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Pete Davidson Was High on Ketamine at Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Pete Davidson is revealing new details about the Aretha Franklin funeral in his new special.

The 30-year-old comedian released his third hourlong stand-up special, Netflix‘s Pete Davidson: Turbo Fonzarelli, on Tuesday (January 9).

Early on in the special, Pete addresses the time he attended the late Aretha Franklin’s funeral at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple in 2018. At the time, he was joined by then-fiancee Ariana Grande, who performed at the service.

According to Pete, he was high on ketamine at the event and disassociating.

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20 Celebrities Who Became Parents Before Age 20

The CDC has reported that the average age for most first-time moms is 26-years-old, but plenty of celebrities have welcomed children well before that age.

Kylie Jenner became a mom at the age of 20 and Reese Witherspoon gave birth to her first child when was 23.

But did you know that there are even younger celebrity parents out there? In fact, we’ve uncovered a list of 20 famous individuals who became parents before the age of 20, with the youngest being only 12 years old.

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20 Celebrities Who Became Parents Before Age 20

The CDC has reported that the average age for most first-time moms is 26-years-old, but plenty of celebrities have welcomed children well before that age.

Kylie Jenner became a mom at the age of 20 and Reese Witherspoon gave birth to her first child when was 23.

But did you know that there are even younger celebrity parents out there? In fact, we’ve uncovered a list of 20 famous individuals who became parents before the age of 20, with the youngest being only 12 years old.

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Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman' Song Diss Revealed To Be From Parody Account

Last week, there was quite an uproar over Aretha Franklin‘s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”.

It all started when a LGBTQ rights group called the Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance took to social media to claim that the 1968 song was “harmful” to trans persons, and started to demand it be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify.

Many others reacted to the news, before it was revealed that the group was actually a parody account.

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Aretha Franklin's Granddaughter Grace Franklin Auditions for 'American Idol' - Find Out How She Did!

American Idol is back!

Season 20 of the singing competition series premiered on Sunday (February 27) on ABC.

The premiere followed judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie traveling around the country to auditioning singers hoping to make it in Hollywood.

One of those singers that auditioned was 15-year-old Grace Franklin – the granddaughter of the late music icon Aretha Franklin!

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'Respect' Movie Soundtrack Stream - Listen to Jennifer Hudson Sing Aretha Franklin Music!

The movie Respect is now playing in theaters and you can listen to the full soundtrack right here!

Jennifer Hudson sings all of Aretha Franklin‘s incredible songs in the new biopic and she sings 18 songs on the new album.

Some of the hit songs that Jennifer covers include “Respect,” “Ain’t No Way,” “I Never Loved A Man,” “Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “Amazing Grace.”

There’s also the new original song “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” which Jennifer wrote with Carole King. If you didn’t know, the legendary songwriter actually wrote “Natural Woman” for Aretha!

In a recent interview, Jennifer discussed the final phone call she had with Aretha before the legendary entertainer passed away a few years ago.

Stream the soundtrack below from Spotify and download the album on iTunes.

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Jennifer Hudson Reflects on Her Final Phone Call with Aretha Franklin, Days Before Her Death

Jennifer Hudson plays her idol and mentor Aretha Franklin in the new movie Respect and she’s opening up about the weekly phone calls she used to have with the late singer.

The Oscar and Grammy-winning actress started a friendship with Aretha after the legend reached out to her following the release of Dreamgirls.

Days before Aretha passed away, Jennifer had her final phone call with her.

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