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Quincy Jones 'Attempted Michael Jackson Interventions'

19th February 2005

Veteran producer QUINCY JONES reportedly attempted to halt MICHAEL JACKSON's constant sleepovers with young boys. Before Jackson's current child molestation scandal broke in 2003, source say Jones tried to intervene with the 46-year-old BAD...

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Jackson Children To Testify At Molestation Trial

15th February 2005

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON plans to call up two of his own kids as defence witnesses in his upcoming child molestation trial. The THRILLER star surprised the court in Santa Maria, California, when the names...

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Jackson Faces The Jury And Names His Own Court Superstars

14th February 2005

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON faced his would-be jurors in court in Santa Maria, California, this morning (14FEB05), and served up an impressive star-studded list of witnesses he hopes will help him win his upcoming child molestation...

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Dupri Postpones Grammy-night We Are The World Party

12th January 2005

Music mogul JERMAINE DUPRI has shelved plans to re-record the WE ARE THE WORLD anthem at an event after the GRAMMY AWARDS, because he wants his peers to concentrate their charity efforts on the tsunami...

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Winfrey Gives Pal A Dancefloor

6th January 2005

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...

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Young Buck Charged In Vibe Awards Melee

20th December 2004

LATEST: Rapper YOUNG BUCK was charged today (20DEC04) with stabbing a fellow performer in a dispute which led to a melee at last month's (NOV04) VIBE AWARDS. The G-UNIT member, real name DAVID DARNELL...

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Marley's Birthday Bash

11th December 2004

Reggae legend BOB MARLEY's 60th birthday is to be celebrated in Ethiopia in February (05) with a month-long run of special shows. The late great superstar's children and his former backing singers the I-THREE...

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Dupri To Revamp We Are The World

9th December 2004

Rap mogul JERMAINE DUPRI is set to revamp charity single WE ARE THE WORLD at a post-GRAMMY AWARDS party. The Atlanta, Georgia-based star has called upon a host of new acts who didn't perform...

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Vibe Magazine To Investigate Award Show Violence

29th November 2004

VIBE magazine president KENARD GIBBS is examining attitudes within the hip-hop industry to find out why their urban music award ceremony was disrupted earlier this month (15NOV04). At the show, DR DRE was in...

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Knight Believes Entertainment May Have Curbed Vibe Violence

22nd November 2004

MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT believes better entertainment would have prevented any trouble at the recent VIBE AWARDS. DR DRE was in the midst of receiving a special honour from QUINCY JONES and SNOOP DOGG when...

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G-unit's Young Buck Accused Of Vibe Awards Stabbing

17th November 2004

G-UNIT rapper YOUNG BUCK has been accused of stabbing a man who hit hip-hop mogul DR DRE at Monday night's (15NOV04) VIBE AWARDS. Chaos broke out at the Santa Monica, California ceremony when Los...

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Suge Knight Linked To Vibe Awards Violence

16th November 2004

LATEST: Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT's bitter feud with DR DRE has been linked to the 20 minutes of stabbing, punching and furniture throwing at last night's (15NOV04) VIBE MUSIC AWARDS ceremony. Knight fell...

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Pras Buys Rights To Iceberg Slim Movie

15th November 2004

THE FUGEES rapper PRAS has picked up the rights to make a movie on street hustler-turned-author ROBERT 'ICEBERG SLIM' BECK. The movie adaptation of Beck's 1969 book PIMP: THE STORY OF MY LIFE was...

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Brando's Last Big Trip Was To See Jackson

23rd September 2004

Screen legend MARLON BRANDO's last significant trip from his Hollywood Hills home was to visit a close pal of his - pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON. More than a year before his 1 July (04)...

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Dunst Dating Hartnett?

9th September 2004

KIRSTEN DUNST has reportedly been spotted canoodling with JOSH HARTNETT in a Los Angeles night spot. The SPIDER-MAN beauty, who recently split with actor boyfriend JAKE GYLLENHAAL, was seen kissing Hartnett at West Hollywood's...

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Hartnett Dates Quincy Jones' Daughter

3rd September 2004

Hollywood heart-throb JOSH HARTNETT has embarked on a hot new romance - with QUINCY JONES' actress daughter RASHIDA. The pair recently split from their longtime loves - Hartnett from high school sweetheart ELLEN FENSTER...

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Onyx Star Producing Movie On Jam Master Jay

1st September 2004

ONYX rapper FREDRO STARR is set to produce a movie based on the life story of his mentor and late RUN-DMC DJ JAM MASTER JAY. The script is being written with a cousin of...

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A Final Tribute To Ray Charles

30th August 2004

Late soul great RAY CHARLES is set for one final send-off when STEVIE WONDER, MICHAEL McDONALD and JAMES INGRAM perform at a tribute to the hitmaker. Stars will attend the BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL gala...

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Oprah Hands Over $1 Million To Museum

11th July 2004

Megarich OPRAH WINFREY has $1 million (GBP555,500) to a Cincinatti, Ohio, museum which has asked her to narrate an educational film. The $110 million (GBP61.1 million) NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER is being built...

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Iglesias And Bloom Join Stars To Save Girl's Life

23rd June 2004

Spanish hunk ENRIQUE IGLESIAS and British actor ORLANDO BLOOM have joined a campaign to find a heart and kidney for a dying Californian woman. The HERO singer and TROY hunk, along with LINKIN PARK,...

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Starbucks Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

18th June 2004

Soul crooner RAY CHARLES is being remembered as he's buried in Los Angeles today (18JUN04) - by coffee company STARBUCKS. The company will play Charles' music throughout the day in cafes across America, and...

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Music Greats Line Up For Late Charles

16th June 2004

Music legends STEVIE WONDER, WILLIE NELSON and BB KING will perform a musical tribute to late music legend RAY CHARLES at his funeral on Friday (18JUN04) Soul pioneer Charles lost his battle...

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A Tribute To Ray Charles

11th June 2004

by Contactmusic.com Editor KEV LEWIN Just days after the death of former President RONALD REAGAN, another great American has passed on - RAY CHARLES' tough life is over. Credited as the pioneer of soul music...

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Jay-z And Rick James To Be Honoured By Ascap

18th May 2004

JAY-Z and RICK JAMES are set to receive honours from the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS, AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS (ASCAP) in a ceremony next month (JUN04). The pair will be presented with their awards at...

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Quincy Jones Details We Are The Future Charity Gig Plans

23rd April 2004

Record supremo QUINCY JONES has enlisted the talents of ALICIA KEYS, LL COOL J and ANDREA BOCELLI to help him raise awareness for the world's poverty-stricken children at a massive benefit gig next month (MAY04)....

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Jackson's Toilet Demands

9th March 2004

Troubled superstar MICHAEL JACKSON asked record bosses to escort him to the toilet at awards ceremonies - according to music executive WALTER YETNIKOFF. Yetnikoff, boss of CBS RECORDS in the 1980s, claims the singer...

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Timberlake Pens Aids Charity Song With Missy Elliott

30th October 2003

Pop hunk JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and hip-hop pal MISSY ELLIOTT are recording an updated version of classic charity track WE ARE THE WORLD to raise funds for AIDS charities. The pair will join producer TIMBALAND...

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Quincy Says Happy New Year

8th August 2003

Music mogul QUINCY JONES is teaming up with Los Angeles city authorities to kick start 2004 with a bang. The legendary producer has agreed to help organise a LEGENDS OF LOS ANGELES pop concert...

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Christian Dior Sales To Benefit Aaliyah Memorial Fund

4th August 2003

Late singer AALIYAH is being remembered by the CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE fashion line. In honour of the R+B beauty, the prestigious company is donating profits from the sales of the new DIOR SPORT SHOE...

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