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Beyonce Knowles, Mariah Carey, Usher and 50 Cent are among the entertainers being pressured to return money they have been paid for performing for Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and his family, according to Rolling Stone.

1 Beyonce Knowles, Mariah Carey, Usher and 50 Cent are among the entertainers being pressured to return money they have been paid for performing for Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and his family, according to Rolling Stone. Carey, for instance, was reportedly paid $1 million to perform for Qaddafi’s son at a New Year’s Eve party in 2008. “If it were me, it would go to charity,” Buck Williams, agent for R.E.M. and Widespread Panic, says. Nelly Furtado is already a step ahead of him, posting on Twitter, “In 2007, I received [$1 million] from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45-minute show for guests at a hotel in Italy. I am going to donate the [money].”

2 Gwyneth Paltrow has made waves with her singing in “Country Strong,” on “Glee” and at both the Grammys and Oscars. So naturally the next question is: When will she sign a record deal? It may be soon, Paltrow admits. “We’re talking about it now,” she tells Access Hollywood. Paltrow also admits the Oscars were her most nerve-wracking per­formance. “The Grammys [were] so much fun,” she says. “This is very serious. I'm like, ‘Geez, it’s a serious song and I’m by myself up there.’”

 
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