Sheryl Crow spoke with ABC News about her toilet paper usage joke on a blog she posted last Thursday, which got taken seriously by a lot of people yesterday after being featured prominently on The Drudge Report and then regurgitated in the mainstream media. “We’re just so happy that people are talking about global warming, even if it’s brought on by a joke,” Crow remarked. Read more.
The New York Daily News reports there was tension between Sheryl Crow and Laurie David during their just wrapped their Stop Global Warming College Tour. “By the time the tour hit Vanderbilt in Nashville, Laurie and Sheryl were completely at odds,” says a team member. But the ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ producer’s rep fired back, “The idea of Laurie and Sheryl falling out is as likely as the [Bush] administration joining Stopglobalwarming.org.” Read more.
Sheryl Crow’s humorous blog at The Huffington Post last Thursday about ways to combat global warming last Thursday received huge attention from conservatives after her run-in with their hero, Karl Rove, on Saturday. Among the ideas: “I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don’t want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.” Read more, including her idea for a “dining sleeve” to remove the need for napkins and a lowest personal carbon footprint contest where the winner receives a recording contract here.
Sheryl Crow and Laurie David blogged about their run-in with Karl Rove at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday night in Washington, DC. “We asked Mr. Rove if he would consider taking a fresh look at the science of global warming,” they write. “Much to our dismay, he immediately got combative. And it went downhill from there… At that point Mr. Rove apparently decided he had had enough. Like a groundhog fearful of his own shadow, he scurried to his table in an attempt to hibernate for another year from his responsibility to address global warming.” Read more.
The Associated Press spoke with Sheryl Crow about her just ended college tour with Laurie David to raise awareness about global warming by engaging students on the topic. “It’s great to go out and play music, and I love that, too. And it’s also nice to make money. But this is not that,” Crow said on Sunday from the tour’s last stop at George Washington University. “This is a whole bunch of people dedicating their time, their lives, working for free, for a mission. And it is the most important mission.” Read more.
The New York Post reports that while touring to educate students on global warming with Sheryl Crow, Laurie David and the singer have become best pals. “I didn’t know her a year ago. And now we’re sleeping together,” Larry David’s activist wife told the crowd at the Hearst Magazines Management Conference in New Orleans. Laurie, who co-produced ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, added: “I’ve traveled with a political rock star and now an actual rock star. There are perks to traveling with a real rock star. I can share Sheryl’s makeup, which I couldn’t do with Al Gore.”
Sheryl Crow checked in from her Stop Global Warming College Tour with a posting at The Huffington Post after her April 9th performance in Dallas and April 10th show in College Station. “Our first show went off without a hitch,” she writes. “Both Laurie [David] and I were uncertain as to how it might come off. Would people even come? Would we be barraged with skeptics wanting to trip us up during the Q&A segment of the show? Would people throw raw tomatoes (Laurie’s worst nightmare….no tomatoes please!!!!) Suffice it to say, none of that happened and the show was exactly as we had hoped…informative and entertaining, and hopefully, inspiring.” Read more.
In the midst of a bio-diesel bus tour, Sheryl Crow and environmentalist Laurie David are being trailed by a documentary film crew. “We’re hoping to make a documentary, kind of following up (the David-produced film) ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ about what you can do on a personal level and in your businesses,” Crow tells Billboard. As for her next album, Crow said, “I’m finishing it now and I’m hoping it will be out before Christmas. There’s a song on there I’m hoping will come out first, which is very environmentally conscious, in the tradition of Bob Dylan. That’s another objective of mine; I’m really encouraging artists to write about what’s going on, because we seem to be very distracted by some lightweight topics. I think it’s time to start writing about the reality of what’s around us.”
Reuters reports Sheryl Crow began a bus tour of U.S. colleges to raise awareness about global warming on Monday. “I am here because the more I learn about global warming the more I feel compelled to do something in my own way whatever that is,” she told reporters at Southern Methodist University in Dallas as the tour began.
Sheryl Crow spoke with Harry Smith about her battle with breast cancer and the lobbying work she is doing with the National Breast Cancer Coalition. Watch the segment, aired Wednesday (March 29), via CBSNews.com below the cut. (more…)