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Aretha In Hospital After Allergic Reaction

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has been hospitalised due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics, according to her doctor. The star, who turns 62 tomorrow (25MAR04), has been in a Detroit, Michigan, hospital since Saturday...

Aretha Franklin Hospitalized

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is being treated in hospital in America, suffering from a mystery illness. The singer, who lives in Detroit, Michigan has been in hospital since Saturday (21MAR04) - but her publicist...

No Nfl Pre-season Show Thanks To Janet

American football bosses have called off this year's (04) big kick-off concert - because they don't want a repeat of JANET JACKSON's controversial half-time SUPER BOWL performance. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE...

Aretha Franklin Gives Up On Romance

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has given up on the possibility of finding her ideal man, after breaking up with her latest boyfriend. The 61-year-old RESPECT singer admits she's now "disenchanted" when it comes to...

Aretha Looks For Acting Role

Singer ARETHA FRANKLIN is in talks to take on another movie role, as she tries to match her success in celebrated 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS. Franklin, 61, has appeared in several films playing...

Norah Owes Her Success To 9/11 Tragedy

NORAH JONES and JOSH GROBAN owe their success to the world's need to return to a golden era after 9/11, according to legendary producer ARIF MARDIN. The 71-year-old producer, who helped turn Jones' COME...

Mardin Delighted With Latifah Project

Legendary music producer ARIF MARDIN happily took control of QUEEN LATIFAH's new standards album after watching her perform SARAH VAUGHAN classic LUSH LIFE in a little known 1998 movie. Mardin, 71, who has worked...

U2'S One Best Ever Song

U2's rock classic ONE has been named the greatest song ever recorded in a new poll. Even though the song had only a brief spell in the charts, the writers and musicians who compiled...

Aretha Nearing Settlement With Tabloid?

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has arranged a meeting with American tabloid the STAR to discuss settlement of her lawsuit against them. Last year (02), the RESPECT singer filed a lawsuit in New Mexico against...

Blu's Joy At Aretha Praise

R+B star BLU CANTRELL received her highest praise ever when she penned a track for her all-time idol, soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN. The BREATHE singer was personally asked to write a track for...

Aretha's Tribute Demands

ARETHA FRANKLIN ensured she knew everything which took place before her recent BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) tribute - by ordering organisers not to spring any surprises. The soul legend wanted to know exactly who...

Aretha Plans To Return To School

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is considering enrolling at New York talent school Julliard so she can learn to read music. The singer has won 15 GRAMMY awards through her career, but she still regrets...

Aretha's Son Cleared

ARETHA FRANKLIN's son EDWARD has been cleared of any involvement in the fire that torched his mother's Michigan home last year (02). Edward Franklin was spotted leaving the scene as firefighters arrived but evidence...

Aretha Franklin Fined

Officials in Michigan have fined soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN for failing to remove a tennis court at the site of her Detroit-area home, which burned down. The $225 (GBP140) fine, issued yesterday (24SEP03), is...

Mccartney Leads Legends Nominations

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has garnered four nominations in a new set of awards honouring legends of popular music. The former BEATLE is up for Legendary Male, Performance of the Year for his BACK IN...

Aretha To Visit Sick Luther

LUTHER VANDROSS is set for a treat as he continues his recovery from a stroke and subsequent coma - a visit from Queen of Soul ARETHA FRANKLIN. The R.E.S.P.E.C.T singer is planning a trip...

Britney Postpones Rehearsals

Rain storms in Washington DC forced BRITNEY SPEARS to postpone rehearsals for last night's (04SEP03) NFL season-opener concert. The singer told organisers she was worried that dancers, her crew or even herself would be...

Franklin Recruits Mary J Blige

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has joined forces with acclaimed singer MARY J BLIGE to record two songs for the RESPECT star's new album. The new longplayer - DAMN HAPPY - will be Franklin's first...

Blige: 'Female Stars Discriminated Against Because Of Weight'

Soul star MARY J BLIGE has slammed the music industry for edging out talented singers just because they're overweight. The NO MORE DRAMA singer believes female artists who have fuller figures, such as ANGIE...

Aretha Franklin To Get Bet Honour

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN will receive special honours from America's BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) this autumn (03) at the network's ninth annual BET WALK OF FAME concert. Franklin joins previous BET Walk honorees, including...

Aretha Joins Spears And Blige For Nfl Show

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has been added to the line-up for the 4 September (03) show which will kick off the 2003 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) season. BRITNEY SPEARS and MARY J BLIGE will...

Aretha Franklin's Son Struggles To Go It Alone

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN's son TEDDY RICHARDS is desperately trying to break out from his mother's shadow after suffering a bunch of humiliating concert experiences. The singer-songwriter, who once played guitar in Franklin's backing...

Aretha's Son Suspected Of Arson

LATEST: The 45-year-old son of soul superstar ARETHA FRANKLIN is the prime suspect for the arson attack that destroyed her home. Aretha, 61, was devastated by the fire, which gutted her mansion near Detroit,...

State May Aid Aretha Arson Probe

The blaze that destroyed ARETHA FRANKLIN's home is still perplexing authorities - they've called on the state Attorney General's office for help. A meeting of police, fire officials and the OAKLAND COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE,...

Franklin Leads Candlelight Vigil For Vandross

ARETHA FRANKLIN led fans and fellow stars in a candlelight vigil for ailing soul legend LUTHER VANDROSS on Monday (19MAY03). Franklin, a friend of Vandross, organised the event at the LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH...

Aretha Prays For Luther

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is to stage a candlelit vigil for pal LUTHER VANDROSS, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke on 16 April (03). Vandross started his career as a...

Vandross' Mother Confident Of Son's Recovery

LUTHER VANDROSS' remains confident her singer son will recover from a stroke which has left him unconscious and in critical condition for close to a month. The singer, 52, suffered a stroke on 16...

Franklin Told To Clean Up Mess From Fire

Legendary soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has ten days to clean up her fire damaged home - after an investigation into the cause of a blaze at her California mansion failed to bring any charges....

Lisa Stansfield Returns As Diva Judge

Forgotten British pop star LISA STANSFIELD is to be reborn in America as the judge of a new VH1 reality show to find America's number one diva. The singer will join DESTINY'S CHILD star...

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