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Aretha Franklin has demanded “respect” in the past and now she’s serving some major R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas. The 72-year-old legend covers classic tracks from her compatriots spanning the past several decades for her forthcoming album.

Among the chosen include Gladys Knight, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan and Sinead O’Connor to name a few. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Andre 3000 are a couple of the producers who worked with Franklin on Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics due out on October 21.

The most contemporary track appearing on the LP is Adele’s monster hit “Rolling In The Deep.” Aretha gives the track some old school swagger by incorporating the chorus from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s Motown classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” for a unique mashup. She’ll perform the track on Late Night with David Letterman tonight. Give it a listen below, along with reading the complete tracklisting.

listen to the cover and album tracklisting after the jump

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Barbra Streisand paid a visit to The Tonight Show to promote her new album, Partners, in stores now. Her thirty-fourth studio album features the 72-year-old legend teaming up with an array of male singers for some stunning duets.

Since none of them were on hand, Jimmy Fallon stepped up to the plate. The late night talk show host impersonated Elvis Presley, Blake Shelton, and Michael Buble to sing a medley of tracks off Streisand’s LP. Fallon’s Presley was the best. Watch the two create magic below.

watch after the jump

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As a child, Jason Gould knew the words to songs from Funny Girl and Hello Dolly. Obviously, the son of Barbra Streisand was going to be one big ol homosexual. How lucky to have Babs as his mom? Despite rumors of an estranged relationship with her openly-gay son, Streisand and Gould team up for “How Deep Is The Ocean” for her forthcoming 24th studio album.

Titled Partners, the LP will feature duets with the likes of Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, John Legend and many more. It’s her second vocal duets release following 2002′s Duets compilation. Give her duet with her son a spin below.

watch a preview after the jump

Simply effing amazing. I know that word is beyond overused these days, but it’s the perfect one to describe this truly sensational performance. Comedienne Christina Bianco covers Bonnie Tyler’s 80s classic “Total Eclipse of The Heart” while impersonating 19 divas. Her Julie Andrews and Christina Aguilera moments are EVERYTHING. Also impressive are her Bette Midler, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Cher and Alanis Morissette impersonations.

It’s uncanny how she can switch up her voice to sound exactly like these ladies. She starts off her performance with Adele, which IMHO is her weakest, but it definitely builds from there. Check out the video below, I guarantee you’ll enjoy it.

check out the amazing clip after the jump

Barbra Streisand Returns To The Oscars

In: Donovan, Movies, TV Shows

It only took 36 years, but Barbra Streisand is returning to the Academy Awards stage to perform. The first, and only time so far, was in 1977 when she performed her Oscar-winning “Evergreen“- the theme song from A Star Is Born. I’m not sure how the producers coaxed the legend to getting back on stage, but I’m extremely thankful. The 85th Annual Academy Awards are going to be epic.

“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music,” says producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, “how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year’s Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years.”

Seriously, I’m still in shock that Streisand agreed to do this. Why now? Back at the 1997 Academy Awards, her duet with Bryan Adams, “I Finally Found Someone,” was nominated for Best Original Song, but she opted out of performing it. Instead, Natalie Cole was supposed to sing the tune, but fell ill last minute. With only one day of rehearsals, Celine Dion stepped in and blew it out of the water.

With Adele already confirmed to perform “Skyfall” as part of the James Bond tribute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the spy franchise, and Barbra’s addition, the singing portions of the show are going to be must-see segments. Typically for me, it’s the perfect time for a bathroom break. Check out Barbra’s 1977 performance below, along with Celine’s last minute substitution back in 1997.

check out her 1977 performance after the jump

Movie Review: The Guilt Trip

In: Matt, Movies

The latest Seth Rogen comedy hits theaters this week, and I am pleased to say that I was totally surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie. The film pairs Rogen and Barbara Streisand in a oddball mother/son road trip that is full of the goofy scenarios that you would expect from such a pair.

Andrew Brewster (Rogen) is an organic chemist trying to sell his newly invented cleaning product to stores and companies across the country without much success. After visiting his mother, he decides to invite her along for the ride as he travels across the country so that he can surprise her at the end by introducing her to her long lost love. The movie’s plot line is predictable, the funny situations are expected but honestly, it doesn’t matter. This movie is such a lighthearted fun film that I had fun from start to end.

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This movie looks so cute! Funny man, Seth Rogan teams up with funny lady Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand in a new comedy called The Guilt Trip. The trailer has just come out so be sure to check it out below!

The gist of the film is an inventor (Rogan) and his mom (Streisand) hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention. When he first asks her, she is thrown off by the invitation but soon becomes very excited about the mother-son adventure ahead. It sounds like some nice quality time together, but will he be able to get the job done traveling with his mother for 8 days in a car?

The movie was originally called called My Mother’s Curse, but the title was changed to The Guilt Trip shortly after which I think was a better choice. There are also some other familiar faces in the film, including Adam Scott, Casey Wilson, Colin Hanks, and more.

Watch the trailer after the jump…

New Releases Out This Week: August 22nd

In: Charge It, Movies, Music, Tyrell

This week’s featured new release is The Beaver which stars Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster who lends her skills as director to the film. What was thought to be an ingenious pairing and a movie made of gold, turned into a complete and utter flop for some critics while others beg to differ and say that it’s worth the watch. Check out the synopsis below:

Walter (Mel Gibson), once a successful and happy family man, has hit rock bottom. But, in his darkest hour, he finds a rather unusual savior: a beaver hand-puppet that takes over Walter’s life in an attempt to change things for the better. As he begins to regain the trust of his bewildered, yet game family and coworkers, his alienated oldest son (Anton Yelchin) strikes up a tentative romance with a cerebral cheerleader (Winter’s Bone’s Jennifer Lawrence). Once Walter begins bringing his furry counterpart into the shower, however, things start to crack.

Even though it sounds completely terrible and I’m not the biggest Mel Gibson fan, I still think I’ll check it out but only if there isn’t anything else on TV.

More new releases after the jump…

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