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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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Franklin And Crystal In Talks For Hairspray Remake

8th March 2005

ARETHA FRANKLIN and BILLY CRYSTAL are in negotiations to join the cast of the HAIRSPRAY remake. Franklin is keen to play record shop owner MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE in the colourful movie musical, while Crystal is...

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Gabriel + Aretha Join Forces To Sing Sharon's Song

14th February 2005

PETER GABRIEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, WYCLEF JEAN and LINDSAY LOHAN are joining forces for yet another tsunami relief benefit record, which is being co-produced by SHARON STONE. The movie star has co-written the single, COME...

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Aretha Makes American Idol Winner Nervous

22nd November 2004

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has been attempting to speak with AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA BARRINO - but the newcomer is too nervous to take her call. Barrino, who became the TV contest's third winner...

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Stone: 'I Can't Sing'

5th November 2004

Soul sensation JOSS STONE hates being compared to legends ARETHA FRANKLIN and ETTA JAMES because she fears that her voice is weak in comparison. The YOU HAD ME singer, 17, admires stars who perform...

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Smokey Robinson Renames Joss Stone

1st November 2004

Soul veteran SMOKEY ROBINSON is so impressed with British singer JOSS STONE's talents, he now dubs her "ARETHA JOPLIN". Stone, 17, teamed up with Robinson to perform I SECOND THAT EMOTION at record label...

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Fantasia Lines Up Big Names For Album

27th October 2004

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA has been given a career boost on her debut album thanks to MISSY ELLIOT, JERMAINE DUPRI, RODNEY JERKINS and R KELLY. In a first for an Idol winner, Fantasia has...

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Franklin Tours After Enjoying Ease Of Road Travel

10th September 2004

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN decided to embark on her first tour in 21 years, after discovering she could travel around America without having to fly. The THINK singer has an immense fear of flying,...

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Aretha Franklin An Outkast Fan

9th September 2004

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN credits OUTKAST with giving her a new liking for hip-hop. The RESPECT singer admits she shies away from most rap, because she doesn't appreciate the lyrics, but she enjoys listening...

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Phil Collins Clams Music Magazines' Lacking Diversity

24th August 2004

British rocker PHIL COLLINS has shunned reading the majority of music magazines on today's market, because he finds they lack diversity. The TWO HEARTS singer believes the market has become far too fragmented over...

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Aretha Plans Duets Album

23rd August 2004

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is using her new record label to sign up her favourite artists for a duets album. The singer and BMG chairman CLIVE DAVIS are teaming up to record soul classics...

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Aretha Franklin Sets Up Label

17th August 2004

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has set up her own record label, more than 45 years into her recording career. The SAY A LITTLE PRAYER singer has lined up at least two financiers to back...

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Blues Brothers Voted Best Soundtrack

6th August 2004

The music in hit movie THE BLUES BROTHERS has been voted the best film soundtrack of all time. Listeners of British radio station BBC 6 chose the Blues Brothers album - which featured ARETHA...

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Combs' Acting Impresses Franklin

2nd July 2004

Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS was dumbfounded backstage at his Broadway, New York show A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Wednesday (30JUN04) when soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN personally praised his performance. The hip-hop...

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Franklin Switches Off Air Con In Bid To Protect Voice

1st July 2004

Soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has offended fans by turning off air conditioning at B.B. KING'S nightspot in New York - to protect her golden throat. The SAY A LITTLE PRAYER star forced her sell-out...

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Did Aretha Lip-sync National Anthem?

21st June 2004

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN is at the centre of a musical scandal after a disgusted technician insisted she lip-synced the American national anthem at a basketball game. The legend performed the anthem before the...

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George Michael Planning More Duets

15th June 2004

British singer GEORGE MICHAEL is set to duet with a range of "really great" stars for a new album - but he's keeping their names under wraps for fear of "jinxing" the plans....

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Beatles Top New Immortals Poll

25th March 2004

Legendary stars THE BEATLES and BOB DYLAN have unsurprisingly topped a new ROLLING STONE poll of immortal music artists. Respected musicians BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, JACKSON BROWNE, U2's THE EDGE and CHUCK D were...

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Aretha Franklin Released From Hospital

25th March 2004

LATEST: Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN was released from hospital yesterday (24MAR04) after being treated for an allergic reaction to antibiotics - just in time for her birthday. The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. singer was admitted to SINAI-GRACE...

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Aretha In Hospital After Allergic Reaction

24th March 2004

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has been hospitalised due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics, according to her doctor. The star, who turns 62 tomorrow (25MAR04), has been in a Detroit, Michigan, hospital since Saturday...

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Aretha Franklin Hospitalized

23rd March 2004

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN is being treated in hospital in America, suffering from a mystery illness. The singer, who lives in Detroit, Michigan has been in hospital since Saturday (21MAR04) - but her publicist...

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No Nfl Pre-season Show Thanks To Janet

11th March 2004

American football bosses have called off this year's (04) big kick-off concert - because they don't want a repeat of JANET JACKSON's controversial half-time SUPER BOWL performance. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE...

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Aretha Looks For Acting Role

27th February 2004

Singer ARETHA FRANKLIN is in talks to take on another movie role, as she tries to match her success in celebrated 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS. Franklin, 61, has appeared in several films playing...

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Aretha Franklin Gives Up On Romance

27th February 2004

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has given up on the possibility of finding her ideal man, after breaking up with her latest boyfriend. The 61-year-old RESPECT singer admits she's now "disenchanted" when it comes to...

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Norah Owes Her Success To 9/11 Tragedy

28th January 2004

NORAH JONES and JOSH GROBAN owe their success to the world's need to return to a golden era after 9/11, according to legendary producer ARIF MARDIN. The 71-year-old producer, who helped turn Jones' COME...

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Mardin Delighted With Latifah Project

23rd January 2004

Legendary music producer ARIF MARDIN happily took control of QUEEN LATIFAH's new standards album after watching her perform SARAH VAUGHAN classic LUSH LIFE in a little known 1998 movie. Mardin, 71, who has worked...

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U2'S One Best Ever Song

18th November 2003

U2's rock classic ONE has been named the greatest song ever recorded in a new poll. Even though the song had only a brief spell in the charts, the writers and musicians who compiled...

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Aretha Nearing Settlement With Tabloid?

10th November 2003

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has arranged a meeting with American tabloid the STAR to discuss settlement of her lawsuit against them. Last year (02), the RESPECT singer filed a lawsuit in New Mexico against...

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Blu's Joy At Aretha Praise

29th October 2003

R+B star BLU CANTRELL received her highest praise ever when she penned a track for her all-time idol, soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN. The BREATHE singer was personally asked to write a track for...

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