1. Cher Tweets Harsh Words for Sarah Palin, Conservative Media Responds

    November 18, 2013 8:06 PM EST Cher was taking heat from right-wing media on Monday after she presumably called Sarah Palin a "dumb c---" and members of the Tea Party "jihadists." Cher tweeted on Friday: "Go to the dictionary, & look up the 'C& ...

  2. Morrissey Talks Hillary Clinton, Ramones and Living in the Shadow of the Smiths

    October 04, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Morrissey gives Billboard updates on his latest projects, plus unfiltered opinions on everyone from Kirk Douglas to Sarah Palin Morrissey hasn't released an album in three years -- in fact, he's not even signed to a label, and has no home ...

  3. Harry Shearer Enlists Jane Lynch, Dr. John on New Album

    July 24, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Harry Shearer's politically pointed new album, "Can't Take a Hint," is considerably different than anything he's done before, either on his own or with Spinal Tap and the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind." The 13-track ...

  4. Madonna Faces Lawsuit in France Over Swastika Use

    July 16, 2012 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 A recent concert in Paris has proven to have fallout for Madonna who is expected to be sued by France's Front National party for screening a video with an image of right wing politician Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her face. Ma ...

  5. The Cola Wars: How Pepsi and Coke Are Battling In the Music Space

    April 30, 2012 6:30 AM EDT It's late January in Cannes, and Mark Ronson is dressed like a White Stripe. Taking the stage at the MIDEM music conference, the producer wears a bright red oxford shirt with white buttons and black skinny jeans that flare at the ankle to rev ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Music & Politics: 5 Moments When They Didn't Mix

    January 24, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 From the protest songs of Woodie Guthrie to the streetside concerts of Occupy Wall Street, music and politics have long gone hand in hand. But the two haven't always seen eye-to-eye. Here are five moments where music and politics didn't mi ...

  8. Common: 'I'm to Hip-Hop What Obama Is to Politics'

    January 06, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 "How can I say this? Fuck it, I'm the greatest!" Common is pacing the room like a prizefighter, his left arm extended above his head as he mouths the first 10 words to "Sweet," a song off his new album that is anything but. ...

  9. Hank Jr. Writes Song About Fox Flap, Will Appear on 'The View'

    October 10, 2011 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hank Williams Jr. is about to have his say. Williams' has cut a new song "I'll Keep My ...," calling out "Fox & Friends" and ESPN after an interview last week on the Fox News talk show led to the end of his associat ...

  10. Common Laughs Off White House Controversy on 'Daily Show'

    September 15, 2011 2:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Along with promoting his new memoir "One Day It'll All Make Sense" and his upcoming TV series "Hell On Wheels," Common addressed the controversy earlier this year regarding his invitation to perform at a White House event on ...

  11. Jon Stewart Defends Rapper Common on 'O'Reilly Factor': Watch

    May 17, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The latest in the right-wing Common controversy: Jon Stewart accepted Bill O'Reilly's challenge to debate over the rapper's appearance at a White House poetry event last week on "The O'Reilly Factor" yesterday (May 16). ...

  12. Common Attends White House Poetry Event Despite Right-Wing Criticism

    May 12, 2011 8:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 There were love poems and folk tunes. There were classic verses and modern odes. There were sound effects and a gritty rap. Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House rolled out seamlessly Wednesday night, showcasing the impact of su ...

  13. Britney Spears Biographical Comic Out Today

    May 11, 2011 8:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 B ritney Spears is no stranger to music buyers and concert-goers. Now, her star power will be on display with web-slingers, shape shifters and superheroes. The pop music star is the subject of a new one-shot comic book courtesy of Bluewater Producti ...

  14. Justin Bieber's Meeting with Israel Prime Minister Called Off

    April 13, 2011 11:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber's trip to Israel is off to a rocky start - tentative plans to meet the prime minister have fallen through under contentious circumstances, and the teen heartthrob says he has holed himself up in his hotel to escape the country� ...

  15. 'Mad Men's' John Slattery Stars in The National's 'Conversation 16'

    March 09, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Two distinct (and distinctly different) TV actors come together for one bizarre music video for The National's "Conversation 16." John Slattery, i.e. silver fox Roger Sterling on "Mad Men," plays a Secret Service agent prote ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber in '10 Most Fascinating People,' T.I.'s New Song with Christina Aguilera

    November 29, 2010 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Named One of Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People' Justin Bieber was one of the 10 people to make it on Barbara Walters' annual ...

  17. Jennifer Grey Wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

    November 24, 2010 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Actress Jennifer Grey won television's "Dancing With the Stars" contest on Tuesday, while Bristol Palin, whose survival on the show sparked nationwide controversy, finished in third place. Grey, 50, who co-starred with the late Patric ...

  18. John Mellencamp Impressed by Sarah Palin

    October 22, 2010 11:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has found an admirer in John Mellencamp . The legendary rocker says that while he doesn't support her positions, he is impressed by the mark she's made on the country since the 2008 election. ...

  19. Lady Gaga, Beyonce Top Forbes Most Powerful Women List

    October 07, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Forbes list of the world's most powerful women includes Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga , Beyonce Knowles and Ellen DeGeneres, all of whom apparently wield more power than the woman who is second in line for U.S. president. The annual list, releas ...

  20. Brandy, Bolton, The Situation Cha-Cha On DWTS

    September 21, 2010 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reality stars, musicians, actors, athletes and even a politician's daughter put it all out on the ballroom dance floor last night (Sept. 20) for the season 11 premiere of ABC's hit dancing competition, "Dancing With The Stars." C ...

  21. Ben Folds Teams with Author Nick Hornby for New Album

    September 02, 2010 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 B en Folds says that an "instinct to collaborate and make music with people who aren't necessarily musicians" led to "Lonely Avenue," an teaming with Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and author Nick Hornby that's du ...

  22. Levi Johnston to Film Music Video

    July 23, 2010 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Levi Johnston will make his music video debut as a lover whose romance is thwarted by his girlfriend's disapproving mother, according to a Universal Music Group record label and Johnston's attorney. Johnston, 20, who is Bristol Palin' ...

  23. Jewel Does Karaoke in Disguise for Funny Or Die

    July 13, 2010 8:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 On a recent Monday night at a Los Angeles karaoke bar, a meek-looking woman in a business suit and glasses was coaxed on stage by her co-workers. While the boozy crowd readied itself for four minutes of awkward singing, the woman - "Karen" ...

  24. The Daily Noise 4.1.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 4.1.2010 - Billboard.com

    April 01, 2010 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 LL Cool J interview removed from Sarah Palin's talk show, Diddy Dirty Money debuts new song on American Idol, Miley Cyrus gets unkind reviews for new film. sarah palin , Miley Cyrus , Diddy , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Music News , L ...

  25. LL Cool J Knocks Out Palin Plans, Miley Cyrus Movie Panned

    April 01, 2010 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, an interview with LL Cool J has been removed from tonight's debut episode of Sarah Palin's talk show on Fox, because it turns out he wasn't actually interviewed fo ...

  26. Olivia Newton-John Starring In Canada Hockey Film

    January 28, 2010 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Hockey mom Sarah Palin, move over. Olivia Newton-John is set to endure stale coffee and frozen feet at the local hockey arena to star in "Score: A Hockey Musical," a music-driven drama about Canada's national sport. Newton-John and Ca ...

  27. Eminem, Lil Wayne: Billboard Bits

    April 07, 2009 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem Premieres New Song, Video Eminem debuted the video to "We Made You," the first single off his forthcoming "Relapse" album, today (April 7) on MTV's "AMTV." The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, mercilessly spo ...

  28. Eminem's 'We Made You' Video Debuts On MTV

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem debuted the video to "We Made You," the first single off his forthcoming "Relapse" album, today (April 7) on MTV's "AMTV." The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, mercilessly spoofs a slew of celebrities inclu ...

  29. N.E.R.D. & Big Boi / Sept. 22, 2008 / New York (Nokia Theater)

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop acts N.E.R.D. and Big Boi kicked off New York's Advertising Week on Monday Night (Sept. 22) with an energetic and wicked performance at Times Square's Nokia Theater that had the industry suits Hip-hop acts N.E.R.D. and Big Boi kick ...

  30. Heart Thinking Conceptual For Next Album

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Heart has started to plan for its next project, which guitarist Nancy Wilson says will be "a concept album." But Wilson doesn't want to reveal too many specifics about it yet. Heart has started to plan for its next project, which guit ...

  31. Britney Bounces Back With Three VMA Wins

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music Awards in a major way last night (Sept. 7) in Los Angeles, getting the last laugh after a disastrous 2007 appearance by winning the first three awards of Britney Spears returned to the MTV Video Music A ...

  32. Heart Lashes Out Over 'Barracuda' Usage

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rck group Heart, angry that its 70's hit "Barracuda" is being used as the unofficial theme song for Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is biting back at the Alaska governor. Rck group Heart, angry that its 70's hit ...