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I’ll Watch Anything That Lionel Richie Is Involved In

Oh, hey guys. I don’t know how I missed this yesterday, but I should have totally posted it. It’s the video for We Are The World 25, a remake of the classic celebrity collaboration that was recorded to benefit Haiti. It’s a really crappy, elevator-type song but you know, it’s one of those things you have to watch once because everyone famous ever is in it. Also, it’s kind of hilarious. I laugh every single time I see Josh Groban’s face. And the parts with Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion and Wyclef are pretty lulzy as well.

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  • My husband and I were just watching this video and he made a damn good point:

    In that room alone, the combined wealth of all the celebrities is probably more than the whole country of Haiti. Why are they asking poor, jobless, average people to give all that they can when I bet they aren’t giving all they can.

    • EEEEEEXXXXXAAAAAACCCCTTTTTLLLLLYYYYYY hence why the entertainment industry is evil – fuck every greedy sucka in that room.

      • and lets not leave out the athletes shucking the same shit, the Clintons, the bushes and the like.

        When the nieces flashed the donation boxes, stated “I dont donate cash” I dont trust charities flat out. I will give to the red cross and salvation army. Thats it.

        I will donate time, good (food n water, baby clothes) but i feel let the slags (stars who make a kajillion bucks do there part!!!) and they get better tax breaks

  • Good point re: the wealth of the singers.

    Also, the vocoder parts are sooooooo awful. I guess they needed those dudes to perform so they could appeal to all markets, notwithstanding that they can’t sing.

  • omg. i can’t stop laughing that this. the mj/janet cross over looked so ridiculous. and barbara streisand with her headphones omg, this is freakin great.

  • This was awful. Really. None of those people sounded good together. Also?

    WTF was Vince Friggin’ Vaughn there?!

  • The whole thing sucked from start to finish. We were really disapointed with it. I cringed throughout the whole song. Even American Idol rejects sound way better than this garbage.

  • I hated it from start to finish. It made me tear up the mental check I had considered sending to the Red Cross and flush it right down the imaginary commode.

  • That was f-ing awesome! Wow, that took my ass back to third grade in a very small, Southern, completely white, and very country elementary school. The school guidance counselor took a We Are The World single record and a record player to every single classroom and made us all sit in a circle, hold hands, and sing along with typewritten, photocopied lyrics! Damn, damn, damn. I am getting so f-ing old. Record players, typewriters…I am pretty much ancient.

    To show how little race relations have changed in 25 years, some parents actually rioted at the school for forcing their children to listen to “black music”. The local news was at my elementary to cover the “protests” and lend their support to “save the children from dark influences”. My parents weren’t involved in the protests, but my dad took the opportunity to let me know he would kill me and any nigger who was stupid enough to try and date me when I was older. I was 9. I said okay. Basically, most of America is still fucked up in regards to race relations, stereotypes, and just plain ignorance.

    Loved this version. Who was the white woman with blond, chin length hair? Loved her. Also, who was the older black gentleman that was basically yodeling? What was up with that?

    • Oops, I didn’t mean to post as anonymous. Anonymous posters really irritate me. Just take 30 seconds and type in a damn name! Any name will do.

      • Much better, cunt sucker.

        Please, please, please. Eat shit and die a slow horrible death. Do the world a favor. Please kill yourself. And, no, I’m not joking. I really want you to kill yourself. And make sure you stream live an the web so I can watch you shit and piss yourself as you slip into oblivion. I swear I’m not kidding. I’m sure your momma asks herself EVERYDAY why she didn’t abort your sorry ass. I know If I was your mom, I would ask myself that.

        Whew, glad I got that off of my chest.

      • I’m sure Lisa has one, but I’m thinking that it is not her entire being. If that were the case, it would be hard for her to type and shit.

  • I don’t want to be rude,cause what happened to Haiti is really bad,but where were these big stars when half of europe was under water?At least 4-6 countrys were involved,so many people lost their homes,some people even died,where was this big help each other,let’s start giving thing then?

    And of course Holly had a great point,all these celebs from the video should not sing,just give,they have so much money,but asking average families to give,great idea folks…

    • I don’t get why people think if you have money it is your RESPONSIBILITY to save the world. Why is that? I bet everyone of those celebs gave a shitload of money to Haiti. The world has billions and billions of people. Why do some people EXPECT a small handful of people to shoulder the weight of the world? It just makes no sense to me. In fact, it just defies logic and reason.

      The whole point of the first and second We Are The World is that if you buy a great song that you would have probably bought anyway, every proceed will go to a cause. The first WATW went to hunger in Africa (I believe) the second is going to Haiti. Don’t buy the damn song if you are so irked that a handful of talented people are asking you spend under 5 bucks for a piece of entertainment. Gosh damn.

      I truly do believe that no good deed goes unpunished. Not in today’s f-ed up world of “what’s in it for me”. Sad, but true.

      • Yeah, I know it is really lame ass. For whatever reason, I can’t bring myself to say G damn. I can say any other curse word, but not that one. One of my favorite songs is She’s So Cold by the Rolling Stones. I lip sync along better than Ashlee Simpson when I play that song, but I can’t even bring myself to lip sync the line, “She’s so beautiful, so G-damn beautiful, but stone, stone cold.” That’s so gosh damn lame, isn’t it?

      • I do have a potty mouth. But, only in a very private way. In the 9 years my daughter has been alive, I’ve only said “oh shit!” once in front of her when she was about 4. A huge banana spider descended from my car visor unto my lap and scared the bejesus out of me. That is the only time I’ve ever cursed in front of her. Also, I never curse at work. So, basically, I’m a closet curser.

        Anywhoo. Why are you such an asshole? I really can’t stand people like you. Not that you would care in the slightest, but I just wanted to share with you. Asshole.

      • You must be a great mom, Lisa. I wish my mom had been more like you, instead of the drug addicted traveling carnival whore that she was. I won’t taunt you anymore, that’s for sure.

    • Seriously, who was he? And the white lady with straight, blond chin-length hair. Anyone know?

      Totally off the subject, but I’m just sitting here watching the Olympics. America rocks!! As of right now, we lead with 4 medals!! S. Korea follows with 2. So proud of my fellow countrymen.

  • Well it wasn’t stupendous. Of course the first one wasn’t either. I kind of liked how they Nat King Coled Michael Jackson in. Tony Bennett was a nice touch, I like Mr. Bennett. I did miss some people from the first one, like Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers and Cyndi Lauper. I suppose none of those people are relevant anymore. But I was glad that Bob Dylan wasn’t in it. Unless he was at the end. I stopped watching before it was completely done. The pseudorap did me in.

    • Thanks, Wendie. I still can’t figure out the two people I was questioning.

      On another note, is Mommytopia still running? I miss your posts. Also, dying to see pics of your new house. That is if you post them; I understand wanting to keep some things private.

      • Yep. It’s been a big time of transition between moving and having a new site designed. I’ll be back writing in about a week. No idea when the new design will be finished. xo

      • Lisa – you are online. Google it for pete’s sake. Stop asking over and over. The blonde woman is some random country singer and the fellow you are referring to is Wycelf Jean, a talented memeber of The Fugees – you may not have heard of them. Might want to check out some music outside of your local country station.

    • Not the first time in my life. At least this time I won’t have to move, unlist my home phone number, and change my cell phone. What a relief….do know what a pain it is to give everyone your new cell number?

      • No, because nobody’s ever asked for Douches phone number. Of course, I’m not counting the pay by the minute gay sex lines.

  • I got through the video up to the rap. Sheesh!!! What a piece of crap. Send the money they used for studio time auto tuning the shit out of everyone. Send me back to the pre2000’s when you could either sing or not sing. I am sick to death of all the auto tuning (on EVERYONE). It is almost completely unlistable at this point. I can pick it out even at it’s most subtle use and it’s painful.

    • Oh yeah one more thing… I saw the video at Hulu, The running time there is almost 15 minutes. The last 7 minutes of the video are credits!!! What a POS!!!

  • Look,the hole reson everyone (countries) is trying to helphaitti is not because they care,but because it’s a poor,destroyed country.want to no wat wealth can do to a destroyed can do anything.USA or another country will take over it, and call it their own little state just like hawii.then 20 years later they will put in textbooks some kind of bullshit like”they gave the country to us couse they needed ourpeotection.thenwats next u ask?the deminican republic.same story in the books.then to the rest of the Antilles. from their they extend to parts of Europe and Asia.then to austalia then BOOM! The new Great Britan and a new revolution or some shit.