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April 27, 2007 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Nightlife | Leave a comment

Funny Reads on Entertainment News

Finally, Rosie O’Donnell is calling it quit on ABC daytime show, The View.  After all that racist remarks (see previous post here) and the public feuds with Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump, I’m surprise she lasted that long.  Full story from E! News here.

Actor Alec Balwin will apologize to his daughter on national television on Friday for calling her a “thoughtless little pig,” according to excerpts from a pre-taped ABC interview released on Thursday. [Reuters]  I’m not sure about this one, what’s so improper or inappropriate to call your kid a pig when you’re frustrated (at least not for us Chinese). 

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Photos from Associated Press and E!News

The last one is even more absurd.  From New Delhi, a court issued arrest warrants for Hollywood actor Richard Gereand Bollywood star Shipa Shetty (winner on the British reality show “Celebrity Big Brother”) on Thursday, saying their kiss at a public function “transgressed all limits of vulgarity,” media reports said. Judge Dinesh Gupta issued the warrants in the northwestern city of Jaipur after a local citizen filed a complaint charging that the public display of affection offended local sensibilities, the Press Trust of India news agency (PTI) reported. Gupta earlier viewed television footage of the event, which he called “highly sexually erotic,” saying the pair violated India’s strict public obscenity laws. Gere and Shetty “transgressed all limits of vulgarity and have the tendency to corrupt the society,” PTI quoted the judge as saying.

The problematic PDA went down at an HIV/AIDS awareness summit in New Delhi, where Gere swooped Shetty into his arms, dipped her, and planted kisses on her cheeks (see pic above). Shetty has defended the actor, saying he was simply reenacting a scene from his film Shall We Dance in an attempt to connect with the crowd, as he did not speak Hindi. “I understand this is his culture, not ours. But this was not such a big thing or so obscene for people to overreact in such manner,” she told the PTI last week. [Associated Press and E! News]

April 27, 2007 Posted by | News Related | Leave a comment