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Michael Jackson's Billie Jean Voted Best Dance Record Ever

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson has been voted the best dance song of all time in a new poll.Radio 2 listeners named the 1983 chart-topper as their favourite ever dance record after an expert panel...

By on 16 July 2008

Brown Auction To Go Forward As Planned

LATEST: A U.S. judge has ruled an auction of soul legend JAMES BROWN's belongings will go ahead after it was put on hiatus in a row over the proceeds. The singer's former business managers, Buddy...

Row Over Brown Clothes Sale

An auction of soul legend JAMES BROWN's stage costumes has been put on hiatus in a row over the proceeds. The I Feel Good singer's clothes, capes, jewellery and other belongings were due to go...

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"I like to relax with a vodka and lemonade and listen to JAMES BROWN. Then I'll have a manicure and pedicure, and I wax as well. Men owe it to men to make sure they're...

Lee Complains About Lack Of Interest For James Brown Biopic

Director SPIKE LEE is struggling to win financial backing for a planned movie about late soul legend JAMES BROWN, insisting there's simply not enough interest in the star's life for the film. The outspoken filmmaker...

Judge Demands Dna Test For James Brown's 'Son'

A US judge has told a former partner of the late soul singer James Brown to have a DNA test carried out on the child she claims to be his son, the BBC has reported.The...

By on 28 April 2008

James Brown's 'Son' To Take Dna Test

JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE has been ordered by a U.S. judge to submit her six-year-old son for DNA tests, to prove the late soul singer fathered the child. The Godfather of Soul died...

Was James Brown Poisoned?

Late soul legend JAMES BROWN was poisoned by thieves intent on digging up the fortune he'd buried on his South Carolina estate, according to a stunning new expose. Former business associates and backing singers insist...

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An auction of late soul star JAMES BROWN's possessions includes the singer's birth certificate, a letter written to late royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES, and a poem written for him by boxing legend MUHAMMAD ALI....

James Brown Belongings To Be Auctioned Off

JAMES BROWN's furniture, instruments and accolades are to be sold at auction in New York this summer (08). The soul legend died on Christmas Day (25Dec) in 2006 and his family has been battling over...

Brown's Possessions To Be Auctioned

Personal possessions belonging to the late soul icon JAMES BROWN are to be auctioned off to pay taxes owed by his estate. Brown died in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 2006, throwing the future of his...

James Brown's Last Album Hidden Away

An album soul legend JAMES BROWN recorded the summer before he died has been withheld from release as a result of a prolonged legal battle. Brown finished the LP just months before he died aged...

Brown's Children Challenge Will

Five of JAMES BROWN's children are set to contest their late father's will. When the legendary singer died in 2006 he left most of his estate to trusts set up to educate his grandchildren and...

James Brown Fight Continues

Five of soul legend James Brown's children are challenging the will the singer made before he died.The latest twist in a painful saga of recrimination and accusation sees the five claim the Godfather of Soul...

By on 30 December 2007

Bootsy Collins To Headline James Brown Tribute

Funk legend BOOTSY COLLINS is to front a new concert initiative aimed at raising funds for a JAMES BROWN museum in Kentucky. The colourful star will headline the first in a series of annual tribute...

Former James Brown Trustees Claim Foul Play

LATEST: Two former trustees of JAMES BROWN's estate have accused the judge handling a dispute over the late soul man's finances of forcing them to resign. Trustee Alford Bradley and Brown's former close friend, Buddy...

Snoop's Sidekick Is Dating James Brown's Widow

SNOOP DOGG's longtime sidekick, BISHOP DON MAGIC JUAN, has confirmed he's dating JAMES BROWN's widow - and they've exchanged diamond rings. The colourful former pimp has revealed he became Tomi Rae Brown's confidante earlier this...

James Brown Estate Trustees Quit

Two trustees of JAMES BROWN's estate have resigned over the late soul singer's finances. One estate manager, Brown's former close friend Buddy Dallas, quit during a court hearing on Tuesday (20Nov07), shortly after David Cannon,...

Brown's Widow: 'Polygamist Marriage Didn't Count'

JAMES BROWN's widow insists her 2001 marriage to the Godfather Of Soul will stand up in court because the man she was wed to when she exchanged vows with the late hitmaker was an illegal...

James Brown's 'Wife' Lays Claim To His Estate

The estate of late soul singer JAMES BROWN is facing a fresh court battle with a woman claiming she was still married to him when he died last year.Velma Warren Brown claims that she married...

By on 12 November 2007

Newspaper Upsets Inheritance Claim With Brown Divorce Record

LATEST: A woman who claims to have married late singer JAMES BROWN over 50 years ago and is fighting for a slice of his estate has been dealt a blow - after a newspaper uncovered...

Brown's 'Wife' Demands Inheritance

A woman who claims to have married late singer JAMES BROWN more than 50 years ago is fighting for a slice of his estate. Velma Warren Brown, 73, filed a sworn statement in Aiken County...

Jackson: `I Don't Want To Kill Myself Onstage Like James Brown'

Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON's dancing days are behind him - because he doesn't want to kill himself onstage like his hero JAMES BROWN. In a rare interview with America's Ebony magazine, Jackson, who turns 50...

Winehouse And Doherty Collaborate

Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty have collaborated on a new track, it has been revealed.Though the former Libertine has not confirmed the Back to Black star's role on the new song, his guitarist Mik Whitnall...

By on 16 October 2007

Trustee Accused Of Misappropriating Brown's Millions

The estate of late soul man JAMES BROWN is missing $7 million (GBP3.5 million), according to administrators appointed to look after the singer's fortune. The authorities reported ex-trustee David Cannon may have misappropriated the missing...

Bobby Byrd Dead At 73

JAMES BROWN's longtime sidekick BOBBY BYRD has lost his battle against cancer. He was 73. The founder of Brown's backing band the Famous Flames, Byrd appeared on the Godfather of Soul's biggest hits, like Get...

Brown Rape Case Sparks Law U-turn

Soul legend JAMES BROWN has helped change fundamental rape laws in the state of Illinois - nine months after his death. State officials have agreed to review existing laws following a failed lawsuit against the...

James Brown's Daughter Upset About Final Resting Place

JAMES BROWN's secret love child is fighting the late soul star's estate in an effort to allow fans to visit his final resting place. LaRhonda Petit Brown claims the singer is currently buried in a...

One More Child For James Brown

LATEST: DNA testing has proved the late funk legend JAMES BROWN fathered one more child - the third such case since his death last year (06). Dozens of people underwent foolproof DNA analysis after claiming...

Brown Trustee Fired From Will Management

A trustee of late soul legend JAMES BROWN's will has resigned - after he was accused of misappropriating $350,000 (GBP175,000) of the singer's money. David Cannon was overseeing the star's will as a co-executor, but...

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Art Garfunkel On Paul Simon: "I Created A Monster"

Art Garfunkel, one half of legendary hitmakers Simon & Garfunkel, has made some scathing...

David Lynch to Direct All 18 Episodes of 'Twin Peaks' Reboot

Great news everyone: David Lynch is back at the helm of Showtime's Twin Peaks...

Chris Pratt Apologizes in Advance for 'Jurassic Park' Interviews

Chris Pratt has apologized in advance for his upcoming Jurassic World press tour...

Dave Grohl Dedicates THREE Songs To Taylor Swift At Radio 1's Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend witnessed an event that will probably never be seen again...

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U2 Claim They Feared Their Entire World Tour Might Have Been Over After The Edge's Stage Tumble

U2 feared that their current world tour might have been over on the first night after The Edge fell...

Katy Perry Says She Hasn't Spoken To Russell Brand Since Their Divorce

Katy Perry has made a rare public reflection on her split from ex-husband Russell Brand...

Snoop Dogg Has "No Regrets" Over Misogynist Lyrics

Snoop Dogg has defended himself against accusations of sexism in his lyrics...

Jon Hamm On What Happened to Don Draper

Jon Hamm, who starred as troubled creative director Don Draper in AMC's signature drama...

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