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Aretha Franklin Launching Food Product Line

The Respect singer has told Detroit, Michigan's Local News 4 Today she is working with an organisation in Arizona on a new range of chilli and gumbo. And there's a chicken and...

Aretha Franklin Outlines Hotel And Food Plan For Flint, Michigan Residents

A slew of celebrities, including Cher, Pearl Jam, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, and Mark Wahlberg have been stepping up to provide bottled water and financial aid to Flint locals, who have...

Aretha Franklin Makes Surprise Appearance At Holiday Concert

The Big Band Holidays gig marked the orchestra's first show at their newly-renovated Rose Theater home and Aretha made the event one to remember by walking out onstage to a standing ovation after...

Santana Percussionist Raul Rekow Dead

The musician was part of Carlos Santana's group for 34 years from 1976 to 2013, and appeared on 16 Santana studio albums. Paying tribute to his friend and bandmate on Facebook.com, Santana...

Aretha Franklin Sued Over Condominium Fees

The singer is being sued over alleged unpaid homeowner fees. Officials at the Hills of Lone Pine Association claim they are owed more than $11,500 (£7,200). Sources tell the Detroit News...

Aretha Franklin Pays Tribute To Former Publicist

The veteran music representative passed away on 30 September (15) at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, and soul legend Franklin, one of her celebrity clients, has released a statement to honour the 65...

Mark Wahlberg Asks Pope's Forgiveness

Mark Wahlberg asked Pope Francis to forgive him for his 'Ted' movies.The 44-year-old actor attended the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Saturday (26.09.15) and joked he hoped God had a ''sense of humour''...

Aretha Franklin Has Personal Gift For Pope

The veteran superstar is set to sing for the Pontiff at a special event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday night (26Sep15). She will also be granted an audience with the head of...

Aretha Franklin Calls Off Oklahoma Shows

The veteran singer had been due to perform in Durant and Tulsa in October (15), but the 73 year old, who travels via tour bus because she is afraid of flying, is convinced...

Sister Sledge To Perform For Pope Francis

Sister Sledge are set to perform for Pope Francis.The iconic music group will sing at global gathering 'The World Meeting of Families 2015' in Philadelphia, America on Saturday (26.09.15) to mark the religious leader's first...

Producer Agrees Not To Screen Aretha Franklin Documentary

Franklin and her attorneys have gone to court in a bid to stop Alan Elliott from releasing Amazing Grace, which was put together using concert footage shot by late movie legend Sydney Pollack...

Aretha Franklin To Perform For Pope Francis

The soul legend will have the honour of singing for the leader of the Catholic church on 26 September (15), during the Pope's much-anticipated visit to the United States. Franklin, who is...

Aretha Franklin Broadens Legal Efforts To Block Amazing Grace

The legendary soul diva filed an amended complaint in Colorado Federal Court on Sunday (13Sep15), and has requested that a judge declare that Elliott would require her permission to screen the film in...

Chicago Film Festival Bosses Latest To Pull Aretha Franklin Film From Line-up

Bosses at the Telluride Film Festival were forced to pull the planned premiere of Amazing Grace when the singer's lawyers filed a last-minute motion in a U.S. District Court in Colorado late on...

Aretha Franklin Gets Injunction To Stop Screening Of 'Amazing Grace' Documentary

Aretha Franklin was awarded a last-minute injunction to prevent the premiere of the documentary movie Amazing Grace at the Telluride Film Festival last night. Organisers of the festival alerted attendees, just a matter of hours...

Aretha Franklin Has Concert Film Premiere Halted

The singer's lawyers filed a last-minute motion in U.S. District Court in Colorado late on Thursday (03Sep15) objecting to the screening, which features footage shot by director Sydney Pollack at the New Temple...

Aretha Franklin Seeks To Halt Documentary Screening

Director Sydney Pollack filmed the singer in concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles back in 1972, as she recorded her live album Amazing Grace, but he struggled to...

Aretha Franklin Healthy Again After Battling Exhaustion

The R.E.S.P.E.C.T singer was back onstage in her native Detroit, Michigan on Saturday (22Aug15), and now reveals she simply needed a break from performing after a successful run of shows in California....

Aretha Franklin Eyeing Broadway Life Story Musical

The Queen of Soul is already in negotiations for a possible film and TV mini-series about her life, and now she reveals she is talking to actress and director Marsha Mason about a...

Jennifer Hudson In Talks To Portray Aretha Franklin In Biopic

Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein is developing a biopic and he has met with the Oscar winner in the hope of signing her up for the film. The untitled...

Forty-three-year-old Aretha Franklin Documentary To Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

The moviemaker planned to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the project, recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles back in 1972, but he struggled to sync the sound...

Aretha Franklin Cancels Gig

Aretha Franklin has cancelled a concert in Las Vegas due to exhaustion.The 73-year-old singer was due to perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday (14.08.15), but has pulled out after driving from Detroit...

Exhausted Aretha Franklin Axes Las Vegas Gig

The Respect hitmaker, 73, had been booked to hit the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this weekend, but she has since decided to postpone the show to give herself a break....

Aretha Franklin Regrets Giving Up Hit Song

The soul legend was originally approached by Chic co-founders Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards to record the 1980 tune, but she was apprehensive about going into the studio to work on vocals for...

Aretha Franklin Playing Business Manager For Family Members

The Respect hitmaker, 73, is hoping to help out the younger generation by setting them up with the right contacts in the business to become just as triumphant as she is. In...

Police Rescue Aretha Franklin After Tour Bus Breakdown

The Respect hitmaker, 73, and her entourage were en route to Chicago when her bus suffered transmission issues and ground to a halt on the side of the Interstate 290 highway. Her...

Aretha Franklin To Host Special Family Memorial

The Respect hitmaker lost her dad, minister and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin, in 1984 and was hit by another loss in 1989, when her brother Cecil, who served as her manager, passed...

Julio Iglesias To Receive Honorary Degree

The Spanish singer is to receive a doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, following in the footsteps of previous recipients including David Bowie, Aretha Franklin and Steven Tyler....

Aretha Franklin To Lead White House Gospel Concert

The veteran star will take to the stage at the official residence of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (14Apr15) for the special event, which is part of the In...

Lena Dunham's Gift For Taylor Swift

Lena Dunham bought Taylor Swift a personalised necklace for her birthday.The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker - who turned 25 yesterday (13.12.14) - was given a necklace with a pendant that featured a photograph of her...

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