Elin Nordegren paved paradise to put up… more paradise. According to the Palm Beach Post, Nordegren, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, has had her $12.3 million Florida mansion demolished to make way for “her own dream home.” (See the before and after pictures of the 17,000-square foot property, which was originally built in 1932 and included “eight bathrooms, an in-ground pool and an elevator” here. Wait, that wasn’t the dream home?!) READ FULL STORY
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Denis Leary released a radical Islamist parody of A Charlie Brown Christmas several years ago, but that hasn’t stopped several groups from taking issue with it now. Just days after the comedian reposted a video on his WhoSay site in which Charlie copes with his doubts about Christianity by converting to Islam and building a flawed bomb, several have condemned the video, claiming it encourages an Islamophobic attitude. (The video is from a nearly 7-year-old Comedy Central special.)
In the parody, Linus replaces his meaning of Christmas speech with one in which he claims the jihadist goal is to “bring terror” to its enemies. The video ends with the Peanuts crew helping Charlie build a nuclear bomb, which sends him and Linus to a hell filled with 72 Marcies. Though the video might sound familiar to Leary fans, sites like Islamophobia Watch have only recently stumbled upon it: “Just what the world needs,” Islamophobia Watch’s site reads. “A jaw-droppingly Islamophobic video has been posted by Irish-American comedian Denis Leary on WhoSay. Some years ago Leary took a firm stand against Mel Gibson’s antisemitism. But apparently crude anti-Muslim stereotyping is fine with Leary.” (Leary’s reps have yet to respond to EW’s request for comment.)
Alviiiin! David Cross calls 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' 'the most unpleasant experience I've ever had'
In a recent interview with IndieWire.com, actor/comedian David Cross described working on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked– Ghost Protocol: A Game of Shadows — Sorry, but that title is ripe for parody! Ripe! — “the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.” Meanwhile, EW’s own Adam Markovitz called the third installment in the series, “Nothing more than a cynical stab at grabbing kids’ attention—and, more importantly, their parents’ cash.” (In short, you actually couldn’t pay people enough to want to deal with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Not even some of the people in it.) READ FULL STORY
No matter what your political affiliation, watching a debate can make you feel anywhere from relieved to hopeful to angered to excited to grumpy to sleepy. (Any of the Seven Dwarfs would apply, really.) But it seems Jane Fonda has two very distinct emotions when it comes to the unending GOP debates: Depressed and scared.
The actress/activist, talked with Piers Morgan on his CNN program Sunday night and discussed, among other things, the current Republican candidates. When asked which of the politicians impress her and which ones scare her, Fonda responded, ” They all scare me, frankly. I get depressed and scared when I look at the Republican debates.” (Here’s something that might depress and scare Fonda even more: Last night’s Iowa debate on ABC News was the most-watched one yet.)
While Fonda wouldn’t say whether or not front-runners Mitt Romney or New Gingrich scared her (Newt Romney, if you will) she did explain her apprehension with all of the candidates. “I’m worried about anybody getting elected to office who says we have to do away with or privatize Social Security, we have to reduce medical health insurance, we have to not raise taxes,” Fonda told Morgan, adding that Republicans implying “there’s no problem with the environment … this worries me.”
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Rosie O’Donnell didn’t like what David Letterman had to say about her, or her fiancée Michelle Rounds, during the opening monologue on his show Tuesday night. But, rather than apply the old “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt” adage, O’Donnell opted to hurl said stones right on back. During the opening monologue of her show on OWN, O’Donnell criticized Letterman for his “loving, supportive comments,” when he joked, “The woman she is marrying, her fiance, was driving and her car broke down. And guess what happened? Rosie pulls up right behind her in her tow truck.”
After showing the clip from The Late Show with David Letterman to her audience, O’Donnell said, “Why is that Dave? Why? I don’t remember making fun of you when you had sex with all your interns! I didn’t do that. I didn’t make fun of your rampant, throbbing heterosexuality, did I Dave?” READ FULL STORY