Posts tagged human-rights
(HMG Celebrity News) – “Weird Al” Yankovic was very upset with Lady Gaga, after she blew-off the pop parody master’s request to include “Perform This Way,” a send-up of her anthem “Born This Way,” on his upcoming album.
In a lengthy blog post, Yankovic explains that he was excited to shoot a video for “Perform This Way” and distribute the single officially, which would have raised money for the Human Rights Campaign.
“It has always been my personal policy to get the consent of the original artist before including my parodies on any album, so of course I will respect Gaga’s wishes,” saysMore >
Kobe Bryant was fined a whopping $100,000 for calling NBA ref Bennie Adams a f*****g f****t the other night, a penalty he plans to appeal.
While trying to get the fine reduced is standard protocol, the L.A. Lakers star says the utterance was NOT standard for him, nor should it be.
The NBA great called the president of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization, and apologized for using the gay slur last night.
Joe Solmonese said this after speaking with Bryant:
“I applaud Kobe for his swift apology. We had a very sincere conversation in which heMore >
L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant appeared to use a homophobic slur while cursing out an NBA ref last night, and a gay rights group is justifiably livid.
In the third quarter of L.A.’s matchup with the Spurs, Kobe got a technical foul. Clearly upset, he appeared to call Bennie Adams a “F**king f**got.”
The Lakers say they can’t confirm what was said, but it looks obvious. An announcer even said, “You might wanna take the cameras off of him” …
In the wake of this incident, the Human Rights Campaign called it “a disgrace for Kobe Bryant to use such horriblyMore >
While his BFF continues to express disappointment in Barack Obama, Ben Affleck also stepped into the political arena this week, testifying before the House Africa, Global Health & Human Rights Subcommittee.
The actor, who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, stated his case regarding the central African country, which is mired in violence, and why America must do more.
“If we continue to place Congo on the back burner of U.S. policy, it will come back to haunt us,” Affleck said. “The last time Congo collapsed, armies came in from across Africa and five million people died… We must learnMore >
In a break from her father’s political views, Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, has expressed her support for gay marriage.
Vocally advocating for something her dad wanted constitutionally banned, Barbara filmed an emotional PSA for the Human Rights Campaign this week.
“New York is about fairness and equality,” she says in the video (below). “Everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love.”
Barbara’s break from her father’s position is bold, but not unprecedented.
Meghan McCain, daughter of formerMore >