Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will go to the Upper Room in grand style today at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI. The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., pastor of Salem Bible Church in East Atlanta will give the eulogy. Multiple media outlets are live-streaming the services.
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Bold names in the R&B music world have been booked to perform at the queen of soul Aretha Franklin's home going service on August 31. Franklin passed away on August 16 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.
Donald Glover, right, performed "Happy Birthday" for R&B legend Stevie Wonder's 68th birthday party at the Peppermint Club in L.A. on Wednesday.
When your daddy is super rich, you get a concert by one of your favorite rappers and as much weed as your friends can smoke! Rapper Travis Scott, left, performed at Kailand Morris's "Swaggy 16th" birthday party at Belasco Theatre on Saturday in Los Angeles.
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R&B legend Stevie Wonder reportedly turned his back on his 10th child.
According to The National Enquirer, Wonder has cruelly turned his back on a secret love child whose mother is dying of lung cancer.
But that's not the worst of it.
Usher Raymond was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday. Also in attendance was the legendary musician Stevie Wonder.
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Black Entertainment Television (BET) agreed with viewers who trashed Madonna's Billboard Music Awards tribute to pop icon Prince. The beloved rock singer passed away under mysterious circumstances at age 57 on April 21.
Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder is back on the market. A Los Angeles judge finalized Wonder's divorce from his 2nd ex-wife, fashion designer Kai Millard Morris.
Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder is expecting triplets at the ripe old age of 64. Wonder and his girlfriend, Atlanta resident Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, 40, have dated for a year.
Celebrities Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nicci Gilbert, Stevie Wonder, Isaiah Washington, Antonique Smith, and Faith Evans attended singer Kelly Price's showcase at HOME in Beverly Hills, CA, last night.
Faith, who hasn't had a hit record in decades, posed with Antonique Smith who played her in the movie Notorious. I still don't know why Faith instructed me to eat 100 donuts on Twitter. Surely she knows it's impossible to eat 100 donuts?
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Some of the music industry's heavy hitters are joining Stevie Wonder's Florida boycott following the Zimmerman acquittal in the death of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin. Industry giants Usher, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, *Jay Z, *Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Madonna, *Rihanna, Mary Mary, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, and many more have pledged not to perform in Florida until the controversial Stand Your Ground laws have been lifted in that state.
Oddly missing from the list of famous names are Jay Z's wife Beyonce and Kanye's baby mama Kim Kardashian.
The Florida boycott will cost the state of Florida millions of dollars in lost revenue and taxes -- if the artists remain committed to the cause. But some artists are already waffling on their decision to join the boycott.
Stevie Wonder is putting his money where his mouth is. Wonder, 63, told the audience at a concert in Quebec City that he won't perform in Florida until the controversial Stand Your Ground law is repealed. "You can't just talk about it, you gotta be about it," Wonder told the cheering crowd. Wonder added that he will not perform in any of the 22 states where the SYG law is on the books.
Rap troll lil wayne has gone too far. The 30-year-old convicted gremlin drew angry reactions to his latest remix track by including a vulgar reference to Emmet till.
Till's family expressed their disappointment in wayne's lyrics -- as did R&B legend Stevie Wonder.
"You can't equate that to Emmett Till," Wonder said. "You just cannot do that... I think you got to have someone around you that — even if they are the same age or older — is wiser to say, 'Yo, that's not happening. Don't do that,'" said Wonder who was 5 when 14-year-old Till was tortured and killed by racists in Mississippi in the 1950s.
The Obama's continued their vacation today as Vice President Joe Biden represented Obama at the funeral of Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Hyannis, MA. Obama will hold another fake town hall meeting on health insurance reform with a bussed-in, pre-screened audience before flying off to visit Yellowstone National Park on Saturday and the Grand Canyon on Sunday.
Talk show Diva Oprah Winfrey, center, and her BFF Gayle King, right, comfort Maria Shriver, left, whose mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver passed away Tuesday at age 88.
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