15-year-old Grace Franklin is following her legendary grandmother’s footsteps.
Today in "Gary's Tea," a descendant of Aretha Franklin wants justice for Jennifer Hudson's snob at the Oscars, and comedian legend Kat Williams reminisces on an unforgettable run-in with prostitutes that change his perspective on women forever.
The film based on the life of the Queen of Soul features Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron and arrives in theaters on August 13.
Patrice Covington’s gifts spread wide. She’s not only flourished on Broadway, but in the music studio and on the big screen, too.
Universally known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin would’ve celebrated her 78th birthday today. From the church to the airwaves of every home, she’s recognized as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Classic hits like “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “Chain of Fools”. She’s won a total […]
With the casting of Jennifer Hudson in the lead role and the fact that the film has already begun production, I believed that things with the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect were coming together nicely. But apparently, at least one member of the Franklin family is not pleased. Aretha’s son, Kecalf Franklin, hopped on Facebook to share […]
The Queen of Soul suffered from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, which only affects seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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The honor makes Franklin the first individual woman to earn the special recognition since it was first awarded in 1930.