President Barack Obama misspelled the word “respect” during a White House tribute to Aretha Franklin. The occasion for the presidential spelling gaffe was the “Women of Soul” event on Thursday evening. Respect was, of course, a big hit for Aretha Franklin, and became her signature song. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama made one heck of a splling mstake on Thursday night! When introducing the legendary Aretha Franklin at a Women of Soul tribute at the White House, the Prez referenced her classic song Respect. Only he spelled it a little differently! He said: "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her, she had [...]
President Obama honored Aretha Franklin at the White House Thursday, and accidentally flubbed the spelling of Franklin's iconic song "R-E-S-P-E-C-T."
President Obama established this week, when he misspelled the name of Aretha Franklin's hit song R-E-S-P-E-C-T, that A-B-C is not as easy as 1-2-3 after all. At the Women of Soul concert series, which is being hosted at the White House,...Show More Summary
First Lady Michelle Obama takes the microphone to delivers remarks during her workshop titled “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul” in the State Dining Room at the White House on Thursday (March 6) in Washington, DC. The 50-year-old first lady was joined at the function by singers Janelle Monae, Melissa Ethridge, and [...]
Goodness. The former community organizer stumbles and misspells “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” at a White House performance Thursday. “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her…” Oops. Thankfully, the White House stenographer scrubbed the mistake from the record. The Hill reported: … Continue reading ?
He’s the most powerful man in the free world, but that doesn’t mean President Barack Obama is immune from embarrassing blunders. During the Women of Soul tribute to Aretha Franklin last night (March 6), the Commander-in-Chief introduced...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama made the kind of public flub Thursday night that would have dominated the news cycle had President George W. Bush said the very same thing. Obama, taking part in the White House's Women of Soul concert, announced music legend Aretha Franklin by misspelling the singer's signature song. Show More Summary
A, B, C… it’s not always easy as 1, 2, 3. And yes, even the leader of the free world
President Obama blew one of the most iconic signature lines in the history of music Thursday night... as he paid homage to Aretha Franklin at The White House.Obama touted Aretha's iconic song "RESPECT" by calling it "a rallying cry ...
The out musician joins Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Aretha Franklin and other fierce female vocalists to pay homage to America's soulful women. The post Watch now! Melissa Etheridge at “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul” appeared first on AfterEllen.com.
Aretha Franklin is set to make another visit to the White House on Thursday for the “Women of Soul” concert honoring musical lady-legends. But does the reigning Queen of Soul out-rank another royal and frequent visitor to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Queen Bey (aka Beyonce)? Ahead of Franklin’s performance at the event, which will be broadcast on […]
The Voice on Monday night (March 3) was riddled with regret. Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher were filled with second guesses any time they did not turn their chairs for would-be contestants. Going for the title of “nicest panel on television,” the coaches issued more impassioned “Why’s?” than Nancy Kerrigan after that ’94... More »
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The 2014 BET Honors contained many memorable moments, including a tribute to Aretha Franklin, selfies with Wayne Grady, and an inspirational speech from Motown legend Berry Gordy.
France may no longer have a king, but in the span of less than one week Washington had two queens. Last Saturday, Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” brought the house to its feet during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre; Tuesday “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” Mary J. Blige serenaded VIPs during the French state dinner […]
A wide range of music hauled up from this week's CD net—from soul and pop to jazz and Latin [Photo at top: Illegal Crab Catch in the Ochtoka Sea by Oleg Klimov, 2007]... When Aretha Franklin was signed to Columbia...
Belting out a few numbers in honor of Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Hudson performed at the 2014 BET Music Awards. Dressed to the nines for the occasion, Jennifer sported a cool white top and leggings, while the sexy Mariah...Show More Summary
How do you know you’re legend? When your bling isn’t diamonds (yawn) but your presidential Medal of Freedom. That’s just how Aretha Franklin, a recipient of the 2014 BET Honors, rolls. And the red carpet for the annual star-studded affair continued to impress as Motown’s Smokey Robinson grappled over his favorite Hitsville record, Oscar-winner Jennifer […]