Beyoncé spent her New Year’s Eve performing for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son—although Seif al-Islam's PR firm will have you know it wasn't him, as originally reported. “She actually performed for Col. Gadhafi’s other shithead son, Hannibal,” writes Adrian Chen on Gawker, before running down a list of Hannibal's, er, achievements. Chen "corrects" Gawker's original story after an indignant email from aforementioned PR firm insisting that al-Islam was in New Zealand and not Beyoncé's show in St. Barts.
The rep also accused original writer Foster Kamer of “smearing” al-Islam simply because of incorrect “perceptions,” which Chen is quick to refute: “Foster smeared Seif al-Islam not because of his ‘perceptions’ of Col. Gadhafi, but because Col. Gadhafi is in fact a ranting, terrorist-backing shithead of truly staggering proportions. Not a ‘perception’: A cold, hard, metaphorical fact.” For more on the Beyoncé concert, see Mediaite and the New York Post.