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No Divas Allowed on the Set of Aretha Franklin Biopic

TV and theater director Liesl Tommy (Insecure, The Walking Dead) is making her feature debut on Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson from MGM/United Artists and Bron. And…

Sydney Pollack’s Lawyer May Face Trial Over Aretha Franklin Concert Film

As everyone knows, lawyers are supposed to represent their clients zealously. Sometimes, there’s even bluffing involved. But can an attorney get into legal trouble for voicing a foolish legal…

‘Genius: Aretha’: TV Review

Cynthia Erivo stars as the Queen of Soul and Courtney B. Vance as her pastor father in Suzan-Lori Parks' decades-spanning Nat Geo miniseries.

‘Respect’ Trailer: Jennifer Hudson Stars in Aretha Franklin Biopic

MGM on Sunday released the teaser trailer for its upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic 'Respect,' starring Jennifer Hudson.

New Solo Version of Aretha Franklin Song About Race and Faith Released

A never-before-heard solo version of the late Aretha Franklin's riveting and powerful collaboration with Mary J. Blige about faith and race, 2006's "Never Gonna Break My Faith," has arrived on…

Nat Geo Unveils Teaser for ‘Genius’ Starring Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin

National Geographic unveiled the first-look national teaser for the scripted anthology series 'Genius: Aretha,' with Cynthia Erivo starring as Aretha Franklin, during the 2020 Oscars telecast Sunday…

Jennifer Hudson Sings “Respect” in Preview for Aretha Franklin Biopic

Jennifer Hudson belts out "Respect" in the first preview for MGM's upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, 'Respect.'

First Look: See Cynthia Erivo Embody Aretha Franklin in ‘Genius’

National Geographic has debuted its first image of Cynthia Erivo playing the Queen of Soul in an upcoming series of 'Genius.'

IDA Documentary Awards: ‘Honeyland,’ ‘American Factory,’ ‘Apollo 11’ Lead Nominees

'Apollo 11,' 'American Factory,' 'The Biggest Little Farm,' 'For Sama,' 'Honeyland, 'One Child Nation' and 'Sea of Shadows' are among the high-profile films nominated for best feature by the…

Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans Boarding Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’

Forest Whitaker and Marlon Wayans are joining Jennifer Hudson in MGM's Aretha Franklin biopic, 'Respect.'

‘The Apollo’: Film Review | Tribeca 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival opens with Roger Ross Williams' 'The Apollo,' a moving ode to the historic Harlem theater.

Aretha Franklin Makes History With Posthumous Pulitzer Prize

Aretha Franklin on Monday posthumously received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, becoming the first individual woman to earn the honor since it was first awarded in 1930.