Tags: Burlesque, CFL Bulbs, Cher, Christina Aguilera, environmentalism, Federal Mandates, Free Market, Hollywood, Hybrid Cars, NewsReal Blog, Stanley Tucci, The Concession Stand
by Walter Scott Hudson, contributed to NewsReal Blog
Hollywood has a well-deserved reputation for environmental lunacy. Occasionally though, even in the midst of an otherwise effete rant, nuggets of wisdom can percolate to the surface.
Such was the case with Burlesque co-stars Cher and Stanley Tucci recently. Before prescribing the government do a better job of encouraging environmentally conscious behavior, Cher unwittingly endorsed market solutions.
“I researched all the hybrid stuff and its pretty much all bulls**t,” Cher said when asked about her vehicle preferences. “I was going to get a Mercedes diesel thing, but then thank God I found out there was no diesel places near us, so if there was a fire, I would not be able to get out. There have been 10 fires since I lived in my house in Malibu, and we’ve had to evacuate. It wasn’t safe and if there was a fire, we wouldn’t be able to get out.”