Kelly Clarkson Shows Off Tiny Waist & Sings Elle King Tune On Hot ‘Kellyoke’ Cover

Kelly Clarkson slayed a cover the Elle King tune “Ex’s and Oh’s” on the newest edition of The Kelly Clarkson Show opener, “Kellyoke.” The first American Idol winner showed off a tiny waist and put her own spin on the tune. Her audience members went wild for both Kelly’s look and vocal take on the […]

Music Legend Dr. John Dead At 77: Reaction To The Death Of The Night Tripper

Malcolm John Rebennack, the Grammy-winning musician known as Dr. John, has died. The New Orleans rhythm and blues legend passed away of a heart attack on Thursday at age 77, Fox News reports. In a statement posted to Dr. John’s official Twitter page, his family announced that he passed away “towards the break of day […]

Aretha Franklin’s Handwritten Will Found Under A Couch Cushion Nine Months After Her Death

Aretha Franklin’s final wishes have been uncovered. Nine months after the legendary Queen of Soul passed away, three handwritten wills have been found in her suburban Detroit home, The Associated Press reports. Franklin’s estate attorney David Bennett revealed that two of the wills, dated 2010, were found in a locked cabinet in Franklin’s longtime home […]

Aretha Franklin Awarded Posthumous Pulitzer Prize

Aretha Franklin – deemed the “Queen of Soul” – has been awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for contributions to American music over the past 50 years, according to a report from CNN. This marks the first time in history that an individual woman has received the prize. Other winners in the past include Bob Dylan, […]

Wendy Williams Slammed By Aretha Franklin’s Family For ‘Inaccurate’ Comments About Documentary

Last year, the world lost a giant in the music industry. Aretha Franklin passed away in the middle of August after a lengthy battle with cancer. Following her death, she was given a funeral worthy of her status in the industry, with dignitaries from all over traveling to pay their last respects. A short time […]

Aretha Franklin’s Death Thwarts Police In Massive Theft Case

When Aretha Franklin passed away, she was in the middle of a theft investigation. Franklin, a few months prior to her death, had reported to police that somebody had stolen around $200,000 from her bank accounts. While how the theft happened is still under investigation, it understandably made the singer upset. Prior to her death […]

Jennifer Hudson’s Shocking Reaction To Lady Gaga’s Oscar Win

Jennifer Hudson had a shocking reaction to Lady Gaga’s impassioned Oscar acceptance speech, understanding the stress the singer, actress, and now-Oscar winner was under as she stood beneath the blinding lights of the Dolby Theatre and accepted her statuette. As Gaga called for people to realize that winning an Academy Award comes from years of […]

Jennifer Lopez Fires Back At Critics Of Fiery Motown Tribute, Which She Dedicated To One Special Person

It was an over-the-top Grammy tribute to the best of Motown, and Jennifer Lopez was the star of the show, as she blew through some of the most epic tunes created during this legendary era of music and also teased what fans can expect during an upcoming 60th-anniversary special honoring the musicians that made the […]

Nancy Pelosi Receives Standing Ovation At Clive Davis Grammy Gala

While many of the biggest names in the music industry were in attendance at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party on February 9, it was politician Nancy Pelosi that was the star of the night, AP News is reporting. The House Speaker was reportedly the belle of the ball and got the most requests from people to […]

Aretha Franklin’s Financial Woes Reportedly Exposed, Singer’s Alleged Refusal To Pay Bills Revealed

Since Aretha Franklin’s death, her finances have been a major topic of discussion. Almost immediately after the legendary singer’s passing, it was confirmed that she did not have a will and her assets would likely be tied up for quite some time. Now, new details about Aretha Franklin’s finances are being revealed. According to Radar […]

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert To Feature Kelly Clarkson & John Legend

The lineup of musical acts for a network special dedicated to the late Aretha Franklin — to be aired on CBS in 2019 — was announced on Wednesday. Stars like Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Celine Dion, and more will honor the “Queen of Soul” at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles next month, with a […]

Mariah Carey Reveals What Almost Kept Her From Performing With Aretha Franklin

Like many legendary singers from the ’90s, Mariah Carey had the opportunity to take the stage with the one and only Aretha Franklin. In 1998, the ladies took the stage at VH1’s Divas Live. As expected, Mariah Carey was elated about the prestigious honor, but now she’s revealed the reason why that memorable moment almost […]

Aretha Franklin’s Detroit Mansion Sells For $300,000

One lucky Michigan home buyer was able to land a historic bit of property thanks to the recent acquisition of Aretha Franklin’s Detroit home. USA Today reports that Franklin’s estate sold the 5,600-square-foot abode she once owned just south of 7 Mile Road to a Northville local last month. The party that made the purchase […]

Mariah Carey Dishes All About Britney Spears, Meryl Streep, Wendy Williams, & Others

Singer Mariah Carey was featured on Monday’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, reports Entertainment Tonight. During the show, Mariah talked about a number of different topics, including her thoughts on various fellow celebrities. The best selling female artist of all time spoke about fellow artist Whitney Houston, commenting that she has “great memories” […]

Museum That Hosted Aretha Franklin’s Public Visitation Opens THINK Exhibit In Her Honor

The “Queen of Soul” may have left us earlier this year, but a museum in Detroit that hosted a public visitation for Aretha Franklin says it intends to continue honoring her with a new exhibit opening this week. THINK is a “tribute to the Queen of Soul,” according to curators at the Charles H. Wright […]

Aretha Franklin Mural In Detroit’s East Market Is Defaced Overnight

Instead of the Queen of Soul’s singing face, the mural in Detroit’s East Market was covered in gobs of paint. Empty paint cans were scattered on the ground surrounding the mural. The original mural artwork was created by London-based artist Richard Wilson, who was at the mural site repairing the damages on Saturday, reports the […]

Jennifer Hudson Tells Ellen DeGeneres That Playing Aretha Franklin Is Her ‘Dream’ Role

After the tragic death of Aretha Franklin in August, Jennifer Hudson sat down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her honor to play the late Queen of Soul in an upcoming biopic, shares Fox News. The singer-actress and previous American Idol winner revealed that she is “humbled” to have been selected to play the […]

Aretha Franklin ‘Think’ Exhibit Opens In Detroit This Week

Aretha Franklin will be remembered in a new exhibition named Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul that will open at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Tuesday in the Grammy Award-winning singer’s hometown of Detroit starting Tuesday. The exhibit, titled after one of Franklin’s biggest hits from the movie The […]

Aretha Franklin Exhibit Opens New Detroit Art Gallery Early

The Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery was supposed to open in 2019, but the death of Aretha Franklin last month changed that. Just blocks away from the New Bethel Baptist Church on Linwood Street where Franklin’s father was the minister and Franklin’s home on LaSalle Boulevard, the gallery is in the area that […]

Aretha Franklin’s Birth Home Has Property Taxes Paid Off

The owner of the home in South Memphis that served as Aretha Franklin’s birthplace has paid off all of the outstanding property taxes on the location, paving the way for redevelopment of the property. Vera Lee House is the owner of the property, located on 406 Lucy Ave. in Memphis’ Soulsville neighborhood. House paid off […]

Aretha Franklin, John McCain, & Many More Honored In Emmys Tribute

The 2018 installment of the Emmy Awards on Monday night honored the stars who have passed away in the last year with a touching video. As reported by Hollywood Life, the segment both started and ended with the late Aretha Franklin, whose version of “Amazing Grace” was used as the soundtrack for the beautiful video. […]

Aretha Franklin Put To Rest In Same Cemetery As Rosa Parks

Music icon Aretha Franklin was laid to rest on August 31 in a mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. According to USA Today, Franklin was interred in the main mausoleum at the cemetery where leaders of the civil rights movement such as Rosa Parks and Franklin’s father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, are also interred. Auto baron […]

Celebrities Who Have Died In 2018: The List Continues To Grow With Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin

A couple of years ago, it seemed as if celebrity deaths were coming every single day, and it made for a really upsetting year, but 2016 may now have a run for its money. There have been a number of iconic names pass away in 2018, but the last month or so has been extremely […]

Detroit Council Votes To Rename Park For Aretha Franklin

Detroit’s City Council unanimously approved a motion to rename a park in honor of Aretha Franklin on Tuesday, according to the Detroit News. City Council President Brenda Jones, Mayor Mike Duggan, and Franklin’s family were on hand to announce that Chene Park would be renamed to the Aretha Louise Franklin Amphitheater. Mayor Duggan first announced […]

Aretha Franklin’s Family Fires Back At Pastor For ‘Very, Very Distasteful’ Eulogy At Her Funeral

The family of the late Aretha Franklin pushed back at the eulogy delivered by an Atlanta pastor at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week, calling it offensive and distasteful. At the Detroit funeral on Friday, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. delivered a political eulogy in which he described single mothers as incapable of raising […]

Louis Farrakhan On Stage At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Raises Eyebrows On Social Media

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan brought some added controversy to the funeral of musical great Aretha Franklin. Farrakhan had a place of prominence on the stage with other luminaries, but he didn’t speak, and mostly just sat there smiling. Deadline wrote that while Franklin wanted Farrakhan at the event, many others didn’t feel that […]

Ariana Grande Says ‘I Love You London,’ Keeps Quiet On Aretha Franklin Funeral Buzz

Ariana Grande has revealed that she is on her way to London for a special performance. The singer has been performing intimate concerts at small venues since the release of her new album Sweetener. According to BigTop40, UK fans were initially disappointed after Grande only announced “Sweetener Sessions” performances in New York, Los Angeles, and […]

Aretha Franklin Died Without A Will, It May Take Years Before Her Estate Is Fully Sorted Out

Aretha Franklin died without leaving behind a will, meaning that it could take years before her sons and other family members finally have a clear idea of how her sizeable estate should be distributed, Yahoo News is reporting. Complicating this is the fact that the Queen of Soul had a variety of investments, business ventures, […]

Did The Bishop Who Officiated Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Grope Ariana Grande? Bishop Apologizes After Outrage

The Bishop who officiated the funeral of Aretha Franklin has apologized after the outrage over the way he pressed his fingers against a side of singer Ariana Grande’s breasts, according to the Huffington Post. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led the funeral services of the Queen of Soul as a host of musical stars paid […]

Stevie Wonder Takes Aim At White House In Fiery Eulogy For Aretha Franklin

Soul legend Stevie Wonder had a powerful message as he closed out Aretha Franklin’s funeral in Detroit on Friday, as he not only paid tribute to an iconic performer but also took some time to call out President Donald Trump and his administration. As recapped by the Daily Mail, Wonder was one of several acts […]

Ariana Grande Was Mistaken For A Menu Item From Taco Bell By Pastor Presiding Over Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande attended Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday and belted out a powerful rendition of one of the Queen of Soul’s iconic songs. However, the beautiful moment was quickly overshadowed when the pastor presiding over Franklin’s funeral told the popstar that he had originally mistaken her for a menu item from Taco Bell, as reported […]

Tracee Ellis Ross Honors Aretha Franklin And Michael Jackson In Throwback Photo

It’s hard to imagine a more legendary lineup than the one featured in Tracee Ellis Ross’s latest Instagram post. The Black-ish star shared a post with two powerful photos on her Instagram profile on Wednesday, in celebration of Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday. The late Michael Jackson is shown on stage with the late Aretha Franklin, […]

Aretha Franklin Is Celebrated At Buckingham Palace By The Welsh Guards Playing ‘Respect’

Before the funeral of Aretha Franklin got underway in Detroit, London paid its “Respect” with a performance by the Band of the Welsh Guards outside of Buckingham Palace. Traditionally the Band of the Welsh Guards plays music during the changing of the guards, but today, they played one of Franklin’s hits, “Respect,” outside of the […]

Faith Hill’s Live Performance At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Draws Criticism On Twitter

Faith Hill kicked off a star-studded tribute to Aretha Franklin on Friday at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. The celebration of life lasted nine hours, featuring performances by Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, and Stevie Wonder. Hill performed her own rendition of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” backed by a large choir. She’s […]

Melania Trump Allegedly ‘Embarrassed’ By Al Sharpton’s Anti-Trump Remarks At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

For the second time this week, Melania Trump is beside herself with embarrassment because of insults slung at her husband, says an anonymous source who spoke with Hollywood Life. While delivering a speech at Aretha Franklin’s grand send-off, Rev. Al Sharpton aimed some spicy words at President Donald Trump. “The other day I misspelled ‘Respect’ […]

Clive Davis Pays Touching Tribute To Aretha Franklin At Funeral: ‘Aretha Is In Her Own Special Category’

Today, many paid tribute to the Queen of Soul, including famed producer Clive Davis. Franklin’s funeral was a star-studded event in Detroit with performances by Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and more. And aside from just musical performances at the memorial, there were also countless speeches given by stars such […]

Dozens Of Pink Cadillacs To Line Detroit During Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

The Queen of Soul’s funeral takes place tomorrow in Detroit at the Greater Grace Temple. Thousands of fans have stepped out in tribute of the singer since her death on August 16, and a report by CNN indicates that the celebration of her life will continue on as she is laid to rest through a […]

Hear New Aretha Franklin Song Released Following Her Death: Track Shows ‘Queen Of Soul’ As Passionate Activist

The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin died on August 16, at the age of 76, as the Inquisitr reported, leaving behind a legacy of 45 Top 40 hit songs among the hundreds that she recorded, according to History of Recording. But at least one song recorded by Franklin never saw release at all, at least […]

Aretha Franklin Has Wardrobe Change, Appears In Blue Dress For Second Day Of Public Viewing

Today was the second day of funeral services for music legend Aretha Franklin, who passed away earlier this month. According to Page Six, the singer was clad in a pastel blue dress with matching shoes, a wardrobe change from her red dress and heels she had been wearing on Tuesday. The “Natural Woman” singer’s nails […]

Barack Obama Will Miss Aretha Franklin’s Funeral, Sends Letter Instead

Barack Obama will not be able to attend Aretha Franklin’s funeral. USA Today reports that the former president and first lady will not be present for the legendary singer’s funeral, which is scheduled in Detroit on Friday. The Obama’s spokesperson, Katie Hill, released a statement Wednesday confirming their absence. “Unfortunately, President and Mrs. Obama will […]

Taylor Swift Honors ‘Irreplaceable Force’ Aretha Franklin In Moving Tribute At Detroit Concert

Taylor Swift is usually known to fill stadiums with singing fans, but Tuesday night in Detroit, she took a break from singing her hits to pay tribute to hometown favorite Aretha Franklin. Partway through her set, the 28-year-old star asked for the lights to be dimmed as she encouraged her fans to remember the Queen […]

Photo Of Aretha Franklin Lying In Her Casket Goes Viral As ‘Queen Of Soul’ Goes Out In Style

The Queen of Soul is going out in style. A picture of Aretha Franklin lying in her casket gained viral attention this week as the several days of memorial services for the legendary singer kicked off. The Detroit singer passed away earlier this month after a battle with cancer, and on Tuesday, her body laid […]

Aretha Franklin Memorial Services Begin, Hundreds Of Fans Expected

More than 200 fans slept overnight outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History where the Queen of Soul will be sitting in-state for two days for a public viewing, reports The Daily Mail. The two-day public viewing kicks off the start of a four-day memorial and funeral for Aretha Franklin, who died […]

Gabrielle Union Shares Aretha Franklin ‘Day Dreaming’ Lyrics In Instagram Post

Gabrielle Union looked absolutely dreamy in a photo posted by the actress on her Instagram profile on Sunday. In the photo, Union appears fresh-faced and makeup-free in a casual gray tank top. She gazes into the camera, seated with one elbow propped up on her knee, her flawless complexion highlighted by the sun. The photo […]

PETA Is Asking Aretha Franklin’s Family To Donate The Queen Of Soul’s Fur Coats

The often controversial and largest animal rights organization in the world is after the Queen of Soul’s iconic fur coats. Tracy Reiman, the executive president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, sent a letter to Aretha Franklin’s family on Friday requesting the coats so that PETA can donate them to be used as […]

Star-Studded Lineup To Perform At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Next Week

Gone, but never forgotten. Though the Queen of Soul lost her battle to pancreatic cancer last week, fans and celebrities have been sharing fond memories of the late singer both on social media and at memorials in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Next week, the singer will be laid to rest at the Greater Grace […]

Aretha Franklin Did Not Have A Will Upon Her Death, Reports ‘TMZ’

According to a news report by TMZ, music legend Aretha Franklin died without a will. Documents obtained by the news outlet reveal that the iconic singer died intestate at age 76 and her estate was reportedly worth $80 million. This amount could substantially increase as Franklin’s music has seen a surge in popularity since her […]

Aretha Franklin To Be Buried In White Fur, Holding Her Beloved Golden Microphone

Details regarding the burial of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, have been revealed and she will reportedly look in death as she had in life: glamorous and surrounded by her beloved items. Radar Online has reported that Franklin is to be buried clutching a gold microphone and dressed in one of her trademark fur […]

Madonna Blasted For Her Tribute To Aretha Franklin During The VMAs

Aretha Franklin’s passing deeply affected musicians and fans from the youngest to oldest generations. And during the VMAs, it was Madonna’s job to pay tribute to the great legend. On the day of Aretha’s death, Ariana Grande performed “Natural Woman” with the Roots. And so for the VMAs, some may have expected another musical tribute […]

Aretha Franklin’s Granddaughter Shares Video Of The Queen Of Soul Singing At Home Before Her Death

Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, and since then tributes have been pouring in from everyone that knew and loved her. Her granddaughter, Victorie Franklin, 18, also took to social media, attaching a grainy black and white video of the “Queen of Soul” singing at home to […]