September 25, 1997 |
In the tiny space of a Hollywood cantina where he has come to perform, Fabrice Morvan executes a bouncy spin that looks familiar. But where there once were famously false long braids, now there are natural waves. The stylized costume he used to wear has been replaced by a casual shirt and baggy pants, and the relentlessly orchestrated production that was a trademark has been stripped to the basics: an acoustic guitar and a voice.
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June 11, 1996 |
A Hollywood Municipal Court judge on Monday recalled an arrest warrant for Robert Pilatus, former member of the disgraced pop duo Milli Vanilli, after Pilatus' attorney said his client had left a North Hollywood rehabilitation center only to check into another, authorities said. On Wednesday, Pilatus, 31, walked out the back door of Cri-Help, where he had been staying after pleading no contest to charges stemming from three assaults last winter, authorities said.
June 14, 1991 |
Read Their Lips: Milli Vanilli's infamous lip-syncers Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan will be appearing in Care-Free Sugarless gum television commercials that poke fun at their lip-syncing scandal. The two pretend to be singing opera--until they are exposed by a scratchy record while an announcer asks, "How long does the flavor (of the gum) last? Until these guys sing for themselves."
December 28, 1990 |
John Davis, one of the real voices behind the Milli Vanilli pop music facade, says he is finally getting some recognition. "Everywhere I go now, when I'm getting on a plane, people wave and say, 'There goes the Milli Vanilli guy,' " Davis said during a holiday visit to his parents' home here. Davis, 36, gained attention when German record producer Frank Farian acknowledged that Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan had not not sung a note on Milli Vanilli's hit album, "Girl You Know It's True."
August 9, 1991 |
The Milli Vanilli Matter: A proposed settlement in the Milli Vanilli lip-syncing case--an offer of refunds on future purchases--rubs an Illinois judge "the wrong way," but he is considering it anyway and plans to announce his decision Monday. At least 26 lawsuits claim Los Angeles-based Arista Records defrauded fans by implying that Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan sang on the best-selling album "Girl You Know It's True."
January 12, 1998 |
It's tough to think of a fallen pop idol facing a more challenging road to return than Fabrice Morvan, one-half of the disgraced duo Milli Vanilli. Morvan and partner Rob Pilatus secured their pop infamy when they were found to be lip-syncing during their concerts--and to have sung not a note on their hit 1989 album "Girl You Know It's True." Yet less than a decade after giving back his Grammy for best new artist, Morvan has come back to the stage.