Under the spotlight
Swank's transgression pales in comparison with the firestorm that surrounded revelations about the celebrity hirings made by the late, deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and his sons.
Among the big-name performers who had been hired to either make appearances or perform for the Gadhafis in recent years have been Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Usher, Mariah Carey, Nelly Furtado, Lionel Richie and Lindsay Lohan.
Those performances became widely known recently when WikiLeaks released Libya-related State Department documents.
Public outcry during the rebellion against the Gadhafi regime led several of the red-faced entertainers to apologize and pledge that they would donate the equivalent of what they were paid to charity.
This much is certain: The Gadhafis were willing to spend a lot for their A-List entertainment. Furtado and Mariah Carey each netted $1 million, Beyoncé took home $2 million, and Richie said "Hello" to a cool $5 million.
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They would have to give me an offer I can't refuse to bother spending time to go see or listen to those money hoarders. Turdy herdy hoardies.
$20,000-$40,000 to have Snookie make an appearance....WHY??? She is WORTHLESS!!!
Beyonce 2 million. Just get a $200 hooker to wear a glitter dress and call it even.
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