“That right there was truly the voice of an angel,” Mark said of Bobby. “But then he whispered in my ear that he loved the movie Ted, and I told him that was not appropriate for a boy of his age. Holy Father, please forgive me. I’ve always hoped that the good Lord has a sense of humor when it comes and pertains to many of the movies that I’ve made.”
Aretha Franklin News, Pictures, and Videos
Taylor Swift blows out the candles on her cake with the legendary singer Aretha Franklin by her side at the 2014 Billboard Women of the Year event held at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday (December 12) in New York City.
The 24-year-old singer will be celebrating her 25th birthday TOMORROW (December 13) and she got a super cool gift at the event – Aretha sang “Happy Birthday” to her!
Aretha Franklin Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Taylor Swift – Full Video
Idina Menzel dons a form-fitting black dress at the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday (December 12) in New York City.
Idina shared during her Breakthrough award acceptance speech, “I got to thinking about something my mom said to me. ‘You’re not really going to make it till you build a thicker skin. The universe won’t give it to you until you’re ready.’ [I'm always] told a Broadway singer can’t cross over….’Who are you? Who are you?’ [everyone wants to know]. And the answer is….I don’t know! I know I’m a cool chick, hard worker, good mom, pretty talented singer. It has taken me this long to realize that if you’re easily able to categorize yourself you’re probably [shaping into] someone else’s opinion of you.”
“I was given this amazing song ['Let It Go'] at such a crossroads in my life. Thank you for noticing me…I finally had my breakthrough!” she added.
FYI: Idina is wearing a Badgley Mischka dress and Donna Karan tights with Renee Sheppard, House of Lavande and Pearl Paradise jewels. Chrissy is wearing a Yigal Azrouel top and skirt with Jimmy Choo shoes.
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Co-founded by Alicia, Keep a Child Alive was born in early 2003 as an emergency push to get life-saving HIV medications to impoverished African families, who otherwise would not have had access to treatment.
35+ pictures inside of Alicia Keys, Joan Smalls, and more at the annual event… More Here! »
The legendary singer went on the program to promote her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics and Adele‘s hit song is her first single off of the new compilation!
Watch the video of Aretha below – it’s technically a mashup between “Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain.”
Also pictured inside: Aretha and her ex-fiance Willie Wilkerson at the 2014 Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis that same evening in NYC. Phylicia Rashad was also in attendance.
Aretha Franklin Sings ‘Rolling in the Deep’ Live
The legendary singer’s new album is called Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics and it will be released on October 21. You can pre-order it right now on iTunes and get the single instantly as a download.
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Aretha Franklin – Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)
The 69-year-old soul singer and her “forever friend” announced their engagement in early January and planned to marry in June or July.
“Regretfully, To Our Friends and Supporters: Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly,” Aretha and Willie said in a statement (via People). “There will be no wedding at this time.”
“We will not comment on it any further because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it. We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends,” the statement continued.