Monthly Archives: August 2018

Aretha Franklin’s Children: Quick Facts About Aretha’s 4 Sons Edward, Clarence, Ted White Jr. & Kecalf Cunningham

Aretha Franklin was one of the most successful American singers of all time and the first ever woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But what about her her family life? Who are her children? How old was she when they were born and where are they now? Here's what you need to know about Aretha Franklin's children.

Edward “Eddie” Franklin: Quick Facts to Know About Aretha Franklin’s Son

Edward Franklin is the second oldest son of Aretha Franklin, born on January 22, 1957 to Franklin and Edward Jordan. He was a part Franklin's star-studded funeral service Friday (Aug. 31) at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI, singing Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me" as a tribute to his mother

Eminem Just Dropped a Surprise Album Called “Kamikaze”: Stream It Now

With absolutely zero warning, Eminem decided to shake things up on Friday (Aug. 31) at midnight by releasing a surprise album called Kamikaze, his second project in less than a year.

Aretha Franklin Undergoes Third Outfit Change for Final Church Viewing

A third viewing for Aretha Franklin was held at her home church New Bethel Baptist in Detroit, Michigan Thursday (Aug. 30), and, as expected, the Queen of Soul underwent yet another outfit change. This time, she was wearing a "rose gold custom knit suit with pink beaded lace."

“Mooo!” Star Doja Cat Under Fire for Offensive Apology for Homophobic Tweets

Doja has now come under fire for some tweets using homophobic language that someone pulled from the depths of Twitter and brought to the surface, and her apology, using that same homophobic language, did not go over well on social media.

“Shameless” Actress Emmy Rossum Says She’s Leaving the Show After Season 9

In a lengthy, emotional Facebook post on Thursday (Aug. 30), Emmy Rossum, the actress who plays Fiona Gallagher, a star character of the show, has announced that she is leaving the series after nine seasons.

Aretha Franklin Had an Outfit Change for Final Public Viewing

As we all know and saw from the official photo of Ms. Franklin lying in repose in her golden open casket, on the first day, Tuesday (Aug. 28) she was dressed in all red. But on the second day, Wednesday (Aug. 29), she had an outfit change, and was wearing a light blue dress and matching blue pumps.

Beyoncé Fan Who Rushed Stage at Concert in Atlanta Says JAY-Z “Can’t Fight” & “Been Sneak Dissin”

Moments after the attempted attack, Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell hopped on Facebook to let the world know how he felt, saying that he wanted to fight JAY-Z one-on-one because he's been "sneak dissing" him, but he couldn't get to him because the dancers and crew members stopped him.

Jamel Myles: Quick Facts About 9-Year-Old Boy Who Killed Himself After Being Bullied for Coming Out as Gay to Classmates

9-year-old Jamel Myles died by suicide after he was bulled just days after the fourth grader came out as gay to his classmates. Here's what you need to know.

Aretha Franklin Open Casket Photo Goes Viral, Family Wanted “Respectful Photo” to Share With Fans Who Couldn’t Attend Viewing

Hundreds and hundreds of fans lined up to pay their respects to the late Aretha Franklin Tuesday (Aug. 28) as she lay in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan.

Mugshot Madness: Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell, Man Who Rushed Stage at Beyoncé & JAY-Z Concert, Arrested & Charged With Battery

26-year-old Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell has been identified as the man who rushed the stage during Beyoncé and JAY-Z's "On The Run II" concert in Atlanta. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and aggravated battery after it was determined that he "made contact" with JAY-Z.

David Katz: Fast Facts About Angry Gamer Who Killed 2, Wounded 9 at Madden Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

24-year-old David Katz has been identified as the "disgruntled" gamer who opened fire at a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament Sunday (Aug. 26) in Jacksonville, Florida, killing two people and wounding nine others. Here's what you need to know about Katz and the shooting.

Senator John McCain Dies From Brain Cancer at 81

Senator John McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee who was driven by a code of honor that defined and haunted him, has died, the Washington Post reports.

Nick Young Arrested in Los Angeles (VIDEO)

NBA star Nick Young (aka Swaggy P) was arrested in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles late Friday night (Aug. 24) following an incident with police during a traffic stop.

Watch Beyoncé Almost Fall Down the Stairs During Nashville Concert (Keyword: ALMOST)

While performing her "On The Run II" tour concert with husband JAY-Z in Nashville Thursday night (Aug. 23), Beyoncé was walking down the stairs when somehow her ankle krilled, but because she's Beyoncé, she caught herself in the most graceful way before she fell.

Lisa Benson Cooper: Fast Facts About Black Reporter Fired for Sharing Article About White Women Using Their Tears As Weapons

Lisa Benson Cooper—a black, award-winning broadcast journalist in Kansas City, Missouri—was fired after 14 years with the same company after she shared an article to her personal Facebook page that offended her white co-workers.

Woman Accuses 40-Year-Old Boyfriend of Sleeping With Her Teenage Daughter

What would you do if you found out your 40-year-old boyfriend was and your teenage daughter were going behind your back and having sex with each other? One woman from Selma, Alabama says she found herself in that position recently, and let the whole world know via Facebook.

Lisa Fleming From “My 600-lb Life” Dead at 50, Cause of Death Not Related to Weight

Arleasher “Lisa” Fleming, a woman who once weighed over 700 pounds and was featured on TLC's "My 600-lb Life," has died at 50 years old.

Robin Leach, Host of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” Dead at 76

Robin Leach, famed TV host and celebrity columnist, has died at the age of 76. The journalist, who rose to fame in the 1980's as host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," died Thursday night (Aug. 23) at a hospital in Cabo San Lucas, according to a statement by his family. His cause of death was a stroke.

Bow Wow Says His Son Died Earlier This Year: “I Lost My Son, I’m in So Much Pain Bro!”

Summer 2018 hasn't been very kind to Bow Wow, and unfortunately for him, it seems like things haven't gotten much better.

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