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Green Is Still Irresistible To The Ladies

Veteran soul star AL GREEN's music is such an aphrodisiac he has to employ minders to stop women from mobbing him onstage.At 63, the singer insists he is still irresistible to the opposite sex, and...

Green Jumps Out Of Tub For Grammy Performance

AL GREEN had to cut his bath time short to make a last-minute performance at the Grammys - after JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE called on him to fill in for an absent CHRIS BROWN while he was...

Green Gives Up On Weddings

Soul legend-turned-minister AL GREEN has stopped officiating weddings at his church in Memphis, Tennessee - because too many tourists wanted to exchange vows before him. The Let's Stay Together singer is a pastor at the...

Green To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Soul singer AL GREEN is set to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) Hip-Hop Awards.The US star will pick up the gong when the awards ceremony takes place on June...

By on 16 May 2008

Lifetime Achievement Prize For Singer Al Green

Soul legend Al Green is to receive a lifetime achievement prize at an award ceremony honouring black artists.The Let's Stay Together star is to given the honour at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) awards in...

By on 16 May 2008

Too Many Fans Wanted To Duet With Green

Soul legend AL GREEN had to turn down the chance to record a duets album, because too many people wanted to join him in the studio. The Let's Stay Together singer toyed with the idea...

Moyles First For Big Mouth

Chris Moyles has been confirmed as the first guest presenter for the Channel 4 show Big Brother's Big Mouth.The Radio One DJ is the first in a line of celebrities due to host the programme,...

By on 31 May 2007

Diddy Shows Off His Smooth Skin

Rapper SEAN COMBS stunned US chat show host CONAN O BRIEN last night (05APR07) when he insisted he check out his soft skin. The metrosexual rap icon boasted about his skincare regimen, claiming, "I have...

B.b. King Launches Blues Festival Tour

Blues great B.B. KING is launching a US touring festival with pals AL GREEN and ETTA JAMES this summer (07). The B.B. King Blues Festival will visit Atlanta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois, and Los...

Stars Go Green In Oscars Build-up

Rather than glitz and glamour a number of Hollywood's most prestigious stars are focusing on their environmental responsibility in the run-up to this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.Actors including Leonardo DiCaprio and Penelope Cruz attended a...

By on 23 February 2007

Whitaker Gets Musical On Saturday Night Live

Oscar nominee FOREST WHITAKER showed off his singing skills when he guest hosted US satirical show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE at the weekend (10FEB07). THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND star performed ELTON JOHN's DON'T LET THE...

Thompson Lands Al Green Deal After Criticising Album Work

Soul great AL GREEN has taken AHMIR `?UESTLOVE' THOMPSON up on his word after the ROOTS star criticised his hero for releasing below-par albums. Thompson offered to produce Green's new album after telling their record...

Neville Records Tribute To Soul Stars

Singer AARON NEVILLE is paying tribute to some of soul music's biggest stars by recording 15 soul classics for his next album. The DON'T KNOW MUCH singer is currently recording the album in Los Angeles...

Hynde Embarrassed By Mccartney Performance

THE PRETENDERS singer CHRISSIE HYNDE was left red-faced after her love of karaoke embarrassed her in front of music legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY. The singer was rocking out with a party mic at the former...

Pfifer To Play Al Green In New Biopic

8 MILE star MEKHI PFIFER is set to star in and direct a new movie about soul great AL GREEN. Inspired by JAMIE FOXX's Oscar-winning portrayal of RAY CHARLES, Pfifer plans to bring his...

Phifer To Make Al Green Biopic

Actor MEKHI PHIFER will star as AL GREEN in a new biopic of the R+B legend. The movie will chart Green's plunge into drink and drugs before he rehabilitated himself and became a reverend....

Green's Pet Goat Dinner

Singer AL GREEN once unknowingly ate his beloved pet goat in a stew his father had cooked up. The soul great's disobedient childhood pal BILLY regularly caused chaos around his family's land, so one...

Green Thanks God For Life

Soul legend AL GREEN credits God with saving him from certain death. The reformed wildman admits his hectic social life was playing havoc with his health, but he rapidly changed his hedonistic ways when...

Green's Stage Humiliation

AL GREEN was left quivering with embarrassment onstage recently - when he unwittingly walked out with open flies. The soul legend launched into his act at the Apollo Theater in New York as normal,...

Green's Urinal Meeting With Presley

Soul great AL GREEN had a bizarre one-off meeting with ELVIS PRESLEY - at a urinal. The TIRED OF BEING ALONE legend was stunned on a night out clubbing in Memphis, Tennessee, when he...

Stars Pay Tribute To Rolling Stone Legends

GREEN DAY star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, KANYE WEST, SLASH, JANET JACKSON and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE have penned personal tributes to their heroes and heroines in rock magazine ROLLING STONE's new IMMORTALS special issue. Following on...

Al Green Pens Love Songs For Middle-aged Partners

Soul legend AL GREEN insists the songs on his new album EVERYTHING'S OK are aimed at middle-aged men who no longer find their partners attractive. The singer-turned-preacher wants to encourage his male fans to...

50 Massacres The Competition Again

Rapper 50 CENT's new album THE MASSACRE is refusing to budge at the top of the US album charts after selling 2.3 million copies in just over two weeks. The album, which crashed into...

Usher Provides Jackie Collins With Inspiration

USHER and AL GREEN provide the inspiration for author JACKIE COLLINS when she writes love scenes in her novels. HOLLYWOOD WIVES writer Collins, the younger sister of former DYNASTY star JOAN COLLINS, is often...

Al Green Files Cease-and-desist Order Against Gest

AL GREEN has filed a cease-and-desist order against his former producer DAVID GEST - because Gest used his name to promote a Memphis,Tennessee, concert the soul legend never agreed to attend. The I'M SO...

Gest Plans Big Memphis Party

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is set to hold a huge party his new hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, to feed the city's needy over he Christmas holidays. The producer bought a $1.15 million...

Loretta Lynn And Van Morrison To Be Honoured

LORETTA LYNN and VAN MORRISON have been chosen to receive Icon Honor awards at the upcoming BMI COUNTRY AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, in November (04). The performing rights organisation's honour is a tonic for...

Concert Tribute For Ray Charles

Late soul man RAY CHARLES is set for yet more tributes at a special concert to be staged in Los Angeles. The legendary blind singer/songwriter, who died in June (04), will be honoured at...

Gest Moves Back To Memphis

Producer DAVID GEST has returned to Memphis, Tennessee, where he's building himself a plush new home. Gest recently spent several months on the Hawaiian islands, claiming he was recovering from injuries he sustained from...

Blues Brothers Voted Best Soundtrack

The music in hit movie THE BLUES BROTHERS has been voted the best film soundtrack of all time. Listeners of British radio station BBC 6 chose the Blues Brothers album - which featured ARETHA...

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