1. Wiggled Out: Purple, Red & Yellow Wiggles Leaving Group

    May 17, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 'It's Been a Great Ride In Our Big Red Car,' Founding Members Say Three founding members of the Australian group today announced they'd leave behind their famous colored skivvies -- an Aussie term for a thin sweater -- and pass t ...

  2. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The R&B Superstar Aims to Blend Genres on 'Looking 4 Myself' While Keeping Core Audience Kale salad. Steamed spinach. Lean protein-organic, no hormones or antibiotics. No sugar. No carbs. It may sound like the latest celebrity torture ...

  3. International Jazz Day Celebrated at United Nations, New Orleans With Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Others

    May 01, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string ...

  4. Usher to Play Sugar Ray Leonard in 'Hands of Stone'

    March 22, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robert De Niro and Gael Garcia Bernal cast alongside the R&B star in upcoming boxing biopic. Usher has announced that he will be playing Sugar Ray Leonard alongside Robert De Niro and Gael Garcia Bernal in an upcoming boxing biopic called " ...

  5. Mark Wahlberg: I'll 'Extract' Acting Talent From Justin Bieber

    December 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Mark Wahlberg announced plans to team with Justin Bieber for a big-screen effort for Paramount earlier this year and as he readies for the release of upcoming action movie "Contraband," the actor-producer revealed why he wanted to work wit ...

  6. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over th ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On R.E.M., Nicki Minaj Offers Support to Gay Fans

    October 01, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' To Take On R.E.M. Next Week A week after taking on the songs of Britney Spears, "Glee" will feature a performance of R.E.M. 's 1991 hit &q ...

  9. 'Borat' Star to Play Freddie Mercury in Movie

    September 17, 2010 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play flamboyant rocker Freddie Mercury in a dramatic feature focusing on his glory days as the frontman of Queen . The untitled film is being written by Peter Morgan, the British scribe behind " ...

  10. 50 Cent Calls Weight Loss For New Film 'Tough'

    May 28, 2010 7:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Losing 50-plus pounds was a complicated process for 50 Cent - but not an entirely new one. The rapper, who plays a football player with cancer in the upcoming film "Things Fall Apart," dropped from 214 pounds to 160 in nine weeks after liq ...

  11. Obama Salutes Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck At Kennedy Center

    December 07, 2009 7:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly 40 years ago, a Kenyan father was visiting his son in Hawaii and took him to his first jazz concert. The boy was Barack Obama and the performer was jazz great Dave Brubeck . "I've been a jazz fan ever since," the president said ...

  12. Kanye West Apologizes Again, Lil Mama Meant No 'Disrespect'

    September 14, 2009 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 And the apologies continue rolling in. Kanye West took to his blog again to apologize for interrupting Taylor Swift 's acceptance speech for Best Female Video during this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards and Lil Mama 's publicist rele ...

  13. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 09, 2009 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Brubeck just wishes his mom could see him now: On Dec. 6, the same day the jazz composer and pianist turns 89, he'll be among the leading artists feted at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors Gala. Dignitaries from President Barack Obama on down ...

  14. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Brubeck just wishes his mom could see him now: On Dec. 6, the same day the jazz composer and pianist turns 89, he'll be among the leading artists feted at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors Gala. Dignitaries from President Barack Obama on do ...

  15. 50 Cent Doing Time With DeNiro, Pacino

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is in final negotiations to join Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in "Righteous Kill," a crime thriller that starts shooting in September. The acting veterans play detectiv Rapper Curtis "50 Cent& ...

  16. De Niro, 50 Cent Heading To 'New Orleans' ?

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robert De Niro and 50 Cent are in final negotiations to co-star in "New Orleans," a police thriller set to be directed by Tim Hunter. The pair star as police partners investigating a murder in the pos Robert De Niro and 50 Cent are in fina ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Tony Bennett, UME, All Tomorrow's Parties

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The star-studded Tony Bennett special, "An American Classic," will air Nov. 21 on NBC. The star-studded Tony Bennett special, "An American Classic," will air Nov. 21 on NBC. As previously reported , the program finds Bennett perf ...

  18. Top Stars Sign On For Bennett TV Special

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Bennett will celebrate his 80th birthday in style -- with a star-studded music special on NBC to be directed and executive produced by "Chicago" helmer Rob Marshall. Tony Bennett will celebrate his 80th birthday in style -- with a sta ...

  19. Marsalis, City Workers To Drop Ball in NYC

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, will serve as the guests of honor at the annual New Year's Eve ba Workers from city agencies that joined in t ...

  20. Queen Likes Odds For 'Rock You' In Vegas

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen is getting ready to rock Las Vegas. The legendary rock group's stage musical "We Will Rock You," which has been playing to sold-out crowds in London since 2002, will make its North American debu Queen is getting ready to rock La ...

  21. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," ...

  22. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing music-related television for the week of May 19-25, 2003. It's a crazy week of music events on television. There's big names on stages from New York to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and the hardest thing will be picking which to wat ...

  23. Tunes On TV

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 19-25, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 19 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jermaine Jackson (also scheduled: Cybill Shepherd, Mario Cantone). "100% NYC: A Concert Celebrat ...

  24. Musicians Get A Closeup At Tribeca Film Fest

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for the second annual Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place May 3-11 in the downtown New York neighborhood. Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clap ...

  25. Queen, De Niro Team Up To 'Rock You'

    March 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen guitarist Brian May didn't think it would be appropriate to take part in a musical based on his band's history, despite how ready-made for the stage its flamboyant and tragic story may be. In fa Queen guitarist Brian May didn't ...

  26. 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 ...