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Franklin Asks For Nelly Tribute

14th December 2007

ARETHA FRANKLIN has requested that rapper NELLY perform a "funky" version of one of her hits when the legendary singer is honoured at the Grammy Awards. Grammy organisers will pay tribute to Franklin during January's...

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Franklin Biopic Plans Stall

14th December 2007

A movie adaptation of ARETHA FRANKLIN's autobiography FROM THESE ROOTS has been put on hold thanks to a casting row between studio bosses and the legendary singer. Franklin has already axed talks with Hollywood studios...

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Franklin Desperate For Berry, Hudson Or Fantasia?

11th December 2007

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN is desperate to secure HALLE BERRY, JENNIFER HUDSON or AMERICAN IDOL star FANTASIA to play her in a movie of her life. The Respect singer insists the three women are in...

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Franklin Denies Wedding Reports

13th November 2007

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has dismissed reports she's planning to marry her longterm boyfriend WILLIE WILKERSON. The Respect singer was reported to be attending wedding dress fittings in New York earlier this year (07), but...

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Mockingbird Author Honoured

6th November 2007

Acclaimed author Harper Lee has been awarded with America's highest civilian honour by president George Bush for her contribution to literature.To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee's only novel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and...

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Fascinating Fact 4070

10th October 2007

Pop superstar CHRISTINA AGUILERA is working on a duet with soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN. The unnamed track, which is being produced by DJ PREMIER, will feature on Franklin's forthcoming LP, JEWELS IN THE CROWN: ALL...

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Franklin Records New Tracks For Duets Album

16th September 2007

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN has recorded four brand new songs with the likes of JOHN LEGEND, MARY J. BLIGE and MARIAH CAREY for her much-anticipated new duets album, JEWELS IN THE CROWN. The new tune...

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Franklin Cancels U.s. Gig

13th August 2007

Soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled her homecoming concert in Michigan citing heat exhaustion. The Respect hitmaker was scheduled to play in Detroit on Sunday evening (12Aug07), but was forced to call off the concert...

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Stars Unite For Luther King Jr Memorial Benefit Gig

21st June 2007

STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CARLOS SANTANA and BEN AFFLECK are joining forces at a benefit concert to raise funds for a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. The Radio City Music Hall gig...

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Franklin Chooses Celebrity Diet To Lose Weight

30th May 2007

Soul great ARETHA FRANKLIN is on a crash diet in a bid to lose weight before her wedding next month (Jun07). The Respect singer has signed up to America's Jenny Craig Diet and is limiting...

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Franklin Plans Kids Cookery Camp

29th May 2007

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is dreaming up a new ranch project where struggling inner-city kids can learn all about cooking. The singer, who is collating her favourite recipes for a new cookbook venture, wants to...

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Franklin To Marry For Third Time?

17th May 2007

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is reportedly set to wed for the third time - to longterm boyfriend Willie Wilkerson Jr. The Respect star, 65, has been spotted attending wedding dress fittings in New York, with...

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Franklin Named 2008 Musicares Person Of The Year

9th May 2007

Legendary singer ARETHA FRANKLIN will be honoured as the 2008 MusiCares Person Of The Year next February (08). The soul star will collect the award at a Los Angeles gala on 8 February, two days...

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Bailey Rae Misses Out On Franklin Musical

5th May 2007

British singer CORINNE BAILEY RAE almost landed the lead role in ARETHA FRANKLIN's upcoming biographical musical, but her screen test failed to impress the icon. The soul superstar originally wanted Bailey Rae to play her...

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Franklin To Pick Stars For Her Own Musical

25th April 2007

Soul superstar ARETHA FRANKLIN will be picking the stars for an upcoming musical based on her life after signing on to sit through auditions. The singer will join producers at the try-outs for the show...

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Franklin To Pick Stars For Her Own Musical

25th April 2007

Soul superstar ARETHA FRANKLIN will be picking the stars for an upcoming musical based on her life after signing on to sit through auditions. The singer will join producers at the try-outs for the show...

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Doors Album Photographer Brodsky Dead At 67

26th March 2007

Iconic rock photographer JOEL BRODSKY has died at his home in Connecticut. The lensman, who famously captured the likes of ARETHA FRANKLIN, JIM MORRISON and ISAAC HAYES for classic album covers, suffered a heart attack...

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Hudson To Play Franklin In Film Biopic?

14th March 2007

Music legend ARETHA FRANKLIN wants Academy Award winner JENNIFER HUDSON to play her in an upcoming film based on her life. The Queen of Soul appeared backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

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Lynn To Be Honoured By Music College

12th March 2007

Country music star LORETTA LYNN is to be honoured by Berklee College of Music in Boston. The 72-year-old singer will be awarded an honorary doctorate for her contribution to contemporary music at a ceremony at...

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Richards And Vedder To Induct Hall Of Fame Honorees

2nd March 2007

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS and PEARL JAM singer EDDIE VEDDER will help induct honorees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 12 March (07). Richards will induct the RONETTES, one week before...

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Driver, Dayne + Dawson Hit The High Notes At Independent Spirit Awards

25th February 2007

MINNIE DRIVER, TAYLOR DAYNE and ROSARIO DAWSON were among the stars who gave the Independent Spirit Awards a few musical highlights when they performed quirky songs dedicated to the ceremony's five Best Feature nominees. Driver...

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Timbaland Hails Elton's 'Musical Genius'

9th February 2007

Pop veteran SIR ELTON JOHN has been hailed a "musical genius" by hip-hop producer TIMBALAND, after the pair collaborated on a recent track. Timbaland, who has also worked with music sensations including NELLY FURTADO, JUSTIN...

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The Things They Say 3787

16th January 2007

"KELLY's really one of the top five singers in the world today. This girl is a young ARETHA FRANKLIN." SIMON COWELL has high praise for AMERICAN IDOL star KELLY CLARKSON....

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Franklin Asks Washington For Help With Film Roles

9th January 2007

Music legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is so desperate to land another film role she is asking DENZEL WASHINGTON to use his influence in Hollywood on her behalf. The THINK singer hasn't been offered a role on...

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Fascinating Fact 2652

7th January 2007

Country star FAITH HILL will duet with ARETHA FRANKLIN on the soul queen's new album ARETHA: A WOMAN FALLING OUT OF LOVE....

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Timberlake Looks For New Recruit

19th December 2006

Pop phenomenon Justin Timberlake has announced he is looking for unsigned talent to perform with him live at the Grammy Awards show next year.The SexyBack star is requesting for fans to submit videos of their...

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Kid Rock Honours Ertegun At Funeral

18th December 2006

KID ROCK was among the mourners who joined music industry heads and Turkish dignitaries at the funeral of Atlantic Records co-founder AHMET ERTEGUN in Istanbul, Turkey this morning (18DEC06). Ertegun, who launched the careers of...

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Atlantic Records Co-founder Dies

15th December 2006

Ahmet Ertegun, the co-founder of Atlantic Records, has died at the age of 83.Thanks to his vision, music legends including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones were launched into the world.Remaining close to...

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Music Mogul Ertegun Dead At 83

15th December 2006

Music mogul AHMET ERTEGUN died in a New York hospital yesterday (14DEC06). He was 83. The founding chairman of Atlantic Records never recovered after sustaining a head injury in a fall backstage at a ROLLING...

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Aretha To Supervise Auditions To Find A New Franklin

13th December 2006

ARETHA FRANKLIN will supervise auditions for budding singers hoping to portray the Queen of Soul in a new musical based on her life. The production will be based on her 1999 autobiography ARETHA: FROM...

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