Source: AP / The Washington Post NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor’s recommendation. A Monday news release says Franklin will need treatment during the time period shows were scheduled with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20 and at Foxwoods Resort & Casino [...]
Source: Chris Ariens / TVNewser Aretha Franklin says she’d be a good judge on “American Idol,” despite what Kathie Lee Gifford thinks. On Tuesday’s FHOT, Gifford suggested Franklin is too old to judge the FOX singing competition. “If they are looking for a younger demographic, there are a lot of kids out there (who) actually don’t know who Aretha [...]
LISTEN: Will Aretha Franklin Crown The Next American Idol? Plus, Kathie Lee's Comments About The Queen Of Soul
Roland Martin talks with media critic Eric Deggans from the Tampa Bay Times about the possibility of Aretha Franklin becoming one of the judges on American Idol. Plus, Kathie Lee Gifford’s comments about the Queen of Soul being a judge on American Idol. Subscribe to the Roland S. Martin Daily Podcast via iTunes.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talk about the hot topics of the day, including which celebrities might be new judges on “American Idol” and a new study that suggests women are smarter than men. Aretha Franklin comments begin at approx. 6:14
ROLAND S. MARTIN EXCLUSIVE! Aretha Franklin Blasts Kathie Lee, Today Show: Fans Young & Old Know The Queen!
By Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Memo to the Today’s Show Kathie Lee Gifford from the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin: do some research before you talk about me! Earlier Monday during the fourth hour of The Today Show, co-host Hoda Kolb and Kathie Lee Gifford talked with E! Correspondent Jason Kennedy about the story [...]
ROLAND S. MARTIN EXCLUSIVE: The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Wants To Crown The Next ‘American Idol’
By Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Fox’s hit music show, “American Idol,” lost two stars this week when Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced they would not be returning to the show, but they could gain themselves The Queen. Aretha Franklin, a 19-time Grammy Award winner who Rolling Stone proclaimed the greatest female singer of [...]
Aretha Franklin’s Statement Regarding Irresponsible and Inaccurate Reporting Extra TV, the New York Post and Newsday (New York) should stop the BS. Cissy Houston and I have been longtime friends for almost 50 years. I have four invitations and parking passes that were sent to me for the funeral. Extra TV, the New York Post [...]
In an exclusive interview, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin tells TODAY’s Al Roker her reaction when she heard of the death of her goddaughter Whitney Houston.
Source: ABC News Not long ago, Aretha Franklin surprised fans with the news that she and her longtime friend, William “Willie” Willkerson, were engaged and planned to tie the knot in June or July. Well, get ready for another surprise — the Queen of Soul has called off the wedding. In a statement, Franklin said, [...]
Source: Detroit Free Press NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend William (Willie) Wilkerson. The Grammy-winning singer told the Associated Press in a statement today that she and Wilkerson are considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Florida. The Queen of Soul wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on [...]