Sound Bites: Puff Daddy, Breeders, Jesse Jackson

Puffy May Be Target of PETA Tomatoes

Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs may be the target of terrorist tomatoes as he enters a Manhattan, N.Y., court Wednesday for his trial on weapons and bribery charges. A member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals told the New York Post that PETA may ambush his arrival and carry signs calling him a "Liar" and a "Fur Pimp." The group says it decided not to protest a fashion show of Combs' Sean Jean line of clothing over the weekend, because representatives had assured them that the clothes did not include furs. Yet, at the show, more than 30 of the pieces displayed included animal fur. A spokesperson for Combs said that PETA was not intentionally deceived and that threats of violence are not warranted.

Too Many Fans Force Breeders Cancellation

Recently reunited rockers The Breeders have pulled out of a Feb. 25 charity concert at the Hot Pants club in Los Angeles — oddly enough, because too many people were interested. The tiny club — with a capacity of 350 — was swamped with phone calls and interest in the show, causing fear that the event would be forced to stop because of overcrowding. The group has promised to headline another gig at the club in the near future, and the show — which will raise money for teenage runaway charity Children of the Night — will go on as planned, with performances from David Lovering's Science Experiment (Lovering and lead Breeder Kim Deal played together in the Pixies), the Bellrays, and the Trailer Park Casanovas.

Jesse Jackson Honored Along With Blige, Santana

Jesse Jackson may be taking a break from politics, but his rock star credibility has never been higher: He will be honored alongside Carlos Santana and Mary J. Blige at Rock the Vote's 2001 Patrick Lippert Awards. The MTV-affiliated Rock the Vote, founded in 1990, recognizes charitable work by performers in the annual ceremony, which began in 1994, following the death of founder Patrick Lippert. Held Feb. 20 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, the show will feature performance by the Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, and Jill Scott.

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