“Clerks” director Kevin Smith has lost 65 pounds after an embarrassing incident where he was deemed too heavy to fly last year… in an interview with Joy Behar on her “HLN” show last Tuesday, Smith… [said] the incident made him a more forceful advocate for overweight people, noting: “I feel mixed feelings about losing the weight. I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I’ll never be thin.”
Filmmaker Michael Moore has sued Harvey and Bob Weinstein, accusing the brothers of “Hollywood accounting tricks” and “financial deception” that cheated him out of at least $2.7 million in profits from the hit documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.
Moore’s claim may be legitimate. It may not be. Regardless, his choice to sue is further evidence in the ongoing case against his character in the court of public opinion.
Egyptian-born Canadian singer Raffi is awfully excited about the crisis in Egypt, hoping to spread its “sunshine” across the globe. Specifically, Raffi sees new “fundamental human rights” emerging, the right to social media, and the right to viable future. This feel-good doublespeak is a clever assault on the natural law upon which actual rights are based.
As the crisis in Egypt continues to escalate, The Huffington Post has spearheaded a campaign to pressure American cable companies into carrying Al Jazeera English. On Monday, they provided a forum for the Qatari government-owned network’s director general, Wadah Khanfar, to make his case to an American audience.
Americans must realize that what makes the NFL so great is socialism. Such is the thesis of Bill Maher’s most recent “New Rule” on HBO’s Real Time, and a companion column in the Huffington Post. As is so often the case with Maher’s superficially sound arguments, this latest exercise in carnival cognition unravels upon cursory examination.