After the embarrassing news about the likes of Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Nelly Furtado being paid handsomely to play live for the ruling Gaddafi family of troubled Libya, Nelly Furtado has announced she’s going to give her fee from the concert away.

The ‘Maneater’ singer, who was paid a cool $1 million (£613,000) for a 45-minute set for the family in Italy in 2007, announced the news via her Twitter page, Twitter.com/nellyfurtado. She wrote that she would be “donating the $”. We’re checking Beyonce and Carey’s pages next…

From the papers and beyond:

According to the red-tops today (March 1), Cee Lo Green is all set to mentor the next batch of hopefuls on the US version of The X Factor.

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The singer, who played the NME Awards Big Gig on Friday (February 25), said: “I had a meeting with Simon [Cowell] the other day and I was offered a job. I didn’t say yes and I didn’t say no” (The Sun).

After his comeback single ‘Just The Way You Are (Drunk At The Bar)’ received a less than flattering reception, former Westlife man Brian McFadden has taken to Twitter to defend it. The track had been labeled by some as promoting date rape, but McFadden was having none of it. “My new song is a tongue in cheek song about how I find it cute when my girl gets drunk,” he tweeted. “I am not promoting date rape.” Scroll down and click below to hear the song and make your own mind up about the tune’s merits (Twitter.com/brianmcfadden).

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