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Blige: 'I'm Perfect To Play Nina Simone'

23rd March 2006

R+B star MARY J BLIGE is desperate to play NINA SIMONE in a planned biopic of the singing legend. The 35-year-old NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker, who would make her big screen debut in the film,...

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New Edition To Reunite For Texan Music Festival

22nd March 2006

R+B star BOBBY BROWN will reunite with his NEW EDITION bandmates for a performance at Houston's Essence Music Festival in July (06). The MY PREROGATIVE singer, who is married to WHITNEY HOUSTON, left the boyband...

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Fascinating Fact 1251

18th March 2006

R+B diva MARY J BLIGE is so obsessed with cleanliness she reportedly insists on brand new toilet seats being fitted in the dressing rooms at all the venues she performs at.

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Blige: 'Chaka Khan Was My Therapist'

17th March 2006

R+B star MARY J BLIGE counts CHAKA KHAN as her personal therapist, insisting the 1980s singer gives the best advice. The NO MORE DRAMA singer, who has battled poverty and drug addiction in the past,...

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Blige: 'Whitney Needs Help'

17th March 2006

Singer MARY J BLIGE has urged WHITNEY HOUSTON to face up to her alleged drugs problems, insisting admitting addiction is the first step on the road to recovery. FAMILY AFFAIR star Blige battled her own...

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The Things They Say 1651

17th March 2006

"I'm a TWILIGHT ZONE freak. I have all the DVDs." MARY J BLIGE is an unlikely fan of the oddities show.

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Blige Saddened Over Hill

17th March 2006

MARY J BLIGE is "saddened" by fellow R+B star LAURYN HILL's "fallen" solo career, labelling the FUGEE "a genius". Hill's debut solo album THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL was a huge hit in 1998 with...

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Tour Sponsors Almost Killed Blige With Booze Gifts

17th March 2006

MARY J BLIGE almost drank herself to death thanks to one of her tour sponsors. The R+B star's 1999 tour was sponsored by alcohol giants Seagram - and the boozy singer made sure the company's...

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The Things They Say 1643

16th March 2006

"ARETHA (FRANKLIN) was more my mother's thing. I mean, don't get me wrong, all hail the queen. But CHAKA (KHAN) was my heroine." MARY J BLIGE chooses Chaka Khan over Aretha Franklin as her musical...

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Blige Refuses To Hear Minnelli Cover

16th March 2006

Soul star MARY J BLIGE has politely declined to listen to singing legend LIZA MINNELLI's cover of her 2001 hit FAMILY AFFAIR. The R+B singer was shocked to hear the CABARET star would cover the...

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Blige Thought George Michael Was Black

16th March 2006

R+B superstar MARY J BLIGE was shocked when she first saw GEORGE MICHAEL in the flesh, because she always thought he was a black man. The I'M GOIN' DOWN singer was a huge fan of...

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Elton Forgives Blige For Missing 'Wedding'

16th March 2006

Flamboyant superstar SIR ELTON JOHN has forgiven his celebrity pal MARY J BLIGE for missing his 'wedding' to DAVID FURNISH. The FAMILY AFFAIR singer, 35, was preparing for Christmas (25DEC05) with her husband KENDU ISSACS...

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Ne-yo So Sick On Top

10th March 2006

R+B sensation NE-YO has scored a US chart double by taking his SO SICK hit to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The singer/songwriter's debut album IN MY OWN WORDS hit number one on...

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Blige's Crazy Alter-ego

3rd March 2006

MARY J BLIGE adores performing as her rap alter-ego BROOK, because it means she can go wild without damaging her dignified persona. The R+B hitmaker, who featured the pseudonym on her album THE BREAKTHROUGH, was...

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High School Musical On A High

1st March 2006

The soundtrack to Disney's smash hit TV show HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL has topped the US album charts after seven weeks on release. The compilation sold 101,000 copies last week to topple JAHEIM's GHETTO CLASSICS, which...

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Bennett To Team Up With Stars On Birthday Album

21st February 2006

Veteran crooner TONY BENNETT will duet with SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, BONO and SIR ELTON JOHN on his upcoming 80th birthday album. The I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO will also be joined by...

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Four Weeks On Top For Beyonce

16th February 2006

BEYONCE KNOWLES still rules the US singles charts despite a charge from British singer JAMES BLUNT. The former DESTINY'S CHILD star's PINK PANTHER tune CHECK ON IT tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a...

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Jack Johnson Surfs To Number One

15th February 2006

Former pro-surfer JACK JOHNSON has another surprise album hit on his hands - his CURIOUS GEORGE soundtrack has shot to the top of the US charts. The reluctant superstar's companion album to the new...

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Blige Headlines Essence Fest

14th February 2006

MARY J BLIGE, LL COOL J and TONI BRAXTON are among the first stars stepping up to headline this year's (06) Essence Music Fest. The festival is relocating to Houston, Texas because of Hurricane...

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Blige 'Held Back' By Unsupportive Family

13th February 2006

Soul queen MARY J BLIGE is still furious over the way she was treated by some of her relatives when growing up. The NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker insists she will never forgive her aunts...

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Blige Buries Her Diva Persona

13th February 2006

MARY J BLIGE is proud to be low-maintenance, after throwing tantrums and being a "terrible person" during her drink and drug addictions. Blige quit her vices in 2001 after the death of fellow R+B...

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Blige Plans Autobiography In 45 Years

13th February 2006

Soul star MARY J BLIGE is baffled by young stars releasing autobiographies, insisting she won't tell her life story until she's 80 years old. The BE WITHOUT YOU hitmaker, 35, is clean and sober...

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Blige Disgusted By Sexy Young Stars

13th February 2006

R+B singer MARY J BLIGE is horrified every time she turns on MTV and sees sexy young singers writhing around in skimpy outfits. The I'M GOIN' DOWN star, 35, has always kept her clothes...

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Beyonce On Top For A Third Week

9th February 2006

BEYONCE KNOWLES' post-DESTINY'S CHILD solo career continues to forge ahead - her PINK PANTHER theme, CHECK ON IT, is America's number one single for a third successive week. The track, featuring rapper SLIM THUG,...

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Mary J Blige Cheers On Mariah At The Grammys

9th February 2006

MARY J BLIGE was cheering on chart rival MARIAH CAREY at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last night (08FEB06) because she felt the R+B diva deserved to "clean up" at the event. Blige confessed...

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Gorillaz + Madonna Stun The Grammys

9th February 2006

GORILLAZ made Grammy Awards history at Los Angeles' Staples Center last night (08FEB06) when they became the first animated group to open the prize giving. The quirky group, founded by BLUR's DAMON ALBARN and...

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Manilow Scores His Second Us Number One Album

9th February 2006

BARRY MANILOW has scored his second US album chart number one with a new collection of 1950s hits. The crooner's THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE FIFTIES is his eighth top ten album on the...

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Jamie Dates Trio Of Lovelies

8th February 2006

Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX is dating hard in his efforts to find a new girl, and his recent conquests have included stunning model VIDA GUERRA and actresses VICTORIA ROWELL and STACEY DASH. Rowell spent...

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Grammy Bosses Pay Tribute To New Orleans

8th February 2006

Organisers of tonight's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards are planning a tribute to devastated New Orleans by inviting locals ALLEN TOUSSAINT and DR JOHN to jam with ELVIS COSTELLO and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. BONNIE RAITT, U2's THE...

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Rhymes Bodyguard Killed On Music Video Set

6th February 2006

Hip-hop star BUSTA RHYMES' bodyguard was shot dead on the celebrity-packed set of a music video in the early hours of yesterday (05FEB06) morning. ISRAEL RAMIREZ, 29, was shot once in the chest as...

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