Aretha Franklin won’t be getting fitted for a wedding gown after all: She’s called off her engagement.
A statement released Monday by her representative said Franklin’s wedding to Willie Wilkerson isn’t going to happen.
“Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time,” Franklin said.
Franklin, 69, announced shortly after Jan. 1 that she was getting married. The Queen of Soul had said she hoped for a summer wedding in either Miami or the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y.
Film exec dies while attending Sundance
Filmmaking executive Bingham Ray died while attending the Sundance Film Festival. He was 57.
The San Francisco Film Society said Ray died Monday. He was hospitalized Saturday after suffering an apparent stroke while attending the annual showcase of independent films in Park City, Utah. The cause of death was not released.
Ray served as president of United Artists for several years, where he shepherded such films as “Bowling for Columbine” and “Hotel Rwanda.”
Palmer: ‘I want my fans to grow with me’
Keke Palmer became a star with her Nickelodeon show “True Jackson, VP,” which aired for three seasons and made her one of the highest-paid child actors on television.
Instead of sticking with the show, she decided it was a good time to end it around her 18th birthday in August.
“I was approaching 18, and it’s just like I don’t want to be a grown woman on the show,” Palmer said. “I want my fans to grow with me. I don’t want to stay stagnant, and that’s what it pretty much came down to.”
Palmer shows she’s growing up with the film “Joyful Noise,” starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. It’s about a small-town church choir that faces being shut down by budget cuts.
‘30 Rock’ star Morgan plans to return to work today
Comedian and “30 Rock” cast member Tracy Morgan said he’ll be back at work today after being hospitalized while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
Morgan’s publicist, Lewis Kay, said the actor suffered from exhaustion and altitude when he collapsed Sunday in Park City, where the elevation is 7,000 feet.
Morgan posted Monday on Twitter that the high altitude “shook up this kid from Brooklyn.”