Monday, September 05, 2005

Let Him Eat Cheesecake!

The lineup for the September 9 "Shelter From The Storm" star-studded telethon that will air on all six major tv networks has not been finalized yet, but CNN is reporting that MTV's own telethon on September 10 will include performances by:
The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Brian Wilson, Melissa Etheridge and the Neville Brothers, organizers said on Friday.

Not too shabby! Members of The Stones, Beatles, and Beach Boys on one bill? Huzzah! Although I'd really much rather have Ringo than Paul. Oh, well...

In non-Hurricane non-news, Radar's Fresh Intelligence reports that naturally there was some backstage hoo-ha going on at the MTV VMA's last week:
Sources say the biggest drama queen at the fame-fest was, to no one’s surprise, the newly named master of ceremonies.

Diddy showed everyone involved with the show a diva type of attitude—crass and profane,” says our insider.

“Producers already knew what they were getting into with this guy, but he made their lives miserable.”

At one point during the proceedings, we’re told, Diddy went so far as to refuse to return onstage and “say another word” until he got a piece of cheesecake.

Now MTV execs may be wishing they had withheld the treat. Our source says Diddy’s hosting brought in such poor ratings that advertisers are clamoring for approximately $12 million in bonus ads to make up the difference.

Wow. In these trying and tragic times we live in, that is one hell of an entertaining anectdote. I love this kind of crap! Bless you, Diddy, for providing us with some much-needed distraction via your over-the-top ridiculous and horrible behavior!

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