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Fans gather in New York, Los Angeles to bid Aretha goodbye

Fans of Aretha Franklin came together at New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul, singing along to her hits and sharing memories of her remarkable...

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, 76, dies at home in Detroit

Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials...

Emma Thompson, 59, wants more film roles for older women

Oscar-winning British actress Emma Thompson, now starring at age 59 as a family court judge in the dramatic movie “The Children Act,” said on Thursday that older women still need more opportunity on the big screen.

MTV to honor Aretha Franklin at Monday’s Video Music Awards

MTV will celebrate soul legend Aretha Franklin at Monday’s Video Music Awards ceremony, the network said on Thursday as tributes flowed in from around the world and U.S. television channels scheduled special broadcasts.

Netflix signs ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris for content push

Netflix Inc has signed a deal with American television producer and writer Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s comedy show “Black-ish”, as the streaming giant diversifies its original content.

Factbox: Twitter becomes a Freeway of Love for singer Aretha Franklin

Grammy winner Aretha Franklin earned her title “the Queen of Soul” with a voice could be both powerful and plaintive. Her music became part of the American soundtrack beginning in the 1960s through to her death on Thursday.

With pictures and songs, fans pay tribute as Madonna turns 60

From pictures of their favorite Madonna looks to naming their top tracks by the songstress, fans paid tribute to the “Queen of Pop” on Thursday as the “Material Girl” turned 60.

Scarlett Johansson leaps to top of Forbes’ highest-paid actresses

Scarlett Johansson’s role as Marvel superhero Black Widow catapulted her to the top of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid actresses on Thursday, landing her ahead of Angelina Jolie.

Rapper Stormzy to fund Cambridge university scholarship for two black students

Rapper Stormzy said on Thursday he will fund two black British students to go to Cambridge university through a scholarship, after criticism of some top UK universities that their admissions processes do not do enough to ensure diversity. ...

#UnfairCommercialPractice? UK investigates celebrities over social media promotions

Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labeling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned on Thursday that they were breaking the rules as Britain’s regulator launched an investigation into the trend. ...