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Jessica Simpson Samples Britney | Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson Samples Britney

Originally posted 11/29/2004 06:00AM

Turns out pop star Jessica Simpson, who recently started the Dessert body scent line, is curious to see how other celebrity products match up to hers. The Newlyweds star was spotted last week in a Baton Rouge, La., mall taking a whiff of Britney Spears's new perfume, Curious. "She smelled Britney Spears," a Foley's store sales associate tells PEOPLE, though Simpson didn't end up buying any. Another sales clerk says the truly curious ones were the shoppers scrambling to get a glimpse of Simpson, who was being followed by her ubiquitous MTV camera crew. "They had to sneak her down the hall, people were chasing her," she says. "When Britney's here, it's almost like nobody cares anymore. But people were lined up to see Jessica when they heard she was here." Simpson is in Louisiana shooting the film version of the '80s TV sitcom The Dukes of Hazzard.

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Ray Charles to Be Honored on the Fourth

Ray Charles to Be Honored on the Fourth

Originally posted 07/01/2004 03:00PM

Ray Charles is getting yet another memorial tribute – this time from the nation's capital.

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Legends to Sing at Ray Charles Funeral

Legends to Sing at Ray Charles Funeral

Originally posted 06/15/2004 09:00AM

SCHEDULED: Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and B.B. King will perform at Ray Charles's funeral, to be held Friday at Los Angeles' First African Methodist Episcopal Church. On Friday, the coffin of Charles (who died last Thursday at 73 after battling liver disease) will be displayed at the Los Angeles Convention Center for fans to pay their respects. Recorded tributes from Quincy Jones, Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby are also expected to be played at the funeral.

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Grammy Winner Ray Charles Dies at 73

Grammy Winner Ray Charles Dies at 73

Originally posted 06/10/2004 03:50PM

Grammy-winning soul legend Ray Charles, whose music fused gospel and blues in such chart-topping hits as "What'd I Say," "I Got A Woman" and "Georgia on My Mind," died Thursday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 73.

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