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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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Thunder Soul - Trailer 1
02:28 — It's was Afros and pleated shirts, James Brown and Bootsy Collins. It was the '70s, and at an inner-city Houston high school history would be made.
Octavia Spencer On Playing a Mother Figure to James Brown in 'Get On up'
03:07 — Josh Lasser spoke with Octavia Spencer about portraying Aunt Honey in 'Get On Up'.
Chadwick Boseman Is a James Brown Fanatic
04:10 — Jimmy talks to Get on Up star Chadwick Boseman about the James Brown biopic and how The Roots' Tariq kept ditching him on set.
Dan Aykroyd Got James Brown a Discount On a Rental Car
03:55 — Jimmy and Dan Aykroyd reminisce about James Brown, and they discuss Dan's biopic about the Godfather of Soul.

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Mon Aug 29 6:00pm
Holy Man FLIXe

Unholy mess about a spiritual mystery man named G. (Eddie Murphy) who is exploited by an ambitious TV producer (Jeff Goldblum) to boost ratings at a home-shopping channel. Kate: Kelly Preston. McBainbridge: Robert Loggia. Barry: Jon Cryer. Directed by Step (more…)

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Fri Sep 2 11:50am
The Pride of St. Louis FXM

Based on the career of baseball immortal Dizzy Dean (Dan Dailey). Joanne Dru, Richard Hylton. Paul: Richard Crenna. Horst: Hugh Sanders. Moose: James Brown. Harmon Jones directed.

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Fri Sep 2 10:30pm
Rocky IV AMC

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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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