Send us a scoop!

Celebrity: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin to Kathie Lee Gifford: Do "Some Research" Before Talking About Me
Old school soul fans were thrilled when none other than Aretha Franklin possesed an interest in filling one of the Americon Idol judging seats last week. OK! NEWS: ARETHA FRANKLIN WANTS TO JUDGE AMERICAN IDOL Quick on the heels of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez stepping down, Aretha reportedly sent an e-mail to CNN saying Read More
Aretha Franklin Wants to Judge 'American Idol'!
With Adam Lambert and Katy Perry's names being tossed around as potential American Idol judges, there's one musical legend who's tossing her hat into the ring — none other than Aretha Franklin! OK! NEWS: AMERICAN IDOL EXITS — STEVEN TYLER & JENNIFER LOPEZ DUMPED OVER MONEY? RANDY JACKSON OUT? The Queen of Soul apparently e-mailed CNN Read More
Was Aretha Franklin Banned From Whitney Houston's Funeral?
Although Whitney Houston's funeral was full of celebs — like Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and music mogul Clive Davis — paying their respects, one A-lister was noticeably absent: Aretha Franklin. OK! NEWS: BOBBY BROWN WANTS BOBBI KRISTINA TO GO TO REHAB TO DEAL WITH HER GRIEF   Reports first indicated she was unable to attend Read More
Whitney Houston's Funeral in Newark; Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey Among the Attendee...
Whitney Houston sadly passed away a week ago at the young age of 48.  And today, she will now be put to rest amongst her family and friends. With the service being streamed online and airing on networks from ABC to CNN to MSNBC, it is time to remember the woman she was and the Read More
Aretha Franklin Calls Off Engagement to William Wilkerson
The wedding is off. Aretha Franklin was one of the many celebrities to get engaged over the holidays, but she won't be heading down the aisle. OK! NEWS: ARETHA FRANKLIN IS ENGAGED TO LONGTIME FRIEND WILLIAM "WILLIE" WILKERSON Aretha's rep, in a statement to Access Hollywood, confirmed that Aretha has called of her engagement to Read More
Aretha Franklin is Engaged to Longtime Friend William "Willie" Wilkerson
Aretha Franklin is getting hitched to her longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson. The "Respect" singer announced today that she will be taking another matrimonial trip. OK! NEWS: ARETHA FRANKLIN THANKS FANS AFTER STUNNING GRAMMY TRIBUT The Grammy winner's rep told OK!, "The Queen of Soul brought in the New Year right by talking marriage with longtime Read More
Lunchtime Lowdown: Kimora Lee Simmons Is "Practicing" for Another Baby
• Kimora Lee Simmons says she’s “practicing” for another baby with Djimon Hounsou. (PopEater) • Check out James Franco‘s road to the Oscars. (Celebuzz) • Aretha Franklin says she’s sorry Fantasia Barrino is upset she wasn’t a part of her Grammy tribute. (Huffington Post) • Katy Perry has nothing against Britney Spears… or her product Read More
Fantasia Speaks About Grammy Boycott
Although American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino, won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance, during the ceremony she was nowhere to be found. Want to know why? She wasn’t asked to sing in the opening tribute to Aretha Franklin and instead, chose to stay home and watch it on TV!
Aretha Franklin Thanks Fans After Stunning Grammys Tribute
In a stunning opening performance to the Grammy Awards, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Florence Welch and Yolanda Adams payed homage to the Queen of Soul. Much to the delight of the audience, Aretha Franklin appeared in a video to thank her fans for their support. It was Aretha’s first televised appearance since having Read More
WATCH: Christina Aguilera Falls at Grammys During Aretha Franklin Tribute
First a lyrical fumble, now an on-stage stumble. Viewers who were paying close attention to last night’s Grammy performances may have noticed Christina Aguilera took a spill on stage at the end of her tribute to Aretha Franklin! 
Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson Will Honor Aretha Franklin at Grammys
Only five days to go and another stellar line-up has been added to the Grammys roster! Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will honor Aretha Franklin on Sunday night merely one week after Christina’s flub from the Super Bowl!
Breakfast Links: Nicolette Sheridan Drops Part of 'Desperate Housewives' Lawsuit
•Nicolette Sheridan drops part of Desperate Housewives lawsuit (TMZ) •Michael Lohan sends Charlie Sheen open letter (Radar Online) •Rihanna courtside at Clippers game (JustJared) •Halle Berry picks up treats, nominations and endorsement from Aretha Franklin (PopSugar) •Oprah ate 30 lbs. of mac and cheese after Beloved flopped (Entertainment Weekly)
Aretha Franklin Tells Fans She Feels Great!
In her first interview since falling ill and canceling her concerts, Aretha Franklin wants fans to know she’s doing great after an undisclosed surgery on Dec. 2.
Breakfast Links: Does Lindsay Lohan Have a Stalker?
• Is Lindsay Lohan being stalked while in rehab? (Celebuzz) • Aretha Franklin returns home from the hospital. (Huffington Post) • Tom Cruise thanks Dubai for their hospitality while filming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. (Just Jared) • Lil’ Kim and Drake are Twitter’s most popular rappers. (PopEater) • Leighton Meester says singing live is “terrifying.” Read More
Report: Aretha Franklin Has Cancer
After a magazine story this week claimed that Aretha Franklin has incurable pancreatic cancer, a new report out of Detroit cites a relative of the Queen of Soul that she does in fact have cancer, and that the family is “very concerned.”
Breakfast Links: Kellan Lutz Wants a 'Twilight' Spin-Off; Robert Pattinson & Kris...
•  Kellan Lutz says he’d love to have his own Twilight spin-off. (Celebuzz) • Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart go for a swim and lock lips on the set of their Twilight honeymoon! (PopSugar) • Aretha Franklin‘s surgery was “highly successful.” (Huffington Post) • Nicole Kidman says she wanted Aaron Eckhart to be her Rabbit Read More
Lunchtime Lowdown: Kody Batchelor to Join 'Glee'?; Joe Jackson Refiles Wrongful Death ...
• Kody Batchelor joining Glee cast as Coach Beiste’s new recruit? (Celebuzz) • Michael Jackson‘s father Joe Jackson refiles wrongful death suit. (MTV News) • Aretha Franklin fans hold a prayer vigil before she undergoes surgery. (Huffington Post) • Andy Samberg chats with Phineas & Ferb! (Just Jared) • Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” gets snubbed Read More
Ronald Isley Honored at Soul Train Awards; Solo Album Debuts Tomorrow
Just 7 months after his release from prison for tax evasion, recording artist Ronald Isley is set to debut his solo album tomorrow, Nov. 20.  The singer was also recognized for his body of work last night during a 19-minute long tribute on the Soul Train Awards.
Aretha Franklin Cancels Concerts for the Next Six Months
Unfortunately, the show won’t go on for Aretha Franklin. The singer has had to cancel all of her concerts and appearances for the next six months.
Breakfast Links: Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Get Engaged; James Bond is Back
•Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are engaged. (Huffington Post) •Doctors tell Aretha Franklin to clear her schedule until May, although her condition is not known. (PopEater) •William Shatner performs Cee Lo Green‘s profane internet hit before Gwyneth Paltrow sings it on Glee. (Just Jared) •Daniel Craig can start pumping iron again: the next James Bond Read More