September 19th, 2012
05:29 PM ET
When you hit it big with a viral video, there's the chance the clip can become more popular than the artist behind it, but Korean artist PSY is putting in overtime to make sure that doesn't happen to him.
The music sensation has been making the rounds from the MTV Video Music Awards to the "Today" show to "Saturday Night Live" to "Chelsea Lately," which is where we caught up with him on Tuesday night.
June 12th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
As host of the 2012 Grammy Awards, LL Cool J was at home preparing for the next night's ceremony when he got the February 11 call that Whitney Houston had died.
After hearing that, the rapper-turned-actor told CNN Monday, there was really only one thing he could do to move forward with the celebration of the best in music as the industry reeled from such a loss: to open the ceremony with a prayer.
May 22nd, 2012
08:26 AM ET
John Mayer scoffs when asked about an "unnamed source" who claims his new single, "Shadow Days," was written as an ode to his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston.
"It's weird because I've never told anybody what a song is about, literally," the seven-time Grammy winner explains to CNN. "There's no sources because no one ever asked! At no time writing the song did the engineer say, 'What's that about?' At no time did (producer) Don Was look at me and say, 'Hey Johnny, what's that song about?'"
But if you listen to the lyrics, you'd realize "Shadow Days" isn't about a woman. It's a mantra from Mayer to himself: "I'm a good man with a good heart/Had a tough time/Got a rough start."
March 29th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
There are pros and cons to holding a press conference in the middle of an outdoor shopping mall, especially in Los Angeles.
True, the weather will probably be nice, and pretty people will be walking around for a built-in audience straight out of Central Casting. But on the downside, your event is in danger of being upstaged by the random celebrity who happened to be shopping at the mall with his family.
Just before Aerosmith made a grand entrance at Wednesday's presser to announce details of their summer tour, CNN stumbled across Paul Stanley from KISS...in a hut with the Easter Bunny.
December 6th, 2011
10:32 AM ET
Blake Shelton didn't seem his usual, joking self at Monday's "American Country Awards," and viewers soon discovered why.
As he took the stage to collect one of two prizes for his music video, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," the 35-year-old country superstar gave a shout-out to his father, Dick.
"I just want to say 'Hi' to my dad back home," he told the audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. "He's been having a pretty rough couple of weeks, and I know he's watching tonight. I love you, Dad, and I dedicate this to you, man."
November 17th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
Millions of fans know Vince Gill as a country music superstar and 20-time Grammy winner, but the sexual abuse scandal involving Penn State has the artist reflecting on an incident from his past: He was a near-victim of sexual abuse as a preteen.
The 54-year-old singer-songwriter made the revelation to CNN and "Showbiz Tonight" before a show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California - a venue he last played 35 years ago as a fledgling artist. Gill was sharing stories about his new album, "Guitar Slinger," when talk turned to Penn State.
"It conjured up something that happened in my past when I was about that age, as a 12-year-old kid starting 7th grade," he confided. "There was unfortunately a gym teacher at our school that wound up being the same kind of thing...and there were some advances made towards me that were very awkward."
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