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Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis Honoured

R+B duo JIMMY JAM and TERRY LEWIS received the prestigious Heritage Award at the 18th annual Rhythm And Soul Awards last night (27JUN05). In a video tribute to the pair, who have written and...

Jones Finds Love With Hefner's Ex

Veteran producer QUINCY JONES has found love with HUGH HEFNER's estranged wife KIMBERLEY. Jones, 72, and 43-year-old Kimberley have attended an array of high profile events together, including this year's (05) GRAMMY AWARDS...

Destiny's Child To Perform For Us Troops

Sexy trio DESTINY'S CHILD will play a special show for the US troops at San Diego, California's Camp Pendleton on Friday (01APR05). Approximately 25,000 Marines are expected to attend ROCKIN' THE CORPS, which will...

Quincy Jones 'Attempted Michael Jackson Interventions'

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...

Jackson Children To Testify At Molestation Trial

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...

Jackson Faces The Jury And Names His Own Court Superstars

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...

Dupri Postpones Grammy-night We Are The World Party

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...

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...

Young Buck Charged In Vibe Awards Melee

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...

Marley's Birthday Bash

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...

Dupri To Revamp We Are The World

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...

Vibe Magazine To Investigate Award Show Violence

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...

Knight Believes Entertainment May Have Curbed Vibe Violence

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...

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

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...

Suge Knight Linked To Vibe Awards Violence

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...

Pras Buys Rights To Iceberg Slim Movie

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...

Brando's Last Big Trip Was To See Jackson

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)...

Dunst Dating Hartnett?

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...

Hartnett Dates Quincy Jones' Daughter

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...

Onyx Star Producing Movie On Jam Master Jay

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...

A Final Tribute To Ray Charles

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...

Oprah Hands Over $1 Million To Museum

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...

Iglesias And Bloom Join Stars To Save Girl's Life

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,...

Starbucks Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

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...

Music Greats Line Up For Late Charles

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...

A Tribute To Ray Charles

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...

Jay-z And Rick James To Be Honoured By Ascap

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...

Quincy Jones Details We Are The Future Charity Gig Plans

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)....

Jackson's Toilet Demands

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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Avengers: Age of Ultron Does Massive, MASSIVE, Business Overseas

Avengers: Age of Ultron is certainly tracking to bother those movies in the...

Morrissey Derides Crowdsourced Music As "Desperate" And "Insulting"

Legendary indie music icon Morrissey has spoken out against crowdsourcing...

'Dukes Of Hazzard' Star John Schneider For 'Furious 8' Role?

John Schneider, the former star of TV’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’, has expressed...

Justin Bieber Crashes High School Prom

Justin Bieber has made headlines again, this time for crashing a high school senior prom! No negative fallout from...

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Marilyn Manson Fights Piracy By Releasing Album On Playstation 1 Discs

American rock icon Marilyn Manson may have discovered a novel way...

Vanilla Ice Defends Adam Sandler Movie From Accusations Of Racism

In the wake of approximately a dozen cast members walking off set last...

'The Grey' Affected Roger Ebert So Much, He Walked Out Of NEXT Screening

Remember The Grey? The Liam Neeson survival-action movie?...

David Beckham Beats Posh In The Style Stakes

It seems that even a high-flying, internationally-recognised and regularly-awarded fashion career...

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