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The big Black Eyed Peas show in Central Park has been cancelled, thanks to rain and thunderstorms. By all accounts on Twitter, it’s been a disaster of 50,000 people waiting around in pouring rain for someone to pull the plug. Shades of Diana Ross, on July 21, 1983. Ross wound up coming back, doing a show, and donating a playground. This Peas show was for the Robin Hood Foundation, a group that gives away $100 million a year from extremely wealthy backers. They also pay about $10 million in salaries according to their Form 990 tax filing. It’s an odd organization because they do good deeds but hate the press and are extremely exclusive about their events. Anyway, tonight was a bust but it doesn’t matter to the Foundation. You see, the Black Eyed Peas already played for their big heavy hitters at the Apollo Theater a couple of nights ago. Oh yes. It all worked out where it mattered. Maybe they’ll reschedule this show.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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