Monday, April 15, 2019

Blind Item #13

They still let the aging permanent A- list singer into the country to perform, BUT there was finally at least a discussion which would never have happened before, about barring him because of his history of statutory rape. The deciding factor to let him in was there had never been any criminal proceeding initiated by any victim. 

28 comments:

sandybrook said...

Cliff Richard?

Tricia13 said...

Gotta be someone at Coachella.... Is Robert Plant singing?

sandybrook said...

Plant lives in Texas not him and I think he did something at Coachella.

Valerie said...

Tom Jones?

Lucky13 said...

I thought Robert Plant lived in the Midlands, since he helps out youngsters getting into music where he was born?

Besides, the blind doesn't say foreign born, so I'm assuming an American singer in a foreign country.

Sd Auntie said...

What are the allegations against RP @Tricia. I knew about JP... but not Robert😥

sandybrook said...

maybe he broke up with the girl he had when in Austin and went back.

Sd Auntie said...

My guess is J Balvin or Kid Cudi. I think

Sd Auntie said...

Missed the aging reference. The lineup is pathetic and did not see Robert Plant listed.

Amartel said...

Not Robert Plant. Jeez.
What about Pete Townshend, though? The proceedings against him were initiated by the government (not a victim) because they found his credit card was used to access online pron and put him on the sex offenders registry for 5 years. That was a while ago so he's no longer on the list. Always felt that he may have gotten a bad rap on that.

Lyss16 said...

Iggy pop. Performed in Australia this weekend.

Brayson87 said...

Yeah I'm not feeling the U.S. on this one, they generally don't seem to give a sh!t about the criminal past of celebrities.

Me Again said...

I actually know that Robert Plant is no longer with Patty Griffin. She lives in TX. They broke up awhile ago. Don't think it is him. Plus He is not A- anything. He is A+. A legend. And a really nice down to earth guy.

hothotheat said...

Tell that to John Lennon.

JL said...

Morrissey postponed Canadian tour

Brayson87 said...

@hothot, Nope, wrong. Nixon just wanted Lennon out because he was a f*cking hippie ;)

"But FBI files show that the Nixon administration wanted Lennon, along with his anti-war activism and influence over young voters, out of the country."

""I always had a feeling that the government must have a program to exercise some discretion," Wildes said.

Asked why he had that feeling, Wildes said it was "because there were rumors of certain guys who were — had critical criminal backgrounds and bad immigration histories and seemed to be still around."

Those guys probably benefited from what's now known as "prosecutorial discretion." It's based mainly on the premise that the federal government doesn't have enough resources to deport all of the immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

https://www.npr.org/2016/08/23/490957803/john-lennons-deportation-fight-paved-way-to-obamas-deferred-action-policy

AuntBee said...

I’m going with Tom Jones on this one. He’s touring the US this month and next. That and previous blinds.

Do Tell said...

Lennon had a drug conviction in England, and did not yet have a green card, which gave Nixon legal grounds to go after him. Obviously, it was paranoia and vindictiveness driven, as well as Lennon's antiwar activities and associations with/efforts on behalf of certain elements that were not on good terms with the FBI, but it wasn't "just because John was a hippie."

Anomalocaris said...

Amy Winehouse wasn't let into the States for the 2007 festival circuit because of her drug charges. Major bummer. The US has been strict for years about these things.

Paul Saint John said...

Lennon was a POS.

never could be any other way said...

lennon wasn't a piece of shit, people get fucking hard-ons exclaiming it, like they're a saint or something

lennon hit his wife cynthia ONCE during an argument. she goaded him to. it's written in HER BOOK

he ran off with yoko and abandoned his son julian, which is wrong. but in the end - he was REMORSEFUL about it. yoko was the one who continually convinced him NOT to return to england and have a relationship with his ex wife and son

he was a HUMAN who made mistakes. you fucking idiots.

orangesoda said...

Lennon actually WAS a piece of shit, so you should get your head out of your ass because you glamorize the beatles.
I know someone that toured with them that saw him hit his first wife MULTIPLE times.

gauloise said...

maybe lennon was a normal human who was both a POS and a talented, loving guy, depending on the day

longtimereader said...

Wasn't Lennon an asshole in his coked up LA 70's years? that drug does bring out the wanker in people.

Lyss16 said...

So no one agreed with my Iggy Pop guess? Lol

Guesser said...

Actually @ Lyss 16, I think the Iggy guess is good because it sounds like someone who everyone knows had very young groupies,even admitting it. Plus the others are A list,at least. On a sidenote,autocorrect changed your screen name to My ass!😂

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amanda_jf said...

Tom Jones was accused when touring South Africa decades ago.

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