Fox News Mistakes Patti LaBelle for Aretha Franklin Because Of Course It Does

On Thursday morning, the entire world lost a legend.

As previously reported in detail, Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit – while under hospice care, surrounded by family members and loved ones – at the age of 76.

She passed away from pancreatic cancer.

And while the tributes and messages in the singer’s honor have come flooding in from all corners of the Internet and television, one in particular has sparked some unfortunate buzz.


It comes from the Fox News Channel.

In relaying to its viewers that Franklin, arguably the most influential and successful solo artist in music history had passed away, the cable network shared the image above.

It features a photo of Franklin; her name; the year she was born; the year she died; and another photo… of Patti LaBelle.

Yes, seriously.

While honest mistakes happen all the time and while we’re certain this was nothing more than a mindless snafu, the image has caught the attention of social media users everythwere simply due to its source.

Meaning what, exactly? 

Let’s just say that few are surprised that the President’s network of choice is the one who mixed up one African-American singer with another.

We’ll just leave our commentary at that.

Others, however, had a bit more to say about the Franklin-LaBelle mistake, in meme form and in exasperated Tweet form.

To wit:

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The incorrect visual appeared during America’s Newsroom, as hosts Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith discussed Franklin’s immense talent and musical legacy.

They said very nice things about her on air.]

Producers just were unable to tell one famous black woman from another.

President Trump, meanwhile, confusingly noted in remarks to the press that Aretha was a person who had “worked for me.”

Former President Barack Obama, who had Franklin sing at his 2009 inauguration, Tweeted the following:

Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect.

May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace.

And LaBelle, like so many other celebrities, also chimed in on this very sad passing:

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Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and earned 18 Grammy Awards over her illustrious career.

She was a true icon.

Despite what Fox News accidentally tried to imply above, she was one of a kind.

May she rest in peace.

Said Aretha’s family upon confirming her passing:

In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family.

The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.

We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world.

Thank you for your compassion and prayers.

We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.


Tori Roloff Breaks Biggest News Yet About Precious Son

This has been quite a week for young Jackson Roloff.

First, as hilariously documented by his famous mother, the one-year old went ahead and covered himself with pretty much ALL the poop earlier this week.

Really, this actually happened.

But Jackson has now rebounded from this embarrassing incident and managed to focus attention on him elsewhere.

Specifically, from his very messy crib and body to his very impressive and nimble feet.

That’s right, folks, Jackson Roloff is now walking all by himself!

In a video Tori Roloff shared to her Instagram Stories page on July 30, we get a pretty clear glimpse at the toddler taking a few of his first steps.

And, for good reason, Tori could not be more proud or excited.

“So in case no one told you guys, Baby J is walking,” Tori captioned her video, adding in a second piece of special footage: You’re so big!”

We don’t want to get all sappy or cheesy here, but this really is a pretty awesome occasion for those of us who have been following Jackson and his parents ever since the tiny Little People, Big World star was born.

He entered the world in mid-May of 2018 and has become a rising Instagram sensation ever since.

Okay, perhaps we’re exaggerating a little bit there.

But Tori and husband Zach Roloff have been generous enough to share a steady stream of photos of their firstborn ever since he became a full-fledged human being.

Each month for the first dozen of Jackson’s life, Tori would provide fans with a helpful update on what he’s been up to and what he is now able to do.

To wit, when Jackson turned a year old:

Of late, however, fans have been wondering just when Zach and Tori might give Jackson a sibling.

Just a few days ago, Roloff hinted that a second baby might be on the way.

Zach, for his part, has made it clear that he “definitely” wants more kids, stating as much during an episode of Little People, Big World this summer.

But Tori said the family has to get a dog before she even considers procreating again…

… and would you look at THIS, they now have a dog!

They also have a bright future on TLC.

Last month, Jeremy and Audrey Roloff announced they were leaving the series that made them famous.

However, Tori was quick to assure fans that she and Zach had no similar plans any time soon.

“We’re not going anywhere!” Tori announced on her Instagram Story in July, adding at the time:

“We feel like we’re not done telling our story.”

That makes us so happy to hear.

And speaking of happy… way to go, Jackson! Great work on that walking!!!


Bristol Palin Confirms Teen Mom OG News: This is Why I’m Joining…

Yup, she really is on her way, folks.

As previously reported, Bristol Palin is joining the cast of Teen Mom OG, ostensibly as a replacement for Farrah Abraham, who was fired by MTV in February of 2018.

While fans of the series continue to digest this stunning piece of news, Bristol herself is here to confirm two things:

  1. She IS coming on board.
  2. She has a benevolent reason for doing so.

What could that be?

Scroll down to hear from Bristol Palin herself!

1. I’m In!

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Bristol shared this photo of herself, her three kids and also some cameramen as proof that she’s on board. This was her confirmation picture, posted to Instagram.

2. And This Was Her Confirmation Message:

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She wrote as a caption to this image: “I am excited to join MTV’s ‘Teen Mom OG.’ I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey.”

3. Reaction Has Been Mixed

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As you can see from this excerpt of Instagram comments, some viewers are excited about Bristol… others think she is too “privileged” to be part of the cast… and others think she lacks “morals and class.”

4. No Morals? No Class?

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We aren’t the ones saying this, but critics have long criticized Palin for having three kids by two different men, the latter of whom, Dakota Meyer, she’s in the process of getting a divorce from.

5. Maybe, That Is

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It appears as if Palin and Meyer have reconciled, at least based on social media posts and messages. The two got married in May 2016 and the marine DID filr for divorce back in February. We just can’t verify where that filing now stands.

6. Bristol HAS Been Here Before

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Remember, Bristol appeared on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” in 2010, a Lifetime series titled “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” for one season in 2012 and two separate seasons of “Dancing with the Stars,” even finishing third one time. She is no stranger to reality TV.

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Farrah Abraham: I’m Not Going to Jail! That’s Fake News!

Last month, Farrah Abraham was arrested after allegedly attacking a male staff member at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Earlier this week, Farrah was formally charged with assault, and prosecutors decided to tack on resisting arrest for good measure.

(That’ll happen when video of you telling the police to go f-ck themselves makes its way across social media.)

Naturally, Farrah handled the situation by admitting blame, asking forgiveness of the victim, and entering therapy in order to ensure that nothing like this ever happens.

Just kidding, she’s actually been blaming everyone else for her arrest and lying about the altercation every chance she gets.

Yes, despite considerable evidence to the contrary (Did we mention that video with the cops and the F-bombs?), Farrah says she was not arrested.

Most recently, she made that delusional claim on the Instagram page of Paparazzi Magazine after the outlet tagged her in a post about the arrest.

“Don’t tag me on lies all this is false,” Farrah commented.

 “False info,” she added.

Yes, apparently, “false info” is Farrah’s version of “fake news.”

Sadly, she won’t be old enough to run for president in 2020, but the way her career is going, you can expect her to be elected to the White House in 2028.

Anyway, to the surprise of absolutely no one, Farrah is completely full of it.

She was arrested; she has been charged with multiple misdemeanors; and she is facing 18 months in prison.

The folks over at Hollywood Life even went so far as to obtain court documents pertaining to Farrah’s arrest.

Armed with that evidence, HL reached out to Farrah for comment.

The surprising part is, she actually responded.

The not-so-surprising part is, she’s still trying to BS everyone.

“This case is all false. It’s all lies. It’s all false information,” Farrah responded.

“The court date has been set for August 13th, but there has been no judge assigned. I’ve told everybody this is all false.”

Man, she really loves that “false info” catchphrase.

You’ve gotta love how Farrah thinks she can just make people’s heads spin with legal mumbo-jumbo, and everyone will be like, “Well, she must be telling the truth!”

A word of legal advice, Farrah — don’t try that on the judge.


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