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Family And Trustees Feud Over Brown Funeral Bill

19th April 2007

Late funk legend JAMES BROWN's estate owes $70,000 (GBP35,897) in funeral costs. The C.A. Reid Funeral Home in Augusta, Georgia arranged the singer's funeral and cared for his body from his 25 December (06) death...

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The Things They Say 4427

9th April 2007

"I'd like to be able to sing like JAMES BROWN or GEORGE JONES or MARIA CALLAS but I can't. So you just do your own version of them, which sounds a lot like you after...

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James Brown Sexual Harrassment Case Flounders

3rd April 2007

A 19-year-old sexual harrassment case filed against JAMES BROWN by his former publicist has been rejected by the US Supreme court. JACQUE HOLLANDER claims the late singer raped her at gunpoint in 1988. She alleges...

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Stone Wears Shoes For Brown

28th March 2007

British soul star JOSS STONE was forced to ditch her on-stage ritual of performing barefoot - at the request of the late JAMES BROWN. The singer abandoned her "no shoes" rule for the Godfather of...

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Bee Gees To Be Honoured As Icons

28th March 2007

Music icons the BEE GEES are set to be honoured at the Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Music Awards later this year (07). The STAYIN' ALIVE stars, who have won a total of 109 BMI awards...

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Stone Shows Thanks To Collaborators In Essay

15th March 2007

British soul star JOSS STONE has shown her gratitude to everyone who helped her with her new album - in a 7,000-word essay. The 19-year-old released her third LP INTRODUCING JOSS STONE this week (12MAR07),...

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J-sto Says Thanks, 7,000 Times

15th March 2007

Devon beauty JOSS STONE's week is not getting any better, after being ridiculed again this time for writing a 7,000-word thank you list for her new album.In what has now become a typical diva-like move...

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R.e.m. Joined By Berry For Hall Of Fame Induction

13th March 2007

Rockers R.E.M. were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York yesterday (12MAR07) - and were joined by original member BILL BERRY. Berry - who left the LOSING MY RELIGION band...

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Brown's Body Placed In Temporary Crypt

11th March 2007

LATEST: Soul legend JAMES BROWN has been temporarily laid to rest - 75 days after he died on Christmas Day (06). His body was placed in a crypt yesterday (10MAR07) at the Beech Island, South...

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James Brown Not Buried Yet

9th March 2007

Soul legend JAMES BROWN has yet to be laid to rest - 73 days after he died on Christmas Day. Brown's burial has been delayed by legal disputes and now a series of paternity claims...

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Brown Widow Mourns With Body

3rd March 2007

LATEST: JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAY HYNIE finally got the chance to mourn over the soul legend's body on Thursday (01MAR07). Back-up singer Hynie and her son JAMES BROWN have been shut out of the...

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Brown's Widow Wins Right To Dna Samples

27th February 2007

LATEST: JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE has reached an agreement with trustees of the star's estate to obtain DNA samples from the late's singer's body. Back-up singer Hynie and her son JAMES BROWN have...

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Brown Trustees Bid For Dna To Solve Paternity Riddles

26th February 2007

Trustees for JAMES BROWN's estate have filed a DNA sample motion in a bid to make all the soul great's children legitimate heirs to his fortune. The trustees asked a judge on Friday (23FEB07) to...

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Brown's Widow Plans Tribute Album

22nd February 2007

JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE is planning to release an album of songs she was working on with the music legend at the time of his death. Brown died on Christmas Day (25DEC06) and...

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Brown's Widow Slams Grammy Tribute

21st February 2007

JAMES BROWN's widow, TOMI RAE HYNIE, has slammed producers of the Grammy Awards for combining a tribute to the Godfather of Soul with a tribute to the EAGLES. During the ceremony on 11 February (07),...

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Agreement Reached On Brown Burial

21st February 2007

LATEST: The six adult children of soul singer JAMES BROWN have come to an agreement with his partner, TOMI RAE HYNIE, on where the music legend should be buried. Hynie's attorney, ROBERT ROSEN, said the...

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James Brown Rape Case Back On The Docket As Victim Wins Appeal

15th February 2007

JAMES BROWN's former assistant has won the opportunity to sue for a slice of the late soul star's fortune after claiming he raped her at gunpoint in 1988. JACQUE HOLLANDER's shocking claims were thrown out...

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Will.i.am Brands Jackson Smartest Man Ever

13th February 2007

BLACK EYED PEAS collaborator WILL.I.AM has branded pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON "the smartest dude ever". WILL.I.AM, who has been working with the THRILLER legend on his comeback album, concedes Jackson gave him an education while...

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The Things They Say 4026

13th February 2007

"I was thrilled... that they would think I could pull off a JAMES BROWN song. I saw his spins (but) I didn't do the spins. I didn't want to trip on my heels or something."...

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The Things They Say 4012

12th February 2007

"I started out when there was HENRY MANCINI in the audience and half the people weren't even allowed to be there - the BEATLES, the ROLLING STONES, JAMES BROWN, they didn't come. It's amazing what...

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Gnarls Barkley Plan For Take-off At The Grammys

12th February 2007

GNARLS BARKLEY turned the Grammy Awards into an airport hangar for their CRAZY performance last night (11FEB07) - by taking to the stage dressed as pilots. The duo's backing band all donned stewards' attire, while...

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Gnarls Barkley Plan For Take-off At The Grammys

12th February 2007

GNARLS BARKLEY turned the Grammy Awards into an airport hangar for their CRAZY performance last night (11FEB07) - by taking to the stage dressed as pilots. The duo's backing band all donned stewards' attire, while...

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The Things They Say 4003

12th February 2007

"I started out when there was HENRY MANCINI in the audience and half the people weren't even allowed to be there - the BEATLES, the ROLLING STONES, JAMES BROWN, they didn't come. It's amazing what...

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Brown's Family Told To Finalise Burial Plans

11th February 2007

LATEST: JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE and the soul star's six adult children have been told to try and agree upon a final resting place for the singer - so he can rest in...

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James Brown's Partner Allowed Back Home

10th February 2007

The bereaved partner of late soul singer James Brown has been permitted to briefly return to Brown's home to retrieve her belongings.Tommie Raye Hynie, 36, was prevented from entering her late husband's house after Brown...

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Brown's Widow Granted Access To Home

9th February 2007

LATEST: JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE has been given permission to return to the home she shared with the late soul great to collect her belongings after a face-off with her stepchildren in court....

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Brown's Valet Comes Forward With Gay Wife Claims

8th February 2007

JAMES BROWN's widow was left out of the soul legend's will because he thought she was gay. The singer's longtime valet and confidante ROOSEVELT JOHNSON claims his late boss went to his grave believing TOMI...

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Super Bowl Third On All-time Us Tv Hits

6th February 2007

The Super Bowl was the third most watched event in US television history, new figures have shown.Data from Nielsen indicated a mammoth audience for the NFL finale, as the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears...

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Brown's Widow Sues For Estate + Son's Toys

2nd February 2007

LATEST: JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE is suing her late husband's kids, demanding half of his estate and the return of her son's toys. The singer, who was left out of Brown's will, insists...

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The Things They Say 3919

30th January 2007

"JAMES was angry. I'm not kidding you, he scared me to death." JOHN MELLENCAMP, who once fronted a JAMES BROWN tribute band, on his first backstage meeting with late hero....

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