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Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin In Biopic From Straight Outta Compton Producer?? YES, PLEASE!

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Well this sounds great!

Producer Scott Bernstein's most recent movie Straight Outta Compton was extremely successful and he's now looking to move on to his next project — an Aretha Franklin biopic!

The Untitled Aretha Franklin Project has been in development for years and will depict the singer's rise to stardom in the ‘60s and ‘70s as well as her relationship with her abusive ex-husband Ted White.

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With what's sure to be a dramatic role with a need for some serious vocals, so who better to play the part than Jennifer Hudson!

The American Idol alum hasn't won the part yet, but one of her representatives has confirmed that

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Bow Down! This Sassy Tot Dancing To Aretha Franklin Deserves Major R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

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This is our favorite viral video of the day… maybe of the entire year!

A Facebook user named Elissa M. Colon uploaded a video of her daughter Johanna dancing to Aretha Franklin's hit Respect.

Little Johanna isn't just dancing… she's slaying it on the stage! She's the absolute Beyoncé of this trio, nailing her steps, giving direction, and just out-sassing everyone!

You can hear a man's voice — likely her proud papa Carlos Colon — cheering her on. The video has already amassed 11+ million views, so don't be surprised if you see this talented tot on Ellen soon!

Ch-ch-check out the video below:

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Tell Us Something, We Need To Know! Is An Ariana Grande & Aretha Franklin Duet Going To Happen?!

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Think of allllll of the biggest names in pop music. Britney Spears. Katy Perry. Adele!

Well, all of them are marvelous but there's one pint-sized singer who is better than the rest in Aretha Franklin's eyes.

[ Related: Aretha Franklin Reigns Supreme At 2014 Billboard Women In Music! ]

The 72-year-old singer was talking to Hoda Kotb on her satellite radio show, and the topic of people Miz Franklin would like to duet with came up.

And out of all of the new singers she chose… Ariana Grande!

Hear the interview (below) and see a video of Miz Grande covering Aretha too!

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Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon, And Others Rock Out At #SNL40's After-Party!

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After the AH-Mazing Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary show on Sunday, guests were definitely in a party mood!

So it's only appropriate that following the star-studded event, there was an even more star-studded after-party!

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Hosted by MC Jimmy Fallon, the roaring shindig, held at New York's Plaza Hotel, delighted attendees with a plethora of kickass performances!

The night started off with a Blues Brothers performance featuring Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, and Dan Aykroyd.

According to an insider:

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Aretha Franklin Reigns Supreme At 2014 Billboard Women In Music!

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The Queen still reigns supreme! Watch Aretha Franklin accept her Icon award at the 2014 Billboard Women In Music!

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Taylor Swift Honored As Woman Of The Year! And Perez Was There!

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Such an honor to attend Billboard magazine's "Women In Music" luncheon, Friday in NYC.

Our beloved Taylor Swift was named Woman Of The Year - for the second time!

And some of our other faves were honored as well!

Check out some of our personal photos from the event!

Interviews Perez conducted, some acceptance speeches, performances and more - coming up!

Stay tuned!!!

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Aretha Franklin Shades Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj! See What She Said HERE!

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When you're Aretha Franklin, you never have to hold back what you think!

And she doesn't!

The singer sat down with the Wall Street Journal to talk about her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, and during the 10 minute interview, she was asked what she thought about singers Adele, Alicia Keys, and Whitney Houston, and she had complimentary things to say.

But ask her about Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, there was little R-E-S-P-E-C-T on a musical level!

[ Related: Aretha Franklin Performs Adele Again — And THIS Famous Face Singing Backup Just Ain't Feeling It ]

It's possible that Aretha isn't a big fan of the ladies' music, but we didn't know she felt this un-strongly about them!

Hit ‘play' (below), skip ahead to 3:56, and tell us what you think

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