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  1. Aretha slams 'trashy' new biographyRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Iol.co.za

    ... but I did have the support of three Aretha's closest relatives," Ritz writes. Franklin's latest album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, was released a week before Ritz's book last month. The album debuted at No 3 on Billboard's ...

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  2. Aretha Franklin Wants R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Calls Unauthorized Biography 'Trashy'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Essence Magazine

    Looks like Aretha Franklin can't get any respect. The powerhouse singer recently blasted the author of her unauthorized biography, Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin , calling his book "trashy," Yahoo reports.

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  3. Doug Camilli: Aretha Franklin isn't happy about her new biographyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Canada.com

    The new biography of Aretha Franklin is "full of lies," says the lady herself. The Queen of Soul is steaming mad about Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, by one David Ritz , who has also published biographies of Etta James, Ray Charles, and Buddy Guy.

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  4. Calendar: November 29-December 5Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

    ... Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 761-7061. skylighttheatrecompany.com . Find out what it means to everyone! If Aretha Franklin is the queen of soul, then David Ritz is the king of music biographies - a match made in metaphorical monarch heaven. A teen ...

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  5. Aretha Franklin blasts unauthorized "trashy" biographyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

    The two have a history of collaborating: Franklin and award-winning Ritz worked together on her 1999 biography, Aretha: From These Roots. He also won a Grammy Award for best album notes for his work on Franklin's 1992 box set, Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings.

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  6. Aretha Franklin Slams Author Of Unauthorized BiographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WebProNews

    Apparently, the legendary "Queen of Soul" isn't too pleased with the release of an unauthorized biography chronicling her life. According to Billboard , the book titled Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin , was written by David Ritz and the "Rose Is Still A Rose" singer has made it quite that clear she is not fond of his literary work.

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  7. Aretha Franklin blasts author of unauthorized bioRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, Aretha Franklin attends the 92Y Presents Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis In Conversation at the 92nd St. Y in New York. Franklin, in a statement to the Associated Press on Tuesday, called David Ritzs unauthorized biography, Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, a trashy book.

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  8. Franklin slams book as 'trashy lies'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NEWS.com.au

    ARETHA Franklin says an unauthorised biography that paints her as a jealous, manipulative diva is nothing more than hatchet job. DAN Sultan is feeling the love, playing with his own band for the first time at this year's ARIA awards and being nominated for a whopping five awards.

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    Yesterday | News Times

    ... but I did have the support of three Aretha's closest relatives," Ritz writes. Franklin's latest album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," was released a week before Ritz's book last month. The album debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's ...

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  10. Music legends advise "The Voice: Season Seven" Top 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Examiner.com

    ... introduced the entire Top 10 to music industry heavyweight: Clive Davis ! Mr. Davis guided the careers of Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana and the late Whitney Houston. How did the Top 10 implement their ...

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  11. Aretha Franklin Blasts Unauthorized Bio, Calls It a 'Very Trashy Book'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Billboard

    The Queen of Soul says don't waste your money -- or soul -- on the recently released unauthorized biography about her. The two have a history of collaborating: Franklin and award-winning authro Ritz worked together on her 1999 biography, Aretha: From These Roots .

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  12. Aretha slams unauthorized autobiography, 'Respect'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | New York Daily News

    Aretha Franklin has issued a blistering statement, condemning the author of an explosive new book about the Queen of Soul titled "Respect." The most sensational parts of David Ritz's 520 page tome portray the legend as delusional about her love life, jealous of other successful female singers, manipulative of her sisters, highly demanding of those around her and consistently irresponsible about money.

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  13. The Odd Side : New Age NostalgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | AllHipHop.com

    ... blend of deep house music with classic soul music. One of their most beloved tracks has to be the remix of Aretha Franklin's "Every Girl". The mix tones down Aretha's singing a bit, but highlights the instrumentals for an upbeat dance groove. When ...

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  14. 'Muscle Shoals' documentary returns to PBSRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Wade on Birmingham

    Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin spends time in both the town and the documentary "Muscle Shoals," airing next week on PBS. The music documentary "Muscle Shoals" will air nationally on PBS for an encore run next week.

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  15. The gospel according to Mary J BligeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Financial Times

    There is a long tradition of American stars visiting Britain to record albums. Sometimes the reason is anglophilia, like Frank Sinatra who came over to make Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain .

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  16. Badia Farha Set for Late Night at 54 Below this WeekRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... solo album Still Waiting? and newly released radio hit Don't Know, as well as a tribute to Carmen McCrae and Aretha Franklin , and a bit of bossa nova jazz. As an NYC-based singer, songwriter, and actress, Badia has been seen off-Broadway in Sistas: ...

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  17. New dawn for soul-funkers as Kokomo Rise and ShineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Sunday Herald

    ... Joe Cocker's backing outfit The Grease Band and Kokomo came into being, taking their name from a track on Aretha Franklin's Young, Gifted and Black album. Like their contemporaries, Scotland's Average White Band, with whom they often played, ...

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  18. Natalie Brown Releases "This Christmas" EP In Time For The HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Mi2n

    ... find something to enjoy on this Holiday release. With musical influences ranging from Whitley Houston and Aretha Franklin, to Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, Natalie Brown's music is described as uplifting and inspiring and fuses R&B/Pop with Adult ...

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  19. 'SNL''s Cecily Strong tabbed to host 2015 White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Examiner.com

    ... woman to host the long-running event. The last woman to take the job was Wanda Sykes in 2009. Before that, Aretha Franklin headlined in 1999 and Paula Poundstone became the first solo female host in 1992. No telling whether or not Strong will break ...

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  20. Cecily Strong announced as White House Correspondents' Dinner hostRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Mashable

    ... April 25. Strong is only the fourth woman to host the dinner since the tradition began in 1920. Wanda Sykes, Aretha Franklin and Paula Poundstone previously hosted. Strong joined the cast of SNL in 2012, and has carved out her place on the show with ...

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