Gladys Knight’s Starlit 75th Birthday Bash

With Terry Crews, Diane Warren, LaToya Jackson, David Foster, and many more…

gladys knight, yana mandeville, latoya jackson

gladys knight, yana mandeville, latoya jackson

When you’re Gladys Knight, you can celebrate when you want to. “The Empress of Soul,” a Gemini celebrating her 75th birthday in Libra season, hosted an array of celebrity friends at Vibrato Grill Jazz restaurant in Bel Air, Los Angeles. The function was arranged by jewelry designer and humanitarian Rafi Anteby, who is widely known in the entertainment industry.

latoya jackson, yana mandeville, gladys knight

latoya jackson, yana mandeville, gladys knight









Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca were one of the first to arrive with Terry’s usual “all smiles” spirit. Musician David Foster with wife Katherine McPhee, legendary songwriter Diane Warren, "Cheech & Chong” actor Tommy Chong and fabulous looking LaToya Jackson all stopped for the cameras.


terry crews, yana mandeville, gladys knight, 75th birthday

terry crews, yana mandeville, gladys knight, 75th birthday

Comedian Russell Peters cracked a few jokes with some pals, creating a peal of laughter by the red carpet. Ellen’s own talent and YouTube star Kalen Allen, dressed in pink head to toe, strikes with likely the most surprising fashion ensemble of the night.

russell peters, yana mnadeville, gladys knight

russell peters, yana mnadeville, gladys knight




The continuous procession of guests took almost two hours before the anticipated entrance of the leading lady, who’s real age is quite questionable up close (see photo evidence), stirs a frenzy outside the venue.

diane warren, yana mandeville

diane warren, yana mandeville





Having this affair in the middle of her US tour, Gladys then got up on stage to perform for her guests. So happy birthday to the eternally fine Ms Knight, for when Cecilia Ahern said “Age is just a number,” she was surely inspired by her.

david foster, yana mandeville

david foster, yana mandeville

latoya jackson, yana mandeville, rafi anteby, gladys knight

latoya jackson, yana mandeville, rafi anteby, gladys knight

kalen allen, yana mandeville

kalen allen, yana mandeville

tommy chong

tommy chong

gladys knight, yana mandeville, rafi anteby

gladys knight, yana mandeville, rafi anteby

yana mandeville

yana mandeville

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