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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...

Amelia Lily Fears 'X Factor UK' May Affect Her Health

Amelia Lily has found herself thrust back into the 'X Factor UK' reckoning after replacing Frankie Cocozza - who was ejected from the show following what was believed to be a cocaine binge - but...

Aretha Franklin's Surprise Performance At Hall Of Fame Tribute

Aretha Franklin thrilled fans by putting on a surprise performance during a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday (05Nov11).The legendary singer was the focus of a week-long tribute by...

Aretha Franklin Sings At Gay Wedding

Aretha Franklin came out to sing at the wedding of a high-profile gay couple in New York on Sunday night (23Oct11), four months after the state legalised same-sex marriages.The music veteran was the star guest...

Tony Bennett Thrills New York With Birthday Gig

Veteran superstar Tony Bennett celebrated his 85th birthday by playing a star-studded gig in New York City on Sunday night (18Sep11) with Sir Elton John and Aretha Franklin.The singer reached the milestone age last month...

Aretha Franklin Recruits New Pianist At Jazz Competition

Soul singer Aretha Franklin has recruited a new pianist to join her touring ensemble after he impressed her at an international music competition on Sunday (11Sep11).The Respect hitmaker made a surprise appearance at the Thelonious...

Whitney Houston To Return To The Silver Screen

Whitney Houston is set the make her first appearance on the silver screen since 1996 according to hollywoodreporter.com.The 48-year-old singer will star opposite fellow singer Jordin Sparks and actor Mike Epps in a remake of...

Superheavy 'Easier' Than The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger finds being in SuperHeavy "a lot easier" than The Rolling Stones.The singer enjoyed making a record as part of the 'Miracle Worker' super group - which also features Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian...

Aretha Returns With Blockbuster Hometown Concert

Aretha Franklin wowed fans in her hometown on Thursday night (25Aug11) when she performed her first show since battling a mystery illness last year (10).The Queen of Soul was forced to cancel a string of...

Nick Ashford 'Aint No Mountain' Songwriter Dies Aged 70

Nick Ashford, the American songwriter who wrote Motown hits 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' and 'Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand', has died after a long battle with throat cancer - he was 70 years...

Aretha Franklin Still Interested In Halle Berry For Biopic

Soul legend Aretha Franklin still wants Halle Berry to consider portraying her in a biopic even though the actress has turned down the role because she can't sing.Insisting she is "moving towards closing" the deal...

Aretha Franklin To Receive Jazz Honour

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is to be feted at a concert organised by officials at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz next month (Sep11).The Queen of Soul will be the guest of honour at the...

Franklin Proud And Honoured To Pay Homage To King, Jr.

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin feels honoured to have been chosen to perform at an upcoming ceremony in memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, JR..The iconic activist will be remembered on 28 August (11)...

Aretha Franklin Sings Her Way Out Of Parking Fine

Legendary soul star Aretha Franklin used her vocal talents to sing her way out of a parking ticket on Monday (08Aug11) after spotting a New York traffic cop hovering near her car.The Queen of Soul...

Lady Gaga's Video Tribute To Tony Bennett

Lady Gaga paid tribute to Tony Bennett on his 85th birthday. The legendary 'I Left my Heart in San Francisco' singer celebrated his birthday yesterday (03.08.11) and Gaga was among the cast of stars to...

Aretha Franklin 'Extremely Disappointed' With Royalties Lawsuit

Aretha Franklin has expressed her disappointment with her longtime songwriting partner after he launched a legal battle over royalty payments.The singer is "extremely disappointed" over the lawsuit filed last month (Jul11) by Norman West, who...

Aretha Franklin's Songwriter Sues

Aretha Franklin's longtime songwriting partner has launched a legal battle over royalty payments.Norman West, who has worked with the singer since the 1980s, is suing executives at Franklin's publishing company Springtime Publishing Inc., alleging they...

Aretha Franklin Breaks Toe On Shoe

Aretha Franklin has broken her toe after tripping over a shoe.The 69-year-old singer stumbled over a Jimmy Choo spiked heel in a hotel room and after the pain had eased off, she decided not to...

Aretha Franklin Suffers Fractured Toe

Aretha Franklin has fractured her toe after stumbling over her high heels during a promotional trip.The Queen of Soul is currently touring America promoting her album A Woman Falling Out Of Love and was staying...

Halle Berry To Star In Tv Drama

Halle Berry is set to play a college professor in a new TV series.The Academy Award-winning actress has been linked to a show entitled 'Higher Learning' which was written by veteran TV movie actress Lee...

Aretha Franklin's Comeback A Big Hit

Soul legend Aretha Franklin assured fans she was back in good health after a 2010 scare by staging a 100-minute comeback concert in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday (19May11).The show was her first since she scrapped...

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