Listen up folks! The Queen of Soul has reached down into her bosom, pulled out her wish list of actors to star in a film version of her autobiography “Aretha: From These roots,” and it’s nothing short of award-winning!

In a written press release Franklin says she would love, none other than, Academy Award winners Halle Berry to play a younger version of herself, Denzel Washington to portray her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, and Academy Award nominee Terence Howard to play some hazel-eyed, pimp-suited, smooth guy -no wait, that was every other film he’s been in – to play Smokey Robinson.

Blindie cannot wait to see Ms. Berry get down and dirty to some down south rhythm and blues!

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As the country continues to celebrate, scrutinize and dissect the fashion and performances from the inaugural festivities, Aretha Franklin’s performance and her hat have become a popular subject.

While the Queen of Soul’s hat is in high demand with designer Luke Song receiving so many orders for the gigantic bow-tied, Swarovski-crystal encrusted adornment, that he’s run out of fabric, her performance of “My Country Tis’ of Thee” has been parodied by comedian Greg Scarnici.

Scarnici is known for his music video parodies and gives a hilarious rendition of Franklin’s powerful but less than stellar inaugural performance.

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