Aretha Franklin Donates Hotel Rooms To Flint Residents, Will Call 'Stevie and Smokey' For Help, Too

Aretha Franklin, living legend and Detroit resident, announced that she will be donating “50 hotel rooms nightly” to Flint residents affected by the city’s ongoing water crisis. In a interview with Tamron Hall Thursday afternoon, Franklin likened the situation to Katrina, calling it “just horrible” to see families…

Watch Aretha Franklin's Incredible Performance of 'A Natural Woman' at the Kennedy Center Honors

There’s not much to say about Aretha Franklin’s jaw- and fur-dropping performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” last night during the Kennedy Center Honors that can’t be better described by the reactions from audience members like Barack and Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, Gina Rodriguez, Kerry Washington,…

Here's the Trailer For Sydney Pollack's 'Lost' Aretha Franklin Documentary

In 1972, Aretha Franklin performed a set of gospel songs inside a Los Angeles church that eventually became Amazing Grace—the biggest-selling album of her career. But Franklin wasn’t the only person recording that day. The late director Sydney Pollack took behind-the-scenes footage of Franklin’s show, and IndieWire is

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…