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21st December 2014

"When I was a little girl, I remember there were certain restaurants that I could not eat at. We went to the market instead. We brought groceries and ate in the car.... When we'd stop...

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Lena Dunham's Gift For Taylor Swift

14th December 2014

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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Taylor Swift's Star-studded 25th Birthday Party

13th December 2014

Taylor Swift celebrated her 25th birthday with Beyoncé and Jay Z.The 'Blank Space' hitmaker - who reaches the milestone today (13.12.14) - performed at New York City's Jingle Ball yesterday (12.12.14) evening before carrying on...

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Taylor Swift Serenaded By Aretha Franklin

13th December 2014

Taylor Swift admits it will take her ''decades to recover'' after Aretha Franklin serenaded her.The 'Blank Space' hitmaker was overjoyed when the legendary soul singer, 72, sang 'Happy Birthday' to her at the Billboard Women...

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11th December 2014

"It was good, up to a point. I met with the producers prior to that movie. Had we agreed on a creative approach, it would've been my movie." Aretha Franklin reveals Mick Jagger's recent James...

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Aretha Franklin To Receive Icon Prize At Billboard Awards

4th December 2014

Aretha Franklin will be honoured with the Icon Award at this year's (14) Billboard Women in Music Awards.The soul legend will be the very first recipient of the prize, which recognises a female artist whose...

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Aretha Franklin Slams Author's New Biography

26th November 2014

Singer Aretha Franklin has slammed author David Ritz's new book about her, insisting the unauthorised biography is "full of lies".Ritz recently released Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, but the Queen of Soul is unhappy...

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Aretha Franklin Exploring Legal Options Over Unauthorised Biography

12th November 2014

Aretha Franklin is threatening to take legal action against the author of a new unauthorised biography over allegations of defamation.The music legend previously worked with David Ritz on her 1999 memoir From These Roots, but...

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Aretha Franklin To Sue Over Book

12th November 2014

Aretha Franklin is planning to sue the writer of a new unauthorised biography.The 72-year-old singer is furious with David Ritz - who ghostwrote her 1999 autobiography 'From These Roots' - over his new tell-all tome...

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Aretha Franklin Becomes First Woman To Join R&b Chart's 100 Club

9th October 2014

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has become the first woman to score 100 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart since 1958 thanks to her cover of Adele's Rolling In The Deep.The song debuts at number...

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4th October 2014

"He's far too young for me. He wouldn't know where to start with me. He's cute; he's a nice kid." Aretha Franklin confesses to a crush on soul singer Maxwell.

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Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

By Charlotte Court | 30th September 2014

Known as one of music’s great divas herself, Aretha Franklin’s newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva as the Queen of Soul tackles some of music’s biggest tunes, starting with a version...

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29th September 2014

Aretha Franklin has covered Adele's Rolling In The Deep hit for her new album Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. The new release will also feature the Queen of Soul's renditions of Midnight Train...

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'Motown The Musical' Tours The Us - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

By Holly Williams | 21st August 2014

If anywhere has a legendary music scene in North America, it's Detroit, Michigan. With a culture so rich in genre from Motown to rock, it's no wonder people write songs about it - even if...

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Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect

By Nick Hill | 28th July 2014

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has publically scolded an employee at Johnny Rockets, a Canadian fast food franchise, for being disrespectful. The accused waitress reportedly "screamed" at Franklin for attempting to eat her takeout inside the...

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Aretha Franklin Storms Out Of Fast Food Joint

28th July 2014

Music icon Aretha Franklin stormed out of a fast food restaurant in Ontario, Canada last week (22Jul14) after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.The Queen of Soul stopped by the Johnny Rockets eatery in...

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R-e-s-p-e-c-t Was Not Served To Aretha Franklin In Ontario Fast Food Joint

By Victoria Pavlova | 27th July 2014

Who could even have the nerve to treat Aretha Franklin without R-E-S-P-E-C-T? A Johnny Rockets server in Niagara Falls, Ontario, apparently. After an apology for the shameless use of that reference, here’s the rundown of...

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Aretha Franklin 'Screamed At By Fast-food Employee'

26th July 2014

A fast food worker ''screamed'' at Aretha Franklin in Canada this week.The legendary singer came under fire when she tried to eat her to-go meal in a Johnny Rockets restaurant in Ontario on Tuesday (22.07.14),...

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Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

By Elinor Cosgrave | 18th July 2014

Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Beyonce's 'Single...

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Babyface Inspired By Streisand And Franklin To Prepare First New Solo Album In A Decade

11th July 2014

R&B legend Babyface has been "inspired" by his production work with Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin to step back into the studio for his first solo album of new material since 2005.The When Can I...

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Iggy Azalea Has Girl Crush On Scarlett Johansson

5th July 2014

Iggy Azalea has a girl crush on Scarlett Johansson.The 'Fancy' singer admits she has an obsession with the Hollywood screen siren and watches her movies back-to-back so she can admire her stunning looks. Speaking to...

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Iggy Azalea Has Crush On Scarlett Johansson

4th July 2014

Iggy Azalea says Scarlett Johansson is her ultimate girl crush.The 'Fancy' singer is fascinated by the Hollywood screen siren and watches her movies on a loop just so she can admire her beauty. Speaking to...

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Aretha Franklin In Talks For Tv Biopic

1st July 2014

Singer Aretha Franklin is in negotiations to bring her life story to the small screen.Producers at America's Lifetime network are currently working on several biopics including films about Whitney Houston and Aaliyah, which is now...

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Bobby Womack Has Died

28th June 2014

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has died.The 70-year-old star, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and enjoyed a career spanning seven decades, passed away in his sleep on...

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Aretha Franklin Tackling Diva Hits On New Covers Album

13th June 2014

Soul queen Aretha Franklin is tackling hits by Adele, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer on a new album of diva covers.The Respect legend has teamed up with label boss Clive Davis for the as-yet-untitled project,...

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Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Doctorate From Harvard University

29th May 2014

Singer Aretha Franklin has received an honorary doctorate degree from Harvard University.The Respect hitmaker was feted with a Doctor of Arts degree alongside former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former New York Mayor Michael...

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Aretha Franklin Suing Parody Website Bosses Over Feud Story

17th April 2014

Aretha Franklin is suing the bosses of an online parody website after they joked about a feud between her and Patti Labelle.Editors at TheNewsNerd.com published the fake story on 11 April (14), prompting the Queen...

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Aretha Franklin Dismisses Reports Of Patti Labelle Fight

16th April 2014

Soul icon Aretha Franklin has laughed off rumours her pal Patti Labelle was recently arrested following a fight between the pair after fans fell for a spoof news article posted online.The fake story was posted...

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Aretha Franklin Celebrates Birthday With Star-studded Party

24th March 2014

Soul singer Aretha Franklin celebrated her 72nd birthday with a star-studded party in New York over the weekend (22-23Mar14).The Respect hitmaker started her Saturday (22Mar14) by taking in Denzel Washington's Broadway play A Raisin in...

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Aretha Franklin Celebrates 72nd Birthday With Star-studded Bash

23rd March 2014

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 72nd birthday with Denzel Washington.The soul legend threw a private party in New York City on Saturday night (22.03.14) ahead of her birthday this coming Tuesday, and was joined by some...

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