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August 17, 2018 8:56 PM Aretha Franklin's funeral will be Aug. 31 in Detroit

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, background on piano, perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) (AP2006) Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit 89

August 17, 2018 8:33 PM Aretha Franklin Honored by Pink's Hot Dogs

How's this for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T? One of Aretha Franklin's favorite joints paid tribute to the late singer with a gigantic banner making it crystal clear ... she'll never be forgotten. Hollywood's famous Pink's Hot Dogs has good reason to bow to The Queen ... Aretha loved her some Pink's, in particular the spicy Polish dog -- loaded! Simple, yet mouthwatering 79

August 17, 2018 6:15 PM Queen Elizabeth's doctor killed in cycling accident

Buckingham Palace announced Queen Elizabeth II has been informed of Peter Fisher's passing. (Reuters) A physician to Queen Elizabeth II has been killed by a truck as he cycled through central London. The Metropolitan Police force says 67-year-old Peter Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday morning's accident. University College London 82

August 17, 2018 6:04 PM Smokey Robinson remembers Aretha

(Reuters) - When Motown great Smokey Robinson saw his lifelong friend Aretha Franklin play music for the first time, he said he was struck by the talent of the young girl who would become the “Queen of Soul.” In an interview with Reuters TV, the former lead singer of hit group The Miracles recalled that first meeting 70 years ago with Franklin, who died on Thursday 122

August 17, 2018 4:17 PM Stevie Wonder Gets Emotional Remembering Last Words to Aretha Franklin

Stevie Wonder choked back tears during an interview in which he revealed his last words to Aretha Franklin before she died. Stevie joined "CBS This Morning" Friday and almost immediately got emotional when asked about his last real conversation with the Queen of Soul, which was about 2 months ago. Stevie -- who said Aretha couldn't talk when he visited 4574

August 16, 2018 10:03 PM Hearse Arrives at Aretha Franklin's Detroit Home for Funeral Prep

Aretha Franklin's body has been removed from her home and is en route to a funeral home. A hearse was spotted at the Queen of Soul's Detroit condo building Thursday, several hours after she passed away. Family sources tell TMZ they have struggled this week, as news broke Aretha was in her final days of life. The family wanted privacy as they said goodbye 214

August 16, 2018 9:57 PM MTV to honor Aretha Franklin at Monday's Video Music Awards

(Reuters) - MTV will celebrate soul legend Aretha Franklin at Monday’s Video Music Awards ceremony, the network said on Thursday as tributes flowed in from around the world and U.S. television channels scheduled special broadcasts. The annual awards show celebrating top performers in a variety of musical genres will be broadcast live on MTV from Radio 91

August 16, 2018 8:40 PM Biopic Producer Says Aretha Franklin Was Upbeat About Project Just Last Week

Even cancer couldn't drain Aretha Franklin's optimism ... and the Queen of Soul was looking forward to getting back on the mic, as late as last week ... so says the producer of her upcoming biopic. Aretha was intimately involved in the pre-production of her biopic, spending hours with producer Harvey Mason Jr. Harvey says Aretha has signed off on the perfect 61

August 16, 2018 2:04 PM UK Queen Elizabeth's doctor killed in London road crash

LONDON (Reuters) - A doctor who worked as a physician to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been killed after colliding with a truck as he cycled through central London. Peter Fisher, 67, was riding through the High Holborn area on Wednesday morning when the collision occurred. Police said he had died at the scene. “We are all deeply shocked and saddened 56

August 15, 2018 6:00 PM 'Great British Bake Off' judge Mary Berry admits she told white lies to contestants

Beloved judge Mary Berry, of BBC’s popular baking competition “The Great British Bake Off,” is admitting that she wasn’t entirely honest with the gentle criticisms that she handed out during her six-year tenure on the show. The 83-year-old baking star told Express that during her judging days she would tell these white lies to save the contestants from feeling 79