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Aretha Franklin Is A Sparkling Soul Queen On The White House Correspondents' Dinner Red Carpet!

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Sparkle, saaaaang, sparkle, repeat!

Aretha Franklin clearly wanted to dazzle during Saturday's White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and we think she did just that.

Going full diva, the soul legend chose a sparkling frock and full-length white fur coat. Miz Franklin completed her emsem with a small glittering bag, smokey eyes, and diamond earrings.

The 74-year-old looks so great, doesn't she?!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Aretha Franklin Thinks Prince Might Have Died From The Zika Virus — See What She Said On Live TV!

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People are still trying to process the unexpected death of Prince, and are now beginning to question what mysterious illness the music icon could have been suffering from.

Though the Purple Rain singer's reps say that he was battling the flu, his frequent trips to the pharmacy and frail appearance are causing skeptics to come up with other theories.

Related: Prince's Albums Soar To #1 On iTunes

Among those skeptics is Aretha Franklin, who speculated live on MSNBC that the late legend could have died from the Zika virus.

While speaking to Brian Williams about Prince's sudden passing on Thursday, the Think singer said:

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Todd Chrisley Felt Like A Woman On Lip Sync Battle — But Was It Enough To Take Down Opponent NeNe Leakes? Watch & Find Out!

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Lip Sync Battle has never looked more fabulous!

Thursday's episode of the Spike TV series was full of hip swings, sassy poses, and catwalking when NeNe Leakes faced off against Todd Chrisley!

The fellow Atlanta reality stars went head-to-wig in a competition of campiness, and they both brought their A-game!

In the first round, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star jammed out to Aretha Franklin's Respect, following the Chrisley Knows Best star's hip-gyrating performance of Blurred Lines.

Video: Todd And His Kids Discuss Their Extortion Case!

But the competition got fierce during the second round, when Chrisley channeled his inner Shania Twain performing Man! I Feel Like A Woman — complete with nipple tassles!

Though the Chrisley patriarch's leggy show wasn't enough to take down Leakes' Rupaul impression lip-syncing to Supermodel — in the end, it was the Bravo star who took home the victory belt!

Ch-ch-check out the performances (below) and watch NeNe's moment of glory after winning!

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Aretha Franklin Makes EVERYONE Feel With Her Showstopping Natural Woman Performance At The Kennedy Center Honors! Watch HERE!

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She's still got it!

Aretha Franklin is one of the most gifted performers in American history, and while she may not sing live as much nowadays, she made a special appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday and downright stole the show.

The 73-year-old singer paid tribute to Carole King with one of her best-ever renditions of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and she practically moved the entire audience!

Related: Listen To All Of Michelle Obama's Girl Power Playlist!

Seriously — celebs like President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Gina Rodriguez, Viola Davis, George Lucas, Rosie Perez, and more couldn't help but freak out over her iconic stage presence.

It's unbelievable that she somehow sounds just as good today as she did in her prime!

Ch-ch-check out Aretha's Earth-shattering performance of A Natural Woman (below)!!!

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Listen To All The Songs On Michelle Obama's 'Girl Power' Spotify Playlist HERE!

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What a playlist!

Yesterday, October 11, was the International Day of the Girl as declared by the UN two years ago.

The day is used to help raise awareness about problems with gender inequality around the world.

To celebrate this, Michelle Obama decided to create and release her own Spotify playlist!

Included on the girl power playlist are Beyoncé's Run The World as well as Aretha Franklin's Respect and many, MANY MORE!

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Watch Mark Wahlberg Make A Joke About His Raunchy Comedy Ted To Pope Francis Himself!

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Mark Wahlberg may have been the master of ceremonies during Pope Francis' World Meeting of Families event this weekend — but he was also the master of jokes!

The Philadelphia conference was the final leg of Pope Francis' first papal visit to the U.S. and featured performances by Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, The Fray — and 14-year-old opera singer Bobby Hill!

Photos: These Dogs Dressed As The Pope Are Too Cute!

After his performance during Sunday's event, Hill went up to the Pain & Gain star and gave him a big hug. Wahlberg then said to the crowd:

"That right there was truly the voice of an angel. But then he whispered in my ear that he loved the movie Ted, and I told him that was not appropriate for a boy of his age."

He then asked Pope Francis for forgiveness for the raunchy film — though he probably should have asked apologized for Ted 2. Ha!

See how the Pope reacted to the funny moment (below):

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