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Lionel Richie's Hit 'Not Black Enough'

4th April 2012

Lionel Richie was told 'Easy Like Sunday Morning' was ''not black enough'' when he first wrote it. The singer wrote the track - originally performed with his old group The Commodores - after being told...

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Lionel Richie Can't Record Without Hat

31st March 2012

Lionel Richie can't record a song unless he's wearing a beanie or tennis hat. The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' singer is particularly superstitious when it comes to laying down his vocals, and has to be...

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Nicole Richie Laughs At Dad's Style

6th September 2010

Nicole Richie can't stop laughing at her dad Lionel Richie's 70s fashion choices.The fashion designer - who was cared for by the singer and his ex-wife Brenda from the age of two before being adopted...

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Commodores Reunion Taking Shape

22nd June 2009

The long-awaited reunion of soul supergroup the COMMODORES is one step closer - bass player RON LA PREAD has flown to Los Angeles to rehearse with LIONEL RICHIE and guitarist THOMAS MCCLARY.Richie, who turned 60...

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Richie Hints At Commodores Reunion

16th June 2008

Singer LIONEL RICHIE has hinted his group the COMMODORES are set to reunite for a comeback tour. The soul star, 58, is convinced his former bandmates are keen to reunite - after bass player Ronald...

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Richie Not Looking For Love

10th October 2006

LIONEL RICHIE is enjoying the single life too much to settle down, insisting his fame would cause all sorts of relationship problems. The HELLO singer split from his second wife DIANE ALEXANDER RICHIE in 2004...

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Richie 'Ruined Family Name' On Simple Life

9th October 2006

NICOLE RICHIE ruined her family's name with her reality TV appearances on THE SIMPLE LIFE alongside ex-pal PARIS HILTON, according to her dad LIONEL. The soul singer came in for some harsh words from his...

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Commodores Star Williams Dies

11th July 2006

The COMMODORES founder MILAN WILLIAMS has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 58. The soul man, who played keyboards for the THREE TIMES A LADY hitmakers, died in a Houston, Texas, hospital...

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Richie To Headline Barbados Festival

3rd October 2005

Soul veteran LIONEL RICHIE has signed up to headline next year's (06) Barbados Jazz Festival. The 56-year-old HELLO hitmaker will be joined by singer JILL SCOTT and saxophonist BONY JAMES at the 13th annual...

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Richie Hopes New Album Will Remove Him From Daughter's Shadow

4th May 2004

LIONEL RICHIE is hoping his latest album will catapult him back to the stardom he enjoyed in the 1980s - especially now his daughter NICOLE is better known than him. Lionel releases JUST FOR...

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Nicole Richie Is Sheila E's Niece

16th January 2004

LIONEL RICHIE's adopted daughter NICOLE still has music in her blood - her paternal aunt is PRINCE protege SHEILA E. Former COMMODORES frontman Lionel and his then-wife BRENDA adopted 22-year-old Nicole after meeting her...

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Lionel Richie Stuns At Cannes

26th May 2003

Crooner LIONEL RICHIE had fans screaming with a stunning performance at a CANNES FILM FESTIVAL charity dinner. The HELLO singer rubbed shoulders with DONATELLA VERSACE and a bevy of silver screen stunners at the...

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