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Fascinating Fact 4345

22nd November 2007

Teenage country sensation TAYLOR SWIFT has been given the job of announcing the Grammy Award nominations on 6 December (07). She'll be joined by AKON, QUINCY JONES and LINKIN PARK. The 50th annual Grammy Awards...

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Jackson Earned 'Smelly' Tag Because He Couldn't Curse

8th November 2007

Producer QUINCY JONES and STEVEN SPIELBERG nicknamed MICHAEL JACKSON 'Smelly' - because the pop superstar once used the word instead of swearing. Jackson admits he uses more curse words now, but while he was recording...

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Fascinating Fact 4257

8th November 2007

MICHAEL JACKSON's P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING) hit was inspired by a collection of lingerie, called Pretty Young Things, that songwriter QUINCY JONES' wife PEGGY LIPTON brought home, while the legendary producer was working on the...

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Jones Praises Campaigning Stars

19th June 2007

Legendary music producer QUINCY JONES has praised campaigning actors GEORGE CLOONEY, BRAD PITT, DON CHEADLE and MATT DAMON for raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Jones, 74, is amazed by the Ocean's Thirteen...

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Jones 'Too Busy' For Jackson

25th May 2007

Legendary music producer QUINCY JONES has turned down the chance to work on MICHAEL JACKSON's comeback album, because he's too busy. Jones produced Jackson's classic albums Off The Wall (79), Thriller (82), and Bad (87)....

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Winehouse Scoops Ivor Novello

25th May 2007

Amy Winehouse picked up an Ivor Novello award last night for her song Rehab, which takes a cheeky swipe at those who put pressure on the singer to take some time out.While collecting her award...

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Fascinating Fact 3277

23rd May 2007

Music legend QUINCY JONES and moviemaker BRETT RATNER are set to team up to make an ambitious documentary about Brazil's annual street carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The odd couple plan to make Carnaval 3D:...

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The Things They Say 4659

14th May 2007

"That's what it's about, man. I love beautiful women. All you've got to do is wake up and keep your eyes open." Veteran producer QUINCY JONES enjoyed partying with LINDSAY LOHAN and MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ in...

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Grammys Set For Year-long Celebration

9th May 2007

A year's worth of celebrations have been planned to mark the 50th annual Grammy awards.The prestigious awards ceremony will next take place on February 10th 2008 and in the run-up to the night a Grammy...

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Bailey Rae Shocked By Success

16th March 2007

Soul star CORINNE BAILEY RAE is still shocked by her chart success, because she assumed she would spend her career playing in small jazz venues. The Grammy-nominated British singer has garnered a huge fan base...

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Howard Has Difficulty Dating In Hollywood

16th March 2007

HUSTLE + FLOW star TERRENCE HOWARD has found dating in Hollywood rough after getting snubbed by a string of hot women. The Oscar nominee has recently been linked with supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL, but insists he...

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Howard Has Difficulty Dating In Hollywood

16th March 2007

HUSTLE + FLOW star TERRENCE HOWARD has found dating in Hollywood rough after getting snubbed by a string of hot women. The Oscar nominee has recently been linked with supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL, but insists he...

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Howard Slams Campbell Romance Rumours

8th March 2007

LATEST: HUSTLE + FLOW star TERRENCE HOWARD has slammed reports he is dating supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL, insisting he's actually trying to win his estranged wife back. Media reports last month (FEB07) suggested the Oscar nominated...

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Quincy Jones Faced Battle With Racist Capote Over Film Job

9th February 2007

Music legend QUINCY JONES almost missed out on his breakthrough movie role because writer TRUMAN CAPOTE objected to a black man scoring his film. The revered producer and film composer was hired to score the...

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Reich And Rollins Pick Up Polar Music Prize

25th January 2007

Composer STEVE REICH and jazz saxophonist SONNY ROLLINS have been awarded the 2007 Polar Music Prize. The two US musicians will receive the $143,000 (GBP73,000) prize from Sweden's KING CARL XVI GUSTAF at an awards...

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Quincy Jones Defends Richie Arrest

15th December 2006

LATEST: Producing legend QUINCY JONES has leaped to the defence of NICOLE RICHIE, blaming her arrest on Monday (11DEC06) on media pressure. The 25-year-old confessed to taking Vicodin and smoking marijuana to cops who pulled...

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Jones Set For Harvard Honour

12th December 2006

Music mogul QUINCY JONES has been honoured by Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The producer, 73, is the first recipient of the Mentor Of The Year title, given by the university's School of Public Health....

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Caine Blasts Cockney Racism

10th November 2006

London-born actor MICHAEL CAINE claims he suffers racial prejudice because of his working class roots and cockney accent. The Oscar winner fumes when people presume he has it easy because he frequently plays people with...

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Houston: 'I Feel Great'

30th October 2006

WHITNEY HOUSTON made her first high-profile public appearance since seeking treatment for substance abuse and filing for divorce - at a charity event in Beverly Hills on Saturday night (28OCT06). The GREATEST LOVE OF ALL...

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Fascinating Fact 2185

29th September 2006

All guests at hip-hop producer JERMAINE DUPRI's recent 34th birthday party held at QUINCY JONES' mansion received a Louis Vuitton credit card holder as a party favour.

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Dion Teams Up With Jones

28th September 2006

Canadian superstar CELINE DION has teamed up with legendary producer QUINCY JONES to record a tribute to Italian composer ENNIO MORRICONE. Dion, who has spent the past few years performing in Las Vegas, Nevada's Colosseum,...

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Fascinating Fact 2163

26th September 2006

QUINCY JONES transformed the tennis court on his Hollywood estate into a tented ballroom for producer JERMAINE DUPRI's 34th birthday party on Friday night (22SEP06).

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Richie's Do-gooder Days Over Due To We Are The World Backlash

22nd September 2006

LIONEL RICHIE has given up trying to save the world with his music because he was pummelled for his WE ARE THE WORLD efforts. The soul man wrote the charity hit and then recruited pals...

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Ant Swore At Jackson By Mistake

19th September 2006

ADAM ANT twice swore at MICHAEL JACKSON over the phone, because he was convinced one of his friends was pretending to be the megastar. It was only when Jackson's record producer QUINCY JONES called Ant...

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Clooney's Sauce Wows Celebrity Pals

13th August 2006

GEORGE CLOONEY is being urged to market his homemade tomato sauce after wowing famous pals with tasty meals at his Italian home. The movie star often whips up pasta treats for guests staying at his...

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Fascinating Fact 1914

8th August 2006

Music legend QUINCY JONES has murdered model MOLLY SIMS and is burying her body in the desert - in new JIMMY CHOO print ads. Jones is pictured resting on a shovel while Sims is slumped...

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Timbaland: 'Jackson Needs To Work With Quincy Again'

8th August 2006

Super producer TIMBALAND is urging MICHAEL JACKSON to work with QUINCY JONES again if he wants to regain his crown as the King Of Pop. The troubled superstar's career has fallen on hard times following...

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Franklin Honoured

1st August 2006

ARETHA FRANKLIN will be the first female artist to be honoured with the Award of Excellence from the United Negro College Fund for her stirling philanthropic work. The RESPECT singer is set to receive the...

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The Things They Say 2452

14th July 2006

"Live every day like it's your last and one day you'll be right." Music mogul QUINCY JONES reveals his pragmatic approach to life.

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The Things They Say 2453

14th July 2006

"It took three birthday parties for us to admit we were turning 73." QUINCY JONES and SIR MICHAEL CAINE - who were born almost simultaneously - struggle to deal with their increasing age.

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