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Musical Legends Mourn Jackson

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No one is untouched by the passing of Michael Jackson and his fellow legendary musical comrades and friends are all shocked by his passing.

Diana Ross released a statement saying: "I can't stop crying, this is too sudden and shocking. I am unable to imagine this. My heart is hurting. I am in prayer for his kids and the family."

At the same time, Tina Turner was quoted about the sudden death of her peer: "I am shocked and saddened by Michael's passing. I, along with his millions of fans, looked forward to seeing him tour one more time. Now, may he rest in peace."

[Image via WENN.]

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Tina Turner Cancels London Shows

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Awww Tina!

The Lady of Legs is postponing this week's performances at London's O2 Arena and Sheffield Arena due to a case of the respiratory flu.

She will resume her shows in Paris before returning to the UK. The London dates will be rescheduled for May.

In a statement the singer said, "Tina always wants to give 100% and has been overwhelmed by the reaction from her U.K. fans at the gigs. She regrets this decision to postpone and the inconvenience to all those fans with tickets, but wants to make sure each concert she does is memorable for everyone."

Feel better!

When Tina is sick, the whole world suffers!

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SIGHting

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Spotted: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, enjoying her off night from her Broadway show, at the Tina Turner concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Monday night.

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Clash Of The Divas: Still Feuding

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Whether Beyowulf meant to or not, she's initiated an epic clash of the divas!

During the Grammy awards in February, Beyonce redubbed Tina Turner "the queen," sending Aretha Franklin into an indignant tizzy.

Pulling the claws out like no other bitch can, Aretha called Beyowulf's comment a "cheap shot at controversy."

Meow!

Tina Turner remained mum at the time of Aretha's verbal attack, but USA Today recently got a response out of her.

"She's the queen of soul, and I'm the queen of rock 'n' roll. There were so many kings and queens there that night. Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one. That's how queens are!"

All right, so where does that put the score?

Tina: 1, Aretha: 1.

Aretha was quick to retaliate and prove that today's celebrity feuds ain't got nothing on the original divas.

"I never figured her to resort to tacky press just to sell a few tickets," says Franklin, who adds she has never met Turner. "I really had put her in a different class — higher than that.
"No one has been more gracious…to their peers than I have, and I am confident and secure enough to do so, unlike some others."

Aretha: 2, Tina: 1.

THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN: OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!

The ball's in your court, Tina. Let her have it!

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Tina! Tina! Tina!!!!!!

| Filed under: Personally PerezTina Turner

OMG!!!!!

This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

The legendary icon that is Miz Tina Turner took a break from her new tour to send Perezito a short, sweet, sexy video message!!!!!!!!!!!!

CLICK HERE to check it out!

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SIGHting

| Filed under: Tom CruiseOprah WinfreyTina Turner

Tom Cruise with Oprah Winfrey (plus Gayle and Steadman ) at the Tina Turner concert in Chicago on Friday night.

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The Return Of Tina

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Just like Cher, there's no getting rid of Tina Turner.

Divas just won't go quietly.

Nor should they!

Eight years after her "farewell" tour, Tina got onstage in Kansas City, MO, Wednesday night and kicked off her 36-date tour.

In attendance were Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. Plus Gayle too - duh!

Tina's not resting either. She'll be performing in Chicago this Friday and Saturday night.

As for last night, Tina told the crowd, ‘‘It never stopped. People want to see you live. Even Sophia Loren asked me, ‘When are you going back to work? You were born with a gift. You have a responsibility.’ She made me feel like it was a duty. Those Italians work forever.’’

Turner, who turns 69 next month, added, ‘‘I started when I was 20. To be home and out of the business felt good. I didn’t miss the press, the lack of privacy, living in hotels.’’

Well, so what's the point of coming back and having a tour?

But, she added, ‘‘I wouldn’t want to diminish my credibility, so if I’m ever going to do it, now is the time. I’m in shape. And once I saw some of the Bob Mackie costumes, I started getting excited.’’

And she's apparently gone all out for her tour, yet keeping it simple at the same time.

Tina will have four dancers with choreography by Toni Basil and her stage was designed by British architect Mark Fisher, who has created sets for U2, Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones.

And as for her entrance, she said she dreamed it up and it's inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean.

Tina's former farewell tour brought in $100 million from 89 shows and became the top tour in 2000 and the highest-grossing tour by a female artist ever, until she was surpassed by Madonna.

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