Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (at left) is being sued for breaching a $1.55 million contract after she withdrew from a tour with Australian rock star, John Farnham. The duo was to appear in three "Two Great Voices" concerts, but Te Kanawa backed out after watching a DVD of a Farnham concert and learning that his fans like to celebrate Farnham's great voice by throwing their underwear onto the stage.
Te Kanawa stated that she might feel differently if the underwear were tasteful, or promoted positive views of women (see left, e.g.). She added that she was devastated that she and her fellow "star-crossed crooner" were splitting up. As you may recall, Te Kanawa sang at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. "I felt the same connection to John that I sensed Charles felt for his Di," the Diva disclosed in an exclusive interview with the Contracts Profs Blog. She added that she is not giving up on the idea of a crossover concert. "I am currently talking with one of your charming American pop stars, Mr. Snoop Doggy Dogg. Have you heard of him?"
Prediction: this will all blow over when Farnham explains that the underwear was found on stage after his warm-up act, Britney Spears, finished her set.
Okay, I am making some of this up.