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Quincy Jones: 'God Made Thriller'

QUINCY JONES refuses to take credit for producing MICHAEL JACKSON's hit album THRILLER, insisting "God" made it. The music maestro claims he and the star never planned the LP - which this year (08) celebrates...

14th March 2008

Rashida Jones' Racism Struggle

QUINCY JONES' actress daughter RASHIDA has suffered racism throughout her life, because she is mixed-race. The 32-year-old has a black father and a white Jewish mother - actress Peggy Lipton. And Jones claims her looks...

4th March 2008

Jones Jr Wants To Make Music

QUINCY JONES' actress daughter RASHIDA is planning to follow in the family business and record an album of her own material. The star of TV comedy The Office has already provided backing vocals for Maroon...

3rd March 2008

Jackson's Chimp Bit Quincy Jones' Daughter

QUINCY JONES' actress daughter RASHIDA was attacked by MICHAEL JACKSON's famous pet chimpanzee BUBBLES when she was a child. The 32-year-old spent lots of time at the superstar's Neverland ranch while her famous producer worked...

28th February 2008

Quincy Jones Is A Big Fan Of Ronson

Music mogul QUINCY JONES "loves" the work of British producer MARK RONSON - despite the DJ breaking off his engagement with the legend's actress daughter. Jones, the superproducer behind Michael Jackson's hit album Thriller, admits...

7th February 2008

Quincy Jones To Receive Top Charity Award

Legendary music mogul QUINCY JONES will be honoured with the National Association Of Broadcaster's Celebration Of Service To America Leadership Award in June (08). The 74-year-old will be handed the award in recognition of his...

22nd January 2008

Fascinating Fact 4435

Astronaut LELAND MELVIN will take a copy of QUINCY JONES' 1969 track WALKING IN SPACE to use as his `wake-up music' when Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday (06Dec07).

4th December 2007

Fascinating Fact 4345

Teenage country sensation TAYLOR SWIFT has been given the job of announcing the Grammy Award nominations on 6 December (07). She'll be joined by AKON, QUINCY JONES and LINKIN PARK. The 50th annual Grammy Awards...

22nd November 2007

Jackson Earned 'Smelly' Tag Because He Couldn't Curse

Producer QUINCY JONES and STEVEN SPIELBERG nicknamed MICHAEL JACKSON 'Smelly' - because the pop superstar once used the word instead of swearing. Jackson admits he uses more curse words now, but while he was recording...

8th November 2007

Fascinating Fact 4257

MICHAEL JACKSON's P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING) hit was inspired by a collection of lingerie, called Pretty Young Things, that songwriter QUINCY JONES' wife PEGGY LIPTON brought home, while the legendary producer was working on the...

8th November 2007

Jones Praises Campaigning Stars

Legendary music producer QUINCY JONES has praised campaigning actors GEORGE CLOONEY, BRAD PITT, DON CHEADLE and MATT DAMON for raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Jones, 74, is amazed by the Ocean's Thirteen...

19th June 2007

Jones 'Too Busy' For Jackson

Legendary music producer QUINCY JONES has turned down the chance to work on MICHAEL JACKSON's comeback album, because he's too busy. Jones produced Jackson's classic albums Off The Wall (79), Thriller (82), and Bad (87)....

25th May 2007

Winehouse Scoops Ivor Novello

Amy Winehouse picked up an Ivor Novello award last night for her song Rehab, which takes a cheeky swipe at those who put pressure on the singer to take some time out.While collecting her award...

25th May 2007

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Music legend QUINCY JONES and moviemaker BRETT RATNER are set to team up to make an ambitious documentary about Brazil's annual street carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The odd couple plan to make Carnaval 3D:...

23rd May 2007

The Things They Say 4659

"That's what it's about, man. I love beautiful women. All you've got to do is wake up and keep your eyes open." Veteran producer QUINCY JONES enjoyed partying with LINDSAY LOHAN and MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ in...

14th May 2007

Grammys Set For Year-long Celebration

A year's worth of celebrations have been planned to mark the 50th annual Grammy awards.The prestigious awards ceremony will next take place on February 10th 2008 and in the run-up to the night a Grammy...

9th May 2007

Bailey Rae Shocked By Success

Soul star CORINNE BAILEY RAE is still shocked by her chart success, because she assumed she would spend her career playing in small jazz venues. The Grammy-nominated British singer has garnered a huge fan base...

16th March 2007

Howard Has Difficulty Dating In Hollywood

HUSTLE + FLOW star TERRENCE HOWARD has found dating in Hollywood rough after getting snubbed by a string of hot women. The Oscar nominee has recently been linked with supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL, but insists he...

16th March 2007

Howard Has Difficulty Dating In Hollywood

HUSTLE + FLOW star TERRENCE HOWARD has found dating in Hollywood rough after getting snubbed by a string of hot women. The Oscar nominee has recently been linked with supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL, but insists he...

16th March 2007

Howard Slams Campbell Romance Rumours

LATEST: HUSTLE + FLOW star TERRENCE HOWARD has slammed reports he is dating supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL, insisting he's actually trying to win his estranged wife back. Media reports last month (FEB07) suggested the Oscar nominated...

8th March 2007

Quincy Jones Faced Battle With Racist Capote Over Film Job

Music legend QUINCY JONES almost missed out on his breakthrough movie role because writer TRUMAN CAPOTE objected to a black man scoring his film. The revered producer and film composer was hired to score the...

9th February 2007

Reich And Rollins Pick Up Polar Music Prize

Composer STEVE REICH and jazz saxophonist SONNY ROLLINS have been awarded the 2007 Polar Music Prize. The two US musicians will receive the $143,000 (GBP73,000) prize from Sweden's KING CARL XVI GUSTAF at an awards...

25th January 2007

Quincy Jones Defends Richie Arrest

LATEST: Producing legend QUINCY JONES has leaped to the defence of NICOLE RICHIE, blaming her arrest on Monday (11DEC06) on media pressure. The 25-year-old confessed to taking Vicodin and smoking marijuana to cops who pulled...

15th December 2006

Jones Set For Harvard Honour

Music mogul QUINCY JONES has been honoured by Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The producer, 73, is the first recipient of the Mentor Of The Year title, given by the university's School of Public Health....

12th December 2006

Caine Blasts Cockney Racism

London-born actor MICHAEL CAINE claims he suffers racial prejudice because of his working class roots and cockney accent. The Oscar winner fumes when people presume he has it easy because he frequently plays people with...

10th November 2006

Houston: 'I Feel Great'

WHITNEY HOUSTON made her first high-profile public appearance since seeking treatment for substance abuse and filing for divorce - at a charity event in Beverly Hills on Saturday night (28OCT06). The GREATEST LOVE OF ALL...

30th October 2006

Fascinating Fact 2185

All guests at hip-hop producer JERMAINE DUPRI's recent 34th birthday party held at QUINCY JONES' mansion received a Louis Vuitton credit card holder as a party favour.

29th September 2006

Dion Teams Up With Jones

Canadian superstar CELINE DION has teamed up with legendary producer QUINCY JONES to record a tribute to Italian composer ENNIO MORRICONE. Dion, who has spent the past few years performing in Las Vegas, Nevada's Colosseum,...

28th September 2006

Fascinating Fact 2163

QUINCY JONES transformed the tennis court on his Hollywood estate into a tented ballroom for producer JERMAINE DUPRI's 34th birthday party on Friday night (22SEP06).

26th September 2006

Richie's Do-gooder Days Over Due To We Are The World Backlash

LIONEL RICHIE has given up trying to save the world with his music because he was pummelled for his WE ARE THE WORLD efforts. The soul man wrote the charity hit and then recruited pals...

22nd September 2006

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