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  • New James Brown Books Detail Murder and Domestic Abuse Involving Late Singer

    Sep 19, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Fans of James Brown will get two different looks into the late music icon’s life with two new books. In her book, “Cold Sweat,” Yamma Brown reveals how her famous dad struck her mother, in addition talking about how she grew up and had to deal with domestic violence issues in her marriage as well. […]

  • Universal Buys Thriller Pitch from Chadwick Boseman

    Sep 5, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch from its “Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman. The actor played James Brown for the studio this summer after breaking out as Jackie Robinson in “42.” According to Deadline.com, he sold the thriller pitch with writing partner Logan Coles and is attached to star in a story described […]

  • HBO Nabs Rights to James Brown Documentary ‘Mr. Dynamite’

    Sep 4, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canadian TV rights to “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” a feature-length documentary directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and produced by Mick Jagger. It’s scheduled to debut on Monday, Oct. 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). The film features rare and never-before-seen footage, interviews and photographs charting his journey […]

  • Report: James Brown’s Legs Were Cut Off, Body Moved 14 Times After His Death

    Aug 11, 14 by Qwest7 9 Comments


    *James Brown may be back in the public eye, thanks to a new biopic, but the late music icon is far from resting in peace, according to his widow. In an interview with MailOnline.com, Tomi Rae Brown detailed for the first time just how complicated things are with Brown’s family as she touched on the […]

  • Jill Scott Talks 63-Pound Weight Loss & Physical Abuse Scenes in ‘Get On Up’

    Aug 8, 14 by Qwest7 9 Comments


    *As it stands now, Jill Scott’s life mirrors her hit song “Golden” as she displays her new hourglass figure on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Essence magazine (available starting today). The singer-actress, who can currently be seen playing James Brown’s second wife Deidre “Deedee” Jenkins in the film “Get On Up,” opened […]

  • D’Angelo, Aloe Blacc Set for James Brown Tribute at Hollywood Bowl

    Aug 5, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


      *The Hollywood Bowl will host a huge James Brown tribute concert on Aug. 16, featuring alumni from the singer’s bands fronted by vocalists D’Angelo, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo and Bettye LaVette. The event was spearheaded by “Get on Up” executive producer Peter Afterman and jazz bassist Christian McBride, according to Billboard.com. McBride, who worked with […]