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Report: Aretha Franklin To Sing At Whitney Houston's Funeral

Feb 15, 2012 12:05 PM


The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will be performing at Whitney Houston's New Jersey funeral, according to NBC New York.

Franklin, who is Houston's godmother, will join the service being held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark on Saturday.

Carolyn Whigham, who is handling the invitation-only funeral, said the following about the service:

    "Whitney has shared her entire life with the public. This is her final farewell. Let her family share that time with her."

NBC NY is also reporting that gospel singer Marvin L. Winans will deliver the eulogy.

Houston's body arrived at the Whigham Funeral Home earlier this week.

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Aretha Franklin Calls Of Wedding

Jan 23, 2012 02:00 PM

AFranklin032411_04_X17WM230.jpgOh, Aretha ... what a bummer!

The 69-year-old Queen of Soul has called off her summer wedding to William "Willie" Wilkerson.

The couple released the following statement:

    "Regretfully, To Our Friends and Supporters: Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time."

Franklin and Wilkerson announced their engagement on January 3.

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Aretha Franklin Is Engaged!

Jan 2, 2012 02:00 PM

afranklin061310_01_X17new230WM.jpg Here comes the bride!

Aretha Franklin is planning to walk down the aisle with her longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson.

The 69-year-old Grammy-winning singer, who turns 70 in March, got engaged over the holidays.

In a statement, Franklin says she would like a summer wedding ... possibly in Miami Beach and followed by a reception on a private yacht.

For her wedding gown, the R&B diva says she'll be considering Valentino, Vera Wang and Donna Karan.

This will be the third marriage for the "Respect" singer.

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Aretha Is A Repeat Offender

Jun 15, 2010 11:50 AM


Aretha Franklin attended the Apollo Theater's Spring 2010 Benefit Concert and Awards Ceremony in this bronze ensemble, but we had a funny feeling about it (and we're not talking about the muff made from a wooly mammoth!). Turns out the queen of soul wore the exact same outfit to the Tony Awards the night before, and while she did change her wig, she should know better than to wear the same thing two nights in a row!

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