How one Iraqi boy dodged extremists and came to serve in the US military
After U.S. forces pulled out in December 2011, many were left to dodge extremists looking to kill “traitors” who had worked for the American military while trying to navigate the bureaucratic process to get U.S. visas. Iraqi translator-turned Marine Pvt. Mansure knows some didn’t make it. But his story has a happy ending.
Lawrence Sher Directing O' Lucky Day
The R-rated Peter Dinklage leprechaun comedy Back in October we brought you the news that Peter Dinklage had signed up for a Bad Santa -like "R-rated leprechaun comedy". At the time the Paramount project was untitled and didn't have a director in place, but both those issues have now been rectified. The film is called O' Lucky Day , and the director will be Lawrence Sher . Sher is following ...
Obamacare Has to Go
The surprise victory of Republican David Jolly for a congressional seat in Florida has given new life to voters who had been depressed about the power of the Obama campaign machine. Even more surprising to the media was that Obamacare turned out to be the winning issue for Republicans.
Will Jennifer Lopez return cash from brutal dictator?
Lopez's reps tried to dodge any responsibility for the snafu, saying she was actually hired by the China National Petroleum Corporation as part of "a private corporate event that was presented to their local executives in Turkmenistan," and was only asked ...
Uzbekistan dictator's daughter raises eyebros with yoga poses
Now the 40-year-old whose father is president of Uzbekistan, has raised eyebrows again by posting a series of photographs of herself in a variety of yoga positions on the internet. The seemingly innocuous images reportedly provoked discomfort in her ...
‘Dictator’ can’t dodge heroes
When Paramount decided to move “The Dictator” from May 11 — the same weekend as “Dark Shadows” — to the following Wednesday, the studio had no idea “The Avengers” would still be dominating at multiplexes as an all-audience crowpleaser.
The Dictator Gets Bumped
The change was likely an attempt to dodge Johnny Depp's retelling of Dark Shadows, which is also scheduled for release on May 11. The Dictator will now be debuting on Wednesday, giving the film a head-start against Universal's Battleship, which premieres ...