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The Aviator Lands Seven Awards In Las Vegas

MARTIN SCORSESE's HOWARD HUGHES biopic THE AVIATOR has entered the OSCAR race after picking up a staggering seven awards at the Las Vegas Film Critics Society's annual prizegiving. The film, starring LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as...

Foxx Wins The Black Vote

JAMIE FOXX and his hit film RAY have been honoured again - by the African-American Film Critics Association. OSCARS favourite Foxx was named Best Actor for his roles in COLLATERAL and Ray. Meanwhile,...

Foxx + Staunton Are Clear Oscar Favourites After Seattle Wins

JAMIE FOXX and IMELDA STAUNTON lead the way as clear OSCAR favourites for the top acting prizes after picking up another set of awards in Seattle, Washington. Foxx was named Best Actor by the...

Charles Estate Battles Child Support Demands

Late great RAY CHARLES has become the focus of a court hearing aiming to establish if he's the father of an ex-mistress' teenage son. Unemployed MARY ANNE DEN BOK has requested a giant increase...

Sideways Triumph At Southeastern Critics Awards

Road trip comedy SIDEWAYS has triumphed yet again with the critics after picking up Best Film and Best Director at this year's (04) SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION. ALEXANDER PAYNE's film about two friends -...

Rolling Stone Names Its Heavy Hitters Of 2004

PARIS HILTON, MICHAEL MOORE, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BOB DYLAN, LINDSAY LOHAN, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, GWEN STEFANI and JAMIE FOXX join politicians, broadcasters and sports stars on the new People of The Year list in rock bible ROLLING...

Foxx's Triple Nominations A Birthday Treat

JAMIE FOXX's three GOLDEN GLOBE nominations are extra special for the star - because it's his 37th birthday today (13DEC04). Foxx made history today when he received nods for Best Musical Or Comedy actor...

Foxx First Actor To Receive Three Globe Nominations

Record-breaking JAMIE FOXX has become the first actor to receive three nominations for GOLDEN GLOBE awards. Foxx was nominated Best Musical Or Comedy actor for RAY CHARLES biopic RAY, Best Actor In A TV...

Foxx's Ray Gets Another Oscars Boost

JAMIE FOXX's acclaimed RAY CHARLES biopic has been given yet another OSCAR boost with a string of nominations for the upcoming SATELLITE AWARDS. The film is among the nominees for Best Motion Picture, TAYLOR...

Kanye Leads Grammy Nominations

Rap newcomer KANYE WEST is celebrating today (07DEC04) after leading the nominations for next year's (05) GRAMMY AWARDS with 10 nods. The COLLEGE DROPOUT star will compete for the Best New Artist, Rap Album,...

Ashlee Simpson's Fans Offered Alternatives

Talk of ASHLEE SIMPSON's lip-syncing scandal has been revived after a group stepped forward to offer her fans "real" music in exchange for her debut album AUTOBIOGRAPHY. New York's HOPE (HORRIFIED OBSERVERS OF PEDESTRIAN...

Ray Charles' Office On Show

Late soul great RAY CHARLES' office is to be recreated inside the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME in Cleveland, Ohio. The display, which will be open to the public from 24 November (04),...

Bolton: 'I Will Sing Until I Can't Breathe'

Singer-songwriter MICHAEL BOLTON is so passionate about making music, he has vowed to keep doing it until the day he dies. Bolton, 51, who has written songs for CHER and BARBRA STREISAND and performed...

Mcgraw, Paisley And Chesney Double Up At The Cmas

TIM McGRAW, BRAD PAISLEY and KENNY CHESNEY were the big winners at the 38th annual COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, last night (09NOV04), taking home two prizes apiece. But there was a...

Ray Charles Remembered At Cmas

Soul great RAY CHARLES was remembered at the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS in New York last night (09NOV04) with a heartfelt tribute from co-host KIX BROOKS. The country singer credited the late Charles as...

The Incredibles Scoops Incredible Box Office Haul

Animated superhero adventure THE INCREDIBLES has lived up to its name, after topping the American box office with a debut haul of $70.7 million (GBP39.2 million). The movie, featuring the voices of HOLLY HUNTER...

Merchandiser Sues Ray Charles Estate Over Contract

A businessman claiming to have the sole rights to RAY CHARLES' merchandise is taking the late soul great's estate to court, claiming a breach of contract. RICHARD RICKS claims he had a seven-year endorsement...

Foxx Learns To Trust White Guys Thanks To Hackford And Mann

JAMIE FOXX learned to trust white guys after years of racial abuse - thanks to directors MICHAEL MANN and TAYLOR HACKFORD. The funnyman grew up being called a 'n**ger' by high-powered white men in...

Charles Scores Posthumous Platinum

Late singing legend RAY CHARLES' last ever album has gone platinum, for the first time in his 53-year career. The LP of duets, GENIUS LOVES COMPANY, was released on 31 August (04), two months...

Dicaprio, Bening, Foxx And Fahrenheit 9/11 Lead Early Oscars Charge

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and ANNETTE BENING have become frontrunners for a 2005 OSCAR after picking up acting prizes at last night's (18OCT04) HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS. The couple claimed Actor and Actress of The...

Actress Uncovers Ray Charles' Hotel Secret

Actress KERRY WASHINGTON uncovered one of late soul great RAY CHARLES big secrets while preparing to play the blind singer's wife in biopic RAY - he stayed in Hilton hotels around the world because he...

Washington Fights For Blind Girl Role

SHE HATE ME star KERRY WASHINGTON had to fight for the role of blind ALICIA in upcoming comic book action movie THE FANTASTIC FOUR because the part wasn't written for an African-American. The actress,...

Foxx Gets A Record Deal

COLLATERAL star JAMIE FOXX has signed a new recording deal with music mogul CLIVE DAVIS' J RECORDS. The funnyman-turned-movie star, who is set to hit the big screen this winter (04) with his portrayal...

Stewart's Approach To Classics

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART refused to emulate late singers FRANK SINATRA and BILLIE HOLIDAY when he covered their classic songs for his latest album - because his own voice is good enough. The former...

Ray's Kids Upset By Tribute Concert Snub

RAY CHARLES' 12 children have blasted the organisers of an upcoming tribute concert - for not inviting them to perform. MARY J BLIGE, SIR ELTON JOHN, NORAH JONES and STEVIE WONDER are among the...

Foxx Struggles To Play Blind Ray

Funnyman JAMIE FOXX was so committed to playing blind soul star RAY CHARLES authentically he glued his eyes shut. The COLLATERAL star eventually decided to use prosthetics to play blind in the biopic -...

Foxx's Bowling Regrets

Comedian JAMIE FOXX has mastered many things, but he's not great at bowling. The ANY GIVEN SUNDAY star - who's receiving early OSCAR buzz for his portrayal of RAY CHARLES in the upcoming biopic...

Elvis Regrets Not Being Able To Say Sorry To Ray Charles

ELVIS COSTELLO regrets not being able to apologise to RAY CHARLES for calling him a "blind ignorant n*gger" before the soul man died in June (04). The British rocker hit the headlines in America...

Foxx Ready For Film Failure

JAMIE FOXX is making the most of fame and success, because he doesn't expect it to last. The 36-year-old COLLATERAL star, who is poised to play RAY CHARLES in upcoming biopic RAY, is basking...

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