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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...

D'angelo To Headline James Brown Tribute

Reclusive soul man D'angelo will join Aloe Blacc and Angelique Kidjo, among others, for an upcoming all-star tribute to James Brown at the Hollywood Bowl.The Brown Sugar singer has been added to the Get On...

Mick Jagger Impressed By Chadwick Boseman's Performance As James Brown

Actor Chadwick Boseman is wowing Mick Jagger with his performance as James Brown in the veteran rocker's new film project.The Rolling Stones frontman serves as a producer on Get On Up and he cast the...

Dan Aykroyd Sworn In As Sheriff's Deputy

Dan Aykroyd has been sworn in as a Mississippi Sheriff's Deputy. The Canadian 'Blues Brothers' star approached Hinds County Sheriff Department's reserve unit about joining while currently filming 'Get on Up' - about late...

Tv Star To Play Mick Jagger In James Brown Biopic

U.S. Tv star Nick Eversman has been cast as Mick Jagger in the new James Brown biopic, which the Rolling Stones star is producing.The Csi: Miami, House and The Tomorrow People actor will portray the...

Bettie Page Biopic Director Keen To Expose James Brown's Crazy Side

Late soul man James Brown is set to be exposed as a crazy oddball in a new documentary from the man behind the explosive new Bettie Page film.As The Help director Tate Taylor develops his...

Tika Sumpter Joins James Brown Biopic

Tika Sumpter has joined James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.The 33-year-old actress will play Yvonne Fair, one of Brown's back-up singers who recorded a song written by the legendary singer called 'I Found You', which...

Dan Aykroyd & Jill Scott Join James Brown Biopic Cast

Dan Aykroyd and soul singer-turned-actress Jill Scott have joined the cast of The Help director Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic.The Blues Brothers star will portray the Godfather of Soul's longtime agent Ben Bart and Scott...

Viola Davis' Daughter To Make Acting Debut In James Brown Biopic

Actress Viola Davis' three-year-old daughter will make her acting debut in an upcoming James Brown biopic.The Help star will play the Godfather of Soul's young mother in the film Get On Up, which is due...

Michael Jackson Played Hairstylist To James Brown Before His Funeral

Michael Jackson played hairstylist to his idol, James Brown, for the soul man's funeral, becoming the last person to fix his signature coif.The legendary singer passed away from congestive heart failure on Christmas Day, 2006,...

Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer Join James Brown Biopic

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will star in James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.'The Help' director Tate Taylor has cast two of the stars of his hit 2011 film in his latest project about the...

Jackie Robinson Actor Lands James Brown Role

Chadwick Boseman is set to play another American great after landing the lead role in a biopic of James Brown.Boseman has been on Hollywood's to-watch list after playing Jackie Robinson, the first African-American professional baseball...

Chadwick Boseman To Play The Godfather Of Funk & Soul, James Brown

Universal and Imagine Entertainment finally have their leading man: Chadwick Boseman will play the legendary James Brown in their upcoming biopic. The ‘42’ star will begin filming under Tate Taylor, who is directing the movie.Boseman...

Chadwick Boseman To Play James Brown

Chadwick Boseman is to play James Brown in a new biopic.The American actor - who recently portrayed legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in '42' - has closed a deal to star as the Godfather of...

The Help Director Tate Taylor To Tackle James Brown's Story In Mississippi

Soul legend James Brown's life is to be turned into a new biopic directed by The Help's Tate Taylor.Taylor announced he will be making the film in and around his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi on...

U.s. Court Rejects Plan To Carve Up James Brown's Estate

A U.S. court has overturned a settlement plan to carve up late soul singer James Brown's estate.Attorney general Henry MCMaster offered up a deal in 2009 that would give nearly a half the soul man's...

Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Brings Light To A Usually Backlit Piece Of Recording History

Dave Grohl has entered middle age, and as such it is time for the Foo Fighters frontman to branch out away from music as is the norm for the rock elite. With Sound City, Grohl...

Movie Mogul Brian Glazer Loves Having Mick Jagger As A Partner On James Brown Biopic

Movie mogul Brian Glazer is hoping his long-awaited James Brown biopic will help him form a long-lasting production partnership with Sir Mick Jagger, because he loves working with the Rolling Stones star.Glazer secured a deal...

Mick Jaggers' Love Letters Prove A Valuable Asset For His Secret Girl

Rock and Roll Icon Mick Jagger wrote a bunch of love letters back in the 60's, and, with The Rolling Stones recent, and very well publicized tour, they've fetched a whopping £187,250.Written in Australia,...

Tupac & James Brown Mash-up For Tarantino's Django Unchained

Late music icons James Brown and Tupac Shakur have teamed up from beyond the grave for a mash-up anthem which will appear on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's new movie Django Unchained.The moviemaker has worked...

Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and...

Bob Dylan Makes Grammy Awards Hall Of Fame

Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Whitney Houston have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The US Recording Academy is adding 27 records to its Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2013, including AC/DC's 1980...

The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

A Tribute To Dick Clark - Stevie Wonder Leads The Honours At The Amas

At Sunday night's (November 18) American Music Awards, Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Dick Clark, the former presenter of American Bandstand.Clark passed away in April, aged 82 and Stevie said that he was...

James Brown's Suit Goes Up For Auction

James Brown's white and orange suit, a shirt worn by The Beatles legend John Lennon during a family holiday, and several outfits sported by Lady Gaga are among items of rock 'n' roll memorabilia going...

Mick Jagger Confirms Involvement In James Brown Biopic

Rocker Sir Mick Jagger has confirmed reports he is to produce a James Brown biopic, insisting he is honoured to be involved.The Rolling Stones frontman has joined forces with scriptwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth,...

James Brown's Daughter Arrested On Theft And Assault Charges

James Brown's daughter has been arrested in Georgia amid allegations of vehicle theft, assault and battery.Hope Campbell called Augusta police on Monday morning (23Jul12) after she reportedly spotted her employee Venisha Brown driving her Suv...

James Brown Was A Shaggy Fan

James Brown was a huge fan of Shaggy. The 'It Wasn't Me' hitmaker was approached by the funk legend - who died in 2006 - after he had seen him perform, and says he gave...

Tarantino's Controversial 'Django Unchained' Trailer Released

After tackling the tricky subject of Nazis in Inglorious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino is back, with Django Unchained. A trailer has just been released for the movie, which deals with the topics of slavery in the...

American Idol: Joshua Ledet Has The Title At His Fingertips

Joshua Ledet now looks to be the favourite for the final of American Idol after wowing all the judges in the latest semi-final. It hasn't all been plain sailing for the 20 year-old prospect, having...

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