Jennifer Lopez to Perform at Lavish Birthday Party for Brutal Dictator
Jenny from "the block" will perform tonight at the birthday celebration of Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, leader of Turkmenistan, which Human Rights Watch has called "one of the world's most repressive countries."
J.lo is the first Western star in a long time to visit the former Soviet republic, which imprisons journalists and human rights activists.
Lopez's choreographer, J.R. Taylor, wondered where all his Turkmen Twitter followers were:
The Turkmenistan Breeze feels amazing at night Kidz! I wonder were all my Turkmenistan followers are!? Hit me up!
They probably weren't at the $2 billion Caspian Sea resort where Berdymukhamedov will celebrate his 56th birthday.
The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which completed a pipeline from Turkmenistan to China in 2009, sponsored J. Lo's tribute to the leader of a state where there's currently an "unrelenting crackdown on independent civil society activism and freedom of expression," according to HRW.
So what? Why are you bitches uptight about her making money? There is no such thing as enough money.
[quote]There is no such thing as enough money.
And, apparently, no such thing as a conscience to you.
well...except when on one's deathbed. then money becomes irrelevant, and you realize you're dying all alone and that nobody really cares about YOU.
lots of pain and regret for those suckers.
She is slime! She'll travel half way around the world for a paycheck...such a dumb ho! She's not the only celeb to perform for these fucking dictators. Don't these celebs care about human rights? Why doesn't she stop in North Korea while she's at it...SMH!!
She's done a lot worse for a lot less money.
JLo could never sing. She can dance, that's it.
I think it's pretty awful when the stars go to a lot of those countries, like Dubia. I mean, those people own slaves, how sick is that?
I know, R10. It's a good thing that there was an overthrow in Labia. They've been cunning terrists for years.
She's getting $10 million. I'd do it.
LOL R2 do you think she'll put out for him for a large sum of cash?
Let's face it. She getting older and is going to grab at anything that will insure a comfy retirement once the offers stop.
Why doesn't this dude save a lot of dough and just watch her videos on youtube? That talent-free skank can't do shit live.
"Doesn't she have enough money?"
There was a rumor that she took the AI gig because she was broke, she'd spent everything she ever earned on high living and unwise projects. And there was another rumor that she'd left Marc because of his huge tax problems, his debts would sink her if she stayed.
Every celebrity lies about their net worth, and spends whatever they've got on looking too rich to need work.
Jennifer Lopez has hundreds of millions of dollars. She doesn't do these things because she's broke. She does them because she's a greedy whore.
[quote]Doesn't she have enough money?
Greedy people can't ever get enough money.
More proof J-Ho has no soul. Good God, she's been the person you love to hate since Gigli infamously flopped. That was ten years ago.
I wish she and Madonna would both die in a grease fire.
One of JLo's homes is practically within walking distance of the Pimp Mama K abode.
Birds of a feather...
R10, how is what they do in "Dubia" any different than American corporations profiting from child labor and sweatshops? A lot of it in your closet, I'm sure.
Somebody link to the interesting thread about self-whoring stars at Cannes that eventually got into Qadaffi's son's birthday party where Enrique Iglesias was suggestively paid more than Carmen Electra. I can't find it.
R19 what the hell does Madonna have to do wih this? She would never do what Lopez is doing?
Not when she's still selling out arenas and stadiums and earning $125 million last year
Jennifer Lopez left the cement to dry on her new Hollywood Walk of Fame star and jetted off to a Caspian Sea resort in Turkmenistan to perform for leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov’s 56th birthday celebration on Saturday. AFP reports that a culture ministry confirmed J.Lo’s arrival in the Central Asian state, known mostly for its "vast gas reserves and a dismal human rights record." (Opposition activists and reporters there are frequently harassed and jailed, and Internet use is heavily restricted and censored.) Lopez is believed to be the first major Western celebrity to visit the Muslim country, and she reportedly made quite an impression, "[dancing] with half-naked backing dancers" and later donning traditional Turkmen clothing to sing "Happy birthday, Mr. President" for an "enthusiastic" crowd of government officials, ambassadors, and CEOs of state-run companies.
Earlier in the day, tweets from @JLoDancers and choreographer J.R. Taylor praised the breeze and jetskis in the resort town of Avaza, so it seems like everybody had a pretty good time. But, if Hilary Swank 2012 appearance at Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov's birthday or Mariah Carey, Usher, and Beyoncé's performances for the Qaddafis are any precedent, we won't be surprised if Jenny from the Soviet bloc(k) encounters some backlash for the trip.
[quote]Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov’s 56th birthday celebration
Christ, I hope the bakery didn't have to put the whole name on the cake.
Well, Turkmenistan can't be any worse than the South Bronx, so this will work out well for her.
Mrs. Barbara Bush
Madonna has the same lack of.talent as J-Ho, R23. She would probably sell her first-born if it meant staying famous.
I for one have never understood her appeal, except she knows how to market herself. But if you know how to market a pile of shit, you'll find some nitwit willing to buy.
Now that she's about to hit 55, she's selling a geriatric pile of shit.
Hopefully J-Ho will completely disappear before she gets that old...
Good for her, she may help break down some barriers to free expression in that country.
R28 HAS to be a parody.
JLO is now a member of the motion picture Academy.
Madonna is still waiting for her invite.
R30 actually Madonna has been a member of the motion picture Academy for years.
If you Google celebs who are members of the Academy Madonna pops up on like every list
Despite having fame from TV Oprah is too
In interviews from early 2006, Madonna made it clear that she was voting for Brokeback Mountain as Best Picture
R16 Marc is gay, and so are Ben, and that other dude who was gay and out who she was with after Ben.
[quote] If you Google celebs who are members of the Academy Madonna pops up on like every list
So why doesn't Patty Duke pop up as a member of the Academy?
R33 she might not still be a member, I know she was at one time.
"Marc is gay, and so are Ben, and that other dude who was gay and out who she was with after Ben."
R32, I haven't heard that about Marc before. Really?
[quote]Lopez's choreographer, J.R. Taylor, wondered where all his Turkmen Twitter followers were: The Turkmenistan Breeze feels amazing at night Kidz! I wonder were all my Turkmenistan followers are!? Hit me up!
What a douche.
[quote]If you Google celebs who are members of the Academy Madonna pops up on like every list
[quote]Despite having fame from TV Oprah is too
Being nominated for an Academy Award pretty much guarantees an actor will be invited to be a member of the Academy.
Anyone who's performed for Obama, Bush, Mandela, and many other 'respected' figures can be accused of the exact same thing.
If this guy will inflict a J. Lo performance on his friends and family, I can't imagine the cruelty toward his actual enemies.
The media can make anyone look respectable, just look at Trayvon Martin. Here is another example:
I read that she got paid $1.5 million, which I thought would be chump change to Ms. Lopez.
He probably invited her out of respect for her own skills. No one could match her for brutality and dictatorial behavior.
"Love the bit at the start where she shouts "Turkmenistan!" and about 3 people cheer."
Cheering is difficult when you're busy covering your moose knuckle. You see, we love and ride our camels into battle and Ms. Lopez must have been riding one onto the stage, based on the large protruding camel toe from underneath her short dress. You don't often see a lady's labia majora on display in these parts.
Did she donate the money to charity like other celebs have done when they found out they performed for a bad person?
I am beginning to think she's not very popular here.