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Snoop Turns New Album Into A Movie

SNOOP DOGG is set to turn his next album into an animated affair - by turning it into a cartoon movie. The rapper will reteam with PHARRELL WILLIAMS and top names like STEVIE WONDER, BLACK...

Bennett To Celebrate 80th Birthday With Duets Album

TONY BENNETT is to follow his mentor FRANK SINATRA's example and celebrate his 80th birthday with an album of duets. The legendary crooner will team up with the likes of STING, BONO, SIR ELTON JOHN,...

Wonder Signs On For Detroit Riots Anniversary Show

Soul great STEVIE WONDER will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Detroit, Michigan riots next year (07) when he performs at the city's Ford Field stadium. The concert will be one of the highlights of...

Ll Cool J To Be Honoured By Ascap

Rapper LL COOL J will be honoured by The American Society Of Composers, Authors And Publishers (ASCAP) at the 19th Annual Rhythm + Soul Music Awards on 26 June (06). The RADIO star will be...

Jackson Celebrates 40th Birthday

Pop star JANET JACKSON celebrated her 40th birthday with celebrity friends at Hollywood hotspot Shag on Tuesday night (16MAY06). Among the guests were Jackson's boyfriend JERMAINE DUPRI, rapper BUSTA RHYMES and PARIS and NICKY HILTON....

Annie Lennox Wins New Accolade

Pop star ANNIE LENNOX will be honoured for her contribution to music by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). The former EURYTHMICS star will be presented with the Founder Award. Former winners...

Dylan's Radio Show Turns Out Sunny

Rock veteran BOB DYLAN's first stint as a radio DJ has proved an instant hit with the station's listeners. The reclusive rocker yesterday (03MAY06) aired an hour-long show on American satellite service XM and related...

Dupri: 'I Feel Like Anakin Skywalker'

Hip-hop and R+B mogul JERMAINE DUPRI has dubbed himself ANAKIN because he feels he's being disrespected by his music industry elders. The producer and rapper admits he empathises with the STAR WARS hero-turned-villain, who becomes...

Pitt And Sandler Slam Vanity Fair Piece

LATEST: Actors BRAD PITT and ADAM SANDLER are slamming VANITY FAIR magazine's expose on Hollywood detective ANTHONY PELLICANO, insisting allegations of their involvement in the scandal are untrue. The actors, along with Paramount studio head...

Jackson Linked With Pellicano Case

MICHAEL JACKSON hired jailed private investigation ANTHONY PELLICANO during his child abuse case, according to Vanity Fair magazine. Pellicano is currently awaiting trial on charges he illegally wiretapped the phones of a number of stars...

Songwriters Honoured By Hall Of Fame

THOM BELL, MAC DAVIS, WILL JENNINGS, SYLVIA MOY and HENRY COSBY are the latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The group will be honoured at a ceremony on 15 June (06) in New...

Dupri Lashes Out At Los Angeles Police

Record producer JERMAINE DUPRI is furious with the Los Angeles Police Department for ruining the Grammy party he hosted with MARIAH CAREY last month (FEB06). Dupri, who helped engineer Carey's comeback, claims she was not...

Foxx's Pal Addresses Tv Special Controversy

JAMIE FOXX is laughing off reports TV bosses refused to promote his recent concert special after hearing he'd banned white performers from the show. A hoax email was sent to media outlets just before the...

Stewart Gives Idol Advice

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART will give wannabe singers advice in an upcoming episode of hit TV show AMERICAN IDOL. Following in the footsteps of recent Idol guests STEVIE WONDER and BARRY MANILOW, the MAGGIE MAY...

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...

Wonder Helps Idol Wannabes

Soul superstar STEVIE WONDER gave the latest AMERICAN IDOL wannabes some helpful hints on this week's (14MAR06) show when they tackled his classics, including SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED and LATELY. The blind singer joined the pop...

Carey, Legend And Foxx Cap An Amazing Year With Soul Train Honours

MARIAH CAREY's comeback is complete after the pop superstar picked up Best Album and Best Single honours at the Soul Train Music Awards on Saturday (04MAR06). Fellow triple-Grammy Award winner JOHN LEGEND also picked up...

KeishaS A List Influences

Budding UK soul singer and songrwiting talent KEISHA WHITE has revealed the biggest influences on her fast rising music career, and they make up a very special R&B A list. Listening to ARETHA FRANKLIN, AALIYAH and...

Brown Eyes Jackson Collaboration

R+B star CHRIS BROWN is desperate to get idol MICHAEL JACKSON on side for a collaboration. The 16-year-old RUN IT! hitmaker, who also claims inspiration from soul legend STEVIE WONDER and USHER, already has...

West's Big Plans

Ambitious rapper KANYE WEST has big plans for 2006 and 2007, which include writing a TV show with Def Jam founder RICK RUBIN, working with STEVEN SPIELBERG and buying a European castle. The JESUS...

Kanye Owes His Grammy Success To Poetry Teacher

Rapper KANYE WEST had a secret weapon behind his 2005 chart hits - he took poetry lessons to hone his rapping skills. The usually cocksure JESUS WALKS hitmaker, who picked up three honours at...

The Rolling Stones Censored At Super Bowl

THE ROLLING STONES were subjected to a five-second tape delay in their Super Bowl half-time show last night (05FEB06), over fears a repeat of JANET JACKSON's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the American football event two...

Wonder Wins Website Battle

Soul great STEVIE WONDER has won the rights to internet domain name stevie-wonder.com after fighting for the website through America's The National Arbitration Forum. Wonder filed a complaint with the Minneapolis-based regulatory body because...

Johnson Embarrassed By Grammy Nomination

Singer/songwriter JACK JOHNSON is embarrassed by his Best Pop Vocalist nomination at this month's (FEB06) Grammy Awards because he thinks he has a terrible voice. The former pro-surfer was astonished when he heard he'd...

Franklin Forgives Nfl's Detroit 'Snub'

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has forgiven America's National Football League (NFL) for choosing THE ROLLING STONES to perform the prestigious half-time Super Bowl slot, instead of a Detroit artist. The Detroit, Michigan native will...

R+b Songwriter Mcfadden Dies Of Cancer In Philadelphia

Songwriter and R+B vocalist GENE McFADDEN died on Friday (27JAN06) after losing his battle with liver and lung cancer. He was 56. The star, who was best known for singing and co-writing the 1979...

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...

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