When Aretha wasn’t singing her heart out, she loved cooking and being domesticated around the house. Besides for banana pudding, some of her other favorites were meat loaf, peach cobbler, fried chicken, pineapple ham, corn bread, peanut butter shrimp, Italian chicken, and black-eyed peas and ham.
First inauguration of President Barack Obama
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event.
Say Happy Birthday to Aretha Franklin and Her Purse
Today is the 72nd birthday of living legend/national treasure/Diva Star Grand Supreme Aretha Franklin. She celebrated this weekend at a star-studded party at New York's Ritz Carlton alongside the trusted companion that is her purse.