August 23, 2006
Toby Keith Sneaks a Peek
Country music star Toby Keith has been entertaining American troops all over the world, including in dangerous war zones such as Afganistan and Iraq. But recently, Toby took his love for the troops where no star has ever gone before: he actually premiered his new movie in the Middle East and South Asia for the US troops, before any civilian audience got to see it:
Country star TOBY KEITH gave US troops serving in the Middle East a sneak preview of his movie acting debut after airing BROKEN BRIDGES in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Qatar last weekend (11-13AUG06). The film, in which Keith plays a forgotten singer/songwriter, hit makeshift desert cinemas a month before the film premieres in the US. The movie also features JOHN TRAVOLTA's actress wife KELLY PRESTON as Keith's love interest. Keith has been a regular visitor to troops overseas - he spent the Memorial Day weekend (27-29MAY06) in Germany and the Persian Gulf on his fourth United Services Organisation (USO) tour.
Keith's USO tour covered four continents, with multiple performance in Iraq. He has performed over 70 concerts for the troops and their families all over the world during the last four years.
Meanwhile, Keith's "mortal enemies," the Ditzy Chicks -- whose concert ticket sales continue to limp -- gave up promoting their own tour; instead, they've begun to push their whiny new movie, Shut Up and Sing... which will also debut in foreign climes: Canada, of course. (Europe and Canada are Chicks-istan.)
A documentary about the firestorm that greeted the Dixie Chicks' anti-Bush comments will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. "Dixie Chicks -- Shut Up and Sing," from Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County," "American Dream") and Cecilia Peck, will receive a high-profile gala screening.
It's a very one-sided battle: the Chicks constantly assail Toby Keith, but he never bothers to respond.
Laura Ingram, who coined the phrase "shut up & sing," said she would love to promote her book at the concert. But somehow, I don't see her getting a backstage pass.
Hatched by Sachi on this day, August 23, 2006, at the time of 9:17 PM
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The following hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman
LOL The Chicks Used ,.Shut up and Sing for the title of their new Docudrama to be released just before the election.
The above hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman at August 23, 2006 11:29 PM
The following hissed in response by: dasbow
How 'high profile' can it be if it debuts in Canada? And does Laura get royalties for the title? That would be sweet - I'm sure she could use the $2.37 ($2.13 USD).
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