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Aretha Franklin Slams Author Of Unauthorized Biography

Aretha Franklin is not a happy camper at the moment. Apparently, the legendary “Queen of Soul” isn’t too pleased with the release of an unauthorized biography chronicling her life. As a matter of fact, she’s described the book as “trashy.” According to Billboard, the book titled Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, was written by David Ritz and the “Rose Is …

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Aretha Franklin Disses Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift

Recently Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, sat down with The Wall Street Journal to talk about her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. The album, which was the highest debut of Frankin’s career on the Billboard charts, includes ten song covers such as People by Barbara Streisand, Rolling in the Deep by Adele, and Midnight Train …

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Nicki Minaj Is Smart, Says Nicki Minaj

In a recent Billboard Magazine interview, Nicki Minaj held forth on the perception that she is not intelligent. “Once I did [American] Idol, a lot of people would come up to me and say, ‘Oh, you’re smarter than I thought,’ ” she recalls. “What does that mean? Was I making weird faces [that made you think] I was stupid?” Minaj …

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Al Sharpton Friend Accused of Assault After Party

Al Sharpton’s friend–an as-yet unnamed woman–was allegedly raped in the hours following a celebration for Sharpton’s 60th birthday. Another of Sharpton’s friends–Attorney Sanford Rubenstein–is presently under investigation by the New York Police Department with regard to the rape. The New York Post reports that Rubestein allegedly attacked the woman in his East Side penthouse after both of them attended Al …

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Aretha Franklin Covers Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’

Aretha Franklin is one of the most successful music artists of all-time. She’s a legend. For some of today’s biggest pop stars, having Franklin cover their tracks would be a dream come true. Well Adele recently received this honor. Franklin’s latest album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, features the multi-Grammy winning singer covering songs made by iconic female …

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Aretha Franklin Says She’s A Wal-Mart Power-Walker

In January, Aretha Franklin cancelled concerts due to poor health. On Wednesday, the “Queen of Soul” made a guest appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael to perform and share her workout routine. Franklin admitted that she indulges in food from restaurants such as Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel, and really enjoys eating chicken and dumplings. However, she came up …

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Obama Misspells “Respect” in Aretha Franklin Tribute

Every president makes his share of flubs, and President Barack Obama is no exception. During the Women of Soul tribute at the White House on Thursday night, Obama delivered a speech and acknowledged Aretha Franklin. During the speech, he tried to tie in part of the chorus from Franklin’s hit song Respect, but goofed up the spelling of the word. …

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Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul Celebrated her 70th Birthday with the Stars

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 70th birthday on the 25th with friends Diane Sawyer, Willie Wilkerson, and Clive Davis among others. Wilkerson and Franklin were engaged for a brief period of time earlier this year but when she was aked if wedding bells were in her future she said, “We’ll see what happens.” Despite being seven decades old, Aretha feels like …

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