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Chadwick Boseman To Star As Thurgood Marshall In New Biopic

The 39 year old has already played baseball great Jackie Robinson in 42 and soul legend James Brown in Get On Up, and now he is preparing to tell Marshall's story in director...

Motown Pioneer Al Abrams Dies

Abrams passed away on Saturday morning (03Oct15) at his home in Ohio following a battle with cancer. Reports suggest he was diagnosed with the disease just three weeks ago following a routine...

Richard Pryor Set For Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame Induction

The funnyman will be posthumously honoured alongside fellow comedy stars Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx during a special ceremony on 1 October (15), coinciding with the launch of a new comedy club series....

Nile Rodgers To Receive Bmi Icon Award

The Chic leader, who is very much back in vogue thanks in part to his recent work with dance music duo Daft Punk, will receive the prestigious prize at the Saban Theatre in...

Jamie Foxx Is 'Single And Ready To Mingle'

Jamie Foxx is ''single and ready to mingle''.The singer-and-actor has admitted that it's hard to find people to date because of the circles he moves in, but is on the lookout for a new romance.The...

Reporter At Centre Of New James Brown Dispute Speaks Out

A reporter at the centre of a new legal dispute in the ongoing fight over James Brown's estate has urged the soul star's feuding family to honour the late legend's final wish and use his...

Court Officials Halt Hearing Over Diary Of James Brown's Widow

South Carolina Supreme Court officials have abandoned plans to force a freelance journalist to reveal her source as part of an ongoing fight over James Brown's estate.The late soul legend's widow, Tommie Rae Hynie, demanded...

James Brown's Widow Demands To Know Reporter's Leaked Diary Source

James Brown's widow Tommie Rae Hynie is demanding a freelance journalist reveal their source after managing to obtain a copy of her secret diary.South Carolina reporter Sue Summer claims she was anonymously sent Hynie's personal...

Judge Rules James Brown's Final Marriage Was Legal

A judge in South Carolina has made a major ruling in the ongoing battle over James Brown's estate after declaring the late legend's partner, Tommie Rae Hynie, was his legal spouse at the time of...

Judge Orders Officials To Release James Brown Correspondence

Correspondence about soul man James Brown's secret documents is set to be made public after a South Carolina judge ordered officials to release emails.Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith, Jr. gave the state Attorney General's Office 10...

'Get On Up' Gives Chadwick Boseman Another Showcase

With 'Get On Up', rising-star actor Chadwick Boseman takes on his second American icon, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. This follows his break-out role as baseball legend Jackie Robinson in last year's '42'.Chadwick Boseman...

Mick Jagger Praises 'Amazing' Chadwick Boseman

Sir Mick Jagger claims Chadwick Boseman is ''amazing'' as James Brown in the singer's biopic 'Get On Up'.The 71-year-old Rolling Stones rocker co-produced the movie and praised the young actor for his portrayal of the...

How James Brown's Famed Apollo Show Inspired 'Get On Up' Creators

James Brown is well-known as one of the greatest American entertainers of all time and his brand new biopic, 'Get On Up' starring Chadwick Boseman displays some of the most memorable moments in his life...

Usher Thinks Trouble Will Improve Justin Bieber's Music

Usher thinks Justin Bieber's troubles will improve his music.The 20-year-old pop superstar has had multiple scrapes with the law in the past year, but Usher believes it is all part of his protégé's life, and...

Madonna's Wedding Dress Sells For 81k

Madonna's wedding dress from her nuptials to Sean Penn sold for $81,250 at auction.A collection of items once worn by the 'Material Girl' singer were sold at Julien's Auctions' Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll...

James Brown Street Given Go Ahead

Officials in New York City have signed off on plans to name a street after music legend James Brown.A road in Harlem close to the iconic Apollo Theater is to be renamed James Brown Way...

Seventeen Rare James Brown Albums Released

Some great news for fans of James Brown: Universal Music Enterprises have announced the immediate release of seventeen rare albums by the late singer. The albums have been reissued on all major streaming and download...

James Brown's Kids Offer Up New Books Full Of Abuse And Murder Tales

James Brown's kids are set to release grisly new books about the Godfather of Soul covering his reputation as an abusive husband and reports suggesting the singer was murdered.The soul man's daughter, Yamma Brown, offers...

James Brown's Widow Reveals True Horror Of Estate Fight

James Brown's grieving widow was left distraught amid a slew of legal battles over the star's estate after a judge ordered his body to be cut up so Dna tests could be performed.Tomi Rae Hynie,...

James Brown Biopic Branded Inaccurate By Manager's Son

The son and successor of James Brown's late manager Ben Bart have hit out at a new biopic of the Godfather of Soul, insisting it contains several inaccuracies.Get On Up, which documents the life and...

Surprise, "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Is About To Take The Weekend Box Office, By A Lot

Yes, hello, Guardians of the Galaxy is blowing up this weekend’s box office. In other news, the Earth is round (well, it’s an oblate spheroid, according to Wikipedia) and ice cream tastes good. But back...

Jill Scott: 'Playing James Brown's Wife Helped Me Understand My Mother's Predicament'

Singer/actress Jill Scott has a better understanding of women who stay with abusive partners after portraying James Brown's wife Dee Dee in new biopic Get On Up.The star reveals her mother was part of a...

Reviews Round-up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

The story of American funk, soul and dance legend James Brown is set to be portrayed on the big screen Brown’s music is some of the most influential in the pop era.Chadwick Boseman (r) plays...

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown in Get On Up. Judging by the GIFs, he’s definitely got the moves and critics say he’s got the presence as...

Mick Jagger Struggled To Make James Brown Biopic

Sir Mick Jagger struggled to shoot James Brown biopic Get On Up while the Godfather of Soul was still alive, as the star was too difficult to work with.Jagger had long wanted to bring Brown's...

Chadwick Boseman Was Hesitant About Starring In The James Brown Biopic "Get On Up"

Chadwick Boseman is quickly becoming Hollywood’s go-to man to portray cultural and historical icons. After playing baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42, the 32-year-old actor is now in the role of James Brown in Universal...

Dan Aykroyd Opens Late Night Show With James Brown Tribute

Actor Dan Aykroyd made quite an entrance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in America on Friday night (18Jul14) by performing one of his favourite James Brown tunes with rock 'n' roll veteran Bobby...

Mick Jagger Recalls Awkward Meeting With James Brown

Mick Jagger's new James Brown biopic brought back bad memories for the Rolling Stones rocker as it reminded him of a meeting he had with the Godfather of Soul at the beginning of his career.A...

Aloe Blacc Challenged By Acting

Aloe Blacc found acting more challenging than making music.The 'I Need a Dollar' hitmaker is set to star in the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get on Up' and he admits that getting behind the camera...

Chadwick Boseman Had No Intention Of Playing James Brown On Film

Director Tate Taylor had his work cut out trying to convince Chadwick Boseman to portray the late James Brown in a new biopic, because the actor was adamant he would never step into the Godfather...

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