Aretha Franklin

Denzel Washington Did NOT Strangle Aretha Franklin, Despite Misleading Report

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Denzel Washington Aretha Franklin

Actor Denzel Washington did NOT strangle singer Aretha Franklin, despite an irresponsibly misleading tabloid report. Gossip Cop can help clear up this situation.

Taylor Swift Touched By Aretha Franklin Singing “Happy Birthday” At Billboard Lunch – WATCH VIDEO!

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Taylor Swift Billboard Lunch


Taylor Swift, who was named “Woman Of The Year” by Billboard, got an early birthday gift on Friday when, during the magazine’s “Women In Music” luncheon in New York, Aretha Franklin sang “Happy Birthday” to the younger singer. Not long afterwards, Swift, who was also presented with a birthday cake at the lunch, wrote on Twitter, “Aretha Franklin just sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me and it will take me decades to recover. #goals”

Check out the video here!

LISTEN: Aretha Franklin “Rolling In The Deep” — Better Than Adele?

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Aretha Franklin Rolling in the Deep


Aretha Franklin covers “Rolling In The Deep” on her new album Aretha Franklin Takes on the Great Diva Classics.

Is her version even better than Adele’s original?

Aretha Franklin Fights Johnny Rockets Employee Over Takeout

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Aretha Franklin Johnny Rockets

Aretha Franklin fought with a Johnny Rockets employee this week over whether the Queen of Soul was allowed to eat her takeout order inside the restaurant.

WATCH: President Obama Flubs “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” During Aretha Franklin Tribute

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President Obama botched one of Aretha Franklin’s signature lines while paying homage to the legendary singer at the White House on Thursday.

Discussing her song that became a “rallying cry,” Obama began, “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her…”

Inside Oprah’s Celebrity Farewell Shows

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Oprah Winfrey taped her third and second to last shows on Tuesday night in front of more than 20,000 fans inside Chicago’s United Center, and everyone showed up to pay homage – Tom Hanks, Madonna, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Will Smith and the list goes on and on.

Avril Lavigne Latest Death Hoax Victim

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Avril Lavigne is the latest victim of a sick, FAKE death hoax.

According to yet another gross prank from Global Associated News, “Musician Avril Lavigne is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today -January 2, 2011.”

Lavigne is NOT dead.

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