Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Madonna: No Malawi Concert, Perez Hilton Gets It Wrong


Perez Hilton isn’t exactly known for his accurate reporting. Maybe his advertisers should start realizing this.

Anyway, Hilton announced on his site that Madonna was planning a Live Aid like concert for Malawi in September. Hundreds of websites picked this up, and now Madonna’s concert is all over the web.

Only problem: it’s not true. Perez was punk’d, or whatever. Fooled.

On the Raising Malawi website, they’ve posted a notice clearly stating that reports of a concert are FALSE.

For one thing, it’s unlikely Madonna’s planning a gigantic worldwide event in two months. She’s in the middle of shooting her movie, “W.E.”–her take on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. For better or worse, she’ll be out of pocket for many months.

For another: rock stars would probably not do a big free show for Malawi, just one African country. Or for Raising Malawi, a not for profit organization that’s a front for Madonna’s Kabbalah Centre. Raising Malawi, as seen through tax documents, is tied to the Kabbalah Center in many ways. Just follow the little red string.

As for Perez, this is what’s wrong with the internet: inaccurate posts, not corrected, become some kind of ‘truth’ that can’t be expunged. They create massive web garbage that can’t be erased later. Readers beware.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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