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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...

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...

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...

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