• Vigil held at Detroit church for 'seriously ill' Aretha Franklin

    Vigil held at Detroit church for 'seriously ill' Aretha Franklin

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    There were unconfirmed reports she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011. "I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill". "Reminds me of that time Re-Re blessed the White House with my favorite song of hers #GetWellQueen", wrote sportscaster Jemele Hill. A spokesperson for Franklin could not be reached for further details on her condition at press time.
  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

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    That same year, Aretha serenaded Swift, who really was not worthy. A one-of-a-kind singer whose unmistakable voice left an indelible mark on the music industry, Franklin was reported to be "gravely ill" with cancer shortly before her passing.
  • Noted Céline Dion impersonator Ariana Grande is at it again

    Noted Céline Dion impersonator Ariana Grande is at it again

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    Corden kind of blended into the background on the song, which ultimately proved to be the right call when Grande started harmonizing. "It's weird in there, it's weird in there man", said Grande , gesturing toward her head. a soy latte, grande-sized of course! "Like, my toes were bleeding and I was in pain, and I was like, 'Oh, thank you, '" Grande recalled, shooting down the rumor that came from the pic.
  • Aretha Franklin tribute this weekend at Detroit's Motown Museum

    Aretha Franklin tribute this weekend at Detroit's Motown Museum

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    Rest in heavenly peace". After news surfaced that Aretha Franklin died Thursday at her Detroit home, the network posted a tribute to the Queen of Soul . She also had a seven-year relationship with her road manager, Ken Cunningham. In fact, she delivered an iconic performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner" in her hometown of Detroit before the Lions took on the Vikings on Thanksgiving Day in 2016.
  • James Gunn Not Rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    James Gunn Not Rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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    The decision was made after a meeting between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn . James Gunn is not coming back to Disney . Furthermore, Disney's real motivations have been the subject of skepticism given the context in which Gunn's tweets have come newly to light: by way of alt-right media personality Mike Cernovich, whose ostensible antipathy for Gunn many have linked to the latter's vocal politics.
  • Aretha Franklin has passed away at 76

    Aretha Franklin has passed away at 76

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    The 76-year-old has battled ill health in recent years but continued to tour and record. Later in the year, she released her 42nd (!) studio album, A Brand New Me , which paired her archival vocal recordings with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Melania Trump is using fashion to 'punish' Donald Trump, according to Omarosa

    Melania Trump is using fashion to 'punish' Donald Trump, according to Omarosa

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    According to Rasmussen's Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Trump's approval rating among black voters stands at 36 percent, compared with just 19 percent on the same day a year ago. Despite Trump's denials, Sanders said she could not guarantee the president had never used racial slurs. Omarosa answered, "Yes, I'm included in that number of women who Donald Trump has said inappropriate things, has looked at inappropriately".
  • Music Legend Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dead at 76

    Music Legend Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dead at 76

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    It was after a move to Atlantic in 1966 she achieved wider success, with her first single with the new label, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You), reaching number one on the R&B chart and the top ten in the USA pop chart. It may have been because of the unstable nature of life at home that she fell pregnant and had children twice before the age of 15. She won a total of 18 Grammy awards; the first in 1967 for " Respect ".
  • Priyanka Chopra shows off huge engagement ring from Nick Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra shows off huge engagement ring from Nick Jonas

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    On Tuesday, Indian actress and model Raveena Tandon posted two photos of herself with Chopra in which the latter flashed the enormous diamond ring on her left hand. "My family, my friendships and my relationships are things I don't think I need to defend or explain to anyone", she expressed. As speculated by Indian newspaper DNA India , Chopra has planned a party to celebrate the couple's impending nuptials, and to finally introduce Jonas' family to hers.
  • Twitter temporarily restricts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' account

    Twitter temporarily restricts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' account

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    Twitter Inc has banned US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days, saying one of his tweets violated its content policy . Twitter announced that since Jones removed the offending tweets they would take no action . Twitter's suspension comes after the company defended its decision to allow Jones and InfoWars to remain active on its site, despite the actions from other companies.
  • You Can Preview Cortana and Alexa's Budding Romance Now

    You Can Preview Cortana and Alexa's Budding Romance Now

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    Today, an integration between the rival assistants that's been in the works for about a year gets under way via the release of a USA -only public preview. The companies first announced plans to have their personal assistants work together a year ago , saying the integration would launch by the end of 2017.
  • 21 year old girl turns youngest to receive face transplant

    21 year old girl turns youngest to receive face transplant

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    But she asks the reader to continue with her on a deep dive that weaves together Stubblefield's journey with reflections on what our face says about who we are and background on how such a surgery is even possible. Detailing the procedure in an article on its website, the clinic said the surgery included: "Transplantation of the scalp, the forehead, upper and lower eyelids, eye sockets, nose, upper cheeks, upper jaw and half of lower jaw, upper teeth, lower teeth, partial facial nerves, facial ...
  • Twitter Makes The Choice To Ban Alex Jones Material

    Twitter Makes The Choice To Ban Alex Jones Material

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    It was just one day later that Twitter made a decision to get with what all of the other social media websites were doing and begin to delete Alex Jones materials as well. Jones should receive a "strike" for each post containing hate speech (which would lead to removing his pages as well as the individual posts) or a single, collective strike (which would remove the posts, but leave his pages up).
  • Reality star Lyric McHenry dies hours after celebrating birthday; overdose suspected

    Reality star Lyric McHenry dies hours after celebrating birthday; overdose suspected

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    According to the New York Daily News , McHenry was reportedly wearing a pajama top and underwear when she was found, and also carried a "small Ziplock bag containing cocaine". Police noted bruising on her knees, but no other injuries. Employees at the ritzy establishment told Radar exclusively she was "a lovely woman". Lyric McHenry , who appeared on E!'s EJNYC , died Tuesday morning of a suspected drug overdose, according to multiple reports .