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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...

Two More Children For James Brown

Late funk legend JAMES BROWN is the father of two more children, DNA testing has confirmed, Dozens of people underwent foolproof DNA analysis after claiming to be the offspring of the late singer - and...

Dna Tests Reveal James Brown's Children

At least two people have reportedly had claims late soul singer James Brown was their father backed up by DNA testing.The godfather of soul's long-time agent Buddy Dallas confirmed that of a dozen people taking...

By on 05 August 2007

Tears + Tributes At The B.e.t Awards

It was all tears and tributes at the B.E.T Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (26Jun07) as DIANA ROSS was feted and GERALD LEVERT and JAMES BROWN remembered. Ross used her Lifetime Achievement honour...

Beyonce And Hudson Top Bets

Dreamgirls stars Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson led the winners at the US BET awards in Los Angeles.Knowles and Hudson picked up two gongs each, including best video for the former Destiny's Child star.The solo...

By on 27 June 2007

James Brown Love Child Comes Forward With Bombshell Proof

JAMES BROWN's legacy is being tested again by a divorced mother-of-two who claims she's the Godfather of Soul's secret love child. Following months of family bickering about the late singer's funeral, estate and will, LaRhonda...

Family Marks Brown's Birthday

JAMES BROWN's family marked the late Godfather Of Soul's 74th birthday yesterday (03May07) with an attack on the music industry. Family and friends of the legendary singer gathered at a private ceremony at the Apollo...

Lee Honoured At San Francisco Festival

Cult director Spike Lee has been honoured at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival with the society's directing award.Lee was given the award following a clip show and an onstage chat in the Castro...

By on 03 May 2007

Lee Honoured At San Francisco Festival

Cult director Spike Lee has been honoured at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival with the society's directing award.Lee was given the award following a clip show and an onstage chat in the Castro...

By on 03 May 2007

Brown Widow Wins Right To Choose Legal Guardian

JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE has won the right to be able to choose who will become the special legal guardian for her son, after the superstar's trustees tried to appoint someone themselves. Back-up...

Brown's Widow Dating Archbishop?

JAMES BROWN's widow has found a colourful new lover - Snoop Dogg's pimping pal ARCHBISHOP DON `MAGIC' JUAN. Tomi Rae Hynie attended San Diego, California's recent Pimp N' Ho Ball (14Apr07) with the Archbishop -...

Brown's Band To Honour Godfather Of Soul At Gigs

JAMES BROWN's longterm backing band THE SOUL GENERALS are to stage a series of concerts honouring the late Godfather Of Soul throughout the remainder of 2007. The 17-member band, who played with Brown for 20...

Family And Trustees Feud Over Brown Funeral Bill

Late funk legend JAMES BROWN's estate owes $70,000 (GBP35,897) in funeral costs. The C.A. Reid Funeral Home in Augusta, Georgia arranged the singer's funeral and cared for his body from his 25 December (06) death...

James Brown Sexual Harrassment Case Flounders

A 19-year-old sexual harrassment case filed against JAMES BROWN by his former publicist has been rejected by the US Supreme court. JACQUE HOLLANDER claims the late singer raped her at gunpoint in 1988. She alleges...

Stone Wears Shoes For Brown

British soul star JOSS STONE was forced to ditch her on-stage ritual of performing barefoot - at the request of the late JAMES BROWN. The singer abandoned her "no shoes" rule for the Godfather of...

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