1. Raphael Saadiq, 'Black Nativity: The Music Behind the Film': Video Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 11:43 AM EST At the core of the holiday drama, "Black Nativity," is the music. Raphael Saadiq was moved by director Kasi Lemmons' interpretation of Langston Hughes' play, and immediately got on board as executive music director. "' ...

  2. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Conquers Yet Another Radio Format, Hitting No. 1 on Adult Contemporary

    August 09, 2012 6:43 PM EDT As previously reported Carly Rae Jepsen leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week with "Call Me Maybe." With yet another week atop the Hot 100 podium, the song passes the chart's prior champ, Gotye's "Somebody That I Us ...

  3. 'Waiting to Exhale' Sequel Continues Despite Whitney Houston Loss

    February 14, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The sad, sudden death of Whitney Houston will not deter Fox from going forward with a sequel to the hit 1995 drama Waiting to Exhale. Remembering Whitney: Her Life in Photos "I don't think she would want it to," Elizabeth Gabler, pres ...

  4. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Previews 'My Life II' at 'American Express Unstaged' Concert

    November 21, 2011 7:41 AM EST Nas and Busta Rhymes, both of whom are featured on Blige's new album, joined her in celebration post-concert. (Photo: Charley Gallay) Blige acknowledged her celebrity guests, including Anthony Anderson (pictured here with a guest), by shoutin ...

  5. 50 Cent to Headline, Produce Action Thriller 'The Pursuit'

    October 04, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Cent has zeroed in on action project "The Pursuit" as his next starring vehicle. Emmett/Furla Films and Cheetah Vision Films, which Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson runs with producer Randall Emmett, are producing the thriller which w ...

  6. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star Alongside Jordin Sparks in 'Sparkle' Remake

    September 12, 2011 10:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in "Sparkle," Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and ...

  7. Rihanna Rocks NBA All-Star Game with Kanye West, Drake

    February 21, 2011 9:14 AM EST 0 0 0 With a celebrity-studded crowd looking on, Rihanna rocked the halftime show at the NBA All-Star game on her 23rd birthday. She had other big names helping her sing her hits Sunday, with Drake joining in on "What's My Name?" and workin ...

  8. 50 Cent, Ludacris, Method Man and Redman: Billboard Bits

    March 24, 2009 5:51 PM EDT Cent: No 'Expendable' Film, Las Vegas Video Shoot, Fall Out Boy Tour Last week, it was announced Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson had been tapped to replace Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker in Sylvester Stallone's "The Ex ...

  9. Kanye West Salutes Obama At DNC Party

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West's regret on the day Barack Obama was nominated for president: That his mother, Donda, hadn't lived to experience it. Kanye West's regret on the day Barack Obama was nominated for president: That his mother, Donda, hadn' ...

  10. Female Stars Team For Cancer Charity Tune

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What would it sound like if 15 of the hottest female singers joined voices? The answer will be revealed Sept. 2. That's when "Just Stand Up" hits airwaves and iTunes. The song features Mariah Carey, B What would it sound like if 15 of ...

  11. Bow Wow Turns Focus To Acting

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Actor-rapper Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, is focusing on acting full time. Moss has joined the upcoming fifth season of HBO's "Entourage" in a recurring role, playing Charlie, a new stand-up comic client o Actor-rapper Shad Moss, aka Bow W ...

  12. Lil Wayne To Close BET Awards, Eyes Film Role

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne is not only set to close the June 24 BET Awards with a performance, but he's also in talks to appear in the film "The Fast and Furious 4." Rapper Lil Wayne is not only set to close the June 24 BET Awards with a perfor ...

  13. Lil Wayne To Star In Sports Film 'Patriots'

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne will star in the Weinstein Co.'s sports film "Patriots" alongside Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow. Lil Wayne will star in the Weinstein Co.'s sports film "Patriots" alongside Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow. The rappe ...

  14. Lil Wayne To Star In 'Patriots'

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne will star in the Weinstein Co.'s sports film "Patriots" alongside Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow. The rapper will play a character named Lamont, a student from a New Orleans high school who is skeptical of the school's n ...

  15. Unknown Actor To Play Notorious B.I.G. In Biopic

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The role of Notorious B.I.G. for an upcoming biopic on the rapper will be found through an open casting call, the film's producers told the Associated Press. The role of Notorious B.I.G. for an upcoming biopic on the rapper will be found throug ...

  16. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, ...

  17. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy ( ...

  18. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided ...

  19. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,&quo ...

  20. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured ...

  21. 38OnTV

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 18-25, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 18 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Dilana Smith (also scheduled: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Whitford). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s) ...

  22. Amerie Reaches With 'Touch'

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Last December, Amerie and co-manager Lenny Nicholson decided to leak her new song "1 Thing." Some four months later, the pair's gamble is paying off. "[The label] had had the record ...