Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Princesses and Princes of Darkness in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Disney presented images of Maddy, its first Black princess (pictured above). She’s bootylicious.
• Supermodel Naomi Campbell started her first day of community service on Monday. She announced plans to auction off the jeans and boots worn during the event, with proceeds benefiting the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Although you’d think folks might be more interested in snagging the broom and toilet brush she’ll be using.
• Procter & Gamble received a $19.25 million jury award in the trial against former Amway distributors charged with spreading rumors tying P&G to Satanism. That’s a hell of a win.
• The U.S. National Slavery Museum is being urged by an anti-smoking group to return a donation from Big Tobacco’s Philip Morris USA. “This is indeed a laudable goal, but by taking receipt of this donation, the museum is joining forces with a company that continues to target children for another form of slavery,” wrote the president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “We’re happy that Philip Morris was progressive enough and stepped up to the plate and donated,” said a museum official. “We hope other corporations will follow suit.” Look for a contribution from a malt liquor producer soon.