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Charlie Wilson: 'I Tell Kanye West To Sit Down And Be Quiet'

25th March 2014

R&B legend Charlie Wilson is not afraid to put rapper Kanye West in his place, insisting he tells him to "sit down and be quiet" when the outspoken star's ego gets too big.The Gap Band...

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Kanye West To Produce Charlie Wilson Album

24th September 2013

Kanye West will extend his collaborative streak with The Gap Band's Charlie Wilson by producing the funk icon's new album.The rapper worked with Wilson on his albums My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus, and...

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Fascinating Fact: 3862311

12th September 2013

Singer Justin Timberlake made a surprise appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (10Sep13) to perform the Evolution of End Zone Dancing skit, where the Suit & Tie hitmaker and the U.S. Tv...

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Essence Festival: The R&b Party Begins With Sombre Words From New Orleans' Mayor

By Lauren James | 5th July 2013

Calling at R&B fans: if you're not at Essence Festival this weekend, then why not? Year on year the line-up gets better and better, and this year is no exception. Loads of acts are set...

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Bet Awards 2013: Drake, Kendrick Lemar And Gabrielle Douglas Receive Two Awards [Pictures]

By Elinor Cosgrave | 2nd July 2013

The BET Awards were held on Sunday (30th June) in L.A. The Awards first held in 2001 are to celebrate minorities in the entertainment business. Winners this year were: Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Douglas...

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Bet Awards 2013: Who Were The Winners?

By Elinor Cosgrave | 1st July 2013

The BET Awards were held on Sunday (30th June 2013) at the Nokia Theater in L.A. This year, artists who achieved awards included Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Drake and Charlie Wilson. Charlie Wilson, pictured at...

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Drake Nominated For 12 Bet Awards

14th May 2013

Drake leads the way at the 2013 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards with 12 nominations.The 26-year-old Canadian rapper is nominated three times for Video of the Year for his hits 'Started from the Bottom', 'No...

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Acting Confidence

20th October 2011

Phillip Seymour Hoffman believes his work "speaks for itself". The 44-year-old star - who won an Oscar for his role in 'Capote' and critical acclaim in 'Charlie Wilson's War' and 'Doubt' - is currently taking...

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New Boyz Lining Up More Collaborations With Charlie Wilson

21st May 2011

Rap duo New Boyz are planning a series of collaborations with veteran R&B star Charlie Wilson after striking up an unlikely friendship while recording a track for the group's new album Too Cool To Care.Teenage...

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Robert Wilson Founder Of The Gap Band Dies Aged 53

17th August 2010

Bassist and founder of the legendary funk group THE GAP BAND, ROBERT WILSON, has died aged 53. Wilson, who made up the band with his brothers CHARLIE WILSON and RONNIE WILSON, died on Sunday 18th...

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The Things They Say 17638

12th August 2010

"I've been working on this song for two years and it finally gelled last night. It's not slated to be the single or nothing (sic) but I was like, 'People need this, this summer, right...

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Fascinating Fact 8822

10th February 2010

CHARLIE WILSON, the former U.S. Congressman TOM HANKS portrayed in the film CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR, has died at the age of 76 in Texas.

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Roberts And Hanks Reunite

12th January 2010

JULIA ROBERTS is set to reteam with her CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR co-star TOM HANKS, as the actor steps behind the camera to direct his first movie since 1996.The pair was last seen onscreen in the...

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The Things They Say 11573

10th March 2009

"That was completely weird, like an out-of-body experience. I could only think, 'I used to watch SPLASH all the time.' And TURNER & HOOCH kept popping into my head. I tried not to think of...

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Wilson Received Cancer Treatment To The Tune Of The Gap Band

9th March 2009

Doctors put R&B veteran CHARLIE WILSON at ease as he prepared for recent cancer surgery - by telling the singer his music would provide the soundtrack to the operation. The Gap Band frontman was diagnosed with...

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Cancer Survivor Wilson Pushes For Screenings

6th February 2009

R&B singer CHARLIE WILSON is urging men to get tested for prostate cancer after revealing he recently fought the disease. The Gap Band frontman has was diagnosed with the condition in September (08), but is now...

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Journalist Sues Over Charlie Wilson's War Scenes

28th April 2008

LATEST: A retired U.S. newscaster is suing the makers of CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR, after footage of his war reports appeared in the movie without his permission. Ex-NBC journalist Arthur Kent claims his intellectual properly rights...

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Nichols Under Fire Over War Footage

21st February 2008

CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR director MIKE NICHOLS has come under fire from a retired U.S. newscaster for using footage of his war reports in the movie without permission. Ex-NBC news journalist Arthur Kent claims he should...

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Blunt Wracked With Nerves Ahead Of Sex Scenes With Hanks

18th January 2008

Actress EMILY BLUNT was embarrassed to bare all in front of TOM HANKS for intimate scenes in their new film CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR - because he's old enough to be her father. Hanks, 51, plays...

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Blunt Slams Hollywood Competitiveness

15th January 2008

CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR star EMILY BLUNT has slammed Hollywood's aspiring actresses who are envious of her flourishing career. The British actress - who rose to fame after appearing in My Summer Of Love - has...

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Roberts Avoided Hanks' 'Butt Shot'

7th January 2008

Hollywood actress JULIA ROBERTS avoided the set of her new movie CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR so she didn't have to see co-star TOM HANKS get naked in front of the camera. Hanks strips off for a...

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The Things They Say 6682

3rd January 2008

"Yes, I went into this career specifically so I'd end up naked in a Jacuzzi with a bunch of naked strippers." TOM HANKS on the perks of his latest role as Texas congressman Charlie Wilson...

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The Things They Say 6538

16th December 2007

"During re-shoots she would show up and she was as fat as a horse." TOM HANKS on his pregnant CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR co-star JULIA ROBERTS.

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The Things They Say 6534

15th December 2007

"Maybe I should keep it and put it away for HAZEL... if she turns out busty." JULIA ROBERTS on her plans for the skimpy bikini she wears in new movie CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR.

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The Things They Say 6523

14th December 2007

"Usually the triumph of my day is everybody making it to the potty. So yes, I think it's thrilling." Mother-of-three JULIA ROBERTS was pleased to hear about her Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination for...

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Roberts Horrified By Interviews In Pretty Woman Hotel

14th December 2007

JULIA ROBERTS felt "stupid" during a recent press junket for new movie CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR - because she was giving interviews in the same hotel where she famously frolicked with RICHARD GERE in PRETTY WOMAN....

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Subjects Win Battle Over Charlie Wilson's War

12th December 2007

The real life subjects of TOM HANKS and JULIA ROBERTS' new movie CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR won a last ditch battle for the script to be changed, after claiming it blamed them for the September 11...

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The Things They Say 6479

11th December 2007

"The man has obviously not seen my ass. Between the hair and the (breasts) and the attitude - bring it. If that's matronly, I loved every second of it." JULIA ROBERTS slams a critic who...

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The Things They Say 6272

26th November 2007

"People don't wanna see us running around in the sheets." JULIA ROBERTS was glad there were no sex scenes between her and TOM HANKS in their new movie CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR.

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The Things They Say 6165

14th November 2007

"I just looked like I had a five-pound paunch, but you don't want to be in a movie in a bikini looking like that." JULIA ROBERTS on wearing a bathing suit for forthcoming film CHARLIE...

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