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Is Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton as big of a deal to people in Ireland as to Americans?
In short, yes, says Dublin-born rocker Lesley Roy.
The Irish pop singer performed inside The Mines for 97 BHT’s Listener Appreciation Party on Saturday. Despite hailing from a country with a woman president for the past 18 years, Roy believes this election is significant, regardless of the candidates’ genders.
“It means a lot to the rest of the world who’s gonna take over,” Roy remarked. “It’s gonna be intense no matter what, female or male.”
The Republic of Ireland elected its first woman head of state in 1990 with Mary Robinson. In 1997, Mary McAleese succeeded her. McAleese won a seven-year term without contention in 2004.
Now Roy calls New York home – and she appreciates the big city amenities.
“I come from such a small town. (Even the smell) is fine, I really don’t mind it.”
In addition to the lovely street scents and swagger on the corner – it seems as if Roy picked up on another New York staple – b-s-ing. MTV’s The Hills has already featured three of the 21 year-old’s tracks from her new LP, Unbeautiful, including the title track. I inquired as to if she watched The Hills – and she followed up “When my songs are on,” with “I do watch it – I follow Lauren (Conrad) and Heidi (Montag) and I do watch it…”
But the act didn’t last long before Roy’s face turned red and she flashed an embarrassed look to Jive Records Promotions Rep Joe Daddio.
“I’m in a lot of trouble right now,” a laughing Roy said.
Don’t worry Lesley – I haven’t caught much of Season 4 either. Then again, I never pretended to.
THE JUICE NO LONGER LOOSE
Talk about the Karma Train slamming on the breaks. A jury found O.J. Simpson guilty on 12 criminal counts – including kidnapping, armed robbery, and burglary. Simpson faces live in prison.
Most intriguing is the timing – the jury reached its verdict exactly 13 years to the day after a different jury of his peers acquitted Orenthal James Simpson on murder charges stemming from the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
The guilty verdict emanates from a Las Vegas hotel room encounter-gone-bad – involving a couple of other men, “stolen” collectibles, and handguns.
Simpson will be sentenced in a few months. He faces life in jail.
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10.09.08 : Akon f. Lil Wayne - I'm So Paid
E and R Entertainment Presents "Halloween Massacre" on October 29th at The Wachovia Arena In Wilkes-Barre
WILKES-BARRE - E & R Entertainment Presents "Halloween Massacre" featuring Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Maino and other special guests live in concert at Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $37.50, $57.50, $77.50, $102.50 and $152.50, will go on sale Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m. at the Wachovia Arena Box Office via the lottery system, online at www.ticketmaster.com , charge by phone at (570) 693-4100, or any ticketmaster outlet including select Gallery of Sound or Boscov's locations.
Unquestionably, Cash Money/Universal Motown Records recording artist Lil Wayne will go down in history as the best rapper of his generation. Indeed he may go down as one of the best artists in hip-hop period. One look at Lil Wayne's impeccable track record will convince even the most ardent skeptic that the New Orleans born lyricist is a strong contender for the crown of "Greatest of All Times."
In the span of his 13-year career, Lil Wayne has sold over six million units, including his magnum opus, The Carter II (2005) which sold over 2.5 million units. He has been featured on numerous high profile singles including Fat Joe's Grammy nominated single "Make It Rain," and in the past two years, Lil Wayne has recorded over 1,000 songs and freestyles. According to MTV, Lil Wayne has released more music in the last two years than the legendary Tupac Shakur.
GQ Magazine named Lil Wayne as its "Man Of The Year" for 2007. Rolling Stone Magazine tagged him as "Best MC of 2008" while Blender Magazine (2008) named him the "Best Rock Star Alive." So it should come as no surprise that his latest solo outing finds the hip-hop super star at the top of his game. With Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne proves to the world why he is indeed considered "the best rapper alive" and one of the great recording artists of his generation.
Scranton once again came to the national forefront on Saturday night during a skit on NBC’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. While playing the role of Senator Joe Biden during a Vice Presidential Debate Skit, actor JASON SUDEIKIS called Scranton “a genetic cest pool” and “the absolute worst place on Earth.” The 40 second rant ended with “Wilmington, DE is not that much better.” (About 5 minutes in)
10.06.08 : Brandy - Right Here (Departed)
Brandy on working with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and the song's relation to her personal life, including the 2006 car crash that she was involved in.
Brandy talks about Kim Kardashian and Dancing With The Stars
Brandy's new CD, Human, drops Nov. 11.
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