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James Brown - A hosts of celebrities turned out in their numbers and were snapped as they arrived for the 2015 CBS Upfront which was held at The Tent at the Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 13th May 2015

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James Brown - GREAT British film reception honoring the British nominees of the 87th Annual Academy Awards at The London West Hollywood - Arrivals at Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th February 2015

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James Brown

Max Vowles - A variety of stars were snapped on the red carpet at the Premiere of HBO's documentary film 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' The event was held at the Park Cafe in New York City, United States - Monday 20th October 2014

The Rise, Max Vowles and James Brown
The Rise, Max Vowles and James Brown
The Rise, Martha High and James Brown
The Rise, Max Vowles and James Brown
The Rise, Martha High and James Brown
The Rise, Peter Afterman, Blair Foster and James Brown

Surprise, "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Is About To Take The Weekend Box Office, By A LOT


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Yes, hello, Guardians of the Galaxy is blowing up this weekend’s box office. In other news, the Earth is round (well, it’s an oblate spheroid, according to Wikipedia) and ice cream tastes good. But back to Guardians, the movie made $37 million domestically on Saturday and is on track for a $97 million weekend. That’s according to Box Office Mojo.

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Marvel own the box office once again with GotG

Deadline, however, reports different figures. According to the industry website, GotG made just above $31 million and will finish the three-day period at just over $94 million domestic. The bottom line is still the same – this bunch of A-holes is about to make a lot of money for Marvel, Disney and everyone involved.

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Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?


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The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown in Get On Up. Judging by the GIFs, he’s definitely got the moves and critics say he’s got the presence as well. The movie opens Friday, but early predictions are putting it at $16,5 million – not a very impressive number for the summer box office, but definitely in the upper tier of biopics.

Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up
Playing the soul icon could be a career-making move for Boseman.

 

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Video - Bobby Byrd Brings Family To 'Get On Up' NY Premiere - Part 1


R&B singer Bobby Byrd and his family were among arrivals at the New York premiere for James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' held at The Apollo Theater. The movie has been directed by Tate Taylor and is set to be released on September 26th 2014.

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Video - 'Get On Up' Star Tika Sumpter Looking Glamorous At The NY Premiere - Part 4


The cast and crew were spotted among the many arrivals on the red carpet at the New York premiere for James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'; among them included stars Tika Sumpter and Brandon Mychal Smith, co-screenwriter John-Henry Butterworth, co-producers Erica Huggins and Brian Grazer and director Tate Taylor.

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Video - Dan Aykroyd Joins Arrivals For The NY 'Get On Up' Premiere - Part 3


'Get On Up' stars Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd with his wife Donna Dixon were among arrivals at the movie's premiere held at The Apollo Theater in New York. The actors star as DeeDee Brown and Ben Bart respectively in the James Brown biopic which is directed by Tate Taylor and has Chadwick Boseman in the lead role.

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Video - Mick Jagger Spotted Among 'Get On Up' Production Crew At The NY Premiere - Part 2


Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger was seen posing alongside Victoria Pearman, with whom he worked on the production of James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', and director Tate Taylor at the movie's New York premiere at The Apollo Theater. Baptist minister and activist Al Sharpton also made an appearance on the red carpet.

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James Brown - CBS News marks the 50th anniversary of civil rights at The Ed Sullivan Theater - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 24th July 2014

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Tomi Rae Brown and James Brown II - New York premiere of 'Get On Up' held at The Apollo Theater - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 21st July 2014

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James Brown and Tomi Rae Brown
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James Brown and Tomi Rae Brown
James Brown and Tomi Rae Brown

James Brown II and Tomi Rae Brown - Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present the world premiere of 'Get On Up' at The Apollo Theater - Arrivals - New York, United States - Monday 21st July 2014

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James Brown and Tomi Rae Brown
James Brown and Family

Brandon Rubendall and James Brown III - Opening Night After Party for Broadway's Rocky, held at Roseland Ballroom - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Friday 14th March 2014

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James Brown and Rocky

James Brown - KWL's 4th Annual Sports and Entertainment Celebration honoring NFL's Rising Stars Colin Kaepernick and Robin Quinn - New York, United States - Thursday 30th January 2014

James Brown - Guide Dog of the Year Awards and Charity Ball at the London Hilton - Red Carpet Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th December 2013

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James Brown

James Brown and Donna Air - The Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2013 held at the Royal Opera House - Departures - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th September 2013

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James Brown and Donna Air

Chadwick Boseman To Play The Godfather Of Funk & Soul, James Brown


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Universal and Imagine Entertainment finally have their leading man: Chadwick Boseman will play the legendary James Brown in their upcoming biopic. The ‘42’ star will begin filming under Tate Taylor, who is directing the movie.

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The film, which is being shot entirely in Mississippi, will chart Brown's rise from severe poverty to become the Godfather of Soul. “Every frame will be shot in Mississippi. We’re even doing Paris, France, in Mississippi. … Vietnam, as well, in Mississippi,” Taylor explained on the film’s location. He was born in South Carolina and grew up in Georgia. Taylor said Mississippi provides a similar look because it is “on that same line of latitude.”

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Mick Jaggers' Love Letters Prove A Valuable Asset For His Secret Girl


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Rock and Roll Icon Mick Jagger wrote a bunch of love letters back in the 60's, and, with The Rolling Stones recent, and very well publicized tour, they've fetched a whopping £187,250.

Written in Australia, while Jagger was out there filming for Ned Kelly, and letters represent a poetic, 25-year-old rockstar, just about to enter his prime. "I put these letters in a bank 30 years ago thinking that our daughter would find them valuable as an adult," Marsha Hunt - the object of Jagger's then desires - told the BBC. "Who could have anticipated that rock 'n roll would remain so popular, that 30 years on this band would still be performing?" The letters were mooted to earn something between #70,000 - £100,000, so their final value of £180,000 has proved a real surprise. They were no doubt boosted, though, by the recent renaissance of the aging rockers, as they headline four sold out, and very expensive, shows in London and New York. 

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A Tribute To Dick Clark - Stevie Wonder Leads The Honours At The AMAs


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At Sunday night's (November 18) American Music Awards, Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Dick Clark, the former presenter of American Bandstand.

Clark passed away in April, aged 82 and Stevie said that he was “Truly honored to have been asked (to pay tribute to the TV star), because that spirit I knew and saw on television was his real spirit in real life. Meeting him as a person was wonderful.”

Wonder went on to play a three-song medley and said “He brought musicians, artists and songwriters of all the various genres together, and we perform in the spirit of music… It's a challenge to Americans and world leaders to do the same.” The singer Tony Orlando once said of Clark “Only God is responsible for making more stars than Dick Clark.” He was responsible for breaking a huge number of American artists through his TV show, such as Buddy Holly and James Brown.

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Age Of Heroes Review


Weak
Ambitiously tracing the story of Britain's first Special Forces mission, this film's shoestring budget is just far too apparent, making it impossible to take seriously. But it has its moments.

In 1940, Captain Jones (Bean) is assigned to lead a clandestine mission into occupied Norway to capture German technology that could turn the tide of the war. He recruits a team of crack commandos, including the brave hothead Rains (Dyer) and the Norwegian-Yank Steinar (Hennie). But they have a very rough landing in Norway, their spy contact (Miko) isn't who they expect and the ruthless Nazis quickly catch up with them. Can they get in, do their job and get out? Or will they need plan B?

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Going My Way Review


Good
What's the point of this? Unsure, but in 1944 Bing Crosby dancing and prancing -- as a priest -- must have been a welcome respite from the War. Best Picture? Wow. They had cynics back then, didn't they? Father O'Malley (Crosby) prefers a baseball jersey to his priest's cloth, but more than anything the man loves to sing. Countless excuses (including an urchin's boys' choir) arise to allow for said singing, despite the curmudeonly oversight of Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald). Other sappy movies of the era (It's a Wonderful Life comes to mind) have held up over the years. Going My Way, sadly, has not.

The Blues Brothers Review


Essential
The Blues Brothers has been re-released on DVD for its 25th anniversary. You've probably seen it countless times between its 1980 release and repeat airings on TV, so you know the basics. Still, here are 25 reminders why you have to see it again.

1) The music is great, coming from a legendary line-up of soul and blues artists: James Brown, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles, whose performance of "Shake a Tail Feather" will get you dancing with the horde of extras onscreen.

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James Brown

Date of birth

3rd May, 1993

Date of death

25th December, 2006

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.68


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