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James Brown's Last Album Hidden Away

2nd January 2008

An album soul legend JAMES BROWN recorded the summer before he died has been withheld from release as a result of a prolonged legal battle. Brown finished the LP just months before he died aged...

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Brown's Children Challenge Will

31st December 2007

Five of JAMES BROWN's children are set to contest their late father's will. When the legendary singer died in 2006 he left most of his estate to trusts set up to educate his grandchildren and...

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James Brown Fight Continues

30th December 2007

Five of soul legend James Brown's children are challenging the will the singer made before he died.The latest twist in a painful saga of recrimination and accusation sees the five claim the Godfather of Soul...

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Bootsy Collins To Headline James Brown Tribute

20th December 2007

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...

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Former James Brown Trustees Claim Foul Play

6th December 2007

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...

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Snoop's Sidekick Is Dating James Brown's Widow

22nd November 2007

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...

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James Brown Estate Trustees Quit

21st November 2007

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,...

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Brown's Widow: 'Polygamist Marriage Didn't Count'

20th November 2007

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...

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James Brown's 'Wife' Lays Claim To His Estate

12th November 2007

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...

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Newspaper Upsets Inheritance Claim With Brown Divorce Record

10th November 2007

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...

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Brown's 'Wife' Demands Inheritance

9th November 2007

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...

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Jackson: `I Don't Want To Kill Myself Onstage Like James Brown'

8th November 2007

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...

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Winehouse And Doherty Collaborate

16th October 2007

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...

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Trustee Accused Of Misappropriating Brown's Millions

25th September 2007

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...

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Bobby Byrd Dead At 73

13th September 2007

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...

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Brown Rape Case Sparks Law U-turn

12th September 2007

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...

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James Brown's Daughter Upset About Final Resting Place

6th September 2007

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...

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One More Child For James Brown

22nd August 2007

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...

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Brown Trustee Fired From Will Management

13th August 2007

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...

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Two More Children For James Brown

5th August 2007

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...

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Dna Tests Reveal James Brown's Children

5th August 2007

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...

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Tears + Tributes At The B.e.t Awards

27th June 2007

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...

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Beyonce And Hudson Top Bets

27th June 2007

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...

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James Brown Love Child Comes Forward With Bombshell Proof

21st June 2007

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...

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Fascinating Fact 3326

30th May 2007

WESLEY SNIPES has been cast to play JAMES BROWN in director SPIKE LEE's new biopic about the late soul man....

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Family Marks Brown's Birthday

4th May 2007

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...

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Lee Honoured At San Francisco Festival

3rd May 2007

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...

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The Things They Say 4593

3rd May 2007

"She dances better than dad did." DARYL BROWN is confident his sister VENISHA will ensure tonight's (03May07) birthday tribute concert for their late soul legend father JAMES BROWN is a success....

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Lee Honoured At San Francisco Festival

3rd May 2007

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...

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Brown Widow Wins Right To Choose Legal Guardian

26th April 2007

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...

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