Ryan Gosling’s latest film, Only God Forgives, has deeply divided critics and the Canadian actor concedes that the blood-spattered crime thriller set in Bangkok’s underworld of boxing clubs and brothels may not appeal to everyone. “The film is kind of like a drug,” the former child star who appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club TV show, told reporters ahead of the film’s opening in New Zealand next Thursday.
Bert and Ernie. Gay Many always suspected, but no one ever knew for sure
The Veronica Mars actress asked her partner to marry her on Wednesday to celebrate the United States Supreme Court’s overturning of the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA). The 32-year-old’s gay and lesbian friends are now able to tie the knot, leading them to arrange their own wedding
Australian actress Toni Collette and her musician husband have lost a high-profile legal stoush over the failed purchase of a Sdyney house, and have to pay more than A$800,000 (NZ$957,000) in damages. In the NSW Supreme Court on Friday, Acting Justice William Windeyer found in favour of Industrie clothing label founder, Susan Kelly, and ordered Collette and her husband, David Galafassi, pay A$814,907 (NZ$975,000), plus legal costs
Stephen Baldwin, the youngest of four brothers in show business, said Friday he’s looking forward to ”clearing the wreckage of my past.”
The Supreme Court ended its term Monday with a high-profile ruling that violent video games are protected by the First Amendment, but a bigger technology decision could be looming. The court agreed to hear a case next term about when the government can put GPS devices on people’s cars which could produce one of the court’s biggest privacy rulings in years
Conrad Black, the press baron accused of looting his Hollinger International media empire, began his current trial in Chicago with at least one thought on his mind.
Our marriages often provoke us to throw the china and utter the unforgivables. The context is usually personal, not political, but either way, passions run high.
The Supreme Court’s decision to throw out a sex-discrimination suit by a large group of female Wal-Mart employees may look like a mere procedural decision about the rules for class-action lawsuits. But it is in fact a much bigger deal: it significantly shifts power from workers to big employers.
There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” That confession of faith, the shahada, is professed by all Muslims, be they the 700 million Sunnis who dominate the Islamic world from Morocco to Indonesia or the 90 million Shi’ites who rule Iran and form majorities in Lebanon, Bahrain and Iraq. To the shahada, however, the Shi’ites add, “And Ali is the Friend of God.” Those additional words in praise of Ali, whom the Shi’ites passionately claim is Muhammad’s true successor, epitomize the complex and often bloody feud between Islam’s two branches.