Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2001

1-20 of 27 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Wimbledon men's final, Common

6 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Wimbledon 2014: BBC One, 1pm

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the men's singles final, which sees tennis titans Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer going head-to-head for the title.

Can Djokovic take his second Wimbledon title, or will Federer surpass Pete Sampras and William Renshaw by clocking up a record-breaking eighth men's singles crown at the All England Club?

Common: BBC One, 9pm

Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's latest film, based on the UK's joint enterprise law.

17-year-old Johnjo (Nico Mirallegro) gives his friends a lift to a pizza parlour, when things soon get out of hand and an innocent bystander is fatally stabbed. Despite being in the car the whole time, Johnjo finds himself charged with murder, along with everyone else.

The Nation's Favourite Motown Song: ITV, 9pm

Craig Charles counts down Motown's greatest hits, as voted for by the British public.

Featuring music from Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, »

Permalink | Report a problem


Diana Ross to Perform at Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross' Wedding—Get the Scoop!

23 June 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Diana Ross is very hands-on about planning Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross' upcoming wedding. E! News has learned that the music legend will actually be performing at her son's nuptials—now that's one top-notch wedding singer! Not only will the groom's mama take center stage during the couple's big night, but her daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick will be joining her as well. But Diana won't be the only major icon in the room that night…a source tells us that Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson have also been invited to the wedding. And while the special occasion is bound to be both beautiful and memorable, the 25-year-old dished told E! News that he's more focused on »

Permalink | Report a problem


Smokey Robinson Points to U.S. Constitution in Fight With Ex-Wife Over Song Rights

20 June 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

When U.S. lawmakers long ago decided to give authors the opportunity to terminate copyright grants to publishers, could they ever have imagined the novel dispute that is now playing out between legendary R&B singer Smokey Robinson and his ex-wife Claudette? As previously covered, the famous singer-songwriter behind such hits as "My Girl" and "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" sued his former spouse in California federal court, seeking declaratory relief that once he terminated rights to songs, he wouldn't have to share the reclaimed rights with her. The defendant then filed counterclaims, pointing to a 1989

read more

»

- Eriq Gardner

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Smokey Joe's Cafe’ Is Smokin’ (Guest Blog)

30 May 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ok, I admit it. I grew up in Detroit and for my ears Motown music just sounds better than any other tunes. I often go straight to Smokey Robinson on Pandora when I am writing — just like right now as I compose this piece — and have blinders about any other music. But as I become older, I have decided to expand my musical tastes and not be so rigid, even though I believe that the Motown sound is the best. Two recent musical experiences helped me expand my horizons. The first one is “Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber. »

- Aviva Kempner

Permalink | Report a problem


'The Sixties': Tom Hanks recalls an 'acid trip' with Walt Disney -- Exclusive

29 May 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

In the new 10-part docuseries The Sixties, CNN quite literally isn’t sparing any color commentary.

The debut installment, “Television Comes of Age,” examines the origins of the small screen — including the transition from black-and-white to color TV – through the eyes of the era’s biggest stars: Dick Cavett, Diahann Caroll, The Smothers Brothers, and Carol Burnett, among others.

The Sixties also calls on today’s luminaries to discuss how the era’s advances influenced their lives and changed the world. In an exclusive sneak peek of tonight’s opener, the series’ executive producer Tom Hanks (who also played a »

- Lanford Beard

Permalink | Report a problem


Smokey Robinson Sued -- He Better Shop Around ...For New Lawyers

14 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Smokey Robinson's gonna need new lawyers to help him fight off his old ones ... who've filed a lawsuit claiming the singer is six-figures in the hole with them. We've obtained a copy of the suit filed by an L.A. law firm ... accusing the Motown legend of racking up $170,000 in unpaid legal bills.In the docs, the attorneys at King Holmes Paterno & Berliner say the Motown legend hasn't paid a cent since 2010 ... even though he's continued to use their services. »

- TMZ Staff

Permalink | Report a problem


Album Review: The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' turns back time

12 May 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Black KeysDan Auerbach told Rolling Stone that the goal with the duo’s eighth album, “Turn Blue,” out tomorrow (13), was to make a “headphone record.” Well, they have certainly done that. In fact, listening to the album through speakers feels like you’re doing it a disservice and missing lovingly crafted details.  “Turn Blue” is an album that is meant to be heard in its entirety with your full attention as the music pans from left to right and flows from your ears into your brain. It is not background music. In fact, we’d suggest to get the full effect, sink into a bean bag chair and a lava lamp. The album gets off to a trippy start with the nearly seven-minute fuzzy opus,“Weight Of Love.” But that only hints at what’s to come. On “Turn Blue,” a punchy guitar line morphs into a sonic »

- Melinda Newman

Permalink | Report a problem


Smokey Robinson's Ex-Wife Demands Share of Hit Songs

5 May 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In his legendary career, R&B singer Smokey Robinson was known for his silky voice and songs like "My Girl," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" and "The Way You Do the Things You Do." Now, though, America's poet laureate of love is involved in a dispute with his ex-wife Claudette Robinson that could create precedent for those in the music business whose devotion didn't last through the ages. It's not often that copyright law and family law intermix, but such is the case in a dispute that involves a no-longer obscure provision of the 1976

read more

»

- Eriq Gardner

Permalink | Report a problem


Smokey Robinson's Advice to Justin Bieber: Remember Your Young Fans

28 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Smokey Robinson wants to collaborate with Justin Bieber - just not necessarily in the recording studio. As the 20-year-old pop star awaits trial following a January DUI arrest, the legendary Robinson says he'd like to share some of the wisdom he's learned along the way. "I know Justin pretty good," Robinson, 74, tells People at the 56th Annual Thalians Gala in Los Angeles. "But I would love to sit him in a room somewhere and talk with him for an hour just one on one." Robinson, who was honored at the event alongside wounded veterans, pointed out the current influences in Bieber's life. »

- Reagan Alexander

Permalink | Report a problem


Smokey Robinson's Advice to Justin Bieber: Remember Your Young Fans

28 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Smokey Robinson wants to collaborate with Justin Bieber - just not necessarily in the recording studio. As the 20-year-old pop star awaits trial following a January DUI arrest, the legendary Robinson says he'd like to share some of the wisdom he's learned along the way. "I know Justin pretty good," Robinson, 74, tells People at the 56th Annual Thalians Gala in Los Angeles. "But I would love to sit him in a room somewhere and talk with him for an hour just one on one." Robinson, who was honored at the event alongside wounded veterans, pointed out the current influences in Bieber's life. »

- Reagan Alexander

Permalink | Report a problem


Lady Gaga Will Make History as Keynote Speaker at SXSW Music Festival

12 March 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lady Gaga continues to prove that she is a notable name when it comes to the world of music. Mother Monster is slated to be the keynote speaker at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin on Friday, and this event will be historic for multiple reasons. Not only will Gaga be the first woman in 15 years (!) to take the task, but she will be the youngest speaker ever. "I think she's a pretty obvious keynote choice," music festival general manager James Minor told MTV News of the 27-year-old star. "Our festival is known for its diversity and I believe that having her as a keynote follows with that thinking. In the past we've had everybody from Lou Reed to Smokey Robinson to Dave Grohl. We've »

Permalink | Report a problem


Bet Honors 2014: Wayne Brady's selfie with Smokey Robinson and more Instagrams

24 February 2014 11:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Every year since 2008, Bet has set aside a day during February, national Black History Month, to pay tribute to the achievements of African-American luminaries, both in and out of the entertainment industry.

The 2014 Bet Honors, hosted by Wayne Brady, were presented to Nelson Mandela (Humanitarian), Ice Cube (Entertainment), Aretha Franklin (Music), Kenneth Chenault (Corporate Citizen), Berry Gordy (Visionary) and Carrie Mae Weems (Visual Arts). The ceremony also included musical performances from Mariah Carey, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Karen Clark Sheard.

The 2014 Honors included many notable moments and luckily, Bet documented several of them on Instagram. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Who wouldn't take a selfie with Smokey Robinson, if given the opportunity?

Things got a little intense for Wayne Brady.

The brilliant mind behind Motown gives easily the best quote of the night.

Ice Cube and Aretha Franklin share a special moment. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Briefs: “The Vampire Diaries” Casts Its Gay Teen, Bette Midler To Perform At The Oscars, And Meet The New “Drag Race” Pit Crew

19 February 2014 1:52 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

(source)

Birthday shoutouts go to David Gandy (above), who is 34, Beth Ditto is 33, Benicio Del Toro is 47, Smokey Robinson is 74, Justine Bateman is 46, and Seal is 51.

Debra Messing will star in the NBC pilot The Mysteries Of Laura, which “follows the life and relationships of Laura Diamond (Messing), a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children.”

Jada Pinkett Smith will star as one of the villains in the upcoming Gotham: “Smith will play Fish Mooney, an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book who is not one to be crossed.”

For the first time, Bette Midler is going to perform at The Oscars. There’s no word on what she’ll be performing, but she has a few songs that could be used during In Memoriam. »

- snicks

Permalink | Report a problem


The Wonder Years: The Complete Series Finally Being Released on DVD

14 February 2014 9:05 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In 2014, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life -- the premiere marketer of classic TV on DVD -- will release The Wonder Years: The Complete Series to the home entertainment marketplace. The most requested TV series never to be released on DVD, which ran on ABC from 1988-1993, garnered multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody, and was named by TV Guide as one of the "Top 20 Shows of the '80s" will make its very long-awaited debut in the second half of 2014. To best serve the numerous fans of the program, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life has launched WonderYearsDVDs.com, the official site for all updates, exclusive content and pre-orders.

Routinely praised for high-quality TV DVD collections, an archivist's attention to detail, and specially produced bonus programming on releases such as Get Smart, The Carol Burnett Show and China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/ Time Life is planning a deluxe release of the The Wonder Years, »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Finally! 'The Wonder Years' Complete Series Is Coming To DVD

13 February 2014 7:43 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We have some good news for fans of “The Wonder Years.” After years of waiting, the entire series will finally be available on DVD later this year. Thanks to StarVista Entertainment, we will all get to relive the adventures of Kevin Arnold as he grows up during the late ‘60s/early ‘70s. Even better news? Virtually every song that originally appeared in the show will be included as well. Getting the entire show on DVD, with the soundtrack mostly intact, was not an easy task as securing the rights has been the biggest and most expensive obstacle. The show featured some of the greatest music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, which include The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, and of course Joe Cocker, whose rendition of “WIth a Little Help from My Friends” opened every episode. For the longest time, it seemed we would never get to see the entire series on DVD, »

- Ken Guidry

Permalink | Report a problem


Finally! 'The Wonder Years' Complete Series Is Coming To DVD

13 February 2014 7:43 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We have some good news for fans of “The Wonder Years.” After years of waiting, the entire series will finally be available on DVD later this year. Thanks to StarVista Entertainment, we will all get to relive the adventures of Kevin Arnold as he grows up during the late ‘60s/early ‘70s. Even better news? Virtually every song that originally appeared in the show will be included as well. Getting the entire show on DVD, with the soundtrack mostly intact, was not an easy task as securing the rights has been the biggest and most expensive obstacle. The show featured some of the greatest music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, which include The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, and of course Joe Cocker, whose rendition of “WIth a Little Help from My Friends” opened every episode. For the longest time, it seemed we would never get to see the entire series on DVD, »

- Ken Guidry

Permalink | Report a problem


“The Wonder Years” Coming To DVD With Full Music: Our Favorite Episodes

12 February 2014 1:49 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Well, here’s some unexpected and tremendous news: The Wonder Years, the ’80s-’90s Fred Savage series about growing up in the ’60s-’70s, is coming to DVD in late 2014 featuring “virtually every song” from its immense soundtrack. That is quite a feat. The DVDs will include tracks from The Beatles, Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell, and thank God, because this show is not the same without “The Circle Game” playing over footage of the Arnold family’s home movies. Netflix made the series available for viewing without any of the show’s big tunes (even the Joe Cocker opener of “With a Little Help from My Friends” was altered), so this is a particularly huge revelation.

I’ve always been shocked by how much this show resonates with me. It’s a show about an adolescent heterosexual everyman, but Kevin Arnold’s experiences still felt specific, »

- Louis Virtel

Permalink | Report a problem


Mariah Carey bares ample cleavage in low cut gown at Bet awards in Washington

9 February 2014 11:59 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Feb 10: Mariah Carey sizzled in a very low cut gown as she performed at the annual Bet awards in Washington.

The 43-year-old singer wore a black hip hugging dress that seemed reminiscent of Jessica Rabbit, Fox News reported.

The show that honors African-American achievements in music, literature, entertainment, education and other disciplines, also had performances by Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson. (Ani) »

- Ketali Mehta

Permalink | Report a problem


It Was 50 Years Ago Today...

8 February 2014 11:03 AM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

...and I was in first grade. Ed Sullivan was presenting "these youngsters from Liverpool who call themselves The Beatles" on his American variety television program. My mother, father, younger brother David, and I were huddled around our RCA black and white TV set, just as 73 million other Americans were around theirs! My dad was annoyed that this much attention and hype was being flung at "a bunch kids that needed haircuts!" I didn't care, it was The Beatles! They'd taken the radio by storm with "She Loves You" and now it was time to see them live on TV. And it was electrifying! The audience was going crazy -- girls and boys screaming. They played "All My Loving" and "Till There Was You" and "She Loves You" and "I Saw Her Standing There" and it would usher in a change in the pop music landscape that still reverberates today. 

This »

- Dusty Wright

Permalink | Report a problem


Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae to perform at Bet Honors

6 February 2014 2:56 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This year’s Bet Honors will feature performances by Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae. The awards ceremony — which celebrates the achievements of African Americans in arts, business, and public service — will air on Feb. 24.   The honorees include Aretha Franklin, Ice Cube, Motown founder Berry Gordy, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault and visual artist Carrie Mae Weems. Ludacris, Smokey Robinson, Tamar Braxton, actor Mack Wilds and “Scandal” star Joe Morton are also scheduled to appear. Rev. Al Sharpton and Wayne Brady will share hosting duties.   The Bet Honors will be taped at Warner Theatre in Washington, »

- Whitney Phaneuf

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2001

1-20 of 27 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners