BEIJING – The Chinese appeared to have issued their last Tweets today, after the government shut down the popular social networking service along with other websites as part of a broad-based clampdown in the lead-up to this week’s 20th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square massacre
Twitter users found their service blocked off in China late this afternoon, along with Hotmail and the popular photo sharing network Flickr.
Michael Anti, one of China’s best known bloggers, had predicted last week that the popular network’s days were numbered.
“I just hope that it’s just a temporary thing for the government to deal with June 4,” he said in an email. “I hope it can be revived after.”
While others may hold their tongues in the presence of greatness, Pink is making her thoughts about Kanye West perfectly clear.
The fur reportedly flew when Pink attended Stella McCartney’s Paris fashion show with the vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Kanye. “The entire time Kanye is going, ‘They need more fur in this show,’” Pink told Britain’s The Sun. “He just wouldn’t shut up about how he loved fur.
I mean, he’s saying this to me, the PETA guy, and Paul McCartney!”
The “So What” singer is an avid PETA supporter and didn’t hold back her feelings about the fashionable rapper. “Kanye West is the person pissing me off right now,” she said. “I was just so grossed out by him. I’m like, ‘You’re an idiot!’ There are so many people who I think are a waste of skin and he’s up there. I should wear him.”
Pink’s advice for Mr. West? “Go on, donate yourself Kanye. People can wear your fur.”
Eminem is the only artist who has sold more albums in this decade than The Beatles.
Eminem’s new album Relapse sold 608,000 copies last week, lengthening his lead as the artist who has sold the most albums in the 2000s. The rap superstar has sold 31,127,000 albums since the first week of January 2000. In second place: The Beatles, who have sold 27,591,000 albums in the same period.
Hip-Hop artists in the Top 10 as follows:
No.01 Eminem, 31,127,000. First charted: 1999
No.07 Nelly, 21,206,000. First charted: 2000
No.10 Jay-Z, 19,379,000. First charted: 1996