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Demi Lovato Covers Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman' (Video)

Demi Lovato takes the stage and belts out Aretha Franklin‘s “Natural Woman” on Wednesday (August 24) in Vancouver, Canada.

The 24-year-old singer, who just celebrated her birthday over the weekend, is currently on her Future Now tour with pal Nick Jonas.

Before wowing the audience with her cover of “Natural Woman,” Demi told the crowd, “It’s one of my all-time favorite songs. I’m gonna sing it for you guys.”

Aretha was recently ordered by her doctor to cancel some of her upcoming performances due to a health issue.

Check out Demi‘s powerful performance below!


Demi Lovato Covers Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman”

Aretha Franklin Ordered By Doctor to Cancel Upcoming Concerts

Aretha Franklin has cancelled several of her upcoming performances at a doctor’s request.

The 74-year-old Grammy-winning entertainer will be taking some time off to get some needed rest due to an undisclosed health issue.

“Due to doctors’ orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so,” Aretha said in a statement.

Among the cancelled performances was a concert at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall in honor of Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday.

Aretha also said she will return to performing in November.

Jaimie Alexander & Gabrielle Union Don Gorgeous Gowns for White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016

Jaimie Alexander wears a lovely sweetheart neckline while posing at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The 32-year-old Blindspot star was joined at the event by Gabrielle Union, Aretha Franklin, and Candace Cameron Bure.

“Ready for #WHCD … Follow me on snapchap gabunionwade … That elevator reach tho 💥💥💥,” Gabrielle tweeted.

The night before, Jaimie stepped out for Time and People’s Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Cocktail Party.

FYI: Gabrielle is wearing a Naeem Kahn dress, Kavant & Sharart jewels, a Tyler Alexandra bag, and Brian Atwood shoes. Jaimie is wearing a Christian Siriano dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Kwiat jewels.

10+ pictures inside of Jaimie Alexander, Gabrielle Union, and more at the 2016 WHCDMore Here! »

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Aretha Franklin Questions if Prince Died from Zika Virus (Video)

Aretha Franklin is paying tribute to the legendary artist Prince and also questioning how he died.

The singer spoke with MSNBC’s Brian Williams live on the air about the loss of Prince and talked about his cause of death.

“They’re saying flu-like symptoms,” Aretha said. “I’m wondering if it has anything to do with this Zika virus.”

“It’s such a blow. It’s really surreal. It’s just kind of unbelievable. He was definitely an original and a one-of-a-kind. Truly there was only one Prince,” she said during a tribute to him. “Prince is gone but the music will go on.”


Aretha Franklin Questions if Prince Died from Zika Virus

Aretha Franklin Brings House Down with 'Natural Woman' at Kennedy Center Honors! (Video)

Aretha Franklin belts out a song while on stage for the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on Tuesday (December 29).

The legendary singer performed the song “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman” in a tribute to singer-songwriter Carole King, who was one of the evening’s five honorees.

“Natural Woman” is one of the many hit songs that Carole wrote for other artists. She looked ecstatic to see Aretha sing it for her!

When Aretha walked out on stage, she still had her clutch in hand and she placed it on the piano before accompanying herself on the keys. She eventually got a standing ovation in the middle of the song for her amazing performance, which you can watch below.

See more photos from the Carole King tribute in the photo gallery!

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Catherine Zeta Jones & Michael Douglas Have a Date Night at Lincoln Center

Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas hold hands while on the red carpet at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday evening (December 17) in New York City.

The couple was joined at the event by host Bette Midler as well as Emily Mortimer, Sigourney Weaver, Kid Rock and Aretha Franklin.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Catherine Zeta Jones

The event was celebrating the opening of the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium at Lincoln Center.

“We had a fabulous time last night at the opening of New Atrium at Jazz inside the Lincoln Center, hosted by the incredible @BetteMidler!” Catherine wrote on her Instagram.

20+ pictures inside from the celebration at Lincoln Center…
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Miranda Lambert, Sara Bareilles & More Get Glam At Kennedy Center Honors Gala!

Miranda Lambert and Sara Bareilles strike a pose on the red carpet while attending the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Gala held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (December 6) in Washington, D.C.

The two entertainers were joined by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Janelle Monae, Usher, Carole King, Martin Scorsese, Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis at the star-studded celebration.

“So grateful to have been part of a night celebrating art. Kennedy Center Honors …thanks for having me!,” Miranda captioned with her Instagram post. “And thanks to my awesome glam team. You guys are game changers! #DC #desparado #glamsquad #countrycomestotown”

FYI: Janelle is wearing a Giambattista Valli Couture dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Pasquale Bruni rings, Butani earrings, and a Rodo clutch. Miranda is wearing a Gemy Maalouf gown and a Tyler Alexandra clutch.

20+ pictures inside of Miranda Lambert, Sara Bareilles and others at the gala… More Here! »

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