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Franklin Axes Second Gig

Veteran soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has disappointed fans after axing a concert in Canada - her second cancellation in as many months.The Respect hitmaker was due to perform at the John Labatt Centre in London,...

Franklin Hit With Tax Demand

ARETHA FRANKLIN has agreed to settle a debt with tax officials after she was accused of owing more than $11,000 (£7,300) in back payments.Michigan authorities filed a lien against the Respect hitmaker in March (10),...

Earth, Wind & Fire Step In After Franklin Cancels Festival Appearance

R&B icons EARTH, WIND & FIRE stepped in to replace soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN when she pulled out of a performance at a Louisiana music festival on Friday (30Apr10).Franklin was due to headline the New...

Jackson & Franklin Honoured By Apollo Theater

MICHAEL JACKSON and ARETHA FRANKLIN are to be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York.The late King of Pop and the Queen of Soul will be named Apollo Legends at a...

'Worst Dressed Celebrity' Catherine Zeta-jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been named Worst Dressed Celebrity.The actress topped an annual list compiled by animal welfare organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) because of her "fetish for wearing anything that once...

Magic Christmas Memory For Franklin

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN grew up thinking gospel great CLARA WARD was Santa's little helper.The singing legend recalls one magical Christmas when Ward was a house guest - and she made sure all the kids...

Nbc Workers Threaten To Boycott Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

ALICIA KEYS, ARETHA FRANKLIN and SHAKIRA could be left in the dark on Wednesday night (02Dec09) if TV staff at U.S. network NBC staff carry out a threat to strike at the Rockefeller Center Christmas...

Fussy Franklin Threatened To Pull Out Of Hall Of Fame Show Over Air Issue

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN threatened to pull out of her planned performance at the recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary tribute - if organisers couldn't promise to shut off all ventilation at...

Eric Clapton Cancels Over Gallstones

Eric Clapton has been forced to cancel a show because of gallstones.The legendary singer has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary concert in New York - which would...

Michael Jackson To Be Buried Today

Michael Jackson will be buried at sunset today (03.09.09).The private funeral will take place at the Holly Terrace Grand Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. It is expected to start at...

Michael Jackson's Kids Pen Goodbye Notes

Michael Jackson's children have written emotional goodbye letters which will be placed in his coffin.Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II - also known as 'Blanket' - scrawled messages including "Daddy...

Rock Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame Anniversary

Music legends BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, U2, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, STEVIE WONDER, METALLICA and ERIC CLAPTON will unite on stage this autumn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and...

Franklin & Latifah To Lead Mandela Day Celebrations In New York

ARETHA FRANKLIN, QUEEN LATIFAH and TLC will headline an upcoming tribute to human rights icon NELSON MANDELA in New York.The soul queen, rap royal and hip-hop duo will join Wyclef Jean, Cyndi Lauper, Baaba Maal...

Franklin's Family Emergency Prompts Commencement Cancellation

ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled her appearance at a prestigious American university's graduation ceremony due to a mystery family emergency. The Queen of Soul was set to be awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by Rhode...

Franklin Offers Singing Lessons For Online Auction

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is giving fans the chance to win private singing lessons with the star in a new charity auction. Franklin's one-on-one vocal session is just one of a number of exclusive prizes available...

Aretha Unhappy With Inauguration Performance

ARETHA FRANKLIN has said she was not happy with her performance at President BARACK OBAMA'S inauguration.The event took place on the 20th January this year and is likely to be remembered by many as one...

By on 20 March 2009

Franklin Puts Career On Hold 'For A While'

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has announced she is planning a break from performing after pulling out of an appearance at a U.S. jazz festival. The Respect hitmaker was scheduled to appear at the forthcoming New Orleans...

Franklin Re-records Obama Inauguration Song

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has re-recorded the song she performed at U.S. President BARACK OBAMA's inauguration ceremony - because the cold weather on the historic day meant she could not give her "very best". Franklin sang...

Franklin's Star Is Defaced

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest celebrity to have their star on Hollywood Walk of Fame defaced by anti-fur protesters. The shared star belonging to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, unveiled in April 2004, was...

Franklin Gives Obama Father's Sermons

ARETHA FRANKLIN has gifted America's new President, BARACK OBAMA, with a bound collection of her civil rights leader father's most inspiring sermons. The soul singer, who performed My Country 'Tis of Thee during Obama's inauguration...

Franklin Hatmaker In Demand

Milliner LUKE SONG has been forced to create knock-off versions of the hat he made for ARETHA FRANKLIN to wear to PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA's inauguration - because so many people want one. The Michigan hatmaker...

Franklin Performs For Obama

ARETHA FRANKLIN performed for her biggest crowd on Tuesday (20Jan09) when she sang MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE at President BARACK OBAMA's inauguration ceremony. The soul legend wore a long grey coat and a matching...

Franklin Wants To Work For Obama

Music legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is pitching for a new job, as one of U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA's top advisors. The singer is a huge supporter of the new leader, and has performed in Washington, D.C....

Franklin Voices Support For Obama

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has tipped U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA as the next big thing - in the pop charts. The Respect hitmaker heard Obama belting out a note-perfect rendition of one of her famous...

Springsteen Planning Free Obama Show In Washington

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is set to join soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN in welcoming President-elect BARACK OBAMA to the White House in Washington, D.C. later this month (Jan09). Franklin is hotly tipped to be among the stars...

Aretha Thrilled By Son's Festive Duet

ARETHA FRANKLIN's first Christmas album gave the Queen of Soul the chance to record another first - a duet with her son EDDIE. Mother and son perform together on This Christmas: Aretha, and the music...

Coldplay And Adele Confirmed For Neil Diamond Tribute

Grammy nominees Coldplay and Adele are among the artists set to honour Neil Diamond at a gala concert next year.The British acts will take to the stage at the MusiCares person of the year show...

By on 24 December 2008

Aretha Eyes Howard For Smokey Role

ARETHA FRANKLIN is campaigning to land TERRENCE HOWARD the part of SMOKEY ROBINSON in an upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul - and the Motown legend approves of her choice. Franklin is still not...

Combs And Franklin To Front New American Idol

ARETHA FRANKLIN and SEAN COMBS are launching a new AMERICAN IDOL-style talent show to find talented R+B and hip-hop stars. But, unlike the hit talent show, the winner of Franklin and Diddy's new venture will...

Franklin Is Top Rock Performer

Singing legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has been named the greatest singer of the rock era in a new poll. The 20-time Grammy winner topped the survey and saw off competition from music legends including Sir Paul...

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