Hopefully Jennifer Lopez made enough money performing for
Turkmenistan's dictator to buy her way out of this PR nightmare. When news
broke that JLO sang "Happy Birthday Mr. President" to the leader of one of the
most oppressive government regimes on the planet, Jenny had to explain what she
was doin' in the Eastern Bloc. Her team sent out a statement claiming the star
had "no knowledge" of any human rights violations of any kind. Also,
apparently, no internet connection.
Paula Deen's publisher has joined the corporate exodus in
the wake of the TV Chef's racial slur scandal. Ballantine has cancelled her
upcoming book "'Paula
Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up." Even though it's
already #1 on Amazon, making the title "All lightened up" suddenly ironic.