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VON TRIER, WHO JOKED ABOUT HITLER, IS HAILED IN BERLIN

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lars Von Trier, who was declared persona non grata by the Cannes Film Festival last May after joking about Hitler and the Nazis at a press conference, became the leading contender at the 24th European Film Awards over the weekend, when his end-of-the-world film Melancholia was nominated in eight of the competition’s nine categories. Five […]

WILLIAMS: I QUIT!; ESPN: YOU’RE FIRED!

October 7, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s unclear whether Hank Williams Jr. voluntarily permanently removed himself and his music from ESPN’s Monday Night Football or whether ESPN permanently fired him, but this much became clear on Thursday — you won’t be hearing Williams’s voice at the beginning of the NFL telecast ever again. Williams on Thursday appeared to take back the […]

DIRECTOR VON TRIER SAYS HE’S SHUTTING UP

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lars Von Trier was clearly joking during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival last May when he remarked that he had always believed that he had been born a Jew (“I was very happy being a Jew”) but that his mother had told him on her deathbed that his father may have been […]

ARE YOU READY FOR AN APOLOGY?

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hank Williams Jr., who issued an unapologetic statement following ESPN’s decision to yank his “Are You Ready for Football?” opener from Monday night’s NFL telecast after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler, issued a follow-up statement late Tuesday that he took pains to point out was “Not written by some Publicist.” With words in […]

ESPN “FIRES” HANK WILLIAMS JR. OVER OBAMA COMMENT

October 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

ESPN on Monday yanked Hank Williams Jr.’s “Are You Ready for Football?” opener from its Monday Night Football telecast after Williams earlier in the day likened President Obama to Hitler. The company issued a statement saying, “While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company […]

REPORT: SPIELBERG FIRED MEGAN FOX FROM TRANSFORMERS SEQUEL

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg fired Megan Fox from the third Transformers film after she told the British magazine Wonderland that Michael Bay behaved “like Hitler” on the set,GQ magazine reported in its current edition. Spielberg, the producer of the film — and the director of Schindler’s List, which told of one man’s resistance to Hitler — was […]

VON TRIER APOLOGIZES AGAIN FOR HITLER REMARKS

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Danish director Lars von Trier, who joked during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival, about being a Nazi and understanding Hitler — and wound up being declared persona non grata by the festival as a result — issued another contrite apology for his his remarks on Tuesday, saying that his comments were “unintelligent, […]