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James Brown

A consummate showman whose private life was as explosive as his legendary performances, this iconic hit-maker forever changed the sound of music. Born into poverty in the '30s, as a youth Brown spent time in jail for stealing before finding his calling as… (more)

Birth Name: James Joseph Brown Jr.

Birth Place: Barnwell, SC

Birthday: May 3, 1933, Taurus

Died: December 25, 2006

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor

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Nick Lachey

The Winner Is Exclusive Sneak Peek: "Soul Man" Takes on "Girl On Fire"

It's a battle of soul this week on The Winner Is.In this exclusive sneak peek of Thursday's episode (9/8c, NBC), Jersey girl Alexa takes on James Brown-reincarnated James Chapelle. After the two acts finish their respective performances of Alicia Key… Read more

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James Brown on Borland's surprising exit
02:45 — CBS News' James Brown talks about 24-year-old NFL player Chris Borland's decision to retire due to concussion concerns.
Richard Parsons and his new NBA position
05:35 — The former CEO of Time Warner and Citigroup comes out of retirement to take the reins of the scandal-tossed L.A. Clippers. CBS News Special Correspond (more…)
Steve Harvey: "Funny crosses a lot of color barriers"
01:24 — In this preview of a profile to be broadcast on "Sunday Morning," comedian Steve Harvey talks to correspondent James Brown about his comic gift and tr (more…)
Fender-bender between airplanes at LaGuardia
01:23 — According to the FAA, a Southwest plane preparing for takeoff Tuesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport clipped the wing of an American Airlines jet. Ja (more…)

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Tue Aug 2 10:30pm
Rocky IV SUND

Rocky Balboa goes up against a technologically trained Soviet named Ivan Drago after his one-time nemesis, Apollo Creed, is brutally slaughtered in the boxing ring during a lopsided exhibition match against the superhuman Russian boxer.

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Wed Aug 3 3:00am
Rocky IV SUND

Rocky Balboa goes up against a technologically trained Soviet named Ivan Drago after his one-time nemesis, Apollo Creed, is brutally slaughtered in the boxing ring during a lopsided exhibition match against the superhuman Russian boxer.

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Wed Aug 3 8:00pm
Going My Way TCM

Best Picture winner tells the tale of a warmhearted young priest who starts a choir with the tough local kids when he is assigned to a parish overseen by a conservative older priest who has little interest in new ideas. Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald, as (more…)

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Mallory Hytes Hagan
Miss New York Crowned the New Miss America

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan was named the new Miss America Saturday in Las Vegas. Miss South C…

Marva Whitney
Marva Whitney, James Brown Revue Singer, Dies

Marva Whitney, who sang in the James Brown Revue and was known as Brown's Soul Sister No. 1, has die…

Solomon Burke
Soul Singer Solomon Burke Dies at 70

Solomon Burke, a soul music pioneer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee whose songs blended soul…

Chris Colfer
Glee Surpasses the Beatles for Most Billboard Hot 100 Chart Entries

Twist and shout, Gleeks! Glee surpassed the Beatles in the Billboard record books Wednesday, breakin…

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  • Birth Name: James Joseph Brown Jr.
  • Birth Place: Barnwell, SC
  • Birthday: May 3, 1933, Taurus
  • Died: December 25, 2006
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor

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