Welcome to the 525th consecutive day of life in the High 5:
DONATE THE DOUGH?: I just want it known ahead of time that my generation gap will be showing with this comment. I have never heard a Nelly Furtado song, at least knowingly — but I now admire her greatly. It seems a few years ago she received $1 million from Libyan nutball Muammar el-Qaddafi for a private concert for members of his family, but is now giving that money to charity in light of what is currently going on in Libya. Now if the rest of the blue-chip elite who performed similar shows would follow suit it would look a lot better on their resume sheets. Members of the music industry are calling on Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Usher and 50 Cent to also donate to charity the money they had made by performing private gigs for family members of the Libyan dictator. So far none of them — except Furtado — have commented. Furtado said that she played a show for the Qaddafi family four years ago– and now she’s going to give the money to (a yet-unnamed) charity. “In 2007, I received $1 million from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45-minute show for guests at a hotel in Italy,” she Tweeted. “I am going to donate the $.” OK, Beyonce, Mariah, Usher and 50 Cent … let’s join her and give back the blood money.
FOUND ON FACEBOOK: “My children really need to go back to school! My teeth and jaw hurt from clenching them so much.”
UNDERRATED: Girl Scout cookies.
BIRTHDAY BANTER: I’m sure there are some who felt Jessica Simpson was the original Daisy Duke …
– Pro wrestler Booker T is 46. (Anyone know of his whereabouts?)
– Actress Catherine Bach is 57. (She’s the real Daisy Duke.)
– Singer Roger Daltrey is 67. (The front man for The Who is still rockin’.)
– Actor Robert Conrad is 76. (He was James. T. West on The Wild, Wild West.)