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Tributes pour in for ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin

Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

“I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing,” Davis told CNN’s Don Lemon. “She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be cherished by every generation throughout the world. Apart from our long professional relationship, Aretha was my friend. ...

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

At NYC's Apollo Theater, fans say Aretha's music will live forever

NEW YORK (Reuters) – 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 career. A makeshift memorial ...

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

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

LONDON (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: 70th Cannes Film Festival – News conference for the ...

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

MTV to honour Aretha Franklin at Monday's Video Music Awards

(Reuters) – 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. A crown and flowers were placed on Aretha Franklin’s star on Hollywood Boulevard in Los ...

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

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

(Reuters) – 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. Emmy-nominated Barris will write and produce projects under his production company Khalabo Ink Society, the company said in a ...

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Streaming firm Hotstar sees blended revenues as winning strategy

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian video streaming service Hotstar sees its blended revenue model that relies on both subscription fees and ad sales as a winning formula in India’s fast-growing market, home to tens of millions of price-sensitive new internet users. Advertising currently drives the bulk of Hotstar’s revenue, its Chief ...

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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died

Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. Tributes pour in for ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Legendary soul singer and Franklin’s friend of more than sixty years, ...

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Limelight shines bright for Mou

Limelight shines bright for Mou

Sadia Islam Mou entered modeling at a time when the industry was relatively new. Despite reigning for around two decades and amidst Source link

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

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

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: 89th Academy Awards – Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals – Hollywood, California, U.S. – 26/02/17 ...

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At NYC’s Apollo Theater, fans say Aretha’s music will live forever

At NYC's Apollo Theater, fans say Aretha's music will live forever

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Outside New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater, fans gathered under the marquee announcing singer Aretha Franklin’s death, some singing along to hits like “Respect” playing from loudspeakers down the street. A makeshift memorial for Aretha Franklin is seen by her name outside the Apollo Theater in ...

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