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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...

Bb King Weeps At Dedication

Blues legend BB KING broke down in tears in his native Mississippi on Tuesday (15FEB05) after state leaders declared the day BB King Day. The THRILL IS GONE musician, 79, was honoured by the...

Ray Charles' Estate Sued

RAY CHARLES' estate and record label have been hit with a breach of contract lawsuit by a recording engineer who worked on the late star's GRAMMY-winning album GENIUS LOVES COMPANY. MARK FLEMING claims he...

Jerry Lee Calls On His Famous Pals

Rock 'n' roller JERRY LEE LEWIS is following in late pal RAY CHARLES' footsteps by bringing his famous friends together for a new album. The GREAT BALLS OF FIRE singer has invited SIR MICK...

Velvet Revolver, Usher + Kanye Pick Up Playboy Prizes

VELVET REVOLVER, KANYE WEST, USHER and RAY CHARLES have more to celebrate after picking up GRAMMYS on Sunday night (13FEB05) - they've all claimed PLAYBOY honours too. Velvet Revolver have claimed the Best Rock...

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