Politics

Virginians At Odds With Gun Ban At Toby Keith’s Restaurant

December 29th, 2013 6:03pm EST
Toby Keith
Not everyone is happy that country star Toby Keith is banning guns from his new restaurant.

The superstar opened a new location of his I Love this Bar & Grill restaurant chain in North Virginia. A sign on the front door proclaims, “No Guns Permitted,” according to FOX 5.

Following an outcry on the restaurant's Facebook page, the staff wrote, “While we understand and respect every person's right to own and bear arms, we at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, with guidance from the State of Virginia and based on insurance regulations, have adopted a no weapons policy. It is our desire t...
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Lady Gaga Calls For Boycott Of 2014 Winter Olympics

December 6th, 2013 3:10pm EST
Lady Gaga
American pop-singer Lady Gaga has joined calls for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia over the nation's stance on gay rights.

The 27 year-old star is a vocal advocate of equality and has previously slammmed officials in the former Soviet Union over a ban on 'promoting' homosexuality.

Now, she has joined other stars, including singer Lily Allen and writer/funnyman Stephen Fry, in calling for a global boycott of the showpiece sporting event.

She tells British talk show host Alan Carr, "To be honest, I don't think that we should be going to the Olympics at all, I don't know ...
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Madonna Pens Open Letter Supporting Gay Rights In Russia

December 4th, 2013 9:56am EST
Madonna
International philanthropist Madonna has stepped up her battle for gay rights in Russia by writing an open letter calling for change.

The 55 year-old star sparked controversy during her trip to Russia last year  by publicly backing jailed punk stars Pussy Riot and voicing her support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The move prompted homophobic activists in the country to file a lawsuit against the American singer-songwriter, which was later dismissed, over claims she violated a local law banning the promotion of homosexuality.

Madonna has refused to bac...
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Bob Dylan Sued For Alleged Racism By Croatian Organization

December 2nd, 2013 12:02pm EST
Bob Dylan
Legendary musician Bob Dylan is being sued for alleged 'racism'.

A Croatian community group is reportedly suing the 72 year-old singer for remarks he made in the September issue of the French version of Rolling Stone magazine.

In response to a question about whether he sees parallels between Civil War-era America and the US of today, Bob said: "Mmm, I don't know how to put it. It's like . . . the United States burned and destroyed itself for the sake of slavery. The USA wouldn't give it up. It had to be grinded out. The whole system had to be ripped out with force. A lot of killing. What,...
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Morrissey Slams President Barack Obama Over Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

November 27th, 2013 8:50am EST
Morrissey
Morrissey has branded President Barack Obama "abysmal" for supporting the slaughter of 45 million turkeys for the nation's Thanksgiving celebrations.

The animal rights crusader has hit out at the American leader's administration ahead of the annual festivities on Thursday, slamming White House staff as "embarrassingly stupid" for holding a 'turkey pardon' when one bird is spared death on the President's orders.

In a statement, the former The Smiths star writes, "Please ignore the abysmal example set by President Obama who, in the name of Thanksgiving, supports torture as 45 million bird...
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Michelle Trachtenberg Wants Meet Lee Harvey Oswald's Wife

November 5th, 2013 3:19pm EST
Killing Kennedy
Michelle Trachtenberg is eager to meet the widow of the man accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy after portraying her in new TV movie Killing Kennedy.

Marina Oswald has always made it clear she does not want to be associated with what her husband allegedly did way back in 1963, and so the actress refused to try and track her down as she researched her latest role.

However, the 28 year-old actress admits she would love to meet up with the Russian, who is now in her 70s.

She tells Access Hollywood Live, "Of the main players in the movie, she's the only one who's still aliv...
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Boxer Vitali Klitschko Announces Ukrainian Presidential Run

October 25th, 2013 8:58am EDT
Vitali Klitschko
Heavyweight boxing champ Vitali Klitschko is fighting to become president of the Ukraine.

Announcing his official run for his homeland's top job on Thursday, Klitschko revealed he plans to run for the presidency in 2015, and will not be stopped by critics.

He'll become the first known challenger of incumbent president Viktor Yanukovych, who took over as the Ukraine's fourth president in 2010.

The boxer, who has twice run for mayor of Kiev, says, "I cannot be intimidated or stopped. In order to put an end to various attempts to get rid of me as a possible candidate, I want to say that I'm...
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Former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants To Run For President In 2016

October 19th, 2013 4:05pm EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to change the rules of the U.S. Constitution to allow him to run for president in 2016.

The actor, who stars opposite Sylvester Stallone in this week's "Escape Plan", was born in Austria, and thus is ineligible to hold the highest office in the country.

The former California governor has been lobbying for support to get the law changed, and he's reportedly planning on filing paperwork to challenge the law -- a right he has since becoming a U.S. citizen in 1983.

"Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules change...
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Bryan Cranston To Make Broadway Debut As LBJ

October 8th, 2013 1:49am EDT
Bryan Cranston
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is set to make his Broadway debut in a new play.

The Emmy Award-winning actor is due to take on the role of former President Lyndon B. Johnson in a New York play entitled All the Way, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan.

The show's producer Jeffrey Richards tells the New York Daily News, "It's an exciting new American play that deals with LBJ's quest for legitimacy... It deals with a year in American history that was a tumultuous year and an exciting year. The writer has brought it to life vividly."

Last year, Cranston admitted he was eye...
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Bono Does His Best President Bill Clinton At NYC Conference

September 25th, 2013 8:25am EDT
Bono
U2's Bono introduced Bill Clinton at a charity event in New York this week by performing his finest comedy impersonation of the former president.

On Tuesday, the 53 year-old singer was among the guests who were invited to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Manhattan and the star found himself with time to spare on stage when the statesman was late taking over.

Bono tested out his comedy skills by doing an impersonation of Clinton, mimicking his famous southern accent and raspy tones in a short skit, which drew laughter from the audience.

In his impersonation of Clint...
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