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Farrell Celebrates 29th Birthday With Foxx

Irish actor COLIN FARRELL marked his 29th birthday with a lavish party in Miami on Saturday (04JUN05). Farrell, who is currently in Florida shooting a movie adaptation of 1980s TV series MIAMI VICE, had...

Charles' Revival Continues With New Duets Album

Soul man RAY CHARLES isn't letting death get in the way of his music revival - he's re-releasing one of his acclaimed duets albums with additional tracks. Charles, who died last year (04) could...

Wonder: 'I Had No Idea Charles Was Blind'

STEVIE WONDER credits late soul star RAY CHARLES with inspiring him to have faith in his talent after they were introduced by record company bosses - but he was surprised to discover his idol was...

Springsteen Album Dropped Over Sodomy Song

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's chart-topping new album has come under fire from conservative American retailers who are offended by a song dealing with the taboo sex act of sodomy. DEVILS + DUST debuted at the top...

Ray: The Musical

The production team behind hit RAY CHARLES biopic RAY is in negotiations to bring the late soul great's life story to the stage. The BALDWIN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP has acquired the rights to turn Charles'...

Foxx Honoured Again For Playing Drugged-up Charles

OSCAR winner JAMIE FOXX is still receiving awards for his movie portrayal of RAY CHARLES. The actor claimed the Best Performance In A Theatrical Feature prize for the role at last night's (27APR05) PRISM...

King Sad She Never Met Charles

REGINA KING has one regret about making the RAY CHARLES biopic - the soul great died before she had a chance to ask for his verdict on the movie. The actress - who plays...

Joss Stone To Cover Ray Charles For Gap Ad

British soul sensation JOSS STONE will include a cover of RAY CHARLES' track THE RIGHT TIME in an upcoming TV commercial for clothing company GAP. The track, which was popularised by ETTA JAMES, will...

Stars Pay Tribute To Ray Charles

JOHN MAYER, AARON NEVILLE and MAVIS STAPLES are among the stars saluting RAY CHARLES on new tribute album THAT'S WHAT I SAY. Mayer plays guitar and sings on I DON'T NEED NO DOCTOR, while...

Davis Lover Accuses Estate Of Banning Biopic

MILES DAVIS' former love JO GELBARD has accused the Miles Davis Estate of refusing permission for a movie biopic about the jazz icon - because they own the rights to his music. Gelbard, who...

Studio Where Charles Last Recorded To Become Museum

The studio where RAY CHARLES recorded his final album will become a museum dedicated to the late music legend. Plans are currently underway to convert the three-story Los Angeles building into a museum housing...

Ray Team Working On Jackie Robinson Biopic

The film-makers behind the smash hit RAY CHARLES movie RAY are producing a biopic of baseball pioneer JACKIE ROBINSON's life. ROBERT REDFORD is set to play BROOKLYN DODGERS manager BRANCH RICKEY, who signed Robinson...

Ray Emerges The Winner At Naacp Awards

Biopic RAY picked up four prizes at the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS in Los Angeles last night (19MAR05), including the Outstanding Actor prize for its star JAMIE FOXX. The life story of late R+B musician...

Bb King To Host Ray Charles Tribute

Blues legend BB KING will headline the first ever gala event for the EYE BIRTH DEFECTS RESEARCH FOUNDATION, which is being held in tribute to the late RAY CHARLES. The gala dinner will be...

Ray Made Keys Weep

R+B beauty ALICIA KEYS was so moved by JAMIE FOXX's OSCAR-winning portrayal of RAY CHARLES in biopic RAY, she left the cinema in floods of tears. The FALLIN' singer found the depiction of the...

Georgia Politicians Call For Foxx

Politicians in Georgia are hoping to persuade OSCAR winner JAMIE FOXX to recreate a legendary RAY CHARLES concert in the US state. Members of the Legislative Black Caucus have asked Foxx to visit Georgia...

Foxx Avoids Oscar 'Hoopla' Thanks To Mendes

JAMIE FOXX can thank British director SAM MENDES for helping him avoid all the OSCAR "hoopla" - by casting him in his latest movie. The AMERICAN BEAUTY film-maker believes giving Foxx a role...

Foxx Hopes Oscar Win Will Inspire African-americans

JAMIE FOXX is particularly thrilled he and MORGAN FREEMAN won both male acting OSCARS on Sunday (27FEB05), because their double triumph will inspire black children to dream big. Foxx won the Best Actor statuette...

Bail Reduced For Ray Charles Theft Suspect

A sound engineer who allegedly stole a batch of RAY CHARLES' master tapes while working on the late legend's last studio album has been given a bail reprieve by Los Angeles authorities. TERRY HOWARD...

Omarion Debuts O At The Top

Former B2K frontman OMARION's solo career has been given a huge boost by fans - they've taken him to number one in the US album charts. The R+B star's debut, O, has entered the...

Foxx Thanks Winfrey For Poitier Meeting

OSCAR winner JAMIE FOXX paid tribute to OPRAH WINFREY last night (27FEB05) for introducing him to his acting idol SIDNEY POITIER, during his acceptance speech. Foxx, 37, picked up the Best Actor accolade for...

Foxx's Daughter Unaware Of Oscar Significance

JAMIE FOXX was brought back down to earth after his triumphant OSCAR win last night (27FEB05), when his young daughter CORRINE pleaded for him to take her to the NICKELODEON AWARDS instead. Foxx picked...

Chasez And Mya Backing Foxx

'N SYNC heart-throb JC CHASEZ and R+B beauty MYA have joined British singer SIR ELTON JOHN in backing JAMIE FOXX to win the Best Actor OSCAR for his role in RAY. Foxx has already...

Ray Charles Back On Top After 40 Years

Late soul legend RAY CHARLES has recorded his first US album number one in more than 40 years thanks to his recent success at the GRAMMYS. The blind singer's acclaimed GENIUS LOVES COMPANY duets...

Knight Saddened By Charles' 'Frail' Appearance

Veteran singer GLADYS KNIGHT was saddened by the "frail" appearance of the late RAY CHARLES during the recording of their GRAMMY-winning duet last year (04). But, while Knight was initially disheartened to see the...

Foxx Begs Knowles To Duet

Hollywood actor JAMIE FOXX is desperate to convince R+B beauty BEYONCE KNOWLES to sing a duet with him on his debut album. Foxx, who is favourite to win Best Actor at next weekend's (27FEB05)...

Knight Slams Unoriginal Acts

Soul veteran GLADYS KNIGHT has slammed contemporary R+B singers - because they all sound the same to her. Knight, who won Best Gospel Performance at last weekends (13FEB05) GRAMMY AWARDS for her RAY CHARLES...

Ray Charles Son Loses Child Support Battle

A California judge ruled yesterday (16FEB05) the mother of RAY CHARLES' teen son will continue to receive $3,000 (GBP1,580) a month child support from the late singer's estate, denying her request for $15,000 (GBP7,890)....

Hall + Oates Starstruck

American pop duo DARYL HALL and JOHN OATES were left starstruck by the glittery line-up on 1985 charity single WE ARE THE WORLD. The ABANDONED LUNCHEONETTE hitmakers were so in awe of performers such...

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Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.

The Chemical Brothers Announce New Album With Lead Track 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' [Listen]

The Chemical Brothers are set to return with an all new studio album this Summer, 'Born In The Echoes', featuring eleven tracks of captivating...

Circa Waves Reflect Upon Their Speedy Rise To Mainstream Attention

Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall and bassist Sam Rourke open up about their rise to success since they first set out to record together back in...

Pacific Rim 2 Set for August 4, 2017, Guillermo Del Toro Announces

Director Guillermo Del Toro has announced that his action sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim 2 will be moved from April 7, 2017 to August 4, 2017.

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'The Falling' Is A New Step For 'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams

Now 18, Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is making the leap to the big screen in Carol Morley's 'The Falling', the hugely acclaimed, artful drama...

Fifty Shades of Grey Sequels Set for 2017 and 2018

The sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, will hit theaters on February 10, 2017 and February 9, 2018,...

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Movie Review

Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that...

I'll See You In My Dreams - Trailer

Blythe Danner & Sam Elliot lead the cast in 'I'll See You in My Dreams'. Old age is usually seen as a sad time to reflect on your life's work and...

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