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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...

Oprah Winfrey Stunned By Aretha Franklin Tribute

Oprah Winfrey, the American talk show host and 'Queen' of daytime television, looked stunned as soul legend Aretha Franklin delivered a touching tribute to her in Chicago last night (17th May 2011). Oprah Winfrey was...

Embarrassing Accident Sparked Aretha Franklin's Weight Loss

Singer Aretha Franklin embarked on her weight loss mission after breaking an exercise machine.The Respect hitmaker, who previously revealed she was motivated to lose weight because she was "too fat for words," has now admitted...

Aretha Franklin Taps Little Known Star To Play In Her Biopic

Singer Aretha Franklin wants a little-known Broadway star to portray her in an upcoming biopic, after Halle Berry passed on the role.The legendary singer has got her eye on Patina Miller, the star of Whoopi...

Aretha Franklin Plans A Cookbook

Aretha Franklin is set to sizzle like fellow stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria by releasing a new cookbook.The soul legend, who recently shed 85 pounds (38.5 kilograms) during a massive health overhaul, reveals she's...

Aretha Franklin "Broke Exercise Bike"

Aretha Franklin, the legendary American soul singer, says she broke an exercise bike after becoming "too heavy", reports Usa Today. Aretha Franklin, who struggled with weight issues for several years, says she vowed to become...

Aretha Franklin Wants Role On Broadway

Aretha Franklin is searching for the perfect Broadway role so she can fulfil one of her lifelong dreams before it's too late.The Queen of Soul has spent the past few months recovering from a mystery...

Aretha Franklin's Birthday Bash Performance

Soul legend Aretha Franklin thrilled guests at her lavish 69th birthday bash on Friday (25Mar11) by breaking into song for a brief performance with former Temptations frontman Dennis Edwards.The Queen of Soul put last year's...

Aretha Franklin Books Birthday Broadway Tickets

Aretha Franklin is planning to celebrate her 69th birthday by watching 'Driving Miss Daisy' on Broadway,Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul', turns 69-years-old today (25th March 2011) and she is planning to celebrate by attending...

Aretha Franklin Reveals Dramatic Weight Loss

Aretha Franklin has lost a staggering 85lbs in weight.Aretha Franklin, the legendary American singer who underwent an undisclosed surgical procedure last year, has shed 85lbs in weight and looked fit and healthy at Madison Square...

Aretha Franklin Plans Big Birthday Bash

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is back on her feet after a recent health crisis and ready to celebrate her 69th birthday in New York City on Friday (25Mar11).The Queen of Soul underwent surgery in December...

Aretha Franklin Getting Ready For Birthday Bash

Aretha Franklin is planning a huge star-studded bash to celebrate her 69th birthday tomorrow (25.03.11). The soul singer - who underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed complaint, rumoured to be pancreatic cancer - will...

Justin Bieber Advises Dionne Bromfield

Dionne Bromfield got career advice from Justin Bieber. The 'Yeah Right' singer met the Canadian heartthrob at her record company offices, and was surprised he knew who she was, but glad of his words of...

Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Toyboy Heartbreak

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has poured her heart out about a former toyboy lover in the lyrics of a new song.The Respect singer, who is planning a major comeback following a health scare late last...

Aretha Franklin Scoffs At Gastric Bypass Speculation

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has laughed off reports she underwent gastric bypass surgery in December (10), insisting the rumours about her mystery operation are "crazy".The Queen of Soul has refused to divulge details about the...

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