SUPERGORGE BIRTHDAYS: MARCH 25: BIG SEAN, ARETHA FRANKLIN, SARAH JESSICA PARKER, MARCIA CROSS & LAZ ALONSO
My boo and Rapper Big Sean turns 25 today! Continue reading
MICHAEL JACKSON , WHITNEY HOUSTON & JAMES BROWN AMONG THE 1ST TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE R&B HALL OF FAME!
Finally! it’s been announced that there will be a R&B Hall Of Fame, much like the legendary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. For the R&B Hall of Fame , the Inaugural Induction Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio at Cleveland’s Music Hall/Public Auditorium. The 1st inductees will be legends Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, James Brown , Areatha Franklin, The OJay’s , Gerald Levert and The Temptations to name a few! This is much deserved and we are very surprised that it took so long to happen!!! I wish that Michael, Whitney, James and Gerald were still alive to accept their honored! Continue reading
Today Rapper Big Sean turns 24,
Actor Laz Alonso turns 38,
ARETHA FRANKLIN RELEASES STATEMENT ON BEING TOO ILL TO ATTEND WHITNEY HOUSTON’S FUNERAL, BUT SHE PERFORMED LAST NIGHT!
We were all eagerly waiting on Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston’s Godmother to pay tribute to her today a her homegoing service. Unfortunately Ms. Franklin did not attend the service and issued a statement saying she was to ill to attend.Franklin tells The Associated Press she has been having foot and leg problems. She gave a concert Friday and says her legs locked up late into the night. She says she sends best wishes to Houston’s relatives. Continue reading
Whitney Houston’s Godmother, Aretha Franklin sat down with AL Roker on the Today Show! Aretha talks about her hope that Whitney was on her way to a great comeback, how she found out that Whitney had passed and about her singing at Whitney’s funeral this upcoming Saturday. At the end of the segment Aretha says a little poem for Whitney , titled Twinkle Twinkle Superstar! Continue reading
CNN confirms that the private funeral being held for Whitney Houston will be viewable for fans through broadcast and online streaming.
Yesterday we told you that Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston’s GodMother is set to sing at the singers funeral this Saturday. We’ve learned that Stevie Wonder is set to attend as well and maybe perform. Whitney’s Bodyguard co star, Kevin Costner is said to make a speech at the funeral and now we’re hearing that Oprah Winfrey has also been invited to the invite only service. Brandy, Eay J, and Bill Cosby are also amongest the invited. Rumors are spreading that Jay Z and Beyonce have also been invited. Whitney’s childhood church only seats 300 people.
This Saturday a true icon will be laid to rest. It is still very hard to believe that Whitney Houston is no longer with us! On Saturday, Whitney Houston’s funeral services will be held at he church she grew up in, New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey, by invitation only. It has been reported that Clive Davis has asked Whitney’s GodMother and fellow icon, Aretha Franklin to sing “I Will Always Love You.”. There is no word yet on if anyone one else will sing at the funeral. I’ve also heard that although the public memorial has been cancelled, the funeral services will be streamed online. I will let you know if there is any truth to that. Whitney Houston is also said to be buried next to her father, John Rusel Houston Jr., who died in 2003.
Tonight the 2012 BET Honors, hosted by Gabrielle Union premiered. I actually had the the chance to be at this show , which was tapped at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C and it was amazing! Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Tuskegee Airman and Maya Angelou were all honored and Jill Scott, Willow Smith, Queen Latifah, Kelly Rowland, Patti Labelle,Stevie Wonder, Common, Anthony Hamilton and Aretha Franklin all hit the stage to tribute the honorees.
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Just weeks after announce that she was engaged, The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has called off her engagement to Willie Wilkerson. The Queen says that the relationship was moving way to fast and “a number of things” added to the descicsion to call off the wedding. Aretha added that she will not talk further aboout the end of her engagement because of “the very personal and sensitive nature of it.” Continue reading
69 year old Aretha Franklin will be marrying her longtime love William”Willie” Wilkerson. It’s been reported that she may be considering a Miami Beach yacht wedding and that her dress will be designed by a fashion heavy hitter. Her people told PEOPLE Magazine “Ms. Franklin is considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown.” Aretha Franklin also said, “We’re looking at June or July for our date and no, I’m not pregnant, LOL!” I was just telling someone, literally yesterday, that it’s NEVER too late! I LOVE IT!!! Congrats to the Queen!
How powerful is this photo?? The saying holds true , that a picture speaks a thousand words! This shot is so amazing of Dr. Martin Luther King standing tall over the 1st family of the United states! and fills me up emotionally. 33 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, his memorial , which stands 45 feet tall, was unveiled in Washington DC’s National Mall on August 28th 2011. Today , October 16th, President Obama, Aretha Franklin, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mary Mary and thousand of others, lead the dedication of the memorial.
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Be sure to tune into Wendy Williams today as she exclusively interviews The Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Aretha Franklin will open about her recent illness, surgery, her Grammy Tribute as well as who she does NOT want to play her in her biopic. Wendy Williams airs on FOX at 10 am ET and again on BET at 12 midnight!
Aretha Franklin was born in 1942, in Memphis ,TN! At an early age it was clear the Aretha had a voice, she began singing in her church choir and touring with gospel greats like Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke! But life was not great for Aretha. At the age of 15 she became a mother and then had another child at 17. But motherhood did not stop Aretha Franklin from pursuing her dreams! Continue reading