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Eminem Comes Out as Gay in Sony's 'The Interview'

Eminem Comes Out as Gay in Sony's 'The Interview'

Sony gave freedom-loving fans of badly-reviewed comedy films a major Christmas gift this holiday by making the beleaguered film The Interview available not only in select theaters, but on various online streaming services.

Anyone who tuned out their family and tuned in The Interview on Xmas day was treated to an Eminem cameo where the rapper — who is frequently accused of homophobia for using the very bad f-word consistently — comes out as gay.

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DEC
26
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'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

Craig Wayne Boyd, the seventh-season winner of NBC's The Voice, rockets onto Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart at No. 1 with his coronation single "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face."

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DEC
25
2 DAYS

Inside L.A.'s Dubspot, Where Aspiring DJs and Producers Learn That Sharing Is Caring

Founded in 2006 in New York City, Dubspot has already established itself as an internationally recognized mecca for electronic music production and DJ instruction. Its ascent is due in part thanks to accessibility, a community-based philosophy and an internationally sourced cadre of instructors that includes Harvard grads, Grammy nominees and DMC champions alike — all in the thick of their careers and aware of the breakneck pace at which today's musicians must function.

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DEC
24
4 DAYS

Watch One Direction Mock Jimmy Fallon's Impressions of Them

Watch One Direction Mock Jimmy Fallon's Impressions of Them

The lads from One Direction are presumably rich enough to buy solid-gold chairs (just guessing here), but they're also not too good to sit on the floor.

The popular boy band appeared on Tuesday's Tonight Show, where Jimmy Fallon asked them to hop out of their chairs and reenact the band's photo from their new vinyl album cover.

While down on the ground with them, Fallon couldn't resist impersonating the band with his best British accent.

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DEC
23
4 DAYS

Listen to The Weeknd's Moody 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Song

Listen to The Weeknd's Moody 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Song

The Weeknd has released a song from the forthcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack.

"Earned It" is a — surprise! — sexy waltz to really show how much you care. "Cause, girl, you’re perfect/ You’re always worth it/ And you deserve this/ The way you work it/ ‘Cause, girl, you earned it."

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DEC
23
4 DAYS

'American Idol' Alums Casey Abrams, Taylor Hicks, More Remember Joe Cocker

'American Idol' Alums Casey Abrams, Taylor Hicks, More Remember Joe Cocker

When Casey Abrams competed on the tenth season of American Idol, he was asked to perform music inspired by their own musical idols. Abrams didn’t even have to think about it: he chose Joe Cocker.

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DEC
23
4 DAYS

Watch One Direction Perform "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" With Classroom Instruments

Watch One Direction Perform "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" With Classroom Instruments

One Direction has gifted another early Christmas present to fans with a yuletide-themed slot on Monday's Tonight Show.

The boy band teamed with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots to perform "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." But this is Fallon's show, and these are Fallon's rules — which meant everyone played along with kids' classroom instruments. 

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DEC
22
5 DAYS

Watch Justin Timberlake and Garth Brooks Perform "Friends in Low Places"

Watch Justin Timberlake and Garth Brooks Perform "Friends in Low Places"

Justin Timberlake surprised his screaming fans in Nashville when he brought Garth Brooks out to join him onstage Friday.

He started out by singing a cover of Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" before he stopped himself and said, "Hold on now. Something don't feel right. Something don't feel right, Nashville." As the crowd began cheering wildly, Timberlake added, "I mean, if you're going to do this — Garth?"

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DEC
20
7 DAYS

Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Taylor Swift's 1989 is heading back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Industry forecasters suggest the album may sell over 340,000 copies in the week ending Dec. 21, while its overall album consumption figure could approach 390,000.

See more Rule Breakers 2014 With Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and Chris Pratt

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DEC
19
1 week

Paul McCartney Worked on a Song About Police Killings: "I'm Not Giving Up on It"

Paul McCartney Worked on a Song About Police Killings: "I'm Not Giving Up on It"

Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away.

Interviewed recently at his midtown Manhattan office suite, he seems as boyish and light-footed as he was on stage decades ago for The Ed Sullivan Show, his manner informal, his build slender and well suited for jeans and a form-fitting sweater. He's so young in his thoughts that he will dismiss the idea of a memoir as a project for his 70s, catch himself, and dismiss a book again as if time were still a distant bother.

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DEC
19
1 week

Hear the Dance Remix of Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Song 'The Hanging Tree'

Hear the Dance Remix of Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Song 'The Hanging Tree'

Jennifer Lawrence made her Billboard Hot 100 debut three weeks ago, via her feature spot on James Newton Howard's Hunger Games song "The Hanging Tree."

Because the Internet, that minimal folk sing-a-long has gotten its dance remix, via Mike Gazzo.

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DEC
18
1 week

Queen's Brian May on Adam Lambert: "He Can Sing Higher Than Freddie"

Queen's Brian May on Adam Lambert: "He Can Sing Higher Than Freddie"

Adam Lambert always maintained that in his role as touring frontman for Queen, he wasn't emulating the late Freddie Mercury. But when it comes to vocal skills, the American Idol season-eight star can more than hold his own, said Queen guitarist Brian May in a recent interview, noting that there are some things Lambert brings that even Mercury couldn’t do live.

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DEC
18
1 week

Incubus Signs to Island Records, Two EPs Coming in 2015

Incubus Signs to Island Records, Two EPs Coming in 2015

When Incubus appeared at night-one of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Xmas this past Saturday, it marked the band’s first proper public show in a year.

The reason for the band’s absence from the live circuit is they’ve been heavily immersed in recording, which has gone well. Very well. “The recording has been fantastic, guitarist Mike Einziger told Billboard. "It’s been amazing,” 

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DEC
18
1 week

'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Adds Nick Jonas, Brantley Gilbert (Exclusive)

'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Adds Nick Jonas, Brantley Gilbert (Exclusive)

Brantley Gilbert, Ella Henderson, Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz and Train are set to perform at the Billboard Hollywood Party on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015.

Fergie hosts the Billboard Hollywood Party and also performs along with previously announced performers Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Charli XCX, Jason Derulo, One Direction, Pentatonix, Rixton and Meghan Trainor.

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