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  • Bizarre Olympic Wrestling Match Ends With Coaches Stripping Off Clothes In Protest

    08/21/2016 6:58:20 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Andrea Romano
    After a controversial bronze medal wrestling match in Rio, Mongolian coaches protested their disappointing result by stripping off their clothes. The 65 kilograms freestyle wrestling match between Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig and Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov initially ended with a score of 7-6 in favor of Ganzorig on Sunday. Unfortunately, Mongolia ended up losing the hard-fought bronze medal after the decision was challenged by Navruzov, citing that the Mongolian athlete began celebrating with about 10 seconds left in the match rather than continuing the match with his opponent. Judges ended up ruling in favor of Uzbekistan, who took home the bronze instead....
  • 'This is a Muslim area and we don't want to see that': Mob pelts men in mankinis with stones (UK)

    08/07/2013 10:01:12 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Mark Duell
    Two brothers in law who went on a sponsored walk wearing comedy mankinis had to be picked up by police - after they were pelted with stones and eggs by residents who told them 'this is a Muslim area' and demanded they leave. Steven Ellis, 41, and Jason Hendry, 22, wanted to walk eight miles from Solihull to Birmingham city centre wearing the outfit featured in 2006 film Borat to raise money for Birmingham Dogs' Home. But they ended up being escorted by officers after they were attacked as they passed through the Sparkbrook area of the city, claiming police...
  • Officials from Azerbaijan, Albania, Kazakhstan Will Watch U.S. Election to Make Sure It's Free, Fair

    10/22/2012 12:39:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 22, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with President Obama at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington in April 2010. (AP Photo/File) (CNSNews.com) – When American voters go to the polls next month, among those observing the election will be monitors from four countries judged by the veteran democracy watchdog Freedom House as “not free” and another six it regards as “partly free.”The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) observers will “assess these elections for compliance with international obligations and standards for democratic elections.”They will also look into voter-identification and other laws which critics have labeled “racially discriminatory.”In a...
  • ‘Borat’ national anthem accidentally played for Kazakh athlete (video....ooopsie).

    03/24/2012 6:55:05 AM PDT · by ak267 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-24-2012 | Chris Chase
    A gold-medal winning athlete from Kazakhstan was forced to stand through a national anthem that insulted other countries and boasted of her nation's "clean prostitutes" when organizers at a shooting competition accidentally played a fake anthem from the comedy film "Borat." Gold medalist Maria Dmitrienko never lets on that there's a problem and graciously poses for photos with the other medalists following the ceremony.
  • From nipple rings to Borat’s etiquette coach: Gloria Allred’s greatest hits

    11/07/2011 11:27:52 AM PST · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2011 | David Martosko
    On Monday afternoon the victim-rights lawyer Gloria Allred took the stage with a fourth woman named Sharon Bialek alleging that pizza mogul Herman Cain sexually harassed her ten years ago while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association. She is reportedly the first such woman to publicly come forward. Allred’s long and impressive career has included representation of Scary Spice and various alleged Tiger Woods mistresses, and attacking the late Michael Jackson for child endangerment. Given the import of the moment, this seems like the right time for a roundup of some of her more important victories rooting out...
  • Gay Groups Growing Concern over 'Bruno'

    06/11/2009 8:56:32 AM PDT · by mojito · 35 replies · 2,058+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/11/2009 | Matt Drudge
    After an exhaustive and controversial production proccess, Sacha Baron Cohen and UNIVERSAL are finally set to unleash BRUNO onto the multiplex -- and gay groups are reacting with "deeply mixed" emotions! "Some people in our community may like this movie, but many are not going to be OK with it," Rashad Robinson, senior director for the GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION, tells the NEW YORK TIMES in a planned Sunday expose. "Sacha Baron Cohen's well-meaning attempt at satire is problematic in many places and outright offensive in others." Brad Luna, a spokesman for HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, warns the movie...
  • Eminem admits Bruno encounter was a stunt

    06/04/2009 11:51:40 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies · 790+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 4, 4:46 am ET | Belinda Goldsmith
    Eminem has come clean, saying that he knew what was in store when bare-buttocked comedian Sacha Baron Cohen crash-landed on him at the MTV Movie Awards television broadcast Sunday. Eminem stormed out of the awards ceremony after Baron Cohen, in the role of the main character from his new movie, "Bruno," landed on his lap after a flying mishap, leaving the audience wondering if the rapper really was furious or if it was a stunt. The Detroit rapper told website RapRadar.com that he knew full well what was about to happen and that it was all staged, right down to...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen sued AGAIN after woman claims Bruno stunt 'left her confined to wheelchair'

    06/03/2009 7:17:12 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 5 replies · 548+ views
    Daily mail ^ | 5:21 PM on 03rd June 2009 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Sacha Baron Cohen is being sued by a woman who claims she was left confined to a wheelchair after a comedy stunt for his as yet unreleased film allegedly went wrong. Richelle Olson says she was 'attacked' by Bruno - the fashion critic alter ego of British Comedian Cohen - at a Bingo hall in the US in 2007- In her lawsuit she says she collapsed and hit her head on the floor minutes after being unwittingly caught up in Cohen's mockumentary - allegedly leaving her with serious injuries.
  • 'Bruno' Movie Wins Ratings Battle (Sasha Baron Cohen Gets R instead of NC-17)

    04/17/2009 10:29:43 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 13 replies · 786+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 17 April 2009 09:27 UK
    Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, Bruno, has succeeded in getting its age rating lowered in the US, despite initial objections from censors. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) wanted to give the film the restrictive NC-17 rating, banning anyone aged under 17 from watching it. But producers re-edited the movie and resubmitted it, achieving an R rating. Early reviews of the film, based on Baron Cohen's gay fashion TV reporter character, have largely been positive. "I saw Bruno last night. It beyond delivered," wrote Hollywood director Ruben Fleischer on his blog. "After Borat, I thought there was no way...
  • First look at the hilarious Bruno (trailer)

    04/02/2009 4:36:21 PM PDT · by Callahan · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Sun ^ | 4/2/09 | Grant Rollings
    THE Sun has got its hands on the first trailer from what is sure to be the most outrageous movie of the year - Bruno. And from what we have seen it looks like SACHA BARON COHEN's follow up to Borat is ready to shock. To see the hilarious clip, watch below: In the film, which opens on July 10, British comic Cohen plays a gay Austrian TV presenter called Bruno. The trailer shows Bruno on a talk show with his black adopted baby saying: “I gave him a traditional African name - OJ.” A shocked Afro-Caribbean member of the...
  • “Borat” star talks his way into Alabama National Guard

    03/18/2009 9:09:31 PM PDT · by slomark · 9 replies · 677+ views
    [photo: Borat and 5 bikini wearing women] Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for playing “Borat,” has done it again. This time he talked his way onto an Alabama National Guard base by posing as the producer of a German documentary. Cohen was eventually busted after being recognized by a cadet. “It’s an embarrassment to the Alabama National Guard,” said Staff Sgt Katrina Timmons. “Since then we have put in protocols to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” Embarrassed National Guard officials fear ...
  • Libertarians Gone Wild Ron Paul's insane cameo in the upcoming Bruno movie (Too funny!)

    03/17/2009 6:51:52 AM PDT · by big black dog · 25 replies · 1,312+ views
    Slate ^ | Christopher Beam
    The scene with Paul, filmed in early 2008, occurs about halfway through the movie, after Bruno gets the idea that you have to make a sex tape to become famous. (Stop reading here if you want to see the movie unspoiled.) Cut to a nondescript hotel suite where Bruno sits across from Ron Paul. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, a light blows out on the set. Bruno apologizes for the technical difficulties and suggests that he and Paul wait in the other room while the crew fixes the light. The other room, it turns out, is a bedroom. The...
  • 'Borat' star fools Ala. Guard, trains briefly

    03/16/2009 4:59:10 PM PDT · by james500 · 55 replies · 2,116+ views
    AP via Drudge ^ | 3/16/2009
    The actor best known as "Borat" tricked the Alabama National Guard into allowing him onto a post, giving him a military uniform and briefly letting him train—all, supposedly, for a German TV documentary. The ruse, which included comedian Sacha Baron Cohen exposing his thong underwear while changing clothes, was going well until a young cadet recognized Cohen and notified older officers who weren't familiar with the actor. "It's an embarrassment to the Alabama National Guard," Staff Sgt. Katrina Timmons said Monday. "Since then we have put in protocols to make sure this doesn't happen again." ... Footage from the visit...
  • Big stars change gears on ‘don’t vote’ concept (still telling lies about the 2000 election)

    10/31/2008 10:28:52 AM PDT · by weegee · 8 replies · 550+ views
    AP via MSNBC (aka the Obama Network) ^ | updated 11:35 a.m. CT, Wed., Oct. 29, 2008 | no byline
    NEW YORK - Leonardo DiCaprio is bringing out the big guns to get out the vote. Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg and Justin Timberlake are among the celebrities starring in a new public service announcement produced by the actor, who also appears in the spot. The video shows the stars struggling to grasp the concept of using reverse psychology to get young people into voting booths... Finally, Ford says, “You know what? I can’t do it. It’s not true, I don’t believe it — 537 people decided the 2000 election, and you want me to...
  • Anti-religion fervor in 'Religulous' is over the top

    10/03/2008 1:28:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,406+ views
    Sandi Dolbee ^ | October 3, 2008 | Sandi Dolbee
    She laughed. I had invited Cheryl Hall to the screening of “Religulous” to get a faith-based reaction to comedian Bill Maher's diatribe on the divine. Hall's credentials: longtime member of the United Methodist Women and faithful San Diego churchgoer whose husband teaches a weekly Bible study class. Surely, she would be offended at roasting religion as if it were a Hollywood has-been. But she laughed. Several times. Her defense: “I think God has a sense of humor.” And then she added: “If his point was to make religion look ridiculous, then he did a very good job.” It did not,...
  • DHP Review: Religulous (Bill Maher's anti-religion film)

    08/21/2008 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 4 replies · 222+ views
    www.dirtyharrysplace.com ^ | August 21st, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    DHP Review: Religulous Posted by Dirty Harry on Thursday, August 21st, 2008 While more entertaining and better paced, director Larry Charles‘ Religulous can’t help but remind of Morgan Spurlock’s dreadful Where In The World Is Osama bin Laden?, especially at the end where both films are undone by their attempts to close on serious points the preceding 90 minutes of antics simply can’t sustain. It’s surprising Charles let this one get away from him. After all, he also directed Borat, and one of the few saving graces of that humiliation-fest was that it never lost sight of the fact that...
  • REVIEW: "RELIGULOUS" [BARF ALERT! "Borat" director's new film, starring Bill Maher]

    08/21/2008 9:26:17 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 33 replies · 496+ views
    CHUD ^ | 8/21/2008 | Devin Faraci
    This is the Apocalypse of St. Bill the Stoned. Though funny, smart and often profane, Religulous doesn't want to send you out of the theater with a smile on your lips. The final moments of the film aren't laugh out loud funny, but a parade of images of death and destruction. This, Bill Maher says, is what humanity is in for if it doesn't get rid of the nuerological disorder that is religion. You probably know my bias going into this film. I believe that religion is not just irrational but anti-rational, a Bronze Age worldview that should have been...
  • "Bruno" Pranks It Up

    07/08/2008 10:18:32 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 24 replies · 270+ views
    Akansas cage fights turn gay for new Sacha Baron Cohen movie. ULY 8--Lured by $1 beer and the prospect of "hot chicks" and "hardcore fights," thousands of Arkansans were duped last month into appearing as extras in comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's latest staged mayhem. Cohen and his confederates organized cage fighting programs on consecutive days in Texarkana and Fort Smith. Both cards ended with two male grapplers (one was identified as "Straight Dave" and wore camouflage) tearing each other's clothes off and, while in underwear, kissing down their opponent's chest. This man-on-man action triggered Fort Smith fans to throw chairs...
  • Arkansas fight fans fall for Baron Cohen stunt (cage fighting fans see gay exhibition instead)

    07/08/2008 10:23:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies · 864+ views
    DallasNews ^ | 7/8/08
    For those familiar with the antics of shock comic Sacha Baron Cohen , it was a case of déjà vu, all over again. On May 28, he outraged a crowd of unsuspecting guests at a Carrollton office park by luring them to what they thought was a new talk show on "family values." [Click image for a larger version] Hello, Arkansas. As an encore early last month, he outraged a crowd of 1,600 by luring them to what was billed as cage fighting. Police say the show was designed instead to capture the reactions of the unsuspecting to the sight...
  • What Kind of Interviewer Confuses Hamas and Hummus?

    07/08/2008 4:27:49 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies · 167+ views
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | June 30, 2008 | Yossi Alpher
    They took us down winding stone stairs and through long corridors, ostensibly to have some make-up dabbed on our noses for the cameras, in fact to meet the interviewer and test his disguise. We confronted a tall, blond-ish man in his thirties, dressed in leather and studs, his face heavily powdered, his arms and chest shaven. He spoke in a heavy German accent, his movements and mannerisms ultra-gay. He tried to write down our names, but they came out dyslexic. “This guy is going to interview us?” “Don’t worry, he knows what questions to ask you,” an assistant producer replied....