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Aretha Franklin Doesn't Take Too Kindly To These Satirical Accusations! Suing News Site For $10 Million Over Slanderous Claims!

A few weeks ago, a satirical site called The News Nerds published an outrageous article about Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin getting into a little tiff. The satirical site "reported": "While Aretha Franklin was making her way to the stage, Labelle extended her hand to greet the “Respect” singer, when she threw epic shade in an effort [...]

Aretha Franklin Doesn't Get Satire: Plans To Sue Satirical News Site Over Joke Story

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You would think that, at some point, people are finally going to get that there are such a things as satirical news organizations and that they're not serious in what they write. Yet it seems not a week goes by in which someone isn't either fooled by a parody story or rails against it as some kind of demonic funny-demon that ought to be outlawed. Show More Summary

Record Labels Suing Pandora Over Oldies

Major labels say Pandora is violating their copyrights to a slew of pre-1972 oldies like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin

‘Satire’ Site Sued for $10M by Aretha Franklin for Slander, Crimes Against Humor

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

While I normally wouldn't celebrate a media outlet being sued, in the case of “satire” sites like The News Nerd, I think it's okay to make an exception. The site, who you may remember being behind the made up story about George Zimmerman...Show More Summary

LINKS: Dexter Roberts wants his own hunting reality show – 04/18/2014

Links from our friends on the Web: Lindsay Lohan’s OWN show isn’t getting a second season (PopBytes) Kristen Bell is Naked and Afriad (Seriously OMG) Aretha Franklin Filing $10 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Patti LaBelle Fight Story (Billboard)...Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin To File $10M Lawsuit Over Fake Patti Labelle Fight Story

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Aretha Franklin is furious about a story posted on an internet satire site and says she will file a $10M lawsuit. Via the Detroit News: The News Nerd story claimed that LaBelle was “arrested for assault and battery” after she attacked Franklin with “a Mayweather style right and left” at a March 20 concert in Atlanta. Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin Suing Satire Site Over Patti LaBelle Fistfight Story

This weekend, a News Nerd story with the headline "Patti Labelle Arrested After Fist Fight with Aretha Franklin" made the rounds. As of right now, the post has been shared 1,700 times on Twitter and 41,000 times on Facebook. People gleefully shared the news that these ladies of soul, elegance, and attitude came to blows. Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin To Reportedly Sue For $10 Million Over Fake Assault Story

Are Patti and Aretha really beefing it up? For weeks there has been rumors about Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin having a cat fight – also afterwards Aretha got arrested. The fight supposedly happened at the White House Women of

Aretha Franklin Denies Brawl With Patti LaBelle And Is Suing The Satirical Blog That Reported It

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has got herself into a bit of an embarrassing mess. Franklin is suing satirical news site News Nerds for $10 million because of a story they ran about a fictional brawl between Franklin and fellow soul songstress Patti LaBelle. Supposedly, LaBelle felt that Franklin was bit disrespectful during a “Women Of [...]

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Aretha Franklin: "Nessun Dorma" 1998: Following Luciano Pavarotti's last-minute cancellation due to illness, with barely 20 minutes' notice, Aretha Franklin stuns Grammy audience with soulful interpretation of Puccini's aria from "Turandot."

Playlist – Ajax Diner Book Club 4/14/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

4 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

Facebook/Twitter/Show Archive Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One “US Mail” from Illuminator Aretha Franklin “Son Of A Preacher Man” from This Girl’s In Love With You Black Joe Lewis “Skull Diggin’” from Electric Slave Waylon Jennings “Low Down...Show More Summary

Catch Fade: Patti LaBelle Denies Epic Fist Fight With Aretha Franklin Over Women Of Soul Concert Shade

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet… Patti LaBelle Denies Fist Fight With Aretha Franklin At White House Via International Business Times reports: An article claiming Grammy Award-winning American singer Patti LaBelle was arrested for having a fist fight

Ringing Labelle

6 days agoOdd : Snopes

Was singer Patti Labelle arrested after attacking Aretha Franklin at an Atlanta concert?

How Nikki Giovanni Linked Aretha Franklin to the Black Arts Movement

Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Emily Lordi to discuss her new book, Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature. Lordi is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In this excerpt, they focus on the connection between poet Nikki Giovanni and singer Aretha Franklin.

‘Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House’

Once you have Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle on a “soul music” show, you can pack pretty much anyone else around the edges and get where you were looking to go.

'Glee' Episode 5.15 Songs: Mercedes Performs Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman'

Glee may be full-time in New York City now, but as our recap headline from the previous episode said, it's not all puppies and rainbows in the Big Apple. That'll be even more apparent this coming up Tuesday. The episode is titled "Bash," and no, it's not referring to some party. Show More Summary

Remember When Aretha Franklin Sang “I Dreamed a Dream” For Bill Clinton?

Perhaps you love Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Misérables. Maybe you’re really excited for the Broadway revival of the show — the second since the original production closed in 2003 — which celebrated its opening last week. OrShow More Summary

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