Aretha Franklin Celebrates Birthday in NYC
-- Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday a few days early Saturday night in New York City. Showbiz411.com reports Aretha dined with friends at La Grenoiulle, an upscale French restaurant, in Manhattan. Afterward, they all attended Denzel Washington's Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun. The Queen of Soul, who turns 72 on Tuesday, didn't call it a night after the play ended.