stay together, guest star Kristin Chenoweth will "definitely" be back, and actor Javier Bardem will make an appearance. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Emm ...

  38. Britney Spears 'Glee' Episode Confirmed

    July 10, 2010 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 B ritney Spears is the latest mega pop star to be getting a "Glee" -full makeover. "We are writing a Britney Spears episode," Ryan Murphy, creator of the hit musical comedy TV show, told celebrity news show Entertainment Tonight. ...

  39. Lil Wayne Gets Probation In AZ Drug Case

    June 30, 2010 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne , already serving one year in a New York jail for a gun-related crime, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years probation in Arizona on a drug possession charge. Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was spared time ...

  40. L.A. Cemetery Welcomes Michael Jackson Fans, Bans Doves

    June 23, 2010 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson fans will be allowed to leave flowers near the singer's burial site on Friday's anniversary of his death, but the cemetery has banned balloons, candles and doves. Forest Lawn cemetery in the Los Angeles area said on Wednes ...

  41. Michael Jackson Anniversary Marked by Dancing, Exhibits, Specials

    June 23, 2010 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Tokyo, fans are planning a sleepover surrounded by his possessions; in Los Angeles, devotees are hoping to visit his grave; and on TV and radio stations around the world, lovers of the King of Pop's music won't stop 'til they get e ...

  42. Belinda Carlisle Reveals Wild Side of Go-Go's Days In New Memoir

    June 08, 2010 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Belinda Carlisle reveals a double-edged life in a new memoir from her burgeoning glory days in the all-girl band the Go-Go's to decades of cocaine use that masked her personal insecurities. "I was like the good girl, bad girl, there ...

  43. Eliminated 'Idol' Andrew Garcia Brushes Off Criticism

    April 15, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eliminated "American Idol" contestant Andrew Garcia on Thursday brushed off suggestions that he failed to live to his early promise on the show, and said he felt the judges had been harsh this season. Garcia, 24, was an early favorite on t ...

  44. 'Idol' Eliminates Andrew Garcia, Katie Stevens As Lambert Performs

    April 15, 2010 9:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andrew Garcia didn't have to sweat his fate long on Wednesday's "American Idol" when he was voted off the top-rated singing competition just 15 minutes into the live television broadcast. In a double elimination that capped the c ...

  45. 'Glee' Nearly Doubles Its Audience on Return to TV

    April 14, 2010 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 High school musical comedy "Glee" nearly doubled its audience on its return to television after a four-month absence, drawing 13.7 million viewers, the Fox network said on Wednesday. The award-winning series about a group of misfit student ...

  46. Miley Cyrus Mentors 'American Idol' Singers

    March 22, 2010 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Teen sensation Miley Cyrus makes her first appearance as a guest mentor on "American Idol" this week and will perform her latest hit on Wednesday's results show, the Fox television network said on Monday. Cyrus, 17, will give advice t ...

  47. David Bowie's New Makeover: Rock 'n' Roll Recluse

    March 04, 2010 12:11 PM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie is spending his Golden Years in anonymity. The 63-year-old rock icon last released a new album in 2003, and stopped touring in 2004 after suffering a heart attack during a European trek. The early Internet enthusiast has not even updated ...

  48. Peter Gabriel Ditches Guitar, Drums For Covers Album

    February 16, 2010 12:09 PM EST 0 0 0 British rock singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel has taken what he calls the "scary" step of paring down a new album of cover songs confined to orchestral instruments and his voice. Called "Scratch my Back," the album is being re ...

  49. Simon Cowell To Leave 'American Idol': Report

    December 23, 2009 7:44 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has decided to quit the top-rated TV talent show when his contract ends in 2010, according to a report in British tabloid The Sun, which would deal a blow to the Fox network. Cowell, 50, has been with the ...

  50. Britney Spears Issues Year End List Of Lies (About Herself)

    December 22, 2009 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 B ritney Spears hit back at the gossips on Monday, publishing a list of the top 75 most ridiculous or offensive stories written about her in 2009 -- including one claiming her family was once so poor they ate squirrels. The list culled mostly from U ...

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