Tina Turner Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


16th January 2015

Fact: Tina Turner stepped in as a makeup artist and helped Angela Bassett perfect her look as the singer for the final scene for her biopic What's Love Got To Do With It.


26th February 2014

Fact: Actor Paul Rudd showed off his lip syncing skills on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (25Feb14) as part of a fun competition with the U.S. Tv host. Rudd 'performed' Tina Turner's Better Be Good To Me and Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, much to the delight of the studio audience.


26th August 2013

Quote: "I endured hardship all the way and we stayed on course all the way. Never smoking, never drinking, never doing drugs. My legacy is that I stayed on course from the beginning to the end, because I believed in something inside of me, that it can get better or you can make something better and that I wanted better. So my legacy is a person that strived for wanting it better and got it." Singer Tina Turner on what she wants her legacy to be.


26th August 2013

Quote: "I didn't feel anything... At that time he was totally gone in my memory. It was almost like hearing (about) a person I didn't know anymore." Tina Turner on ex-husband Ike Turner's cocaine overdose death in 2007.


12th March 2013

Fact: Tina Turner has become the oldest person ever to grace the cover of Vogue magazine. The 73-year-old Simply The Best singer appears on the front of April's (13) German Vogue. Meryl Streep was the previous oldest cover girl - she appeared on the front of Vogue last year (12), aged 62.


4th November 2010

Quote: "When the opportunity was presented to me... I actually flipped. I'm a huge fan of Tina Turner and the song." Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger has re-recorded TINA TURNER's GOLDENEYE JAMES BOND theme for the Activision video game of the same name.


26th October 2009

Quote: "I want to be Ike and Tina, but she doesn't want to offend Tina Turner. I think it's an honour." Nick Cannon on trying to persuade his wife Mariah Carey to dress up like a Private Dancer for Halloween.


8th July 2009

Quote: "I don't use special creams or treatments. It's a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look has to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret." Tina Turner.


22nd February 2009

Fact: A string of A-listers took to the stage at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (21Feb09), to pay musical tribute to nominated movies. The Office actor Rainn Wilson impersonated Mickey Rourke'S THE WRESTLER character to sing James Brown's I FEEL GOOD; Christina Applegate sang Tina Turner'S ROLLING ON THE RIVER as an ode to FROZEN RIVER; Teri Hatcher paid a raunchy tribute to WENDY & LUCY; and TARAJI P. HENSON seranaded the crowd with a rendition of R.E.S.P.E.C.T - replacing the chorus with B.A.L.L.A.S.T (for Ballast).


22nd February 2009

Fact: A string of A-listers took to the stage at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (21Feb09), to pay musical tribute to nominated movies. The Office actor Rainn Wilson impersonated Mickey Rourke'S THE WRESTLER character to sing James Brown's I FEEL GOOD; Christina Applegate sang Tina Turner'S ROLLING ON THE RIVER as an ode to FROZEN RIVER; Teri Hatcher paid a raunchy tribute to WENDY & LUCY; and TARAJI P. HENSON serenaded the crowd with a rendition of R.E.S.P.E.C.T - replacing the chorus with B.A.L.L.A.S.T (for Ballast).


3rd December 2008

Fact: Soul legend Tina Turner thrilled fans at her Madison Square Garden concert in New York this week (begs01Dec08) when she stepped out on stage sporting a blonde wig and the same chainmail dress she wore when she starred in 1985 movie MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDROME opposite Mel Gibson.


7th October 2008

Fact: Paul McCartney, Madonna and Duran Duran will be featured on a forthcoming collection of James Bond themes. The LP, entitled The Best Of Bond…James Bond, is due out in the U.S. on 28 October (08) and will also include tracks from Tina Turner, A-HA, Louis Armstrong, Sheryl Crow and Garbage.


23rd September 2008

Fact: Rock legend Tina Turner has extended her comeback tour to include a five-night run at London's O2 Arena. The superstar will hit the British capital in March 2009.


13th August 2008

Fact: Tina Turner is set to release a compilation LP, featuring two new tracks, to coincide with her comeback tour, which kicks off in Kansas City, Missouri on 1 October (08).


18th May 2008

Quote: "BEYONCE's a wonderful young star. Diana Ross influenced her, I influenced her. But what I like about her is that she knows what she is doing. She's not rock 'n' roll, she's totally elegant. She doesn't pretend to be anything she doesn't want to be... and most importantly, she's in control." Legendary singer Tina Turner thinks highly of Beyonce Knowles, who she performed with at this year's (08) Grammy Awards.


15th February 2008

Quote: "You can't compare my legs to Tina's. She has the legs!" Beyonce Knowles insists her Grammy Awards duet partner Tina Turner has better legs than she does.


12th February 2008

Quote: "You have to say Tina Turner. Tina Turner's a classic." JAY-Z on who has the better legs between his girlfriend Beyonce Knowles and her Grammys partner Turner.


11th February 2008

Quote: "I pray that when I'm her age, that I'm exactly like her because I've never met anyone so supportive of the younger generations. It just was such a beautiful, inspiring experience." Beyonce Knowles enjoyed performing with Tina Turner at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (10Feb08).


11th February 2008

Quote: "She invited me and I was honoured because she's done terrifically well with her career, she's talented, she is beautiful and she has just made it to the top." Retired Tina Turner on her performance with Beyonce Knowles at the Grammy Awards.


3rd September 2007

Fact: A quirky new Las Vegas revue features little people who impersonate stars like Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and MILLI VANILLI. The Little Legends show is currently previewing at the Krave club.


3rd January 2007

Quote: "This is probably the biggest non-prison ever built for black people." Comedian Chris Rock jokes about pal Oprah Winfrey's new school for underprivileged girls in South Africa. Rock joined Winfrey, Spike Lee, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey and other celebrities at the launch of the $40 million (GBP20.5 million) academy on New Year's Eve (31DEC06).


25th March 2006

Quote: "It was the hair. I was like, 'The hair is getting better and better, I've got a little Tina Turner in there when she was in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome'." Queen Latifah explains the attraction of voicing woolly mammoth ELLIE in animated film Ice Age 2: THE MELTDOWN.


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