1. Albert Maysles, 'Gimme Shelter' Director, Dies at 88

    March 06, 2015 3:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Albert Maysles, who collaborated along with his late brother David in a documentary film career that included the troubling 1970 concert documentary Gimme Shelter , has died. He was 88. The director and cinematographer, an Oscar nominee, died Thursd ...

  2. 'American Idol' Singer Jax Performs in #TheDress

    March 05, 2015 9:38 PM EST Exactly one week after "The Dress" became a national obsession, American Idol contestant Jax decided to catch America's votes by wearing the eye-catching frock. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato & More Weigh ...

  3. Harrison Ford's Plane Crash-Lands at Golf Course, Son Confirms

    March 05, 2015 6:56 PM EST A plane piloted by Harrison Ford crash-landed at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday. Ford, who is an avid pilot, was bleeding and suffered gashes on his head after the plane crash-landed at Penmar golf course in Venice, TMZ reports . The incident ...

  4. Bobbi Kristina's Boyfriend Nick Gordon Going on 'Dr. Phil'

    March 05, 2015 5:40 PM EST 0 0 0 The Dr. Phil shows says it will air an "intervention" conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown. In a release, the show quoted Gordon's mother as saying that her son feels guilty because he tried but ...

  5. Samantha Bee Also Exits 'Daily Show'

    March 05, 2015 5:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Along with longtime host Jon Stewart, Bee's husband Jason Jones is also leaving the Comedy Central show. Samantha Bee is expanding her relationship with TBS. Days after the Turner-owned network picked up the scripted family vacation comedy seri ...

  6. Mary J. Blige Documentary Gets Spotlight at Tribeca Film Festival

    March 05, 2015 3:52 PM EST A documentary chronicling the recording of Mary J. Blige 's 13th studio album will receive its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 15-26 in New York. Blige will perform at the festival as well. Mary J. Blige--The London Sessions ...

  7. 'Empire' Recap, Episode 9: 'Unto the Breach'

    March 05, 2015 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The ninth episode of Empire proved the Lyons family can achieve a lot, such as take down a common enemy, if they stick together. The brood has rallied around each other against a foe they can all agree on, Billy Beretti. But like the refrain on &quo ...

  8. Brit Awards Enjoyed 95 Percent Jump in Tweets (Thanks Madonna!)

    March 05, 2015 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna 's pain was the Brit Awards' gain as the event saw a huge jump in social engagement during last month's telecast. According to new digital stats via Brits producer BPI, there was a 95 percent increase in tweets during the Feb. ...

  9. Losing 'X Factor' and a Weaker 'American Idol' Hurts RTL Group's Profits

    March 05, 2015 8:39 AM EST 0 0 0 RTL Group, Europe's leading television company, had a mixed 2014 amid digital growth, but weakness in more traditional media businesses. Losing X Factor in the U.S, which Fox canceled last year  after three underperforming seasons, and weaker r ...

  10. Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast': Dan Stevens to Star Opposite Emma Watson

    March 04, 2015 8:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Dan Stevens, the breakout actor of Downton Abbey and last year's cult action movie The Guest, is in negotiations to play the Beast/Prince in Disney's live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast,  The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Steve ...

  11. The 10 Best Songs from 'Empire,' In Order

    March 04, 2015 2:49 PM EST 0 0 0 When it was announced that Timbaland would be executive music producer for FOX's hip-hop-inspired soap opera, Empire, expectations were high. Longtime fans of the producer could assume if the show wasn't going to be great, at least the mus ...

  12. Fuse Media Announces Launch of FM, New Music-Focused Network

    March 04, 2015 2:21 PM EST 0 0 0 The company behind the Fuse and NUVOtv networks will launch in the fall a new network, to be called FM, with music at its core and a focus on up-and-coming, young talent. Programming will be announced at a later date. Fuse Media announced the new ne ...

  13. David Geffen Hall Coming to Lincoln Center Following $100 Million Donation

    March 04, 2015 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts building -- long known as Avery Fisher Hall -- will be renamed David Geffen Hall in September, Linc ...

  14. Mike Epps Starring in 'Uncle Buck' TV Show

    March 03, 2015 8:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The comedian is taking on the John Candy role from the 1989 John Hughes movie. ABC has tapped Mike Epps to take on the role played by John Candy in a TV version of the 1989 comedy Uncle Buck , The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Based on John Hugh ...

  15. Watch Justin Bieber Get Touchy-Feely With a New Blonde in 'Comedy Central Roast' Promo

    March 03, 2015 6:59 PM EST 3.122 k 319 39 If you thought Justin Bieber 's shirtless Calvin Klein ad was a little too brief (pun intended), you're in luck: The latest Comedy Central Roast promo picks up where it left off. Justin Bieber Begs Seth Rogen to Roast Him There� ...

  16. 'Empire': Watch Jamal Stand Up to Lucious

    March 03, 2015 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 'I don't want them at my company, and neither should you,' Jamal says to Lucious in this week's episode. Empire 's hip-hop mogul and Lyon patriarch Lucious (Terrence Howard) has not been quiet about his disapproval of son Ja ...

  17. 'Boogie Nights' Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

    March 03, 2015 3:42 PM EST An 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' picture disc is on tap next. Universal Music Enterprises is continuing its rollout of soundtracks on vinyl with the March 10 release of a O Brother, Where Art Thou? picture disc, the film adaptation of Littl ...

  18. A Fine Frenzy's Alison Sudol Digs into a Major Acting Gig, Talks Balancing Her Two Careers

    March 03, 2015 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Alison Sudol , 30, who has recorded three albums as A Fine Frenzy and has a new music project due this year, makes her highest-profile appearance as an actor in USA network's 10-episode series Dig. Sudol, whose pink-dyed hair and tattooed neck ...

  19. Watch Kelly Clarkson & Jimmy Fallon Perform a History of Duets

    March 03, 2015 6:21 AM EST First there was Sonny & Cher . Then Kenny & Dolly . And now Jimmy & Kelly .  Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon have dished out a lesson in duets history…in under five minutes. The returning pop star was a guest on The Tonight Show on Mo ...

  20. Estelle Talks 'Empire' & New 'Conqueror' Duet with Jussie Smollett: Watch

    March 03, 2015 2:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Gladys Knight . Anthony Hamilton . Courtney Love . Jim Beanz . Those are just a few of the acclaimed musical guest stars that Fox's Empire has boasted in its first season. That list will growing this week when Grammy winner Estelle visits Lee D ...

  21. 'SNL': Dakota Johnson Mocks 'Fifty Shades,' Alabama Shakes Performs New Songs (Video)

    March 01, 2015 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 "Birdman," "Cinderella" and Kanye West were among the episode's targets. Dakota Johnson wrapped up her stellar month by hosting Saturday Night Live , which her mom Melanie Griffith hosted in the '80s. Dakota played a in ...

  22. Pussy Riot Makes Acting Debut, Shares New Song on House of Cards Season 3

    February 28, 2015 3:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Members of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot made their acting debut and released a new song during the third season of Netflix's House of Cards , which premiered on Friday (Feb. 27). Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't ...

  23. Kelly Osbourne's Career: From Reality Star to TV Host, Actress

    February 28, 2015 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 From her punk-style teenage years on MTV's The Osbournes to her now-completed run on E!'s Fashion Police , audiences have watched the reality star-turned-TV host embrace multiple hair hues (black, red, pink, blonde, grey, violet), act and ...

  24. Kelly Osbourne Quits E!'s 'Fashion Police'

    February 27, 2015 6:18 PM EST 9.789 k 189 73 That was quick. A few days after publicly threatening to quit her longtime gig as a panelist on E!'s Fashion Police , Kelly Osbourne has officially departed her red carpet role at the network. Kelly Osbourne's Career: From Reality ...

  25. ITV to Acquire 'The Voice' Producer Talpa Media

    February 27, 2015 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 U.K. TV giant ITV is in advanced negotiations on a deal to acquire The Voice producer Talpa Media, the Dutch production company created by John de Mol , Broadcast magazine reported Friday .‎ De Mol , also known as the man who created reality juggern ...

  26. 'Motown 25' Revisited: 10 Things to Know About the 1983 TV Special

    February 27, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The special will re-air Saturday on PBS stations as part of a national pledge drive. The special that introduced TV viewers to Michael Jackson 's moonwalk and the Temptations and Four Tops ' vocal battle will air on 300 PBS stations on Sat ...

  27. Conan O'Brien Takes His Show to Cuba Next Week

    February 26, 2015 4:24 PM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday's show, Conan O'Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk. Or, rather, what he describes as a borrowed cafe table. In Havana, Cuba. But for most of the hour (11 p.m. EST on TBS), Conan will find its host footloose ...

  28. 'Empire' Recap, Episode 8: 'The Lyon's Roar'

    February 26, 2015 2:38 PM EST There couldn't have been a more fitting title for the eighth episode of Empire than "The Lyon's Roar." The latest episode of the Fox show revealed a lot about each character and gave most a fresh start. If viewers were wonderin ...

  29. John Legend, Rita Ora, Nick Jonas Lead 'Finding Neverland' Compilation

    February 26, 2015 12:47 PM EST 0 0 0 
John Legend , Rita Ora , Nick Jonas and  Glee star Matthew Morrison will contribute performances Finding Neverland (Songs From The Musical) , a compilation due April 21 to accompany the Broadway debut of Finding Neverland on April 15. Featuring mus ...

  30. 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Breaks Down Jamal's Coming Out

    February 26, 2015 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the eighth episode of  Empire's  first season, "The Lyon's Roar."] Jamal Lyon ( Jussie Smollett ), the middle son of hip-hop mogul Lucious ( Terrence Howard ) on  Lee Daniels  and  Dann ...

  31. 'Love & Mercy' Trailer: Watch Paul Dano & John Cusack Play Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

    February 25, 2015 7:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Paul Dano and John Cusack play Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson at two different stages of his life in the trailer for the biopic Love & Mercy . The movie, which was acquired by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions after its Toronto Film Festival premi ...

  32. Jason Jones Leaving 'The Daily Show'

    February 24, 2015 5:40 PM EST 0 0 0 There's another departure in store for The Daily Show . Jason Jones will leave the Comedy Central series after nearly a decade to star in and produce a new TBS sitcom that was announced Tuesday (Feb. 24). Jon Stewart Leaving 'The Daily Sho ...

  33. Queen Latifah's Bessie Smith Film to Premiere May 16 on HBO

    February 24, 2015 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 HBO's film on blues singer Bessie Smith starring Queen Latifah will premiere on May 16. Latifah stars in Bessie as the Empress of the Blues, one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s. Latifah recorded many of Smith's better ...

  34. The Story Behind 'The Wrecking Crew' Documentary About L.A. Session Musicians: 'The Most Expensive Home Movie Ever

    February 23, 2015 3:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Ten years after Denny Tedesco shot the first frames of his film about Los Angeles session musicians of the 1960s, he hit the point of no return. The film had to be made. "(Director) John Sayles told a friend of mine there is a line where you cr ...

  35. 'The Voice' Season 8 Preview: The Pros & Cons

    February 23, 2015 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 One of the riskiest and most rewarding of any audition in The Voice 's previous seven seasons occurs Monday night at the end of the two-hour season debut: A 15-year-old farmer sings a song from the public domain and wows the coaches despite his ...

  36. Backstage at the Oscars with John Legend & Common

    February 23, 2015 1:19 AM EST After winning the Oscar for original song , Common and John Legend continued to talk politics, duty and "Glory" backstage. "To be a storyteller," Common told the press, "you got to be able to speak the truth, you've go ...

  37. Oscars 2015: Common & John Legend March Off With Best Song

    February 22, 2015 11:51 PM EST Plus: Alexandre Desplat takes home best original score for 'Grand Budapest Hotel.' Politically and historically aware speeches from Common and John Legend received the biggest ovation of the first two and half hours of the Academy Awards ...

  38. Oscars 2015: Lady Gaga, Rita Ora & More Share Thoughts, Photos Ahead of Performances

    February 22, 2015 4:08 PM EST The 2015 Academy Awards are right around the corner, and several artists performing on Sunday's ceremony are sharing some pre-Oscar thoughts and photos on social media. Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Lady Gaga and Rita Ora posted Instagr ...

  39. Watch: Martin Scorsese Voices New Apple Ad

    February 22, 2015 3:41 PM EST Apple has released its latest iPad Air 2 ad, just in time for Oscar Sunday (Feb. 22). Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage The commercial -- which is set to air during the Academy Awards telecast on ABC -- features voiceover by director Martin Sco ...

  40. Hollywood A-listers Take a Casual Day for Oscar Rehearsals

    February 22, 2015 1:08 PM EST Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Oscars 2015 Live Blog Eddie Murphy , Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart , Channing Tatum and Zo ...

  41. Metallica Remembers Bruce Sinofsky: 'We Lost a Valued Member of Our Family'

    February 22, 2015 11:13 AM EST 0 0 0 Metallica has shared a remembrance on its website of documentary film director Bruce Sinofsky, who recently died after a battle with diabetes. Bruce Sinofsky, 'Metallica: Some Kind of Monster' Co-Director, Dies at 58 Sinofsky, 58, was the ...

  42. Bruce Sinofsky, 'Metallica: Some Kind of Monster' Co-Director, Dies at 58

    February 21, 2015 3:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Documentary film director Bruce Sinofsky has died after a battle with diabetes. He was 58. Frequent collaborator Joe Berlinger confirmed the news Saturday (Feb. 21) on Twitter. "Great man, sad day," Berlinger wrote. Devastated to report de ...

  43. Ahmad Givens, Star of VH1's 'Real Chance of Love,' Dies at 33

    February 21, 2015 1:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Ahmad Givens, star of VH1's dating series Real Chance of Love , has died. He was 33. Givens, known as "Real," died after a long battle with cancer, his brother Kamal "Chance" Givens told TMZ . Ahmad had been diagnosed with s ...

  44. Turkish Singer Kicked Off Reality Show for Sexist Tweet

    February 21, 2015 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 A singer has been kicked off the Turkish version of reality show Survivor after suggesting on Twitter that women who wore miniskirts were inviting unwelcome sexual attention from men. Nihat Dogan's tweet about "girls wearing miniskirts and ...

  45. Rita Ora, Dakota Johnson of 'Fifty Shades' Reunite at Oscar Rehearsals

    February 21, 2015 10:32 AM EST 2.227 k 125 58 Hot off the (spiked) heels of their blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey , stars Dakota Johnson and Rita Ora giddily reunited backstage at Oscar rehearsals. Rita Ora Dishes on Her 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role and Who She Dreams of Play ...

  46. Exclusive: Watch Rush's Geddy Lee Walk Down Memory Lane on VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show'

    February 20, 2015 5:56 PM EST 0 0 0 That Metal Show is kicking off its 14th season on Saturday with a visit from none other than Rush 's Geddy Lee . The iconic bassist/vocalist/keyboardist, who last appeared on the program during its inaugural season in 2008, sits down with host ...

  47. Oscars 2015: Predicting the Best Original Score Category

    February 20, 2015 3:27 PM EST Can Alexandre Desplat finally win an Oscar after eight nominations? Will the Academy continue to shower love on first-time nominees? Will Hans Zimmer return to the podium for the first time in two decades? Oscars 2015: See All Our Coverage These qu ...

  48. Oscars 2015: Predicting the Song Category

    February 20, 2015 2:45 PM EST A year ago, the biggest contemporary stars on the Oscar telecast were two of the original song nominees, "Let it Go" and "Happy." This year, you'd be hard-pressed to find one person who could hum two of the nominated melo ...

  49. 'Tonight Show' Music Booker Jonathan Cohen To Exit, No Replacement Announced

    February 20, 2015 12:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Music booker Jonathan Cohen is leaving NBC's  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , sources have confirmed to Billboard. Additionally, sources say Barbera Libis, longtime music booker for  The Tonight Show  during its Jay Leno years, will te ...

  50. 'Parks and Recreation' Exec Producer Harris Wittels Found Dead at Age 30

    February 19, 2015 8:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Harris Wittels, co-executive producer and writer for  Parks and Recreation , was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 30. Wittels' assistant discovered his body, stated an LAPD representat ...

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