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Cutest Ever: Katy Perry Brought A Tiny Aretha Franklin Hat Replica To The Inauguration

Remember four years ago when Aretha Franklin wore a crazy grey church hat to the Obama inauguration? Wasn’t that great? Well, Katy Perry got to go to the inauguration this time, and she paid homage to the great Miss Aretha with a version of her hat that’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Katy was kind enough to tweet us the baby hat, with the caption, “Big inauguration, tiny Aretha hat.” [Fashionista]

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Aretha Franklin Duets With Condoleezza Rice On “I Say A Little Prayer”


In one of their weirdest pairings ever, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin teamed up for a duet on “I Say A Little Prayer” at a Philly benefit concert for inner-city youth. Unfortunately, the AP didn’t clip the whole song, but I’d like to think Condi whipped out the jazz hands at some point. [AP via The New York Times] Keep reading »

Quickies: Sydney Pollack And Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” & Next Year’s Oscar Host Revealed?

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Dude-Hat Inspired By Aretha Franklin?

Designer Michael Angel may have taken a cue from Aretha Franklin‘s inauguration day hat, styling this male model with a giant bow on his head for the label’s spring/summer 2010 look book. [Design Scene] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Aretha Franklin Finally Covers Up The Girls

Aretha Franklin has been known for showing off her ample bosom in recent years, but she covered up her cleavage for a stroll in Central Park. Now, if only she’d do something about the clashing animal prints of her dress and hat. [NYC, 9/14/09] Keep reading »

Slideshow: The Frisky’s Favorite Plus Sized Pin Ups

Big girl bombshell Beth Ditto has already made us swoon with her songs and her sass, but now she’s going to conquer a business that has typically seemed a little small minded for a lady like her- fashion. Known for her outtasight onstage getups made of metallic spandex and her tasty Tracey Turnblad-esque print dresses, everyone has been taking notice of the lead singer of The Gossips’ bold personal style and sense of self- especially Lisa Marie Peacock. The head designer of Evans’, a plus size chain store in the UK, is reportedly canoodling with the saucy singer about rocking her look for the clothing line. Set to debut this June, it sounds like Beth’s got big plans to wrap the whole world in gold lamé! But even more than the news of her desire to dress us up in her love is the fact that she’s among a growing crop of cuties with a bootie getting noticed for all their assets. Empowering people of all sizes makes every lady look and feel her best. So, in honor of the women who are showing the range of size stardom can come in, here are the Frisky’s favorite Plus Size Pin Ups:

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Quickies!: White House Sex, Aretha’s Inaugural Hat, Unabomber Role Play

  • A lot has gone on behind the closed doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including a few love affairs and sex scandals. Check out how our presidents’ secret love lives shaped our values regarding sex and relationships as a nation. Just a heads up, the article doesn’t mention James Buchanan’s suspected homosexuality. [Your Tango]
  • Fighting for someone that doesn’t want to be with you hurts and is futile. Instead, close that chapter on your life. [Dear Sugar]
  • Is becoming a porn queen acceptable for a former beauty queen? Yes, it is, especially for a former Miss USA who enjoys combining her two passions–sex and acting. [Shine]
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    LegO-bama Rules Legoland

    Tomorrow, Barack Obama will be sworn in as President of the United States. But he’s already ruling Legoland in California, where master craftsmen/nerds have “pre-enacted” the entire inauguration, including Oprah. Over a thousand mini figures were constructed to build the scene, from the motorcade to the swearing in on the Capitol steps, to the lines at the port-o-potty. However, perhaps the most magnificent details are Aretha Franklin’s giant lego ta-ta’s. She’s stacked! [Telegraph]

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