Posts Tagged: aretha franklin

Aretha Franklin’s Family Disappointed Over Jennifer Hudson Oscar Snub

TMZ caught up with Aretha Franklin’s niece, Sabrina Owens.  Sabrina said the family was disappointed Jennifer Hudson did not receive an Oscar nomination for the movie, Respect.  She said the film was Aretha’s ‘baby’ and she as heavily involved in it when she was alive.  Sabrina said he aunt was a perfectionist and would have liked to… Read more »

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Detroit Posthumously Honors Aretha Franklin With Post Office Naming

The city where Aretha Franklin grew up is honoring the legend by naming a post office after the “Respect” singer. Members of Franklin’s family along with city officials and longtime postal worker and state representative, U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence spoke at the event, “Her legacy lives on in her music, in her family. But we have… Read more »

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Jennifer Hudson Recalls Final Conversation With Aretha Franklin

Jennifer Hudson was recently on the red carpet for her movie Respect. The movie is about Aretha Franklin.   Jennifer was hand picked by Aretha to portray her.  The movie also stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Mary J. Blige, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess and more.  While on the red carpet Jennifer remembered her last conversation with Aretha was… Read more »

Respect Trailer: Jennifer Hudson Pitch Perfect As Aretha Franklin

The official trailer for “Respect”, a biopic about the “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, was released today starring Jennifer Hudson as Franklin. The trailer shows Hudson singing several classics like “Think”, “Respect”, and “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”. The movie follows Franklin’s early childhood years and her rise to fame in 1967…. Read more »

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Aretha Franklin Biopic Starring Jennifer Hudson Delayed Until August 2021

Dang it…I was looking forward to seeing “Respect” about Aretha Franklin’s life starring Jennifer Hudson early next year, but it looks like the movie has been delayed again.  According to thejasminebrand, the movie has been delayed again until August of 2021.  The reason, of course is the corona virus…Jennifer Hudson says it has always been… Read more »