Ludacris, Jeezy

Last night (Saturday) rap tycoon Young Jeezy, right, hosted an intimate private dinner for his 39th birthday at American Cut Steakhouse located inside the trendy Shops of Buckhead. Special invited guests included rap mogul Ludacris.

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Beyonce and Jay Z at Soul Train Birthday Bash

Beyonce Knowles-Carter celebrated her 36th birthday in style with a 1970s, Soul Train-themed birthday bash on the rooftop at the Nomad Hotel in New York City on Monday. Her actual born day was Sunday, but only A-list, super VIPs such as Michelle Obama were invited to that party. Beyonce and husband Jay Z were seen arriving fashionably late. They dressed as Soul Train dancers in fashions that were very popular back in the day. The party lasted until 5 a.m. when the cops shut it down for a noise complaint.

Someone must have talked some sense into Byeonce. She left her 4-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, at home.

EDIT: I stand corrected. My readers tell me that Blue Ivy was indeed at the grown folks party with her parents last night. The baby was the only minor there. She even danced down the Soul Train line with the drunks.

I had hoped that Blue had a chance at a normal life. But, sadly it doesn’t look like she will.

Photos: Felipe Ramales / Splash News

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Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin celebrated her 74th birthday at an intimate party at the Ritz Carlton in NYC last night. Franklin turned 74 on March 25th. Special invited guests included openly gay recording mogul Clive Davis, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, CNN’s openly gay anchor Don Lemon, and MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, among others. ReRe announced her long-delayed biopic is back in the works. “Good news, we’re ready to sign for the movie,” she told her guests. She told the well-heeled crowd that she is in negotiations with Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein. “We’ve agreed on all the key points. There’s very little left now (to negotiate), very little. They have given me creative control and that’s all I wanted.” Franklin added she wanted biracial actress Halle Berry to play her, but Jennifer Hudson will likely get the nod, according to Page Six. Read more details about the party here.

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Blac Chyna

Socialite Blac Chyna was spotted going out for seafood dinner with a friend, while her bestie, Rob Kardashian, celebrated his 29th birthday at dinner with family. Supposedly, Chyna was not invited to the intimate family dinner.

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