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FRED
11-08-07, 01:02 PM
http://www.itulip.com/images/shakiraMED.jpgTen celebrities who don't care about the dollar: Proof the dollar is safe after all

You can pay them in dollars, euros, pounds sterling. Whatever.

Two days ago the big dollar doom story making the business press circuit was Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen's reported refusal to accept payment for her services in dollars. Turns out that reports that Gisele wants to be paid in euros are "false" according to Anne Nelson, Bundchen's manager. Nelson's take: "Some idiot in Brazil reported something just to make news." Of course, no one fact-checked the story before reporting it. We didn't either, and repeated the eye catching falsehood in our News piece Mark to Model? (http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19070#post19070)

Today CNBC sets the record straight (http://www.cnbc.com/id/21641711?__source=RSS*blog*&par=RSS). While the picture of Bundchen in the original story is provocative, the image used in the CNBC correction is far less so, which fact explains why the first story took off in the first place: business press readers like to look at pictures of attractive women and writing a made-up story around a picture is little more than a cheap ploy to drive readership and site traffic.

As penance for our journalistic lapse, and as a cheap ploy to drive readership and site traffic, we offer the following set of ten celebrities who are rumored (by us) to not care how they are paid, complete with gratuitous images, naturally. Warning: even though we got these by surfing google images with "Safesearch" turned on, the result may be offensive to some and not work safe, depending on where you work. You've been warned.


http://www.itulip.com/images/elizabethhurley.jpg

We start our story on celebrity interest in the dollar with model Liz Hurley. We did not reach her to ask if she cares about getting paid in dollars or not. We are guessing that she does not, primarily because she lives in the UK and gets paid in pounds sterling.


http://www.itulip.com/images/lindsaylohan.jpg

Actress Lindsay Lohan might care if she's paid in euros instead of dollars, but it's hard to say because we were not able to talk to her about it. However, anyone who reportedly sends out an email containing a message like the following is unlikely to be "currency aware."

"So ... 3 hours of pole dancing and bruised. everywhere ... I mean we're talkin' like, UPPER AND INNER THIGH ACTION-bruised ... like a walking black-and-blue mark. I mean really though, really, I didn't know it was actually possible to have bruises in such areas of the body. Strippers dude, I tell you, I really respect the ****s now ... I'm not gonna lie to ya."


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iTulip was also unable to reach actress Scarlett Johansson to confirm the rumor we're starting that she does not care if she's paid in dollars or euros. Johansson, whose screen credits include "The Black Dahlia," "Lost in Translation" and "Match Point," wants to be appreciated for her brains not her bod, according to an interview in Esquire. Who doesn't? Paris Hilton, that's who.


http://www.itulip.com/images/parishilton.jpg

Hilton was also unreachable for comment by our large staff of fact checkers on the rumor that she does not care if she is paid in euros for doing whatever it is she does all day. But if we were able to extract a comment from her she'd probably say something like, "Euros? I like them. They dress well and they're always very nice at parties."


http://www.itulip.com/images/taraconner.jpg

Miss USA Tara Conner is reportedly out of rehab but the experience probably hasn't improved the chance that she does not care how she is paid for endorsing various products. Only her manager knows for sure, and we were unable to get him on the phone.


http://www.itulip.com/images/mariahcarey.jpg

Grammy winning singer Mariah Carey gets paid in dollars–lots of them. And that's just fine with her, we hear.


http://www.itulip.com/images/torispelling.jpg

Actress Tori Spelling doesn't get paid as much as a the big stars do, so you'd think she'd worry more than other high paid celebs about the future purchasing power of the relatively small number of dollars that are deposited into her bank account, but apparently she doesn't. If she did, wouldn't she say so? But she hasn't as far as we know.


http://www.itulip.com/images/shakira.jpg

Rumor has it that singer Shakira is no more particular about the currency used for payment of the fees she charges than she is about how to hold a microphone.


http://www.itulip.com/images/jacobstripper.JPG

The Counsel of the Politically Correct advised us to include at least one gratuitous male image and make up something to say about him. We'd guess male stripper Jacob doesn't care if you stuff dollars or euros into his shorts, but you'd have to ask him yourself.

As an added bonus, we didn't ask the makers of this parody of Shakira if they care about the dollar because if they are posting free videos on YouTube they apparently don't care if they get paid at all.


<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/NYcnSriCpwk&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/NYcnSriCpwk&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

There you have it. Proof that celebrities don't care about the dollar. Now stop looking at the pictures and get back to work!

GRG55
11-08-07, 01:26 PM
Ten celebrities who don't care about the dollar: Proof the dollar is safe after all

You can pay them in dollars, euros, pounds sterling. Whatever.

...Hilton was also unreachable for comment by our large staff of fact checkers on the rumor that she does not care if she is paid in euros for doing whatever it is she does all day. But if we were able to extract a comment from her she'd probably say something like, "Euros? I like them. They dress well and they're always very nice at parties."There you have it. Proof that celebrities don't care about the dollar. Now get back to work!

My PA was able to get through to PH and had a wide ranging discussion about global currencies.

She (my PA) is preparing a transcript to be posted in due course, but for now told me the community should note the following from PH: "The Polish Zloty? That's HOT!"...

Andreuccio
11-08-07, 04:48 PM
As penance for our journalistic lapse, and as a cheap ploy to drive readership and site traffic, we offer the following set of ten celebrities who are rumored (by us) to not care how they are paid,

Just out of curiosity, do they care what they are paid for? ;) Just askin'.

bart
11-09-07, 09:41 AM
We are (very much) amused. :D



http://www.nowandfutures.com/grins/applause_clap.gif

MLM
11-09-07, 12:37 PM
My favorite picture out of all of them is Bart's applause picture.

WDCRob
11-09-07, 12:54 PM
EJ's definitely got a way of getting to the bottom of a story.

bart
11-09-07, 01:04 PM
Does this mean a new bottom is ahead for the dollar? :eek: :D ;)

http://www.nowandfutures.com/grins/new_bottom.jpg

EJ
11-09-07, 01:27 PM
Does this mean a new bottom is ahead for the dollar? :eek: :D ;)

http://www.nowandfutures.com/grins/new_bottom.jpg

Ok, enough of the soft porn. Here's the hard stuff. Just updated our DOW in Euros chart. With the DOW off and euro up, we've gone from a 1.4% gain position Oct. 14 to a stunning 6.4% loss.


http://www.itulip.com/images/DOWinEuros.gif

bart
11-09-07, 01:56 PM
Ok, enough of the soft porn. Here's the hard stuff. Just updated our DOW in Euros chart. With the DOW off and euro up, we've gone from a 1.4% gain position Oct. 14 to a stunning 6.4% loss.


http://www.itulip.com/images/DOWinEuros.gif




The inconvenient truth that the Wall St. shills & D.C. hacks are hiding and pretending about.

I don't track the FTSE or DAX or AORD, etc. but it sure would be interesting to see them expressed in gold for the year. Even China's SSE-C is off about 13% since mid October.

It looks from here that it's over 50/50 that "Ka" has arrived as well as stagflation (or just plain "inflation during an economic contraction" as Finster would say).



(apologies to anyone that may have been offended by that "bottom" image - it was intended solely as humor)

Contemptuous
11-09-07, 03:54 PM
I wanted to offer a comment on the "mark to model" thread about how sexist all our dumb male comments were, but that would have been just boring. ;)

Seems Bart is now reprimanding himself for joining in the general foolishness? Bart is a straightlaced midwesterner - what are you gonna do? :rolleyes:



(apologies to anyone that may have been offended by that "bottom" image - it was intended solely as humor)

Ann
11-09-07, 04:05 PM
I wanted to offer a comment on the "mark to model" thread about how sexist all our dumb male comments were, but that would have been just boring. ;)

Seems Bart is now reprimanding himself for joining in the general foolishness? Bart is a straightlaced midwesterner - what are you gonna do? :rolleyes:

Dippy celebs are an easy target, sure, sure. I like the way it pokes fun of the male dominated business press for running the bogus model story by taking it over the top with this utterly, insanely bogus story. I like it! Almost like The Onion but not as rude and crude :D

Contemptuous
11-09-07, 05:05 PM
Ann -

I enjoy seeing iTulip get a little anarchic. Any kind of anarchy on the forums is great fun. EJ probably feels like he's riding a runaway train here sometimes though ... :D

tree
11-12-07, 01:50 PM
Female readers deserve better than that wierd guy with his thing in a pouch.

metalman
11-12-07, 10:04 PM
Female readers deserve better than that wierd guy with his thing in a pouch.

female readers and gay men, if we're going to cover the whole range.