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FILE - This may 30, 2014 file photo shows Iggy Azalea performing in concert during the Wired 96.5 Fest at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. MTV said Thursday, July 24, 2014 that the singer featured in the summer hits “Fancy” and “Problem” will provide a running commentary on fashion during the annual awards show, scheduled for Aug. 24. The following night, Azalea will channel her inner Joan Rivers for an MTV fashion recap show under the “House of Style” banner. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV

Pop star Iggy Azalea (uh-ZALE-yuh) is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV said Thursday that the singer featured in the summer hits "Fancy" and "Problem" will provide a running commentary on fashion during the annual awards show on Aug. 24 at ...

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival, Clear Channel announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Swift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival

Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival. Clear Channel announced Wednesday that Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Ed Sheeran will also perform at the festival, to be held Sept. 19-20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in ...

FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Library of Congress on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 said Joel, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize honors a living artist's lifetime achievement in music. Previous ...

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17:  Sam Smith performs at The Apollo Theater on June 17, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Capitol Records)

Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival. This year, his view will be much improved — he'll be onstage. The soulful newcomer is among those set to perform at the eighth annual event, held every night in September at The Roundhouse in London. Other ...

FILE - In this April 6, 2014 file photo, singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Daniel Cole, 39, of Brewster, Mass., was sentenced to probation Thursday, July 18, 2014, after being found guilty of trespassing at Swift’s seaside mansion in Rhode Island. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, File)

Man gets probation for trespassing at Swift's home

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island. Daniel Cole was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation on a trespassing charge and six months of probation on a disorderly conduct charge. A judge also ...

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, from left, outfits from Beyonce's 2003 "Dangerously in Love," 2012 "Met Gala" and 2011 "Run the World (Girls)" are shown in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The Rock Hall announced Friday, July 18, 2014, that outfits from Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce's Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main ...

INDIO, CA - APRIL 12:  Singer Beyonce performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella)

Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards with 8 nods

Doing a visual album has paid off for Beyonce: She's the leading nominee at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Thursday that Beyonce is up for eight moonman trophies, including video of the year for "Drunk in Love." Iggy Azalea and Eminem are nominated for seven awards each. Pharrell ...

Another delay in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

There's been another delay for pop star Justin Bieber on Florida charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Prosecutors and Bieber's attorney told a judge at a hearing Wednesday they need three more weeks to determine whether the case goes to trial or is resolved with a plea ...

FILE - In this  April 28, 2013 file photo, Canadian singer Michael Buble participates in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents "An Evening With Michael Buble" at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles, California. WMUR-TV reports less than 24 hours before he was to perform in Manchester Friday July 11, 2014 during his “Crazy Love” tour, Buble dislodged a crown while trying to open a ketchup packet with his teeth.  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images, File)

Buble gets emergency dental help before show

Thanks to some help from a dentist, singer Michael Buble was able to go on stage in New Hampshire as scheduled. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1tQyqXf ) that less than 24 hours before he was to perform in Manchester, New Hampshire last week during his "Crazy Love" tour, Buble dislodged a crown ...

FILE - This July 4, 2014 file photo shows Nicki Minaj performing during an Independence Day concert in Philadelphia. The mayor of Philadelphia is apologizing for the profanity used by rapper Nicki Minaj and comedian Marlon Wayans during a family-friendly July Fourth concert.  Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday, July 14, 2014, that cursing hasn’t been problem at the show in recent years. He says performers are supposed to adhere to network TV standards. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Mayor apologizes for profanity at July 4th concert

The mayor of Philadelphia is apologizing for the profanity used by rapper Nicki Minaj and comedian Marlon Wayans during a family-friendly July Fourth concert. Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday that cursing hasn't been problem at the show in recent years. He says performers are supposed to adhere to network TV ...

3 plead not guilty to disturbance at Swift's house

Three Connecticut residents have pleaded not guilty to causing a disturbance at a Rhode Island house owned by Taylor Swift. Police in Westerly say 29-year-old Michael Horrigan and 28-year-old Tristan Kading of North Stonington and 26-year-old Emily Kading of Stonington hurled beer bottles and shouted expletives at security officers patrolling ...

The Queen Latifah movie "Bessie" is filming in downtown Marietta today. The HBO project also starring Oscar winner Mo'Nique as Ma Rainey features Latifah in the title role. The movie, about the life of legendary singer Bessie Smith, is at the historic Strand Theatre in Marietta, a perfect place for a period film. It also was the site of some filming for period piece "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" last year.  ...Continue reading here

Queen Latifah, Beyonce and Jay Z heading to HBO

Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network. The music special will feature the married couple on their "On the Run Tour" performing in Paris. It will tape Sept. 12 and ...

FILE - In this July 31, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor's home, prosecutors said. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Bieber will be charged Wednesday, July 9, 2014, with one count of misdemeanor vandalism. The Grammy-nominated singer will not be present for the 1:30 p.m. arraignment at Superior Court in Van Nuys, DA spokeswoman Jane Robison said.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

Justin Bieber pleads no contest in vandalism case

Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's home. Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community labor and a 12-week anger-management program, and stay away from ...

FILE - This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke in New York. The crooner’s new album, “Paula,” only sold 24,000 units in its debut week in the United States. It’s a far cry from his “Blurred Lines” album, which sold 177,000 units when it debuted last July. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

Get them back: Where are Robin Thicke's fans?

Robin Thicke may be pleading to get his wife back, but he needs to work on getting his fans back, too. The crooner's new album, "Paula," sold only 24,000 units in its debut week in the United States. That's a far cry from the "Blurred Lines" album, which sold 177,000 ...

In this April 7, 2012 file photo, Bleu, a French bulldog owned by Maria Catania, watches DogTV in her apartment in San Diego, Calif. One million subscribers with two cable companies have access to DogTV in San Diego. The 2-year-old television network for dogs asked Grammy winning musician Andrew Dost of the indie rock band Fun to write some psychoacoustic music for the network. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Pop-rocker scores song to soothe anxious canines

Score one for the dogs. DogTV, the 2-year-old television network for dogs, asked Grammy-winning musician Andrew Dost of the pop-rock band fun. to write some psychoacoustic music for the network. The unnamed result, nearly four minutes of harp, piano and repetitive electronic undertones, debuted Monday during a relaxation segment. "I ...

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