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“Aretha Was Fond of Her:” Ariana Grande to Perform at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral on Friday

Ariana Grande Aretha FranklinHuffPost reports that Ariana Grande was added to the list of artists who will perform at a tribute to Aretha Franklin during the music icon’s funeral morning. The funeral will be held  tomorrow morning in Aretha’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan at the Greater Grace Temple.

Gwendolyn Quinn, a spokesperson for Franklin’s family, told HuffPost that “Aretha was fond of” Ariana. She also indicated that the family appreciated Continue Reading →


Demi Lovato Goes To War For Adele, Katy Perry And Her Entire Generation Of Divas

Demi Lovato Goes To War For Adele, Katy Perry And Her Entire Generation Of Divas featureAhead of joining a couple of other actors on “The Late Late Show” couch, Demi Lovato took issue with all of the praise host James Corden was showering on old-school divas. James was going on and on about his favorite, diva-heavy radio station when Demi came out to challenge him to a then vs. now diva duel on behalf of the new generation.

Joined by the a cappella group Level, Demi and James went back and forth singing diva classics from past and present. Demi kicked the song battle off with Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” James countered that with Tina Turner’s “River Deep, Mountain High” and then followed up with Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.” Demi didn’t miss a beat as she hit back with Katy Perry’s “Roar.”

A very impressed James called Demi out by only singing other divas’ songs, so Demi pulled out her own golden olden, “Heart Attack.” That led to a mic drop and Demi asking, “Can you just pick my mic up, bitch?” Looks like she wasn’t lying about loving to swear.

Watch Demi and James go head-to-head in their diva duel below, plus see Demi discussing her martial arts training during her interview.

(Photo credit: “The Late Late Show with James Corden” YouTube account)

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Demi Lovato’s Tour Makes Her Feel Like A “Natural Woman”

Demi Lovato's Tour Has Her Feeling Like A Natural WomanDemi Lovato tried to fill some big shoes during Wednesday night’s “Honda Civic Tour: Future Now” stop in Vancouver, Canada. The singer added a cover of  Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman” to her set list, citing the track as one of her “all-time favorite songs.”  Demi put her own spin on one of Aretha’s anthems with vocal runs and emotion, but she pretty much stayed true to the original.

Check out Demi’s cover below.

Do you think she pulled it off?

(Photo credits: demilovatopicz2.0 Instagram account; justcatchmedemi Twitter account)

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