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Smokey Robinson: 'Golf Is Like Heroin'

21st June 2007

Soul singer SMOKEY ROBINSON fears his addiction to golf is getting out of hand - he wakes before dawn to play. The Motown legend, 67, is so passionate about the sport he'd rather play a...

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Wonder Honoured With First Troubadour Award

13th March 2007

TONY BENNETT, WYCLEF JEAN and SMOKEY ROBINSON are among the stars who will salute STEVIE WONDER in song when the soul man is honoured with the inaugural American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)...

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Motown Receives Apology From Dreamgirls Filmmakers

22nd February 2007

Legendary record label Motown has received a public apology from the makers of Academy Award nominated musical DREAMGIRLS, in two advertisements which stress the film is "fictional". Movie studio DreamWorks placed the full-page ads in...

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Gnarls Barkley Plan For Take-off At The Grammys

12th February 2007

GNARLS BARKLEY turned the Grammy Awards into an airport hangar for their CRAZY performance last night (11FEB07) - by taking to the stage dressed as pilots. The duo's backing band all donned stewards' attire, while...

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Gnarls Barkley Plan For Take-off At The Grammys

12th February 2007

GNARLS BARKLEY turned the Grammy Awards into an airport hangar for their CRAZY performance last night (11FEB07) - by taking to the stage dressed as pilots. The duo's backing band all donned stewards' attire, while...

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Blige + Ludacris Join Earth, Wind + Fire For The Grammys

8th February 2007

MARY J BLIGE and LUDACRIS will team up with funk legends EARTH WIND + FIRE to fill the final performance slot at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (11FEB07). The three acts will join forces to...

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Shakira + Wyclef Lead Collaborations At The Grammys

6th February 2007

SHAKIRA and WYCLEF JEAN, LIONEL RICHIE and SMOKEY ROBINSON and CARRIE UNDERWOOD and RASCAL FLATTS are hoping to make this Sunday's (11FEB07) Grammy Awards a collaborative affair after signing up for a series of live...

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Smokey Robinson Slams Dreamgirls

5th February 2007

Music legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has slammed the makers of the film DREAMGIRLS for disparaging the reputation of Motown founder BARRY GORDY. The film is inspired by the story of THE SUPREMES, who were created by...

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Bandleader Joe Hunter Dies

4th February 2007

Motown bandleader JOE HUNTER was found dead in his Detroit, Michigan apartment on Friday (02FEB07). He was 79. Hunter's son JOE HUNTER JR told The Detroit News the cause of his father's death is not...

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Singer Pookie Hudson Dies

18th January 2007

American singer/songwriter POOKIE HUDSON died of thymus cancer at his home in Maryland on Tuesday (16JAN07). He was 72. Hudson, real name THORNTON JAMES HUDSON, was the lead singer of doo wop group THE SPANIELS,...

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Motown Photographer Shows Off Soul Greats For The First Time

15th January 2007

Motown photographer JIM BRITT has unlocked his snapshot vault for the first time and will exhibit candid shots of SMOKEY ROBINSON, STEVIE WONDER and MARVIN GAYE for the first time next month (FEB07). Britt captured...

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Simpson Edited Out Of Parton Tribute

21st December 2006

LATEST: JESSICA SIMPSON has asked producers to pull her portion of a tribute to DOLLY PARTON at the Kennedy Center Honors out of the upcoming televised show. Simpson drew unwanted attention earlier this month (DEC06)...

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Lawless Launches Singing Career

15th December 2006

Former XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS star LUCY LAWLESS is launching a singing career after developing her talent on the reality competition CELEBRITY DUETS. The 38-year-old star discovered her love of singing while competing on the show...

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Lloyd Webber Honoured For Arts Contribution

4th December 2006

British theatre composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber was one of five international stars honoured last night for his contribution to the arts.Other artists awarded the honour from the Kennedy Centre, a US organisation supporting...

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Us Legends Honoured For Cultural Contributions

4th December 2006

Producer STEVEN SPIELBERG was among a group of American showbiz legends who were honoured for their contribution to the arts last night.The Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC also bestowed accolades on...

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Kennedy Center Honours Spielberg, Parton And Robinson

3rd December 2006

STEVEN SPIELBERG, DOLLY PARTON, SMOKEY ROBINSON, SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and ZUBIN MEHTA have been awarded Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime contributions to the arts and American culture. US Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE...

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Blige + Franklin Duet For Bobby

7th November 2006

Soul queens MARY J BLIGE and ARETHA FRANKLIN have teamed up for the soundtrack of EMILIO ESTEVEZ's much-anticipated new movie BOBBY. The singers have recorded BRYAN ADAMS tune NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH. The soundtrack...

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Mills Joke Stuns Stars At Q Awards

31st October 2006

British talk show host JONATHAN ROSS stunned the star-studded guests of the Q Music Awards in London yesterday (30OCT06), when he declared HEATHER MILLS was "a f**king liar". Awards host Ross attacked Mills - who...

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Oasis, U2 And Arctic Monkeys Dominate Q Awards

30th October 2006

OASIS, U2 and ARCTIC MONKEYS all emerged triumphant at the 2006 Q Music Awards in London today (30OCT06), taking home two awards each. Oasis was named Best Act In The World Today while the band's...

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Fascinating Fact 2217

5th October 2006

R+B legend SMOKEY ROBINSON will guest star as himself on US soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES on 14-15 November (06).

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Kennedy Center To Honour Webber, Parton, Robinson And Spielberg

7th September 2006

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, DOLLY PARTON, STEVEN SPIELBERG and conductor ZUBIN MEHTA have all been selected to receive this year's (06) Kennedy Center Honors. The awards will be bestowed on 2 December (06),...

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Little Richard To Judge Duets

18th August 2006

Fifties legend LITTLE RICHARD has signed up to be a judge on new US talent show CELEBRITY DUETS. British music mogul SIMON COWELL is producing the new programme for American network Fox, which, similar to...

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Khan, Black And Bolton To Sing Celebrity Duets

25th July 2006

MICHAEL BOLTON, CLINT BLACK and CHAKA KHAN are set to sing a duet with an unknown artist as part of a new reality show on US TV network Fox. CELEBRITY DUETS will debut with a...

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Smokey Warns R+b Stars To Stay In Shape

7th June 2006

Soul great SMOKEY ROBINSON is urging modern R+B stars to take care of their health after discovering you can only maintain a good voice if you're fighting fit. The I SECOND THAT EMOTION singer, who...

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Gest Hopes Jackson Can Make Smokey Tribute

30th May 2006

Music promoter DAVID GEST is hoping to persuade MICHAEL JACKSON to return to America for a tribute to soul great SMOKEY ROBINSON. Gest, who organised Jackson's one-off 30th anniversary TV special in 2001, has been...

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Smokey Stuns The Stars

25th May 2006

Veteran soul singer SMOKEY ROBINSON wowed a star-studded crowd at London's Grosvenor House hotel yesterday (24MAY06) with a rare appearance to mark his 50 years in the music industry. The TEARS OF A CLOWN star...

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Gest To Reveal Jackson Secrets

13th May 2006

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is planning to expose some "bombshell revelations" about MICHAEL JACKSON in his forthcoming autobiography. The concert producer, 53, has teamed up with writer MARK BEGO to collaborate on the...

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Checker, Redding And Gordy Set For Top R+b Honours

12th April 2006

CHUBBY CHECKER, the late OTIS REDDING and Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY will be among those honoured at the 14th annual R+B Foundation Pioneer Awards Ceremony in June (06). Soul group THE DELFONICS will also...

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Carpenter Tribute Leaves Dionne Fighting Back Tears

28th January 2006

THE CARPENTERS star RICHARD CARPENTER stunned pal DIONNE WARWICK by comparing her to his late sister KAREN at a Hollywood tribute show on Thursday night (26JAN06). Carpenter was a last-minute addition to the star-studded...

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Gest Calls On The Stars To Pay Tribute To Warwick

23rd January 2006

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is planning a major tribute to DIONNE WARWICK featuring some of the world's biggest soul and gospel names. The promoter has lined up SMOKEY ROBINSON, the O'JAYS, STEVIE...

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