The sons of late soul greats Marvin Gaye and Lou Rawls are fighting over a dog attack in California.
LOU RAWLS JR is suing MARVIN GAYE III, claiming he was attacked by the latter's four dogs.
In court documents filed in Los Angeles County and obtained by Internet site TMZ.com, Rawls Jr states he was "attacked, bit, clawed, and physically and mentally injured," and suffered, "pain, injury, loss of blood, tearing of flesh, multiple dog bite wounds, fear of disease and other and further great and considerable harm, damage, injury and loss."
According to the suit, Rawls Jr was visiting Gaye's property at the time of the alleged attack.
Aretha Franklin will be the first female artist to be honoured with the Award of Excellence from the United Negro College Fund for her stirling philanthropic work.
The RESPECT singer is set to receive the trophy at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood next month (SEP06) in a ceremony which will be broadcast in a TV special in January (JAN07).
The veteran hitmaker was chosen for the award on account of her work with the college fund to provide struggling students with access to higher education as well as for her activism for other causes.
Previous stars to pick up the award include Lou Rawls, Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder.
UNCF president and CEO and MICHAEL L LOMAX said that the soul queen's career "has established a standard of excellence that exemplifies the educational distinction to which our member colleges are dedicated and to which they hold their students."
Hundreds of people packed south Los Angeles' West Angeles Church of God in Christ on Crenshaw Blvd to pay their last respects to the soul singer.
REVD JESSE JACKSON officiated over proceedings, which featured readings and gospel music.
Continue reading: Stars Join Mourners At Rawls Funeral
LATEST: Soul legend Lou Rawls will be remembered at a funeral service in Los Angeles later today (13JAN06), which will be officiated by REVD JESSE JACKSON.
The smooth singer lost his battle with lung cancer on 6 January (06) at the age of 72.
Fans of Rawls were able to pay their last respects at a public viewing in Los Angeles yesterday (12JAN06). Thousands came out to say goodbye.
The Grammy-winning star died in Los Angeles last Friday (06JAN06) after battling lung and brain cancer. He was 72.
The Rawls family spokesman PAUL SHEFRIN said Jackson will lead last rites during the service at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles.
Continue reading: Rev Jackson To Perform Late Rites For Rawls
Grammy-winning singer Lou Rawls has died following a battle with lung and brain cancer. He was 72.
The YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE hitmaker died earlier today (06JAN06) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, with his estranged wife NINA at his bedside, his publicist PAUL SHEFRIN confirmed.
It was revealed Rawls has been suffering from cancer since November 2004 during an annulment hearing last month (DEC05), when Nina said, "By his doctor's admission, he is not expected to live much more."
Continue reading: Lou Rawls Dies
American blues star Lou Rawls has vowed to fight for his life after revealing he is being treated for lung cancer.
The 70-year-old singer insisted he would beat the disease during an interview at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he is being treated - but his estranged wife NINA told a marriage annulment hearing yesterday (15DEC05) the cancer has spread to his brain and he is not expected to live long.
From his hospital bed, Rawls said, "Don't count me out, brother. There's been many people who have been diagnosed with this kind of thing, and they're still jumping and pumping."
Continue reading: Lou Rawls Has Cancer
Singer Lou Rawls' affairs with three different women have finally cost him
his marriage, according to his ex-mistress.
Fed-up wife CECI is divorcing Rawls. 69, after 13 trouble-filled years,
according to papers filed in LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT. And a divorce will
prove pricey for Rawls, who's already being sued by girlfriend MARGARET
SCHAFFER for $12 million
LISA BOZEK, who claims to have been Rawls' mistress during most of his
marriage to Ceci, tells American tabloid the STAR, "This is going to cost him a
bundle. And the one thing Lou loves more than women is his money."
Continue reading: Lou Rawls. Wife Divorcing After Years Of Singer.s Cheating