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Carpenter Tribute Leaves Dionne Fighting Back Tears

THE CARPENTERS star RICHARD CARPENTER stunned pal DIONNE WARWICK by comparing her to his late sister KAREN at a Hollywood tribute show on Thursday night (26JAN06). Carpenter was a last-minute addition to the star-studded...

Gest Calls On The Stars To Pay Tribute To Warwick

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is planning a major tribute to DIONNE WARWICK featuring some of the world's biggest soul and gospel names. The promoter has lined up SMOKEY ROBINSON, the O'JAYS, STEVIE...

Stars Pay Tribute To Warwick

MYA, JILL SCOTT and STEVIE WONDER are among the stars set to pay tribute to DIONNE WARWICK at her upcoming 45th anniversary show. The show, which will take place at Hollywood's Kodak Theater on...

Rain Doesn't Dampen Luther's Big Tribute

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN and CISSY HOUSTON hit the high notes yesterday (08JUL05) as friends and fans of LUTHER VANDROSS braved the rain in New York to say farewell to the soul great....

Gladys Knight Looks To Extend Record-breaking Vegas Show

Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT is looking to extend her stay in Las Vegas, Nevada as a further tribute to African-American stars who once couldn't get a hotel room on The Strip. The singer has...

Knight Urges Jacksons To Reveal The Extent Of Michael's Illness

GLADYS KNIGHT is urging MICHAEL JACKSON's family to come clean about the pop superstar's health because she worries they're playing down his physical problems. The soul legend phoned in support to Jackson during his...

Keys Dreams Of Gladys Knight Duet

ALICIA KEYS is so desperate to work with her heroine GLADYS KNIGHT, she held her to a promise live at the BET Awards last night (28JUN05). The R+B sensation was among those paying tribute...

Ciara Leads The Pack At Bet Awards

R+B sensation CIARA is celebrating after picking up four nominations for the upcoming 2005 BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) AWARDS. The GOODIES singer leads the pack with her nods for Best Female R+B Artist, Best...

Winfrey To Honour African-american Women

OPRAH WINFREY is planning to spend the weekend celebrating legendary African-American women who made their names in the arts, entertainment and civil rights. The billionaire talk show host will host a women-only luncheon, a...

Motown Gets A New Sound

MOTOWN's biggest hits are set to hit the world's dancefloors again, thanks to top remixers like GREEN LANTERN and DJ JAZZY JEFF. A collection of Motown soul classics have been remixed for a new...

Pips' Patten Dies After Stroke

GLADYS KNIGHT + THE PIPS star EDWARD PATTEN has died in a suburban Detroit, Michigan, hospital after suffering a stroke. The soul star, who sang on hits including MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA and I...

Ray Charles Back On Top After 40 Years

Late soul legend RAY CHARLES has recorded his first US album number one in more than 40 years thanks to his recent success at the GRAMMYS. The blind singer's acclaimed GENIUS LOVES COMPANY duets...

Knight Saddened By Charles' 'Frail' Appearance

Veteran singer GLADYS KNIGHT was saddened by the "frail" appearance of the late RAY CHARLES during the recording of their GRAMMY-winning duet last year (04). But, while Knight was initially disheartened to see the...

Knight Slams Unoriginal Acts

Soul veteran GLADYS KNIGHT has slammed contemporary R+B singers - because they all sound the same to her. Knight, who won Best Gospel Performance at last weekends (13FEB05) GRAMMY AWARDS for her RAY CHARLES...

Usher + Alicia Are Triple Threats Before Grammy Show Starts

USHER got the 47th GRAMMYS off to a great start by picking up three awards before the show officially started. The hip-hop hunk was still making his way up the red carpet at the...

Elton Loves Vegas

Rocker SIR ELTON JOHN has become Las Vegas, Nevada's unofficial tourism ambassador after finding Sin City to be a desert paradise while playing there in 2004. The Brit signed up to perform 91 shows...

Knight Doesn't Want To Leave Choir On Gospel Night

Soul star GLADYS KNIGHT is caught in a dilemma over 13 February's (05) GRAMMY AWARDS in Los Angeles - because she wants to perform with her gospel choir in Las Vegas on the same day....

Kenny G Calls On Friends For New Album

Easy listening star KENNY G is calling on his famous friends to give his latest album a boost by recording a series of SANTANAesque duets. The saxophonist's AT LAST... THE DUETS ALBUM features collaborations...

Jam And Lewis Sell Studio

R+B producers JIMMY JAM and TERRY LEWIS have sold their Edina, Minnesota, music studios for $2.3 million (GBP1.2 million). The five-studio building, where hits for such stars as JANET JACKSON, GLADYS KNIGHT and BOYZ...

Dionne And Chris Isaak Celebrate Christmas Early

DIONNE WARWICK and CHRIS ISAAK are the latest stars getting into the festive mood early this year (04) - by recording their first Christmas albums. Warwick will record classics with pals like GLADYS KNIGHT...

Joss Stone: I Almost Hid From Motown Greats

British soul sensation JOSS STONE was so nervous about performing alongside veterans GLADYS KNIGHT, LIONEL RICHIE and SMOKEY ROBINSON recently she nearly fled in fear. The FELL IN LOVE WITH A BOY singer, 17,...

Gladys Knight's Final Duet With Ray Charles

Soul star GLADYS KNIGHT will always cherish recording a duet with RAY CHARLES because she knew it would be the blind star's final recording. The RAINY KNIGHT IN GEORGIA singer teamed up with the...

Lauper Looking Forward To Singing With Labelle

Veteran singer CYNDI LAUPER is hoping to land a duet with her pal PATTI LaBELLE when they perform at the upcoming VH1 DIVAS concert in Las Vegas. Lauper will be joining JESSICA SIMPSON, ASHANTI,...

Gladys Knight Names Dish After Ludacris

Soul veteran GLADYS KNIGHT has given hip-hop star LUDACRIS her full seal of approval - by naming a dish in his honour at her restaurant. The MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA singer and gospel star...

Studdard Happy To Be Big

AMERICAN IDOL winner RUBEN STUDDARD laughs off jibes about his weight - insisting he's just "healthy". The heavyweight singer, nicknamed the 'velvet teddy bear' by soul star GLADYS KNIGHT, insists he has no intention...

Idle Arrested For Hooker Fun In New Movie

ERIC IDLE pokes fun at celebrities who use prostitutes in a hilarious scene in new comedy HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE. The former MONTY PYTHON star has a small cameo in the new HARRISON FORD film -...

Gladys Knight Poised To Join American Juniors

Singer GLADYS KNIGHT is in talks to sign on as a judge for the AMERICAN IDOL spin-off AMERICAN JUNIORS. Knight, 58, recently served as a guest judge on American Idol, which sparked interest from...

Smokey Judges Idols

SMOKEY ROBINSON followed in the footsteps of OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN and GLADYS KNIGHT last night (15APR03) when he joined the judges of AMERICAN IDOL. The soul legend offered advice and comments on the TV talent...

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