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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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Mark Walhberg Makes a 'Ted' Joke In Front of the Pope

Mark Wahlberg speaks as Pope Francis makes an appearance at the Festival of Families on Saturday (September 26) in Philadelphia, Penn.

The 44-year-old actor made a Ted joke while speaking at the event, which also involved comedian Jim Gaffigan, singer Aretha Franklin, and 14-year-old opera singer Bobby Hill.

“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.”

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Aretha Franklin Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Taylor Swift - Full Video

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!

Matt Lauer was hosting the event and the other honorees on stage were Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Idina Menzel, Charli XCX, and Hayley Williams.


Aretha Franklin Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Taylor Swift – Full Video
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Idina Menzel Finally Had Her Breakthrough at Billboard Women in Music Luncheon

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.

The 43-year-old entertainer was joined by Aretha Franklin, Chrissy Teigen, Colbie Caillat, and Sharon Osbourne while being honored at the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Idina Menzel

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.

15+ pictures inside of Idina Menzel at the Billboard Women In Music Luncheon…More Here! »

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