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Jones Has No Plans To Step Down As Olympics Mastermind

Music mogul QUINCY JONES has announced he'll continue to participate in the Beijing Olympics, despite increasing pressure to follow STEVEN SPIELBERG and step down. Spielberg pulled out as the 2008 Olympics' artistic director in February...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)....

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...

By on 25 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...

By on 09 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Ant Swore At Jackson By Mistake

ADAM ANT twice swore at MICHAEL JACKSON over the phone, because he was convinced one of his friends was pretending to be the megastar. It was only when Jackson's record producer QUINCY JONES called Ant...

Clooney's Sauce Wows Celebrity Pals

GEORGE CLOONEY is being urged to market his homemade tomato sauce after wowing famous pals with tasty meals at his Italian home. The movie star often whips up pasta treats for guests staying at his...

Timbaland: 'Jackson Needs To Work With Quincy Again'

Super producer TIMBALAND is urging MICHAEL JACKSON to work with QUINCY JONES again if he wants to regain his crown as the King Of Pop. The troubled superstar's career has fallen on hard times following...

Franklin Honoured

ARETHA FRANKLIN will be the first female artist to be honoured with the Award of Excellence from the United Negro College Fund for her stirling philanthropic work. The RESPECT singer is set to receive the...

Quincy Denies Jackson 'Sell-out'

Music icon QUINCY JONES has scoffed at enduring criticism he 'sold-out' to produce MICHAEL JACKSON's hit album THRILLER in 1983. The jazz great has been dogged by the record's huge commercial success because many felt...

Quincy Jones 'Shagged' By Austin Powers

Music producer QUINCY JONES is desperate for fans to forget one of his catchiest tunes after the AUSTIN POWERS movies somersaulted the track to enduring international renown. SOUL BOSSA NOVA was used as the theme...

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