Maroon 5's second studio album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," topped the nation's album sales chart for the week ended Sunday, selling 429,000 copies.
News Corp. and CBS opened up the vaults on Wednesday, spending a combined $600 million on digital startups in separate deals that illustrate how both congloms are attempting to define their new-media…
Private equity firm Terra Firma officially launched on Wednesday its £2.4 billion ($4.7 billion) bid for EMI, after securing its financing for the deal.
Sony BMG's fledgling film unit has tapped Darnell Martin ("Their Eyes Were Watching God") to direct "Cadillac Records," which she also scripted from an original idea.
Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is well known for its central trope -- a man remains ageless in the flesh while his photograph manifests the ravages of time. The reverse is true, in large…
The Weinstein Co. has acquired North American rights to the drama "Control," centered on former Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Harvey Weinstein announced the deal Monday on the heels of the pic…
Toei and Columbia Music Entertainment will co-produce a series of short pics for digital distribution, beginning with the period actioner "Metal Samurai."
Nature placed Bebel Gilberto into one of the royal families of Brazilian music, while nurture pushed her tastes toward the experimental, rather than the traditional, end of the spectrum. She's worked…
If a movie star were to topline four summer tentpoles for four different studios, all opening within a couple of months of each other, the industry would be both amazed and aghast.
Ben Weisman, a classically trained pianist who helped write nearly 60 songs for Elvis Presley, including many for his movies, died May 20 in Los Angeles. He was 85.
Linkin Park's first album in four years, "Minutes to Midnight" (Warners), posted the year's biggest one-week tally, selling 623,000 copies in the week ended Sunday. The rap-rock act also established…