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Demi Lovato Defends Her Diva Title In An Epic Riff-Off With James Corden! Watch!

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Demi Lovato's a diva, and she knows it!

On Wednesday, the Stone Cold singer faced off against James Corden to prove that she can hold her own alongside the divas of the past and present. Ummmm, yas!

Related: James' Drop The Mic Rap Battle Bit Is Now Its Own Show

After throwing a couple shots at each other, the late night host and the former child star tackled hits from the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, and Aretha Franklin for their "Divas Then and Divas Now" riff-off. While both entertainers held their own, only one celeb walked away the winner.

HINT: The star who won this vocal battle is a professional singer. Be sure to ch-ch-check out this musical face-off for yourself (below)!

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The 'Cash Me Ousside' Girl Is Meeting With Top Music Producers, Because Life Is A Cruel Joke

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Those who have been closely following the "Cash Me Ousside" girl's meteoric rise to fame know the viral sensation is already vying for a music career.

And while the brash teen may be the perfect candidate for her own reality show, there's no way Danielle Bregoli has any musical aptitude, right?

WRONG!!

Related: 'Cash Me Ousside' Girl Gets Herself In Stitches

The 14-year-old dipped her toes into the pool of entertainment by taking meetings and lessons with producers who worked with Beyoncé and Kanye West!

According to TMZ, Bregoli met with producers Mark Batson and Che Pope on Sunday after mutual friends in Florida suggested the link up.

The unruly teen was looking for industry advice, as multiple record companies have

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Bristol Palin Says Elton John, Aretha Franklin, & 9 Other Artists Are All 'Sissies' For Skipping Trump's Inauguration…

| Filed under: Justin TimberlakeCelebrity FeudsPolitikElton JohnDonald TrumpCeline DionKaty PerryBruno MarsBristol PalinAretha Franklin

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She can see sissies from her house!

Bristol Palin's biggest claim to fame — apart from her mother's name — is her time spent on Dancing with the Stars… which technically makes her qualified to speak for fellow reality TV villain Donald Trump, to some degree.

Man, political punditry has gone downhill… and it started so low to begin with…

As you're surely aware by now, the current President-elect/former Celebrity Apprentice host is just three weeks away from being sworn into office, and yet he STILL doesn't have any A-Listers scheduled to perform for his inauguration!

Related: Alec Baldwin Wants To Sing Highway To Hell At The Inauguration!

Sure, Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and at least some of The Rockettes will be there on January 20… but we're more intrigued by who's NOT going. And so is Bristol, apparently.

In fact, the 26-year-old mother-of-two just called ELEVEN different artists who've publicly declined Trump's invitation "Sissies" in a blog post on Wednesday!!

That's right — Elton John, Céline Dion, Aretha Franklin, Katy Perry,

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This Aretha Franklin-Inspired Cover Of Kelly Clarkson's Since U Been Gone Will Make You Nostalgic For TWO Eras!

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What would it be like if Aretha Franklin had won the first American Idol?

Thanks to Postmodern Jukebox we finally have our answer!

The YouTube channel has tapped Mykal Kilgore to put some soul into an Aretha-inspired cover of Kelly Clarkson's breakout hit Since U Been Gone!

Related: Kelly Is Actually Releasing Her Own SOUL Album! Deets Here!

You might expect the style and song to clash, but we think it proves what a timeless hit the track really is!

Ch-ch-check out the song you'll have stuck in your head all over again (below)!

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Aretha Franklin Cancels Upcoming Concerts Over Unspecified Health Problems — Oh No!

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Should we be concerned??

On Monday, Aretha Franklin revealed she has had to cancel some of her upcoming concerts due to unspecified health problems. Oh no!

Related: Aretha Thought Prince Died From The Zika Virus

In a statement to the Associated Press, the I Say A Little Prayer singer explained:

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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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