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Aretha Franklin’s Planning A Food Line, Like Patti LaBelle’s Pies, But Different

Hold onto your wig, Patti LaBelle: Aretha Franklin is coming for your food empire. Click on Detroit reports that the Queen of Soul is working with a Phoenix-based food company to start her own line of products, the news of which will certainly do nothing towards putting their longstanding and hilarious beef to rest.
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Watch: Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Performance Of ‘A Natural Woman’ at The Kennedy Center Honors

Eeasily the best thing that I’ve seen on television by far in 2015. More »


Aretha Franklin, Eternal Diva, Makes A Scene During A Performance Of The Color Purple

This last week in NYC the Queen of Soul was observed treating herself to the joys of theater decidedly on her own terms. More »


Here’s The Trailer For “Amazing Grace,” Sydney Pollack’s Lost Documentary

In 1972, Aretha Franklin performed a show at a church in Los Angeles, running through a set of gospel classics. The resulting show was made into an album called Amazing Grace, which is her best-selling album to date. Director Sydney Pollack filmed the entire concert, but his footage never saw the light of day, which is a… More »


Ashley Madison Hackers Released All Their Stolen Data, Our Long National Nightmare Has Begun

PLUS: They found Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter and Kerry Washington has words to say about her “post-baby” body. More »


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… More »


Quickies: Aretha Franklin Might Have Cancer & Sweden Will Be A “Tough Climate” For Julian Assange

Aretha Franklin supposedly has cancer. [MyFox Detroit]
SeaWorld has responded to Tommy Lee’s allegations regarding its killer whale artificial insemination program, saying the “adventure park” doesn’t use cow vaginas. [TMZ]
Celine Dion’s newborn twins are adorable. [TooFab] … More »


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… More »


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

Check out the trailer for Sydney Pollack’s still-unreleased documentary of Aretha Franklin recording her gospel album Amazing Grace. [PasteMagazine.com]
Jennifer Aniston admits that she guilted Gerard Butler into losing 15 pounds. [Hollywood Life]
Gabourey Sidibe’s mom responded to Howard Stern. [Inside Edition] … More »


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] … More »


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] … More »


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,… More »


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]
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Quick Pic: The Queen Of Soul Is Also The Queen Of Bows


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… More »