Aretha Franklin Serenades Taylor Swift 

In today's Tweet Beat, Taylor Swifts receives birthday wishes from the Queen of Soul, there might be a pumpkin spice emergency and Azealia Banks is trying to bring back a trend. » 12/12/14 7:30pm 12/12/14 7:30pm

Aretha Franklin Talks Modern Divas, Snubs Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj

Aretha Franklin sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss JP Morgan's plans to cut 3,000 more jobs this year her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. The interviewer asked her about today's top songstresses, and her responses, as always, were pretty phenomenal. » 11/08/14 11:30am 11/08/14 11:30am

Aretha Franklin Has No Time For This Interview Nonsense

Nothing will make your day like this supercut of Aretha Franklin doing local news to promote her new album. Just look at that screencap above! Even if you aren't a fan of her music, her sass, shade and general "what is this mess?" attitude will make you wish you were also a legend and could do the same. (But you'll… » 10/22/14 7:45pm 10/22/14 7:45pm

Aretha Franklin Is an Old Lady and She Sounds Like It; Good for Her

I can't recall a public performance more divisive than Aretha Franklin's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on the Sept. 29 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. The conversations I had about it fell into two distinct camps: those who loved and those who hated it. Both were adamant. One person on the… » 10/22/14 1:48pm 10/22/14 1:48pm

We've already heard her love-it-or-kinda-like-it cover of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" (and seen it on Letterman), but now the full Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics is available to stream on Amazon, ahead of its October 21 release. Hard to believe, but Aretha's iconic voice still sounds incredible as she… » 10/14/14 6:20pm 10/14/14 6:20pm

Watch Aretha Franklin Perform 'Rolling In The Deep' Live

Aretha Franklin released her cover of "Rolling In The Deep" mashed up with "Ain't No Mountain" on Monday, but the live version she performed on The Late Show with David Letterman that evening is so much more fun and way less auto-tuned. Be sure to watch the clip all the way through to catch her funny snap at the end.… » 9/30/14 12:40pm 9/30/14 12:40pm

And Now Her Majesty Aretha Franklin Will Cover Adele, Destiny's Child

Attention, America: Aretha Franklin has a new album coming out. It is called Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics (of course) and it will include covers of both Adele and Destiny's Child. And hard on the heels of Bette Midler's album of girl-group covers, no less! » 9/29/14 12:40pm 9/29/14 12:40pm

Mario Lopez Likes to Reread His Own Book

In today's Tweet Beat, Tyra Banks is pantsless and excited about something, Aretha Franklin takes a picture with a fan and I would like some information on exactly how many times Mario Lopez has read his own book » 9/22/14 7:30pm 9/22/14 7:30pm

Aretha Franklin's Cool With Jennifer Hudson As Potential Biopic Star

Aretha Franklin, that classy, classy lady, is apparently tangentially involved, sorta, in who will play her in her much-anticipated upcoming biopic: "I just try to come up with the names I feel are going to best present this, who are the people that will best present my biopic and what I have in mind." » 5/11/13 1:00pm 5/11/13 1:00pm

Beyonce 'Didn't Think There Was Anything Wrong' with Crushing Our…

It looks to be official—Beyonce did, in fact, lip-sync the "Star Spangled Banner" to a pre-recorded track at Monday's inauguration. Which is obviously unacceptable, deprived the people of America of the chance to hear our national anthem belted into a frigid and acoustic-less void and almost… » 1/23/13 8:00pm 1/23/13 8:00pm

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Cockblocking Cameron Diaz Until She Gets It Together

Once upon a time, Cameron Diaz turned 40 and started making depressing and obvious statements to Access Hollywood like "Look, the alternative to getting older is [being dead]." Diaz has since found herself in what the tabloids are calling "a bit of a mid-life crisis" since her split from Alex Rodriguez and a fling… » 1/23/13 9:00am 1/23/13 9:00am

Sunday Sign-Off: Who Will Wear This Inauguration’s Crazy Hat?

Aretha Franklin wore it back in 2009, so who will take up the crazy hat batton this year? Probably Lady Gaga, I guess, but you never know. Joe Biden might have a wacky hat or two up his sleeve. » 1/20/13 6:30pm 1/20/13 6:30pm

Living Legends and the Stars Who Love Them Get Glam for the Kennedy…

Last night, luminaries gathered in Washington, DC for the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center. National treasures ahoy! » 12/03/12 1:30pm 12/03/12 1:30pm

Shocker: Lindsay Lohan Forgets to Show Up for Work on The Canyons

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, Lindsay Lohan's gotta blow off her obligations on the set of every single movie she's worked on for the last five years. In other words, if you play with fire, fire is probably gonna do drugs and drink Red Bull all night and wake up at 4 PM in a bed at the Four Seasons, trying to… » 10/19/12 9:00am 10/19/12 9:00am

And Now For An Unsolicited Uterus Update on Blake Lively

This morning serves us up some Gossip Girl meta-theater. Rumors on the set of GG are that Blake Lively is "glowing," which is Hollywoodese for "Lookit, there might be a baby in that person." A source from the show adds, "Blake is usually really careful about what she eats, but since her wedding, she seems to be eating… » 9/20/12 9:00am 9/20/12 9:00am

Actors Will Need to Audition for Aretha Franklin Movie in Front of…

Aretha Franklin is taking a very hands-on approach with the movie being made about her life: She approved a story treatment based on her memoir, has commissioned a script, and is negotiating with directors and producers. And, as USA Today reports, the Queen of Soul has started casting — she is looking for actors. » 9/06/12 1:00pm 9/06/12 1:00pm

Uh-Oh, Halle Berry's Condition Unknown After On-Set Head Injury

Halle Berry was rushed to the hospital last night after she slipped and hit her head on concrete while shooting upcoming movie The Hive in Los Angeles, co-starring Abigail Breslin. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai around 10 PM and her condition "remains unclear." » 7/18/12 9:00am 7/18/12 9:00am

Kevin Costner Speaks Fondly Of Whitney at Memorial; Bobby Brown Walks…

You can watch clips of Whitney Houston's memorial here if you didn't catch the entire live stream. Kevin Costner, Dionne Warwick, and Tyler Perry spoke, and R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, and Alicia Keys performed. » 2/18/12 5:00pm 2/18/12 5:00pm

Robin Thicke Got Arrested for Smoking Pot in His Escalade

Uh oh. Robin Thicke has gotten himself into a little trouble with the law. The Grammy winner was arrested in New York earlier today for possession of marijuana, after the cops happened upon him smoking a joint in a car. Apparently, he and another person were hanging out and indulging in a Cadillac Escalade that was… » 2/17/12 8:00pm 2/17/12 8:00pm

Chelsea Handler Would Never Sleep With A Dwarf Because It'd Be 'Child…

Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea Handler have gotten themselves into some super-sized trouble with the little person community. The two were chatting on Rosie's show when O'Donnell confessed, "I'm a little ashamed about it [but] I have a mild fear or anxiety around little people." Handler then went on to say some pretty… » 2/15/12 8:00pm 2/15/12 8:00pm