Jennifer Hudson In Character For Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’

Mega What you want? Baby, Jennifer Hudson‘s got it … especially if you’re looking for someone to nail the role of Aretha Franklin!!! Jennifer and Forest Whitaker were filming the upcoming biopic — aptly titled “Respect” — Friday in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. Props to the wardrobe and hair department too … ’cause Jennifer’s got […]

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When Cynthia Erivo Met Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul Shocked the Tony Winner

Cynthia Erivo is in the midst of a moment. The Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner (yep, she’s just an Oscar away from EGOT) is headlining Harriet, the Harriet Tubman biopic, and co-wrote the lead song from the movie “Stand Up.” She’s got a number of other projects in the works, including a very high-profile TV […]

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Jennifer Hudson Kisses Marlon Wayans Filming Aretha Franklin Biopic

Play video content BACKGRID Jennifer Hudson is ready for her close-up as the Queen of Soul herself — ’cause she’s already in character and filming — as is her onscreen husband, Marlon Wayans. The Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer was spotted on set Sunday in NYC, where she was in costume as a young Aretha […]

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Pastor Charles H. Ellis III Says Aretha Franklin's Funeral is NOT a Concert

Aretha Franklin's Funeral Presiding Pastor Promises We're Taking You to Church, Not a Show 8/30/2018 3:53 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE The man in charge of Aretha Franklin‘s funeral, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, wants her fans around the world to know one thing — get ready for church.  The pastor told us he’s well aware he’ll have […]

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Danny Glover Has the Perfect Song for Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Danny Glover Here's What They Should Sing … At Aretha's Funeral 8/30/2018 12:30 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Danny Glover says he’s got the perfect tune to sing at Aretha Franklin‘s funeral — it’s a gospel classic, but it doesn’t appear to be one the Queen of Soul covered herself. We got the “Lethal Weapon” star Wednesday […]

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Aretha Franklin net worth: How much was Respect singer and Queen of Soul worth?

Aretha Franklin was known across the world as “The Queen of Soul”. She had a long and successful career which spanned six decades, which saw her bring hit after hit. The cultural icon was an incredible singer in various genres, from gospel, to R&B, pop and opera. Her biggest hits, which gained her worldwide fame, included classics such as Respect, […]

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Biopic Producer Says Aretha Franklin Was Upbeat About Project Just Last Week

Aretha Franklin Embraced Upcoming Biopic … Just Last Week 8/16/2018 1:40 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE 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 […]

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