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Aretha's ex-husband Glynn Turman talks about meeting her on Tom Joyner

Stage and screen actor Glynn Turman called into the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Monday and shared his story of the first time he met Aretha Franklin. Turman, 71, was backstage at a Ben Vereen concert and Franklin's son Clarence Franklin came up to him and said his mother "just loves you." Turman fondly recalled walking into her dressing room where she was sitting at the vanity mirror wearing a white dress and pearls. She saw him in the mirror, and Turman said they both let out a "cute little scream" when they saw each other. Franklin was interested in getting into acting, which Turman taught, so she showed up at one of his classes in a limousine and fur coat ... in Los Angeles. "I said to her 'you're late,' " he said. Turman, who was married to the Queen of Soul from 1979 to 1984, said her nickname for was him "stinky."  

Funk Brother Eddie Willis dies

Funk Brother guitarist Eddie Willis has died at age 82, his relatives say. The Mississippi native played guitar on many big Motown hits, including "Please Mr. Postman" by the Vandellas, "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by the Temptations and "You Keep Me Hanging On" by the Supremes. He also played sitar on the Diana Ross & the Supremes 1969 track "No Matter What Sign You Are." 

 Asia Argento allegedly paid off sexual assault accuser 

Asia Argento, a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement and one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, paid off former child actor Jimmy Bennett last fall after he accused her of sexual assault. The New York Times reports that Bennett said in 2013 Argento assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013 when he was 17 and she was 37. She allegedly paid Bennett, who once played her son in a movie. $380,000. Argento is an Italian actress who dated Anthony Bourdain before Bourdain died by suicide in June. 

Angelina Jolie is not a fan of Amal Clooney

Page Six reports that Angelina Jolie is "insanely jealous" of Amal Clooney. In a report that is dripping with gossip from "a source," Jolie thinks Clooney has stolen her identity as a prominent and glamorous humanitarian. Jolie is allegedly also furious that Amal and her husband, George Clooney, have seemed to take Brad Pitt's side when it comes to their ongoing divorce proceedings. Not surprisingly, the women's respective reps have not responded to requests for comment from Page Six. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Tuesday's birthdays

Kenny Rogers, 80

Usain Bolt, 32

Kacey Musgraves, 30

Hayden Panettiere, 29

Bo Burnham, 28

 

 

 

 

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