• Well, we can add Usher to the list of celebs who’ve decided to donate the money they earned performing for the Gaddafi family. The controversy stems from a 2009 New Year’s Eve bash featured Usher, Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Nelly Furtado (among others). Well, as the block got hot and the Libyan dictator started turning his guns on his own people, many called for the celebs to give back the money. After a little pressure, Usher decided to donate the money to charity. He writes, “I will be donating all of my personal proceeds from that event to various human rights organizations.” [E! Online]
  • Mashonda pens an open letter. In advance of her new reality show, “Love & Hip-Hop,” the singer/songwriter, and most noticeably ex-wife of Swizz Beats, took to her blog to say she has made peace with her blended family. After warning that what we’ll see on the show captures her emotional state then (I’m assuming she takes a few shows at Swizz), Mashonda says that she loves her life now, and appreciates that Swizz and Alicia Keys are apart of it. I’m loving her growth, because after all…it’s all about her son. [Mashonda’s Blog]
  • As if ice cream made of breast milk wasn’t controversial enough. Over the weekend, Lady Gaga said she’s ready to sue the London ice cream shop for its “Baby Gaga” ice cream for trademark infringement. Although the ice cream was pulled after two lawsuits questioned its safety (breast milk, like other bodily fluids, can carry diseases like Hepatitis C), OG Gaga still has a problem with it. She’s given the ice cream shop until Wednesday to change the name, or get hit with a lawsuit. In their defense, the Icreamist says the name of the ice cream came from the first sounds babies make and Gaga should just get over it. [NY Post]
  • Protesters in Wisconsin still carry on, and with a little inspiration from filmmaker Michael Moore. Reading from a statement called, “America Is Not Broke,” Moore fired up the crowd and told that that despite the country’s budget woes and the fact that many union workers are facing cuts to their paychecks, the country is “awash in cash,” and “400 obscenely wealthy individuals…most of whom benefited in some way from the multitrillion dollar taxpayer bailout of 2008, now have more cash, stock and property than the assets of 155 million Americans combined.” Get ‘em Michael. [Speakeasy]

 

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  • African Mami

    He shouldn’t have donated that money. I am a firm believer of dontating to charity with your heart in it. Not because it will earn you cookie points!