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Caesars’ gift to Aretha

Impressed by the Queen of Soul’s donations to the lead-plagued people of Flint — Aretha Franklin recently contributed water, food and and money for hotel rooms — Caesars Windsor cut a $5,000 (U.S.) check to the water-crisis fund at the Salvation of Army of Genesee County in the singer’s name. “I think it’s great that Caesars Windsor is showing such sensitivity to the community of Flint,” Franklin says. Detroit’s favorite 73-year-old will sing at The Colosseum at the Windsor casino at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Candice Bergen Trump?

Candice Bergen, 70, creator of the infamous “Murphy Brown,” tells People that she dated Donald Trump, 69 — just once, when the two were students at the University of Pennsylvania. “I have no memory of it,” the actress says. “I just remember that he was wearing a three-piece burgundy suit, and burgundy boots and a burgundy limousine. He was very coordinated.” The evening, she says, “was very short.” She adds, however, that the Republican contender was always very nice to her. That said, she’s still supporting Hillary.

Slenderized Adele

The girl with the huge voice is shrinking. Page Six quotes from an interview with Adele in the upcoming Vogue: “I was trying to get some stamina for my tour,” the 27-year-old Brit said, looking fabulous in shots for the March cover story by photographer Annie Liebowitz, 66. “So I lost a bit of weight. Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes — which is a really big problem for me!” In the past, the “Hello” and “Someone Like You” songstress has defended her Rubenesque figure against attacks from social X-rays like Joan Rivers. The North American part of her world tour kicks off in February and runs through November, with a sold-out Sept. 7 appearance at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Crooning for Hillary

Katy Perry, 31, will perform March 2 at Radio City Music Hall with Elton John, 68, and Andra Day, 31, in an “I’m with Her” concert to benefit Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Coming one day after “Super Tuesday,” when 11 mostly Southern states hold their primaries, the concert also will feature the candidate herself, plus Bill and Chelsea, according to People. Perry’s supported Clinton with other performances as well. She sang “America the Beautiful” and hits “Firework” and “Roar” at an Iowa campaign rally in October.

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Prince Michael Jackson, 19

Robbie Williams, 42

Stockard Channing, 72

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