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Aretha Franklin

The $40,000 Eat-and-Run

6/15/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



061512_aretha_franklin_launchAretha Franklin
just left Sarah Jessica Parker's $40,000 a-plate dinner party ... after spending just 20 MINUTES INSIDE ... that's $2,000-per minute!!!!!
 
Aretha -- who was the first to arrive to the Barack Obama fundraiser -- was also the first to the leave.

On her way out, Ms. Franklin told us the food was impressive ... "chicken with a mustard sauce, diced tomatoes and a lot of relishes on the side of the plate."

She added, "Very tasty."

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GabrielRRetana    

does anyone proof read these posts, there is an extra THE . DUMBASSes

768 days ago
17.

bkwardstraveler    

"chicken with a mustard sauce, diced tomatoes and a lot of relishes on the side of the plate."

McDonalds offers the same. They're called McNuggets

768 days ago
18.

Throwback kid    

Did Obama invite any of those morbidly obese black congresswoman to the dinner? You know, the ones that wear those loud colorful outfits with the funny hats that just scream (please pay attention to me) I know they would have stuck aroung for third and fourth helpings then kissed Obama's a-s-s with comments like (we got your back) those fat fools are as big a joke as Obama is, vote them out of office

768 days ago
19.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

It took Ursula the sea witch, I mean Aretha twenty minutes to eat her food...Wow, she is really slowing down in her old age.

768 days ago
20.

David     

With this economy as terrible as it is and the gas prices, these dumb Hollywood folks still supporting Obama????? Ignorance is bliss. Franklin only supports Obama cause he's black. What an idiot with money.

768 days ago
21.

janet    

They are elitest PIGS and we put them there. We watched their movies, bought the magazines that they are edidors of, buy their products, and yes elected them into their respectful offices. So complaing about it on TMZ is not enough. These elitest PIGS need to be put in their places. We truly have the power to stop them from continuing this madness. So if you are unhappy with what has been going on change it! The ball is and has always been in our court. It's funny how Sarah J. Parker has forgotten her humble beginnings(she and family were dirt poor). Instead of her or Clooney fundraising for a rich person, they should have had sandwiches and donated the $40,000.00 per person to homeless shelters, maybe to families that are loosing their homes, or sent a few kids to college. The commercial that Ms. Parker made regarding having dinner with the Obamas cost alot of money. Did she really need to act like an elitest and think that we would overlook the BS just because 2 tickets would go to two average people? I'm sure those people were hand picked and screened so that they would fit in with the rest of THEM.

768 days ago
22.

Grace    

Was the President there or just Stars?

768 days ago
23.

Tee    

more like eat and eat and eat and run....

768 days ago
24.

Tigers Wood    

Okay, another trip by Obama to do some campaigning. How much did this trip cost? Look on the internet and see how much it cost Bush, Clinton and Obama to travel these days. I sure it cost us taxpayers more for this trip than he made from this dinner party.

768 days ago
25.

rizzuto    

Obamas 150th campaign fundraiser to date. more than the last four presidents combined!!!

768 days ago
26.

Rachel    

Here in Michigan we're not surprised that Aretha left quickly. I'm sure someone in her limo had a bucket of popeye's chicken waiting for her. She's a hag.

768 days ago
27.

Issac    

She took off after eating all the food. Same reason General Aladeen got rid of Biggie Smalls

768 days ago
28.

luckycat    

NEVER LISTEN TO HER AGAIN.
B.O. IS DESTROYING THE WORLD.

768 days ago
29.

MrR    

The Tin Cup President.

768 days ago
30.

Dt    

Dinner with obama and shara jessica Parker....that would be a tuff choice, I mean I don,t like Obama but I love horses.....

768 days ago
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