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

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

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

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

Did someone order an adorable dose of sass?

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

Pretty Girls: Our 15 Favorite Female Pop Collaborations

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.

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

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

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,…

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

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

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! …

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

Miley Cyrus Wore a Whole Dress Last Night

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.  …

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

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

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.


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

The Celebrity Consensus: Leave Beyonce Alone!

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…

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

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

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.

| July 18, 2012 - 8:00 pm

‘American Idol’ Fracas: Aretha Franklin Responds to ‘Today’ Show Host Kathie Lee Gifford

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…

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

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

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…

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

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

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 Downey

tracimac | December 16, 2009 - 2:15 pm

Smithsonian to Aretha Franklin: Give Us Your Hat!

While women like Michelle Obama gladly make history out of fashion (and fashion history, for that matter), there are some sentimental ladies even the Smithsonian Institution can’t sway.
Ask Aretha Franklin, who helped ring in President Barack Obama’s inauguration by belting a tune for the monumental event. The singer stunned (to say the least)…

Matt Donnelly | January 30, 2009 - 4:10 pm