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Michael Jackson Concert Drops Kiss From Line-up

Organisers of the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales have dropped rock band Kiss from the line-up. The news comes after Jackson's estate threatening the promoters with legal action, claiming those behind the event in...

Smokey Robinson Named As 2011 Ella Award Winner

Soul legend Smokey Robinson has been named the 2011 recipient of the Ella Award by America's Society of Singers.Robinson admits the honour excites him more than many accolades he has received because it also honours...

Rap Rebels Lmfao

LMFAO are the "rebels" of the Motown family. The group - made up of Redfoo and SkyBlu, son and grandson of legendary soul record label Motown founder Berry Gordy - say their rap roots set...

Aretha Franklin Getting Ready For Birthday Bash

Aretha Franklin is planning a huge star-studded bash to celebrate her 69th birthday tomorrow (25.03.11). The soul singer - who underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed complaint, rumoured to be pancreatic cancer - will...

Stevie Wonder & Smokey Robinson Lead White House Motown Tribute

STEVIE WONDER and SMOKEY ROBINSON put on a Motown tribute at the White House for U.S. president BARACK OBAMA in celebration of America's Black History month.The soul legends led a superstar line-up including Sheryl Crow,...

Nick Jonas Denies Using Inappropriate Word On Stage

NICK JONAS played an impromptu concert in Virginia last night (23rd February 2011)NICK JONAS, the American musician and JONAS BROTHERS star, played an impromptu gig in Virginia yesterday, in preparation for his performance at the...

Smokey Robinson To Headline White House Concert Tonight

SMOKEY ROBINSON is set to headline a White House Motown tribute evening tonight (24th February 2011).SMOKEY ROBINSON, the legendary soul singer-songwriter, has been invited by President BARACK OBAMA to perform a Motown tribute at the...

Sick Robinson Cancels Chicago Celebration

SMOKEY ROBINSON has pulled out of an appearance at a tribute event and concert in Chicago, Illinois due to illness.The soul legend was due to be honoured by both the state of Illinois and the...

Robinson Breaks The Colour Barrier At Cracker Barrel

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has made history by becoming the first African-American artist to put out an album through U.S. restaurant chain Cracker Barrel.The chain famously offers up exclusive country music releases to its customers...

Aguilera, Anthony And Robinson For Jackson Tv Tribute

CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MARC ANTHONY, LL COOL J and SMOKEY ROBINSON have signed up for a star-studded TV tribute to honour the late MICHAEL JACKSON on the first anniversary of his death.The King of Pop passed...

Robinson Blasts Coleman Coma Photos

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has voiced his fury after controversial photos of GARY COLEMAN on his deathbed were made public.The Tears of a Clown hitmaker was in New York on Tuesday (10Jun10) to attend a...

Robinson Honoured With Friars' Toast

The stars came out in New York City on Tuesday night (08Jun10) to honour Motown legend SMOKEY ROBINSON at a tribute gala.The Friars Foundation Applause Award show, held at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, was organised by the...

Robinson's Niece Takes Aim At Singer

Soul singer SMOKEY ROBINSON is embroiled in a bitter family feud with his niece in the wake of his sister's death, amid accusations he abandoned the women financially as she battled cancer.Robinson's sister Rose Ella...

David Gest Promises Unique Jackson Show

David Gest has pledged to show Michael Jackson in a "truly unique light" in his new documentary.The producer has interviewed the late 'Thriller' star's friends and family for the forthcoming four-hour documentary which includes intimate...

Stars Remember Jackson In Gest Tribute

WHITNEY HOUSTON and SMOKEY ROBINSON have opened up about MICHAEL JACKSON a year after his death - for a new TV tribute created by the KING OF POP's best pal, DAVID GEST.Gest has grilled members...

Robinson 'Heartbroken' By Sister's Death

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is mourning the death of his older sister after she lost her battle against stomach cancer.Rose Ella Jones passed away at a Los Angeles hospital on 26 April (10) at the...

Robinson Records Jackson Tribute

SMOKEY ROBINSON decided to keep his version of JACKSON 5 classic I WANT YOU BACK as a secret track on his new album because he didn't want to be accused of exploiting the death of...

Jay-z Believes In Beyonce

Jay-Z expects wife Beyonce Knowles to win music awards - because she's so "magnificent". The '99 Problems' rapper - whose spouse took home a record-breaking six gongs at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (31.01.10)...

Michael Jackson's Kids' Tribute

Michael Jackson's eldest two children accepted a lifetime achievement award on behalf of their late father at last night's Grammys (31.01.10).Prince Michael, 12, and 11-year-old Paris received a standing ovation as they took to the...

Jackson Kids To Appear At Grammys

Michael Jackson's children could perform at the Grammy Awards.Katherine Jackson - who is now the legal guardian of Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II, seven - is reportedly in talks with organisers...

Stars To Perform At White House For Black History Month

Stars including JENNIFER HUDSON, SEAL and SMOKEY ROBINSON are set to perform at the White House in February (10) as part of U.S. President BARACK OBAMA's celebrations for Black History Month.Bob Dylan, John Legend and...

Michael Jackson To Get 3-D Tribute

Michael Jackson is to perform from beyond the grave in a 3-D tribute at the Grammy Awards.Some of the world's biggest stars - including Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Smokey Robinson and Usher -...

Smokey Fans Fuming Over Chaotic Gig

Thousands of SMOKEY ROBINSON fans were fuming on Saturday night (12Dec09) after a ticket mix-up reportedly left them stranded outside a concert.The soul star headlined a gig in Australia's Hunter Valley in New South Wales...

Robinson's Joy At Uniting Races

MOTOWN legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is proud of his legacy - because his music helped crush racial tension in 1960s America.The Tears of a Clown singer was horrified at the segregation between white and black members...

Robbie Williams To Make Live Return

Robbie Williams will make his full UK live return next month.The 'Bodies' singer will perform his first British concert in three years at London's Roundhouse on October 20 as part of the BBC's Electric Proms...

Robinson Upset About Jackson Coverage

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has taken aim at the media for the way TV and radio stations and publications covered the death of MICHAEL JACKSON.The Tears of A Clown singer, who opened the King of...

Absent Diana Ross Stuns Jackson Family

Michael Jackson's family were stunned that Diana Ross didn't attend his memorial service.The 'Baby Love' singer - who was appointed guardian of the late star's three children in the event of his mother Katherine's death...

Michael Jackson's Daughter Cries For Daddy

Michael Jackson's daughter broke down in tears as she spoke of her love for him at his memorial service.Paris - the late 'Thriller' star's second child - joined the late pop icon's siblings on stage...

Michael Jackson: The World Says Goodbye

Michael Jackson's daughter joined his loved ones in paying tribute to the late star as the world bid its final farewell to the 'King of Pop'.Paris, 11, was surrounded by the singer's siblings on stage...

Michael Jackson Memorial Silence

Bemused fans spent several minutes sitting in silence at Michael Jackson's memorial service.The tribute appeared to have begun - shortly after the scheduled 10am start time - when music legend Smokey Robinson appeared on stage...

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