Singer Nelly Furtado apologized over Twitter yesterday for performing for dictator Mumaar Qadaffi, the Charlie Sheen of Libya in 2007. She was paid a million dollars for her performance and now she’s donating that money to charity.
This news comes under the growing realization that pop stars have been making millions over the years performing for some of the world’s most cruel and sinister tyrants.
On today’s show we talk about how artists can impact political change and how the song “Ain’t Gonna Play Sun City” helped bring an end to apartheid in South Africa.Rumors has it that Oscar co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway are not talking to each other after Sunday nights horribly boring program. Maybe next year we’ll get the Kardashians, Andy Dick, Snooki and Charlie Sheen to host the Oscars. They are all bi-winners!
Scandal broke out over yesterday’s guest, Russian gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev for criticizing Israel’s support of Egypt’s now ousted President Mubarak. He’s been labeled anti-Semitic and he was almost forced to canceled his tour to California.
Was something lost in the translation, was his criticism confusing or is something else going on here? Activist Andy Thayer fills us in on the personal vendetta some gay rights activists have against Alexeyev and grassroots movements in general that may be the root of this last minute attack.
Plus all the hot news:
Breast milk Ice-Cream confiscated from London store.
Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend arrested in West Hollywood.
New iPads coming out today
and we go in-depth into Lady Gaga’s new video Born This Way, the sexual imagery and Orlan, the performance artist who uses plastic surgery and video to Express Herself.
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