- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
- U.N. rights chief: Flight MH17 downing possible war crime
- Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, mostly children
Cee Lo on Oprah, Charles Barkley
Question of the Day
CINCINNATI (AP) - Nothing like a mega-hit to keep you busy.
Cee Lo Green, who flew back to Los Angeles this week to re-do “Forget You” as a benefit song for the nation’s volunteer firefighters, will return to Europe next week to resume a concert tour and then will tour this summer with Rihanna.
Fresh off his feather-bedecked Grammy Awards performance with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jim Henson puppets, Cee Lo also is part of the upcoming NBC music reality show “The Voice,” among other projects. He appeared in the recent Points of Light volunteer service gala attended by the four living former presidents, singing with Sam Moore of the classic Sam & Dave duo.
Before heading into the studio to record “Thank You” for Procter & Gamble Co.’s Duracell batteries’ firefighters campaign, the Atlanta-born singer-songwriter gave some quick comments on his popular “Gnarls Barkley” duo _ so dubbed as a parody of famous people’s names_ and his penchant for dressing up in outrageous costumes. Some excerpts:
Green: No, I called him ‘Uncle Sam’ as a tribute … I get asked that on Al Green. It kind of became a joke with my friends. (He’s not. His birth name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway.)
A: Oprah Winfrey. I’m going to do her show for the first time. Hopefully, it will be the start of a friendship.
Q: What’s the wildest or favorite costume you’ve dressed up in?
A: The most notable is going to be the Grammy show. That was an homage to Elton John’s 1977 performance of “Crocodile Rock” on The Muppet Show.
Q: Who’s your favorite Muppet?
A: Animal! (laughing).
Q: What’s your favorite reality TV show?
A: To be totally honest, I’m not really much of a fan of reality TV. I don’t really have one; I wish I did.
Q: Did you ever hear from Charles Barkley about the name?
TWT Video Picks
By Scott Pinsker
- Illegal immigrants demand representation in White House meetings
- Hillary Clinton: Forget Obama, George W. Bush made her 'proud to be an American'
- D.C. police chief orders officers not to arrest legal gun owners carrying weapons in public
- Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state
- Babson College, BYU win top spots in Money magazine's college rankings
- CURL: Obama, staffers not even pretending any more
- Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes back against cover-up
- D.C. seeks stay in order striking down ban on handguns in public
- DeSean Jackson working on offensive cohesiveness with Redskins teammates
- Ohio sheriff sends bill to Mexico for cost of jailing illegals
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq