Usher Is Apologetic

Usher joined Beyonce and Nelly Furtado in their shame at performing for Moammar Gadhafi. E! Online reports:

Usher is the latest star to express regret for ever taking money from coffers connected to the Libyan dictator, who has been engaging his supporters in a bloody battle against rebel forces who are trying to expel him from power.

The R&B star joins Nelly Furtado and BeyoncĂ© in the never-again pool of artists who say they unknowingly performed for six-figure fees at private events involving Gadhafi’s family and are now passing their paychecks along to good causes.

Actually, BeyoncĂ©’s rep confirmed that the pop-R&B superstar donated her $1 million to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti last year, immediately after learning of the Gadhafi connection.

“I am sincerely troubled to learn about the circumstances surrounding the Nikki Beach St. Bart’s event that took place on New Year’s Eve 2009, ” Usher said in a statement issued Friday. “I will be donating all of my personal proceeds from that event to various human rights organizations.”

According to his rep, Usher has already donated to Amnesty International and will continue to give to other human rights charities throughout the year.

Furtado admitted last week to taking $1 million for a private performance in 2007 and vowed to donate the same amount to charity.

If Usher really wants to repent, he needs to send Justin Bieber to perform in Libya. Ideally, Bieber would get caught in the crossfire. If not, we can still bet that Gadhafi will either surrender, kill himself, or die laughing the first time this kid says “shawty.”

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Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado are Assholes

Most celebrities are pretentious, self-centered douchebags in real life and it’s amazing when their unfiltered sense of entitlement shows up in publis ppaces. Like celebrity chef Guy Rubino’s Toronto Asian restaurant, Rain. New York Daily News reports:

[Nelly Furtado] made a reservation for 10 guests…She showed up an hour late, with five extra people in tow,” [Rubino] said. “For parties that size, we do a prix-fixe type of menu. Nelly objected and was really rude about it. She expected individual dishes to be prepared. Her manager even came into the kitchen and had the gall to say, ‘Just fucking do it!’ I told her that she and her client could ‘just fucking LEAVE.'”….Rubino also sniffed at Justin Timberlake ‘s restaurant manners. “Timberlake comes into Rain, doesn’t even look at the menu and shouts for random food that we don’t make…If he knew what he wanted, why come to an Asian restaurant in the first place?”

Justin Timberlake is a whiny little prick, but I never would’ve expected this from Nelly Furtado. She’s always seemed really reserved and unassuming. And that made sense because that’s normally how outer space aliens act when they visit earth to study us. They blend in and subdue us with subliminal ad campaigns so they can steal our jobs.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel on Sept. 12:

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Nelly Furtado is Engaged

Nelly Furtado has announced that she is engaged to Timbaland’s sound engineer, Demacio “Demo” Castellon. The couple met while working on Furtado’s 2006 album Loose. People reports:

The British Columbia-born Furtado, 28, told Blender in July 2006 she had a “secret boyfriend” of eight months, adding: “I just don’t really talk about it. It’s nobody famous or anything.” Furtado has a daughter, Nevis, 3, with DJ and producer Jasper “Lil’ Jaz” Gahunia. She and Gahunia split in 2005 after four years together, but Furtado told Blender: “We’re fully active co-parents and really close friends.”

You’d think it would take a lot to score a big star like Nelly Furtado, but apparently all it takes is turntables and an unoriginal nickname. That Demacio guy must be super excited because that approach usually stops working around junior high. At least it did for me. Blackmail and telling girls I’m an astronaut is working out pretty well for me now.

Nelly Furtado in a bikini last year because it’s bikini week:

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Elton John is a Little Bitch

Being the prissy little diva that he is, Elton John caused a scene at the Concert For Diana when security forced him to walk 50 yards (gasp!) to his dressing room and after party at the old Wembley Arena. The drama started when the road Elton’s car was on was sealed off in anticipation of Prince William and Prince Harry’s arrival. This is London reports:

[Elton’s] driver then said, “I have an important artist in the back who needs to get to his dressing room”. The policeman said, ‘I don’t care who’s in the car, you cannot drive down this road right now”. At that point, Elton wound down the window and screamed at him…”Get out of my fucking way! Don’t you know who I am? I’ve been working all fucking day and I need to get to my fucking dressing room!”…”The policeman calmly said to him, ‘Sorry but you are not going in this road. You have to get out and walk from here or take a drive around the block. We’re waiting for the princes, who are coming through here any minute’…”The driver started to move and at that point, the policeman stood in front of the car gesturing to put his hands on the bonnet. The policeman was saying to the driver, ‘Stop there or you’ll be arrested’.”

It’s times like these when that police officer is thankful for his intense training. You just never know when a hair-plugged 60 year old midget in tails and rhinestones might throw a hissy fit. When he stomps his feet and puts his hand on his hips or starts those doggy-paddle slaps, a cop really needs his razor sharp senses.

Some photos from the Concert For Diana:

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