Aretha Franklin Funeral: Stars, Dignitaries and Fans Honor the ‘Queen of Soul’

Aretha Franklin Funeral: Stars, Dignitaries and Fans Honor the ‘Queen of Soul’

Among the other speakers were Tyler Perry, who joked that his father could tell his mother’s mood by what kind of Aretha song was playing when he got home, and Clive Davis, the music producer, who discussed plotting her career when he signed her to his label, Arista Records, in 1979, a low point for her. “We were determined to show all musicians how long a career could last,” Mr. Davis said. The funeral was…

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Meghan Markle’s secret Canada trip: How did she travel clandestinely on a commercial flight?

According to ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie, “Meghan spent three days holed up at Jessica Mulroney and her husband Ben’s home in Toronto. They spent their days catching up, cooking together and, of course, playing with Jessica’s children, who love their ‘Auntie Meg.’”  “Meghan was lovely,” a source told the website. “She had two secret service guys with her, but it was all very low key. Meghan had one glass of champagne before settling down…

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Kooky, spooky, ooky… Addams Family adapted to broadway musical

Kooky, spooky, ooky… Addams Family adapted to broadway musical

Express News Service BENGALURU: The ghoulish, morbid and macabre-filled The Addams Family with their snappy (literally) theme song will always be fondly remembered by kids of the previous generation. For the first time in Bengaluru and India, the two-hour broadway musical will be staged by the CAUSE Foundation. The story is every father’s nightmare. Princess of darkness, Wednesday Addams falls in love with a ‘normal’ man and invites her boyfriend and his parents for dinner…

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Eminem Producer Explains Why ‘Kamikaze’ Is a Throwback to Slim Shady

When Eminem‘s surprise Kamikaze album arrived at midnight on Thursday, one name stood out in the credits: Illadaproducer is credited with production on four tracks, more than anyone other than Eminem himself. The beat-maker, real name Illya Fraser, is partially responsible for three of the first four songs, and his brawling beats help set the album’s feisty tone. On the first track alone, Eminem declares that every rapper except Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Big…

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Akshay Kumar’s Gold in Saudi Arabia

Akshay Kumar’s Gold in Saudi Arabia

The Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold released to an encouraging response on August 15. And now, it’s become the first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia. Since the recent relaxation of norms by the nation, only two international films have released there – Hollywood’s Black Panther and Rajinikanth’s Kaala, and now Gold’s the third. Celebrating the release, Akshay posted on social media, “The story of India’s first Gold medal victory for the first time in the…

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Watch Hamlet & Macbeth take on a clown avatar

Watch Hamlet & Macbeth take on a clown avatar

Pune: The Prince of Denmark and the Scottish general may not appear as sombre as the Bard sketched them but writer, director, actor Rajat Kapoor’s versions of Hamlet and Macbeth certainly hold a charm of their own. The two adaptations will be staged at Nehru Memorial Hall over the weekend. While Kapoor’s ‘Hamlet: The Clown Prince’ entered it’s tenth year in performance this month, ‘What Is Done’ Is Done has completed a two-year run. As…

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Aravindha Sametha: NTR resumes shoot tomorrow

Aravindha Sametha: NTR resumes shoot tomorrow

NTR Jr is in deep sorrow and shock. The tragic demise of his father Harikrishna has shattered him. Everyone is praying for the family that they get enough strength to overcome the loss of their dear one.  NTR Jr is working in Trivikram’s ‘Aravindha Sametha’. The film is scheduled to release during Dussera. There were rumors that the film will be postponed now. But these reports should die down as NTR Jr will be joining…

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Manikarnika: After Sonu Sood Quits, Kangana Ranaut Says ‘He Refused To Work Under A Woman Director’

Manikarnika: After Sonu Sood Quits, Kangana Ranaut Says ‘He Refused To Work Under A Woman Director’

Kangana Ranaut on the poster of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi (Courtesy taran_adarsh) New Delhi:  After Sonu Sood decided to opt out of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, actress Kangana Ranaut, who plays the titular role in the film, said that he left the project mid-way since he didn’t want to work under a woman director, news agency IANS reported. “He refused to meet me. He refused to work under a woman director. Even though…

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Family, lifelong friends and even a US President ensure Aretha Franklin’s funeral fit is for a queen

Family, lifelong friends and even a US President ensure Aretha Franklin’s funeral fit is for a queen

It was a service fit for the Queen, who died earlier this month at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The funeral was full of mourning and laughter, of rousing gospel music and soulful hymns befitting of the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, who won 18 Grammys and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other honors. Singers like Ariana Grande, Faith Hill,…

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‘Chuck has his wingman back’ says wife of admiral beside whom McCain will be buried

‘Chuck has his wingman back’ says wife of admiral beside whom McCain will be buried

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