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Don Cornelius Dead: ‘Soul Train’ Creator, Host Dies of Apparent Suicide

Don Cornelius, who helped popularize black music and culture through 'Soul Train,' a show he created and hosted for more than two decades, was found dead earlier today (Feb. 1) in Sherman Oaks, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 75. According to sources, t

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Aretha Franklin Calls Off Wedding, Moving ‘Too Fast’

Aretha Franklin has called off her wedding to Willie Wilkerson, just three weeks after announcing her engagement, Spinner reports.

According to the Associated Press, the Queen of Soul broke the bad news via a representative, who said the singer felt things had moved too quickly. Aretha apparently also believed that t

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Aretha Franklin Engaged: Singer Marrying Friend

Time to raise a glass to Aretha Franklin: The soul legend revealed that she's now engaged to longtime boyfriend William "Willie" Wilkerson.

The 69-year-old Franklin made the wedding announcement

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Aretha Franklin Sings Her Way Out of a Parking Ticket

Legendary 'Respect' singer Aretha Franklin reportedly sang her way out of a parking ticket.

ABC News reports that the Queen of Soul, who sang at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009, was dining with a group of friends at Neely's Barbecue Parlor on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Monday night (Aug.8), when she spotted a parking enforcement officer ticketing her car.

Luckily, the meter maid recognized Aretha when she approached, and after a quick serenade, handed the si

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Aretha Franklin Vows Never to Retire From Music

Aretha Franklin won't be quitting the music business anytime soon. After battling an undisclosed illness earlier this year and later shedding 85 pounds, the Queen of Soul has revealed that she's got music on her mind in anticipation of the release of her latest album, 'Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love,' in stores today.

The 69-year-old icon explained that she's got many more

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Biopics We Wish Would Happen & Stars We’d Want to Star in Them

With Fantasia gearing up to play gospel legend Mahalia Jackson and casting soon to begin on a Tupac Shakur biopic, the BoomBox got to thinking about other iconic musicians whose lives deserve the big-screen treatment. What follows is a list of 10

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Aretha Franklin Planning Lavish 69th Birthday Bash

After recovering from a mystery illness late last year, Aretha Franklin is ready to kick her heels up and have a good time for her birthday.

According to reports, the Queen of Soul is planning an

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Aretha Franklin Denies Gastric Bypass Rumors

Aretha Franklin has denied reports that her drastic weight loss is due to gastric bypass surgery.

The legendary soul singer, who was recently honored at the Grammy Awards, underwent surgery for a mystery illness back in December,

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Aretha Franklin Taps R. Kelly for 38th Album

After successfully overcoming an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin is ready to pick up where she left off. The Queen of Soul is gearing up to release her 38th studio album 'Aretha: Woman Falling out of Love' on May 3, with eccentric songwriter R. Kelly tapped to lend his songwriting abilities to the new LP.

The album, which w

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Aretha Franklin Feels ‘Right on the Money,’ Plots Return

Just days after she was honored at the Grammys for, you know, just being herself, Aretha Franklin has announced that she is ready to take back her crown as the Queen of Soul. Following emergency surgery and hospital visits last December, Franklin cleared her schedule, prompting w

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