Hype Daily: Rihanna sent Trump a cease and desist letter and more entertainment news

"As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper.”

Who’s Sorry This Week? The handsy bishop at Aretha Franklin’s funeral and other public apologies

These celebrities and public figures apologize for their behavior and will try to do better in the future. They appreciate you respecting their privacy at this time.

Hype Daily: ‘The New Yorker’ backtracks on Steve Bannon — and more entertainment news

"I’ve changed my mind," David Remnick said in a statement. "There is a better way to do this."

How to write a will — and what happens when you die without one

Fans were shocked to learn Aretha Franklin didn't leave behind a will. Here's what will happen to her estate — and why you really, really need a will of your own.

Movement Must-Reads: Aretha Franklin, Gullah cuisine and Marlene Gebhard’s painful evolution on race

Plus, the impact of natural disasters on the American racial wealth gap.

Madonna responds to VMAs critics: “I did not intend to do a tribute” to Aretha Franklin

"They asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin," the singer said in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

Aretha Franklin memorials: How the city of Detroit is paying respects to the Queen of Soul

Detroit photographer Cyrus Tetteh captured the scene and spirit of her legacy throughout the city.

NASA named an asteroid in space after Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul is a star among the stars — literally.

Aretha Franklin wasn’t just a legendary singer. She was also a civil rights hero.

The Queen of Soul made it clear that she had an undying devotion to the advancement of black people.

Hype Daily: The world mourns Aretha Franklin, Kenya Barris moves to Netflix and more

Plus, T.J. Miller claims he's not actually a bully.


Mic Daily: Celebrities pay tribute to Aretha Franklin; other top stories of the day

Mic Daily brings you a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

6 Aretha Franklin deep cuts you need to hear

These songs define why Franklin was the undisputed Queen of Soul.

Celebrities pay their respects to Aretha Franklin after the legend dies at 76

Everyone from Shonda Rhimes to Hillary Clinton to Paul McCartney shared their tributes to the iconic singer.

Hype Daily: An Aretha Franklin update, Azealia Banks in Elon Musk’s house and more

Plus Disney may have caused a casting kerfuffle.

Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick's feud over Whitney Houston explained

Why Franklin is choosing to address a five-year-old feud with Warwick now.

13 Black Musicians Who Deserve Biopics Straight Outta Hollywood

Let's show these stories some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

40 Record Labels Tried to Sign This One Texan Dishwasher — With Good Reason

Soul music is back — this man will see to it.

11 Powerful Images That Prove How Music Really Can Change the World

It isn't just entertainment.

Did Robin Thicke Steal "Blurred Lines" From Marvin Gaye?

The songs are a little too similar and now Thicke is suing Gaye's family. How can that be?


Musing, droning on and on

Rand Paul plans to talk for "hours" during John Brennan Senate floor debate.

Beyonce Pre Recorded National Anthem: Aretha Franklin Liked the Lip Synching

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has (sort of) come to Beyoncé's defense about the whole lip-synching fiasco. As Franklin says, 44 degrees "is just not good singing weather."

Vogue Cover Model Perfection is Not Reality: Why Dressing to Impress Should Not be a Full-Time Job

As highlighted in a recent 'Wall Street Journal' piece, women, unlike men, are constantly encouraged to look perfect. But is this mindset healthy? Or even possible?