Rocker Ted Nugent has always been something of a loose cannon, but he sure seems to be reaching for the nutter butter stars now that public opinion is calling for a conversation about gun control. “There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed,” Nugent told WorldNetDaily. We’d joke that Rosa Parks is spinning in her grave right now, but that would falsely imply that Rosa Parks would ever care what Ted Nugent said or did about anything. Ever.
Of course, comparing himself to one of the most famous civil rights activists of all time is par for the insane course with Ted Nugent. Check out the other bizarre Nuge quotes that we hand-selected to round out the 5 most insane Ted Nugent quotes. Or you can check out literally anything he puts on Twitter. It’s your call!
Just so we’re clear: the only reason anyone would call anyone an ethnic slur is because they are a drooling moron. Beyond that, however, there has to be some kind of reason as to why Ukrainian politician Igor Miroshnichenko would call Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis an anti-Semitic slur. On Facebook. Where other people can read it. According to TMZ, Miroshnichenko wrote that the Ted actress is not a real Ukrainian because she is a “zhydovka,” which is apparently a derogatory slur about a Jewish woman. So again…what? Why would Mila Kunis even come up as a target of hate speech? We go days, sometimes weeks, without thinking of Mila Kunis, and when we do, it almost never ends in a Facebook rant!
Even stranger still is the response of the Ukrainian government after Jewish organizations like the U.S.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center (naturally) took umbrage at the politician’s slur. Apparently the government claimed that there is no scandal because the term “appears in the Ukrainian dictionary as a term for a Jew that isn’t necessarily a slur.” Yeah…we’re pretty sure any word that finishes the thought “you are not a real Ukrainian because you are a ____” is officially an insult. Plus there are plenty of antique race-related words in the English dictionary we would never utter aloud, let alone post it to any social media platform. So we’re back to square one. Any Ukrainian readers want to offer any insight into this hot mess? After you’re done heaving an exhausted sigh?
Just when we thought we couldn’t feel more uncomfortable about the leaked “joke” homeless video made by a friend for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel‘s wedding! (We put “joke” in quotation marks because no one human being has ever actually laughed at it.) After Gawker posted a clip from the highly questionable video featuring homeless men and women congratulating the Biel-Timberlakes on their marriage, TMZ tracked down Eddie, one of the video’s participants, who explained that he was given $40 to wish Justin and Jessica well on tape. Again, we have to ask who would come up with this idea for a wedding reception? On a related note, we could not be more disappointed to find out that Justin Timberlake has awful friends.
On one hand, we guess the participants were at least compensated? On the other hand, Eddie (who understandably didn’t know the interview was supposed to be a joke) had this take the video: “That makes me feel really bad … that was a trick played on me.” Good. God. That answers that question. The only question that remains is whether Justin and Jessica are going to ever…you know…publicly acknowledge the video exists? You would think they would have issued a statement explaining how they have idiots for friends and have nothing to do with the video. Maybe Justin and Jessica are extemely busy making love on some secluded white sand beach somewhere, but someone should shoot them an email or something. Tell them they’re going to need to get new buddies.
Some people on the Interweb are getting their monocles in a twist over the fact that Lady Gaga may have smoked a little pot on stage in Amsterdam last week. To which we say: where have you been for the past three to four years? Sex, blood, violence, butts, more butts: if it offends someone’s grandma, chances are Gaga has done it, in public, recently. We know it’s not exactly fair to compare actual drug use to simulated violence/sexing (or butts), but is it anymore eye brow-raising than…
Kate Upton is fat, y’all! That was the news from the website Skinny Gossip, at least, when last week it criticized the Sports Illustrated model as having “Huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition — she looks like a squishy brick.” Whaaaa? Are we talking about the same model here? And since when do people not like big fat floppy boobs? This is still America, isn’t it? Some women’s sites like Jezebel took the site to task, claiming Skinny Gossip’s harsh dressing down of Upton set unrealistic ideals for women’s bodies. Uh, you think? If even the models are fat, the rest of us are going to have to wear two sheets for pants. It was already embarrassingly enough washing ourselves with a rag on a stick, and now this!
If we had a body like Rihanna, we’d be enraged if people tried to say it was someone else’s, too. Do you know how much pie we would have had to turn down to be that toned? We’re angry on RiRi’s behalf just thinking about it! According to Britain’s The Sun, however, certain shots of Rihanna’s recent Armani jeans commercial are allegedly images of Irish model Jahnessa Aicken; according to their source, “Jahnassa’s torso, body and bum appear in parts of the ad.” If so, it’s news to Rihanna. “Who is Jahnassa,” the singer demanded on Twitter today. “Does she have a tat on her hand too.” In case Rihanna hadn’t made herself furiously clear, she also tweeted, “Ok @thesunnewspaper , this is the only way I could say this to you!!! F— YOU….AND yo baggy ass condom.” That was the only way, The Sun. We hope RiRi is finally getting through to you.
While we could be wrong (you can definitely draw a tattoo on someone’s hand), we’re sort of inclined to believe Rihanna’s protestations. She posed cheeks-out for Terry Richardson as recently as last month; why would she be shy while slipping into Armani on the telly? “If we have complaints consumers have been misled by the use of a body double, we will investigate,” an Advertising Standards Authority spokesperson told The Sun. Oh, we don’t think anyone is actually…complaining, right? Whoever’s butt that is, people are probably snapping up those jeans left and right!
Like many teens, Diddy‘s son Justin Combs is headed to UCLA this fall on a football scholarship. Unlike almost any other teen, however, Justin is also the focus of a debate over whether he should give the $54,000 scholarship he received back to the university, seeing as how he really, really does not need it. And we thought shopping for XL-Twin sheets was hard! It wasn’t, of course; we were just brats. But still!
The debate has grown so wide that CNN even featured their education contributor Dr. Steve Perry’s take on the controversy. Perry pointed out that Combs had earned the scholarship due to his hard work and promise of commitment to the football team. “He’s done what he needs to do to be successful and in ‘Ameritocracy’ we have to accept that no matter who your father is, whether he be rich, poor or absent, that you can in fact be successful on your own merit,” he declared. On the other hand…seriously, Justin really, really, really does not need that money; his dad is worth approximately $550 million. One percent problems, ya’ll! We’re still debating the issue with our checking account, but what do you think?
M.I.A.’s stars aren’t bringing her much luck currently. Or she’s not making her own luck, depending how you see it. First, the singer decided it would be OK to flip the bird at a camera during the halftime show at the Super Bowl. The backlash has been swift and acerbic, and she might even be responsible for any FCC fines imposed on NBC. So while her professional life is under some major scrutiny, it turns out that her personal life is as well. M.I.A. and her billionaire babydaddy fiance of a very long time, Benjamin Bronfman, have split up. We don’t use the term “billionaire” lightly as if it’s a Bruno Mars song. The dude really is the heir to a $2.5 billion Seagrams fortune. Sadly, M.I.A. — real name: Mathangi“Maya” Arulpragasam— and Benjamin also have a son, Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, together. He’ll be 3 this Saturday.
There are a couple of different stories doing the rounds as to why they’ve broken up. Some sources say it’s because she spends most of her time in London and Benjamin is left to do all the parenting, with his mother, philanthropist Sherry Bronfman, helping with her grandson. Another source alleges that M.I.A. “sometimes goes six weeks without seeing” Ikhyd. This just is a sad business all around. We hope that their baby boy doesn’t get dragged into this at all.
That’s it. They’re probably going to have hymns or something at the next Super Bowl. While Madonna guaranteed no Janet Jackson-esque nipple slips at her show during halftime, she probably didn’t feel the need to add any more clauses to her promise. Like “My guests and I won’t flip the bird on national television” for instance. M.I.A, as you probably saw last night and as evidenced from the photograph above, decided to point her middle finger directly at the cameras during her performance with Queen Madge for “Give Me All Your Luvin’.”
While we’re having a giggle about it, we’d still like to pose a question to you. Did she cross the line here? Considering most families in the country were united in watching the show, did her conscious effort to be — what’s the word for it? — “rebellious” really turn you off? Or are the rules totally different for artists, especially since there was no nudity? Also, how do you think Madonna’s feeling about M.I.A. stealing some of the post-performance headlines today? Read more…
Take a look at this photograph ofRachel Weisz for L’Oreal Revitalift. It isn’t risque at all, is it? But it still has been banned in the U.K. by the Advertising Standards Authority. Showing that advertising standards are getting a lot stricter, the ASA states its reason for the ban thusly: “[T]he image had been altered in a way that substantially changed her complexion to make it appear smoother and more even. We therefore concluded that the image in the ad therefore misleadingly exaggerated the performance of the product.”
Is this much ado about nothing or were they right to pull it down? They also banned Dakota Fanning‘s Marc Jacobs “Oh Lola” perfume ad for being inappropriate. On a side note: If you stare at the photograph for too long, Rachel looks like a mixture of Helena Christensen and J.Lo.