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24th July 2014

"I came to watch James Brown later in my career, I was sitting down in the back of the (ground floor). He asked me to come onstage and I tried to run out... and they...

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23rd July 2014

"We had not met before. We just sent messages through family and I really did not want to talk to her." Jill Scott on meeting James Brown's first wife Deedee at the New York premiere...

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21st July 2014

"I did not (know who he was). When I read the script, I was like, 'Is this a fictitious character?' (But) I did the research and I fell in love with this man... He was...

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Dan Aykroyd Opens Late Night Show With James Brown Tribute

20th July 2014

Actor Dan Aykroyd made quite an entrance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in America on Friday night (18Jul14) by performing one of his favourite James Brown tunes with rock 'n' roll veteran Bobby...

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18th July 2014

"I made the call. When I found out Tate was directing, I was like, 'You better find me something for me to do Tate. I don't care what it is, but you better find something,...

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Mick Jagger Recalls Awkward Meeting With James Brown

18th July 2014

Mick Jagger's new James Brown biopic brought back bad memories for the Rolling Stones rocker as it reminded him of a meeting he had with the Godfather of Soul at the beginning of his career.A...

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Aloe Blacc Challenged By Acting

22nd April 2014

Aloe Blacc found acting more challenging than making music.The 'I Need a Dollar' hitmaker is set to star in the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get on Up' and he admits that getting behind the camera...

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Chadwick Boseman Had No Intention Of Playing James Brown On Film

16th April 2014

Director Tate Taylor had his work cut out trying to convince Chadwick Boseman to portray the late James Brown in a new biopic, because the actor was adamant he would never step into the Godfather...

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D'angelo To Headline James Brown Tribute

20th March 2014

Reclusive soul man D'angelo will join Aloe Blacc and Angelique Kidjo, among others, for an upcoming all-star tribute to James Brown at the Hollywood Bowl.The Brown Sugar singer has been added to the Get On...

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Mick Jagger Impressed By Chadwick Boseman's Performance As James Brown

5th March 2014

Actor Chadwick Boseman is wowing Mick Jagger with his performance as James Brown in the veteran rocker's new film project.The Rolling Stones frontman serves as a producer on Get On Up and he cast the...

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Dan Aykroyd Sworn In As Sheriff's Deputy

27th January 2014

Dan Aykroyd has been sworn in as a Mississippi Sheriff's Deputy. The Canadian 'Blues Brothers' star approached Hinds County Sheriff Department's reserve unit about joining while currently filming 'Get on Up' - about late...

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Tv Star To Play Mick Jagger In James Brown Biopic

20th November 2013

U.S. Tv star Nick Eversman has been cast as Mick Jagger in the new James Brown biopic, which the Rolling Stones star is producing.The Csi: Miami, House and The Tomorrow People actor will portray the...

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Bettie Page Biopic Director Keen To Expose James Brown's Crazy Side

19th November 2013

Late soul man James Brown is set to be exposed as a crazy oddball in a new documentary from the man behind the explosive new Bettie Page film.As The Help director Tate Taylor develops his...

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Tika Sumpter Joins James Brown Biopic

15th November 2013

Tika Sumpter has joined James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.The 33-year-old actress will play Yvonne Fair, one of Brown's back-up singers who recorded a song written by the legendary singer called 'I Found You', which...

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Dan Aykroyd & Jill Scott Join James Brown Biopic Cast

1st November 2013

Dan Aykroyd and soul singer-turned-actress Jill Scott have joined the cast of The Help director Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic.The Blues Brothers star will portray the Godfather of Soul's longtime agent Ben Bart and Scott...

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Viola Davis' Daughter To Make Acting Debut In James Brown Biopic

22nd October 2013

Actress Viola Davis' three-year-old daughter will make her acting debut in an upcoming James Brown biopic.The Help star will play the Godfather of Soul's young mother in the film Get On Up, which is due...

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Michael Jackson Played Hairstylist To James Brown Before His Funeral

9th October 2013

Michael Jackson played hairstylist to his idol, James Brown, for the soul man's funeral, becoming the last person to fix his signature coif.The legendary singer passed away from congestive heart failure on Christmas Day, 2006,...

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Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer Join James Brown Biopic

1st October 2013

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will star in James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.'The Help' director Tate Taylor has cast two of the stars of his hit 2011 film in his latest project about the...

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Jackie Robinson Actor Lands James Brown Role

27th August 2013

Chadwick Boseman is set to play another American great after landing the lead role in a biopic of James Brown.Boseman has been on Hollywood's to-watch list after playing Jackie Robinson, the first African-American professional baseball...

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Chadwick Boseman To Play The Godfather Of Funk & Soul, James Brown

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th August 2013

Universal and Imagine Entertainment finally have their leading man: Chadwick Boseman will play the legendary James Brown in their upcoming biopic. The ‘42’ star will begin filming under Tate Taylor, who is directing the movie.Boseman...

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Chadwick Boseman To Play James Brown

27th August 2013

Chadwick Boseman is to play James Brown in a new biopic.The American actor - who recently portrayed legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in '42' - has closed a deal to star as the Godfather of...

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The Help Director Tate Taylor To Tackle James Brown's Story In Mississippi

26th August 2013

Soul legend James Brown's life is to be turned into a new biopic directed by The Help's Tate Taylor.Taylor announced he will be making the film in and around his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi on...

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U.s. Court Rejects Plan To Carve Up James Brown's Estate

27th February 2013

A U.S. court has overturned a settlement plan to carve up late soul singer James Brown's estate.Attorney general Henry MCMaster offered up a deal in 2009 that would give nearly a half the soul man's...

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Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Brings Light To A Usually Backlit Piece Of Recording History

By Joe Wilde | 1st February 2013

Dave Grohl has entered middle age, and as such it is time for the Foo Fighters frontman to branch out away from music as is the norm for the rock elite. With Sound City, Grohl...

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Movie Mogul Brian Glazer Loves Having Mick Jagger As A Partner On James Brown Biopic

17th January 2013

Movie mogul Brian Glazer is hoping his long-awaited James Brown biopic will help him form a long-lasting production partnership with Sir Mick Jagger, because he loves working with the Rolling Stones star.Glazer secured a deal...

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Mick Jaggers' Love Letters Prove A Valuable Asset For His Secret Girl

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th December 2012

Rock and Roll Icon Mick Jagger wrote a bunch of love letters back in the 60's, and, with The Rolling Stones recent, and very well publicized tour, they've fetched a whopping £187,250.Written in Australia,...

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Tupac & James Brown Mash-up For Tarantino's Django Unchained

29th November 2012

Late music icons James Brown and Tupac Shakur have teamed up from beyond the grave for a mash-up anthem which will appear on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's new movie Django Unchained.The moviemaker has worked...

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Bob Dylan And Paul Mccartney Songs Among Grammy Hall Of Fame List

By Hayley Avron | 22nd November 2012

Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney are amongst the artists to have songs inducted into the Grammy Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2013. Dylan has ‘the Times They Are A Changin’’ up for the honour and...

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Bob Dylan Makes Grammy Awards Hall Of Fame

22nd November 2012

Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Whitney Houston have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The US Recording Academy is adding 27 records to its Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2013, including AC/DC's 1980...

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The Grammy Hall Of Fame List For 2013 Marks Its 40th Year

By Lorna Greville  | 21st November 2012

Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of...

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