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Aretha Franklin Enters The Gospel Hall Of Fame

Aretha Franklin will be inducted to the gospel Hall of Fame this year.The singing icon is one of six stars who will be introduced to the Hall on August 14, joining musical legends like Elvis...

Aretha Franklin 'Sets Sights On Audra Mcdonald For Biopic'

Aretha Franklin's biopic is back in business after movies bosses decided Broadway star Audra Mcdonald is the perfect choice to the play the Queen of Soul, according to U.S. reports.The Respect hitmaker revealed in January...

Neil Sedaka Recruits Alicia Keys, Franklin And Warwick For Davis Tribute

Veteran crooner Neil Sedaka recruited Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick to sing a special song for Clive Davis at the music mogul's 80th birthday party this week (beg02Apr12).The Sony Music boss reached the...

American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Wows With Whitney Tribute

American Idol went retro last night, with a look back at the 1980s. And on the day that Whitney Houston's final coroner's report was released, Jessica Sanchez paid tribute to the late singer with a...

Aretha Franklin Reveals New Clive Davis Album At 70th Birthday Bash

Aretha Franklin was in fine spirits as she celebrated her 70th birthday among family and friends, and chose the occasion to announce that she'd be recording once again with old pal Clive Davis on her...

Aretha Franklin's Biopic Plans 'In Limbo'

Plans for a biopic about Aretha Franklin have been put on hold until the soul icon can clear her schedule to fully concentrate on the project.The Respect hitmaker revealed in January (12) that actors Kerry...

Aretha Franklin To Return With New Album

Aretha Franklin is working on a new album. The 'Respect' hitmaker - who is often referred to as the Queen of Soul after recording a string of top 40 hits throughout her career - was...

Aretha Franklin Announces New Album At 70th Birthday Party

Aretha Franklin has announced that she plans to record a new album. The Queen of Soul was speaking at her 70th birthday party in New York when she revealed the plans. A number of stars...

Aretha Franklin Reuniting With Clive Davis For New Album

Soul icon Aretha Franklin is celebrating her 70th birthday by reuniting with legendary producer Clive Davis for her next album.The Respect hitmaker, who reached the milestone on Sunday (25Mar12), reveals she is planning on heading...

Aretha Franklin Celebrates 70th Birthday, Reveals New Album

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 70th birthday by revealing that she has a new album planned. Aretha Franklin will be teaming up with Clive Davis again for her new music.According to Associated Press, Franklin stated: 'I...

Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin!

Give a little Respect to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin on Sunday (25Mar12) - the veteran songstress turns 70.Starting out as a jazz singer in the early 1960s, Franklin found fame in the latter half...

Katy Perry And Rihanna Waiting For Greatness

Katy Perry's collaboration with Rihanna is taking so long because ''you have to wait for greatness.''The 'Part of Me' singer has planned to record a song with her friend for a long time, but it...

Whitney Houston Owned Ginger Rogers' Dancing Shoes

Whitney Houston's estate contains a pair of Ginger Rogers' dancing shoes personally signed by the screen icon.The late singer was a huge fan of classic Hollywood movies and like her godmother Aretha Franklin - who...

National Enquirer's Whitney Houston Photo Sparks Outrage

The National Enquirer has sparked outrage by publishing a picture of a body in an open coffin, alleged to be that of Whitney Houston. The Guardian has reported on the matter today (February 22, 2012)...

Aretha Franklin Slams Media For Whitney Houston Funeral Rumours

Aretha Franklin has lashed out at the media outlets which suggested that she had been 'uninvited' to Whitney Houston's funeral last weekend. Yesterday (February 22, 2012), Aretha released a statement - published on The LA...

Franklin Dismisses Cissy Houston Rift Rumours

Aretha Franklin has spoken out to silence rumours a rift with Whitney Houston's mother was to blame for her absence from the tragic star's funeral over the weekend (18-19Feb12).The veteran singer was due to sing...

Why Did Aretha Franklin Pass On Whitney Houston Funeral?

Amidst the furore and media reports surrounding Bobby Brown storming out of the Whitney Houston funeral on Saturday (February 18, 2012), Aretha Franklin's no-show seems to have been glossed over. Prior to the memorial service,...

Alicia Keys Steps In For Aretha Franklin To Provide Touching Tribute At Whitney Funeral

Alicia Keys stepped in for the deceased star's Godmother Aretha Franklin to pay tribute to Whitney Houston with some words and a rendition of 'Send Me An Angel' at the star-studded funeral in Newark, New...

Alicia Keys: A Fitting Replacement For Aretha At Whitney Funeral

Alicia Keys stepped up with aplomb to replace the ill Aretha Franklin and pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston in both song and word at the weekend, as a star-studded funeral was held in...

Aretha Franklin Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston At New York Show

Aretha Franklin paused her gig in New York on Saturday night (18Feb12) to remember her late friend Whitney Houston, hours after pulling out of a performance at the star's funeral.The veteran singer was due to...

Aretha Franklin Pulls Out Of Whitney Houston Memorial Service

Aretha Franklin has been forced to pull out of performing at Whitney Houston's funeral in New Jersey due to health issues.Longtime family friend Franklin was due to pay her last respects to the late superstar...

Aretha Franklin Says Whitney Houston Was 'One Of Our Greatest Singers'

Aretha Franklin has paid a musical tribute to WHITNEY HOSUTON, calling her 'one of the finest and greatest singers that ever stood behind a microphone'. Queen of soul Aretha Franklin performed a collection of Houston's...

Whitney Houston Funeral To Be Streamed; Fans And Stars Mourn Her Death

Whitney Houston's funeral will be held today (18 Feb 2012) in her home town of Newark, New Jersey. Fans and stars are expected to pay tribute to Whitney Houston who was found unconscious in a...

Family Visit Whitney Houston's Body

Whitney Houston's close family and friends visited her body last night (17.02.12). Her mother Cissy Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina - who was rushed to hospital the day after she died suffering with stress and...

Whitney Houston Funeral: Who Is Invited?

Police in Newark, New Jersey, are bracing themselves for the funeral of Whitney Houston, where thousands of well-wishers are expected to descend on the New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday (February 18, 2012) despite being...

Ray J 'Cannot Express' Whitney Grief

Whitney Houston's boyfriend Ray J says her smile will live in his heart "forever". The rapper had an on-off relationship with the 'Million Dollar Bill' singer - who died aged 48 last weekend - but...

Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys To Sing At Whitney Houston Funeral?

Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin are expected to make musical contributions at the funeral of Whitney Houston, to be held in New Jersey on Saturday (February 18, 2012), according to Bbc...

Whitney Houston Funeral Guests Announced: Kevin Costner, Oprah , Stevie

Whitney Houston 's funeral on Saturday (February 18, 2012) is expected to be a musical tribute to the late singer and some of Houston's celebrity friends, such as Kevin Costner and Oprah Winfrey are expected...

Kevin Costner To Lead Whitney Tributes At Funeral

Kevin Costner is set to lead the tributes at Whitney Houston's funeral.The 57-year-old actor - who starred alongside the late singer in 1992 movie 'The Bodyguard' - will address mourners at her memorial service at...

Kevin Costner Added To Speakers At Whitney Houston Funeral

Hollywood actor Kevin Costner will speak at the star-studded funeral of Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday (February 18, 2012), according to People magazine. As Whitney Houston's first ever leading man - in...

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