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The Things They Say 23726

12th December 2011

"I'm looking for classical artists between the ages of 18 and 35 who are studying to sign to Aretha's Records... Opera trained..." Soul icon Aretha Franklin wants to give aspiring musicians their big break by...

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Nadine Coyle Makes Comeback As Songwriter

7th December 2011

Singer Nadine Coyle is bouncing back from her flop solo album by writing songs for superstars Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin.The Girls Aloud star's first solo single, Insatiable, failed to make an impact in the...

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Amelia Lily Fears 'X Factor UK' May Affect Her Health

20th November 2011

Amelia Lily has found herself thrust back into the 'X Factor UK' reckoning after replacing Frankie Cocozza - who was ejected from the show following what was believed to be a cocaine binge - but...

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Aretha Franklin's Surprise Performance At Hall Of Fame Tribute

7th November 2011

Aretha Franklin thrilled fans by putting on a surprise performance during a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday (05Nov11).The legendary singer was the focus of a week-long tribute by...

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Aretha Franklin Sings At Gay Wedding

24th October 2011

Aretha Franklin came out to sing at the wedding of a high-profile gay couple in New York on Sunday night (23Oct11), four months after the state legalised same-sex marriages.The music veteran was the star guest...

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Tony Bennett Thrills New York With Birthday Gig

19th September 2011

Veteran superstar Tony Bennett celebrated his 85th birthday by playing a star-studded gig in New York City on Sunday night (18Sep11) with Sir Elton John and Aretha Franklin.The singer reached the milestone age last month...

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Aretha Franklin Recruits New Pianist At Jazz Competition

16th September 2011

Soul singer Aretha Franklin has recruited a new pianist to join her touring ensemble after he impressed her at an international music competition on Sunday (11Sep11).The Respect hitmaker made a surprise appearance at the Thelonious...

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Whitney Houston To Return To The Silver Screen

14th September 2011

Whitney Houston is set the make her first appearance on the silver screen since 1996 according to hollywoodreporter.com.The 48-year-old singer will star opposite fellow singer Jordin Sparks and actor Mike Epps in a remake of...

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Superheavy 'Easier' Than The Rolling Stones

13th September 2011

Mick Jagger finds being in SuperHeavy "a lot easier" than The Rolling Stones.The singer enjoyed making a record as part of the 'Miracle Worker' super group - which also features Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian...

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Aretha Returns With Blockbuster Hometown Concert

26th August 2011

Aretha Franklin wowed fans in her hometown on Thursday night (25Aug11) when she performed her first show since battling a mystery illness last year (10).The Queen of Soul was forced to cancel a string of...

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Nick Ashford 'Aint No Mountain' Songwriter Dies Aged 70

23rd August 2011

Nick Ashford, the American songwriter who wrote Motown hits 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' and 'Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand', has died after a long battle with throat cancer - he was 70 years...

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Aretha Franklin Still Interested In Halle Berry For Biopic

22nd August 2011

Soul legend Aretha Franklin still wants Halle Berry to consider portraying her in a biopic even though the actress has turned down the role because she can't sing.Insisting she is "moving towards closing" the deal...

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Aretha Franklin To Receive Jazz Honour

12th August 2011

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is to be feted at a concert organised by officials at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz next month (Sep11).The Queen of Soul will be the guest of honour at the...

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Franklin Proud And Honoured To Pay Homage To King, Jr.

11th August 2011

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin feels honoured to have been chosen to perform at an upcoming ceremony in memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, JR..The iconic activist will be remembered on 28 August (11)...

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Aretha Franklin Sings Her Way Out Of Parking Fine

10th August 2011

Legendary soul star Aretha Franklin used her vocal talents to sing her way out of a parking ticket on Monday (08Aug11) after spotting a New York traffic cop hovering near her car.The Queen of Soul...

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4th August 2011

"I'm looking for a great audience. They will get to hear everything that they came to hear - all of the hits. You have to give New York Respect." Aretha Franklin promises to put on...

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Lady Gaga's Video Tribute To Tony Bennett

4th August 2011

Lady Gaga paid tribute to Tony Bennett on his 85th birthday. The legendary 'I Left my Heart in San Francisco' singer celebrated his birthday yesterday (03.08.11) and Gaga was among the cast of stars to...

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Aretha Franklin 'Extremely Disappointed' With Royalties Lawsuit

3rd August 2011

Aretha Franklin has expressed her disappointment with her longtime songwriting partner after he launched a legal battle over royalty payments.The singer is "extremely disappointed" over the lawsuit filed last month (Jul11) by Norman West, who...

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Aretha Franklin's Songwriter Sues

18th July 2011

Aretha Franklin's longtime songwriting partner has launched a legal battle over royalty payments.Norman West, who has worked with the singer since the 1980s, is suing executives at Franklin's publishing company Springtime Publishing Inc., alleging they...

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The Things They Say 22250

11th July 2011

"Ms. (Jennifer) Hudson and Fantasia are two of the people being considered but Halle Berry is back in the game! She let me know that she still wants to play the role... I do think...

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Aretha Franklin Breaks Toe On Shoe

21st June 2011

Aretha Franklin has broken her toe after tripping over a shoe.The 69-year-old singer stumbled over a Jimmy Choo spiked heel in a hotel room and after the pain had eased off, she decided not to...

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Aretha Franklin Suffers Fractured Toe

21st June 2011

Aretha Franklin has fractured her toe after stumbling over her high heels during a promotional trip.The Queen of Soul is currently touring America promoting her album A Woman Falling Out Of Love and was staying...

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Halle Berry To Star In Tv Drama

1st June 2011

Halle Berry is set to play a college professor in a new TV series.The Academy Award-winning actress has been linked to a show entitled 'Higher Learning' which was written by veteran TV movie actress Lee...

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Aretha Franklin's Comeback A Big Hit

22nd May 2011

Soul legend Aretha Franklin assured fans she was back in good health after a 2010 scare by staging a 100-minute comeback concert in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday (19May11).The show was her first since she scrapped...

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Stars Turn Out En Masse For Oprah

18th May 2011

In a gathering of celebrities unmatched by anything outside of the Oscars or the Emmys telecasts, Oprah Winfrey was feted Tuesday at a taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," taped at Chicago's United Center...

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Oprah Winfrey Stunned By Aretha Franklin Tribute

18th May 2011

Oprah Winfrey, the American talk show host and 'Queen' of daytime television, looked stunned as soul legend Aretha Franklin delivered a touching tribute to her in Chicago last night (17th May 2011). Oprah Winfrey was...

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2nd May 2011

"It was so cold out there I could barely talk, not to mention sing... Colin Powell gave me some of those hand warmers to sit on and it didn't help." Aretha Franklin admits she was...

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The Things They Say 21469

1st May 2011

"Stevie (Wonder) and I have got to sing together and Smokey (Robinson) and I have got to sing together and I want to sail the Nile... the Valley of the Kings and The Sphinx and...

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Embarrassing Accident Sparked Aretha Franklin's Weight Loss

29th April 2011

Singer Aretha Franklin embarked on her weight loss mission after breaking an exercise machine.The Respect hitmaker, who previously revealed she was motivated to lose weight because she was "too fat for words," has now admitted...

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Aretha Franklin Taps Little Known Star To Play In Her Biopic

28th April 2011

Singer Aretha Franklin wants a little-known Broadway star to portray her in an upcoming biopic, after Halle Berry passed on the role.The legendary singer has got her eye on Patina Miller, the star of Whoopi...

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