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Britney Spears Channels Her 'Inner Aretha Franklin' — Bless Her Heart

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We want to hear Britney Spears cover Aretha Franklin without a high-pitch filter!

But alas, the 36-year-old pop star sounded like the fourth Chipmunk (Alvin is shaking) as she sang the Queen of Soul's hit song, Think!

Related: Britney Spears Honored By GLAAD Media Awards

The momma of two took to Instagram with a video of her singing the tune, which she captioned:

"Channeling my inner Aretha Franklin - the woman has got so much soul!!!! ⭐️🍎⭐️"

Sing it, sis!

Watch (below)!!

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Wendy Williams Says Beyoncé Needs Autotune & Twitter Is PISSED!

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The Beyhive isn't happy about this!

On Monday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show, Wendy Williams discussed Fergie's disastrous rendition of the U.S. National Anthem at Sunday's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

Related: Wendy Williams SLAMS 'Selfish' Kim Kardashian

Although Josh Duhamel's ex is a "friend" of the show, the daytime talk show host claims she "needs autotune" in order to perform live. Shockingly, Miz Williams thinks Beyoncé needs it as well!

She told her audience:

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Is Kelly Clarkson Her Generation's Aretha Franklin?

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Hmmmm!

This and more on The Perez Hilton Podcast with Chris Booker! Listen HERE!

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Aretha Franklin Still Beefing With Dionne Warwick Via FAX MACHINE Is Just One Example Of Hollywood's Longest Running Feuds!

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Aretha Franklin is still upset with Dionne Warwick, over five years after the latter incorrectly labeled her as Whitney Houston's godmother at the funeral.

To Aretha, who was absent from the sad event due to suffering from swollen feet, this was not R-E-S-P-E-C-T-ful. And she recently said as much to the AP, in a lengthy fax calling the comments "libelous." In a followup phone interview, she said:

"She blatantly lied on me… fully well knowing what she was doing."

Apparently Aretha feels this misinformation was incredibly damaging to her. So much so that the feud continues in person.

When both performed last week at the Tribeca Film Festival in support of the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Dionne tried to bury the hatchet — but it wasn't happening! Aretha recalls:

"She said, 'Give me a hug.' I said, ‘Oh hell no. You couldn't be serious.'

Damn, girl! Of course, this is far from the longest grudge we've heard of…

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[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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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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