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Aretha Franklin ‘despised’ Trump and refused inauguration invite

The women's movement was just getting going in 1967 when Franklin took on Otis Redding's " Respect ", which soon became known as an anthem both for civil rights and for feminism . In a video package highlighting the star's most memorable moments, there is a picture of Franklin on the left and the dates of her life with an image of Patti LaBelle in the top right corner. [Full Article...]

Stormy Daniels Won’t Appear On ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ In Britain After All

The American adult film star, who gained notoriety after suing President Donald Trump following an alleged affair, was expected to be in the line-up of the Channel 5 show. "What will be really interesting is seeing the other side of the stories that we've not heard before". A storm that was heading across the Atlantic towards the British Isles has been averted, as Stormy Daniels has report... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's comments about Aretha Franklin are raising a lot of eyebrows

Donald Trump's comments about Aretha Franklin are raising a lot of eyebrows Franklin was born in Memphis, Tenn. on March 25, 1942. "I was listening to her music while I was driving in". Franklin died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. Her recording success continued across the 70s, with 1972's Young, Gifted and Black and 1976's Sparkle both achieving Gold stats. She also turned heads at the Grammys that year with an operatic performance: filling in for the... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Said She Was Marrying Pete Davidson In 2016

Ariana Grande Said She Was Marrying Pete Davidson In 2016 Of the track on the album named after her fiance, Grande said, "it was either gonna be that or "This Is About Pete Davidson .' I was like, 'Why not?" Before filming the show, Ariana shared a black and white picture of her hugging the Respect singer, with an Instagram caption of hearts. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Admits Exhaustion As Tweet Storm Deepens

Elon Musk Admits Exhaustion As Tweet Storm Deepens Tesla produced only slightly more than 100,000 vehicles past year and the company has been struggling to boost production of its Model 3, which is less expensive than its first models and could help expand Tesla's base. He has since said he is searching for funds for the effort. "This has really come at the expense of seeing my kids". In the first tweet, he said he was considering taking Tes... [Full Article...]

Aretha Franklin Vigil Held Amid Queen of Soul's Health Battle

Aretha Franklin Vigil Held Amid Queen of Soul's Health Battle The Detroit church once led by Aretha Franklin's father - and where she first tested her remarkable voice - filled with music once again Wednesday as dozens gathered for a prayer vigil for the ailing "Queen of Soul". After her performance, he said, "Nobody embodies more fully the connection between the African-American spiritual, the blues, R&B, rock and roll the way that hardship and sorrow wer... [Full Article...]

Glenn Close Opens Up About Disney Firing James Gunn

Glenn Close Opens Up About Disney Firing James Gunn According to Variety , Gunn had a meeting with Disney chairman Alan Horn to "clear the air" - but still with the resulting decision that he won't be brought back to the film. Feige more than realized this and chose to side with Disney in order to save the image of Marvel Studios as well. Back in July, Walt Disney Studios dismissed Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. [Full Article...]

Aretha Franklin's Family Planning Public Viewing at Detroit Museum

Franklin's performance over three nights at the storied San Francisco venue stands among the best live albums in American music, and includes a surprise duet with Ray Charles and her version of Otis Redding's " Respect ", a song that became synonymous with her. [Full Article...]

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at 76

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at 76 A biopic, Queen of Soul , will star Jennifer Hudson, who Franklin considered one of her first choices to play her. She continued, "Just as they welcomed #ArethaFranklin to their hearts during their lifetime, both my father and mother have welcomed the #QueenOfSoul to their heavenly home". [Full Article...]

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, dies aged 76

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, dies aged 76 They have said funeral arrangements will be announced "in the coming days". Aretha Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit, according to her publicist. We were witnessing the greatest soul artist of all time. However, the decade was not a bust by a long shot. She released an album as recently as a year ago. [Full Article...]

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died at 76

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died at 76 Earlier this week the news broke that she was seriously ill and was being surrounded by loved ones. Following a tribute to the Queen of Soul at his annual pre-Grammys bash in January 2018, Clive Davis announced that Hudson was Franklin's choice to portray her on the big screen. [Full Article...]

Priyanka Chopra shows off enormous engagement ring for the first time

Priyanka Chopra shows off enormous engagement ring for the first time Chopra, 36, and Jonas , 25, first met past year and in May, they both attended the Met Gala in New York City as guests of Ralph Lauren . It was also recently reported that Nick's family will be jetting to India soon to meet Priyanka's family. [Full Article...]

Genoa bridge collapse death toll rises past 35

Genoa bridge collapse death toll rises past 35 A French lawyer who was in a vehicle with her husband and 3-year-old son said they were just coming onto the bridge when "we saw the pylon go completely to the right, and we realized what was happening". Ms Boccia's boyfriend Carlos Trujillo was killed with her. That catastrophe was one that some Italian engineers had been warning about for years. [Full Article...]

Trump disparaged son, Harriet Tubman, says former White House aides book

Trump disparaged son, Harriet Tubman, says former White House aides book Her book - which paints Trump as a racist, liar and a "germophobe" with a "total lack of empathy" - has plunged the White House and the President into fresh crisis, and her comments to the media have dominated USA headlines for days. "Omarosa sabotaged President Trump's Black America agenda by refusing to allow black Republicans near the White House, ignoring policy proposals drafted and submi... [Full Article...]

YouTube pulls ad for The Nun because of 'shocking content'

YouTube pulls ad for The Nun because of 'shocking content' They say that there's no such thing as bad publicity, and in the case of New Line's upcoming The Nun , that can be said about a recent viral stunt for the film which was deemed too inappropriate for YouTube . The video features a volume button declining before a Nun pops up and screams. Some users online complained of seeing the ad late at night or at other inopportune times. [Full Article...]

Pearl Jam shares poster depicting Trump's corpse and a burning White House

Pearl Jam shares poster depicting Trump's corpse and a burning White House The "Rock2Vote" concert was aimed at encouraging young people to vote in the November midterm elections and support Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana, who is from Ament's hometown of Big Sandy. While it doesn't seem as though Pearl Jam are too fussed by the criticism coming their way, it remains to be seen what Donald Trump will have to say about the scene depicted in the above poster... [Full Article...]

Photographic memory: Pete Souza trolls Trump with just the right Obama photos

Photographic memory: Pete Souza trolls Trump with just the right Obama photos Previously, White House spokesmen have referred to Trump's own comments rather than supplying their own defenses in response to questions about Trump's alleged affair with Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal , Trump's baseless claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign , and Trump's other unfounded assertion that millions of people voted illegally in the 2... [Full Article...]

After Pressure, Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

After Pressure, Twitter Suspends Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones The company asked Jones to delete the post - Twitter does not remove tweets on its own, a spokesman said - and banned him from tweeting for seven days, though he is permitted to browse Twitter. CNN , confirming the suspension, reports Jones' video said, "now is time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag". He mentions taking action in courts, among other things, and says "people nee... [Full Article...]

A Year Later Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together

A Year Later Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together Alexa users will have access to Cortana's knowledge and helpful productivity features such as calendar management, day at a glance and rich email integration. The companies promise that the experience will become better and more robust as they become available to more people over time. Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana are coming soon to a smart device near you - together, with new integrat... [Full Article...]

She Shot Off Her Face. Now She Has a New One

She Shot Off Her Face. Now She Has a New One Afterward, "I felt so guilty that I had put my family through such pain". Katie's doctors chose to give her a full transplant instead of a partial one because, with the donor's face being wider and darker, transplanting 100 percent of it would look better. [Full Article...]


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