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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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The Things They Say 21470

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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Aretha Franklin Plans A Cookbook

28th April 2011

Aretha Franklin is set to sizzle like fellow stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria by releasing a new cookbook.The soul legend, who recently shed 85 pounds (38.5 kilograms) during a massive health overhaul, reveals she's...

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Aretha Franklin "Broke Exercise Bike"

28th April 2011

Aretha Franklin, the legendary American soul singer, says she broke an exercise bike after becoming "too heavy", reports Usa Today. Aretha Franklin, who struggled with weight issues for several years, says she vowed to become...

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The Things They Say 21430

28th April 2011

"My tone was a little fuller when I was heavier. At the weight I was at before, I think I had my best, best voice." Aretha Franklin has found a downside to shedding 85 pounds...

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Fascinating Fact 11340

26th April 2011

Aretha Franklin is set to make a return to the charts for the first time since her health battle last year (10). The veteran singer will release Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love, her...

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Aretha Franklin Wants Role On Broadway

20th April 2011

Aretha Franklin is searching for the perfect Broadway role so she can fulfil one of her lifelong dreams before it's too late.The Queen of Soul has spent the past few months recovering from a mystery...

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Aretha Franklin's Birthday Bash Performance

27th March 2011

Soul legend Aretha Franklin thrilled guests at her lavish 69th birthday bash on Friday (25Mar11) by breaking into song for a brief performance with former Temptations frontman Dennis Edwards.The Queen of Soul put last year's...

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Aretha Franklin Books Birthday Broadway Tickets

25th March 2011

Aretha Franklin is planning to celebrate her 69th birthday by watching 'Driving Miss Daisy' on Broadway,Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul', turns 69-years-old today (25th March 2011) and she is planning to celebrate by attending...

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Aretha Franklin Reveals Dramatic Weight Loss

24th March 2011

Aretha Franklin has lost a staggering 85lbs in weight.Aretha Franklin, the legendary American singer who underwent an undisclosed surgical procedure last year, has shed 85lbs in weight and looked fit and healthy at Madison Square...

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Aretha Franklin Plans Big Birthday Bash

24th March 2011

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is back on her feet after a recent health crisis and ready to celebrate her 69th birthday in New York City on Friday (25Mar11).The Queen of Soul underwent surgery in December...

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Aretha Franklin Getting Ready For Birthday Bash

24th March 2011

Aretha Franklin is planning a huge star-studded bash to celebrate her 69th birthday tomorrow (25.03.11). The soul singer - who underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed complaint, rumoured to be pancreatic cancer - will...

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Justin Bieber Advises Dionne Bromfield

24th March 2011

Dionne Bromfield got career advice from Justin Bieber. The 'Yeah Right' singer met the Canadian heartthrob at her record company offices, and was surprised he knew who she was, but glad of his words of...

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The Things They Say 20880

22nd March 2011

"I would love to and it would be an honour and a dream come true, so Aretha, I'm here!" Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson appeals to Aretha Franklin to pick her for the starring role in a...

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Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Toyboy Heartbreak

16th March 2011

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has poured her heart out about a former toyboy lover in the lyrics of a new song.The Respect singer, who is planning a major comeback following a health scare late last...

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Aretha Franklin Scoffs At Gastric Bypass Speculation

11th March 2011

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has laughed off reports she underwent gastric bypass surgery in December (10), insisting the rumours about her mystery operation are "crazy".The Queen of Soul has refused to divulge details about the...

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The Things They Say 20631

4th March 2011

"I didn't have a say in the selection. She has to learn that you're not gonna participate in everything you might like to participate in." Music icon Aretha Franklin has a frank warning for singer...

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The Things They Say 20623

3rd March 2011

"I would like the person who's going to play me to be more confident. (It) could be Fantasia, could be Jennifer (Hudson). Don't know how that's going to turn out." Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin...

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Aretha Franklin Still In Touch With Ex-husband Glynn Turman

3rd March 2011

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin cherishes the close relationship she's maintained with her ex-husband Glynn Turman, praising the actor as a "beautiful man".The Respect star wed Turman, her second husband, in 1978, but the marriage didn't...

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Aretha Franklin Lost 85 Pounds After Health Crisis

2nd March 2011

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin was so disgusted with her weight gain she took on a strict diet in 2010 and lost 85 pounds (38.5 kilograms).The Respect hitmaker showed off a noticeably slimmer figure when she...

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Aretha Franklin Thanks Teary Wendy Williams For Prompting Houston Intervention

2nd March 2011

Aretha Franklin reduced TV presenter Wendy Williams to tears during a recent interview after praising the outspoken media personality for urging the singer's goddaughter Whitney Houston to face up to her drug troubles.The Queen of...

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