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In Memoriam: 10 Biggest Celebrity Deaths of 2012 (PHOTOS)

Celebuzz | December 30, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Gone, but never forgotten.

As the lights dim on 2012, we take a moment to remember the great minds, voices and talents we lost in the past year.

Some stars lived long fulfilling lives imprinting their footsteps on the world until the very end, while others were taken from us too… More »

Kelly Clarkson Covers Etta James’ ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ (VIDEO)

| January 23, 2012 - 10:43 am

Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to the late Etta James Saturday night before a sold out crowd at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, the latest stop on her Stronger tour.

Performing before a sold-out crowd, Kelly belted out her own rendition of Etta’s classic song, I’d Rather Go Blind, honoring the legendary… More »

Beyonce Responds to Death of Etta James: ‘This Is a Huge Loss’

| January 20, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Singer and new mom Beyonce released a statement Friday afternoon in response to the death of legendary singer Etta James, whom she played in the 2008 movie Cadillac Records.

“This is a huge loss,” she wrote (via The Los Angeles Times). “Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I… More »

Etta James Passes Away at 73

Amanda Hasaka | January 20, 2012 - 11:07 am

Etta James Was Joking About Beyonce, Obama

Betsy Waldman | February 6, 2009 - 7:14 am

Legendary singer Etta James, 71, now says that her recent outburst about Beyonce singing “her” song “At Last” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration was a joke. Mostly.
“I didn’t really mean anything,” James told the New York Daily News. “Even as a little child, I’ve always had that comedian kind of attitude. … That’s… More »

Morning Buzz: Beyonce Sings For President Obama And Wife

Celebuzz | January 21, 2009 - 6:00 am

Beyonce performed Etta James’ “At Last” for the newly inaugurated President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Neighborhood Ball last night. Denzel Washington introduced Beyonce, who sang on an opposite platform as the couple danced, and quietly conversed and laughed with one another, according to Beyonce and the… More »

The Scoop on Beyoncé’s New Film: Cadillac Records

Celebuzz | December 6, 2008 - 1:59 pm

The film Cadillac Records tells the story of the pioneering Chicago blues label Chess Records, starring Beyoncé Knowles, 27, as legendary singer Etta James.
Knowles makes a strong entrance on screen. She’s introduced to the label’s co-founder (played by Adrien Brody, 35) in a hotel room.
She’s sprawled across a
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Beyoncé Buzzes Big at ‘Cadillac’ Premiere

Celebuzz | November 25, 2008 - 12:39 pm

Turns out Cadillac could be a far better vehicle for Beyoncé Knowles than Dreamgirls ever was.
At Monday night’s L.A. premiere of Cadillac Records, Beyoncé received perhaps the most positive reaction to an on-screen performance yet. The movie tells the story of pioneering music label Chess Records and pits Mrs. Jay-Z as blues powerhouse… More »

Beyoncé Is…Out of Her Mind

Janie Marcus | October 23, 2008 - 1:39 pm

In case there’s anyone left who didn’t get the memo, Beyoncé has an alter ego named Sasha Fierce. That’s why she named her upcoming two-disc album I Am…Sasha Fierce.
“I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work,” Beyoncé confides to Us. “When I’m on stage, this alter ego… More »

Beyoncé’s Tasty Weight Gain

Betsy Waldman | October 22, 2008 - 7:59 am

Beyoncé has been working the Etta James wig for all it’s worth during the time leading up to the release of her new album I Am… and film Cadillac Records.
And as for portraying James in the movie, Beyoncé points out to In Style, “I gained almost 15 pounds to play the role. It… More »

Beyoncé’s Million-Dollar Mane

Betsy Waldman | October 6, 2008 - 3:09 pm

It’s unbeweaveable! 
InTouch is reporting that Beyoncé Knowles, by all means a humble Southern gal, has a wig collection that tops over a million bucks.
“The majority of them are custom-made from real hair,” a source tells the mag, “and she’s probably got $1 million worth of stunning wigs.”
Stunning? Sure, like the super-coiffedMore »