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Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 01:33 pm

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.

Posted by Tim B. on 07/15/2007 at 12:20 PM
    1. “Joss Stone” sounds like a very appropriate name for a rock star. I’m sure she’s a nice person and all, but this is yet another example why the Glowball Warming Belief System cannot be taken seriously.

      Posted by Observer on 2007 07 15 at 12:33 PM • permalink


    1. “Do as I say, not as I do.”

      Posted by Dr Alice on 2007 07 15 at 12:38 PM • permalink


    1. Well, her limo is bio-diesel, and she is she.  Rather than red-faced with embarrassment, she would probably be open-mouthed with astonishment that people expect global warming sacrifice to apply to her as well.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 15 at 12:40 PM • permalink


    1. Let’s see. Began the rise to fame at 17, currently 20, earns way too much money, spoiled, delusional with regards to her own significance, feels that fame = responsibility to speak out, high school education?  I don’t know folks, she seems as qualified to dictate life style changes to us as any other brain-dead celebrity. Why single her out? Just lump her in with all of the other hypocritical jackasses.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 07 15 at 12:50 PM • permalink


    1. Live Earth was a well of hypocrisy, and global warming is still a load of fetid dingo’s kidneys, but I can’t be too hard on Joss.  Eco-nonsense aside, Joss Stone can out-soul Aretha Franklin in a head-to-head matchup.  As far as I care, she can run her bio-diesel all she wants if she promises to keep singing like this.

      Posted by Baby M on 2007 07 15 at 12:57 PM • permalink


    1. “We don’t have to completely change how we live,

      … meaning “I don’t have to change my lifestyle, I’m important, but you schleps need to, right now”.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 15 at 01:24 PM • permalink


    1. I love this quote from the “reeked of failure” link above:

      If the world gets lucky, historians will someday look back and say that Live Earth was the beginning of the decline of both global warming fever and Gore’s influence as the purveyor-in-chief of exaggerated climate catastrophes—“Peak Al,” if you will.

      Posted by kcom on 2007 07 15 at 01:29 PM • permalink


    1. 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.

      Watching the games Americans won’t watch!

      Posted by mojo on 2007 07 15 at 02:03 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t care.  I just… don’t care.  Not only is Joss Stone an unbelievably talented singer, but she is also on my top ten most gorgeous women in the universe list.  So, I don’t care.

      Of course, it was thinking like that which lead to my first marriage… and divorce.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 07 15 at 03:03 PM • permalink


    1. Bless you Hucbald for having the courage to say what many of us here only dared to think.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 07 15 at 05:24 PM • permalink


    1. Hucbald, so long as you don’t base your decisions solely on Joss’s comments, feel free not to care.  There are a number of performers whose politics I loathe, but still listen to.

      Although, in a few cases of obviously crass commercialism disguised as anti-war fervor, it will a cold day in hell before I buy another of their albums.  So, hopefully, my CD collection remains intact….

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 15 at 08:08 PM • permalink


    1. Well it did manage to broadcast the largest number of streams online.

      Posted by bongo on 2007 07 15 at 08:17 PM • permalink


    1. Keepin’ it real … warm!

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 15 at 09:02 PM • permalink


    1. From bongo’s link:

      The Live Earth global pop concerts on Saturday broke a record for an online entertainment show by generating more than 9 million Internet streams, Microsoft Corp. Web portal MSN said.

      <snippy snip snip>

      An Internet stream is when a person watches on a computer. People can stream an event more than once—by switching it on and off—so 9 million streams does not necessarily mean 9 million people watching, MSN said.

      One possible scenario is that a bunch of people were turning the stream off at the start of the global warming preaching, and back on again to see if the musicians were playing….or not.

      Just a thought.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 15 at 09:53 PM • permalink


    1. I like how NBC took it in the shorts. Their parent, GE, is lobbying the government to mandate that you buy their green lightbulbs. Thanks, Immelt, but I think I can make my own call on what lightbulb to buy.

      And might GE’s “ecomagination” someday bite them in the ass once airlines get banned by the econazis?

      Posted by Tommy Shanks on 2007 07 15 at 11:58 PM • permalink


    1. #11 The Dixie blood-on-their-cash-filled-fingers Chicks come to mind…

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 07 16 at 01:13 AM • permalink


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