Happy Birthday Auntie Aretha!!

- By Bossip Staff

It wasn’t quite the shinding we expected to hear about, but Aretha Franklin definitely rang in the last year of her 60’s in style in NYC this weekend.

First, on Friday she threw the livest party ever thrown for a soon-to-be-septuagenarian at the Hemsley Park Lane. Aretha did it up with Star Jones, Permed Up Al, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Gayle King, Bette Midler and others.

Then, yesterday she had a cozy dinner with her longtime homie Clive Davis at Le Bernardin.

The 18-time Grammy winner had to cancel her tour when she was hospitalized in December and underwent surgery, but spies said she was in great form over dinner with Davis Thursday night. Our spy said: “They were toasting her health and her birthday. Word spread, and a crowd gathered outside. When the two emerged, there were flashbulbs and loud cheers.”

Good for Auntie! She deserves it!

(We do hope one of those gifts was a better bra… or some kind of surgical lift, because Auntie’s looking sloppy.)

Check out photos from the party below.

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  • lara

    Happy Birthday Areetha!!!!!

    Joy and Happiness for all the years to come!!!!!!

    Love you Aretha!!!!!!!!!

    • Smart23yroldBlackchick

      that kiss is ewwwwwww

  • courtney

    Happy birthday to Areatha today

  • daliwood

    Are she and Smokey?

  • Greeneyedbandit

    Happy Birthday Ms.Franklin! Love you~ God Bless~

  • Dee

    dang her and smokey kissing like that?

  • PraDaMaMa

    Happy BDay Queen! Whoaaa it’s a lot if DNA being exchange N dat kiss! Uggghh!

  • salyla

    Looool you need to look closer people they are not french kissing.
    He is busy kissing her on the cheeks, the picture was
    Taken at a very unfortunate angle. Lol I was
    Shocked at first too.


    i know my moms would’ve sold BOTH my kidneys to have a birthday kiss from smokey robinson! whoa! 😉

  • zanecy

    -My friends told me about — Meet’ri`ches .C0- M —–told It’s the be’st pl’ace to me’et Milli’onaire si’ngles. It is the first and best club for wealthy people and their admirers. D’ating CEOs, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, professional models and cheerleaders, and even Hollywood celebrities is an easy experience there…you don’t have to be rich ,but you can meet one there.
    nice experience——-


    I agree she needs to get additional surgery to cut away all of that loose skin & to lift those sagging ninnies. She looks weary & sickly to me.

  • http://www.aol.com Ben

    She looks great Happy Birthday Aretha

  • joneblaze

    Happy B day Aretha

  • UkFunkY

    that kiss through me way off smh. hope she had a good day though.

  • UkFunkY

    *threw not through

  • tommykimon

    She looks great Happy B day, I her and Smokey was tonguing too glad they weren’t.

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