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Lionel Richie Wants Florida Law Revised After Trayvon Martin Shooting

29th March 2012

Lionel Richie has urged politicians in Florida to revoke a "stand-your-ground" law following the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin last month (Feb12).The 17-year-old African-American student was wearing a hoodie when he was gunned down in...

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Lionel Richie Wears Lucky Hats To Record

28th March 2012

Lionel Richie takes a haul of headwear into recording studios with him, as he insists on wearing a lucky hat whenever he lays down new songs.The Hello hitmaker has penned more than a dozen chart-topping...

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Fascinating Fact 13144

28th March 2012

"Probably my Oscar for Say You, Say Me. More than anything, I remember it was Gene Kelly who gave me it. I can remember that as if it was just like the birth of one...

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The Things They Say 24707

22nd March 2012

"People were like, 'Hello... is it me you're looking for? How corny can you get, Lionel?' and I said, 'I don't know, man'." Lionel Richie on the comments he received when he first played his...

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The Things They Say 24685

21st March 2012

"It's a tragedy because somewhere along the line she lost her footing... I just stopped for a minute and cried. That was not the way the ending was supposed to be... I watched it happen...

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Lionel Richie's Shopping Network Show A Big Hit

20th March 2012

Lionel Richie's decision to promote his first country album during a concert on a U.S. shopping channel has been declared a big hit - the soul man sold 20,000 copies in an hour.The Hello hitmaker...

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Kenny Rogers To Join Lionel Richie At South By Southwest Showcase

14th March 2012

Singer Kenny Rogers will join pal Lionel Richie onstage in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night (14Mar12) for a showcase concert to launch the soul man's country career.Richie will headline the Billboard gig at the South...

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Lionel Richie's Hello Ice-breaker

12th March 2012

Lionel Richie finds his song 'Hello' often helps ''break the ice'' with strangers.The 62-year-old singer claims the 1984 hit - which features the lyrics, ''hello, is it me you're looking for?'' - is often repeated...

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'Corny' Lionel Richie

11th March 2012

Lionel Richie is happy to be ''corny''.The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker doesn't worry about being ''hip'' because the subject matter of his songs mean they are viewed as timeless and people can always relate...

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South By Southwest 2012 Will See New Names Refresh Old Festival Traditions

9th March 2012

South By Southwest starts today in Austin, Texas. A festival that started out in 1987 with plans for it to be a showcase for emerging music and creative companies has grown to become a truly...

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Fascinating Fact 13014

9th March 2012

Veteran singer Lionel Richie invited British singers Pixie Lott and Rebecca Ferguson to share the stage with him at the recording of his upcoming U.K. TV special. This Is Lionel Richie is due to air...

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Lionel Richie & Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Hall Of Fame

8th March 2012

Lionel Richie and the late Etta James are to be inducted into New York's Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame.The two stars will be feted at a ceremony in Harlem on 4 June (12). Past Apollo...

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Kelly Clarkson And Richie To Front New Tv Singing Show

8th March 2012

Former American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson is set to front a new reality TV singing show with Lionel Richie.The singer, who won the first season of Simon Cowell's talent show in 2002, is becoming a...

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Kelly Clarkson To Judge New Tv Talent Show

8th March 2012

Kelly Clarkson has joined the judging panel of new TV talent show 'Duets'.The 'Stronger' hitmaker - who found fame on the first series of 'American Idol' - will join forces with music legend Lionel Richie,...

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Kelly Clarkson Turns Mentor For X Factor, Idol, Rival

8th March 2012

Kelly Clarkson and Lionel Ritchie have been chosen to be the celebrity figures on the forthcoming series of 'Duets', after Abc threw their hat into the ring for the battle of the talent contests. Jennifer...

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The Voice: Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie Add Superstar Power

6th March 2012

Now that the five weeks of 'blind auditions' are over, The Voice can really get down to the serious business of finding itself a singing star. The judges have chosen their teams and on last...

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The Things They Say 24542

6th March 2012

"You can't cut black skin: it makes lines." Veteran singer Lionel Richie has no plans to undergo cosmetic surgery.

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The Things They Say 24541

6th March 2012

"We were on a rocket ship. Who was around Nicole every day? Uncle Michael (Jackson). Uncle Prince. Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra. That's not normal. This was life on steroids." Lionel Richie admits his fame affected...

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Lionel Richie: Whitney Had To Save Herself

5th March 2012

Lionel Richie thinks Whitney Houston was the only person who could have saved herself. The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker was a friend of the late singer - who tragically died after allegedly ingesting alcohol...

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Lionel Richie Wants To Duet With Adele

5th March 2012

Lionel Richie wants to work with Adele and Sir Paul McCartney.The 'Hello' hitmaker is releasing an album of his hits re-recorded with country artists - including Shania Twain and Willie Nelson - but says there...

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Lionel Richie To Promote New Album With Shopping Channel Concert

16th February 2012

Soul man Lionel Richie will promote his new country album during a concert on a U.S. TV shopping network.The Hello hitmaker will launch the Home Shopping Network's live concert series on 16 March (12) with...

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The Things They Say 24300

9th February 2012

"I know guys who can't wait not to be a doctor. I know guys who can't wait to retire from law. Here I am, at 140 years old, talking about having another album coming out."...

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The Things They Say 23683

7th December 2011

"I always thought two terrible things my kid could bring home were: 1) a musician and 2) a musician. No father ever wants to hear his daughter's dating a musician." Crooner Lionel Richie jokes about...

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Lionel Richie To Be Honoured At Harvard

5th December 2011

Soul man Lionel Richie is to be honoured at one of America's most prestigious schools for his We Are The World recordings.The Hello singer will be handed the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during a...

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2011 Cma Awards Winners, Taylor Swift Takes Top Prize

10th November 2011

Taylor Swift took top honors at the 2011 CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday (9th November 2011), beating the likes of Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean to win the prestigious 'Entertainer...

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Taylor Swift Triumphs At Cmas

10th November 2011

Taylor Swift was named Entertainer of the Year at last night's (09.11.11) County Music Awards.The 21-year-old singer became only the second woman to scoop the coveted prize twice - following in the footsteps of Barbara...

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The Things They Say 23306

30th October 2011

"He called to ask if I'd sing on a track with him and we worked out the details on Skype. He was lovely when I met him and the song he wrote for us is...

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Lionel Richie To Release Country Record

28th October 2011

Lionel Richie is releasing a country album.The 'All Night Long' hitmaker insists he didn't deliberately set out to create a record in the style, but felt it was a "natural progression" to recreate some of...

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Lionel Richie Set For Country Album, Featuring Willie Nelson

28th October 2011

Lionel Richie is making the foray into country music and has teamed up with the likes of Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain for new record 'Tuskegee'. Set for release in March 2012, the...

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Lionel Richie To Perform With Country Stars At Awards Show

27th October 2011

Lionel Richie will perform a series of country duets at the Cma Awards next month (Nov11).The soul star has recorded a new country album and he's making sure everyone knows all about his genre switch...

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