April 9, 1991 |
Is Paula Abdul the only woman singing lead vocals on her smash debut album, "Forever Your Girl?" Not according to Yvette Marine, one of three singers credited with background vocals on the album, which has sold more than 7 million copies in the U.S. and made Abdul one of the hottest properties in dance-pop.
December 7, 1992 |
Court Watch: The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide this week whether to review an 11th Circuit Court decision that Miami rap group 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" album is not obscene. The review was requested by the Broward County Sheriff's Department after the appeals court declared in May that no evidence was presented to prove the record lacks serious artistic value. . . .
June 18, 1985 |
The Mary Jane Girls, backup singers for R&B/funk star Rick James, have a raunchy reputation. Some cattily call them the singing sexpots, or James' girl toys. Joanne (JoJo) McDuffie, Candice (Candy) Ghant, Kim (Maxi) Wuletich and Yvette (Corvette) Marine are the opening act for James' tawdry R&B revues and sing backup vocals during his performances. But not too many people ever took them seriously. They were always sex objects first and singers second.
July 14, 1993 |
Animation Extinct: A cartoon version of "Jurassic Park" has apparently gone the way of the dinosaurs. Fox Children's Network President Margaret Loesch said Tuesday that there had been discussions about an animated series based on the hit film, but that "Jurassic" director Steven Spielberg was not interested. "There will not be an animated 'Jurassic Park' and that's Steven's decision," she said.