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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...

Taylor Swift's Star-studded 25th Birthday Party

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...

Taylor Swift Serenaded By Aretha Franklin

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...

Aretha Franklin To Receive Icon Prize At Billboard Awards

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...

Aretha Franklin Slams Author's New Biography

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...

Aretha Franklin Exploring Legal Options Over Unauthorised Biography

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...

Aretha Franklin To Sue Over Book

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...

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

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...

Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

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...

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

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...

Aretha Franklin Storms Out Of Fast Food Joint

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...

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

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...

Aretha Franklin 'Screamed At By Fast-food Employee'

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),...

Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

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...

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

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...

Iggy Azalea Has Girl Crush On Scarlett Johansson

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...

Iggy Azalea Has Crush On Scarlett Johansson

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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