They say the third time is a charm!  We send out best wishes to the legendary Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, as this summer she's getting married to her long-time friend William Wilkerson.  The 69-year-old Diva also wanted to clear the air about her upcoming nuptials saying, "No, I'm not pregnant."

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Press play and get more detail concerning the Queen's upcoming wedding with Tha Wire now.  Plus, Lil Eazy E was pretty much forced to make a statement Sunday after tragedy struck his family.  A horrific accident took place over the weekend ending the lives of eight people including a mother and all of her children.  In the confusion, authorities thought Lil Easy E, whose real name is Eric Wright Jr. was among the dead.  Press play for the news.


Flesh N Bone, of Bone Thugs N Harmony copped a plea in his domestic battery case and will remain a free man.  Also, Jay-Z will avoid being fined after all.  As previously reported, Jay was being accused of failing to pay insurance premiums for his employees in 2009.  However, he was right, there was a clerical error fueling those accusations.  As it would turn out, is was all one big mistake.

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In a update on legend Etta James, the 73-year-old has been taken off respiratory assistance last week.  On Friday, her agent Lupe de Leon released a statement saying "Ms James has been taken off the respirator and is now breathing on her own.  Her blood pressure is normal.  We are happy with this news.  She could be back home next week, but we are not sure."

Etta James is sadly suffering from Leukemia and was hospitalized about a week ago due to complications.  According to doctors though she is doing better, she will have to remain in the hospital for a least another several days.  By the way, it was De Leon who previously confirmed that Ms. Etta was not only suffering with cancer but also dementia and Hepatitis C.  Our prayers are with her and her family.