R KELLY SUED OVER GIG CONFUSION

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R. Kelly has found himself in another legal spat with a promoter who has accused the R&B star of pulling out of a show and not returning his full deposit. Darryl Austin claims he handed over $100,000 to Kelly’s aides in January after agreeing terms for a gig in Dallas, Texas in April, but according […]

ALICIA KEYS TO RECEIVE TOP GRAMMY HONOR

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R&B star Alicia Keys is set to be feted with one of the Grammy organisation’s highest honors in recognition of her career success and philanthropic efforts. The No One hitmaker, who already has 15 Grammys to her name, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award, which celebrates the work […]

VIVICA A. FOX RETURNING FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY SEQUEL; NO WILL SMITH

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Vivica A. Fox has joined the cast of the much-anticipated Independence Day sequel. Roland Emmerich, who directed the original sci-fi blockbuster in 1996, confirmed the news on Twitter.com on Monday, posting a photo of himself with Fox. The actress also shared the news with her followers, writing,”I am so excited n blessed 2 be part […]

PHARRELL TEAMS WITH THE UN ON INTERNATIONAL HAPPY DAY

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Pharrell Williams has struck up a partnership with the United Nations for the International Day of Happiness, and will be promoting awareness of climate change as part of his mission. The Grammy-winner artist/producer is one of the ambassadors for the organisation’s Day of Happiness, which has been held annually on 20 March since 2012. Williams […]

RIHANNA: DIOR JOB IS SUCH A BIG DEAL FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

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R&B star Rihanna is flattered to become the first black spokesmodel for Dior, insisting the groundbreaking gig is “such a big deal” for “girls of any color”. The Stay hitmaker was unveiled as the new face of the style and cosmetics giant on Friday and the singer cannot contain her excitement about the new endorsement […]

PHARRELL LAWYER BLAST CLAIMS THAT “HAPPY” SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER MARVIN GAYE SONG

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Pharrell Williams’ lawyer has fired back at Marvin Gaye’s relatives for suggesting the superproducer’s Oscar-nominated song Happy sounds like another of the soul legend’s old hits following the conclusion of the Blurred Lines plagiarism trial. The hip-hop star and his collaborator Robin Thicke wereordered to hand over $7.4 million to Gaye’s kids in court on […]

ROBIN THICKE & PHARRELL LOSES BLURRED LEGAL BATTLE; MARVIN GAYE FAMILY WINS BIG

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Marvin Gaye’s kids have been awarded $7.3 million after a jury in Los Angeles ruled Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied portions of the soul legend’s Got to Give It Up for their hit Blurred Lines. The federal panel declared Williams infringed on Gaye’s 1977 hit when he wrote Blurred Lines for Thicke. The trial […]

JAY-Z BID TO BUY SWEDISH MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE HITS ROADBLOCK

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Jay Z’s bid to buy Swedish music streaming company Aspiro has hit a roadblock after some shareholders expressed concern over the rapper’s ability to properly finance the service’s global expansion. Through his company Project Panther Bidco Limited, the hip-hop mogul made a $56 million offer to buy Aspiro, which runs hi-fi streaming services WiMP and […]

PHARRELL TESTIFIES IN THE MARVIN GAVE/ROBIN THICKE CASE

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Pharrell Williams insists he wasn’t thinking about Marvin Gaye or the soul legend’s song Got To Give It Up when he wrote Blurred Lines for Robin Thicke. The hitmaker and producer testified in court on Wednesday in the ongoing copyright infringement dispute between the brains behind the 2013 hit andGaye’s kids, who maintain Blurred Lines […]

CIARA PISSES OFF FANS WITH SHORTEN GIG

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Fans of R&B star Ciara were left outraged after the singer arrived late and cut her recent Christchurch, New Zealand gig short because of “technical difficulties”. The Goodies hitmaker was slated to perform at the University of Canterbury for 1,500 fans, but hit the stage 90 minutes late, according to multiple reports, and then walked […]