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Aretha Gets No Respect from Her Stylists

12/3/2007 3:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin turned up at the Kennedy Center Honors in D.C. on Sunday, wearing the curtains from the White House music room!
Aretha Franklin
Sporting "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" makeup, the 65-year-old living legend was draped in an unnatural amount of yellow fabric!

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Well, we know who is steering clear of plastic surgery......

2518 days ago


Don't hate on her for keepin' it real, now.

2518 days ago



2518 days ago

my my my    

Wow - Jenny Craig really works..

2518 days ago

Amy Silverman    

She better read Patti LaBelle's cookbook and use her recipes,lose weight and get her health back. Poor lady is headed for an early grave if not. Patti looks Great and needs to help Aretha. She has to have diabetes.Get some help and a new stylist and make up artist also! You are too talented to die early!

2518 days ago


Aretha girl, that dress is a "Chain of ugly".

2517 days ago


What were you thinking?

2517 days ago

hop on top    

Most. Unattractive. Human. Being. Ever.

2517 days ago


Aretha is 65 years old and you gripe that she needs plastic surgery. Such surgery could kill her. She doesn't need surgery. She needs to ignore ignorant complainers. Her dress is lovely. Chiffon is feminine and etheral.

Also, Aretha was being honored by the prestigious Kennedy Center for her accomplishments in the music industry. She was not a model for a shallow body shape magazine. Patrons of the Kennedy Center are mostly white, educated and sophisticated people. They respect her and chose to honor her. What are your accomplishments? How many times has your skinny "aaaaz" been honored at the prestigious Kennedy Center? ever made TMZ?

2517 days ago

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Sad. What a waste. It's not like she didn't have access for professional help with whatever her issues were. She's beyond help now. I hope she's made arrangements on what they are going to be burying her in, maybe a piano box, or cut her up to fit in a crematory. Eww.

2517 days ago

Carolyn A-B    

A history lesson for some of you young 'uns who lack perspective: Back when Black Americans were suffering under unchecked police abuse, a certain Marxist activist named Angela Davis was arrested when one of the Soledad Brothers' weapons was traced to her. When Ms. Davis languished in jail, her supporters raised funds for her legal defense and wore "FREE ANGELA" buttons, but it was a certain soul diva, our Ms. Franklin, who in spite of critics like then California Gov. Ronald Reagan actually paid her bail and set her free. Yes, she's let herself go. Yes, there was a strange arson that destroyed her Michigan home. But unlike Mr. Brad Pitt, who gets generous news coverage for his 2 years post-Katrina housebuilding, Aretha made a contemporaneous effort to help an intellectual secure her freedom and fight the power. And for this she got bad press, not hosannas. Aretha, millions of Americans will remember you fighting the good fight, and you will always have our R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

2517 days ago


Aretha is happy, and she's made us happy for many years, so WTH. Wear what you want, Aretha, eat what you want, enjoy life and to hell with what anybody thinks. She doesn't have to answer to us, people.

2517 days ago

Medical Girl    

Awww come on, this is just plain frightening. You are looking at a dead woman. I am not a fan of it, but if this woman can't do it herself she should look into gastric bypass or banding. Is she on a death list yet? I'll bet $20 for late 2008 if she doesn't take her 350 or so pounds seriously soon

2517 days ago


MACY's Parade BALLOON comes to mind...

2517 days ago

What Would Xmas Be Without Warrants Served In Annas Death    

As a science project for school, I cyphered it out, and there's exactly enough lard there to cook up 68.3 lbs. of taters.

2517 days ago
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