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Patti LaBelle Reveals Why Luther Vandross Never Came Out of the Closet

Patti LaBelle opened up about her relationship with the late Luther Vandross.

The music icon discussed the late “Never Too Much” crooner, who died back in 2005, during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (December 5).

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Patti talked about how she first met Luther, who became the first president of her fan club – and eventually, one of her best friends.

At one point, host Andy Cohen asked about whether she and Luther ever discussed him coming out of the closet.

“We talked about it. Basically, he did not want his mother to be – although she might have known – but he wasn’t going to come out and say this to the world. He had a lot of lady fans, and he told me that he just didn’t want to upset the world,” Patti revealed.

“It was hard for him.”

Watch her explain below beginning around the 2:45 mark.

Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Her Oversized Plaid Shirt & Chill-Inducing Vocals - Watch Now! (Video)

Jennifer Hudson stepped out to soak up the California sunshine!

The 35-year-old singer – who will join The Voice as a judge next season – sported an oversized plaid shirt while out and about with friends on Wednesday (May 24) in West Hollywood.

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The next day, Jennifer helped fellow singer Patti LaBelle celebrate her birthday.

‘When @mspattilabelle say sing u better sing!” Jennifer captioned the Instagram video below, featuring some epic vocals. “@jameswrightchanel took a note and so did I! @mspattilabelle birthday celebration and a evening full of moments, I will never forget!”

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Click inside to watch them sing R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”…More Here! »

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Mariah Carey Glitters on Stage at Essence Festival 2016

Mariah Carey stuns in a silver gown while performing on stage during the 2016 Essence Festival held at the Louisiana Superdome on Saturday (July 2) in New Orleans, La.

The 46-year-old entertainer was joined by Common, Jermaine Dupri, Patti LaBelle, and Tyrese.

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Mariah also changed into a sexy pink number for her set.

In case you didn’t know, the Essence Music Festival is an annual event that started back in 1994 to celebrate Essence magazine.

35+ pictures inside of Mariah Carey performing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans…More Here! »

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'Empire' Cast, Usher, & More Celebrate at BET Honors 2016!

Empire‘s Gabourey Sidibe and Terrence Howard present the show’s executive producer Lee Daniels with an award on stage during the 2016 BET Honors held at the Warner Theatre on Sunday (March 5) in Washington, D.C.

Also in attendance at the huge event were Jussie Smollett, Usher, Janelle Monae, Mellody Hobson with husband George Lucas, Toni Braxton, Fantasia Barrino, Patti LaBelle, L.A. Reid, and many more.

The honorees that evening included Eric Holder, L.A., Mellody, Lee, and Patti. Huge congrats to all!

Be sure to watch the BET Honors on March 14 at 8pm EST!
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Watch John Legend & Patti LaBelle Sing 'O Holy Night' Together

John Legend sports a killer pink suit while arriving ahead of his performance at the Stella Artois Stars Unveiling on Wednesday (December 9) in New York City.

Th 36-year-old singer sang his new song Under the Stars.”

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That same night, Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays special aried Fox, and featured a duet of “O Holy Night” between John and Patti LaBelle. Watch below!


John Legend & Patti LaBelle – “O Holy Night”

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'Dancing With the Stars' Finale Group Number - Watch Video!

The season finale of Dancing With the Stars kicked off with an energetic group dance number to reunite all the contestants from this year.

Featured in the number are the three finalists – actress & singer Rumer Willis, R5 singer and actor Riker Lynch, and combat soldier Noah Galloway – as well as the nine contestants previously eliminated.

RECAP: See all the scores from the Dancing With the Stars finale!

Returning for the finale were LMFAO singer Redfoo, model Charlotte McKinney, football player Michael Sam, actress and author Suzanne Somers, singer Patti LaBelle, The Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, Shark Tank panelist Robert Herjavec, The Bachelor star Chris Soules, and Olympian Nastia Luikin.

Watch the group dance number video below!

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale Group Number

Rumer Willis Shoots 'Team Trouble' Video For 'DWTS' With Patti LaBelle

Rumer Willis leads Team Trouble into battle while shooting the package for Dancing With The Stars on Friday afternoon (April 17) in Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old actress was joined by her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy, along with teammates Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, plus Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev, and Chris Soules and Witney Carson.

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“Whose ready for #teamtrouble? #DWTS,” Rumer captioned with a side shot of the group on Instagram.

Rumer is also seen arriving for her individual practice at the studio earlier in the day.

15+ pictures inside of Rumer Willis and Team Trouble filming for DWTS…

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