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Remember when rapper 50 Cent announced that he would try to provide 1 billion meals over the next five years to poor Africans? His strategy: make some money while “helping” Africans. Watch the video. With every shot you purchase of his new energy drink, Street King, “a meal is provided for a child in need.” […]
Simon Kuper in the FT Weekend, takes shots at “the news,” maybe also at his own newspaper: … [N]ews has become news about rich people. Today’s economic inequality is reflected and driven by inequality of news. Much of this news about rich people is produced by just a few English-language sources. A wire service will […]
Seriously, this is not ironic. UNICEF is bottling Rihanna and other celebrities’ tap water and raffling it off. This is all–to coincide with Water Week–to raise awareness about “… the lack of access to safe, clean water for nearly 900 million children and adults across the globe.” Who dreams up these campaigns? We give up.
The media buzz (including blogging, tumbling and retweeting, as well as Facebooking) around Newsweek magazine’s ridiculous cover story of film actor George Clooney (title: “On the ground with a new kind of statesman”) highlight the titilating; i.e. Clooney’s sexual conquests of “way too many chicks”). Too bad, since the piece is really about how Clooney has the […]
“The Power of Madonna! Malawi Releases Gay Couple After Madge Protests!” “Madonna saves gay couple in Malawi.” “Jailed Malawian Gay Couple Released After Madonna Petitions.” “A Madonna Miracle? Malawi Releases Gay Couple After Material One Protests.” Apparently, while we were sleeping, Madonna became the new UN Secretary General.
Mother Jones magazine has an interactive map up which divides up the African continent by which celebrity claims which country. The map was compiled by Dave Gilson, a senior editor at Mother Jones. Some highlights: Clay Aiken claims Somalia, Sudan is a clash of egos (George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Mia […]
A group of celebrities (among them Jessica Biel, Lupe Fiasco and Santigold) decided to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about the global clean water crisis. Okay, so they’re a group of B-List celebrities, but the idea sounds good. They finished the climb last month. The idea was simple: The celebrities […]