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Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:05pm

Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:03pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:39pm

It's not just audiotapes.

MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:54pm

The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they're just not sure how they will do it.

A focused Mackenzie Phillips takes it one day at a time

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:39pm

Mackenzie Phillips, who's upending expectations with her portrayal of a brutal inmate on "Orange is the New Black," deserves another look off-screen as well.

Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:01pm

Stan Lee's restraining order against a former business manager was extended for three years on Friday, in another apparent step toward stability for the Marvel Comics mogul after a tumultuous year.

Jefferson Airplane co-founder: Botched surgery ruined career

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:42am

A co-founder of Jefferson Airplane is accusing a New York City hospital of destroying his musical career with a botched tracheotomy after heart surgery in 2016.

Bob Mackie's designs for Cher, Carol Burnett up for auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:51am

Bob Mackie-designed outfits worn by Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross and other celebrities are going up for auction.

Hacker of celebrity photos asking for leniency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:51am

A Connecticut man is asking for leniency while facing sentencing for hacking into more than 250 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and other people.

Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:40am

Rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car, authorities said Friday.

Afghan rock band struggles to hit right note in Iran

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:44am

The band gathers in a small carpentry shop on the outskirts of Iran's capital, with sawdust still in the air but the buzzing of the jigsaws now exchanged for the soft feedback of an amplifier.

Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performances

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:04am

When Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys and other awards shows, worked with the Obama administration on a concert honoring women at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama laid down one rule.

In Franklin's anthems, women heard an empowering message

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:03pm

Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that resonated deeply with women by celebrating their strength and individuality — and demanding, well, just a little respect.

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:31pm

Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died at age 43, her family and band said Thursday.

Washed out: Water woes scuttle Phish's 3-day music festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:49pm

A three-day Phish music festival was scuttled by dirty water from torrential rains on Thursday, with health officials denying a permit just as the rock band was about to go onstage for its traditional sound check jam.

Newseum to honor legendary black journalist with statue

Tramon Lucas, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:18pm

A pioneering black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation's capital.

'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris sets exclusive Netflix deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:13pm

Netflix says it's signed "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement.

Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

Corey Williams and Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:09pm

To the rest of the world, she was the "Queen of Soul" — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel.

'Respect' indeed: Aretha flipped man's song into epic anthem

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:49pm

It's easy to forget that "Respect" wasn't originally Aretha Franklin's song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her.

Rapper Juelz Santana pleads guilty to airport gun charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:17pm

Rapper Juelz Santana admitted in court Thursday that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport earlier this year.