Sunday, September 26, 2010

Katy Perry and Elmo: Check it on Celebrity Wire

Don't children breast feed?

Seriously Katy Perry did this nice song and skit with Elmo and a bunch of people went absolutely nuts. Talk about making a big deal out of nothing! It was meant to be innocent and it was certainly not meant to be sexy; especially to small children. But that is the beauty about a democracy: If you don't like something object and get upset. It's you're right! What advertisers and television execs hate most is bad publicity that effects their potential audience and advertising base. So they capitulated quickly on this one and as usual it is all about the dollars. In any event don't blame Katy Perry. We are on television sets all the time at CW and let me tell you there are directors and producers and writers and cameramen and more and more. Katy is the talent and if someone on the managing production level did not like this or thought it could be a problem then they could have and should have quickly changed it. So don't blame sweet and innocent Katy :))) on this one. We think she is good with Elmo and Elmo obviously likes her too. So we look forward to seeing more of Katy on Sesame Street. Elmo doesn't breast feed anymore, does he? Sphere: Related Content

Friday, September 24, 2010

What is Bono Doing With Charity Donations to "ONE" ?

Fox news wrote a story that seemed to get little attention in the media!

Here is the story:

"Bono's anti-poverty foundation ONE is under pressure to explain its finances after it was revealed that only a small percentage of money it raises reaches the needy.

The non-profit organisation set up by the U2 frontman received almost £9.6million in donations in 2008 but handed out only £118,000 to good causes (1.2 per cent).

The figures published by the New York Post also show that £5.1million went towards paying salaries."

Bono has unquestionably done a lot for charity and people around the world and we are not questioning that. We have always covered him with the highest praise and we give him very high marks as a person and musician. But we (and everyone else) should certainly question him about this one. If it is true that Bono's charity "ONE" gave away only about a hundred and fifty thousand dollars while at the same time it paid out over 6.3 million dollars in salaries to people running it, then there is certainly something seriously wrong. This allegation by Fox needs to be investigated and answered by Bono himself. In the United States no charity would be allowed to operate in that manner without any accountability. Bono is a major public figure and when his name is used on a charity it must be operating beyond these kinds of questions and concerns. We do not yet have comment from Bono or his charity on this story and we are relying on the accuracy of the Fox News report. However if that report is correct then Bono better start watching the foxes in his chicken coup! Sphere: Related Content