Just a week after a controversial trip to Brazil involving illegal graffiti and a visit to a brothel, Justin Bieber is now in the midst of an international scandal involving the hijacking of a petroleum gas tanker with a band of Somali pirates.
Britney should instead be proud that her music, bad as it may be, is being put to good use in the global fight against terrorism and the struggle to establish justice and peace in our troubled world.
We're relieved to hear that former child star Britney Spears isn't twerking or going on homophobic rants or getting drunk or becoming a go-go boy. She's helping to keep the seas safe! As Britney might say herself, you better work, bitch.
What we should be scrutinizing is why American audiences will only stomach stories with dark faces if it's a white one that saves the day. We must ask that people like Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass, people who have leverage in Hollywood, demand better.
After a half hour of trick or treating, my mom found us. She had a panicked look on her face. Our folks had not taken into account the fact that neighborhood kids would knock on our door, begging for treats.
Film: Captain Phillips (2013) Cast includes: Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan), Catherine Keener (Into the Wild), Barkhad Abdi Screenplay: Billy Ray (T...
Is Captain Phillips a case where bigger, louder -- and since it's Paul Greengrass, shakier -- is actually better? And do the film's pirates rise above being caricatured villains to represent the real Somalian men who turn to this high risk/high reward way of life?
Two-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks has made a career out of playing ordinary men thrown in to extraordinary circumstances whether it's a FedEx emp...
"People ask me all of the time if I have a hobby. I thought I didn't, but I was wrong. I do have one and it's bathing. That's my hobby. ... And since I'm a professional daydreamer, this is practically like being on the job."
Based on the title character's book recalling the 2009 incident -- in which an American cargo vessel in the Indian Ocean was captured by four Somali pirates -- Captain Phillips puts you right in the middle of the action and never lets you go.
What you're seeing is the Russian Special Forces response to a peaceful protest. Peaceful activism is crucial when governments around the world have failed to respond to dire scientific warnings about the consequences of climate change in the Arctic and elsewhere.
The committee's decision is indeed a reflection of Alfred Nobel's thinking when he established the Nobel Peace Prize more than a century ago as a reward for working toward peace.
I've changed sides in the carnival world, I've gone from "ride jockey" running rides to "jointee," working games.
This liquor has thus proved a fertile breeding ground for myths, which have taken root and spread.
There's a thriving scene for historical and contemporary sea music, with festivals all over. Here in the U.S., the premiere festival is at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and last month my band Ocean Celtic was lucky enough to play there and meet many of the great sea music performers.
I saw "The Lone Ranger" on Saturday with an overflow crowd at the Academy (AMPAS). It ran some two hours and twenty minutes...and rides into the nat...