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Billboard, the Music Industry ‘Bible,’ Rocked Anew by Payola Allegations

Billboard magazine, often called the Music Industry Bible, has reportedly been engaging in a “pay-for-play” payola scheme involving Lady Gaga, marking another disappointing turn in the magazine’s long downward slide. Last year, the magazine named Lady Gaga “Woman of the Year” and featured her on the cover even though she didn’t have a hit record, according to a blog that tracks music scandals....

What Selena Gomez Isn’t Telling About Her Lupus Battle, Chemotherapy

Selena Gomez revealed in a new interview that the cancellation of her “Stars Dance Tour” in Dec. 2013 was actually due to lupus, which forced her to seek treatment, including chemotherapy. But the startling disclosure raises more questions than it answers. it was actually widely reported at the time that lupus may have been the reason for her tour cancellation. So her latest revelation is no real surprise. What is eye-opening is her claim that she underwent chemotherapy....
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Billboard's Failed Strategy Sparks Cuts, Staff Exodus

Billboard publisher Lisa Ryan Howard and editor-in-chief Danyel Smith are among the latest casualties at the struggling music trade magazine, which has never found a niche following the loss of its key market, independent record stores. Also following on their heels is the departure of deputy editor Lou Hau and other high-level staffers, according to Hollywood gossip Web site TheWrap....