Aretha Franklin Wendy Williams Interview Will Be Singer’s First Sit-Down

Daytime diva Wendy Williams has landed the first sit-down interview with Aretha Franklin since the Queen of Soul scrapped all concert dates and underwent treatment for an alleged pancreatic cancer diagnosis last year. Williams — whose interview coups included controversial author Karrine Steffans and singer Whitney Houston during her days as a shock jock in

Christina Aguilera Falls During Aretha Franklin Tribute Grammy Awards 2011

That Christina Aguilera just can’t catch a break. The “Star-Spangled Banner” slayer was part of a unique group of divas (including Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams, and Florence Welch) paying tribute to a noticably-thinner Aretha Franklin at Sunday night’s 2011 Grammy Awards when she nearly took a spill live onstage. Luckily, the five-time Grammy

Christina Aguilera Jennifer Hudson 2011 Grammy Awards Aretha Franklin Tribute

Aguilera’s shot at redemption may come sooner than we thought: Under-siege singer Christina Aguilera will combine vocals with slimmed-down R&B diva Jennifer Hudson and three as-yet-unannounced artist from various genres in a performance that will open this weekend’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The two singers have been tapped to pay tribute to soul singer Aretha

James Van Der Beek “Franklin & Bash” Guest Appearance

Nineties Heartthrob Alert: Former Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek will guest star on an upcoming episode of Franklin & Bash, the new TNT series starring former Saved By the Bell hottie Mark-Paul Gosselaar. The series stars Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer as Jared and Peter as two young attorneys who join a very traditional

Aretha Franklin Cancels All Apperances Through May

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has cancelled all concert dates and personal appearances through May due to undisclosed medical reasons, The Associated Press said Thursday. The news comes several days after the music legend’s longtime publicist Tracey Jordan announced that Franklin, 68, had been released from a Detroit hospital following a brief stay. In

Aretha Franklin Son — Eddie Franklin — Severely Beaten In Detroit

Eddie Franklin, the son of music icon Aretha Franklin, is fighting for his life in Michigan hospital after being severely beaten in a robbery gone wrong at a gas station in Detroit overnight, The Detroit Free Press reports.Eddie, who underwent emergency surgery early Tuesday, was attacked by approximately three people — two men and