Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Wow. And I thought Diet Mountain Dew and Whiskey didn't mix! Apparently neither do Michael Moore, Linda Ronstadt, and The Vegas:

"Singer Linda Ronstadt has become the latest celebrity political casualty, after being fired for praising Michael Moore's controversial film Fahrenheit 9/11 during a live performance. Before singing "Desperado" for an encore at Las Vegas' Aladdin hotel and casino on Saturday night, the 58-year-old singer called Moore a "great American patriot" and "someone who is spreading the truth". She also encouraged the audience to see the documentary, which criticizes American President George W Bush. Ronstadt's comments drew loud boos and some of the 4,500 people in attendance stormed out of the theatre. People also tore down concert posters and tossed cocktails into the air. Aladdin president Bill Timmins says, "It was a very ugly scene. She praised him and all of a sudden all bedlam broke loose." Timmins quickly decided Ronstadt had to go - for good. He says he didn't allow Ronstadt back in her luxury suite and she was escorted off the property. He adds, "(Ronstadt's antics) spoiled a wonderful evening for our guests and we had to do something about it. As long as I'm here, she's not going to play." Ronstadt had been booked to play the Aladdin for only one show. Last week, comedienne Whoopi Goldberg was dropped as a spokesperson for diet aid company Slim-Fast after she mocked Bush during a fund-raiser. "--IMDB

How tacky! Not letting Linda back into her suite? Kicking her to the curb? J'accuse, Aladdin president Bill Timmins, j'accuse! And who are these boobs and yahoos ripping down her posters and tossing perfectly good cocktails in the air in an anti-Michael Moore frenzy? J'accuse, boobs, j'accuse!

Note that this all happened during THE ENCORE. I will set the scene (imagine an Ibsen mob at the Aladdin): "We want Linda! We want Linda! We want...whaaa? Michael who? WHAT did she just say? Patriot? Oh, no she didn't! THIS COCKTAIL THAT I PAID $9 FOR IS GOING RIGHT IN THE AIR, LADY! That'll show you what I think of your left-wing anti-troops rhetoric! You can't praise Michael Moore in THIS town! THIS IS VEGAS! Where's that damn poster? THERE! RIGHT IN THE KISSER! Take THAT Miss Commie-Wannabe-Jane-Fonda-Singer-Lady! You're no good! You're no good! You're no good, baby, you're no gooooooooood..."

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