Sunday, July 15, 2007
After performing at Live Earth, Joss Stone demanded that her limo be kept running - to keep it warm:
Sultry R’n'B star Joss Stone was left red-faced this week after it emerged she had asked staff to keep her car engine running while she did interviews at Live Earth Johannesburg ...
Devon-born Stone was so chilly she allegedly asked her driver to keep the engine of her Mercedes bio-diesel limo running so the car stayed warm. It was quite a different story on the star’s Myspace page, where she told fans: “We don’t have to completely change how we live, we just have to be more thoughtful - simple things like turning off the lights when you leave a room, not leaving the tap running, recycling your rubbish, and, hey, if you’ve got a spare couple minutes, go plant a tree.”
As John Martin notes:
Live Earth literally reeked of hypocrisy.
It also reeked of failure:
NBC’s concert-highlights show Saturday night drew only 2.75 million—which means more Americans watched Peru and Argentina play soccer on Spanish-language Univision.