Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman
Naomi Campbell who allegedly received a large diamond from Liberian dictator Charles Taylor who was later brought to trial on war crimes.
Hilary Swank, Vanessa-Mae, Jean-Claude van Damme, and soul singer Seal entertained Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov in Grozny at his multimillion-dollar 35th birthday party last year.
In 2007 Nelly Furtado was paid $1,000,000 to perform a 45 min show for the Gaddafi clan in a hotel in Italy.
In 2009, media reported that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, had paid Mariah Carey $1 million to sing just four songs at his New Year’s bash in St. Bart’s. Gaddafi petulantly denied the reports in the state newspaper he controlled, blaming the big spending on his younger brother, Mutassim.
WikiLeaks cables revealed that not only did a Gaddafi son hold a secret New Year’s Eve bash in St. Bart’s in 2009, but that the Gaddafis repeated it the next year. This time, it was hosted by Hannibal, Muammar’s fifth-oldest son, who hired Beyoncé and Usher to entertainguests. Reports varied on how much they were paid; the numbers ranged from six figures to $2 million. Beyoncé’s appearance drew even more attention than Carey’s had—and more criticism, because Hannibal had recently been in the news for beating his wife, and news had started leaking out that the Gaddafis’ father had ordered a jetliner bombing that killed hundreds over Lockerbie, Scotland. – The Daily Beast
Oliver Stone and Hugo Chavez getting cozy
Hugo Chavez may not be considered a dictator, so maybe that’s why Hollywood is so fond of him? The leftist Venezuelan president has had his fair share of Hollywood visitors, includingKevin Spacey, Danny Glover, and Sean Penn. Spacey and Chavez did not speak about their meeting, but reportedly Chavez and Glover agreed to make a movie called Toussaint about the Haitian slave who led Haiti’s overthrow of colonialism. Penn and Chavez discussed a number of topics, including politics and President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, and also whether Penn would film a movie in Venezuela. The meeting must have gone well, Penn later railed on Real Time With Bill Maherabout the portrayal of Chavez in American media, suggesting prison time for journalistswho call Chavez a dictator. – The Daily Beast