Aretha Franklin

George Michael: The Music Is All That Matters

Tom Cridland | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tom Cridland

It is thoroughly shameful that, in the wake of George Michael's hugely tragic passing on Christmas Day, the British tabloid media have chosen to publi...

Aretha Franklin Forced To Cancel Concerts On Doctor's Orders

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Aretha Franklin has been forced to cancel a string of upcoming live shows on medical grounds. Doctors have advised the soul diva to pull out of at le...

This Girl Performing 'Respect' Is The BEST Thing We've Seen All Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents

Getting up on stage for a performance is probably one of the most nerve-wracking things your child will experience. But not for Johanna Colon. ...

WATCH: Taylor Swift 'Overwhelmed' By Legend's Surprise Birthday Serenade

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Taylor Swift has marked her 25th birthday in unique fashion, being serenaded by soul legend Aretha Franklin, no less. This year's biggest star was...

Marcella Detroit: After Three Decades in Music, She Can't Forget the Motor City

Jason Holmes | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

We're on the King's Road and Marcella has just wrapped up the final gig of a short UK tour to promote her new album The Vehicle (Right Recordings, 2013).

What Bobby Bland Could Teach David Cameron

Grant Feller | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

There's not an obvious connection to be made between the death of one of the finest and most charismatic soul singers there ever was, Bobby Bland, and the imminent Cabinet reshuffle that David Cameron is rumoured to be planning. But a weekend conversation with a friend and ex-colleague has, this morning, proved an unlikely source of inspiration.

One Sharp Cat: Nick Etwell

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Shoreditch in east London. It's in the Bricklayer's Arms that Nick Etwell greets me with a grin, a paisley scarf knotted around his throat.

Aretha Remembers Whitney Her Own Way

WENN | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Aretha Franklin paused her gig in New York on Saturday night to remember her late friend Whitney Houston, hours after pulling out of a performance at ...

Aretha Franklin Misses Funeral

WENN | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Aretha Franklin has been forced to pull out of performing at Whitney Houston's funeral in New Jersey due to health issues. Longtime family friend F...

Stars Prepare For Whitney Funeral

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Family, friends and a host of celebrities are set to attend the funeral of singer Whitney Houston. They will gather for a private service at New Ho...

Singing Stars Confirmed For Whitney Funeral

PA | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at a private funeral for Whitney Houston on Saturday, in what promises to be a very musical service. Ho...

Whitney's Funeral To Be Televised

WENN | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

A public memorial planned for Friday has been scrapped, but the late singer's publicist has told media outlets that Saturday's private family service ...

Aretha Has Message For Whitney Fans

WENN | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Aretha Franklin has penned an open letter to fans of her goddaughter Whitney Houston, urging them to "remember the hits" and "forget the misses". T...

Lipgoss: Glenn Close Says Cult Made Her a Better Actress

Anna Hart | Posted 25.03.2012 | Home
Anna Hart

Fatal Attraction star Glenn Close has the following advice for budding thespians: try a cult! The actress told New York magazine that her family joined the conservative Moral Re-Armament sect with her family when she was just seven years old...

Aretha Franklin's Biopic 'Wish List'

WENN | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Aretha Franklin has revealed her "wish list" of actors for a biopic about her life - she wants Nia Long, Kerry Washington and Blair Underwood to sign ...