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Tag Archives: Motown

Miley Cyrus’ new album was inspired by Motown

HollywoodNews.com: Miley Cyrus is getting ready to release some new music, and it seems it will be quite a change as this album was apparently inspired by Motown. Cyrus recently revealed that she was inspired during her time in New Orleans to create music that is a bit out of her[...]

‘American Idol’: Who handled Motown and who didn’t

HollywoodNews.com: Last night, ‘American Idol’ contestants took on Motown and some of them managed to pull it off while others struggled. A clear favorite with the judges and crowd was Jacob Lusk who sang “You’re All I Need to Get By,” states People. Steven Tyler was so into the performance that[...]

‘Glee’ star Darren Criss on his character’s experimentation

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Darren Criss, who plays openly gay student Blaine on ‘Glee,’ talked about locking lips with Lea Michele’s Rachel on last week’s episode during an appearance Friday on ‘Access Hollywood Live.’ “It was clearly, for Blaine, an experiment, which I think is a cool thing to address,” Darren told[...]

Nick Lachey Interview: On Jessica, His Engagement and The Sing-Off

By Fred Topel HollywoodNews.com: Nick Lachey has two second chances coming up. He’s engaged again to Vanessa Minnillo, and he’s back as host of “The Sing-Off” on NBC. Lachey hosts the a cappella singing competition which runs for an entire week in December. Celebrity judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Nicole[...]

Mary Wilson’s new album has “a lot to say about life”

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Mary Wilson reports that the album of all-new material she’s been working on– with songs by Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier — will be out “within a couple of months. “We haven’t decided on a name yet. It has something to[...]

Motown’s Harvey Fuqua dies of a heart attack at age 80

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: I am heartbroken to report that Harvey Fuqua has died of a heart attack at age 80. A splendid person, a real gentleman, and just a good guy, Harvey was the man behind Motown. He was first the leader of the Moonglows in the 1950s, and wrote the[...]

Howard Mann has masters to 273 unreleased Jackson tracks

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Howard Mann, the Toronto entrepreneur who bought a warehouse full of Jackson family paraphernalia, has a surprise for Michael Jackson fans and the singer’s estate. He has the masters to 273 unreleased Jackson tracks. Some are Michael alone, some are duets with superstars like Tina Turner, and some[...]

Michael Jackson gets his own Bobblehead

HollywoodNews.com: It was obvious that when the King of Pop passed away, his legend would still live on. Michael Jackson’s legal matters may still be swirling around, but the memory of the impact he’s had on the music scene will never shatter. Now all fans can own another MJ memorabilia piece,[...]

Motown Rules as Friars Toast Smokey Robinson

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: A great New York night: the Friars Club took over the Waldorf Astoria main ballroom and toasted Motown’s Smokey Robinson and Steiner Studios founder David Steiner. Steiner probably drew the big donor crowd, which was fine. He’s a lovely guy. But it was Smokey who brought the music.[...]

Kathryn Bigelow Wins DGA Feature Film Award

The winners of the 2009 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the Guild’s 2010 Career Achievement Awards were announced Saturday during the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Kathryn Bigelow won the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement[...]