1. Andre 3000 to Co-Star in 'American Crime' Season 2

    July 31, 2015 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 He'll star opposite Regina King in ABC's anthology drama. Andre Benjamin is poised to make his TV series regular debut. The Outkast rapper/singer otherwise known as Andre 3000 has been tapped to co-star in the second season of ABC's A ...

  2. Victoria Justice Channels Nelly for 'Hot in Herre' on 'Lip Sync Battle': Watch

    July 31, 2015 7:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rap tracks aren't easy lip-syncing fare, but Victoria Justice handled Nelly 's "Hot in Herre" like a champ on Thursday night's episode of Lip Sync Battle .  Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon Engage in Epic Lip Sync Battle on ' ...

  3. Army Docs Show Interest in 'American Idol,' 'X Factor': 'Good Possibility It Will Be a Ratings Hit'

    July 31, 2015 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 It doesn’t exactly rise to the level of Edward Snowden ’s NSA leaks, but a new batch of Pentagon documents showing the military’s keen interest in Hollywood has still raised a few eyeballs. A recent FOIA request by SpyCulture.com ’s Tom Secker produ ...

  4. Selena Gomez, Missy Elliott Headed to 'The Voice' as Mentors: Report

    July 31, 2015 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Voice season 9 won't debut until Sept. 21 on NBC, but information about the upcoming season's guest mentors is already leaking. None other than Selena Gome z will join forces with Gwen Stefani to help mentor her team, and the legendary ...

  5. Ice-T Voices 'Care Bears,' Lauryn Hill Sings Nina Simone on 'Tonight Show'

    July 31, 2015 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0  Who knew Ice-T had a career in cartoon voiceovers?    "I thought everybody knew that," the hip-hop legend joked when Jimmy Fallon admitted on the July 30 episode of The Tonight Show  that he had recently discovered Ice-T's cartoon pa ...

  6. Liberty Global Increases Stake in British Broadcaster ITV to 9.9 Percent

    July 31, 2015 8:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Liberty Global said Friday it has increased its stake in ITV from 6.4 percent to 9.9 percent. John Malone 's international cable company had first acquired a stake in the U.K. TV giant a year ago. Liberty Global said it does not plan to make an ...

  7. Demi Lovato's 'Dusk Till Dawn' Character Was Written For Her

    July 30, 2015 10:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robert Rodriguez had been waiting for a chance to work with Demi Lovato since she auditioned for his 2003 movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over . The El Rey Network creator and executive producer of its TV series From Dusk Till Dawn  told reporters Thursday ...

  8. New Kurt Cobain Song Added to 'Montage Of Heck' Theatrical Release: Exclusive

    July 30, 2015 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The documentary, which debuted on HBO, hits theaters on Aug. 7. Kurt Cobain fans have one more reason to see Brett Morgen's critically acclaimed documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck , when it's released ...

  9. Mariah Carey to Make Directorial Debut on Hallmark Channel

    July 30, 2015 3:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey is making her directorial debut on the Hallmark Channel. Mariah Carey Moves From CAA to UTA: Exclusive Carey will direct and co-star in Mariah Carey's Christmas Project , the network announced Wednesday. Production will begin in th ...

  10. Which 'American Idol' Alum Is Headed to 'CSI'?

    July 30, 2015 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 CBS'  Crime Scene Investigation  has enlisted one of the leads on MTV's  Faking It  (and an American Idol veteran) for a familiar role. Katie Stevens -- who stars as Karma on the MTV comedy -- has joined the cast of the two-hour series fin ...

  11. U2 Concert Special, Documentary Coming to HBO

    July 30, 2015 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 HBO is getting a taste of U2 's current Innocence + Experience world tour. The premium cable network has scored a pair of specials from Bono and company, both set to air in November. The Time Warner-owned cabler, ahead of its time at the Televi ...

  12. Radiohead Emerges as Frontrunner to Record 'Spectre' Theme After Suspicious U.K. Betting

    July 30, 2015 6:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 British band Radiohead has emerged as a sudden favorite among U.K. bookmakers to be named the performers of the theme for Spectre , the latest James Bond. One bookie revealed that it had suspended betting after an anonymous customer asked to put a £ ...

  13. John Legend to Handle Music on Slave Drama 'Underground'

    July 29, 2015 9:39 PM EDT John Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. WGN America says Legend and his production company will be in charge of the score and soundtrack for Underground . John Legend Accepts $300,000 to Perfo ...

  14. Beyoncé Offered Role in NBC's 'The Wiz': Report

    July 29, 2015 8:40 PM EDT Beyoncé has reportedly been offered a role in NBC's upcoming production of The Wiz as Glinda the Good Witch.  Mary J. Blige & Queen Latifah to Star in NBC's 'The Wiz' Already Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah are signed on ...

  15. Meghan Trainor Has Her Own 'Peanuts' Character and Song On the Soundtrack

    July 29, 2015 7:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meghan Trainor  is the newest member of the Peanuts gang, and she has a new feel-good song to celebrate. Meghan Trainor Dazzles L.A. Crowd After Vocal Hemorrhage Recovery: Live Review The "Dear Future Husband" singer revealed her cartoon i ...

  16. 'Empire' Star Terrence Howard Sued for Assault, Defamation by Ex-Wife

    July 28, 2015 9:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Terrence Howard 's ex-wife filed suit against the actor Tuesday (July 28) claiming he assaulted her in 2013. In the civil complaint filed in Los Angeles, Michelle Howard claims the alleged assault took place while they were staying in a rental ...

  17. Mary J. Blige & Queen Latifah to Star in NBC's 'The Wiz'

    July 28, 2015 7:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 The live musical will air Dec. 3 & is the network's follow-up to "Peter Pan" and "Sound of Music." NBC's live  The Wiz  has enlisted some musical heavy-hitters. Queen Latifah   and  Mary J. Blige   have joined the c ...

  18. 'I Am Cait' Premieres to Lower Ratings Than Expected

    July 28, 2015 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of live-plus-three lifts, the premiere slightly outpaces recent episodes of the Kardashian franchise. The long wait for  I Am Cait  ended on Sunday night with the premiere of E!'s latest reality series -- and while Caitlyn Jenner's f ...

  19. 'Empire' Co-Stars Get Engaged

    July 28, 2015 9:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grace Gealey and Trai Byers, two stars of Fox's  Empire,  are engaged. Byers popped the question while celebrating Gealey's 31st birthday on July 26. The 10 Best Songs From 'Empire,' In Order Neither of the  Empire  stars have co ...

  20. Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon Engage in Epic Lip Sync Battle on 'Tonight Show'

    July 28, 2015 5:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Cruise has accepted many impossible missions over the years. He’s dangled from planes and tall buildings, had sharp knives dropped within a whisker of his eyeball. And now he’s performed a lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show .  ...

  21. Bill Cosby Appeals Ruling That Unsealed Deposition Excerpts

    July 28, 2015 2:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Cosby's lawyers on Monday appealed a judge's decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters. The newly public court filings contain excerpts of Cosby's depositi ...

  22. Rick Springfield Opens-up on Working with Meryl Streep and Life as a 'Teen Idol'

    July 28, 2015 12:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It was all happening too fast to enjoy it," says Rick Springfield of the summer of '81, when "Jessie's Girl" shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 just as he debuted as the dreamy Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. T ...

  23. Conan O'Brien Accused of Stealing Jokes From Twitter in Lawsuit

    July 27, 2015 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robert Kaseberg says his jokes about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner, airlines & the Washington Monument made it into the late-night host's monologue. A San Diego man has filed a lawsuit against Conan O'Brien, TBS and others on the comedian& ...

  24. Ed Sheeran to Play Deadly Medieval Knight on Upcoming FX Drama

    July 27, 2015 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping singer-songwriter  Ed Sheeran  is heading to the small screen. The six-time Grammy nominee has snagged a recurring role on Kurt Sutter’s forthcoming FX drama,  The Bastard Executioner . The series, which is being billed as a blood-soak ...

  25. Cumulus Seeks Artist for New Label NASH Next

    July 27, 2015 10:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cumulus Media's NASH brand of country music programming is busy these days. Cumulus, which owns over 60 NASH and NASH Icon radio stations, is in the midst of its inaugural round of NASH Next , an American Idol -style online competition in which ...

  26. James Bond Returns In 'Spectre,' But Who Will Sing the Theme Song?

    July 27, 2015 9:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sam Smith is still the bookies' favorite, but others are also seen as having good chances to follow in Adele's Oscar-winning footsteps. Almost as speculation-fueled as the film itself, the theme to the next James Bond movie has, according ...

  27. 'Paper Towns' Author John Green: Film Soundtrack is the Perfect 'Summer Album'

    July 24, 2015 9:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paper Towns  hit theaters across America on Friday, making teens across the country yearn for adventure from the sad storyline based off John Green's young adult novel and delivering a road trip-ready soundtrack Green called the perfect "s ...

  28. Ed Sheeran 'Live at Wembley Stadium' Concert Special Coming to NBC

    July 24, 2015 3:11 PM EDT Ed Sheeran will soon headline television screens across the country in the upcoming NBC special Ed Sheeran - Live at Wembley Stadium . Ed Sheeran Defends Taylor Swift in Nicki Minaj VMA Exhange: 'It's Not Her Fault' Airing Aug. 16 ...

  29. Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in 'Star Wars,' According to New Interview

    July 24, 2015 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ahmed Best, the man behind Jar Jar Binks -- the universally reviled, arguably racist caricature from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- recently gave a lengthy interview to Vice . It's essential reading for Star Wars fans, but there ...

  30. Meghan Trainor Performed 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    July 24, 2015 3:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 What a difference a month can make. Just four weeks ago, Meghan Trainor was in the doldrums with a hemorrhage on her vocal cords and a bunch of scratched concerts to her name.  The pop singer, who collected nine nominations for this year’s Billboard ...

  31. Frank Zappa Documentary Gets a Director

    July 23, 2015 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 The project, aiming for a 2017 release, has the blessing of the Zappa Family Trust. The ground-breaking musician Frank Zappa will be the subject of a new documentary that Alex Winter is writing and directing with the cooperation of the Zappa Family ...

  32. Ludacris to Appear on 'Empire' Season 2...as a Police Officer?

    July 23, 2015 1:56 PM EDT Empire' s return is two months away, and the star-studded cast list just keeps growing. Ludacris is the latest celeb to announce involvement in Fox's hit drama -- he shared a photo of himself alongside Terrence Howard (aka the now-inc ...

  33. 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Trailer Features Plenty of Rebellion, Chills & Jennifer Lawrence

    July 23, 2015 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first full-length trailer for the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise has arrived. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 tease doesn't depart much from teases for Part 1 , which means there's plenty of battle scenes, marches ...

  34. MTV's Susanne Daniels to Run Original Content at YouTube

    July 23, 2015 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Susanne Daniels has revealed her next move.  The former president of programming at MTV, who announced her departure this morning , will be joining YouTube as vice president originals.  She will report directly to YouTube head of content Robert Kync ...

  35. Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic to Debut at New York Film Fest

    July 22, 2015 11:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead , will make its world premiere as the closing night film at the New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selection Wednesday. The film has been a long-time passion pr ...

  36. Nappy Roots' Prophet Enlists 'Catfish' to Help Him Find True Love: Watch

    July 22, 2015 9:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nappy Roots member Prophet is using MTV's  Catfish  team to help him on his search for true love. In a sneak-peek video, the rapper said he has been trying to make a comeback -- and with that comes a presence on social media. He met Trinity onl ...

  37. Susanne Daniels Leaving MTV, Mina Lefevre Upped to EVP

    July 22, 2015 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The president of programming departs the cable net after three years. Changes are afoot at MTV. After nearly three years at the cable network, programming president Susanne Daniels is leaving the company. At the same time, the network is elevating s ...

  38. 'Empire' Season 2 Promo Teases Lucious in Jail, New Music: Watch

    July 22, 2015 4:39 PM EDT The times, they are a-changin' on Empire . Fox released a new season 2 promo Wednesday (July 22) for the hit drama, in which Lucious ( Terrence Howard ) has traded his designer duds for an orange jumpsuit and -- more shockingly -- Anika (Gr ...

  39. VH1 Names Chris McCarthy General Manager, to Replace Tom Calderone

    July 22, 2015 11:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the exit of Tom Calderone yesterday (July 21), VH1 has announced Chris McCarthy as its new general manager, who moves over from the same role at MTV2 and Logo. 'The Osbournes' Reboot Will Not Return on VH1 “Chris is a multi-talen ...

  40. 'RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race' Returning for Second Season on Logo TV

    July 22, 2015 10:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Start your All Stars  engines! Logo TV has announced that RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race  is returning for a second season. "Ending years of fan speculation," reads a statement from the network, " RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race ...

  41. James Horner Secretly Composed Music for 'Magnificent Seven' Remake

    July 22, 2015 3:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Southpaw , the upcoming boxing film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, marks one of the last films to feature a score composed by the late James Horner . Horner died unexpectedly last month in a plane crash. Shortly after Horner's death, Southpaw  direc ...

  42. 'Southpaw' Dedicated to James Horner

    July 21, 2015 10:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Composer James Horner left a handful of film scores completed when he died in a plane crash last month. One of the first of those final compositions is the score for the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing film Southpaw , which hits theaters on Friday. The Weins ...

  43. Kenny Loggins Plots Return to Children's Music: Watch Exclusive 'Penn Zero Part-Time Hero' Clip

    July 21, 2015 7:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Loggins may have returned to Pooh Corner more than two decades ago, but the singer/songwriter known as much for his big '80s anthems as his softer side is planning a return, once more, to children's music. "It's the directi ...

  44. Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Makes Scoring Debut on 'I'm Scared': Exclusive Video

    July 21, 2015 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 What's his age again? At 43, Blink-182 vocalist and bassist Mark Hoppus has scored his first film. Hoppus and collaborator James Ingram (the engineer, not the "Somewhere Out There" singer) wrote the score for I'm Scared , a four- ...

  45. Michael Buble Tries Out 'America's Got Talent' Trick -- And Gets the Buzzer: Exclusive Video

    July 21, 2015 3:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guest judge Michael Buble  is getting into the act for Tuesday night’s (July 21) episode of America’s Got Talent . The Canadian superstar -- who was invited by judge Heidi Klum to join the panel and participate in the second week of Judge Cuts -- is ...

  46. Jorge Bernal Teases His Nascar-Related Death in 'Sharknado 3'

    July 21, 2015 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's one, two, three times the shark!  Sharknado, the flying shark fest turned social media phenomenon is back with a third installment, airing on the SyFy channel on Wednesday (July 22). The franchise is such a global success that the three-qu ...

  47. Jon Stewart Heads Into Home Stretch at 'Daily Show'

    July 21, 2015 4:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jon Stewart entered the home stretch of his 16 years on Comedy Central's The Daily Show  on Monday, with 12 more nights of jokes at the expense of those who make and report the news before he signs off for good on Aug. 6. Stewart's exit, t ...

  48. Eminem & Jake Gyllenhaal Give Detroit 'Southpaw' Fans a Surprise Left Hook

    July 20, 2015 7:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem and Jake Gyllenhaal teamed up to give fans in suburban Detroit a surprise left hook on Sunday. The duo showed up to introduce the Antoine Fuqua-directed film at a screening of their new movie Southpaw  in Livonia, Mich. Eminem, who was offere ...

  49. CAA Signs Blue Collar Comedy's Ron White (Exclusive)

    July 20, 2015 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 CAA has signed comedian  Ron White  in all areas,  The Hollywood Reporter  and  Billboard  have exclusively learned, including touring, film, television, endorsements, branding and publishing. He was previously with APA. In addition to his work as a ...

  50. Andy Cohen Channels His Inner Loverboy In New 'Lip Sync Battle' Clip

    July 20, 2015 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Real Housewives lovers are on the edge of their seats as reality TV's favorite drama-loving host, Andy Cohen, takes his lip-syncing skills to the stage. In this week's episode of Lip Sync Battle , the Bravo boss shows us what he's got ...

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