1. Noted Industry Publicist Patti Webster Dies

    September 13, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Patti Webster, the founder and CEO of the well-known and highly respected public relations agency W&W Public Relations, Inc., died today (Sept. 13) after a prolonged illness. Webster launched Middlesex, New Jersey-based W&W in 1991. Over ...

  2. Paparazzi Scrutiny in Michael Jackson Case is Tough on the Kids, Cousin Tells Court

    June 28, 2013 1:20 AM EDT Scrutiny by paparazzi has made it more difficult for the children of Michael Jackson to grieve for their dead father, a family cousin who serves as co-guardian of the singer's children told a jury on Thursday. TJ Jackson said the three childr ...

  3. Britney Spears Joins Whitney Houston Grammy Special

    October 10, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Jason Squires/WireImage Britney Spears has joined the lineup for the CBS one-hour special "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston." Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference P ...

  4. Britney Spears Joins Whitney Houston Grammy Special

    October 10, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears has joined the lineup for the CBS one-hour special "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston." The pop star won't be performing, however. She along with Oscar-winner Halle Berry, actress Taraji P. Hen ...

  5. Kids' Choice Awards: Justin Bieber Shares Slime with Will Smith

    March 31, 2012 11:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry and One Direction Performed at the Annual Ceremony At the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards, the slime runneth over. Host Will Smith opened the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards promising a record amount of the show's trademark ...

  6. Aretha Franklin Hints at Biopic Director, Says Voice in Film Will Be Hers

    August 22, 2011 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin 's biopic is "still moving, and we're moving towards closing" according to the Queen of Soul. "We are still hammering things out, all of the different financial aspects," Franklin tells Billboard.com , a ...

  7. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as th ...

  8. Aretha Franklin Begs Halle Berry to Reconsider Biopic Role

    January 26, 2011 2:50 PM EST Areth Franklin Halle Berry has said she couldn't play Aretha Franklin in a biopic about her life because she can't "carry a tune." Not a problem for Franklin, who has said she wants the Oscar winner to portray her. "Many a ...

  9. Aretha Franklin Begs Halle Berry to Reconsider Biopic Role

    January 26, 2011 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 Halle Berry has said she couldn't play Aretha Franklin in a biopic about her life because she can't "carry a tune." Not a problem for Franklin, who has said she wants the Oscar winner to portray her. Aretha Franklin 'Complet ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters Release Album Teaser, Halle Berry Not Playing Aretha Franklin

    January 18, 2011 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Foo Fighters Unleash New Album Teaser Foo Fighters have hinted at the sound of their seventh studio album with a 30-second online teaser of a new song. The intense cut fe ...

  12. Legendary Jazz Singer Lena Horne Dies at 92

    May 10, 2010 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lena Horne , the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday. She was 92. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyte ...

  13. Stars Unite To Help Haiti in Telethon

    January 22, 2010 10:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. But it ended on a hopeful n ...

  14. Music Publicist Patti Webster Pens Book

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Patti S. Webster, CEO of W&W Public Relations, has written her first book: “It Happened in Church: Stories of Humor from the Pulpit to the Pews.” Webster, whose client roster includes Patti LaBelle, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri and actress Ha ...

  15. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John ...

  16. Ask Billboard

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Foxy Brown, Eric Benet and Kim Wilde. FINALLY FOXY Hello Keith, I'm a big fan of rapper Foxy Brown. I read that her newest album, "Black Roses," will be released Aug. 23. Can you g ...

  17. Ask Billboard

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Donnas, Judas Priest and more. LIFE IN DONNALAND Hi Keith, I've been a fan of the Donnas (and your column) for a while. What are the U.S. sales figures for all of their albums? I know th ...

  18. 2005 BET Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 BET Awards, to be handed out June 28 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre: Best female, hip-hop: Miri Ben-Ari Jackie-O Remy Martin Shawnna Best male, hip-hop 50 Cent Jay-Z Ludacris Snoop Dogg ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. R&B/Hip-Hop, Country Lead People's Choice

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and female musical performer at the 30th People's Choice Awards. Country artist Tim McGraw will face rappers Eminem and 50 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop ...

  21. Britney, Justin Sign On For 'SNL'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake will appear as musical guests in the coming weeks on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," according to a spokesperson for the show. Spears will perform on the Oct. 18 epis Britney Spears and Justin Timberl ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences to the closing ice- lake car chase, the 20th James Bond film is chock-full of action. From the opening surfing and hovercraft sequences to the closing ice- lake car chase, the 20th James Bond film is ...

  24. 2003 BET Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Below is a list of the 2003 BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angel ...

  25. Eve Eyeing 'The Woodsman'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper-actress Eve, Benjamin Bratt, and Kyra Sedgwick are in negotiations to star opposite Kevin Bacon in "The Woodsman," a drama about pedophilia for Lee Daniels Entertainment, the production company Rapper-actress Eve, Benjamin Bratt, an ...

  26. P. Diddy Becomes A Pollster

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It turns out the "P" in P. Diddy stands for "public opinion." Hip-hop entrepreneur Sean "Puffy" Combs (aka P. Diddy) has expanded into the polling business with his own market research company Blue Mi It turns out the & ...

  27. BET Bestows Honors On Outkast, Usher, Arie

    June 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite music group honor at last night's (June 25) second annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Usher left with the best male R&B artist award, whi Rap duo Outkast took home the favorite musi ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Crowell

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Carousel Of Hope, I-FI Fest, Rodney Crowell Sting, Elton John, and B.B. King will perform at the 15th annual Carousel of Hope fundraiser, set for Oct. 15 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event, to be hosted by Jay Len ...

  29. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines Alicia Keys, India.Arie, and Janet Jackson will be honored at this year's Essence Awards, to be taped May 31 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and air June 6 on Fox. Jackson will receive ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond ...

  31. Madonna To Sing For New Bond Film

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna will perform a song for the upcoming, as-yet-untitled James Bond film, according to a spokesperson. It hasn't yet been determined if the song will serve as the film's main theme, and the star Madonna will perform a song for the upc ...

  32. Mos Def Heads To Broadway

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here in December, rapper Mos Def will take over one of the lead roles in the Broadway play "Topdog/Underdog" beginning in April. The artist (real name: Dante Smith) replaces Don Cheadle in t As tipped here in December, rapper Mos ...

  33. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD v ...

  34. Mos Def Takes Black Jack Johnson On The Road

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson. The two-week run is set to kick off Jan. 4 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and play seven shows, closin Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January d ...

  35. Puffy In Talks For Jail Film Role

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Combs is heading to prison -- but only in the movies. The rap mogul is in final negotiations to play a convicted murderer in the film "Monster's Ball," opposite Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton Sean Combs is heading to prison - ...

  36. Oakenfold Spears 'Swordfish' Soundtrack

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold puts on a one-man show on the soundtrack to "Swordfish," due June 5 on London/Sire. The film, starring John Travolta, Gabriel Byrne, and Halle Berry, hits U.S. theater World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold puts ...