DETROIT (Wireless Flash) – If you don’t give Aretha Franklin R-E-S-P-E-C-T she’ll sue for it like she’s doing to the Star tabloid for printing an article claiming she has an alcohol abuse problem. Franklin denies she is “drinking herself into [her] grave,” and is asking for $50 million in damages.

NEW YORK – A new music video filmed by singer Aaliyah who died in a plane crash August 25 will soon be released. The video, “More Than A Woman,” was shot in Florida just days before her death.

MIAMI, Fla. – Perhaps the only dress Ellen DeGeneres owns is going up on the auction block. Ellen’s “Swan Dress” that she wore at the 2001 Emmys will go up for charity auction on uBid.com starting December 3.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A Canadian man is suing a Vancouver strip club because he claims he suffered a fractured nose when he was kicked in the face by a stripper who was twirling around on a pole. The plaintiff claims the club should have had a sign stating the risk of sitting too close to the stage.

ROME – Italian police busted a Peruvian drug smuggling ring yesterday when they discovered cocaine disguised as powdered baby food being brought into the country.

LOS ANGELES – It’s splitsville for actress and singer Pia Zadora and husband Jonathan Kaufer. Zadora, 45, filled for divorce yesterday citing irreconcilable differences.

LONDON – British officials have placed a temporary ban on the export of a rare set of photos of the girl who was the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland. The government feared a U.S. collector who purchased the negatives and prints at auction in June was planning to take them out of England forever.

LOS ANGELES – The SMITI toy company will be releasing action figures of the band Limp Bizkit. The tiny tuffies will hit department stores just after Christmas.

NEW YORK – Batman could be the comic book version of Osama bin Laden, according to comic artist Frank Miller. He tells Entertainment Weekly, that Batman may be a hero but he’s still, “...a terrorist on our side.”

MIAMI – Spanish-language talk show host Christina Saralegui is saying “Adios” to her daily talk show after a 12-year-run on the Univision network. However, she still plans to do a nighttime weekly show.