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Aretha Franklin Slammed In Damning Biography / Accused Of Loathing Beyonce, Diana Ross & Barbra Streisand…And Loving Fried Chicken

“Loathed” Diana Ross…But Loved Chicken Of The Fried Persuasian


“She saw Barbra Streisand as competition. She had the same reaction to Diana Ross when Ross played Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues. She was feeling outdone by these other women.”

Following the release of her latest studio album ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics’, ‘Soul Sister’ Aretha Franklin has seen her name pulled through the mire by a book penned by a writer charged with writing her autobiography fifteen years ago.

Alas, if claims made by Mr. David Ritz are to be believed today, that version of her story was nothing more than a fluff piece, built to mask the mess his new book ‘RESPECT’ claims Ms. Franklin has attempted to conceal for decades.

A tale of love, sex and malice below…


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Hilarious: Aretha Franklin Battles Through Tech Glitches During Press Junket


Ever eager to promote her brand new studio album ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics’ is Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul.

So, yesterday saw her beamed into news outlets across the USA to promote the album with the help of many a star struck news anchor, eager to declare their admiration for her.

Alas, things didn’t go to plan. For, thanks to a faulty ear piece, Franklin was unable to hear many of the questions put to her. The result? A show case of the personality that’s made the icon one of the world’s more endearing and unintentionally hilarious entertainers.

Watch below…


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Watch: Aretha Franklin Performs ‘At Last’ On The Today Show


The legendary Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin is readying new album ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics’ for an October 21st release.

And while some of her younger pupils have become accustomed to hitting the promo trail the week of release, the 72-year-old icon is heeding the old school way of “working a record” by promoting in earnest in the lead-up to its arrival.

Her latest stop was the Today Show this morning, where she thrilled with a rousing rendition of Etta James’ ‘At Last’.

Check it out below…


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New Song: Aretha Franklin – ‘I Will Survive’ {Gloria Gaynor & Destiny’s Child Cover}

The Queen Of Soul Salutes Another Diva Classic


Aretha Franklin is back.

As reported, the Queen Of Soul is readying a new album – under the stewardship of Clive Davis – titled ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics’.

Set for release on October 21st, the intriguing project sees the legend pay homage to a carefully curated list of classics and has thus far spawned a cover of Adele‘s ‘Rolling In The Deep’. 

Today, though, brings with it another cut from the LP. This time it’s Franklin’s take on Gloria Gaynor‘s classic anthem ‘I Will Survive’, which she has fused with Destiny’s Child‘s mega-smash ‘Survivor’.

Take a listen below…


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Watch: Youtube Series ‘Got 2B Real’ Returns With New Webisode

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Good things come to those who wait!

The Queen of Shades Patti Lahelle deals her newest hand of laughs with the latest installment of fan favorite ‘Got 2B Real’. After hitting a sour note with part 1&2 of the series finale, Lahelle is bringing back all your favorite divas – Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey to do a diva reunion helmed by Iyanla Vanzant and ‘Queen of Shoul’ (all puns intended) Aretha Franklin.

Get into more ‘Got 2B Real’ below:


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Aretha Franklin Performs Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ On ‘Letterman’ / Whitney Houston’s Mom Sings Back-Up


The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is back at it.

As previously reported, the legendary singer will release ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Diva Classics’ on October 21st and is leading the charge with first single ‘Rolling In The Deep’ – her take on Adele’s smash hit.

Backed by a full band which included Whitney Houston‘s mother Cissy (pictured below, left), the 72-year-old took to the stage on the Late Show With David Letterman last night to perform ‘Deep’ – which she inter-spliced with Motown classic ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’.


Peep the performance below…


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New Song: Aretha Franklin – ‘Rolling In the Deep’ [Must Hear!!]


Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is back!

The 72-year-old singer, with the help of Clive Davis, is breathing new life into a number of classic “diva” offerings from the likes of Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, and more.  Unveiling news on her newest album ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics,’ if you’ve ever wondered what Franklin’s thrilling gospel style would sound like over the instrumental of Alicia Keys‘No One,’ then wonder no more.

With 10 tracks of Re-re revamps aboard one album, the decision of choosing one to kick off the October 21st due set had to have been challenging.  Alas, the selection came in the form of Adele’s monster hit ‘Rolling In the Deep.’

Will Franklin see her version roll the song right back to the top of charts?  You tell us after you listen to this must hear tune:


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