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Franklin Learned To Shut-up And Save Her Voice

Singing legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has found a cure for the laryngitis that hampered her career for years - she has to stop talking. The 20-time Grammy winner, 66, frequently found herself suffering from throat and...

Franklin Avoids Air Conditioning At All Costs

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has joined MADONNA and ALANIS MORISSETTE in forcing fans to break a sweat at her concerts - because of her gripping fear of air conditioning. The Respect singer left a legion...

Franklin Gets Festive

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest star to record an album of Christmas hits - because she's sick of dancing to other people's songs over the holidays. The Respect singer has been put...

Franklin Pays Tribute To Hayes

ARETHA FRANKLIN has become the latest star to come forward with a tribute to ISAAC HAYES, who died on Sunday (10Aug08). In a statement, the soul legend insists the Walk On By hitmaker was much...

Franklin Close To Finishing Autobiography

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is busy documenting her long career in the spotlight for a new tell-all memoir. The book will reveal all about the 66-year-old's rise to fame as a gospel singer; her career...

Peta Boss Offers To Pay Off Franklin's Tax Bill

Animal rights activists People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) have offered to pay soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN's $19,000 (GBP9,500) tax bill if she agrees to stop wearing fur. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has...

Franklin Facing Foreclosure Threat On Michigan Home

Legendary soul star ARETHA FRANKLIN is in danger of losing her Detroit, Michigan home to debt collectors after an attorney's error left her owing more than $19,000 (GBP9,500) in tax for the property. The R.E.S.P.E.C.T....

Aretha Franklin Is Voted Worst Dressed Celebrity

Queen of soul ARETHA FRANKLIN has topped a poll of the worst-dressed celebrities due to her fondness for fur.The lists compilers, animal rights charity PETA, said that the RESPECT songstress had been propelled into the...

By on 21 February 2008

Franklin Is Fur Foe For Peta

ARETHA FRANKLIN has topped a new list of fur felons. People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) has named the Queen Of Soul the Worst Dressed Celebrity because she refuses to stop wearing fur....

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...

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