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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...

Aretha Franklin Still In Touch With Ex-husband Glynn Turman

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin cherishes the close relationship she's maintained with her ex-husband Glynn Turman, praising the actor as a "beautiful man".The Respect star wed Turman, her second husband, in 1978, but the marriage didn't...

Aretha Franklin Lost 85 Pounds After Health Crisis

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin was so disgusted with her weight gain she took on a strict diet in 2010 and lost 85 pounds (38.5 kilograms).The Respect hitmaker showed off a noticeably slimmer figure when she...

Aretha Franklin Thanks Teary Wendy Williams For Prompting Houston Intervention

Aretha Franklin reduced TV presenter Wendy Williams to tears during a recent interview after praising the outspoken media personality for urging the singer's goddaughter Whitney Houston to face up to her drug troubles.The Queen of...

Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Illness

Aretha Franklin knew she was seriously ill when she felt a crippling pain in her side.The 68-year-old singer - who underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed complaint - revealed the pain she felt was...

Aretha Franklin Was 'Brought To Knees' By Excruciating Pain

Aretha Franklin knew something was seriously wrong with her health after suffering a pain so bad, it almost brought her to her knees.The Queen of Soul sparked fears for her wellbeing when a mystery illness...

Christina Aguilera And Boyfriend Arrested In Hollywood

Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler have been arrested for drunkenness in West Hollywood.Christina Aguilera and new beau Matthew Rutler were both taken into custody by Los Angeles police and booked on a misdemeanour...

Franklin Grants Williams First Post-surgery Tv Interview

ARETHA FRANKLIN is set to open up about the health troubles that led to her hospitalisation in an exclusive interview with U.S. TV presenter WENDY WILLIAMS.The Queen of Soul sparked fears for her health when...

Fantasia Barrino Overlooked For Aretha Franklin Tribute

FANTASIA BARRINO says she was overlooked for the ARETHA FRANKLIN tribute at the 53rd GRAMMY AWARDS and therefore decided not to attend the ceremony. FANTASIA BARRINO, who picked up the prize for 'Best Female R&B...

Fantasia Barrino Reveals Aretha Franklin Snub

FANTASIA BARRINO says she did not attend the 53rd GRAMMY AWARDS because she was not asked to take part in a tribute performance honouring ARETHA FRANKLIN.FANTASIA BARRINO, the AMERICAN IDOL winner, says she did not...

Franklin Scraps Junk Food Diet To Slim Down

ARETHA FRANKLIN has been forced to give up her beloved junk food in a bid to get healthy following her minor surgery in December (10), and she is determined to keep her new slimmed-down figure.The...

Franklin Ate Pudding While Revelling In Grammy Tribute

ARETHA FRANKLIN fully savoured the all-female tribute performance for her at Sunday's (13Feb11) Grammy Awards, revealing she tuned in to the show while eating a banana pudding.Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Martina MCbride, Florence Welch And...

Barrino Boycotted Grammys Over Franklin Snub

Singer FANTASIA BARRINO boycotted the Grammy Awards on Sunday (13Feb11) because she wasn't asked to be part of the ARETHA FRANKLIN tribute that opened the show.The former American Idol winner won her first Grammy for...

Christina Aguilera And Jordan Bratman Finalize Divorce

CHRISTINA AGUILERA has finalized her divorce from JORDAN BRATMAN.CHRISTINA AGUILERA, the American singer who sang the wrong lyrics to the national anthem at last week's Super Bowl, has finalized her divorce from music producer JORDAN...

Aretha Franklin Praises Grammy Tribute

Aretha Franklin "loved" her tribute at the Grammy Awards.The legendary soul singer - who has been rumoured to be suffering from pancreatic cancer - was not present at last night's (13.02.11) ceremony, but enjoyed watching...

Christina Aguilera Trips On Stage At Grammys

CHRISTINA AGUILERA slipped and nearly fell off the stage at last night's GRAMMY AWARDS.CHRISTINA AGUILERA, the American singer who forgot the words to the national anthem at last week's Super Bowl, tripped and almost fell...

Franklin Steps Out For Basketball Game

ARETHA FRANKLIN proved she was in good health on Friday (11Feb11) when she attended a basketball game in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan - her first public appearance since undergoing surgery for a mystery illness...

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