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Whitney's Mother Cissy Turns To Aretha Franklin For Funeral Performance

Whitney Houston's mother Cissy has enlisted the help of Aretha Franklin to give her daughter the best possible send-off at Saturday's funeral in Newark, New Jersey. Aretha - Whitney's godmother - will be taking to...

Whitney Funeral To Be Televised For Grieving Fans

Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday (February 18, 2012) is expected to be made available on television for public viewing, according to Cnn. The funeral will be taking place at the New Jersey church near where...

Whitney Houston's Funeral To Be Streamed Online

Whitney Houston's funeral is going to be screened on the internet.The singer's private memorial service is to take place at the New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, New Jersey - where she sang as a...

Aretha Franklin: 'Remember Whitney Houston As The True Superstar She Was'

Aretha Franklin has penned an open letter to fans of her goddaughter Whitney Houston, urging them to "remember the hits" and "forget the misses".The I Will Always Love You superstar died in Los Angeles last...

Aretha Franklin To Sing At Whitney Houston Memorial - Report

Aretha Franklin will pay tribute to her tragic goddaughter Whitney Houston by performing at her funeral, according to a new report.A memorial service for the soul superstar, who died in Los Angeles at the weekend...

Paul Mccartney Lays Wreath For Whitney Houston

Sir Paul McCartney has personally laid flowers for Whitney Houston.The Beatles legend was in Los Angeles when the 48-year-old singer was found dead at the city's Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday (11.02.12) and wanted to...

How Did Whitney Houston Die? The Rise And Fall Of A Superstar

The news of Whitney Houston's untimely death at the age of 48 has evidently shaken the music industry, as well as her millions of fans across the globe. And the feeling is an all too...

Whitney Houston Dead 2012: But How Did She Die?

Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on Saturday (February 11, 2012), aged 48. The American singer and actress was cited by the Guinness World Records as the most 'awarded' female...

Don Cornelius Death Ruled Suicide By Coroner

Don Cornelius 's death on February 1, 2012 was an act of suicide, coroners have ruled. The Soul Train creator was found at his Los Angeles home, with a gunshot wound to the head. According...

Aretha Franklin Immortalised In Wax For Black History Month

Soul superstar Aretha Franklin is to be immortalised as a waxwork to mark the start of Black History Month in the U.S.The Respect hitmaker's wax double will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in New...

Aretha Franklin Mourning 'Downright Shocking' Death Of Don Cornelius

Aretha Franklin has been left shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of beloved U.S. TV personality Don Cornelius, who was found dead on Wednesday (01Feb12).Cornelius, who reportedly shot himself at his home in Sherman...

Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Found Dead, Believed To Be Suicide

Don Cornelius, who was truly one of the pioneers of music television, has been found dead in his home in California this morning, February 1st, with entertainment website TMZ claiming that the creator of the...

Aretha Franklin Cancels Wedding To Willie Wilkerson

Aretha Franklin 's love life has taken yet another twist, with the soul legend making a U-turn on what was set to be a fairytale story ending in her marrying long-term friend William 'Willie' Wilkerson....

Aretha Franklin Pulls Plug On Lavish Wedding

Aretha Franklin has cancelled her upcoming nuptials to Willie Wilkerson and called off the couple's engagement, according to Fox News. The Queen of Soul will no longer be slipping into the wedding gown in 2012...

Aretha Franklin Calls Off Engagement

Singer Aretha Franklin has called off her engagement to William Wilkerson - just three weeks after announcing her intention to wed her longtime friend later this year (12).The Respect hitmaker licked off the New Year...

Aretha Franklin Calls Of Marriage

Aretha Franklin has called off her wedding.The 'Respect' singer has announced her planned summer nuptials to William 'Willie' Wilkerson are no longer going ahead because things had started to move a "little too fast" in...

Aretha Franklin Reveals Cast 'Wish List' For Biopic

Aretha Franklin has revealed her "wish list" of actors for a biopic about her life - she wants Nia Long, Kerry Washington and Blair Underwood to sign up for roles.The Queen of Soul has previously...

Aretha Franklin Joins Essence Music Festival Bill

Newly-engaged soul queen Aretha Franklin is to make her third appearance at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana this summer (Jul12).The singer will be honoured with the event's Power Award before she takes...

Aretha Franklin Reveals Tumour Scare

R&B legend Aretha Franklin has opened up about her mystery health crisis of 2010, revealing a tumour landed her in hospital.The Respect singer has refused to divulge details of the illness that forced her to...

Franklin To Accept Late Father's Award

Aretha Franklin has honoured her late father by jetting to Georgia to accept a prestigious award on his behalf.The soul star flew to Atlanta for the 20th Annual Trumpet Awards Race Relations Symposium on Wednesday...

Aretha Franklin Snubs Wedding Planner

Aretha Franklin has no plans to hire a wedding planner ahead of her summer (12) nuptials, insisting there's "no way in the world" she would hand over control of her big day to a stranger.The...

Aretha Franklin Wants Wang Wedding Dress

Aretha Franklin wants Vera Wang to design her wedding dress.The iconic singer - who announced she would be wedding her long-term friend William Wilkerson earlier this month - has a number of designers in mind...

Newly-engaged Franklin To Headline Bet Honors Concert

Aretha Franklin will make her first public appearance since announcing her engagement when she performs at the Bet Honors show in Washington, D.C. next week (14Jan12).The Queen of Soul will join Patti LaBelle and Common...

Aretha Franklin Considers Vera Wang To Design Wedding Gown

Aretha Franklin will choose between three heavyweights of the fashion world to design her all-important wedding dress for her planned nuptials later this year. The Queen of Soul, 69, announced her engagement to long-time close...

Aretha Franklin, 69, Confirms Engagement, Denies Pregnancy

Aretha Franklin has become engaged to long time friend William 'Willie' Wilkerson, The Queen Of Soul having found love later in her life aged 69, and in a short statement the veteran star revealed that...

Aretha Franklin, 69, To Marry For The Third Time

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has announced that she has become engaged to her long-term partner William 'Willie' Wilkerson. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the singer said that they are considering...

Aretha Franklin Gets Engaged

Aretha Franklin has got engaged.The 69-year-old singer and her long-time companion William 'Willie' Wilkerson are to marry in the summer and are considering tying the knot on a yacht in Miami Beach, Florida.She said in...

Aretha Franklin To Marry Longtime Pal This Summer

Aretha Franklin is to wed longtime friend William Wilkerson this summer (12).The Respect hitmaker released a statement to the Associated Press on Monday (02Jan12) announcing the news, revealing the couple is planning to exchange vows...

Aretha Franklin Throws Lavish Christmas Party In Detroit

Aretha Franklin marked the holiday season by throwing a lavish Christmas party in her hometown for her family and friends.The veteran singer had much to celebrate after overcoming a mystery illness in 2010 to return...

Nadine Coyle Makes Comeback As Songwriter

Singer Nadine Coyle is bouncing back from her flop solo album by writing songs for superstars Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin.The Girls Aloud star's first solo single, Insatiable, failed to make an impact in the...

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