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Jason Derulo Mimics Rick James For Tv Challenge

The singer, who fronted the live telecast of the awards show on Sunday night (03Apr16), will appear on this week's Lip Sync Battle in the U.S. as the funk icon and mime along...

Rick James' Estate Moves To Ban Mary Jane Girls Reunion

Administrators of Rick James' estate have launched legal action to block a reunion by two members of the Mary Jane Girls, the 1980s girl group put together by the funk legend.The band was formed by...

Beyoncé Reveals Music That Gets Her In The Mood

Beyoncé has given a glimpse into her life, admitting she listens to 'Make Love To Me' by Rick James before heading to bed with Jay-Z.The 31-year-old singer spoke in a behind the scenes video of...

'The Exorcist' Actress Linda Blair Discusses Her Relationship With Rick James

Academy Award nominated actress, Linda Blair, has taken time to talk about her relationship with musician Rick James during the 1980s, in the years since his passing. During her talk, Blair confessed how the relationship...

Rick James' Estate In Royalties Dispute

Administrators of funk legend Rick James' estate are suing Universal Music executives over increased royalties for digital downloads.James' representatives have filed a class action lawsuit against Universal bosses, claiming the estate is owed 50 per...

Marie Dedicates Song To James

Eighties soul star TEENA MARIE has dedicated a song on her new album to her late mentor RICK JAMES.Marie shot to fame in the early 1980s after being discovered by funk icon James and she...

Rick James' Estate Settled

Funk legend RICK JAMES' estate has settled a lawsuit against a music publishing company which they claim collected money from licensing his songs without permission. The estate's attorney, Jennifer J. MCGrath, announced the settlement in...

Rick James' Estate Sues Former Music Publisher

The estate of the late RICK JAMES is suing the singer's former music publisher for allegedly continuing to enter into new contracts, despite being told its services were no longer required. The lawsuit, filed last...

Beatfreakz In Superman Copyright Scandal

Dutch dance act BEATFREAKZ have been forced to withdraw copies of their current top 10 single from shops because the record cover copies SUPERMAN's famous 'S' logo. The copyright infringement also demands the Man Of...

Teena Marie Blasts Chappelle For Rick James Skit

R+B legend TEENA MARIE has blasted comedian DAVE CHAPPELLE for his offensive take on her late lover RICK JAMES. The comic came up with his famous "I'm Rick James, b**ch!" for a skit on his...

James Remembered For Street Songs Image On Gravestone

Late funk icon RICK JAMES' most famous album cover image has been transferred to his tombstone in a Buffalo, New York cemetery. The photo from James' hit 1981 album STREET SONGS has been recreated on...

Rhymes Returning With Big Names

BUSTA RHYMES is planning a major comeback after three years away from the charts thanks to famous pals - dead and alive. The hip-hop star's new album, THE BIG BANG, not only features top producers...

Rick James Back From The Grave For Final Album

Funk legend RICK JAMES is being brought back from the dead for one final album. Tracks he recorded before his death last August (05) are to feature on new album RICK JAMES TOGETHER....

Rick James' Popularity Causes Problems For Politician

RICK JAMES' renewed popularity shortly before his August (04) death has contributed to a spate of theft problems for a Mississippi politician. Hattiesburg City Council candidate RICK JAMES is far from amused that his...

Motown Gets A New Sound

MOTOWN's biggest hits are set to hit the world's dancefloors again, thanks to top remixers like GREEN LANTERN and DJ JAZZY JEFF. A collection of Motown soul classics have been remixed for a new...

Teena Marie Returns With New Year's Eve Show

R+B veteran TEENA MARIE will make her first live performance since the August (04) death of mentor and collaborator RICK JAMES when she rings in the New Year (05) at the HOUSE OF BLUES in Los Angeles....

James Leaves Behind Just $250,000

Members of RICK JAMES' family who were hoping for a big pay day from the late funk star's will are set for a shock - the SUPER FREAK singer left an estate worth only $250,000...

Bruce Palmer Dead

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD bassist and co-founder BRUCE PALMER has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 58. Palmer - born in Nova Scotia, Canada - died on 1 October (04) in Belleville, Ontario, but...

Coroner Claims Drugs Triggered Rick James' Death

Late funk legend RICK JAMES' lethal heart attack may have been caused by a cocktail of drugs that were found in his system, an American coroner claims. The SUPERFREAK star, who described himself...

Rick James' Assistant Panics After Finding Funk Star's Body

Tragic funk legend RICK JAMES' knocked on his neighbours' doors desperately looking for help after finding her boss' dead body. Her desperation was caught on phone records as she ran around the neighbourhood looking...

Battle Begins Over Rick James' Estate

Late funk legend RICK JAMES' family members are reportedly locked in a bitter battle over his estate. Sources say a high-powered meeting of accountants and lawyers was just held to discuss who gets what...

Friends Of Late James's Blow Cocaine At Portrait

Friends of the late SUPER FREAK's RICK JAMES held a memorial at a Los Angeles club where regulars reportedly paid their respect by either blowing marijuana smoke or cocaine at a portrait of the singer....

Thousands Pay Respect To Rick James

A 6,000-strong crowd arrived to pay their respect to funk legend RICK JAMES as he was laid to rest on Saturday (14AUG04) in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. The line of mourners stretched...

Fans Pay Tribute To Rick James

RICK JAMES was honoured by hundreds of friends and fans who gathered at the funk legend's memorial service yesterday (12AUG04). A crowd of approximately 1,200 converged on an auditorium at the Forest Lawn cemetery...

Fatone Throws Dick Out Of Nightclub

'N SYNC hunk JOEY FATONE threw TV comic ANDY DICK out of a New York nightclub after catching him begging people for drugs and drunkenly weeping over the death of his friend RICK JAMES....

Date Announced For Rick James Memorial Service

A public memorial service and viewing for funk legend RICK JAMES is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles tomorrow (11AUG04). The SUPER FREAK singer, who was born JAMES JOHNSON JR in Buffalo, New...

James Death Still Unsolved

LATEST: SUPER FREAK legend RICK JAMES' death remains a mystery after a postmortem examination proved inconclusive. James, who was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Friday (06AUG04) morning, had a history of...

Rick James Dies

Funk legend RICK JAMES' tragic life has come to an end - he was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Friday morning (06AUG04). A caretaker found James' body. The cause of death...

Rick James Breaks Jamie Foxx's Bed

Comedian JAMIE FOXX will never forget the day he invited RICK JAMES into his home - because the funk superstar broke his bed. ALI star Foxx constantly invites celebrity pals over to his California...

D12 Cause Havoc At Mtv Movie Awards

Rap supergroup D12 caused havoc backstage at Saturday's (05JUN04) MTV MOVIE AWARDS by hassling Hollywood stars SHARON STONE and HALLE BERRY. The MY BAND six-piece - minus bandmate EMINEM who quietly resided in his...

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