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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...

Franklin Rep Slams Death Reports

ARETHA FRANKLIN's representative has confirmed the legendary singer is alive and well after she became the latest victim of an internet death hoax.The Queen of Soul underwent surgery at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan earlier...

Annie Lennox Names Aretha Greatest Singer

Annie Lennox thinks Aretha Franklin is the world's greatest singer.The 'Universal Child' hitmaker says there are many impressive female vocalists working at the moment but none can compare with US soul legend Aretha -who has...

Franklin 'Grateful' To Be Home For The Holidays

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has given her first interview since her release from hospital, insisting she's feeling "great" and is "grateful" to be home for the holidays.The singer underwent "successful" surgery at a hospital in...

Aretha Franklin Feels Great After Surgery

Aretha Franklin feels "great" after undergoing surgery.The legendary singer - who has refused to confirm reports she is battling pancreatic cancer - was allowed home from hospital earlier this week and though she was told...

Aretha Franklin Out Of Hospital

Aretha Franklin is being cared for by a private nurse after being discharged from hospital.The legendary singer was allowed home earlier this week after undergoing "highly successful" surgery for pancreatic cancer and she has revealed...

Franklin Recovering At Home

Ailing singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has returned to her home in Detroit, Michigan after undergoing surgery and is recovering with the help of her family and a private nurse.The music legend had "successful" surgery at a...

Aretha Franklin Released From Hospital

Aretha Franklin is to be discharged from hospital this weekend after treatment for pancreatic cancer.The legendary singer has been told she is "doing better than doctors expected" and has vowed to start touring again next...

Franklin Aims To Be Back On Stage In The Spring

Sick singer ARETHA FRANKLIN is refusing to let her mystery illness slow her down and aims to be back on stage in the spring (11), according to her cousin.The music legend underwent "successful" surgery at...

Aretha Franklin Battling Cancer

Aretha Franklin is reportedly fighting pancreatic cancer.The 'Respect' singer - who recently underwent "serious" surgery for an undisclosed condition - is said to have been told she has less than a year to live after...

Franklin Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer - Report

Legendary superstar ARETHA FRANKLIN has been fighting a secret battle with pancreatic cancer, according to reports.The Queen of Soul's health has been under scrutiny since she revealed last week (ends05Dec10) she had undergone "successful" surgery...

Franklin Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer - Report

Legendary superstar ARETHA FRANKLIN has been fighting a secret battle with pancreatic cancer, according to reports.The Queen of Soul's health has been under scrutiny since she revealed last week (ends05Dec10) she had undergone "successful" surgery...

Aretha Franklin On Road To Recovery

Aretha Franklin is recovering well after undergoing "highly successful" surgery in the US yesterday (02.12.10). The legendary 'Respect' singer thanked doctors and staff at the hospital in her home city of Detroit, and said she...

Franklin Recovering From 'Successful' Surgery

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is recovering well after undergoing "successful" surgery for a mystery ailment.The I Say A Little Prayer hitmaker was admitted to a Detroit, Michigan hospital for a procedure on Thursday (02Dec10) and...

Prayer Vigil For Franklin Before 'Medical Procedure'

Ailing soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has thanked fans who took part in a community prayer vigil in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday (01Dec10) following reports she is preparing for a "medical procedure".The I Say A Little...

Franklin Cancels Appearances Amid Health Concerns

Soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled all concert dates and personal appearances scheduled between now and May (11) at the request of her doctors.A representative for the Queen of Soul has scrapped everything on her...

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,...

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