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Originally posted by Bleys
Of course celebrities should be able to speak their mind, even while in concert or when accepting an award. But in that same vein they should also be prepared for their fans to speak their minds as well. And fans usually speak with their wallets.
Let people, celebrities included, speak their piece. If you don't like their message, let them know by hitting them where it hurts, the pocketbook. Seems to have worked with Natalie Maines, she's been awfully quiet lately hasn't she?
Ronstadt, who had been hired for a one-show engagement Saturday night at the Las Vegas Strip casino, dedicated a performance of "Desperado" to Moore and his controversial documentary
The current owners of the casino banned her from the venue but it appears they won't be the current owners for much longer. The venue is about to be taken over by Planet Hollywood and it looks like Bill Timmins, is current President of the venue will be gone. New Chairman and CEO Robert Earl has welcomed Linda back.
"We hope to be approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission to become the new owners of the Aladdin Resort in Las Vegas as early as September 1, 2004" he said in a statement. "Upon the assumption of ownership, and with a new management team in place, we would like to offer the use of the Theater of Performing Arts to Linda Ronstadt for a second concert and further to take Michael Moore up on his offer to join her on stage to introduce her and sing a song".
About a quarter of the 4,500 people in the audience got up and left before the performance had finished, Gorgon said.
Originally posted by Indy
What would people have said had she been on stage and said something like "God bless George Bush and all that he is doing for our country and the war on terrorism?" Its ok for a celeb to say something nice about Bush but if they say anything bad about him then its a case of "they have no right to say that."
I'm talking people in general. This isn't aimed at anyone here.
Originally posted by Djarums
From a personal standpoint I have a lot of trouble listening to moral lectures coming from a group of people that don't know the difference between chicken and fish, don't find anything wrong with making regular human beings work like slaves to make sure there are no - GASP - brown M&M's in the candy bowl, and feel fine storming through lines at restaurants shouting "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM, I DEMAND A SEAT NOW". Sorry... people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
You have to admit most of these celebrities aren't in any position to lecture anyone else about human relations and the treatment of others... agreed?
Which celebrity was it who fired an assistant for looking directly at her face?