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31May
2010
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Temptations Singer Dies From Cancer

Ali-Ollie Woodson, a member of the legendary r & b The Temptations from 1984 to the mid-90's died on Sunday.

He was 58 years old and died after a long battle with cancer.....

We will have more info on his life and death later today...

-Dr.FB

31May
2010
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Happy Memorial Day!~

Hope everyone enjoys this Memorial Day and is having a good time relaxing or at a beach or a Que or just sleeping in.  We thank those that served or are serving and remember them on this day and thank them.

Me?  No rest there is work to be done!  Peace!-Dr.FB

31May
2010
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The Original Time Band Funk Memorial Day Weekend

Jerome Benton & Morris Day.  Drfunkenberry.com Exclusive.  Photo: C.B.
Jerome Benton & Morris Day. Drfunkenberry.com Exclusive. Photo: C.B.

Jerome Benton & Morris Day. Drfunkenberry.com Exclusive. Photo: C.B.

Jerome Benton & Morris Day. Drfunkenberry.com Exclusive. Photo: C.B.

Jerome Benton & Morris Day. Drfunkenberry.com Exclusive. Photo: C.B.

The funkmasters from the Minneapolis Sound came out to Vegas to let everyone know "What Time Is It?" by performing 2 hot funky sets over the weekend at The Hilton.

The OG Time, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam, Monte Moire, Jellybean Johnson and Jesse Johnson electrified the crowd that knows them from the fame of "Purple Rain" and "Jay & Silent Bob", but if you LOVE real music that is going to keep you vibin' for more than 1 summer, The Time has been funky for the past 3 decades.  No need to use your fingers; that's 30 years of musicianship right there.

"Jungle Love" "777-9311" "Gigolos Get Lonely 2" "Stick" "The Bird", and "Cool" were played plus more of the Time's classic signatures written with Jamie StarrPrince. (You old school funkers got that reference right? You know how I do.)

Now, you know one of my funkenspies (the person who provided us the photos to use) was up in there and we asked about the new CD n if/when it will come out and we got this from Terry Lewis:

"I can assure you the CD is done and will be out this year." 

Morris also mentioned it during the show.  When we talked with Jimmy Jam at a Grammy event a few months ago, they were waiting for distribution. 

We have been hearing bees buzzing in the industry trying to lock The Time up into an extended tour with another hot act or 2, but my funkenspy could not confirm that for you. 

Well, Jimmy has my card, so if you want to speak on that, you know how.  :)

For MORE pics of the Original Time..>>>>>>

30May
2010
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Celine Dion Is Pregnant With Twins!

Celine Dion File Photo

Celine Dion File Photo

 She has tried 6 times in-vitro and the 6th time worked.  She stayed in New York City over a month alto taking acupuncture treatments to help and from what Celine Dion said, "It works!"

She is about 4 months pregnantand is hoping for a healthy pregnancy as there has been a few false alarms in the past.

Her husband, Rene Angelil 68, and her have one child previously that is  9 years old named Rene-Charles.

Congrats to Celine & Rene!-Dr.FB

29May
2010
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Dennis Hopper Dies At The Age Of 74

Dennis Hopper. Photo: Tony Barson/WireImage.com

Dennis Hopper. Photo: Tony Barson/WireImage.com

Dennis Hopper died this morning in his home in Venice due to complications from prostate cancer.

He died at 8:15 A.M. this morning. 

He received an honor on the Walk of Fame March 10 of this year and attended looking frail, one of his last public appearances.

You will be missed Easy Rider.-Dr.FB

P.S. - Yahoo! has a nice photo collection of Dennis Hopper throughout his career.

28May
2010
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What’s Up Doc? Weekly Celeb Wrap Up The Weight Edition

Welcome to this week's What's Up Doc The Weight Edition.

We discuss Alicia Keys pregnancy and engagement to Swizz Beats, 50 Cents dramatic weight loss, we discuss American Idol, Lindsay Lohan and her SCRAM bracelet, Summer Concert news, Lenny Kravitz, u2, Christina Aguilera, Prince, and Drfunkenberry Contests with Charice & Lifehouse.

Thank you guys so much for your support.  Appreciate it tremendously. 

Much Love & Keep It Funky!~-Dr.FB

28May
2010
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Gary Coleman, R.I.P.

gary coleman
gary coleman

Gary Coleman | AP Photo/Richard Drew

TMZ is reporting that Gary Coleman passed away today from an intracranial hemorrhage suffered as a result of a fall on Thursday.

Rest in Peace Arnold.

28May
2010
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Jonah Hill Has The Best Seat In The House

Jonah Hill & Kobe Bryant. Photo: Twitter.com/Lauren2go

Jonah Hill & Kobe Bryant. Photo: Twitter.com/Lauren2goJonah Hill, who will be starring in "Get Him To The Greek" next Friday with Russell Brand, was at the Staple Center for the Los Angeles Lakers versus Phoenix Suns Playoff game last night.

Jonah's seat was right next to the Laker bench and Kobe Bryant.  Hill looks unfazed.  We wonder how he was when the goat of the Laker season Ron Artest hit the luckiest shot at the end of the game to stun the Suns and bring themselves to being one game away from the NBA Finals. 

BTW, Artest made the most of being the man of the moment and wore a Los Lakers shirt to his press conference.  So, as much as Phil Jackson was praising him, the might be grilling him for bringing politics into it when he said before the series he did not want either team wearing the "Los" jerseys in response to what is going on in Arizona right now.

Also, Jonah's seat was hotness as he was sitting next to Lauren Sanchez.  If you don't know who Lauren is, you may want to google her.  Seriously.-Dr.FB

27May
2010
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Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats Confirm Engagement; Alicia Is Pregnant!

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats.
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats.

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats. Photo: SplashNewsOnline.com

Sometimes, it is a baby bump and not weight gain!

Alicia Keys and Swizz beats announced they are engaged..and that Alicia is pregnant.

This is Alicia Keys first marriage and first child.  Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beats) was married before and has two children, Kasseem Dean Jr.  and Prince both from other relationships.

Swizz Beats just recently got divorced even though Alicia and him have been romantically linked since 2008.

Hope he doesn't stray with Alicia's baby on the way!-Dr.FB