1. Russell Simmons Shooting TV Pilot, Producing Rap Opera & Spending Millions on Movies

    June 20, 2014 12:01 PM EDT Russell Simmons is climbing off the yoga mat. The hip-hop impresario-turned-lifestyle guru, author of the New York Times best-seller Success Through Stillness, moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles early in 2014. Now, he is launching a flurry o ...

  2. Columbia to Release '12 Years a Slave's' John Legend-Curated Soundtrack

    October 18, 2013 7:29 PM EDT Columbia Records and John Legend are continuing their relationship, with the Sony-owned label nabbing the rights to release the Legend-curated "12 Years a Slave" soundtrack. The 16-track album, featuring original recordings from Legend ...

  3. Selena Gomez Cast in Action Flick With Ethan Hawke

    April 09, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just as filming wraps for her upcoming beach flick "Spring Breakers," Selena Gomez has announced another project -- an action movie with Ethan Hawke. In a video Q&A with her fans, the former Disney star opened up about her current and ...

  4. Barry Feinstein, Bob Dylan/Janis Joplin Photographer, Dies at 80

    October 21, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Photographer Barry Feinstein, who captured behind-the-scenes images from rock's golden age and shot iconic album covers for Bob Dylan and George Harrison, died in upstate New York on Thursday. He was 80. Agent Dave Brolan said Feinstein, who li ...

  5. Jay-Z, Will Smith Put Money On 'Fela!'

    November 17, 2009 4:57 PM EST 0 0 0 J ay-Z , Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a new musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti opening Nov. 23 on Broadway. The news confirms weeks of speculation that the ...

  6. The Verve Brings The 'Noise' On Reunion Album

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Talk of a return to the relative glory days of a decade ago is often hostage to the fortunes of the modern music business. But the re-formation of the Verve has its supporters dreaming big. Talk of a return to the relative glory days of a decade ago ...

  7. The Verve Storms Back On Fourth Album

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Verve roars back to life after an 11-year hiatus between new albums with "Forth," a bracing blend of the experimentalism of the group's early work and the more structured songwriting of its last t The Verve roars back to life afte ...

  8. 'Cmon' Down For Dual Lambchop Releases

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nashville-based collective Lambchop has readied two separate full-length albums for release in February. Nashville-based collective Lambchop has readied two separate full-length albums for release in February. "Aw Cmon" and "No You Cm ...