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Aretha Franklin To Receive Icon Prize At Billboard Awards

Aretha Franklin will be honoured with the Icon Award at this year's (14) Billboard Women in Music Awards.The soul legend will be the very first recipient of the prize, which recognises a female artist whose...

Aretha Franklin Slams Author's New Biography

Singer Aretha Franklin has slammed author David Ritz's new book about her, insisting the unauthorised biography is "full of lies".Ritz recently released Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, but the Queen of Soul is unhappy...

Aretha Franklin Exploring Legal Options Over Unauthorised Biography

Aretha Franklin is threatening to take legal action against the author of a new unauthorised biography over allegations of defamation.The music legend previously worked with David Ritz on her 1999 memoir From These Roots, but...

Aretha Franklin To Sue Over Book

Aretha Franklin is planning to sue the writer of a new unauthorised biography.The 72-year-old singer is furious with David Ritz - who ghostwrote her 1999 autobiography 'From These Roots' - over his new tell-all tome...

Aretha Franklin Becomes First Woman To Join R&b Chart's 100 Club

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has become the first woman to score 100 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart since 1958 thanks to her cover of Adele's Rolling In The Deep.The song debuts at number...

Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

Known as one of music’s great divas herself, Aretha Franklin’s newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva as the Queen of Soul tackles some of music’s biggest tunes, starting with a version...

Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has publically scolded an employee at Johnny Rockets, a Canadian fast food franchise, for being disrespectful. The accused waitress reportedly "screamed" at Franklin for attempting to eat her takeout inside the...

Aretha Franklin Storms Out Of Fast Food Joint

Music icon Aretha Franklin stormed out of a fast food restaurant in Ontario, Canada last week (22Jul14) after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.The Queen of Soul stopped by the Johnny Rockets eatery in...

R-e-s-p-e-c-t Was Not Served To Aretha Franklin In Ontario Fast Food Joint

Who could even have the nerve to treat Aretha Franklin without R-E-S-P-E-C-T? A Johnny Rockets server in Niagara Falls, Ontario, apparently. After an apology for the shameless use of that reference, here’s the rundown of...

Aretha Franklin 'Screamed At By Fast-food Employee'

A fast food worker ''screamed'' at Aretha Franklin in Canada this week.The legendary singer came under fire when she tried to eat her to-go meal in a Johnny Rockets restaurant in Ontario on Tuesday (22.07.14),...

Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Beyonce's 'Single...

Babyface Inspired By Streisand And Franklin To Prepare First New Solo Album In A Decade

R&B legend Babyface has been "inspired" by his production work with Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin to step back into the studio for his first solo album of new material since 2005.The When Can I...

Iggy Azalea Has Girl Crush On Scarlett Johansson

Iggy Azalea has a girl crush on Scarlett Johansson.The 'Fancy' singer admits she has an obsession with the Hollywood screen siren and watches her movies back-to-back so she can admire her stunning looks. Speaking to...

Iggy Azalea Has Crush On Scarlett Johansson

Iggy Azalea says Scarlett Johansson is her ultimate girl crush.The 'Fancy' singer is fascinated by the Hollywood screen siren and watches her movies on a loop just so she can admire her beauty. Speaking to...

Aretha Franklin In Talks For Tv Biopic

Singer Aretha Franklin is in negotiations to bring her life story to the small screen.Producers at America's Lifetime network are currently working on several biopics including films about Whitney Houston and Aaliyah, which is now...

Bobby Womack Has Died

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has died.The 70-year-old star, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and enjoyed a career spanning seven decades, passed away in his sleep on...

Aretha Franklin Tackling Diva Hits On New Covers Album

Soul queen Aretha Franklin is tackling hits by Adele, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer on a new album of diva covers.The Respect legend has teamed up with label boss Clive Davis for the as-yet-untitled project,...

Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Doctorate From Harvard University

Singer Aretha Franklin has received an honorary doctorate degree from Harvard University.The Respect hitmaker was feted with a Doctor of Arts degree alongside former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former New York Mayor Michael...

Aretha Franklin Suing Parody Website Bosses Over Feud Story

Aretha Franklin is suing the bosses of an online parody website after they joked about a feud between her and Patti Labelle.Editors at TheNewsNerd.com published the fake story on 11 April (14), prompting the Queen...

Aretha Franklin Dismisses Reports Of Patti Labelle Fight

Soul icon Aretha Franklin has laughed off rumours her pal Patti Labelle was recently arrested following a fight between the pair after fans fell for a spoof news article posted online.The fake story was posted...

Aretha Franklin Celebrates Birthday With Star-studded Party

Soul singer Aretha Franklin celebrated her 72nd birthday with a star-studded party in New York over the weekend (22-23Mar14).The Respect hitmaker started her Saturday (22Mar14) by taking in Denzel Washington's Broadway play A Raisin in...

Aretha Franklin Celebrates 72nd Birthday With Star-studded Bash

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 72nd birthday with Denzel Washington.The soul legend threw a private party in New York City on Saturday night (22.03.14) ahead of her birthday this coming Tuesday, and was joined by some...

Aretha Franklin And Patti Labelle To Headline White House Concert

Singing legends Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle are among the headliners for the upcoming Women of Soul concert hosted by America's First Lady Michelle Obama.Some of music's biggest names are heading to the White House...

Jennifer Hudson Feels Confident

Jennifer Hudson has learnt to embrace her figure.The 'Feeling Good' hitmaker, who lost 80 pounds after first signing up as a Weight Watchers spokesperson a few years ago, admits she no longer feels self-conscious on...

Renee Fleming Announced For Super Bowl 2014: A Look Back On Some Of The Great Anthem Singers Through The Years

Opera soprano Renee Fleming has been announced to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2. Fleming’s appointment is a pretty big deal,...

Aretha Franklin Lands Bet Honour

Soul legend Aretha Franklin and Motown Records mogul Berry Gordy are set to be saluted for their career achievements at the 2014 BET Honors.Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube will also be among the honourees at the upcoming...

Aretha Franklin Working On Christmas

Singer Aretha Franklin is skipping the holiday festivities to finish her new album.The Respect hitmaker is set to release her latest record next year (14), and has decided to work through Christmas in order to...

Bono Pens Essay Tribute To Nelson Mandela

U2 frontman Bono has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela by writing an essay on the late anti-apartheid revolutionary. The 53-year-old singer, who along with his bandmates contributed the song 'Ordinary Love' to the biopic 'Mandela:...

Aretha Franklin Makes Performance Comeback At Glitzy Gala

Soul queen Aretha Franklin returned to the stage to perform in New York on Tuesday night (22Oct13) after months of ill health.The 71 year old has been battling health problems since 2010, when she underwent...

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