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Rain Doesn't Dampen Luther's Big Tribute

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN and CISSY HOUSTON hit the high notes yesterday (08JUL05) as friends and fans of LUTHER VANDROSS braved the rain in New York to say farewell to the soul great....

Labelle, Flack And Pendergrass Pay Respects To Vandross

Music stars PATTI LaBELLE, ROBERTA FLACK and TEDDY PENDERGRASS have paid their respects to late soul singer LUTHER VANDROSS in a New York City funeral home. Grammy-winning singer Vandross died on Friday (01JUL05) after...

Stars Plan A Big Turn-out For Luther's Send-off

DIONNE WARWICK, ALICIA KEYS, BETTE MIDLER and DIANA ROSS will be among the stars saying a fond farewell to soul legend LUTHER VANDROSS today (08JUL05) as the singer is remembered at a memorial service in...

Oprah Pays Tribute To Her Heroines At Swanky Weekend Bash

Media queen OPRAH WINFREY paid a special tribute to the African-American women who have helped to shape her career from afar over the weekend (13-15MAY05), with a little help from her famous friends. The...

Winfrey To Honour African-american Women

OPRAH WINFREY is planning to spend the weekend celebrating legendary African-American women who made their names in the arts, entertainment and civil rights. The billionaire talk show host will host a women-only luncheon, a...

Adams And Labelle Join John Charity Concert

BRYAN ADAMS and PATTI LaBELLE have been invited to join SIR ELTON JOHN at the British rocker's 4 July (05) Independence Day celebrations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kind-hearted John has agreed to stage the PHILADELPHIA...

Bullock's Premiere A Real Drag

The premiere of SANDRA BULLOCK's MISS CONGENIALITY sequel proved to be entertaining before the movie even began last week (ends25MAR05) - when drag queens took over the red carpet. As the movie's stars -...

Labelle: 'Please Cover Me'

Soul legend PATTI LABELLE loves having her songs covered by younger stars - because it keeps the memory of her music alive. Rapper NELLY and DESTINY'S CHILD star MICHELLE WILLIAMS have drawn on LaBelle's...

Barber's 'Serious' Outkast Movie

OUTKAST movie-maker BRYAN BARBER cast experienced actors in the hip-hop outfit's upcoming film, because he wants it to be taken seriously. ANDRE 3000 and BIG BOI make their big screen debuts in the picture...

Jill Scott Postpones Benefit

LATEST: Soul star JILL SCOTT has been forced to cancel her planned fundraiser, due to bad weather. Scott's BLUES BABE FOUNDATION was set to hold the event yesterday (23JAN05) at Philadelphia's Saks Fifth...

Labelle To Play Mama Morton

Soul great PATTI LABELLE is the latest star to play MAMA MORTON on stage after joining the Los Angeles cast of CHICAGO. The LADY MARMALADE singer will take on the busty prison matron, played...

Destiny's Child Donates To Jill Scott's Charity

DESTINY'S CHILD, PATTI LaBELLE and TEDDY PENDERGRASS are among a host of stars who have donated various possessions for auction to soul star JILL SCOTT's charity. Scott's BLUES BABE FOUNDATION will hold a fundraiser...

Winfrey Gives Pal A Dancefloor

Talk show host OPRAH WINFREY has given her best pal GAYLE KING an unforgettable birthday gift - a customised dancefloor. The billionaire, who turned 50 last year (04), decided to splash out on the...

Warwick Duets With Pals On New Album

Singer DIONNE WARWICK has confirmed the list of famous friends who will join her on her upcoming duets album and it will feature soul greats GEORGE BENSON, PATTI LABELLE and STEVIE WONDER. The HEARTBREAKER...

Cruise And Winfrey Host Gig For Nobel Winner

TOM CRUISE and OPRAH WINFREY hosted a concert in Oslo, Norway on Saturday (11DEC04) to pay tribute to this year's NOBEL PEACE PRIZE winner WANGARI MAATHAI. The 64-year-old Kenyan, who won the prize for...

Carey Defends Glitter Debut

Singer MARIAH CAREY has hit out at criticisms of her 2000 movie debut GLITTER. The HONEY star insists her critically-mauled film sold plenty of DVD copies and won her several awards, for her semi-autobiographical...

Carey Makes Another Acting Attempt

Singer MARIAH CAREY is planning to star in another movie - despite the critical mauling her autobiographical film GLITTER received. The HONEY star, whose '80s-themed movie was panned by critics and avoided by fans,...

Labelle's Embarrassing Stage Performance

Soul star PATTI LaBELLE has vowed to be careful about her stage outfits, after she tore one of her skirts open during a live performance. The LADY MARMALADE singer, who prides herself on donning...

Labelle To Shed Tears If Bush Wins Election

Soul veteran PATTI LaBELLE is so eager for American President GEORGE W BUSH to be ousted after yesterday's (02NOV04) election, she'll be brought to tears if he remains in power. The LADY MARMALADE singer,...

Labelle Hosts Diabetes Freedom Day

Soul veteran PATTI LaBELLE has raised the profile of diabetes, by hosting the first ever Diabetes Freedom Day. The LADY MARMALADE singer held the event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday (28OCT04), and she hopes...

Carey Makes Another Attempt At Acting

MARIAH CAREY is planning to star in another movie - undeterred by her 2001 all-round flop GLITTER. The HONEY star, whose '80s-themed movie was panned by critics and avoided by fans, is planning to...

Stars Line Up For Nobel Concert

JOSS STONE, CYNDI LAUPER, ANDREA BOCELLI and PATTI LaBELLE have signed up to perform at the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT in December (04). The gala, held in honour of this year's (04) Nobel Prize...

Labelle To Release Jewellery Collection

Soul veteran PATTI LaBELLE is releasing a new jewellery collection. The sterling-silver jewellery line, which contains 21 different pieces, is designed to complement the LADY MARMALADE singer's clothing label, which debuted last autumn (04)....

Evangelista Attends Aids Benefit

Supermodel LINDA EVANGELISTA and singer PATTI LaBELLE were star guests at one of the glitziest parties of the year - the 2004 FASHION CARES HIV/AIDS fundraiser. LaBelle, 60, was the featured performer at the...

Patti Despises Stuck-up Stars

Soul diva PATTI LaBELLE has slammed celebrities who don't make time for their fans. The LADY MARMALADE hitmaker, who turns 60 on 24 May (04), urges her fellow superstars to think twice before shunning...

Labelle Gets Homemade Birthday Gift From Ellen

Comedienne ELLEN DeGENERES gave veteran soul singer PATTI LaBELLE a huge chocolate cake and a pair of homemade high-heel sports shoes for her 60th birthday yesterday (12MAY04). LaBelle, who celebrates her big day on...

Patti Labelle Recalls Bad Performance

Soul veteran PATTI LaBELLE gave fans an unforgettable performance late last month (APR04), because her voice was in such bad shape. The LADY MARMALADE singer decided to press ahead with the show even though...

Simpson And Labelle Become Divas

JESSICA SIMPSON and PATTI LaBELLE have been chosen to headline the seventh annual VH1 DIVAS special this spring (04). The singers will perform in the show - which, in the past, has featured CELINE...

Janet Jackson: My Apology Was Edited

JANET JACKSON is fuming with TV bosses who re-edited her post SUPER BOWL apology - because they made it look like she had planned her shocking half-time show stunt. Jackson made a public apology...

Janet Jackson 'Will Not Attend The Grammys'

LATEST: Singer JANET JACKSON has confirmed reports she has pulled out of presenting an award at this year's GRAMMYS (04) - following her controversial performance at the SUPER BOWL. The RHYTHM NATION hitmaker, 37,...

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