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Shakira + Wyclef Lead Collaborations At The Grammys

SHAKIRA and WYCLEF JEAN, LIONEL RICHIE and SMOKEY ROBINSON and CARRIE UNDERWOOD and RASCAL FLATTS are hoping to make this Sunday's (11FEB07) Grammy Awards a collaborative affair after signing up for a series of live...

Smokey Robinson Slams Dreamgirls

Music legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has slammed the makers of the film DREAMGIRLS for disparaging the reputation of Motown founder BARRY GORDY. The film is inspired by the story of THE SUPREMES, who were created by...

Bandleader Joe Hunter Dies

Motown bandleader JOE HUNTER was found dead in his Detroit, Michigan apartment on Friday (02FEB07). He was 79. Hunter's son JOE HUNTER JR told The Detroit News the cause of his father's death is not...

Singer Pookie Hudson Dies

American singer/songwriter POOKIE HUDSON died of thymus cancer at his home in Maryland on Tuesday (16JAN07). He was 72. Hudson, real name THORNTON JAMES HUDSON, was the lead singer of doo wop group THE SPANIELS,...

Motown Photographer Shows Off Soul Greats For The First Time

Motown photographer JIM BRITT has unlocked his snapshot vault for the first time and will exhibit candid shots of SMOKEY ROBINSON, STEVIE WONDER and MARVIN GAYE for the first time next month (FEB07). Britt captured...

Simpson Edited Out Of Parton Tribute

LATEST: JESSICA SIMPSON has asked producers to pull her portion of a tribute to DOLLY PARTON at the Kennedy Center Honors out of the upcoming televised show. Simpson drew unwanted attention earlier this month (DEC06)...

Lawless Launches Singing Career

Former XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS star LUCY LAWLESS is launching a singing career after developing her talent on the reality competition CELEBRITY DUETS. The 38-year-old star discovered her love of singing while competing on the show...

Lloyd Webber Honoured For Arts Contribution

British theatre composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber was one of five international stars honoured last night for his contribution to the arts.Other artists awarded the honour from the Kennedy Centre, a US organisation supporting...

By on 04 December 2006

Us Legends Honoured For Cultural Contributions

Producer STEVEN SPIELBERG was among a group of American showbiz legends who were honoured for their contribution to the arts last night.The Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC also bestowed accolades on...

By on 04 December 2006

Kennedy Center Honours Spielberg, Parton And Robinson

STEVEN SPIELBERG, DOLLY PARTON, SMOKEY ROBINSON, SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and ZUBIN MEHTA have been awarded Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime contributions to the arts and American culture. US Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE...

Blige + Franklin Duet For Bobby

Soul queens MARY J BLIGE and ARETHA FRANKLIN have teamed up for the soundtrack of EMILIO ESTEVEZ's much-anticipated new movie BOBBY. The singers have recorded BRYAN ADAMS tune NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH. The soundtrack...

Mills Joke Stuns Stars At Q Awards

British talk show host JONATHAN ROSS stunned the star-studded guests of the Q Music Awards in London yesterday (30OCT06), when he declared HEATHER MILLS was "a f**king liar". Awards host Ross attacked Mills - who...

Oasis, U2 And Arctic Monkeys Dominate Q Awards

OASIS, U2 and ARCTIC MONKEYS all emerged triumphant at the 2006 Q Music Awards in London today (30OCT06), taking home two awards each. Oasis was named Best Act In The World Today while the band's...

Kennedy Center To Honour Webber, Parton, Robinson And Spielberg

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, DOLLY PARTON, STEVEN SPIELBERG and conductor ZUBIN MEHTA have all been selected to receive this year's (06) Kennedy Center Honors. The awards will be bestowed on 2 December (06),...

Little Richard To Judge Duets

Fifties legend LITTLE RICHARD has signed up to be a judge on new US talent show CELEBRITY DUETS. British music mogul SIMON COWELL is producing the new programme for American network Fox, which, similar to...

Khan, Black And Bolton To Sing Celebrity Duets

MICHAEL BOLTON, CLINT BLACK and CHAKA KHAN are set to sing a duet with an unknown artist as part of a new reality show on US TV network Fox. CELEBRITY DUETS will debut with a...

Smokey Warns R+b Stars To Stay In Shape

Soul great SMOKEY ROBINSON is urging modern R+B stars to take care of their health after discovering you can only maintain a good voice if you're fighting fit. The I SECOND THAT EMOTION singer, who...

Gest Hopes Jackson Can Make Smokey Tribute

Music promoter DAVID GEST is hoping to persuade MICHAEL JACKSON to return to America for a tribute to soul great SMOKEY ROBINSON. Gest, who organised Jackson's one-off 30th anniversary TV special in 2001, has been...

Smokey Stuns The Stars

Veteran soul singer SMOKEY ROBINSON wowed a star-studded crowd at London's Grosvenor House hotel yesterday (24MAY06) with a rare appearance to mark his 50 years in the music industry. The TEARS OF A CLOWN star...

Gest To Reveal Jackson Secrets

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is planning to expose some "bombshell revelations" about MICHAEL JACKSON in his forthcoming autobiography. The concert producer, 53, has teamed up with writer MARK BEGO to collaborate on the...

Checker, Redding And Gordy Set For Top R+b Honours

CHUBBY CHECKER, the late OTIS REDDING and Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY will be among those honoured at the 14th annual R+B Foundation Pioneer Awards Ceremony in June (06). Soul group THE DELFONICS will also...

Carpenter Tribute Leaves Dionne Fighting Back Tears

THE CARPENTERS star RICHARD CARPENTER stunned pal DIONNE WARWICK by comparing her to his late sister KAREN at a Hollywood tribute show on Thursday night (26JAN06). Carpenter was a last-minute addition to the star-studded...

Gest Calls On The Stars To Pay Tribute To Warwick

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is planning a major tribute to DIONNE WARWICK featuring some of the world's biggest soul and gospel names. The promoter has lined up SMOKEY ROBINSON, the O'JAYS, STEVIE...

Stars Pay Tribute To Warwick

MYA, JILL SCOTT and STEVIE WONDER are among the stars set to pay tribute to DIONNE WARWICK at her upcoming 45th anniversary show. The show, which will take place at Hollywood's Kodak Theater on...

Smokey Sells Up His Dream Home

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is giving one rich fan the chance to live just like him - by selling off his Chatsworth, California, home complete with furnishings. The TEARS OF A CLOWN singer and...

Boone Adds Atkins' Last Waltz On New Album

Crooner PAT BOONE plans to release what he believes to be guitar great CHET ATKINS's last recorded performance on his upcoming 60th anniversary album. Boone co-wrote and recorded WALTZ FOR THE LONELY just before...

Stars' Sing-a-long For Elton

JOSS STONE and kd lang (corr) were among the stars honouring ELTON JOHN by performing his tunes as the British singer/songwriter was presented with an Ella Award on Monday night (10OCT05). The highlight of...

Reeves To Honour Motown Legends

Motown legend MARTHA REEVES is determined to pepper downtown Detroit with statues of Motown greats if she attains a place on the Michigan city's council. The HEATWAVE songbird, 64, insists the figurines will boost...

Smokey Launches Soul Food Line

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has teamed up with top soul food chef LEON ISAAC KENNEDY to create a new frozen food line. The duo are the men behind the new Robinson/Kennedy food line, which...

Robinson's Food Company Raises Money For Poor Kids

MOTOWN legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is urging inner-city youngsters to realise they don't have to be celebrities to be a success. The TEARS OF A CLOWN singer is raising cash through a food company he...

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