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Stars Have Their Say On Beyonce Miming The National Anthem...

...Or not miming the national anthem, as we can't quite figure out whom to believe. Either way, Beyonce's fellow celebs have weighed in on the controversy, but first, some context: The U.S. Marine Band said...

Beyonce Lip Sync Has Aretha Franklin "Cracking Up" With Laughter

Beyonce's lip sync throughout the Star Spangled Banner at President Obama's inauguration ceremony had one soul legend in tears, though not tears of joy. Frankly, we're not quite sure why Aretha Franklin was having a...

Grammys Week Tribute For Bruce Springsteen Features Neil Young, Mumford And Sons

All eyes will be on Bruce Springsteen during Grammy’s week, as the New Jersey rocker will be the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year award. To celebrate the honour, a Bruce Springsteen tribute...

Aretha Franklin To Record New Album

Aretha Franklin is recording a new album.The soul legend is working on an LP with songwriter-and-producer Babyface - who has previously worked with Madonna, Beyonce, Diana Ross, the late Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Bobby...

Aretha Franklin's White House Wardrobe Malfunction

Aretha Franklin had a wardrobe malfunction at the White House on Saturday night (01.12.12). The 'Respect' hitmaker managed to remain cool, calm and collected after the upper half of her pink dress, complete with an...

Aretha Franklin Postpones East Coast Concerts

Soul star Aretha Franklin has called off her upcoming concerts on the East Coast of America to give her fans more time to recover in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.The music legend was due to...

Aretha Franklin Investigating Halle Berry Family Connection

Soul star Aretha Franklin is investigating claims she is related to actress Halle Berry.The Respect hitmaker has revealed a family member told her that her grandmother was Berry's grandmother's cousin. Franklin's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn,...

Taylor Hackford Confirmed For Aretha Franklin Biopic

Ray director Taylor Hackford has signed on to turn soul legend Aretha Franklin's life story into a big screen biopic.The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. singer has confirmed Helen Mirren's husband will tackle her much-anticipated story - and she...

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"It's been a long time since an artist like Adele has come along. Carole King is the last person who wrote the kind of lyrics women could immediately relate to. I love to hear a...

Stars Come Out To Pay Tribute To Marvin Hamlisch

The stars came out to pay tribute to the late American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch who passed away last month aged 68, with Barbara Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Liza Minelli appearing at a memorial...

Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli & Aretha Franklin To Perform At Hamlisch Memorial

Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Aretha Franklin are to perform at an upcoming memorial for beloved Broadway composer Marvin Hamlisch.Violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Lang Lang, singer Michael Feinstein and trumpeter Chris Botti will also take...

Nia Long Appeals To Aretha Franklin For Lead Role In Biopic

Actress Nia Long has made a last-ditch attempt to convince Aretha Franklin to cast her as the Queen of Soul in her long-awaited biopic.The Respect icon revealed her "wish list" of actresses to portray her...

Joe South Dies Of Heart Attack In Atlanta, Aged 72

Joe South dies at the age of 72. A creative and commercial zenith in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Joe South was known for great hits Games People Play and Walk A Mile In...

Hal David Tributes Led By Motown Legend Dionne Warwick

After Hal David songs lit up soul star Dionne Warwick's glittering career, it was no surprise that the Motown veteran was leading the tributes to the recently deceased songwriter who, along with creative partner Burt...

Randy Jackson Leaving Judges Table At American Idol

Randy Jackson is facing a change of role on American Idol, reports Tmz. Jackson may stay on as a mentor, though.A deal for Nicki Minaj to replace Jackson as a judge on American Idol is...

Alanis Morissette: "I'll Write Songs Until Im Dead"

Alanis Morissette will continue to write songs until she lays on her deathbed, reports The List. The singer has also described her depression when not writing new material. "I'll be writing records until I'm dead,...

Alanis Morissette: I'll Write Songs Until I'm Dead

Alanis Morissette has vowed to write songs until she's ''dead''.The 38-year-old singer - who recently released her eighth studio album 'Havoc and Bright Lights' - admits she gets ''really depressed'' when she is not penning...

Aretha Franklin Inducted Into Gospel Music Hall Of Fame

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.The music icon was unable to attend the Gospel Music Association ceremony in Hendersonville, Tennessee on Tuesday (14Aug12), but she accepted the...

Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now...

Aretha Franklin Blasts American Idol Criticism

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has fired off a terse email to two U.S. talk show hosts after they questioned the star's suitability as a judge on American Idol.The Queen of Soul has been vocal about...

Who Will Replace Jennifer Lopez On 'American Idol'?

Following the recent departure of superstar Jennifer Lopez as a judge on 'American Idol', not to mention Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, there is much speculation about who might replace them on the panel and whether...

Jennifer Lopez Tips Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger, For American Idol

Jennifer Lopez only said goodbye to American Idol a couple of days ago, but the superstar singer is already having a say on who should replace her. Though the likes of Fergie, Miley Cyrus and...

Aretha Says She Wants To Judge American Idol

Aretha Franklin has tossed her name into the ring as a candidate to replace the departing Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on American Idol . The legendary singer -- she was the first woman to...

Could Aretha Franklin Be The Next American Idol Judge?

Could Aretha Franklin really be the next American Idol judge? According to Cnn the Queen of Soul sent them an email that suggested she'd be keen on filling the seat vacated by Jennifer Lopez. Both...

Aretha Franklin Wants To Judge American Idol

Aretha Franklin wants to be a judge on 'American Idol'.The 70-year-old singing legend is ''interested'' in one of the vacant seats on the panel after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler confirmed they would not be...

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"Yes, I am interested as a judge!" Aretha Franklin adds her name to the mix as a possible replacement for Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on the American Idol judging panel.

Aretha Franklin Lacks 'Respect' At Essence Festival 2012

Aretha Franklin performed the closing set at the 2012 Essence Festival. Her "typically unpredictable" set was one of ups and down, punctuated with the weird and the wonderful. She had previously performed at the festival...

No 'Respect' For Aretha Franklin At 'Essence Music Festival'

The Essence Music Festival 2012 made a soulful finale in New Orleans on Sunday (July 8th 2012) during the three day event. Preceding music royalty the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Queen of Funk...

Aretha Franklin Honoured At Essence Music Festival

Soul star Aretha Franklin was honoured for her lengthy career at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday (08Jul12).The Think singer took to the stage during the R&B and soul event to...

Bruce Springsteen Named Person Of The Year

Bruce Springsteen has been named MusiCares' Person of the Year 2013.The 'Born to Run' singer will be honoured for his musical genius and his charity work by the MusiCares Foundation - a non-profit organisation established...

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