The late singer's family has issued a statement criticizing the controversial statements made by the pastor who gave her eulogy on Friday.
A historic and highly emotional all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin took place Friday at the Greater Grace Temple in the Queen of Soul's home city of Detroit.
Chaka Khan performed at Aretha Franklin's funeral -- and she kept a big blue folding fan within sight the entire time.
When Franklin's granddaughter Victorie Franklin, grandson Jordan Franklin, niece Cristal Franklin, and nephew Vaughn Franklin took the stage at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday, with their poise and eloquence, just like Queen Aretha, they did not disappoint.
The idea for a postage stamp honoring Aretha Franklin has spread like wildfire on Twitter, and people want the U.S. Postal Service to act fast.
Many tweeters employed Franklin’s famously shady “great gowns” remark about another blond country singer, Taylor Swift, to criticize Hill’s screechy rendition of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."
Critics of behaviors at Aretha Franklin's funeral are calling out pulpit selfies, Bill Clinton worship, and Ariana Grande’s “club dress."
UPDATE : The great Dan Aykroyd read Deadline’s recent tribute to Aretha Franklin’s performance in Blues Brothers , and had a different recollection of events surrounding him not starring in Animal House than did John Landis, who directed both films and recalled that Saturday Night Live’ s Lorne Michaels kept Aykroyd from joining his pal Belushi in the frat house classic because several cast members from the then white-hot show were peeling off to do films. Landis also…
TMZ reports she had no will. Franklin's net worth at the time of her death was estimated to be roughly $80 million. In the latest updates following her death, TMZ reported that the "Queen of Soul" didn't leave a will behind, according to court documents obtained by the outlet.
The internet was not as amused, with many detractors complaining that Madonna had made the “tribute” all about herself, not about the Queen of Soul.
Madonna was set to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul at Monday’s VMAs, but the speech seemed to be all about the Queen of Pop — Madonna herself, that is. MTV asked Madonna to honor Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday, during her intro for the video of the year winner announcement. Most of the tribute […]
Aretha Franklin’s body will go on public display during a four-day celebration of her life in her hometown of Detroit. Authorities are drawing up plans for a musical tribute featuring major performers as a fitting sendoff for the legendary soul singer, who died aged 76 on Thursday after suffering from pancreatic cancer. Franklin, the preacher’s daughter who became the long-reigning Queen of Soul with such hits as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools”, was born in Memphis, Tennessee but grew up in Detroit after moving there with her family at the age of four.