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Franklin Has The Hots For Howard

14th March 2006

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN altered the seating chart at a showbiz event on Saturday (11MAR06), so she could sit next to her crush, Oscar-nominee TERRENCE HOWARD. The larger-than-life singer, 63, was honoured with a Pioneer...

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Aretha: 'I'm Proud To Be Big'

13th March 2006

Soul icon ARETHA FRANKLIN has spoken out in defence of her recent weight gain, saying she is proud to be a voluptuous woman. The RESPECT star regrets starving herself for four decades to maintain a...

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KeishaS A List Influences

3rd March 2006

Budding UK soul singer and songrwiting talent KEISHA WHITE has revealed the biggest influences on her fast rising music career, and they make up a very special R&B A list. Listening to ARETHA FRANKLIN, AALIYAH and...

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Reeves Wants Statues For Motown Legends

9th February 2006

Soul singer MARTHA REEVES has kicked off her term as a city councilor in Detroit, Michigan, with a campaign to erect statues of Motown's biggest stars - including herself. The 64-year-old, who still performs...

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The Rolling Stones Censored At Super Bowl

6th February 2006

THE ROLLING STONES were subjected to a five-second tape delay in their Super Bowl half-time show last night (05FEB06), over fears a repeat of JANET JACKSON's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the American football event two...

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The Things They Say 1184

3rd February 2006

"I won't have a wardrobe malfunction, I can tell you that." ARETHA FRANKLIN insists the censors won't need to worry about her Super Bowl performance on Sunday (05FEB06)....

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Franklin Forgives Nfl's Detroit 'Snub'

1st February 2006

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has forgiven America's National Football League (NFL) for choosing THE ROLLING STONES to perform the prestigious half-time Super Bowl slot, instead of a Detroit artist. The Detroit, Michigan native will...

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Neville Can't Go Home To New Orleans

1st February 2006

NEVILLE BROTHERS star AARON NEVILLE is refusing to return to his native New Orleans, Louisiana - because the hurricane-ravaged city is bad for his asthma. The TELL IT LIKE IT IS singer's home was...

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Franklin Added To Super Bowl Line-up

19th January 2006

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN will team up with New Orleans, Louisiana, music veterans AARON NEVILLE and DR JOHN at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06). The RESPECT singer will sing the national anthem at...

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Foxx Urges Lovers To Buy Luther Tribute

19th December 2005

JAMIE FOXX is urging aspiring playboys to pick up a copy of the recently-released LUTHER VANDROSS tribute album this Christmas (05) because it's a surefire way to woo the ladies. The Oscar winner, who...

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Osbourne Slams Hall Of Fame Stars

6th December 2005

OZZY OSBOURNE has hit out at the other music greats inducted into Britain's Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame last month (NOV05) - for turning the event into an ego-fest. Osbourne's BLACK SABBATH joined...

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Dylan Snubs UK Music Hall Of Fame

18th November 2005

Rock legend BOB DYLAN infuriated organisers of Wednesday's (16NOV05) UK Music Hall Of Fame by snubbing the prestigious honour by refusing to turn up or make a video acceptance speech. The LIKE A ROLLING...

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Eurythmics Hailed By Blair

17th November 2005

British prime minister TONY BLAIR hailed pop legends EURYTHMICS at the second annual UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony in London last night (16NOV05). Blair recorded a video message honouring duo ANNIE LENNOX and...

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Franklin Awarded Highest Us Honour

10th November 2005

Legendary soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has been awarded America's highest civilian honour by US President GEORGE W BUSH. The multi-Grammy award-winning RESPECT hitmaker was given the Presidential Medal Of Freedom for achievement in the...

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Franklin Throws Bash For Katrina Refugees

23rd October 2005

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN threw lavish parties at a hotel in Detroit, Michigan, last week (21-22OCT05) for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 40 survivors of the August (29AUG05) hurricane which ravaged America's Gulf Coast...

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Carey And Michael To Duet

30th September 2005

Pop superstars MARIAH CAREY and GEORGE MICHAEL are in talks to record a duet together. The singers met backstage at the London Live 8 gig in July (02JUL05) and Carey was delighted when Michael...

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Aretha Desperate To Lose Weight

16th September 2005

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is on a desperate mission to lose weight and she has been so inspired by TV star KIRSTIE ALLEY's drastic slimdown, she's signing up to the JENNY CRAIG Diet. The...

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Destiny's Child Make It A Double At Soul Train Awards

8th September 2005

DESTINY'S CHILD wrapped up their career in Pasadena, California last night (07SEP05) by picking up two honours at the 2005 Soul Train Awards. The trio, who will play their final concerts later this month...

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Vandross Tribute Cd

12th August 2005

The biggest stars of R+B and pop have recorded a tribute album for tragic soul star LUTHER VANDROSS. ARETHA FRANKLIN, SIR ELTON JOHN, CELINE DION, BABYFACE, ALICIA KEYS, USHER, BEYONCE KNOWLES, WYCLEF JEAN and...

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Franklin's Son In Legal Trouble

28th July 2005

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN's son EDWARD is in trouble with the law again after allegedly stealing a bicycle. The 47-year-old faces a year in prison if he's found guilty of taking the bike from...

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Labelle Battle Voice Problems On New Album

10th July 2005

Soul legend PATTI LaBELLE is convinced God is behind her new duets album CLASSIC MOMENTS because she didn't have a voice during the project. The singer was told to postpone recording sessions until her...

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Rain Doesn't Dampen Luther's Big Tribute

9th July 2005

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN and CISSY HOUSTON hit the high notes yesterday (08JUL05) as friends and fans of LUTHER VANDROSS braved the rain in New York to say farewell to the soul great....

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Stars Plan A Big Turn-out For Luther's Send-off

8th July 2005

DIONNE WARWICK, ALICIA KEYS, BETTE MIDLER and DIANA ROSS will be among the stars saying a fond farewell to soul legend LUTHER VANDROSS today (08JUL05) as the singer is remembered at a memorial service in...

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Crow Gets Acoustic On New Covers Album

29th June 2005

Rocker SHERYL CROW is getting acoustic for a new covers album she's recording specifically for coffee shop chain Starbucks. The singer is recording new versions of her favourite tunes by the likes of ARETHA...

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Franklin Cancels Gig For 'Day Off'

9th June 2005

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled her North Carolina concert on Wednesday (15JUN05) - because she "wants the day off". The music veteran, 63, was scheduled to perform at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in...

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Fantasia Tries To Impress Denzel With Tv Roles

14th April 2005

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA is breaking out into TV in America in the hope of raising the attention of her hero DENZEL WASHINGTON. The singer will play soul great ARETHA FRANKLIN on an upcoming...

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Mariah Looks Out For Royalties From Copycat Singers

11th April 2005

MARIAH CAREY claims she hears so many singers repeating her style on radio today, she now believes she deserves getting royalty payments for it. The IT'S LIKE THAT singer, 35, has noticed that much...

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Carey Defends Her Diva Reputation

7th April 2005

R+B beauty MARIAH CAREY has defended her status as a diva by insisting the term is only applied to talented women like soul legends ARETHA FRANKLIN and DIANA ROSS. Allegations of the GLITTER star's...

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