1. Why 'Euphoria' and 'Atlanta' Rely On This Music Supervisor For Pivotal Scenes

    July 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT Jen Malone spent a decade working as a music publicist, representing Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson , before deciding she needed a career shift. While watching Iron Man in 2008, she says, “the music supervisor credit rolled by, and I was like, ...

  2. HBO Gets to Argue Michael Jackson Estate Is Violating First Amendment

    July 19, 2019 2:16 AM EDT A California federal judge is inclined to send to arbitration the dispute between the Michael Jackson Estate and HBO over the sex abuse documentary Leaving Neverland , but there's one thing that's holding him back. In an order following ...

  3. Vodafone's Takeover of Parts of Liberty Global Gets EU Approval With Conditions

    July 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT European wireless giant Vodafone Group has won conditional European Union approval for its takeover of Liberty Global’s cable assets in Eastern Europe and Germany. Vodafone cited a deal value of €18.4 billion ($20.7 billion), while Liberty Global ...

  4. Maluma in Talks to Star in Film Alongside Jennifer Lopez

    July 17, 2019 9:48 PM EDT Looks like Maluma might be making his big-screen debut alongside some major superstars. The crooner, born Juan Luis Londoño Arias, is in talks to star with Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming film,  Marry Me, Billboard  has confirmed.   [readmore:85093 ...

  5. Miley Cyrus' Ashley O Rules Top TV Songs Chart for June 2019 With 'On a Roll'

    July 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT The “Black Mirror” track leads three entries from “Big Little Lies.” Miley Cyrus has a new chart-topping song -- well, sort of. Cyrus, as fictional pop star Ashley O, leads The Hollywood Reporter ’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunedfind, for Ju ...

  6. Ken Ehrlich Stepping Down as Grammys Executive Producer After 2020 Telecast

    July 17, 2019 9:15 AM EDT Ehrlich will be celebrating his 40th anniversary with the show next year. Longtime Grammy producer  Ken Ehrlich  will return to executive produce the upcoming 62nd Grammy ceremony in 2020, but the show will be his last, the Recording Academy annou ...

  7. Disney Gets Its Own Designated Music Hub on Spotify

    July 17, 2019 9:00 AM EDT Content will include songs from the studio's classic animated titles to its Marvel and Star Wars properties. The songs featured in Disney's films, TV shows and theme parks are getting a designated home on Spotify. Starting Wednesday (Jul ...

  8. Harry Styles in Talks to Play Prince Eric in Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

    July 16, 2019 3:42 PM EDT Harry Styles is the latest actor to go under the sea. The singer-turned-actor is in early negotiations to play the iconic role of Prince Eric in the studio’s live-action remake of  The Little Mermaid. Mermaid , being directed by Rob Marshall, is i ...

  9. Sexual Abuse Docs 'Leaving Neverland' & 'Surviving R. Kelly' Nominated for 2019 Emmys

    July 16, 2019 2:35 PM EDT The  2019 Emmy nominations  were announced Tuesday morning (July 16), and among the honorees were sexual abuse documentaries  Leaving Neverland , from HBO, and Lifetime's  Surviving R. Kelly -- both of which explored claims made against promi ...

  10. Beyonce's 'Spirit' From 'The Lion King' Debuts at No. 1 on Kid Digital Song Sales Chart

    July 15, 2019 2:23 PM EDT Plus, the all-star "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" bows at No. 5. Songs from the new version of The Lion King , as well as the film's soundtrack, come roaring in on Billboard' s charts. Beyoncé 's original song "Spiri ...

  11. Diddy's 'Making the Band' Officially Coming Back to MTV in 2020

    July 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT Diddy ’s Making the Band is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday (July 15) that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020. “MTV and I are back together ...

  12. 'The Lion King': What the Critics Are Saying

    July 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT The critics have weighed in on Jon Favreau's live-action remake of The Lion King ,  praising Chiwetel Ejiofor's portrayal of the mangy, weary villain, Scar, the film's alignment with the 1994 classic and the realism of the talking a ...

  13. Andra Day & All-Female Music Team Craft 'Side By Side' Song For New Docu: Exclusive

    July 11, 2019 12:55 PM EDT The film was directed by Tom Donahue and executive produced by Geena Davis. The forthcoming documentary  This Changes Everything  will feature a new song from Andra Day , who is part of a new initiative for female artists in the music industry,  B ...

  14. Darren Criss Set to Star In & Write Songs for Quibi Musical Comedy Series

    July 10, 2019 1:45 PM EDT Darren Criss is the latest in the long list of high-profile talents to set a series at shortform streaming platform Quibi. The Assassination of Gianni Versace  Emmy-winner will star in, executive produce and write songs for  Royalties , a musical ...

  15. Who Wants to Buy Univision?

    July 10, 2019 8:54 AM EDT Anecdotally, Univision Communications should have suitors lining up to kick its tires since it announced July 3 that it is for sale. After all, Hispanic Americans are 20 percent of the U.S. population and the nation’s second-fastest growing segmen ...

  16. Disney Announces Beyonce-Produced 'The Lion King: The Gift' Album

    July 09, 2019 8:25 PM EDT Walt Disney announced on Tuesday (July 9) that Beyonce will be curating and producing a new album,  The Lion King: The Gift . The album and the film's soundtrack will also include new Bey song called “Spirit,” out tonight. The album will feat ...

  17. Watch Jeremy Renner Perform as the Face & Voice of Summer of Jeep Ads: Exclusive

    July 09, 2019 5:37 PM EDT Past Summer of Jeep artists include OneRepublic, X Ambassadors & will.i.am. Jeremy Renner is best known for his Oscar-nominated appearances in The Hurt Locker and The Town and as the star of The Avengers, Bourne and Mission Impossible franchis ...

  18. 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Official Soundtrack Features Classics From The Who, Madonna, Wham! and More

    July 08, 2019 12:00 PM EDT In addition to CD and digital, the album is available as an FYE-exclusive cassette as well. Back then it was called a mixtape, but whatever you call the official soundtrack to the acclaimed third season of Netflix's hit supernatural thriller ...

  19. Carlos Rivera Will Voice Simba in Latin American Dubbed Version Of 'The Lion King'

    July 08, 2019 9:26 AM EDT The premiere of Disney’s computer-animated remake of the 1994 classic movie, The Lion King , is just around the corner, and it boasts a stellar cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, and Seth Rogan as Pumba. Ahead of the movie ...

  20. Martin Charnin, Tony-Winning Creator of 'Annie,' Dies at 84

    July 07, 2019 2:14 PM EDT Martin Charnin, the Tony-winning lyricist, writer and librettist best known for creating and directing the sensational Broadway musical Annie , has died. He was 84. Charnin died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday, his daughter, Sasha, wro ...

  21. Disney Channel Star Cameron Boyce Dies at 20

    July 07, 2019 10:59 AM EDT Actor Cameron Boyce, best known for his roles in the Disney Channel's The Descendants and Jessie , died on Saturday night (July 6). He was 20. In a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter , a rep for Boyce's family said that he died ...

  22. Sony/ATV Hopes 'Yesterday' Appeals to Tomorrow's Beatles Fans

    June 26, 2019 2:10 PM EDT The publishing company licensed a record 17 songs for Danny Boyle's romantic fantasy As Yesterday opens in theaters Friday (June 28), Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which handles the Beatles catalog, hopes the music resonates with the listeners o ...

  23. Mary J. Blige Signs First-Look TV Deal With Lionsgate

    June 26, 2019 1:44 PM EDT Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige is moving into TV production. The singer/songwriter/actress has signed a first-look TV deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce series via her newly launched Blue Butterfly Productions. The deal also ...

  24. 'Stranger Things' Score Grows Up Alongside Cast, Thanks to Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein: Exclusive Season 3 Music

    June 26, 2019 1:00 PM EDT Composer duo Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein don’t want to be just “those '80s guys.” Though they are best known for their nostalgic, synth-heavy work on Stranger Things  -- crafting themes that sound like rediscovering a dusty arcade machine -- ...

  25. Germany's GVL Collected $260 Million for Rights Holders in 2018

    June 26, 2019 11:48 AM EDT GVL, the German society for administering neighbouring rights, collected approximately €230 million euro ($261 million) for artists, producers and event organizers in 2018, a 25.9 percent decline of income compared to the previous year's high ...

  26. Sebastian Maniscalco to Host 2019 MTV VMAs

    June 26, 2019 12:39 AM EDT The 2019 MTV VMAs are just two months away, and the network announced on Wednesday (June 26) that Sebastian Maniscalco will be hosting the award show.    “We’re thrilled to have the incredibly talented Sebastian Maniscalco as this year’s VMA host, ...

  27. MTV Execs Chris McCarthy & Bruce Gillmer On Competing With YouTube and Rebooting TRL For the Digital Age

    June 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT ‘Our Voice Is Unique’: MTV's president and global head of music talk about increasing music programming at the channel. Madonna 's appearance at MTV's London offices on April 24 for a globally televised special premiering the video ...

  28. Ryan Murphy Casts Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman & More in Netflix's 'The Prom' Adaptation

    June 25, 2019 11:36 AM EDT Back in April, when prolific television producer Ryan Murphy announced that he would be adapting the hit Broadway musical The Prom into a film for Netflix, questions immediately began swirling around who would make up the colorful cast of characte ...

  29. Disney Announces 'The Lion King' Soundtrack Featuring New Song From Elton John and Tim Rice

    June 25, 2019 9:59 AM EDT Disney's  The Lion King  original motion picture soundtrack is set to be released on July 11 via Walt Disney Records. The soundtrack will include a brand-new song from Elton John and Tim Rice, titled "Never Too Late," in addition to ...

  30. Chicago Police Release Footage From Night of Jussie Smollett's Alleged Attack

    June 25, 2019 4:05 AM EDT The Chicago Police Department on Monday released surveillance footage from shortly after the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett took place. In one of the released videos, police body-cam footage shows authorities e ...

  31. Regulo Caro Will Star in His Own Reality Show 'Una Familia Regular'

    June 24, 2019 4:51 PM EDT In the midst of promoting his latest single “Piensalo Bien,” Regulo Caro surprised his fans with yet another venture in his career. This time, he’s dropping his very own reality show. Coined as Una Familia Regular (A Regular Family), the 12-episod ...

  32. BBC's Ann Sarnoff Named New CEO of Warner Bros.

    June 24, 2019 3:17 PM EDT BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday (June 24), making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after mi ...

  33. Here Are All the Presenters and Performers at the 2019 BET Awards

    June 21, 2019 12:03 PM EDT The 2019 BET Awards are airing at 8:00 p.m. EST Sunday night (June 23). The even will bring together some of the biggest names in music, movies, television, and sports.  The show will be hosted by Insecure star Regina Hall. Performers include Meek ...

  34. Farruko, Sebastian Yatra, Tini & More Added to Univision's Premios Juventud Lineup

    June 21, 2019 8:43 AM EDT Farruko , Sebastian Yatra , Tini and Mau y Ricky have been added to Univision’s Premios Juventud lineup. Puerto Rican singer Farruko, who is nominated in three categories, is set perform songs from his album  Gangalee, while Colombian singer Sebas ...

  35. J Balvin, Mary J. Blige, Ozzy Osbourne, Anderson .Paak & More Join 'Trolls' Sequel

    June 20, 2019 9:53 AM EDT J Balvin ,  Mary J. Blige , Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Pitch Perfect's Ester Dean, Gustavo Dudamel (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms),  Ozzy Osbourne ,  Anderson .Paak , Kenan Thompson, actress/comedian Charlyne Yi, and funk icon G ...

  36. MTV Movie & TV Awards Ratings Plummet

    June 19, 2019 7:18 AM EDT The telecast on Monday drew its smallest TV audience since at least 2015, with viewership on MTV itself down by more than half. The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards telecast on Monday night (June 17) gathered its smallest audience in at least four y ...

  37. 'Hamilton's' Alex Lacamoire and 'La La Land's' Steven Gizicki on 'Fosse/Verdon's' Dream Musical Collaboration

    June 18, 2019 10:31 PM EDT FX’s much-heralded limited series Fosse/Verdon explores the decades-long tumultuous personal and professional relationship between choreographer/director Bob Fosse and dancer/choreographer Gwen Verdon.  The television show, available on demand, al ...

  38. The 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards Deliver a Bold, Unpredictable Message: Be Nice

    June 18, 2019 10:40 AM EDT RIP, old MTV. No, not the 24/7 music video era of MTV. The MTV of three years ago. You know, when the network aired its annual movie-themed awards show just so listless stars clad in leather jackets could shill their upcoming popcorn releases, ine ...

  39. Jenni Rivera's Life Story Will Be Made Into a Film

    June 18, 2019 7:00 AM EDT The life of the late Mexican American star Jenni Rivera , already taken twice to the small screen, will now officially be turned into a feature film.  Rights to tell the story of Rivera’s life were secured from Jenni Rivera Enterprises by Javier C ...

  40. Here Are All the Winners From the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

    June 17, 2019 9:00 PM EDT It's time for the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards.    The ceremony honors performances on both the big and small screen and much more. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will also receive the Generation award, and Jada Pinkett Smith the Trailbl ...

  41. Nick Cannon to Host, Produce Power 106 Morning Show

    June 14, 2019 1:30 PM EDT 'Nick Cannon Mornings' will debut Monday in Los Angeles. Multi-hyphenate Nick Cannon is taking over as main host and producer of Los Angeles radio station Power 106’s morning show, station owner Meruelo Media announced Friday (June 14). ...

  42. Out With the ole: Anthem CEO Helen Murphy Talks New Name, a Rush Endorsement & Overpriced Catalogs

    June 14, 2019 11:55 AM EDT 15 issue of Billboard . Robert Levine Record Labels TV / Film Publishing Publishing bbbiz ...

  43. Why Halsey, Ariana Grande & Kacey Musgraves All Trust Director Hannah Lux Davis

    June 14, 2019 11:52 AM EDT Hannah Lux Davis will never forget watching the premiere of Britney Spears ’ “Toxic” music video in her senior year of high school. “It was exciting to see an artist transform into different characters. It felt like a spectacle,” she says. She lef ...

  44. Tracee Ellis Ross to Lead 'Daria' Spinoff as MTV Studios Looks to Build Animated Franchise

    June 14, 2019 7:25 AM EDT 'Jodie' is the first in a series of spinoffs of the comedy in the works at MTV Studios. A network is not yet attached. MTV Studios' new take on  Daria  is coming into focus. The Viacom-owned cable network's studio counterpart h ...

  45. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to Receive Generation Award at 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

    June 13, 2019 10:39 AM EDT Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss are all set to present at the June 17 event. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will become the latest recipient of the "Generation" award at this year's' 2019 MTV Movie &am ...

  46. Bryan Singer Agrees to Pay $150,000 to End Rape Accuser's Lawsuit

    June 13, 2019 9:50 AM EDT The settlement was made public on Wednesday (June 12) in Carlos Sanchez-Guzman's bankruptcy, and has yet to be approved by the court. Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to end a lawsuit from a man who accused him of rape, but the directo ...

  47. Train's Pat Monahan & Sarah McLachlan to Sing National Anthems at Game 6 of NBA Finals

    June 12, 2019 6:33 PM EDT The NBA revealed on Wednesday (June 12) that before Thursday's Game 6 of the finals, Train's lead singer Pat Monahan will perform the U.S. national anthem and Sarah McLachlan will sing the Canadian national anthem. [readmore:8514339] Mon ...

  48. 'Spice Girls' Movie in the Works as Paramount Unveils Animation Slate

    June 12, 2019 9:57 AM EDT All five members of the iconic '90s group are on board as the studio reveals new release dates. Paramount Animation president Mireille Soria is bringing girl power to the unit — literally. The studio, which boasts a mostly female senior staff ...

  49. Mary J. Blige to Receive Lifetime Honor at BET Awards

    June 12, 2019 8:59 AM EDT The BET Awards will honor Mary J. Blige with its lifetime achievement award. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Academy Award-nominated actress and philanthropist will be feted during the 19 th annual ceremony, broadcasting live from the ...

  50. Maluma, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha, Romeo Santos Confirmed for Univision's 'Premios Juventud'

    June 12, 2019 8:59 AM EDT Maluma , Pitbull , Daddy Yankee , Natti Natasha and Romeo Santos will perform at Univision’s upcoming Premios Juventud awards show. Maluma, the most-nominated artist this year, will also receive the first “Agents of Change” award, for inspiring yo ...

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