| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Whitney Houston, the superstar vocalist whose hit tunes helped bridge the gap between pop and soul music, was born 50 years ago Friday, on Aug. 9, 1963, in Newark, N.J.
The birthday, of course, is one she didn't live to see: Houston died last year in...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, is really engaged to Nick Gordon now — and she'd like you to stop saying "eww" about that, because it's not as if they're brother and sister or anything.
Not exactly a traditional way to announce...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:49 AM
"The Voice" will send two of its top five singers home on Tuesday night, eliminating them ahead of next week's season finale. But on Monday's semifinal performance show, which Usher kicked off by taking the stage with his new song "Twisted," it actually...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have bought a 13-acre estate in Montecito that had been listed at $26.5 million. The purchase price has not yet appeared in the public record.
The restored Tuscan-style villa and...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Carole King has amassed some impressive accolades in her storied five-decade career. Now she can add the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to her mantle.
The prolific singer-songwriter was feted with the songwriting award — named...
| May 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
For a sense of the random oddities that dot Daft Punk's strange, funky, cosmic new album, "Random Access Memories," consider a partial discography of the musicians employed by the two Frenchmen in service of its creation.
The duo, Thomas Bangalter and...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:37 PM
For those following “American Idol,” most of the focus has shifted toward incendiary headlines on sagging ratings, bitter rivalries and the likely mass exodus of the judges panel.
It’s a shame, really, considering the aging competition...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” bandleader Rickey Minor and his wife, Karen, have listed their Hollywood Hills compound at $4.95 million.
The gated more than half-quarter acre site contains a main house, a detached guest house, a sports...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The high-heeled ostrich-skin boots belonged to an ambitious and gifted young singer, one of many similar pairs she owned in the days before she could afford designer labels.
The silky couture evening gown was a totem of that same woman's meteoric rise...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Sales are no longer the only path to gold and platinum in the music business. The Recording Industry Assn. of America, the music business trade association that certifies and issues the storied gold and platinum awards, will now hand out precious metal...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:38 AM
"The Voice" stepped out for its first live show of the season on Monday night, when the members of Teams Adam and Usher took the stage to compete for next week's top 12. Viewers will vote to put through two singers from each team of four, then each...