Arts Roundup: Credit Where It’s Due Edition
Arnold Schwarzenegger, watch out: There's a new entertainer with political aspirations. Wyclef Jean is running for president of Haiti. Despite having recently claimed to have no political intentions, the recording artist–who first found fame with the Fugees–is planning to parlay his recent earthquake-relief charity work into a presidential run in his native country. Hmm, wonder if voters will turn a blind eye to the misappropriation of funds to Jean's mistress.
Wale, you're giving WaPo a shout-out but not us? In a new song called "The Soup," the rapper has a line that goes like this: "I am not no homophobe/ good thing I don't read the Post." C'mon, dude, at least give credit where credit is due. I guess "City Paper" doesn't quite make for the near-rhyme with "homophobe" that "Post" does.
Friday can never come soon enough–especially when you've got tickets to tomorrow's Arcade Fire show at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Good thing you can see their concert tonight, too. Terry Gilliam, director of 12 Monkeys, will be directing the live webcast of tonight's concert at Madison Square Garden. The show starts at 10 p.m., with a pre-show at 9:30.
Cat fight at that cattiest of shows, The View! Michaele Salahi, Real Housewife and White House gate crasher, is accusing Whoopi Goldberg of hitting her following her appearance yesterday on the show. Something tells me that this accusation–abutting tonight's premiere of "Real Housewives of D.C."–is yet another publicity stunt. Nevertheless, I think I'm going to have to tune in–the opportunity to mock a group of vapid women who "live" in city that bears no resemblance to my own reality is just too delicious.