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american_sniper_iraq_box_officeThe Hollywood blockbuster film American Sniper failed to gain traction overseas, specifically in Iraq where the film brought in $37.50 on 176 screens. It broke $100 million during its North American release weekend and is up for several Oscar awards.

“The glorification of the invaders sniping our people was not going to go over well,” Iraqi Film Minister Ahad al-Obama told Variety. “I was surprised it was released here to begin with. I don’t know what the distributors were thinking.”

Zero Dark Thirty also failed to make $100 during its three-week run in 2012, making it the biggest bomb in Iraqi history. American Sniper is poised to break that record.... Read More →

 

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Comedian Bill Cosby blasted satirical newsmagazine Charlie Hebdo today, saying their choice to publish cartoons critical of Islam was in “poor taste.”

Just days after making jokes about the multiple allegations of rape against himself, the comedy legend told audience members in Gary, Ind., that the French magazine had simply gone too far.... Read More →

 

iggy_fried_chicken_wafflesPop-rap artist Iggy Azalea opened a restaurant in Miami yesterday specializing in fried chicken and soul food.

The restaurant, dubbed “Iggy’s Chicken N' Waffles”, offers a variety of African-American inspired delicacies such as fried chicken, waffles, catfish, black eyed peas, collard greens, and  cornbread.... Read More →

 

limbaugh_bond_villianPolitical pundit and radio host Rush Limbaugh has been cast to play the James Bond villain in Sony’s 24th installment of the venerable spy franchise, Spectre.... Read More →

 

rectal_rehydration_hollywoodThe United State Senate’s 500-page torture report revealed more than some ethically precarious interrogation practices; it blew the lid off one of Hollywood’s best kept fitness secrets: rectal re-hydration. Stars have been using anal feeding for over a decade to maintain their waistlines and careers.... Read More →

 

kanye_west_time_capsule_space_aliensHip-hop star Kanye West launched a rocket into space containing a time capsule with the intent of communicating with aliens. “I know where they are and who better to represent planet Earth than me?” Kanye told Rap Star Weekly. “It’s my Christmas gift to the world, the galaxy, the universe, to all of existence.”

After two years of development, the $65 million space rocket successfully launched in Okhotsk, Russia at 1:34 p.m. VLAT time zone and was aimed towards the Andromeda Galaxy. The whole West family looked on, as all three stages of the rockets ignited without a hitch.

“I was a little nervous,” Kanye said. “You never know with those Russian rockets. If it was a Kanye-built rocket, there wouldn’t be a need to be nervous.”... Read More →

 

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - BackstageKanye West donated 1,000 copies of his own album to a Chicago homeless shelter on Thanksgiving.

According to local TV station KCHC, the rapper personally dropped off several boxes of CDs yesterday to the Open Spaces Community Shelter on Chicago’s South Side.... Read More →

 

Mission: Impossible III Premiere In HarlemAfter Nik Wallenda tightrope walked between two skyscrapers 70 stories above Chicago on Sunday, native Kanye West claimed that he could tightrope walk from Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) to the Hancock building, a distance of two miles and 110 stories tall.

Wallenda, whose feat was witnessed by 20 million viewers with countless social media shares and likes, successfully walked from the Leo Burnett Building to atop the Marina City. Kanye, not to be outdone, made the claim that he also could and would tightrope across the entire city of Chicago.... Read More →

 

50-shades-of-grey-saudi-arabia-awardSaudi Arabia’s annual film festival has awarded their prestigious Palme d’Oil award to the American sexual thriller Fifty Shades Of Gray.

New Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud hosted the event, and handed out human-sized gold statues to a variety of winners for several categories. He accepted the festival’s highest honor on behalf of the film producers, who declined to attend.... Read More →

 

kanyebasketballcharityA charity basketball game didn’t go exactly as planned yesterday when Kanye West scored 106 points against a team of handicapped children in wheelchairs.

The game was a PR move intended to smooth over the controversy that erupted this week between Kanye and the disabled community. At one of his concerts recently West repeatedly asked wheelchaired fans to stand, and refused to apologize for his mistake afterwards.... Read More →

 

kanyealKanye West has sued Weird Al Yankovic for not parodying his music.

In a suit filed this morning in a Los Angeles Superior Court, West seeks $20 million, claiming “severe mental distress” after not being parodied on Yankovic’s latest album, Mandatory Fun.

West claims the omission from Yankovic’s album has caused him to “barely find the strength and focus to work on his genius music.”... Read More →

 

paltrowdivorceGwyneth Paltrow announced today she is writing a self-help book for people going through a divorce.

In a blog post on Goop, her personal website, the 41-year-old actress said she has signed a deal with a major publisher to write "Conscious Uncoupling: How to Survive Divorce With Style, Grace and Class,” which will draw from her recent experience separating from longtime partner Chris Martin.... Read More →