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Christina Aguilera paid tribute to Etta James today at the iconic singer’s funeral.

“She was the one that cut right through my soul. So tonight, Etta, this song is for you,” the 31-year-old artist said before belting out a version of “At Last.”

Christina Aguilera – At Last (Etta James Funeral)

Stevie Wonder also performed “Shelter in the Rain” with a church choir at the emotional event, while Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy for James, 73, who died last week at the due to complications from leukemia.

A young, burgeoning music icon paid tribute to a late legend for the ages yesterday.

Justin Bieber came out for a special ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, where Michael Jackson’s children helped immortalize their father via that locale’s famous hand and footprint ceremony. And he was brought to the stage by a major fan.

“I want to introduce you all to a performer who also found stardom at a very young age, just like my dad,” Paris Jackson told the crowd. “My father would have been proud to mentor to someone like him and would be very proud that he came to today’s celebration. We are all very big fans of him, and his music. I know I am.”

Bieber proceeded to send his best wishes to the family and then perform a cover of MJ’s “Rockin Robin,” as seen here:

Justin Bieber - Rockin Robin (Live)play

Justin Bieber – Rockin Robin (Live)

“Michael meant so much to me,” Justin said. “I know he meant a lot to you guys as well. He was more than entertainer. He was an inspiration. He was kind, gentle and very charitable. People are going to remember him for his dancing and singing, but people have to remember him for being the man he was.

“Thank you so much. Have a blessed day. Michael, I love you!”

Monday December 12, 2011 20:16

Meryl Streep Covers Vogue at Age 62

Meryl Streep Covers Vogue at Age 62
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With 16 Oscar nominations (two wins) and 25 Golden Globe nods (two wins), Meryl Streep has a resume no one in Hollywood can match. Seriously, she’s peerless.

She can now add Vogue cover girl to her resume, too.

Gracing the front of the January 2012 issue of the ultimate fashion bible, Streep dazzles at age 62 – making her the oldest cover model in the publication’s history.

Meryl Streep Vogue Cover

“I was joking with some of the ladies earlier,” Streep, promoting her predictably acclaimed turn as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, tells the magazine.

“I told them I was probably the oldest person ever to be on the cover of Vogue.”

Streep, who played a version of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in The Devil Wears Prada, hasn’t just defied the odds and outdated limitations for women in Hollywood.

With her legacy growing by the decade, she’s redefined them.

When she turned 40, she said, “I remember turning to my husband [sculptor Don Gummer] and saying, ‘Well, what should we do? Because it’s over.'”

The reason she thought that?

Streep reveals that she received three offers to play witches in films as soon as she hit 40. “Once women passed childbearing age … they could only be seen as grotesque on some level,” she surmises, “as women whose usefulness had passed.”

But different, and often richer roles have followed in spades. One recent example is her role in the middle-aged, post-divorce sex comedy It’s Complicated.

“In the period of Silkwood (1983), It’s Complicated could never have been made, with a 60-year-old actress deciding between her ex-husband and another man.”

“With a 40-year-old actress it would never have been made!” she says.

She was thrilled to play British prime minister Thatcher, despite significant political differences with the leader: “With any character I play, where she is me is where I meet her. It’s very easy to set people at arm’s length and judge them,” she explains.

“Yes, you can judge the policies and the actions … but to live inside that body is another thing entirely. It’s humbling and infuriating, just like it is to live in your own body.”

“Because you recognize your own failings, and I have no doubt that she recognized hers.”