While other Muslim countries cancelled festivities out of sympathy with Gaza, Junior Qaddafi was shaking his groove thing on St. Bart's. (Those Qaddafis sure are something, aren't they? Party boy can be seen at right. The hot and haraam Ms. Carey can be seen below.)
U.S. diva Mariah Carey reportedly scooped up a whooping $1 million to perform only four songs at a lavish New Year's Eve bash in the Caribbean thrown by the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, press reports said Monday.
As several Middle East countries cancelled New Year celebrations in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza under attack by Israel, Saif Gaddafi, 36, held an intimate bash on the Caribbean island of St. Barts, where Carey was vacationing with husband Nick Cannon, British tabloid The Sun reported.
The songstress was paid to sing a set of four classic tracks at the island's Nikki Beach Club where U.S. producer Timbaland and rapper Jay-Z also performed as part of the event.
"They all had a great time," a guest was quoted by the paper as saying.
Meanwhile, in the Middle East several concerts and shows were cancelled as Israel began a deadly assault on Gaza just four days before New Year's Eve.
As the death toll of just days of bombings climbed a somber mood dominated the area, events scheduled to take place in Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the UAE emirate of Dubai were all cancelled or replaced with low key celebrations.
The comments are worth the price of admission. Here's a sampler:
"If I had a million to waste, I would buy more rokets for Hamas. The key is more and better rokets to kill Jews form greater distance... then they will know our pain!"