Aretha Franklin: sublime soul diva whose voice inspired the civil rights movement

16 Aug, 2018

Franklin's career spans six decades. In 2008 Beyonce introduced Tina Turner as "the queen" at the Grammy Awards ceremony, which Franklin decried as "a cheap shot" at her . Respect became not just a song, but an order. Recording at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, working in partnership with Atlantic co-owner and producer Jerry Wexler and the legendary Muscle Shoals rhythm section, Franklin's debut for Atlantic, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You , was certified gold in the ...


The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, dies

16 Aug, 2018

In 2005, Franklin received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Franklin died at her home surrounded by family and friends, the source said. But even this was a warm-up for 1985's Who's Zoomin' Who , an emphatically youthful platinum smash that yielded four hits, including "Freeway of Love" and "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves", a feminist roof-raiser with Eurythmics.


Investors shun Italy bridge operator after deadly collapse

16 Aug, 2018

Local officials have said they do not yet know how many cars were on the bridge when it collapsed and can not extrapolate how many people might be amid the rubble. The bridge has been riddled with structural problems since its construction, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe criticism from engineering experts.


'Is That Priyanka Chopra's Engagement Ring?' The Internet Debates. See Viral Pic

16 Aug, 2018

Weeks after it was reported that he and " Quantico " star Priyanka Chopra got engaged , she's sporting a huge rock on her finger. Now, whether Priyanka showing her ring was intentional or not, is unknown. However, Priyanka dodged questions about her personal life last week when she conceded: '10 percent [of my life] is for me. Jonas and Chopra met when they attended the Met Gala a year ago as friends and stayed in touch afterwards.


Trump disparaged son, Harriet Tubman, says former White House aides book

16 Aug, 2018

While that tape is not in her possession, she says that she recorded "plenty" of others over the course of the last two years. Manigault Newman once told U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., called the language used by Trump "unbecoming of a President of the United States". "In her secret tape recording of me, it was one of many times that I would placate Omarosa to move the discussion along because I was tired of her obsession over this alleged tape".


YouTube Pulls The Nun Ad Because It Was Too Scary

16 Aug, 2018

They say that there's no such thing as bad publicity, and in the case of New Line's upcoming The Nun , that can be said about a recent viral stunt for the film which was deemed too inappropriate for YouTube . You can watch it here with a forewarning, caution, etc. The Nun stars Oscar-nominated Demian Bichir ( A Better Life ) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga ( American Horror Story ) as Sister Irene, Jonas Bloquet ( Elle ) as local villager Frenchie, Charlotte Hope ( Game of Thrones ...


Azealia Banks claims she's been waiting for Grimes at Elon Musk's home

16 Aug, 2018

It all started when Banks said she chilled at Musk's home over the weekend while she was waiting for Grimes . The recording artist claimed she was staying at the house while Musk and Grimes were on acid, calling the experience a "real life episode of Get Out ".


Alexa and Cortana Become Smart Friends

16 Aug, 2018

The companies gave a preview of the functionality at Microsoft's 2018 Build event, showcasing how Alexa and Cortana can work together. From a Cortana-native device (a Windows 10 PC, an Xbox, the Harman Kardon speaker ), "Hey Cortana, open Alexa" will switch you to speaking to Alexa.


Trump White House Apologizes For What They Do Best - Lying

16 Aug, 2018

He has recently targeted California Rep. Maxine Waters, basketball star LeBron James and TV journalist Don Lemon, all African-Americans, and has repeatedly attacked black football players for kneeling during the national anthem in social protest.


Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse

15 Aug, 2018

Twitter has so far held out on taking punitive action against Jones, saying his account and that of InfoWars did not violate the microblogging service's rules. Twitter said Jones - whose Infowars shows have been banned by Facebook , YouTube , Spotify, Apple and others in recent weeks - had posted a new show that violated the company's rules prohibiting violent threats.


Donald Trump’s Brutal Morning TV Talking-To

15 Aug, 2018

Let's examine the evidence. And after she released a recording of a conversation she had with Trump after her firing, he repeated called her "wacky". She describes a phone conversation about how to handle potential fallout with Lynne Patton, then an assistant to Eric Trump, a son of the president; then-Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson; and campaign communications director Jason Miller.


Pregnant reality star Lyric McHenry found dead on sidewalk with drugs

15 Aug, 2018

McHenry , a longtime friend of reality star EJ Johnson , appeared on E!'s EJNYC and was also a producer on the show. Lyric McHenry , 26, was found slumped over on a sidewalk in Highbridge at around 5 a.m., according to police. According to The Sun, Lyric had been celebrating her birthday a night before her reported death. She shared a video of herself sitting at an outside venue beside a male friend, who said, "it's her birthday" as she blew a kiss to the camera in front of the NY ...


Idris Elba sparks James Bond rumours

15 Aug, 2018

Far Out Magazine reported the news that Elba had been tipped up for the role by franchise producer Barbara Broccoli . Elba's name has now been linked to the Bond franchise for nearly a decade, during which time Daniel Craig has starred in three films in the series.


Trump calls ex-'Apprentice' star turned White House aide Omarosa a 'dog'

15 Aug, 2018

Manigault Newman's attorney, John Phillips, said he had not yet seen the Trump campaign's arbitration action. The NDAs we've seen from the Trump Organization and Trump campaign usually included a clause forbidding the person who signed it from criticizing Donald Trump for the rest of their lives, so they may have a case against her .


Omarosa Slammed For Wearing ‘Inappropriate’ Dress During Trump Bashing Interview

14 Aug, 2018

Yet another close adviser to President Trump has betrayed him. Trump tagged Burnett in the tweet , though the reality television producer has not yet responded with a tweet or comment of his own. Look at her MANY recent quotes saying. If one person could be the embodiment of the transient outrage of modern American culture, the crony amateurism of the Trump White House and the frenetic indifference engendered by our current news cycle, it would nearly certainly be Omarosa Manigault ...


Celtic's Dedryck Boyata Gets Deeper Into Spat With Brendan Rodgers

14 Aug, 2018

Fulham are also said to have launched a bid for the Belgian before the English window closed last Thursday. "Despite Dedryck's love for Celtic fans, he can not put his future and his family's future in danger by playing without being 100 percent", Lichtenstein said.


Nicki Minaj Reveals "Sorry" Featuring Nas And A Tracy Chapman Sample

14 Aug, 2018

It was bound to be an interesting visit when superfan Nicki Minaj hit up Stephen Colbert's The Late Show on August 13. Finally, after a few moments to compose himself, he asked, "Are we still broadcasting?" Not wanting him to feel left out, she came up with an off-the-cuff verse for him and his "magical glow".


Queen of soul Aretha Franklin in hospice care in Detroit

14 Aug, 2018

Hours earlier, reports surfaced saying the 76-year-old Queen of Soul was seriously ill . She later confirmed she had had a tumour removed. Fans and celebrities alike are paying homage to Franklin in hopes she will regain her strength despite the odds.


Omarosa Fiasco Spotlights Unusual Trump Tactic To Silence White House Aides

14 Aug, 2018

On Aug. 12, NBC News and other media aired a tape that Manigault Newman said she secretly made of Kelly firing her in December. He has spent much of the last two days blasting the former " Apprentice " star after Manigault leaked a recording of her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly on NBC's " Meet the Press " on Sunday.


Trump hits back at 'Wacky Omarosa' over book, recordings

14 Aug, 2018

Omarosa Manigault Newman is shown during the daily press briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on January 24. "She never made it, never will", Trump tweeted on Monday, admitting that his response to her claims were "not presidential" .


Omarosa Releases Tape Of Call With Trump

14 Aug, 2018

But later in the interview, she went further, saying she resigned on her own because of her objections to the Trump administration. It is audio of a phone conversation Manigault-Newman had with Trump the day after she was sacked. A recording Manigault-Newman secretly made of her firing shows the chief of staff citing 'some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues'.


Aretha Franklin Is Reportedly "Gravely Ill" & "Surrounded By Family"

13 Aug, 2018

Back in March the musician was forced to cancel some concerts, including a show in New Orleans, under " doctor's orders ". Aretha Franklin has dealt with numerous medical issues for most of the decade, including an alleged pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2010 that she debunked in interviews about a year later.


Woods teeters on edge of title in agonizing 2nd place at PGA

13 Aug, 2018

He'd like to find out how much another major feels, especially in a year in which he has registered just one top 10. He certainly gets points for showmanship and a willingness to attract some eyeballs, but he doesn't quite get full marks for creativity; Brown said he remembered seeing another fan do something similar about a year ago, and decided this would be the ideal time to go for it.


Lionel Messi now has 33 titles and his first as captain

13 Aug, 2018

This was Messi's first official game as Barcelona captain after Andres Iniesta left the club, and the Argentine ended up lifting his first trophy with the armband. Messi lifted the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday night after helping Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-1, and it was his first trophy as the main captain. Sevilla said they could file a complaint if Barca name an "improper lineup" in Tangier.


Omarosa claims she has heard tape of Trump using N-word

13 Aug, 2018

Below deputy assistant is "special assistant to the president", which is where you'll find Smith and about 80 other people on the payroll, such as the president's social secretary, the associate director of the personnel office, and the executive assistant to the chief of staff.



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