Fact: Soul legend Gladys Knight's hit song Midnight Train to Georgia was originally titled Midnight Plane to Houston. The Atlanta native asked songwriter Jim Weatherly if they could change the lyrics to his track because she "didn't go to Houston (Texas) much, especially on a plane."
Quote: "I was telling (co-star) Richard (Portnow), 'You know, I'm really nervous about this scene coming up because I've never had a kissing scene and it would be my first on-screen kiss'. And he said, 'You know what, I'm a little bit nervous too, because I've never had an on-screen kiss, because I've always played a bad guy!'" Singer Gladys Knight admits she was extremely nervous to share a smooch with her onscreen husband and veteran actor Richard Portnow in U.S. Tv movie Seasons of Love.
Fact: Soul star Gladys Knight lost 60 pounds (27.2 kilograms) while rehearsing for and competing on U.S. TV contest Dancing With The Stars. The singer was voted off the show on Tuesday (24Apr12).
Quote: "It's been a wonderful journey and I got a chance to have a family reunion this week because I knew all those guys that were performing - The Temptations and Smokey (Robinson)." Soul star Gladys Knight is glad she was part of U.S. TV show Dancing With the Stars for the series' Motown week. The singer was voted off the show on Tuesday night (24Apr12).
Fact: Soul queen Gladys Knight is the artistic director of a 150-voice Mormon gospel choir.
Fact: Singer Gladys Knight has 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Fact: Kanye West, Jessica Simpson and Gladys Knight are set to make New York's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade a star-studded affair after signing on to perform on floats at the street spectacle later this month (Nov10). The 84th annual MACy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on 25 November (10) will also feature performances by India Arie, folk singer Arlo Guthrie, teen sensations Big Time Rush and the casts of several Broadway shows.
Fact: Tyler Perry has packed the cast of his upcoming film I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF with Grammy Award winners. Seven-time honouree Gladys Knight and gospel performance winner MARVIN WINANS join MARY J. BLIGE, the proud owner of nine Grammys. Perry's cast own a total of 17 coveted gramophone statuettes.
Quote: "Dreadful, awful, depressing and disquieting to my integrity." Robert Downey Jr. reflects on his American Idol appearance as a back-up singer for Gladys Knight earlier this year (08).
Quote: "(It was) dreadful, awful, depressing, and disquieting to my integrity." Robert Downey Jr. hated performing alongside Ben Stiller and Jack Black as one of Gladys Knight's PIPS on the American Idol charity special IDOL GIVES BACK.
Fact: <p>Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek have been named as hosts of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Concert. They will be joined at the star-studded show by performances from Gladys Knight, 1980s group Duran Duran and British pop trio Sugababes. </p>