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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...

All-star Tribute To Franklin Gets Grammys Off To Powerful Start

JENNIFER HUDSON, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MARTINA MCBRIDE, FLORENCE WELCH and YOLANDA ADAMS kicked off the 2011 Grammy Awards with a rousing girl power tribute to soul icon ARETHA FRANKLIN.The five artists opened the ceremony at Los...

Aretha To Return To The Stage In May

ARETHA FRANKLIN will return to the stage in May (11) for a still-to-be announced tribute show.The Queen of Soul worried fans when a health issue prompted her to scrap a series of end-of-year shows in...

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JENNIFER HUDSON and FLORENCE WELCH will join CHRISTINA AGUILERA and YOLANDA ADAMS for a tribute to ARETHA FRANKLIN at Sunday's (13Feb11) Grammy Awards.

Top Female Artists Honoured In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Exhibition

LADY GAGA, ARETHA FRANKLIN and BILLIE HOLIDAY will be among the stars honoured at the world's first exhibit devoted entirely to the most influential female artists of all time.The Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power...

Franklin Refusing To Give Up On Berry

ARETHA FRANKLIN is refusing to give up on her dream of seeing HALLE BERRY tell her life story on the big screen - the legendary performer insists the actress can lip-sync if she doesn't want...

Halle Berry Turns Down Aretha Franklin Role

HALLE BERRY, the OSCAR winning actress and star of 'Die Another Day' and 'X-Men', says she would not be able to take on the role of ARETHA FRANKLIN in a planned biopic because she cannot...

Halle Berry Has Doubts About Playing Aretha Franklin

Halle Berry is having doubts about playing Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic.The Academy Award-winning actress - who the soul legend recently tipped to portray her on the big screen – insists she would be...

Franklin Film Moves Forward Without Berry

ARETHA FRANKLIN has confirmed producers are moving forward with plans to bring her life story to the big screen in a new biopic even though HALLE BERRY has denied she's set to sign on for...

Franklin: 'I Was Never Battling Cancer'

ARETHA FRANKLIN was baffled to hear the media attribute her recent health crisis to pancreatic cancer, insisting she has no idea where that rumour came from.The Queen of Soul, 68, cancelled a string of end-of-year...

Franklin Looking Forward After Surgery Extends Her Life

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN's recent surgery has added at least 15 years to her life, according to the singer's doctor.The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. singer is addressing reports she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year (10), insisting...

Halle Berry Confirmed For Aretha Franklin Biopic

Halle Berry will be playing Aretha Franklin in a biopic about her life.The Oscar-winning actress has been confirmed by the 'Respect' hitmaker as playing the star in her older years, although admits no one has...

Aretha Franklin Claims Superb Health

Aretha Franklin says her health is "superb".The 68-year-old singer - who underwent surgery last month for an undisclosed complaint - insists her medical problems are "resolved", despite reports she is battling pancreatic cancer.She told TV...

Franklin Tells U.s. Tv Viewers: 'My Health Is Superb'

ARETHA FRANKLIN stunned daytime TV viewers on Wednesday (12Jan11) when she called into America's THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW to assure fans she is not gravely ill, insisting her health is "superb".The soul superstar was forced...

Franklin: 'My Health Problem Has Been Resolved'

ARETHA FRANKLIN has spoken out about her recent health crisis, insisting "the problem has been resolved".The soul star was forced to pull out of a series of end-of-year shows in 2010 after falling ill, with...

Wilson's Rep Denies Death Reports

OWEN WILSON is the latest star to fall victim to fictional reports about his death, following fellow hoax victims EDDIE MURPHY, ARETHA FRANKLIN and ADAM SANDLER.The Zoolander star was rumoured to have passed away after...

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