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Will Smith Spoke to Prince Hours Before His Passing, Aretha Franklin Says it Was Zika

Jelani Addams Rosa | April 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

The musician’s friends are still reeling from his shocking death.  … More »

WATCH: Mini Tap Dancer Channels Aretha Franklin in Sassy ‘Respect’ Number

Peggy Truong | June 9, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Did someone order an adorable dose of sass?

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Pretty Girls: Our 15 Favorite Female Pop Collaborations

Matt Russoniello | May 6, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Between the release of Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls” and our longing for a Lady Gaga / Madonna / Katy Perry single, we felt inspired to revisit our favorite female pop collaborations from years past.

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Pop Stars Stun at Billboard’s ‘Women in Music’ Event – Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Jessie J & More!

Kaitlyn Laurie | December 13, 2014 - 1:00 pm

OMG! All the pop queens were at Billboard’s Women in Music luncheon yesterday! We’re talking Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, and the list goes on!

Additionally, Taylor Swift’s birthday weekend officially began yesterday when she was honored as Billboard’s “Woman of the Year”, and the legendary queen of soul herself,… More »

Aretha Franklin’s Clearly Not a Fan of Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s Music

Jess Cohen | November 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Aretha Franklin doesn’t seem to like Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s music.

The legendary singer just gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal, in which she throws some shade at Minaj and Swift. Check out the interview and let us know what you think of her comments! … More »

Miley Cyrus Wore a Whole Dress Last Night

Barbara DeFranco | October 23, 2013 - 9:50 am

In her most shocking move to date, the Karma Chameleon Miley Cyrus put on a a floor-length gown, ditched the gauche red lipstick and looked simply elegant at the Night Of Stars event in New York City.  … More »

Beyonce Lip-Syncing at the Inauguration Was ‘The Best Case Scenario’

Chad Kennedy | January 25, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Four days after President Obama’s inauguration ceremony, Beyonce is still under fire for her “pre-recorded” performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

The singer has yet to make an official statement about the controversy, but a number of other celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes and Katy Perry, have expressed their support.

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The Celebrity Consensus: Leave Beyonce Alone!

Gabrielle Chung | January 23, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Beyonce’s “Star Mangled Banner” controversy isn’t over just yet.

The singer faced backlash this Monday following President Barack Obama’s  presidential inauguration ceremony, in which it was revealed by attendees that the pop star decided to fall back on a “pre-recording” just hours before her scheduled live performance.

Following the bombshell news, fellow… More »

Aretha Franklin Scared of Flying: 10 Other Celebrity Phobias (PHOTOS)

| July 18, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Aretha Franklin threw her hat into the American Idol ring this week when a friend said she’s ready to replace departing judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. There’s only one major problem: She’s scared of flying! After all, the judges cross the country looking for contestants and sometimes they’re going to have to fly.
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‘American Idol’ Fracas: Aretha Franklin Responds to ‘Today’ Show Host Kathie Lee Gifford

Lance Debler | July 18, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Aretha Franklin wants a little respect from Kathie Lee Gifford.

On Monday, the Today show host said on-air that the Queen of Soul might not hack it as a judge on American Idol.

“If they are looking for a younger demographic, there are a lot of kids out there (who) actually don’t… More »

Will Aretha Franklin’s Flying Phobia Affect A Possible ‘American Idol’ Gig? Plus 11 Other Stars Who Are Afraid of the Friendly Skies (PHOTOS)

Lance Debler | July 17, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Aretha Franklin threw her hat into the American Idol ring this week – albeit unofficially – when a friend said she’s ready to replace departing judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

“She would love that gig,” the pal told the NY Daily News. “It pays millions of dollars, and she could stay put… More »

The Year’s 20 Best Pieces of Celebrity Headgear (PHOTOS)

tracimac | December 16, 2009 - 2:15 pm

Celebrities have pretty much mastered the art of taking it to the next level, “it” being anything and everything — especially hats, headpieces, hairbands and the like. They are SO GOOD at taking that kind of stuff to the next level.
So to celebrate, Celebuzz decided to say “hat’s off” to Madonna, Robert DowneyMore »

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