Sunday, June 08, 2014

Blind Items Revealed - Kindness

April 11, 2014

#1 - This former A+ list entertainer(singer) who will always be A list especially by bartenders and people who think they can play piano gave away about $5M last year to schools and programs to benefit music programs.

Billy Joel

34 comments:

sugarbread maker said...

Awww.

Seven of Eleven said...

He didn't start the fire!

derek harvey said...

Is his daughter still trying to hook-up with Caroline Manzos boys? lol

TalksTooMuch said...

I love Billy Joel!

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Donnie Darko got this!

derek harvey said...

Yeah so uh I love the movie Donnie Darko lol

sandybrook said...

If hes giving the money to NYC schools that's great because most schools there have cut back on their musical programs and courses due to lack of money in the budget.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

No way, Derek. That was all Caroline's creeper fantasy.

Tongue N. Cheek said...

I'm glad to hear that he is giving back-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack.....

derek harvey said...

I haven't seen RHONJ in forever. It was never my fav. I did like watching that bratty Ashley girl fight with her mom 24/7 though...

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

I only watch for Milania's verbal abuse. She can offend 4 ethnicities while ordering chicken nuggets.

derek harvey said...

haha yeah Millania is cute

Count Jerkula said...

If I knew he was giving the proceeds of his May MSG concert to a cat sanctuary, I would have gone in June.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Cute? Milania is the goddamn devil.

fancyscreenname said...

@tongue

Tehehehe

Urno Talbot said...

it's great they do this but it also is a tax incentive for anyone making this kind of huge cash. Billy Joel is one who always gave back, unlike so many others.

Sarah said...

The schools everywhere have.

Sarah said...

Yeah we get it. You love pussy

Gayeld said...

+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Tongue N. Cheek said...

Thank you, thank you....:)

Sherry said...

So do I Derek. Long story but that movie made me quit Blockbuster.

Sherry said...

Oh man TNC that was bloody awesome. The Opster wants to know why I'm chuckling over here.

Its just U said...

That's very cool of him.

Sherry said...

How appropriate watch Mr Holland's Opus right now and he just got cut due to funding and no money for the arts.

Seriously it's a tragic shame. Music, art, drama so important. While we all gather here to bullshit we've sort of all forgotten our common love is movies and tv and most here have wonderful taste in music too.

Kudos to Mr. Joel for keeping music alive.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

You can call him a "B"
Even sneer about "C"
But he's always A++ to me

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

And frankly, I'm ashamed at all of you for not beating me to that.

TalksTooMuch said...

I'm sorry I disappointed you, JAS. It's this New Age Music, makes my head all funny

Topper Madison said...

"FORMER" A+??? On Neptune, maybe. Shit. If selling out Madison Square Garden once a month INDEFINITELY doesn't cut it, just what the hell does one have to do these days to be A+?

Apparently, today is my day to complain about the rating system. I'll ease up tomorrow, I promise, but dagnabbit, Billy Joel is the epitome of Living Legend and he's selling more records now than he ever has.

sandybrook said...

Paul McCartney is former A+ around here too. Yet Channing Potatotum is A+ for movies and his BFF Jonah Hill unfortunately is an A

Alita said...

We all have days like that, Topper. Just ride it out - revel in the fury and righteous indignation, and come to a place of calm acceptance.

Too right Sandybrook - McCartney former A+, my rosy cheeked bottom.

lutefisk said...

Former A+ should NEVER be used in the same universe as Paul McCartney. Billy Joel not only gives his money, but his personal time also. He is always cleaning up the local beaches around where I live. He is extremely generous and will always be A+.

Susan said...

Former - A-plus??!!?!?! Oh, come on Enties. You're joking, right.

Billy Joel is and always will be A-plus.

And sidenote, his XM station is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much more enjoyable than Springsteen's. Sorry, Bruce.

Kills my music teacher soul that music is being cut from so many schools.

We're going to see Billy Joel play in Philly this August. Yay!

RowdyRodimus said...

I have always said if I ever get rich, I'm going to give away a lot of money to charity. If I can give about $150 a month to charities when I get about $700, consider what I'd do with multi millions lol

I love hearing stuff like this about celebs. He gets a lot of flack because of his drinking but he's more than redeemed himself based on the good he's done.

Fiona said...

Generally speaking M = a thousand and MM = a million (a thousand thousand). So when I see Enty talking about Justin Bieber giving away $2M and Billy Joel giving away $5M I think $2,000 and $5,000, not $2 million and $5 million.