The incandescent “Queen of Soul,”  Aretha Franklin (pictured) is reportedly threatening to sue famed biographer David Ritz for his tell-all book, “Respect” published by Little, Brown and Company.  Franklin is beyond peeved about the reportedly controversial book, which was 25 years in the making, stating that the author is making false claims about her, one of them being that […]

This past year, these actors, musicians, and other notables departed from this earth. NewsOne remembers those we lost in 2012 here. Jimmy Castor: Pop and funkmeister bar none, Jimmy Castor was a saxophonist who could also sing.  As the leader of the famed ’70s funk group, The Jimmy Castor Bunch,” he released several successful albums […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the late legend at a private funeral Saturday. A statement from Sharpton’s representative Tuesday said the funeral will include performances by celebrities, but those names were not announced. James died last Friday at […]

Etta James died on Friday, but her voice will be with us forever. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about James. SEE ALSO: Brad, Angelina Expecting? Tea Party Leaders To Endorse Newt Gingrich 1) “Etta James” Isn’t Her Real Name Nope. It is Jamesetta Hawkins. According to reporting by The Washington Post, legendary […]

CNN reports that legendary singer Etta James has died. She was 73. SEE ALSO: Take The Roots Presidential Poll 17 Stars Who Shouldn’t Quit Their Day Jobs Details on her death and life are below, as reported by CNN: She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her […]

LOS ANGELES — Etta James’ longtime friend and manager says the singer has been released from a Southern California hospital and is back at home with her family. SEE ALSO: GOP Candidates Go to NH Lupe De Leon says James was released Thursday afternoon, just a few days after the terminally ill singer’s condition improved […]

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Etta James’ longtime manager says the terminally ill blues singer has been hospitalized after experiencing difficulty breathing. SEE ALSO: Black History Book Showcases Detailed Past Lupe De Leon says James’ family is with her at a Southern California hospital where she was taken earlier this week. De Leon, who has been […]

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The husband and sons of terminally ill “At Last” and “Tell Mama” blues singer Etta James have reached a deal on managing her $1 million estate and medical care. SEE ALSO: Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It The 73-year-old singer’s doctor disclosed last week that James is terminally ill with chronic […]

“At Last” and “Tell Mama” blues singer Etta James, whose health has been fading in recent years, is now terminally ill, and her live-in doctor is asking for prayers. The doctor has cared for Etta James at the singer’s Riverside, Calif., area home since March 2010. Elaine James says she’s spreading word of the singer’s […]

Etta James is not dead, her son said Thursday, contrary to a flurry of Twitter and Internet reports that stated that the great blues and R&B singer had passed away. “She’s fine. I just saw her last night and she was fine,” said son Donto James. Read more at LATimes RELATED: Blues singer Etta James […]

RIVERSIDE, California — Blues singer Etta James is in a Southern California hospital with a potentially deadly infection. Her son, Sametto James, tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that his mother was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week for treatment of sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection. Sepsis is a potentially deadly blood poisoning […]

At a recent event, legendary R&B singer, Etta James, continued her tirade against Beyonce, who played James in the movie, “Cadillac Records,” and extended her rant to President Barack Obama, who had Beyonce sing James’ song “At Last” at an inaugural ball. “You know, YOUR President, the one with the big ears-he ain’t MY President–had […]