Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Aretha Franklin Insists on Having Halle


Aretha Franklin does not notice your side eye every time she mentions Halle Berry starring in her biopic...

For years Aretha Franklin has mentioned Halle Berry starring in her upcoming biopic like it was a done deal.

It. was. not.

Aretha never even talked to Halle about it because when put on  the spot, Halle squirmed a little then croaked about not being able to sing before declining the role on the red carpet of a nationally televised awards show [click here if you missed that].

Halle shouldn't have been so modest.

Aretha Franklin sent a letter to Wendy Williams that read in part,
"She shouldn't underestimate her own talent... I never expected Halle to sing. She's an actress, not a singer. Many actors have portrayed vocalists by lip-syncing to the artist's original recordings."

So are you going to tell her or should I?

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

First. New Orleans stand up!

Hit or Miss said...

Halle don't want to have to put on that much weight. She should let Latifah, J Hud, or Monique to do it.

Anonymous said...

I see what Aretha is saying, but she needs to see that Halle doesn't see a way to come up from portraying her. Fug her Ree ree. There are plenty more talented women that can do you justice.

Anonymous said...

I think Latifah would be great. If Halle doesn't want to do it, then she doesn't. No need to beg her.

Anonymous said...

I'll tell her...

AuntieReRe...HALLIE DON'T WANT TO PLAY YOU IN THE BIOPIC...PERIOD, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES. Not only doesn't she sing, she doesn't weigh 300 pounds. She doesn't have watermelon breasties. She doesn't look like you. SHE DOESN'T WANT TO PLAY YOU. Find someone else and QUIT CHASING AFTER SOMEONE WHO DON'T WANT TO PLAY YOU. It's embarassing.

its me snitches! said...

I bet Halle thinks she too pretty be you.

its me snitches! said...

Halle is half black. Aretha is full black..

Anonymous said...

honestly, i only know of only 2 song that were a hit from Aretha. "Respect" and "Chain of fools"
I don't see why she is the queen.

im just saying.

Anonymous said...

@12:14 PM:

Aretha Franklin Bio:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin

'Nuff Said.

Anonymous said...

And she's not asking her to portray her now. She wants her to portray her when she was younger, and back then she was small.

where's my stimulus? said...

Aretha can have Lindsay Lohan play her if she wants her to...oh and for 12:14:

"I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)" (with George Michael)
"Respect"
"I Say a Little Prayer"
"Think"
"(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman"
"I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)"
"You Are All I Need To Get By"
"Chains Of Fools"
"Spanish Harlem"
"Angel"
"Let It Be"
"Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
"Son Of A Preacher Man"
"Don't Play That Song (You Lied)"
"Rock Steady"
"See Saw"
"Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
"Save Me"
"The House That Jack Built"
"People Get Ready"
"Day Dreaming"
[edit]Disc 2
"Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves" (with the Eurythmics)
"A Deeper Love"
"What A Fool Believes"
"Who's Zoomin' Who?"
"Willing To Forgive"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"Freeway Of Love"
"Border Song (Holy Moses)"
"Oh No Not My Baby"
"Call Me"
"Ain't No Way"
"Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)"
"Baby I Love You"
"The Long And Winding Road"
"Today I Sing The Blues"
"Love All The Hurt Away" (with George Benson)
""It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" (with Whitney Houston)
"Through The Storm" (with Elton John)
"A Rose Is Still A Rose"

you're an idiot.

I'm jusss sayin...

Anonymous said...

Aretha needs to take a hint and realize that Halle is trying to GENTLY let her know, that, she ain't interested! LOL Why she trying to bully Halle into the role? Let Queen Latifah play both roles - younger and older - and call it a day! Geez

where's my stimulus? said...

in FACT Rihanna doesn't even deserve to have a post anywhere within 15 posts of the queen....

Anonymous said...

i understand once upon a time aretha was skinny. There's more to being aretha then just skinny. the only person she can think of is halle. all the good female black actresses out there and this is the best she can do. celebrities are air heads.

Anonymous said...

@12:24 PM: You forgot:

Grammy Awards
Franklin has won eighteen Grammy Awards in total during her nearly half-century long career (she first charted in 1961) and holds the record for most Best Female R&B Vocal Performance awards with eleven to her name (including eight consecutive awards from 1968 to 1975 — the first eight awarded in that category).

Listing all of her achievements would probably take up too much room.

@12:14PM just sounds young.

Anonymous said...

Aretha Franklin has had 18 Grammy Award Wins and on the Top 10 US Hot 100 singles nearly a 100 times, I'm just saying @12:14 you don't know shit about the Queen

HARDHEADED ARETHA! said...

Old age has caught up with Aretha, senility as well.

Aretha is a VERY HARDHEADED person, who thinks she knows what right for her, but as well all know if she did she would not be OBESE!

SIT YO ASS DOWN ARETHA, AIN'T NOBODY GIVING A GOOD DAMN WHO YOU THINK SHOULD PLAY YOUR BIOPIC.

To Play YOU Aretha, a person would have to go thru being sexually molested by her dad, beat the hell up by Ted White, (oh wait, Halle can play you), and put on a OBESE suit, and have a fucked up attitude.

BTW HALLE SAID NO, AND SHE CAN'T SING FOR SHIT.

Jennifer Hudson would do you justice Aretha, and
again,

SIT THE HELL DOWN ARETHA!!! hardheaded ass!!!

The One and Only ANON1 said...

^^^That's because she sees herself as Halle...or at least would want to be like Halle. Ms. Berry has been deemed as one of the most beautiful women in the world and has a body that would either make a 20 yo shamed, envious or want to emulate. You can't tell me Queen doesn't see herself as Halle. Doesn't matter about weight, swinging breasts, dresses too low, stylists that should be fired but can't get a word in edgewise because she's going to wear what she wants to wear, screaming spaghetti straps, overrun shoes, backstage buffets...she sees herself as Halle.

Long live the Queen.

The One and Only ANON1 said...

My comment was directed to 12:25 and 12:27.

I'm trying to follow the rationale of 12:24...To Play YOU Aretha, a person would have to go thru being sexually molested by her dad, beat the hell up by Ted White, (oh wait, Halle can play you), and put on a OBESE suit, and have a fucked up attitude.

I know about the attitude, but the rest? Ree went through some stuff early on in life and put others through some stuff as well. I can't blame her about being molested, abused, or eating herself to oblivion.

Long live the Queen.

Anonymous said...

ReeRee has never been "skinny". She has always had a little weight on her. She has never been a zero or two. She needs to stop and quit beating this dead horse. Hallie doesn't want to play her. Let her find an unknown in her father's church who can blow the roof off. In fact, there is a gospel singer from Detroit from Greater Emmanuel Institution who could do her justice. She is the right skintone, appropriate weight and can sing the angels down from heaven. Call her ReeRee...leave Hallie be.

country boi said...

Halle should take the role just outta r-e-s-p-e-c-t! Aretha was ONCE petite and almost as fair skinned as Halle,but being the queen of soul she shouldnt have to beg anyone to accept a role portraying her.Hell,if Halle dont wanna do it why not find a young,upcoming actress and give somebody else a chance to shine...not like Halle NEEDS more publicity

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Aretha's greatest song of all time, Put You Up on Game with 'Tasia. LOL

Anonymous said...

wow people would actually bad mouth aretha franklin there is no hope smh

Anonymous said...

and @12:14 u are either 12 or 14 dumby for mary j and lauryn hill to have even worked wit aretha franklin was like the most high to them within their career. smh

Anonymous said...

@1:02 Sorry, but Aretha was really skinny in her '60/'70 Afro days when she lived with Kenny Cunningham. You can look it up.

Anonymous said...

I think JHud would be a better choice to play Aretha.

Anonymous said...

She should have Fantasia or Jennifer Hudson play the part... if drugs were invoved, then they should go with Mary J Bleige.. she can act too! Helle doesnt want to do it and poor Aretha doesnt understand that Halle doesnt HAVE to do anything she doesnt want to!

??? said...

Everyone in here is making some valid points. It DOES seem as if Halle is saying she's too petite/pretty/good to portray Aretha and The Queen just can't take a hint. I love her and all but she needs to just back up off Halle before one of her many personalities come out and she starts saying how she REALLY feels about not playing the part. God only knows the ammunition she'll use to shoot poor Aretha down....smh

Bee Gee said...

Halle aint foolin me. She just don't wanna wear one of those funky ass hats the queen was rockin during the Obama inauguration, ha..

Anonymous said...

@ wheres my stimulus. i guess u had to tell 12:14 a thing a 2. even if your not born in Aunty ReeRee's era or did not know who she was when she was skinny, you did not allow her to come up here and make a fool of Ree Ree. u tell em. We dont play that

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but 1:43 Where the hell did you get the notion that Mary's nappy weave wearing ass can act? Plus she sounded TERRIBLE on the tribute to Aretha awhile back. I mean she really FCUKED UP "Natural woman" to the point where I was embarrased just for watching it. Halle will do Aretha more justice than Mary's non-singing, bad weave wearing ass.

Anonymous said...

*FUCKED*<----- (TYPO. I really fucked that word up didn't I) lol

Anonymous said...

aretha stop acting halle is the best thing out there. halle can't act,sing or dance. if you want people to see the movie, you going to have't to get serious. i'm not paying to see halle be

Anonymous said...

@Stimulus, your a dick nose. im just saying..

and to the other jackasses (you know who u r)

did i say she only made 2 songs? no.
And a fucking grammy aint shit.

who is the top selling female singer?
Who had the most #1 songs?

Anonymous said...

MARIAH CAREY
40 Votes (13%)


WHITNEY HOUSTON
133 Votes (43%)

DIANA ROSS
4 Votes (1%)
A
RETHA FRANKLIN
13 Votes (4%)

CELINE DION
61 Votes (20%)

PATTI LABELLE
3 Votes (1%)

BEYONCE KNOWLES
12 Votes (4%)

KELLY CLARKSON
8 Votes (3%)

Anonymous said...

Madonna is the best selling female recording artist of all time. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Madonna is the most successful female solo artist, having sold around 120 million albums and 40 million singles (estimation); a combined total more than any other female singer worldwide, since 1982.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_is_the_top_selling_female_solo_recording_artist_of_all_time#ixzz1CAfQyVEn


I repeat.. Grammys aint SHIT!!!

Anonymous said...

2:09pm yo dumb monkey ass should be in school overtime learning something during black history month than out here fuckin with grown people, you're right though, grammy's aint shit NOW...they were in the 60's when Ree was among the black artists to win one...now chile,stick your smartphone up your ass and go read a book, bitch

Anonymous said...

"the first black artists at the time"

Anonymous said...

I LOVE me some Aretha, but come on.

That's like every Black man who has a movie coming out wanting Denzel to play him in the roll.

The roll must fit the actor & visa versa.

Anonymous said...

Just tell her ok then have Courtney Love play the part - she won't know the difference with her cataract having self... she need to get a clue... does she want this done Ray Charles/Jamie Foxx good or does she want this shit to go straight to dvd?

Anonymous said...

Somebody don't like Aretha being called the Queen of Soul---must be Anna Mae Bullock...LOL

Anonymous said...

Just let Be-yaaaawn-ce do the picture and be done with it. Or Jill Scott.

Anonymous said...

I read on the Pananche Report blog that Beyonce's now interested in the role since Halle's not interested.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ 3:11 and 3:14 U are kidding right? Bey Bey said she wants the part??? Because she MIGHT do good...(play along folks)

Anonymous said...

When will that ugly ass aretha understand that Halle is just too beautiful to play her?

Aretha has never been a beautiful woman. Halle is known for her beautiful looks so it doesn't make any sense for Halle to play Aretha.

Fantasia queen latifa or some other fugly chick could play her.

Anonymous said...

^^Don't downgrade on Aretha by even suggesting that Fantasia play her..That's just TOO low.

Anonymous said...

She probably wants HB because she knows Halle puts asses in the theater seats (at least 90% of the time). Kimberly Elise is a better actress but how often is she cast to lead outside of a Tyler Perry movie? (OT; Madea #8 comes to theaters on 4/22).

Back to subject, Queen La is the most logical choice and my guess is that gawd-awful BET show is taking up her time at present. Maybe J-Hud can bring "it" since her family tragedy. My choice is Jill Scott.

Whoever said MJB could act must be talking about her 'spellbinding' performance in that BET movie where she's working at Popeye's one day and ends up in a mental hospital.

Anonymous said...

halle is not all that. she's pretty but damn, thats it. There's all different types of beauty that would make halle look average. aretha need to act like she know. HALLE IS NOT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OUT THERE. especially with black women.

Anonymous said...

@2:53

you really need education. I'll take your ass to back school with me, dick breath!

Anonymous said...

@3:26

Billie Holiday was never considered beautiful but a young and super-skinny Diana Ross played her well.

Malcom X wasn't sexy either (Denzel)

None of the Temps were considered particularly handsome during their day but most of those actors looks 3-4x better in that TV bio.

hey cutie said...

Aretha Franklin is delusional.... Halle has been more than respectful in declining the role. It really is about Aretha's vanity, she actually believes that she looked like Halle whenshe was younger. Litte Richard wanted Prince to play him in his biop, but the studio's chose Leon. It was a disaster. Yeah Halle is to pretty to play Aretha lol

hey cutie said...

oh and it looks like Aretha actually ate Halle

hey cutie said...

And she looks sweaty sticky and stinky...fat bitch oh kiss my ass in advance.............

Hit or Miss said...

Halle isn't all that great of an actress. I'm glad they didn't let Jay Z play Frank Lucas. He likes to lay claim like his wife. And who ever said Beyonce should play Aretha need to stop cause Aretha can't stand Beyonce. And Malcom X wasn't an ugly man.....let's just thank that Denzel played him as well as Frank Lucas.

Lady Tee said...

We should all just humor Auntie Ree! She knows Halle is NOT going to play her. She would LIKE to have Halle do it, but Halle ain't! Someone probably suggested Queen La,or J-Hud, but ya'll know how the Queen rolls: SHE WANT WHAT SHE WANTS EVEN THOUGH IT MAKES HER LOOK LIKE A FOOL! LOL! She's delusional and Monique might be the one ending up doin it! LOL!

Lady Tee said...

And by the way: Grammy DOES mean SHIT! Grammy means MUSICAL EXCELLENCE...Grammy means THAT THE ENTIRE MUSICAL COMMUNITY CONFIRMS THAT ONE OF THEIR OWN IS THE SHIT FOR THE YEAR!

Anonymous said...

@ 12:48

You are right, and I'm laughing my ass off.

Aretha is pathetic!

Anonymous said...

Some of this shit is funny as hell!!

Anonymous said...

12:14 u dumb As fuck, Aretha can make me catch the ghost, with a piece of bacon on a can!! She has one of the best voices in the world, there ain't body could ever sing with such conviction, with such passion, and be elegant all at the same time!
This is what I was saying on the other post!! Young ass kids don't shit about music, cuz all you know is a dumb stupid beat, with nothing but a mind numbing hypoxia trace being feed to you stupid motherfuckers!! I so tried of music being fucked, i swear, i'm going to start a movement to get rid of fake ass singers in the mainstream!! So sick of this shit period! fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ACTUALLY Arthea was thin in her younger years and she wasn't anywhere close to ugly. the weight started packing on in her 30's.

Anonymous said...

Halle is gorgeous and Aretha is ugly. It's not gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

Is Aretha trying to say that she sees Halle when she looks in the mirror?

Anonymous said...

and why is so important that halle plays her? that is vain..Aretha has an interesting backstory and should get an actress with depth....not just a pretty face and body...sheesh. maybe she is trying subliminal imprinting..that if it happens, when we see Aretha, we will automatically think of Halle since she portrayed her, and forget that we are really looking at Aretha

Anonymous said...

4:36

Not anymore since any and anyone can buy them.

Anonymous said...

it sounds like it's going to suck already

Ingmar's Prophetess said...

I'm not trying to be funny - I love me some Ree Ree. God knows I do because I love Gospel music and ol girl can knock some Gospel out the ball park...

But I wish her stylist WOULD STOP PUTTING THAT YOUNG HAIR ON HER OLD HEAD AND LETTING IT FALL AROUND HER OLD NECK.

That's what draws attention to her wrinkled shit.

And give ol girl a push-up bra for them flabby titties for goodness sake. SMH!

Anonymous said...

@where'smystimulus

i appreciate your research great job.

The One and Only ANON1 said...

Anonymous...did i say she only made 2 songs? no.
And a fucking grammy aint shit.

who is the top selling female singer?
Who had the most #1 songs?

2:09 PM


Well, right about now Grammy's aren't what they used to be due to 1)certain folks tainting the pool, 2)them being bought and passed around like party favors, 3)folks sticking their name on any and everything they bought, and 4)quality music not being recognized (for that see number 1).

Ingmar's Prophetess said...

Truth be told, Halle don't want the part because she knows her white genes can't pull of that Black swag. You either got it or you don't and Halle aint got it. Not by ANY stretch of the imagination or acting.

Ingmar's Prophetess said...

Why don't she ask Tyler Perry? I heard he likes to wear womens dresses and portray women...

Anonymous said...

Aretha would have better luck if she can get Halle to play her in a snicker candybar commercial:)

Bee Gee said...

Trust a nigga. Halle will do it for the right price. Just like she sold her naked titties for a half-million dollars in Swordfish. Of course she denies that.

Anonymous said...

@4:50 u dumb as fuck.

you can go hide between her big ass tittes if you like her that much. you sound like a grumpy old ass hating on the youth. and who said the I was young anyway?? shit for brains!

dumb,dumb.

Anonymous said...

Just like people have been saying on this post.

Both the Grammys and the American Music Awards aint shit!

Anonymous said...

Yall aint right LOL

Anonymous said...

DAYUM Ree-Ree, she said NO!! Don't turn this into a Single Black Female situation!!

About It said...

Aretha is a legend Her recordings will be played 50 years from now.

Her talent, musical ability, voice..........

AND SHE STILL WANT A HALF-WHITE WOMAN WITH GOOD HAIR TO PLAY HER. That shows me Aretha probably never accepted herself and took her talent, I should say brilliance, for granted.

Black folks, we are so lost.

Quiana said...

Wow Aretha you really need to stop she said no the first time.

NubianGoddez said...

No disrespect to Aretha, but she really needs to go sit her ass down somewhere. what makes her life so interesting that the public needs a biopic on her life? she was thin, made some great tunes, got fat, son got his ass beat, she had surgery, she caused massive retina damage with her ill fitting dresses with those spaghetti straps, holding up those massive udders while begging for mercy the end.... unless her ass got major juicy scandal's in her past like being secretly married to some big name yt jew in the music industry, cheated on him with Barry Gordy and Quincy Jones (even though we know he likes raw meat)didn't know which one was the father had the secret love child and gave it away, had lesbian 3 some with the Supremes while Marvin Gay joined in, with a crack pipe, then beat all 3 with the crack pipe, keeled over from too much dope and they had to jam a needle in his heart ala pulp fiction style, then the hotel staff sent the cops up there to see the commotion and they all had sex with the cops who while playing around with his gun, it went off and shot Aretha's ass and they had to tear a piece of the bed spread, make a tourniquet to stop her from bleeding to death. then Marvin Gay woke up had sex with the cops and smoked more crack, did she f*ck Rick James? any big names in the industry had love child she gave away, was in an all black satanic cult who sacrificed chicken's goats? so her career lasted as long as it did. did she sleep with any President's? had a torrid affair with some south African president who's a despot, slept with Castro? Chavez? held Prince down when he was an upcoming artist and forced him f*ck her. this is the only way I would even consider a biopic about her life. hell Rick James is due for biopic on his crazy ass. so Aretha is yo ass or one of your peeps is reading this, unless you got said juicy detail and even more debauchery to add to warrant a movie on your life. I suggest you sit your fat ass down and quit ignoring our *side eye* of having this crazy ho play you. thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Aretha need to take her vicodin and go back to bed, and wait and see if LORETTA DIVINE is available for the role.

Casting call to star as Aretha:

Star Jones
Jill Scott
Aloma Wright
Janice Combs
Ole Wolf Pussy (Friday movie)
Tyler Perry (in Madea costume)
Mo'Nique
Anthony Anderson
Natalie Desselle
Taraji P. Henson
Oprah Winfrey
Queen LaTifah
Marsha Warfield
Kerry Washington

Anonymous said...

halle probably don't want to play her cause the screenplay probably won't be that good. i read the book and she discloses hardly anthing. she doesn't name names or nothing. she calls people mr x and doesn't tell you anything juicy. why write a book if you're not gonna give it up? the only thing she discloses is that if someone hadn't come to the door when they did, her and sam cooke maybe would have slept together.

Anonymous said...

@12:47am

Anthony Anderson OH no you did go there. HA HA!!!
You will be sent to an island all by you self for that one. Never to return.

Anonymous said...

^^^didn't go there.

Anonymous said...

@12:11pm, that was a stupid comment! An actor can play anyone and you don't have to be FULL BLACK as you stated.That was soooooooo stupid. So, Denzel should not have played Malcom because Malcom was a quarter White and Denzel is not? No, "Full Black" man can play Bob Marley because he is HALF WHITE? You sound foolish! Halle does not want to play the Queen because she is at this stage in her life where she can pick and choose her roles and this chic is not going to gain in weight like Beyounce did for Etta James. She doesn't realize that their are great makeup artist and special outfits she can wear like Eddie Murphy did. I just think she is on to another phase that does not include many Black roles now that she won her OSCAR. She used the Black community to come up but now that she is up-she is out!

Anonymous said...

@1:42 am, you had the best reply! Who wants to play a lead actress in a movie about a legend without any will juicy insight? A movie is to entertain and noone wants a timeline we want details. PERIOD. By her roots being Southern, I know she will never tell her bizness! Both of her parents are from MS & TN. They don't tell secrets.

Anonymous said...

@1247

YOU STUPID!!! LMAO

Anonymous said...

@Nubian Goddez

YOU STUPID TOO!!! ROTFLMAO

Anonymous said...

I don't care what Aretha's entertainment track record is. She's got stink ass attitude and thinks she can get what she wants just because has a moniker of "The Queen of Soul". That title only holds weight(no pun intended) if people care. Well I'm one of those who couldn't care less. I love soul music and I think she has contributed a lot - but that's it. She could be dead tomorrow and I'd be fine with it. Because what has she done for us lately, other than be a smug B--ch who feels the world owes her. I don't have to listen to her music or subscribe to her sense of entitlement, so her "Queen of Soul" means nothing to me! I think she's an idiot if she can't tell that Halle's not interested.

About It said...

@Nubian Goddezz:

~FAINT~

Talianna said...

They Should Just Let Beyonce Do It.
End Of Story.
:)

Anonymous said...

where's my stimulus? Hey boo, dont forget about the "Sparkle" Soundtrack! as a matta of fact, im bout to listen to that ish right now! **thicndawst

Anonymous said...

Halle need to stop playing; she lip synched in Why Do Fools Fall In Love.

Anonymous said...

@12:47am
Add the unknown actress who played Big Shirley on Martin.
now Kym Whytley, got that role in the bag:
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/7/3/8/6/3/kymWhitley_1273785082.jpg

Anonymous said...

your going to need three actress to cover her life span and then smoosh em all together to cover the end.. pork chops and gravey, pick up!

Anonymous said...

@12:33 PM Thank You! I'm one of the few people who doesn't care for Aretha the person or her music and I don't want to see a movie about her life because she's not going to tell the truth anyway.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @8:59

I think "Big Shirley" on Martin was played by a man!

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