Posts tagged "Etta James"

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

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…

By: Celebuzz / December 30, 2012

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

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…

By: / January 23, 2012

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

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…

By: / January 20, 2012

Etta James Was Joking About Beyonce, Obama

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’…

By: Betsy Waldman / February 6, 2009

Morning Buzz: Beyonce Sings For President Obama And Wife

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 SpinTelly.com. Beyonce and the…

By: Celebuzz / January 21, 2009

The Scoop on Beyoncé’s New Film: Cadillac Records


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

By: Celebuzz / December 6, 2008

Beyoncé Buzzes Big at ‘Cadillac’ Premiere

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…

By: Celebuzz / November 25, 2008

Beyoncé Is…Out of Her Mind

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…

By: Janie Marcus / October 23, 2008

Beyoncé’s Tasty Weight Gain

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…

By: Betsy Waldman / October 22, 2008

Beyoncé’s Million-Dollar Mane

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-coiffed

By: Betsy Waldman / October 6, 2008