'Idol' judge Tyler charmed by 'sexy beast' J-Lo
2012-05-22 14:32:30 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Steven Tyler is mum on whether he or Jennifer Lopez will return to the judging panel on "American Idol" next year, but the rocker says he has loved the experience of sitting next to her.
"She's a sexy beast," Tyler said in a phone interview Monday. "I feed off that female ener...
Listen: Last Song Whitney Houston Ever Recorded
2012-05-22 11:51:42 UTC
Whitney Houston, 'Celebrate': Last Song The Legend Ever Recorded Features Jordin Sparks
The Whitney Houston-Jordin Sparks "Sparkle" duet, "Celebrate," has hit the web -- just one day after the moving Billboard Music Awards tribute to the late star, which featured Sparks singing Houston's...
Lady Gaga behaves, gets OK for 2nd gig in Manila
2012-05-22 05:31:20 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Lady Gaga has the go-ahead to put on a second concert in the Philippines after Manila authorities decided her first show did not violate the law.
The pop diva thrilled fans at her sold-out show Monday night, but some Christians in the Philippines have been protestin...
Gibb matriarch loses third son with Robin's death
2012-05-21 19:20:47 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Her sons were blessed with musical gifts that brought riches and fame. On Monday Barbara Gibb was living a parent's ultimate nightmare — preparing, for the third time, to lay a child to rest.
Her son Robin Gibb — a Bee Gees founder known for his astonishing vocals and songwriting...
Court won't reduce student's music download fine
2012-05-21 16:01:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has refused to take up a Boston University student's constitutional challenge to a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them on the Internet.
The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R...
Best and Worst of the 2012 Billboard Music Awards: Justin Bieber, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry and More!
2012-05-21 12:34:00 UTC
Even with the passing of two music legends this week, the show went on in Las Vegas for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, honoring music's biggest chart toppers of today.
And when the likes of Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Katy Perry are all in attendance, you just know it's going to be a grea...
Late Bee Gee Robin Gibb hailed in Britain
2012-05-21 10:47:07 UTC
LONDON (AP) -- One day after he succumbed to cancer, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was hailed in his native Britain Monday as a master musician whose interests went far beyond the recording studio.
The distinctive singer, who wrote and arranged numerous hits for other major artists, was also recognized f...
Britney Spears learning to golf
2012-05-21 09:17:03 UTC
Britney Spears is so bad at golf she's been hitting balls into carts.
The famed singer has been learning the relaxed sport recently, although she is yet to completely get the hang of it. She has been practicing her putt at an upmarket course and still has a long way to go.
"It's heads-up wh...
Bee Gees' Robin Gibb dies after long cancer battle
2012-05-21 13:05:27 UTC
LONDON (AP) — With his carefully tended hair, tight trousers and perfect harmonies, Robin Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry, defined the disco era. As part of the Bee Gees — short for the Brothers Gibb — they created dance floor classics like "Stayin Alive," 'Jive Talkin'," and "Nig...
Jessie J 'feeling tormented'
2012-05-20 11:22:11 UTC
Jessie J reportedly feels she's been "picked on" while on the judging panel of The Voice.
The British songstress stars as a mentor on the UK version of the hit TV talent show alongside will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue.
Speculation that there is friction between wil...
Rihanna 'cuts down on sleep'
2012-05-20 11:15:11 UTC
Rihanna has reportedly been surviving on two hours' sleep a night.
The Bajan singer was hospitalised with flu earlier this month, said to be caused by her hectic schedule and love of partying.
Rihanna has previously spoken of being brought to tears by how busy she is with work - she's been ...
Lady Gaga arrives in Philippines amid protests
2012-05-19 21:56:17 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Pop singer Lady Gaga arrived in the Philippines on Saturday to cheers from fans and protests from young Christians calling for the cancellation of her upcoming concerts.
About 200 Christian young people marched in Manila for a second straight day, holding placards u...
Rihanna: 'Happy Battleship Day'
2012-05-19 17:15:46 UTC
Rihanna catches a flight at LAX Airport on Friday (May 18) in Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old entertainer has been keeping busy promoting her new action flick, Battleship.
The night before, Rihanna dined at Giorgio Baldi restaurant before heading over to The Roxbury night club in...
APNewsBreak: Loretta Lynn married at 15, not 13
2012-05-18 18:29:36 UTC
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Country music legend Loretta Lynn is three years older than she has led people to believe, an age change that undermines the story she told of being married at 13 in "Coal Miner's Daughter," documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
Lynn's birth certificate on fi...
Private family funeral planned for Donna Summer
2012-05-18 17:53:21 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donna Summer's funeral will be a private one for family and close friends.
Publicist Brian Edwards said in a statement Friday that Summer's family is overwhelmed and appreciates the outreach from fans and friends, but that her funeral services will remain private.
Rihanna Made 'Battleship' Director Treat Her Like 'Any Other Actor'
2012-05-18 16:02:40 UTC
Rihanna gets ready for a night out on the town in a sexy white outfit in this photo posted to her Instagram on Thursday (May 17) in Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old entertainer dined at Giorgio Baldi restaurant before heading over to The Roxbury night club in Hollywood.
Battleship director Pete...
Bono's $1.5 Billion Facebook Payday
2012-05-18 15:27:09 UTC
Bono, Facebook IPO: U2 Singer To Become The World's Richest Musician
It's a "Beautiful Day" to be Bono. As Facebook goes public, the U2 frontman could stand to make up to $1.5 billion off the widely anticipated IPO.
The business-savvy, Irish rocker owns 2.3 percent of the shares of Fac...
Youths in Philippines continue Lady Gaga protest
2012-05-19 07:46:39 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Christian youths in the Philippines are continuing to protest against Lady Gaga's upcoming concerts despite organizers' assurances that her performances will not threaten morality.
Some 200 Christian youths marched in Manila for the second straight day Saturday, cha...
Celebrities react to the death of Donna Summer
2012-05-18 07:29:52 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Reaction to the death Thursday of singer Donna Summer, who was 63:
"Michelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Donna truly was the "Queen of Disco." Her voice was unforgettable, and the music industry has lost a ...
Swift's donation to Hall of Fame
2012-05-17 19:51:38 UTC
Taylor Swift is donating 4 million dollars to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the US to make sure education continues.
The gift is the largest given to the museum by an artist, officials said. It will fund the Taylor Swift Education Centre, an exhibit and classroom space scheduled...
Paul & Linda McCartney, 'RAM': AUDIO / VIDEO
2012-05-17 19:39:31 UTC
Paul and Linda McCartney released RAM in 1971. It's among Paul's early post-Beatles records, and it was written and recorded with his late wife. The album remains the only one credited to the couple, giving it a special place in McCartney's storied canon.
But RAM was not just a sentimental aff...
Disco Queen Donna Summer dies at 63
2012-05-18 01:15:13 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty — the Queen of Disco.
Yet unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it was a designation she wasn't comfortable embracing.
"I grew up on rock 'n' roll," Summer once said ...
Justin Bieber Grows Up: Singer Talks Booze, Cars & Kim Kardashian
2012-05-17 08:40:20 UTC
As most 18-year-olds are preparing to head off to college, Justin Bieber is raking in $55 million a year, collects seriously fancy cars and just bought his first multimillion dollar home in Calabasas, Calif. For all intents and purposes Bieber lives a very adult life, but 18-year-old boys are not...
Jennifer Lopez Leaving 'American Idol': Report
2012-05-17 06:55:50 UTC
Jennifer Lopez is leaving "American Idol" at the conclusion of the talent show's current season, sources tell E! Online's Marc Malkin exclusively.
J. Lo has been dropping hints in recent weeks that her departure from the show could be on the horizon. Wednesday, in an interview on "The Ellen De...
Justin Bieber: 'You Can't Trust Anyone in This Business'
2012-05-16 13:21:54 UTC
Justin Bieber suits up in Dolce&Gabbana for this photo shoot from GQ‘s June issue, featuring Michael Fassbender on the cover.
Here’s what the 18-year-old singer had to share:
On fame: “I mean, I keep my guard up a lot, because you know, you can’t trust anyone in this business. That’s what’s...