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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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31.

manbearpig    

that was just an appetizer. she had to go stuff her face at a buffet so she could feed without all those famous eyes upon her.

831 days ago
32.

kathy    

The best hollywood can do is mustard chicken and relishes for 40,000 . What a ****ty deal.. lol

831 days ago
33.

buzz kill    

Of course she was the first to arrive, she wanted to get there before the food was gone. I hope she left some for the other guests. My guess is that she has never been late for a meal.

831 days ago
34.

KnuckleDragger    

I was gonna say something stupid...but it seems that's been covered.

830 days ago
35.

mommycoconut    

$40,000 why not $100,00? Makes no difference. All the money in Hollywood cannot buy another 4 years of this disaster president.

830 days ago
36.

NoDifferent    

She's been known to not pay her bills, blaming it on her "accounting people and management". I wonder if they asked for cash up front when she arrived.

830 days ago
37.

NoDifferent    

And I'm wondering if he "comically" referred to Michelle here as "being known to go ALL the way down" like he did on national TV the other night.

830 days ago
38.

Joao    

Aretha Franklin is cheap, she didn't pay for her own plate, she was planted as celerity draw, "...and guess who all is going to be there? There's this celebrity and Aretha Franklin. Yep, I know I heard that same thing about her, but she'll there and that celebrity and his wife..."
My question is, Who's sponsoring the anybody but Obama dinner? The only American president and White House whose citizens believe to be an enemy sympathizer and collaborator.
Peeuee

830 days ago
39.

Jackazz flatts    

It's too bad she didn't eat Barrack

830 days ago
40.

Jackazz flatts    

She tried to eat Sarah Jessica till security stepped in

830 days ago
41.

Superman    

Just give $40K to a poor person next time. It will be better spent to boost the economy, instead of spent on campaign ads and keeping the establishment in DC.

830 days ago
42.

Cashmere    

How about donating some of that money to hungry children in the USA......geez

830 days ago
43.

laura    

so sad that your president is powered by celebrities. im from Australia and our prime minister is a ******** too.

830 days ago
44.

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.....

830 days ago
45.

NiteMusik    

Aretha Franklin left the Obama fundraiser at SJP's place to attend the Songwriter's Hall of Fame gala at the Marriot in Times Square last night. (She was escorted in by Clive Davis, too!) Phenomenal evening by the way!

830 days ago
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