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Franklin Targeted By Peta

Soul star ARETHA FRANKLIN has been heavily criticised by animal rights campaigners for her love of fur coats, with a spokesman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) branding her a "court...

Aretha Franklin Criticises Beyonce For Grammy Remarks

Aretha Franklin has criticised Beyonce for referring to Tina Turner as "the queen" during a performance at the Grammy Awards.Beyonce performed a duet with Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.In an introduction,...

By on 14 February 2008

Aretha Franklin Criticises Beyonce For Grammy Performance

Aretha Franklin has criticised Beyonce for referring to Tina Turner as 'the Queen' during a performance at the Grammy Awards.Beyonce performed a duet with Turner at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.In an introduction,...

By on 14 February 2008

Beyonce's Dad Blasts Franklin

LATEST: BEYONCE KNOWLES' manager/father has fired back at "ridiculous" public comments ARETHA FRANKLIN has made about his daughter's Grammy Awards performance on Sunday (10Feb08). Franklin, who is known throughout the world as the Queen of...

Aretha Upset With Beyonce's Queen Of Soul Slip-up

ARETHA FRANKLIN has lashed out at BEYONCE KNOWLES for giving TINA TURNER her Queen of Soul tag at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (10Feb08). The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. singer, who was honoured with the Grammy MusiCares Person...

Franklin Honoured At Grammys Tribute

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has been honoured at a music industry tribute as part of this month's Grammy Awards celebrations. John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Shirley Caesar, the Blues Brothers and Bill Cosby all took to...

Hill Forced To Withdraw From Franklin Tribute Concert

Country singer FAITH HILL was forced to cancel her performance at a tribute to soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN after contracting a bronchial infection. The 40-year-old was scheduled to join American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, John...

Blues Brothers To Reform For Franklin

DAN AYKROYD and JIM BELUSHI are to reform THE BLUES BROTHERS to honour soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN. The two actors will join Andrea Bocelli, Spice Girl Melanie Brown, Herbie Hancock and John Legend, among others,...

Franklin To Be Honoured With Vanguard Award

ARETHA FRANKLIN is to become only the fourth recipient of the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP)'s Vanguard prize at the 39th annual Image Awards. The honour is bestowed on stars whose...

Hill To Perform At Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

Country star FAITH HILL has joined an all star line-up to pay tribute to ARETHA FRANKLIN in concert next month (Feb08). The Respect hitmaker has been named the Recording Academy's person of the year and...

Franklin Asks For Nelly Tribute

ARETHA FRANKLIN has requested that rapper NELLY perform a "funky" version of one of her hits when the legendary singer is honoured at the Grammy Awards. Grammy organisers will pay tribute to Franklin during January's...

Franklin Biopic Plans Stall

A movie adaptation of ARETHA FRANKLIN's autobiography FROM THESE ROOTS has been put on hold thanks to a casting row between studio bosses and the legendary singer. Franklin has already axed talks with Hollywood studios...

Franklin Desperate For Berry, Hudson Or Fantasia?

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN is desperate to secure HALLE BERRY, JENNIFER HUDSON or AMERICAN IDOL star FANTASIA to play her in a movie of her life. The Respect singer insists the three women are in...

Franklin Denies Wedding Reports

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has dismissed reports she's planning to marry her longterm boyfriend WILLIE WILKERSON. The Respect singer was reported to be attending wedding dress fittings in New York earlier this year (07), but...

Mockingbird Author Honoured

Acclaimed author Harper Lee has been awarded with America's highest civilian honour by president George Bush for her contribution to literature.To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee's only novel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and...

By on 06 November 2007

Franklin Records New Tracks For Duets Album

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has recorded four brand new songs with the likes of JOHN LEGEND, MARY J. BLIGE and MARIAH CAREY for her much-anticipated new duets album, JEWELS IN THE CROWN. The new tune...

Franklin Cancels U.s. Gig

Soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled her homecoming concert in Michigan citing heat exhaustion. The Respect hitmaker was scheduled to play in Detroit on Sunday evening (12Aug07), but was forced to call off the concert...

Stars Unite For Luther King Jr Memorial Benefit Gig

STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CARLOS SANTANA and BEN AFFLECK are joining forces at a benefit concert to raise funds for a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. The Radio City Music Hall gig...

Franklin Chooses Celebrity Diet To Lose Weight

Soul great ARETHA FRANKLIN is on a crash diet in a bid to lose weight before her wedding next month (Jun07). The Respect singer has signed up to America's Jenny Craig Diet and is limiting...

Franklin Plans Kids Cookery Camp

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is dreaming up a new ranch project where struggling inner-city kids can learn all about cooking. The singer, who is collating her favourite recipes for a new cookbook venture, wants to...

Franklin To Marry For Third Time?

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is reportedly set to wed for the third time - to longterm boyfriend Willie Wilkerson Jr. The Respect star, 65, has been spotted attending wedding dress fittings in New York, with...

Franklin Named 2008 Musicares Person Of The Year

Legendary singer ARETHA FRANKLIN will be honoured as the 2008 MusiCares Person Of The Year next February (08). The soul star will collect the award at a Los Angeles gala on 8 February, two days...

Bailey Rae Misses Out On Franklin Musical

British singer CORINNE BAILEY RAE almost landed the lead role in ARETHA FRANKLIN's upcoming biographical musical, but her screen test failed to impress the icon. The soul superstar originally wanted Bailey Rae to play her...

Franklin To Pick Stars For Her Own Musical

Soul superstar ARETHA FRANKLIN will be picking the stars for an upcoming musical based on her life after signing on to sit through auditions. The singer will join producers at the try-outs for the show...

Franklin To Pick Stars For Her Own Musical

Soul superstar ARETHA FRANKLIN will be picking the stars for an upcoming musical based on her life after signing on to sit through auditions. The singer will join producers at the try-outs for the show...

Doors Album Photographer Brodsky Dead At 67

Iconic rock photographer JOEL BRODSKY has died at his home in Connecticut. The lensman, who famously captured the likes of ARETHA FRANKLIN, JIM MORRISON and ISAAC HAYES for classic album covers, suffered a heart attack...

Hudson To Play Franklin In Film Biopic?

Music legend ARETHA FRANKLIN wants Academy Award winner JENNIFER HUDSON to play her in an upcoming film based on her life. The Queen of Soul appeared backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

Lynn To Be Honoured By Music College

Country music star LORETTA LYNN is to be honoured by Berklee College of Music in Boston. The 72-year-old singer will be awarded an honorary doctorate for her contribution to contemporary music at a ceremony at...

Richards And Vedder To Induct Hall Of Fame Honorees

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS and PEARL JAM singer EDDIE VEDDER will help induct honorees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 12 March (07). Richards will induct the RONETTES, one week before...

Driver, Dayne + Dawson Hit The High Notes At Independent Spirit Awards

MINNIE DRIVER, TAYLOR DAYNE and ROSARIO DAWSON were among the stars who gave the Independent Spirit Awards a few musical highlights when they performed quirky songs dedicated to the ceremony's five Best Feature nominees. Driver...

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