Jennifer Hudson is still feeling the emotional effects of playing the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the new biographical drama Respect. Hudson tells ABC Audio that even though the film has long since wrapped, she still feels the gravity of getting to portray one of the... Read More.
Jennifer Hudson says she received a special mandate from the Queen of Soul when she took on the role of Aretha Franklin in the new biographical film Respect. In the film, which captures the life and career of Franklin, Hudson plays the singer as an adult.... Read More.
Jennifer Hudson stars as the late Aretha Franklin in Respect, an upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul's life. The two-time Grammy winner opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her initial reaction upon learning Ms. Franklin handpicked her to tell her life story. "That's a lot, a lot,... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- What made Aretha Franklin a genius? That topic is explored in the limited series Genius: Aretha, premiering Sunday night on National Geographic, and then the next day on Hulu. Emmy-winner Cynthia Erivo, who plays Franklin in the series, had some answers when she spoke... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- The upcoming Aretha Franklin biographical film Respect is the latest in a line of major films to see a delayed release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MGM has announced that the film, starring Jennifer Hudson as Franklin, is being pushed from its January 15, 2021 release date... Read More.
During Mayor Franklin’s State of Everett address, Franklin touched on the milestone Boeing was approaching with the 50th Anniversary of the 747, which arrives this Saturday, February 9th. Below is the press release from the City of Everett regarding the anniversary. If you’re interested in more... Read More.
From the City of Everett: July has been proclaimed Aerospace Appreciation Month. Here is their full press release: For more than 50 years, the Boeing Company has been an integral part of Everett’s identity and a vital economic driver in our region. Boeing employees and their... Read More.
From the city of Everett: Everett’s own Mayor Cassie Franklin has been competing throughout the month of May with Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson for the ‘Non-Motorized Mayor Award.’ And Cassie won! Check out the press release below. Throughout the month of May, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin... Read More.
In an effort to curb the large budget deficit the city of Everett is facing, Mayor Franklin has opted to end neighborhood mailings such as quarterly newsletters and postcard mailers, as well as the Monte Cristo Award Ceremony. Franklin broke the... Read More.
Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin has been selected to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the Secretary of Defense. The JCOC program is the oldest and most prestigious public liaison program in the Department of Defense. ... Read More.
From the Mayor’s Desk: “I join with our students and community today in calling for action on gun safety here in Everett and around the country. Our youth have kept this issue in the... Read More.