1. Buckwheat Groats Drops NSFW Video Praising Tom Hanks: Watch

    March 19, 2014 9:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 We may never have asked for a rap song praising Tom Hanks, but life is but a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. Yesterday (March 18), rap duo Buckwheat Groats filled the hole in our lives we didn't even know existed w ...

  2. No Label, No Problem as 'Idol' Alums Turn to Kickstarter (and Fans) to Fund Their Music

    October 10, 2013 12:42 PM EDT As the music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists clamoring for ever more elusive record deals, several "American Idol" alums are turning to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as a way to raise money for their projects whi ...

  3. 'Kinky Boots,' Scored by Cyndi Lauper, Leads Tony Award Noms

    April 30, 2013 11:15 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as lead ...

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  5. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST 0 0 0 As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the Septembe ...

  6. Paul McCartney & Nirvana Members Unite Again on 'SNL'

    December 16, 2012 3:45 AM EST 0 0 0 New collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack" now available on iTunes. "Sirvana" strikes again: Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana once again united to perform their new collaboration, "Cut Me Some Slack," on & ...

  7. Bruno Mars Hosts 'SNL,' Debuts 'Young Girls': Watch

    October 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Saturday Night Live" scored this week with a nerded-out Bruno Mars singing Green Day and unannounced guest star Tom Hanks stopping by to mock the presidential debates. Host and musical guest Mars continued the proud tradition of Justin Ti ...

  8. David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

    September 27, 2012 3:40 PM EDT David Geffen (right) with Joni Mitchel (left) and Mama Cass (background) from the PBS American Masters program "Inventing David Geffen," which will air in November. (Photo: Henry Diltz) American Masters creator and executive producer Sus ...

  9. 'Inventing David Geffen' Documentary Premieres at Toronto Film Festival

    September 11, 2012 4:35 PM EDT A lively account of one of the most influential careers in modern showbiz, Susan Lacy's "Inventing David Geffen" works within a familiar format to sing the praises of a man who never did. An upcoming airing on PBS's American Ma ...

  10. Twitter 140: Page 10

    July 26, 2012 7:17 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Salaam Remi Producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fergie) @SalaamRemi The legendary producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse) turns the bulk of his feed over to retweets of those either mentioning him and his work, talking music pr ...

  11. Indie Music Films Look For Help On Kickstarter

    July 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Nearly a year after actor-turned-filmmaker Colin Hanks funded a documentary about the demise of legendary retailer Tower Records through creative financing website Kickstarter, the director of another indie film chronicling Los Angeles' reiss ...

  12. David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today

    July 23, 2012 11:19 AM EDT When David Geffen allows the camera to be turned on him Nov. 20 for an American Masters documentary titled Inventing David Geffen , he will be described by friends, peers and adversaries as "passionate," "neurotic" and "gi ...

  13. Rita Wilson Pairs With Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell on 'AM/FM'

    May 07, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rita Wilson says her love of music -- and ability to sing -- "was kind of a private thing I kept to myself. You don't want to be that person who's like, 'Oh yeah, and now I'm a singer... And yet, here I am, I guess." Wi ...

  14. Steve Martin Q&A: On Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass & Comedy

    March 30, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Says Upcoming Tour Is 'Sort of 60% Music, 40% Comedy' At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, Rascal Flatts will be joined by a special guest on banjo -- the actor, comedian and respected musician -- Steve Martin . The 66-year-ol ...

  15. 11 No. 11 Hits for 11-11-11

    November 11, 2011 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Peaking at No. 11 on a Billboard chart can be a frustrating fortune for an artist or record label, as a top 10 rank for such a title remains ever-elusive. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst,& ...

  16. Rita Wilson Releasing Album, Says She's 'Always Felt More Comfortable With Music'

    October 26, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rita Wilson will join the slashie ranks -- aka, actor/musician -- this February with the release of her debut album. Wilson discussed the album, titled "AM/FM" (Feb. 7, Decca), during a surprise appearance at the Billboard/Hollywood Report ...

  17. Rita Wilson Talks Debut Album, Son Opening For LMFAO @ Billboard Film & TV Conference Appearance:

    October 26, 2011 11:30 AM EDT A Moment of Levity: Rita Wison (left) at the Billbaord/THR Film and TV Music Conference with Billboard's Phil Gallo said her debut album "AM/FM" was inspired by songs heard on the radio from the backseat of her parent's car. (P ...

  18. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs with Interscope Records

    July 05, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol's" Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12 and perform the song as part ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site, Black Veil Brides to Rejoin Warped Tour

    June 30, 2011 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site It looks like Amy Winehouse has no swag, at least according to Swagger Security, the group who hacked into her website earlier ...

  20. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher, Aretha Among Performers at Oprah's Star-Studded Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 9:32 AM EDT Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith among the celebrities who appeared during the four-hour taping Tuesday. More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winf ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Pia Toscano Will 'Have a Great Career' After 'Idol,' Says Sister

    April 14, 2011 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 P ia Toscano's "American Idol" elimination last week shocked just about everyone, from A-listers like Tom Hanks to other gone-too-soon "Idol" contestants, like Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry . But although "Idol&quo ...

  23. 'American Idiot' Movie in the Works

    April 13, 2011 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idiot," the Broadway musical based on Green Day's acclaimed album of the same name, is finding a home at Universal. The studio is in negotiations to pick up the screen rights and has set Michael Mayer, the director of the st ...

  24. Elton John Performs, Pokes Fun at 'Spider-Man' Musical on 'SNL'

    April 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Elton John hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time April 2 and proved his acting chops are just as solid as his singing. The singer joked about being gay, performing at the royal wedding and being a new father in a series of sk ...

  25. 11 Hot 100 No. 11s For '11

    January 25, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 After spotlighting 11 No. 11-peaking hits apiece on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop , country and rock charts throughout the first three weeks of 2011, Chart Beat wraps ringing in the new year by celebrating songs that, despite stopping one spot sh ...

  26. Watch: 4 Remakes of Wiz Khalifa's 'Black & Yellow'

    January 13, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Not only is Wiz Khalifa 's Steelers anthem "Black and Yellow" climbing Billboard's Hot 100 chart with a ranking at No. 7 this week , but the song is also getting a lot of viral attention through remakes. Wiz Khalifa: 'Black ...

  27. Jack White, Soundgarden Among Conan's First Guests

    October 21, 2010 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Conan O'Brien announced his first week of guests for his upcoming TBS late-night talk show. The premiere night of Conan will feature Seth Rogen and a musical performance from Jack White . The rest of Conan's premiere week: -- Monday, Nov. ...

  28. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  29. Joe Jonas Planning Solo Debut for Early 2011

    September 27, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now that the Jonas Brothers have wrapped up the North American leg of the "Camp Rock 2" tour, middle brother Joe Jonas has announced plans to become a solo artist. According to E! News , Joe is hoping to release his debut solo album in ear ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga Turning Meat Dress into Jerky, Drake Working with Rihanna

    September 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga's Meat Dress to Be Made Into Jerky Lady Gaga 's meat dress from the MTV VMAs is set to be preserved and dried in the form of jerky. The purpose of the ...

  31. 50 Cent Shows Off Acting Chops in 'Twelve,' 'Gun' Movies

    August 03, 2010 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 After releasing his "Before I Self-Destruct" album and going on a massive world tour, 50 Cent traded his mic for a script for the new movie "Twelve," due in theaters this Friday (Aug. 6). The Joel Schumacher-directed drama, in wh ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. "American Idiot" Headed for Hollywood? Pete Wentz Aids Clean Water Project

    March 24, 2010 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Tom Hanks has plans to turn Green Day 's "American Idiot," which heads to Broadway in April, into a feature film. Former Death Row head Suge Knight is wanted by th ...

  34. Jay-Z, Beyonce Named Top-Earning Couple

    January 13, 2010 7:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z and Beyonce earned $122 million together between June 2008 and June 2009, more than any other couple -- married or unmarried -- in entertainment. The list makers at Forbes are at it again, this time determining Hollywood's top-earning cou ...

  35. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square G ...

  36. Springsteen, U2, Metallica To Play Hall Of Fame Concerts

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music legends Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, U2, Paul Simon, Metallica, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends, Simon and Garfunkel will join together on October 29th and 30th at Madison Square ...

  37. George Harrison Gets Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

    April 15, 2009 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hundreds of George Harrison's biggest fans and best friends, including Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, turned out Tuesday to see a posthumous star for the quiet Beatle unveiled during a raucous celebration on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fellow Be ...

  38. Anvil On A Roll As Film Hits Theaters

    April 03, 2009 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I don't believe miracles happen halfway," Steve "Lips" Kudlow says. "It took a lifetime for this to actually come to fruition, but this time I went up to bat and knocked it right out of the park." Anvil, the influ ...

  39. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into th Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mel ...

  40. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is bein ...

  41. Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York. Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are am ...

  42. Grammy Performances Meld Classic, Contemporary

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades. The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awa ...

  43. Grammys Confirm Winehouse Satellite Performance

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via satellite from a London studio, organizers announced today (Feb. 8). The artist, who has recently spent time in rehab, was ini As expected , Amy Winehouse will perform du ...

  44. Beyonce, Tina Turner To Duet At Grammys

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Rather, she will be joined by Tina Turner, who has ...

  45. 37OnTV

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 11-17, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 11 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Jessica Simpson, Storm Large (also scheduled: Ron Livingston). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyon ...

  46. 35OnTV

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 28 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Harry Connick Jr "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s): Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ...

  47. 22OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 29 - June 4, 2006. 22OnTV 20060530_col_ontv Music-related TV listings for May 29-June 4, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 29 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): Snow Patrol (also scheduled: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson). “ ...

  48. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F ...

  49. 18OnTV

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 1 - 7, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 1 “The Tony Danza Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): James Hill (also scheduled: Brooke Burns, Matt Daves). “TRL,” MTV Featured artist(s): Fort Minor. “The Apprentice,” NBC Featured artis ...

  50. Superstar Collaborations Join Grammy Lineup

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Irish rockers U2 will be joined by R&B diva Mary J. Blige as one of several big name collaborations during the upcoming 48th annual Grammy Awards. Also due to pair up on stage are Faith Hill and K Irish rockers U2 will be joined by R&B diva ...

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