1. Essence Festival Day 2: Charlie Wilson and Mariah Carey Bring Heat, Oprah Recites Maya Angelou & More

    July 03, 2016 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a scorcher in New Orleans Saturday (July 2) -- 96 degrees, plus the humidity -- but inside the breezy A/C at New Orleans’s Superdome and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, most of the heat was onstage: a last-minute appearance by Oprah had t ...

  2. Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Prince & More: Essence's Michelle Ebanks Talks Memorable Festival Moments

    July 01, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 “It’s called delirium at this point,” says Michelle Ebanks with a laugh when recently asked how plans for the 2016 Essence Festival were coming along. “All things considered, this year is smooth sailing,” continues the president of Essence Communica ...

  3. Paul McCartney: Oprah Said I Shouldn't Do 'All Day' With Kanye West Over N-Word Use

    May 24, 2016 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 “All Day” didn’t make it onto The Life of Pablo  -- or any other album for that matter -- but it’s still one of the biggest bangers Kanye West has given us in recent years. Paul McCartney was billed as a featured musician on the 2015 track, providin ...

  4. Tim McGraw Debuts Emotional, Oprah-Approved 'Humble and Kind' Video: Watch

    January 22, 2016 6:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Some two decades into his career, Tim McGraw continues to make music that touches the masses. This week, the Big Machine recording artist has seen a viral response to the video for his new single "Humble and Kind," which features powerful ...

  5. 'Empire' Co-Creator Shoots Down Mariah Carey Appearance, Talks Season 3

    January 16, 2016 12:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Following its smash first season, Empire has welcomed a slew of celebrity guest stars in its second season including Chris Rock , Alicia Keys and Marisa Tomei. But despite various reports to the contrary, Oprah Winfrey and Mariah Carey won't be ...

  6. Exclusive: Alicia Keys, Chris Rock Will Host The 2015 Black Ball

    October 15, 2015 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 12th annual Keep a Child Alive fundraiser will also feature performances by Wizkid and Lion Babe, among others. Alicia Keys will share hosting duties with Chris Rock when Keep a Child Alive’s annual Black Ball returns to New York City’s Hammerst ...

  7. Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens to You' Debuts on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    September 23, 2015 7:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 The socially aware cut begins in the top 5, as does Demi Lovato's "Confident." Plus, debuts from Ellie Goulding & 5 Seconds of Summer. Lady Gaga ’s “Til It Happens To You” bows at No. 4 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart ...

  8. Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    July 26, 2015 9:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of  Whitney Houston  and  Bobby Brown , died on Sunday, July 26 at the age of 22. Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead at 22 Soon after the sad news was confirmed, fans, artists, celebrities and more took to Twitter to give t ...

  9. Fifth Harmony Thinks Oprah Should Go on the $10 Bill

    June 19, 2015 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the debate over which woman should be added to the U.S. $10 bill continues, the ladies of Fifth Harmony have offered their own suggestion -- Oprah Winfrey.  Hot 100 Chart Moves: Fifth Harmony Scores First Top 20 Hit The girl group offered its two ...

  10. David Letterman Bows Out With 13.8 Million Viewers, 21-Year High

    May 21, 2015 10:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 David Letterman signed off on Wednesday night, putting the finishing touch on a 33-year career in late night -- the last 22 of which he's spent at CBS. Capping off several weeks of ratings spikes and two nights of five-year highs, the telecast ...

  11. Maya Rudolph Sings Beyonce During Tulane University Commencement Speech (Video)

    May 16, 2015 9:30 PM EDT Maya Rudolph brought the laughs (and her spot-on impersonations) to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as she delivered a commencement speech to Tulane University graduates on Saturday morning. "Look at all these beautiful faces ... and iPhones,& ...

  12. Remember That Time Britney Spears Gushed About Justin Timberlake & 'Crossroads' to Oprah?

    November 13, 2014 10:00 AM EST Britney Spears was born to make us happy, and for this week's Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at one of her happiest interview moments, where, right before the February 2002 theatrical release of Crossroads , a jubilant 20-year-ol ...

  13. Simon Cowell Celebrates Being Named Personality of the Year at MIPCOM

    October 15, 2014 1:45 AM EDT If you think the deepest thing about Simon Cowell are his signature V-necks, a different man accepted MIPCOM's Personality of the Year award Tuesday night in Cannes. Cowell, who was honored for changing both the music and the TV industries wh ...

  14. Raven-Symone to Oprah: 'I'm Tired of Being Labeled'

    October 07, 2014 9:09 PM EDT 'I'm an American; I'm not an African-American,' former Disney Channel star says on 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' Raven-Symone has been in the public eye since she was just 3 years old, playing Olivia on The Cosby Show ...

  15. Vine Stars Us the Duo Earn Oprah’s Seal of Approval (Plus, a Label Deal and Movie Too)

    October 07, 2014 10:06 AM EDT A song by husband-and-wife team Us the Duo is featured twice in the Fox animated feature The Book of Life : Placido Domingo sings “No Matter Where You Are” with Zoe Saldana , and it’s reprised over the end credits. The placement is the latest in a ...

  16. Exclusive: Us the Duo to Tour With Oprah Thanks to 'Book of Life' Song

    September 04, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Oprah Winfrey saw Fox's upcoming animated feature The Book of Life , she became so enthralled by the end-credits song that she had the act booked for the U.S. tour of her "The Life You Want Weekend." Us the Duo , the first music ...

  17. Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

    May 28, 2014 7:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Forbes released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women on Wednesday, and this year's ranking is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet in the American political sphere, former first lady Hillary Clinton clocks in at ...

  18. Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

    May 28, 2014 7:09 PM EDT Forbes released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women on Wednesday, and this year's ranking is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet in the American political sphere, former first lady Hillary Clinton clocks in ...

  19. Darlene Love Memoir Chosen for Oprah Winfrey's First TV Movie

    February 11, 2014 3:21 AM EST 0 0 0 The Oprah Winfrey Network has chosen the subject for its first scripted TV movie. The cable network is expanding its growing scripted slate with an adaption of "My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story." Darlene Love, who penned the memoir ...

  20. Demi Lovato Inspired, Kanye West Teased at Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Event

    December 11, 2013 8:04 PM EST The Hollywood Reporter gathered some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry Wednesday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the 22nd annual Women in Entertainment breakfast to honor the Power 100 and present Oprah Winfrey with a leade ...

  21. Gloria Estefan 'Fought Hard' for Shakira: 'Oprah's Next Chapter' Clip

    July 31, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Gloria Estefan will join Oprah Winfrey for an in-depth interview covering the Latin music superstar's extraordinary career -- and the many musical paths she's helped pave for other stars. The seven-time Grammy Award winner is the latest ...

  22. New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight Walks Off Stage During NYC Concert

    April 05, 2013 4:55 AM EDT UPDATE (April 6): Friday morning, all five new Kids, including Jonathan Knight, performed “We Own Tonight,” from “10,” on NBC’s “Today” show. They made no mention of his departure the night before. The same day, the group’s official Twitter ac ...

  23. New Year's Eve Without Dick Clark: Ryan Seacrest, 'Rockin' Eve' Execs Reflect

    December 31, 2012 11:20 AM EST Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 (Photo: Getty Images) (Fred Bronson is a long-time Billboard contributor who has written for Dick Clark Productions for an even longer time. He writes for the American Music Award ...

  24. Jenni Rivera Reflects on Her Struggles & Triumphs in 2011 Billboard Interview

    December 10, 2012 1:26 PM EST In this candid interview with the late Jenni Rivera from Billboard's Dec 3, 2011 issue, the Mexican-American banda queen discusses the many challenges she faced -- including domestic violence, being a single-parent of three, and working in th ...

  25. Alicia Keys Raises $2.9M at Gala, Honors Oprah Winfrey

    December 07, 2012 7:30 AM EST 0 0 0 During the auction portion of Alicia Keys' Black Ball Redux, one man was ready to jump his bid from $100,000 to $250,000 for a trip to South Africa - if Keys would join him and his friends. "I'll go for a little more," Keys said ...

  26. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  27. Justin Bieber Heading to 'Oprah's Next Chapter,' Hits 3 Billion Video Views

    October 24, 2012 8:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber will join Oprah Winfrey for an in-depth interview -- and a look behind the scenes. The pop star will be the latest musician to join Winfrey on her OWN show "Oprah's Next Chapter," following recent interviews with Rihanna ...

  28. Beyonce to Perform at Alicia Keys' Black Ball

    September 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Call it ladies night: Beyonce and Carole King are joining Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys at Keys' annual Black Ball event. Beyonce and King will perform at the fundraising gala for Keys' charity Keep a Child Alive on Nov. 1 at New York' ...

  29. Post 'American Idol' -- What Lies Ahead For Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez?

    July 13, 2012 3:42 PM EDT An old saying contends houseguests and fish last about three days. Swap out days for TV seasons and it appears destined to apply to singing competition judges as well. Steven Tyler announced Thursday (July 12) he would not return to "American ...

  30. 'Idol' Exodus: What Now for Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler?

    July 13, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 An old saying contends house guests and fish last about three days. Swap out days for TV seasons and it appears destined to apply to singing competition judges as well. Steven Tyler announced Thursday he would not return to "American Idol" ...

  31. 50 Cent & Oprah Winfrey Bury the Hatchet

    June 14, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oprah Winfrey and 50 Cent have ended their six-year feud. The talk show host and the rapper sat down for an interview on OWN's Oprah's Next Chapter to sort out their differences. Among them, Winfrey said she had taken offense when 50 -- wh ...

  32. The Prince Of Pop

    June 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 The first time we meet, on the set for his Billboard cover shoot, Justin Bieber accidentally moonwalks, Michael Jackson-style, right back into me. It's a moment of youthful spontaneity that at once confirms he's not kidding around about his ...

  33. Whitney Houston's Relatives Coming Together for Reality Show

    May 13, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 A reality show featuring Whitney Houston 's relatives, including daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother Cissy, is in the works. Houston representative Kristen Foster confirmed the Lifetime show, "The Houston Family Chronicles," on Friday. ...

  34. Will Wilson Phillips Get a Sarah Palin Sales Bump From Their 'Today' Show Appearance?

    April 02, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Wilson Phillips who will perform on NBC's "Today" show co-hosed by former Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin on the same day their new album "Dedicated" is released. *(Photo: WilsonPhillips.com) Could Sarah Palin do f ...

  35. Sister-in-Law Feared Drugs Would Take Whitney Houston

    March 09, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston's sister-in-law said she feared that drugs would end the singer's life. In a partial transcript of an interview with Oprah Winfrey scheduled to air Sunday, Patricia Houston said she would be "kidding herself" to s ...

  36. Oprah Winfrey to Interview Whitney Houston's Daughter

    March 03, 2012 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Oprah Winfrey has landed an interview with Whitney Houston's daughter and other family members for a TV special that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network. "Oprah's Next Chapter" will feature an interview with 18-year-old Bobbi K ...

  37. Lady Gaga Launches Born This Way Foundation at Harvard

    February 29, 2012 7:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga has launched a youth foundation by urging young people to "challenge meanness and cruelty." The singer spoke Wednesday to a crowd of more than 1,100 students, faculty and invited guests at Harvard University. Oprah Winfrey, U.S. ...

  38. CNN Led Cable Channels in Whitney Houston Funeral Ratings

    February 22, 2012 12:00 PM EST CNN prevailed over cable news competitors in the ratings for Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday afternoon. The channel attracted an average audience of five million viewers over the course of its coverage of the singer's Baptist memor ...

  39. Whitney Houston Funeral: Family, Friends, Fans Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:49 PM EST Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Sa ...

  40. Whitney Houston Funeral: Broken Hearts Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Satu ...

  41. Franklin, Wonder to Sing at Whitney Houston Funeral

    February 16, 2012 7:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the private funeral of Whitney Houston on Saturday in what promises to be a very musical service. Publicist Kristen Foster also confirms that invitations went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Bro ...

  42. Whitney Houston Funeral to Be Aired Live

    February 16, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 They won't be there in person, but singer Whitney Houston 's millions of fans worldwide will be able to share in her homecoming service Saturday as they watch her private funeral on the Internet. It will provide a much-needed connection fo ...

  43. Whitney Houston's Funeral To Be Live Streamed

    February 16, 2012 7:56 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - They won't be there in person, but singer Whitney Houston's millions of fans worldwide will be able to share in her homecoming service Saturday as they watch her private funeral on the Internet. It will provide a much-nee ...

  44. Oprah Teams Up With Lady Gaga for Born This Way Foundation Launch

    February 14, 2012 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga has secured quite an audience for the upcoming launch of her Born This Way Foundation, the biggest name being Oprah Winfrey. It was announced today that the TV guru will appear alongside Gaga as she formally unveils BTWF at Harvard Univers ...

  45. Whitney Houston Dead at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:21 PM EST Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturda ...

  46. Ryan Seacrest Launching TV Network With Mark Cuban, AEG, CAA

    January 18, 2012 8:45 PM EST Ryan Seacrest is getting his own TV network after all. The multi-hyphenate, along with partners AEG and talent agency CAA, have struck a deal with billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban to rebrand Cuban's HDNet as AXS TV (pronounced Access) begi ...

  47. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" ...

  48. Katy Perry Poll: What's Your Favorite 'Teenage Dream' Single?

    August 17, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" hitting No. 1 on the Hot 100 this week, Katy Perry has notched five chart-toppers from her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream." The feat makes Perry the first female artist with five No. 1s from a ...

  49. Four-Play: Beyonce, Oprah 'Run the World,' 50 Cent Traces His Lineage & More

    May 24, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 B eyoncé tells Oprah she "Runs the World," 50 Cent traces his lineage, Entourage scoops The Weeknd , and Kanye West gets suited. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime. 50 Cent: The Origin of Me Last night (May 23), VH1 aired th ...

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