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Jamie Foxx Wants To Play Mike Tyson

12th January 2005

After winning critical acclaim for his portrayed of RAY CHARLES, JAMIE FOXX hoping to star in another biopic - as disgraced boxer MIKE TYSON. Foxx, whose efforts in RAY have earned him numerous awards...

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Five Alive For Sideways

11th January 2005

Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS took another step towards OSCAR glory last night (10JAN05) after claiming five top honours at the 10th annual CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS. The movie claimed the night's Best Picture prize, while actors...

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Million Dollar Baby Triumphs With Critics

9th January 2005

CLINT EASTWOOD is celebrating after his film MILLION DOLLAR BABY and star HILARY SWANK picked up two accolades at the NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS on Saturday (08JAN05). The veteran film-maker and actor's...

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Foxx Left Blind On Set Of Ray

5th January 2005

Hollywood actor JAMIE FOXX struggled on the set of RAY CHARLES biopic RAY, because film-makers sometimes forgot to remove his eye-closing make-up. Foxx had to endure 14-hour spells with his eyes glued down in...

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The Aviator Lands Seven Awards In Las Vegas

4th January 2005

MARTIN SCORSESE's HOWARD HUGHES biopic THE AVIATOR has entered the OSCAR race after picking up a staggering seven awards at the Las Vegas Film Critics Society's annual prizegiving. The film, starring LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as...

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Foxx Wins The Black Vote

3rd January 2005

JAMIE FOXX and his hit film RAY have been honoured again - by the African-American Film Critics Association. OSCARS favourite Foxx was named Best Actor for his roles in COLLATERAL and Ray. Meanwhile,...

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Foxx + Staunton Are Clear Oscar Favourites After Seattle Wins

31st December 2004

JAMIE FOXX and IMELDA STAUNTON lead the way as clear OSCAR favourites for the top acting prizes after picking up another set of awards in Seattle, Washington. Foxx was named Best Actor by the...

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Charles Estate Battles Child Support Demands

22nd December 2004

Late great RAY CHARLES has become the focus of a court hearing aiming to establish if he's the father of an ex-mistress' teenage son. Unemployed MARY ANNE DEN BOK has requested a giant increase...

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Sideways Triumph At Southeastern Critics Awards

21st December 2004

Road trip comedy SIDEWAYS has triumphed yet again with the critics after picking up Best Film and Best Director at this year's (04) SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION. ALEXANDER PAYNE's film about two friends -...

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Rolling Stone Names Its Heavy Hitters Of 2004

16th December 2004

PARIS HILTON, MICHAEL MOORE, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BOB DYLAN, LINDSAY LOHAN, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, GWEN STEFANI and JAMIE FOXX join politicians, broadcasters and sports stars on the new People of The Year list in rock bible ROLLING...

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Foxx's Triple Nominations A Birthday Treat

13th December 2004

JAMIE FOXX's three GOLDEN GLOBE nominations are extra special for the star - because it's his 37th birthday today (13DEC04). Foxx made history today when he received nods for Best Musical Or Comedy actor...

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Foxx First Actor To Receive Three Globe Nominations

13th December 2004

Record-breaking JAMIE FOXX has become the first actor to receive three nominations for GOLDEN GLOBE awards. Foxx was nominated Best Musical Or Comedy actor for RAY CHARLES biopic RAY, Best Actor In A TV...

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Foxx, Scorsese And Sideways Triumph At New York Critics Awards

12th December 2004

Actor JAMIE FOXX, director MARTIN SCORSESE and the stars of SIDEWAYS were among the winners at this year's (04) NEW YORK FILM CRITICS ONLINE awards on Saturday (11DEC04). Road-trip comedy Sideways was named 2004's...

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Foxx's Ray Gets Another Oscars Boost

12th December 2004

JAMIE FOXX's acclaimed RAY CHARLES biopic has been given yet another OSCAR boost with a string of nominations for the upcoming SATELLITE AWARDS. The film is among the nominees for Best Motion Picture, TAYLOR...

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Kanye Leads Grammy Nominations

7th December 2004

Rap newcomer KANYE WEST is celebrating today (07DEC04) after leading the nominations for next year's (05) GRAMMY AWARDS with 10 nods. The COLLEGE DROPOUT star will compete for the Best New Artist, Rap Album,...

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Ashlee Simpson's Fans Offered Alternatives

17th November 2004

Talk of ASHLEE SIMPSON's lip-syncing scandal has been revived after a group stepped forward to offer her fans "real" music in exchange for her debut album AUTOBIOGRAPHY. New York's HOPE (HORRIFIED OBSERVERS OF PEDESTRIAN...

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Ray Charles' Office On Show

16th November 2004

Late soul great RAY CHARLES' office is to be recreated inside the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME in Cleveland, Ohio. The display, which will be open to the public from 24 November (04),...

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Bolton: 'I Will Sing Until I Can't Breathe'

10th November 2004

Singer-songwriter MICHAEL BOLTON is so passionate about making music, he has vowed to keep doing it until the day he dies. Bolton, 51, who has written songs for CHER and BARBRA STREISAND and performed...

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Mcgraw, Paisley And Chesney Double Up At The Cmas

10th November 2004

TIM McGRAW, BRAD PAISLEY and KENNY CHESNEY were the big winners at the 38th annual COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, last night (09NOV04), taking home two prizes apiece. But there was a...

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Ray Charles Remembered At Cmas

10th November 2004

Soul great RAY CHARLES was remembered at the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS in New York last night (09NOV04) with a heartfelt tribute from co-host KIX BROOKS. The country singer credited the late Charles as...

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The Incredibles Scoops Incredible Box Office Haul

8th November 2004

Animated superhero adventure THE INCREDIBLES has lived up to its name, after topping the American box office with a debut haul of $70.7 million (GBP39.2 million). The movie, featuring the voices of HOLLY HUNTER...

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Merchandiser Sues Ray Charles Estate Over Contract

2nd November 2004

A businessman claiming to have the sole rights to RAY CHARLES' merchandise is taking the late soul great's estate to court, claiming a breach of contract. RICHARD RICKS claims he had a seven-year endorsement...

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Foxx Learns To Trust White Guys Thanks To Hackford And Mann

21st October 2004

JAMIE FOXX learned to trust white guys after years of racial abuse - thanks to directors MICHAEL MANN and TAYLOR HACKFORD. The funnyman grew up being called a 'n**ger' by high-powered white men in...

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Charles Scores Posthumous Platinum

20th October 2004

Late singing legend RAY CHARLES' last ever album has gone platinum, for the first time in his 53-year career. The LP of duets, GENIUS LOVES COMPANY, was released on 31 August (04), two months...

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Dicaprio, Bening, Foxx And Fahrenheit 9/11 Lead Early Oscars Charge

19th October 2004

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and ANNETTE BENING have become frontrunners for a 2005 OSCAR after picking up acting prizes at last night's (18OCT04) HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS. The couple claimed Actor and Actress of The...

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Washington Fights For Blind Girl Role

19th October 2004

SHE HATE ME star KERRY WASHINGTON had to fight for the role of blind ALICIA in upcoming comic book action movie THE FANTASTIC FOUR because the part wasn't written for an African-American. The actress,...

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Actress Uncovers Ray Charles' Hotel Secret

19th October 2004

Actress KERRY WASHINGTON uncovered one of late soul great RAY CHARLES big secrets while preparing to play the blind singer's wife in biopic RAY - he stayed in Hilton hotels around the world because he...

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Foxx Gets A Record Deal

13th October 2004

COLLATERAL star JAMIE FOXX has signed a new recording deal with music mogul CLIVE DAVIS' J RECORDS. The funnyman-turned-movie star, who is set to hit the big screen this winter (04) with his portrayal...

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Stewart's Approach To Classics

12th October 2004

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART refused to emulate late singers FRANK SINATRA and BILLIE HOLIDAY when he covered their classic songs for his latest album - because his own voice is good enough. The former...

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Ray's Kids Upset By Tribute Concert Snub

7th October 2004

RAY CHARLES' 12 children have blasted the organisers of an upcoming tribute concert - for not inviting them to perform. MARY J BLIGE, SIR ELTON JOHN, NORAH JONES and STEVIE WONDER are among the...

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