Friday, February 15, 2008
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Beyonce's dad weighs in on Franklin flap
NEW YORK - Beyonce's father says Aretha Franklin's criticism of his daughter for referring to Tina Turner as 'the Queen' at the Grammys is 'ridiculous.'
On Tuesday, the Queen of Soul let everyone know her royal feathers were ruffled when Beyonce called Turner 'The Queen' before their joint performance Sunday at the Grammys. Franklin, who also performed at the ceremony, was sitting in the audience. Beyonce did reference her along with other top female singers before introducing Turner.
'I am not sure of whose toes I may have stepped on or whose ego I may have bruised between the Grammy writers and Beyonce,' Franklin said in a statement issued by her publicist. 'However, I dismissed it as a cheap shot for controversy.'
'Today' says sorry for Fonda's on-air slip of the tongue
NEW YORK - NBC News is apologizing again - this time for Jane Fonda.
The 70-year-old actress used a vulgar slang term on the 'Today' show Thursday while talking about the play 'The Vagina Monologues.' Fonda is appearing in a 10th-anniversary performance and was on 'Today' with author Eve Ensler.
Fonda said she was asked to perform a monologue with a slang term for vagina as the title - and Fonda used the term itself on the air.
Damon Wayans to launch online sketch show
LOS ANGELES - Damon Wayans is taking 'In Living Color' to the Internet.
The 47-year-old comedian has announced the debut of 'WayOutTV,' a collaboration with YouTube that will show sketch comedy videos that he produces.
Wayans described the venture as 'In Living Color 2.0' - an online version of the hit 1990s TV series that made him and his brothers Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon famous.