Posts tagged ‘Beyoncé’

2011/03/04

Gaddafi Has Mariah Carey ‘Embarrassed’

Now that revelations about the multi-million dollar paychecks the A-list celebrities were cashing from Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s kids, publicists are working overtime.

Mariah Carey turns 41 this month but still hopes to play the bimbo card of 20 years – and 60 pounds – ago.

“I was naive and unaware of who I was booked to perform for,” Carey said in a statement undoubtedly written by one of many celebrity publicists that were working overtime this week. “I feel horrible and embarrassed to have participated in this mess.”

Beyoncé is likewise playing us for fools when she blames “a third-party promoter” for booking her for the 5-song, $2 million New Years gig with the Gaddafis.

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2011/02/23

WikiLeaks: The Gaddafi Family Lifestyle

Which A-listers have been partying with the Gaddafi family over the years? If you guessed Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Usher, you’re less then half-right because you left out Jon Bon Jovi, Lindsay Lohan, supermodels Miranda Kerr and Victoria Silvestedt and BET Founder Robert Johnson.

As for the 68-year-old Colonel Gaddafi, the cables describe him as a hypochondriac who fears flying over water and has an intense dislike or fear of staying on upper floors. The cables said he was an avid fan of horse racing and flamenco dancing who once added “King of Culture” to the long list of titles he had awarded himself. The memos also said he was accompanied everywhere by a “voluptuous blonde,” the senior member of his posse of Ukrainian nurses.

His second wife, Safiya, was raised in Banghazi and travels by chartered jet in Libya, with a motorcade of Mercedes vehicles waiting to pick her up at the airport to take her to her destination.

The second-eldest son and heir-apparent, Saif, is a trained engineer who received his PhD from the London School of Economics.

Western media reported that Saif paid Mariah Carey $1 million to sing just four songs at a New Year’s Day bash in 2009 on the Caribbean island of St. Barts.

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