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Aretha Franklin came to Washington to sing - and for history

Aretha Franklin came to Washington to sing - and for history

She won 18 Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1994) and presided over a rich recorded musical legacy preserved in 42 studio albums, 131 singles, six live albums and more. She maintained her commitment to civil rights throughout her life and famously sang at President Obama's inauguration in 2009. It was Parents Weekend 1997, about 21 years ago when five students and two professors performed on stage with Aretha Franklin in front of a sold-out Lantz Arena.


Singapore says Crazy Rich Asians author skipped service duty

Singapore says Crazy Rich Asians author skipped service duty

Kevin Kwan , author of the 2013 book and an executive producer of the film, was notably absent from the Singapore premier of the romantic comedy on Tuesday. Ranked one of the world's richest countries, Singapore is believed to have the world's fastest growing number of billionaires. The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore.


Danny Boyle Is No Longer Directing The Next James Bond Movie

Danny Boyle Is No Longer Directing The Next James Bond Movie

More as we have it. Filming for the new film had not yet begun, as EON productions revealed filming was due to start at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in December. Bond news site MI6-HQ discovered the casting call which appeared to show the production was looking for the movie's main villain , a female lead, and a henchman.


Sex assault claim against me is extortion, says Weinstein accuser Asia Argento

Sex assault claim against me is extortion, says Weinstein accuser Asia Argento

When asked how she didn't know his age since they had previously worked together, the actress purportedly wrote that the age of consent is 15 in France and her native Italy (it is 14), as opposed to 18 in California. The outlet has also posted some screencapped texts of a conversation between Argento and a "friend". So glad we met again and I'm so glad you're in my life.


Hulu Working on 'Veronica Mars' Revival Series With Kristen Bell

Hulu Working on 'Veronica Mars' Revival Series With Kristen Bell

The series premiered in 2004 and ran for two seasons on UPN , and then ran for another season on The CW before being canceled. While this news may come as a surprise, the series reboot has been in the works for the past several months and is set to return on Hulu, Entertainment Weekly reports.