Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Time Magazine: The 100 Most Influential People
Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Beyoncé, 32, topped other entertainment stars like Pharrell Williams, Seth Meyer, Kerry Washington, Robert Redford, Miley Cyrus, Robin Wright, Benedict Cumberbatch, Seth Meyers, Amy Adams and Matthew McConaughey.  
Justin Bieber bows before Japanese shrine: the burial ground for World War 2 war criminals

Popstar Justin Bieber posted an Instagram photo of himself bowing reverentially before the Yasukuni Shrine. He then apologizes by saying he was unaware of the highly controversial nature of the place.  

Justin Bieber apologizes
Justin Biber stopped by a shrine to World War II military criminals in Japan. He offered prayers – to criminals – Bieber then wrote on Instagram:
Steve Wynn: when George Clooney is drinking, he considers himself a close personal buddy of the president
Norm Clarke: Hotel casino developer Steve Wynn and actor George Clooney offered vastly different accounts Tuesday of a dinner that ended in verbal fireworks.
Morrissey has been brainwashed says Canada's fisheries minister
Canada's fisheries minister Gail Shea wrote in a leteter to "Mr. Morrissey and his Hollywood buddies have been brainwashed by decades of propaganda from fringe animal rights groups and radical environmentalists.
Why do peope hate Meet the Press host David Gregory?
Michelle Malkin: What’s the matter with David Gregory? And why don’t people like to watch him? I could have saved the honchos at NBC News a lot of time and trouble. The first answer is: David Gregory is a phony. The second answer is: He’s a jerk.
Sarah Silverman: I doodled a bubble lettered swastika - I shall call it Holocaust High
Comedian Sarah Silverman, 43, took to social media to share a swastika she had drawn. She said: “I doodled a bubble lettered swastika. I shall call it Holocaust High. She then added in parentheses, “Sorry".
Tim Allen: Los Angeles - we're kind of a socialist state (video)
ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel pointed out that Los Angeles tourism is being hit due to a lack of hotel rooms in the area. Tim Allen had an alternate proposal:
Wife of Cuba Gooding Jr files for separation after 20 years
Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife Sara Kapfer filed for separation from the Oscar winning actor after 20 years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences.
Oprah Winfrey's stepmother: it was just bizarre - it was always Oprah, Stedman and Gayle
Barbara Winfrey, 66, the ex-wife of Oprah's father Vernon, claims that in the 14 years she's spent time with Oprah and Stedman, she has never seen them kiss or hold hands.
Did Tori Spelling fake marriage woes to secure lucrative new reality tv show?
There's no denying the fact that the hook of Tori Spelling's new show, True Tori, is the drama surrounding her marriage difficulties in the wake of Dean McDermott cheating.
Madonna criticized for calling the vegetable kale "gay"
Madonna, 55, was taking part in a word association game where she labelled Hillary Clinton “angry”, the Crocs shoe as “effective” and the leafy vegetable kale as being “gay”. Fans became outraged.
George Takei to be honored by GLAAD
TV icon George Takei will be honored at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York and receive GLAAD's Vito Russo Award, which is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.
James Spader is every bit as strange, eccentric and difficult to work with as he appears on tV
James Spader is difficult to work with because he’s obsessive compulsive and because he insists on the show being perfect (or at least, as perfect as it can be). The section in the Rolling stone interview is instructive:
David Gregory has been the steward of a sinking ship
Since taking control of Meet the Press, which is the longest running show in TV history and a consistent castle keep for NBC in terms of respectability and revenue, David Gregory has been the steward of a sinking ship.
George Clooney leaves dinner when Steve Wynn calls Obama an asshole
Hotel casino developer Steve Wynn and George Clooney do not agree on Obamacare. They both have different versionsof exactly what happened.
JK Rowling book The Casual Vacancy to become HBO/BBC miniseries
The novel The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling was her first attempt to write for an adult readership and while it received mixed reviews, it became a bestseller.
Richard Gere was playing a homeless man on the street when a woman gives him food
Sporting a ski cap and scruffy facial hair, Richard Gere was dressed in shabby clothes and munching a burger from a trash can near Grand Central Station as cameras shot the scene
Joan Rivers jokes about women who were kidnapped and abused for a decade
Joan Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show on NBC’s Toda Show when she complained about living in her daughter's guest room. She said: “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.”
Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison
Jodie Foster married her girlfriend, photographer Alexandra Hedison, this past weekend. The couple reportedly began dating sometime last summer.
Is this the end of photographer Terry Richardson?
Mary Elizabeth Williams: It wasn’t the latest allegation of sexual harassment from photographer Terry Richardson that was surprising or his spokesperson’s swift rebuttal of it. Rather, it was the cool response from the most iconic fashion magazine in the world.
Quote of the day
Ronnie Spector

"Maybe I would've been better off marrying John Lennon or Keith Richards. I always fantasise about that."

"I had a black and Cherokee mom and a white father, and that was different. And we (the Ronettes) were pretty. We didn't have wigs like the other girl groups, it was our real hair."

The Guardian
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