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Franklin Cancels Virginia Show Amid Health Concerns

Soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled an upcoming concert in Charlottesville, Virginia amid health concerns.Franklin, 68, was initially scheduled to perform at the city's Paramount Theater on 1 October (10) but rescheduled the concert for...

Franklin Serenades Sharpton

ARETHA FRANKLIN gave civil rights activist REVEREND AL SHARPTON a special birthday gift on Sunday (03Oct10) by serenading him over the phone.The renowned campaigner turned 55 on 3 October (10) and he was surprised to...

Franklin Defends Her Son

ARETHA FRANKLIN has come to the defence of her badly beaten son following reports he refused to co-operate with police in the aftermath of his gas station attack - insisting his injuries prevented him from...

Aretha Franklin's Son Hospitalised After Attack

The son of legendary soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has been hospitalised following an attack at a gas station in Detroit last night (21st September 2010). 52-year-old Eddie Franklin underwent emergency surgery after being severely assaulted...

Cops Want Franklin's Son To Report Beating

Police officials in Detroit, Michigan have appealed to ARETHA FRANKLIN's son to get in touch with them and report his gas station assault following the brutal beating on Monday night (20Sep10).The Queen of Soul's 52-year-old...

Franklin's Son Hospitalised After Attack

ARETHA FRANKLIN's son EDDIE has been admitted to hospital for emergency surgery after he was savagely beaten at a filling station in the U.S.The Queen of Soul's 52-year-old son was attacked on the forecourt of...

Franklin Picks Berry For Biopic

ARETHA FRANKLIN wants Oscar winner HALLE BERRY to play her in a forthcoming biopic.Movie bosses are planning to adapt the Queen of Soul's autiobiography Aretha: From These Roots into a movie and Franklin has put...

Warwick Replaces Injured Franklin At Democrat Fundraiser

Soul star DIONNE WARWICK has stepped in to replace ARETHA FRANKLIN at an upcoming U.S. political fundraiser after she was injured in a freak fall.The Respect hitmaker is recovering after breaking her ribs in an...

Aretha Franklin Cancels Shows

Aretha Franklin has been forced to cancel two shows after breaking her ribs in a fall.The legendary soul singer - who was due to take to the stage in Brooklyn, New York, for the free...

Franklin Breaks Ribs In Freak Fall

ARETHA FRANKLIN has been forced to cancel two concerts in New York after breaking her ribs in a fall on Sunday (01Aug10).The Respect hitmaker was due to take to the stage for two free gigs...

Franklin Takes To The Stage With Rice

ARETHA FRANKLIN put aside her political views to perform with U.S. Republican politician CONDOLEEZZA RICE for a charity concert on Tuesday (27Jul10).The soul star, a staunch Democrat who sang at President Barack Obama's inauguration, appeared...

Franklin Serenaded By Waiter

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN was serenaded by a waiter at a New York eaterie - and was so impressed she has tipped the restaurant worker for stardom.The Queen of Soul was enjoying a night out...

Franklin Joins Forces With Rice

ARETHA FRANKLIN is teaming up with an unusual collaborator at an upcoming show - former U.S. Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE.The Respect hitmaker will join forces with her politician pal, who is a classically trained...

Franklin Axes Second Gig

Veteran soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has disappointed fans after axing a concert in Canada - her second cancellation in as many months.The Respect hitmaker was due to perform at the John Labatt Centre in London,...

Franklin Hit With Tax Demand

ARETHA FRANKLIN has agreed to settle a debt with tax officials after she was accused of owing more than $11,000 (£7,300) in back payments.Michigan authorities filed a lien against the Respect hitmaker in March (10),...

Earth, Wind & Fire Step In After Franklin Cancels Festival Appearance

R&B icons EARTH, WIND & FIRE stepped in to replace soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN when she pulled out of a performance at a Louisiana music festival on Friday (30Apr10).Franklin was due to headline the New...

Jackson & Franklin Honoured By Apollo Theater

MICHAEL JACKSON and ARETHA FRANKLIN are to be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York.The late King of Pop and the Queen of Soul will be named Apollo Legends at a...

'Worst Dressed Celebrity' Catherine Zeta-jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been named Worst Dressed Celebrity.The actress topped an annual list compiled by animal welfare organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) because of her "fetish for wearing anything that once...

Magic Christmas Memory For Franklin

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN grew up thinking gospel great CLARA WARD was Santa's little helper.The singing legend recalls one magical Christmas when Ward was a house guest - and she made sure all the kids...

Nbc Workers Threaten To Boycott Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

ALICIA KEYS, ARETHA FRANKLIN and SHAKIRA could be left in the dark on Wednesday night (02Dec09) if TV staff at U.S. network NBC staff carry out a threat to strike at the Rockefeller Center Christmas...

Fussy Franklin Threatened To Pull Out Of Hall Of Fame Show Over Air Issue

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN threatened to pull out of her planned performance at the recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary tribute - if organisers couldn't promise to shut off all ventilation at...

Eric Clapton Cancels Over Gallstones

Eric Clapton has been forced to cancel a show because of gallstones.The legendary singer has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary concert in New York - which would...

Michael Jackson To Be Buried Today

Michael Jackson will be buried at sunset today (03.09.09).The private funeral will take place at the Holly Terrace Grand Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. It is expected to start at...

Michael Jackson's Kids Pen Goodbye Notes

Michael Jackson's children have written emotional goodbye letters which will be placed in his coffin.Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II - also known as 'Blanket' - scrawled messages including "Daddy...

Rock Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame Anniversary

Music legends BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, U2, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, STEVIE WONDER, METALLICA and ERIC CLAPTON will unite on stage this autumn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and...

Franklin & Latifah To Lead Mandela Day Celebrations In New York

ARETHA FRANKLIN, QUEEN LATIFAH and TLC will headline an upcoming tribute to human rights icon NELSON MANDELA in New York.The soul queen, rap royal and hip-hop duo will join Wyclef Jean, Cyndi Lauper, Baaba Maal...

Franklin's Family Emergency Prompts Commencement Cancellation

ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled her appearance at a prestigious American university's graduation ceremony due to a mystery family emergency. The Queen of Soul was set to be awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by Rhode...

Franklin Offers Singing Lessons For Online Auction

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is giving fans the chance to win private singing lessons with the star in a new charity auction. Franklin's one-on-one vocal session is just one of a number of exclusive prizes available...

Aretha Unhappy With Inauguration Performance

ARETHA FRANKLIN has said she was not happy with her performance at President BARACK OBAMA'S inauguration.The event took place on the 20th January this year and is likely to be remembered by many as one...

By on 20 March 2009

Franklin Puts Career On Hold 'For A While'

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has announced she is planning a break from performing after pulling out of an appearance at a U.S. jazz festival. The Respect hitmaker was scheduled to appear at the forthcoming New Orleans...

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