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Lionel Richie: 'We're At Las Vegas University'

The 66-year-old singer kicked off his All The Hits residency at Planet Hollywood's Axis Theater in Sin City this week (27Apr16). The show has been praised by fans and critics alike, but Lionel admits he...

Lionel Richie Named 2016 Musicares Person Of The Year

Lionel Richie has been named the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year.The 66-year-old singer will be honoured with the accolade next year in recognition of his extensive career with the Commodores and as a solo...

Lionel Richie's Hip Replacement

Lionel Richie has had a hip replacement.The 65-year-old former Commodores singer was left with arthritis due to years of wearing platform boots and dancing around on stage so had the joint replaced three years ago.He...

Lionel Richie Wrote Lady On The Toilet

Lionel Richie wrote Kenny Rogers' hit song 'Lady' while he was on the toilet.The former Commodores singer penned the 1980 hit for Kenny, and the country legend has revealed Lionel went to the restroom for...

Lionel Richie's Hit 'Not Black Enough'

Lionel Richie was told 'Easy Like Sunday Morning' was ''not black enough'' when he first wrote it. The singer wrote the track - originally performed with his old group The Commodores - after being told...

Lionel Richie Can't Record Without Hat

Lionel Richie can't record a song unless he's wearing a beanie or tennis hat. The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' singer is particularly superstitious when it comes to laying down his vocals, and has to be...

Nicole Richie Laughs At Dad's Style

Nicole Richie can't stop laughing at her dad Lionel Richie's 70s fashion choices.The fashion designer - who was cared for by the singer and his ex-wife Brenda from the age of two before being adopted...

Commodores Reunion Taking Shape

The long-awaited reunion of soul supergroup the COMMODORES is one step closer - bass player RON LA PREAD has flown to Los Angeles to rehearse with LIONEL RICHIE and guitarist THOMAS MCCLARY.Richie, who turned 60...

Richie Hints At Commodores Reunion

Singer LIONEL RICHIE has hinted his group the COMMODORES are set to reunite for a comeback tour. The soul star, 58, is convinced his former bandmates are keen to reunite - after bass player Ronald...

Richie Not Looking For Love

LIONEL RICHIE is enjoying the single life too much to settle down, insisting his fame would cause all sorts of relationship problems. The HELLO singer split from his second wife DIANE ALEXANDER RICHIE in 2004...

Richie 'Ruined Family Name' On Simple Life

NICOLE RICHIE ruined her family's name with her reality TV appearances on THE SIMPLE LIFE alongside ex-pal PARIS HILTON, according to her dad LIONEL. The soul singer came in for some harsh words from his...

Commodores Star Williams Dies

The COMMODORES founder MILAN WILLIAMS has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 58. The soul man, who played keyboards for the THREE TIMES A LADY hitmakers, died in a Houston, Texas, hospital...

Richie To Headline Barbados Festival

Soul veteran LIONEL RICHIE has signed up to headline next year's (06) Barbados Jazz Festival. The 56-year-old HELLO hitmaker will be joined by singer JILL SCOTT and saxophonist BONY JAMES at the 13th annual...

Richie Hopes New Album Will Remove Him From Daughter's Shadow

LIONEL RICHIE is hoping his latest album will catapult him back to the stardom he enjoyed in the 1980s - especially now his daughter NICOLE is better known than him. Lionel releases JUST FOR...

Nicole Richie Is Sheila E's Niece

LIONEL RICHIE's adopted daughter NICOLE still has music in her blood - her paternal aunt is PRINCE protege SHEILA E. Former COMMODORES frontman Lionel and his then-wife BRENDA adopted 22-year-old Nicole after meeting her...

Lionel Richie Stuns At Cannes

Crooner LIONEL RICHIE had fans screaming with a stunning performance at a CANNES FILM FESTIVAL charity dinner. The HELLO singer rubbed shoulders with DONATELLA VERSACE and a bevy of silver screen stunners at the...

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