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Village People Star Lifts Y.m.c.a. Ban On Los Angeles Clippers

30th April 2014

Village People star Victor Willis has given the Los Angeles Clippers organisation permission to play his group's Y.M.C.A. anthem at basketball games again after initially banning executives from using the tune over the Donald Sterling...

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Victor Willis Claiming Victory In Longrunning Copyright Case

16th September 2013

Village People star Victor Willis has won a longrunning legal battle to reclaim the rights to more than 30 of the disco group's hit songs.The singer/songwriter, who portrayed a traffic cop in the band, left...

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Village People Star To Front Disco Expose

16th February 2013

Reclusive Village People star Victor Willis and members of Chic and Kc & The Sunshine Band are set to reveal all about the excesses of the 1970s disco era in a new Tv documentary.Willis, who...

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Village People Trademark Lawsuit Gets Green Light

11th May 2012

The wife of Village People star Victor Willis has won the latest round of her battle to overturn the trademarking of the band's name.Karen Willis is pursuing legal action in the U.S. to cancel the...

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Victor Willis Scores Major Legal Victory In Song Rights Battle

8th May 2012

Village People star Victor Willis has scored a major legal victory after a California judge dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking the singer's bid to reclaim the rights to more than 30 of the disco...

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Village People's Victor Willis Scores Key Victory In Song Rights Battle

23rd March 2012

Village People star Victor Willis is one step closer to regaining control over the disco group's song rights after music publishers dropped a key claim in their argument.Singer/songwriter Willis, who portrayed a traffic cop in...

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Legal Battle Over Village People Songs Heats Up

17th August 2011

Village People star Victor Willis is facing a court battle to regain the rights to some of the disco group's biggest hits.Singer/songwriter Willis, who portrayed a traffic cop in the band, left the line-up in...

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More Gay Drama For Morgan As Village People Star Demands Apology

29th June 2011

Former Village People star Victor Willis is demanding an apology from funnyman Tracy Morgan after he joked about his love for gay people and used the Y.M.C.A. hitmaker as his punchline.Morgan recently apologised for homophobic...

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Victor Willis Files New Lawsuit Over Village People Royalties

2nd May 2011

Village People star Victor Willis is heading back to court once again after suing his former bandmates for $1.5 million (£890,000) in royalties.The singer, who played the cop role in the camp group, left the...

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Barrino Backs Village People Star's Idol Bid

27th August 2010

FANTASIA BARRINO has pledged to support former VILLAGE PEOPLE co-founder and star VICTOR WILLIS in his bid to become an AMERICAN IDOL judge.Willis has met with show producers and admits he's keen to join Randy...

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Y.m.c.a. Star Wants Idol Job

3rd August 2010

Former VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS is the latest name to be added to the long list of AMERICAN IDOL wannabe judges - and he reveals producers are taking his interest seriously.Willis, the original lead...

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Village People Star Settles With Greeting Card Company

1st July 2010

Former VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS has settled his copyright dispute with the bosses of greeting cards firm Hallmark for an undisclosed fee.The singer sued the company over imitation sound cards featuring songs he wrote,...

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Village People Cop Sues Fox Over The Cleveland Show Portrayal

22nd March 2010

Original VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS is threatening to sue Fox Broadcasting Company executives over suggestions he provided the voiceover for an "offensive" episode of animated comedy THE CLEVELAND SHOW.The In The Navy singer claims...

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Village People Star Settles Lawsuit Against Half-time Show Organisers

10th December 2009

VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS has settled a lawsuit against the organisers of a college football half-time concert, which featured an offshoot of the Y.M.C.A hitmakers.Willis, the original lead singer of the Village People, insisted...

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Village People Star Released From Hospital

15th July 2008

LATEST: VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery on his throat - and hopes to be singing again before the end of the year (08). The original lead singer...

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Village People Star Has Throat Surgery

8th July 2008

VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS has undergone surgery to remove nodules from his vocal cords. The original lead singer of the 1970s disco band was forced to cancel his U.S. summer tour as a result...

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Village People Star Plans Tell-all Book

6th August 2007

Former VILLAGE PEOPLE frontman VICTOR WILLIS quit the cult disco group because his bandmates were too gay. The In The Navy singer, who was the group's sailor, is revealing all about his time with the...

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Village People 'Cop' Plans First Gig In 25 Years

11th July 2007

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS has scheduled his first live performance in a quarter of a century. The Y.M.C.A. singer, who dressed as a police officer in the disco group, will perform at the...

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Charges Dropped Against Village People Star

17th April 2007

LATEST: Former THE VILLAGE PEOPLE singer VICTOR WILLIS has escaped charges following his recent arrest for allegedly beating his girlfriend. The 55-year-old star was arrested on 23 March (07) in San Diego, California for allegedly...

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Village People Cop Arrested

25th March 2007

Former VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS has been arrested in San Diego, California after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. The singer, who played the Y.M.C.A hitmakers' police officer, was out on bail on a similar assault...

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Village People Cop Avoids Jail Time

6th September 2006

LATEST: Disgraced former VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS was sentenced to three years probation on drug and gun possession charges yesterday (05SEP06) by a California judge. The MACHO MAN singer, 55, pleaded no contest and...

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Village People Cop Plans Rehab Stint As He Awaits Sentencing

1st September 2006

LATEST: Disgraced former VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS is planning a stint in rehab after pleading no contest to drug possession charges. The YMCA hitmaker, who was the original policeman in the 1970s disco group,...

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Village People Cop Pleads No Contest

20th July 2006

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE policeman VICTOR WILLIS has entered a no contest plea to drug possession charges, and will remain in jail until he can be sentenced. The singer - part of the 1970s disco band's...

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Village People Cop Wants Rehab Time

21st June 2006

LATEST: Shamed former VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS is asking for a stint in rehab as the hearing for his drug and false identification suit grows near. The IN THE NAVY singer, who was the...

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Village People 'Cop' Pleads Not Guilty

30th March 2006

LATEST: Former VILLAGE PEOPLE 'policeman' VICTOR WILLIS pleaded not guilty to drug possession and providing police with false identification in a San Francisco, California court on Tuesday (28MAR06). The YMCA hitmaker, who left the disco...

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Village People 'Cop' Arrested

28th March 2006

Former VILLAGE PEOPLE bandmember VICTOR WILLIS has been arrested in San Francisco, California, after he disappeared from an ongoing drug and gun trial. Willis, who ironically dressed as a policeman in the 1970s disco group,...

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Village People Star Fails To Show Up To Court On Second Occasion

26th January 2006

Former THE VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS faces more than three years in prison after failing to appear in court on Tuesday (24JAN06) to be sentenced on drugs and firearms charges. Willis, who dressed...

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Village People Policeman

24th October 2005

An arrest warrant has been issued for former VILLAGE PEOPLE star VICTOR WILLIS after the singer failed to appear in court last week (20OCT05). The YMCA star, who played the original policeman in the...

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