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Foxx Struggles To Play Blind Ray

5th October 2004

Funnyman JAMIE FOXX was so committed to playing blind soul star RAY CHARLES authentically he glued his eyes shut. The COLLATERAL star eventually decided to use prosthetics to play blind in the biopic -...

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Foxx's Bowling Regrets

30th September 2004

Comedian JAMIE FOXX has mastered many things, but he's not great at bowling. The ANY GIVEN SUNDAY star - who's receiving early OSCAR buzz for his portrayal of RAY CHARLES in the upcoming biopic...

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Elvis Regrets Not Being Able To Say Sorry To Ray Charles

29th September 2004

ELVIS COSTELLO regrets not being able to apologise to RAY CHARLES for calling him a "blind ignorant n*gger" before the soul man died in June (04). The British rocker hit the headlines in America...

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Foxx Ready For Film Failure

22nd September 2004

JAMIE FOXX is making the most of fame and success, because he doesn't expect it to last. The 36-year-old COLLATERAL star, who is poised to play RAY CHARLES in upcoming biopic RAY, is basking...

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Foxx: P Diddy's Parties Are Too Pricey

21st September 2004

Actor JAMIE FOXX has blasted SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS for wasting his cash on lavish parties, insisting you don't have to spend money to have a good time. The 36-year-old actor - who stars...

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Concert Tribute For Ray Charles

16th September 2004

Late soul man RAY CHARLES is set for yet more tributes at a special concert to be staged in Los Angeles. The legendary blind singer/songwriter, who died in June (04), will be honoured at...

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Spacey + Foxx Team Up As Darin + Charles

15th September 2004

KEVIN SPACEY and JAMIE FOXX brought two musical greats back from the dead during a surprise show at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL at the weekend (11SEP04), when they teamed up as BOBBY DARIN and...

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Mcgraw Still On Top

8th September 2004

Country superstar TIM McGRAW is enjoying another week on top of the American album charts - his LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING album has notched up impressive figures in its second week on release....

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Ray's On Georgia's Mind

2nd September 2004

Bosses at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame are to honour the man who always had the state on his mind - RAY CHARLES. The late great soul man and publisher BILL LOWERY will...

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A Final Tribute To Ray Charles

30th August 2004

Late soul great RAY CHARLES is set for one final send-off when STEVIE WONDER, MICHAEL McDONALD and JAMES INGRAM perform at a tribute to the hitmaker. Stars will attend the BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL gala...

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Trustee Of Ray Charles' Estate Blamed For Mother's Lawsuit

25th August 2004

LATEST: The mother of RAY CHARLES' youngest son is blaming the trustee of the late musician's estate for her need to sue increased child support payments. According to court documents filmed by MARY ANNE...

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Ray Charles Studio Open For One Day Only

19th August 2004

RAY CHARLES' legendary Los Angeles recording studio is to pen its doors to the public for one day only - to coincide with the release of the soul great's final album on 31 August (04)....

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Cosby Leads Fundraising Drive For Ray Charles Centre

16th August 2004

Comedian BILL COSBY is leading efforts to raise funds for a new performing arts centre, to be named after soul legend RAY CHARLES. The gala will take place on 29 September (04) at Los...

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Mother Of Ray Charles' Son Demands More Cash

15th August 2004

The mother of RAY CHARLES' teen son has asked a California court to increase child support for the youngster - from $3,000 (GBP1,600) a month to at least $60,000 (GBP33,300). On Tuesday (10AUG04), MARY...

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Rick James Dies

8th August 2004

Funk legend RICK JAMES' tragic life has come to an end - he was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Friday morning (06AUG04). A caretaker found James' body. The cause of death...

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Charles Items Go Under The Hammer

20th July 2004

Items belonging to late jazz legend RAY CHARLES are to be auctioned in Los Angeles this year (04) - to raise money for homeless families. The GEORGIA ON MY MIND singer - who died...

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Elton Treasures Ray Charles' Last Recording Moments

16th July 2004

ELTON JOHN has archived his entire recording session with RAY CHARLES, because he's convinced it was the blind soul great's last studio visit. Elton agreed to record a duet of his hit SORRY SEEMS...

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Ray Charles Biopic To Open Toronto Film Festival

16th July 2004

Legendary musician RAY CHARLES will get a special Canadian honour when his biopic opens the upcoming TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL. The movie, which stars comedian JAMIE FOXX in the title role and was directed by...

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Ray Charles Re-recorded Classics For Biopic

13th July 2004

Soul great RAY CHARLES has been brought back from the dead on the soundtrack of his biopic RAY! after re-recording some of his classic tunes for producers before he died last month (JUN04). The...

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Charles Honoured At Independence Day Show

4th July 2004

Late music great RAY CHARLES is to be honoured in America's capital tonight (04JUL04) as part of an Independence Day megaconcert. Charles will be remembered at the annual CAPITAL FOURTH celebration in Washington, D.C,...

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Fans Prepare For Ray Charles Film Tribute

28th June 2004

A movie about the life of late singer RAY CHARLES will hit movie theatres in October (04). Actor JAMIE FOXX will play the musical great in RAY - which Charles consented to before his...

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Bill Cosby Teams Up With College For Ray Charles Tribute

23rd June 2004

Comedian BILL COSBY is teaming up with Atlanta, Georgia's MOREHOUSE COLLEGE to host a tribute to RAY CHARLES on 29 September (04) in Beverly Hills, California. Former American President BILL CLINTON and film-maker SPIKE...

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Willie Nelson Jokes About Charles' Chess Skills At Funeral

21st June 2004

WILLIE NELSON and RAY CHARLES' longtime manager JOE ADAMS gave mourners something to laugh about at the crooner's funeral in Los Angeles on Friday (18JUN04) with a chess anecdote. The country legend performed a...

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Starbucks Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

18th June 2004

Soul crooner RAY CHARLES is being remembered as he's buried in Los Angeles today (18JUN04) - by coffee company STARBUCKS. The company will play Charles' music throughout the day in cafes across America, and...

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Tyson's Tearful Tribute To Ray Charles

18th June 2004

Actress CICELY TYSON had a premonition of pal RAY CHARLES' death last week (10JUN04) when she awoke to the sound of the crooner singing AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL. Tyson stunned mourners at Charles' funeral in...

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Ray Charles Fans Get A Last Look At Their Idol

18th June 2004

Fans of RAY CHARLES were treated to their hero's "final performance" in Los Angeles yesterday (17JUN04), after the soul great's family agreed to put his body on show to the public. Charles' devotees queued...

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Music Greats Line Up For Late Charles

16th June 2004

Music legends STEVIE WONDER, WILLIE NELSON and BB KING will perform a musical tribute to late music legend RAY CHARLES at his funeral on Friday (18JUN04) Soul pioneer Charles lost his battle...

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Ray Charles Biopic Release Date Remains Untouched

15th June 2004

Bosses of RAY CHARLES' biopic are planning to stick to their originally planned 29 October (04) release date, following the soul legend's death. Hollywood studio UNIVERSAL acquired the rights to RAY in March (04)...

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Stars Line-up To Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

11th June 2004

MICHAEL JACKSON and STEVIE WONDER have both paid tribute to jazz music legend RAY CHARLES, who died yesterday (10JUN04). Charles, who was 73, passed away at his Beverly Hills home from complications caused by...

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Charles Battled Illness To Complete Album

11th June 2004

R+B legend RAY CHARLES was determined to complete his final album GENIUS LOVES COMPANY, despite his debilitating liver disease which tragically ended his life yesterday (10JUN04). The 73-year-old's producer JOHN BURK insists the star...

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