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[VIDEO] Human Rights Activist & Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali: A Lot Of Work To Do In Stopping Genital Mutilation 

Human rights activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali sounds off on the horrific practice of human female genital mutilation, sacrifices made on the ‘altar of identity politics’ and the prosecution of a case in Detroit.

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[VIDEO] Johnny Depp Heads List of World’s Most Overpaid Paid Actors, 2015

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Homeless Woman Lay Dead in Hong Kong McDonald’s for Hours 

The woman was thought to have regularly spent nights in the McDonald’s. Photograph: Anat Givon/AP

Woman aged between 50 and 60 entered the restaurant 24 hours earlier, but police were not called for several hours.

A homeless woman lay dead at a Hong Kong McDonald’s restaurant for hours surrounded by diners before authorities were called.

“The subject was certified dead at the scene.”

The woman, aged between 50 and 60, was found dead on Saturday morning and has been held up as an example of the growing number of homeless people who seek shelter in 24-hour restaurants.

“We endeavour to support street sleepers to enhance their self-reliance…the subject is a complex social problem.”

“Officers arrived upon a report from a female customer [that a person was found to have fainted],” said police in a statement.

“The subject was certified dead at the scene.”

Local media said the woman was slumped at a table, 24 hours after she first entered the restaurant in the working class district of Ping Shek.

She had not moved for seven hours before fellow diners noticed something was wrong, according to Apple Daily, citing CCTV footage.

The woman was thought to have regularly spent nights in the McDonald’s, said the South China Morning Post. Read the rest of this entry »


Johnny Depp by Kyle Stecker for Variety

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Johnny Depp in Talks to Headline ‘The Secret Life of Houdini’

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For Screen Rant reports: Johnny Depp has portrayed a number of famous historical personalities over the years – including, American filmmaker Ed Wood in Tim Burton’s movie of the same name, ‘20s era bank robber John Dillinger in Public Enemies, and journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas among others. With these roles under his belt – as well as many popular fictional characters – he has become one of the most successful and well-known character actors in Hollywood.

Now, Depp may tackle another historically famous and beloved character: the legendary magician, escape artist, and stunt performer, Harry Houdini.

THR reported that Depp is in negotiations with Lionsgate/Summit to star in their upcoming film, The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero. The movie will delve into both Houdini’s illusionist career, as well as his legacy of investigating and disproving spiritualists and the occult. (This version of Houdini’s story has been likened to an Indiana Jones-style adventure.)

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Dean Parisot (Red 2) will direct and Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner) adapted the script from William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s original book of the same name. Christi Dembrowski, Depp’s producing partner at his production company Infinitum Nihil, is also in talks to produce the Houdini film, along with Frank Marshall (The Bourne Legacy) and Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook). Read the rest of this entry »


Johnny Depp as Doctor Strange?

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Depp May Join Marvel’s Superhero Universe 

 reports:  It was only a matter of time before Marvel Studios started courting Johnny Depp to play one of its superheroes.

Sources have told Latino Review that the Mouse House’s main man is in very early discussions with Marvel to take on the role of eccentric magician Steven Strange in “Doctor Strange,” which the company has long been developing as a solo pic to join the ranks of its “Iron Man,” “Thor” and “Captain America” franchises. “Ant-Man” is another character it hopes to launch in 2015 as a standalone franchise around one of the comicbook company’s heroes.

While it makes sense that Marvel would want to have a conversation with Depp over how it could launch a new franchise with the thesp, sources tell Variety that such talks have yet to take place and any possibility of such a pairing is premature.

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Gutfeld: The Tyranny of Cool

…So what is perceived as cool, when it’s really the opposite?

– Bureaucrats spawned in teacher’s lounges chiseling at your income, to the cheers of a pliant media
– Creating dependency as a romantic lifestyle, independent of achievement
– Ridiculing women, minorities, and gays who reject the culture of dependency
– Fake work that doesn’t require building, moving or doing things. In 2008, a community organizer beat a war hero who spent years in a prison camp. Apparently that’s cool.
– Movements that reject American values in favor of American guilt (Occupy)
– Anti-Americanism as a needy appeasement to our international adversaries
– Hero worship of celebrities based on artificial edginess (Johnny Depp is not really a pirate)
– Destroying things. Did Pete Townsend ever think of the maid as he trashed his 25th hotel room?
– Victimhood. The elevation of the David and Goliath myth as a universal storyboard dictating that evil can be good, as long as it’s smaller than the good. If America was a house, the left would root for the termites.
– Code words. Language that aptly describes things is uncool. However, euphemisms created to avoid hurting the feelings of our adversaries is not. Hence, Ft. Hood terror is workplace violence. Which, I guess that makes Hurricane Sandy a pool party.
– Talking about your identity. If you’re gay, bisexual, transgendered, Raelian, or Eskimo, chances are I’ll hear about it. If you are less proud of what you do than who you do then you’re considered cool.

Where does the tyranny of the cool begin?

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