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Christoph Waltz Worried Nationality Would Hurt His Career

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Casting, Celeb News,

Christoph WaltzChristoph Waltz was worried being half-Austrian and half-German would affect his career. The Oscar-winning actor almost quit acting when he was told he was unlikely to break Hollywood and would probably be cast in supporting roles as a German Nazi for the rest of his life because of his thick Austrian accent.

"I was introduced to Paul Kohner years ago, who was the most powerful agent in the 30s. He was at the end of his career and I was at the beginning of my career - he actually knew my grandfather. He said, 'Of course I can do something for you in Hollywood, that's not the problem. But you have to ask yourself, do you want to spend the rest of your life walking through the background yelling "Heil Hitler?"' And that was probably the most valuable thing he said to me. I said, 'No, thank you,' and went back to Europe."

Christoph, 56, is ironically best known for his Best Supporting Actor Oscar win for his role as Nazi Colonel Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.

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iPad comes to nine more countries this Friday

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds,

iPad new york times

has just informed the world that the is set to launch in nine additional countries this Friday. We don’t have any solid numbers yet as far as pricing in these territories goes, however, on July 23rd you’ll be able to buy Apple’s tablet device in the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore. Don’t fret if your country has been left off the list, as Apple has also promised that “many more countries” will get the iPad before 2010 ends.

Team USA wins gold in unbalanced tournament

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Championship, Editorial,

Stefan Della RovereDespite Team USA dethroning the Canadians in the World Junior Hockey Championships with their 6-5 overtime victory, Canada is still the top team on the world junior stage. The 2010 WJHC concluded last night with an exciting conclusion capping a rather disappointing tournament – as least as far as competitive balance goes. 16 out of 31 games in the tournament saw the victorious team win by four goals or more. The two first place teams in round robin play, Canada and Sweden, outscored their opponents by a combined score of 63-12, while the two last place teams, Latvia and Austria, were outscored 16-73. Is this really the best product that the International Ice Hockey Federation can offer?

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Whitney Houston Touring the UK

Whitney Houston

is planning to tour the UK for the first time in over a decade.

The “I Look to You” singer will play five arena dates starting next April in venues across England and Scotland.

“This is my first full tour since the My Love Is Your Love tour in 1999 and I am so excited to be performing for my fans around the world after all this time,” Whitney said. “I am putting together a great show and cannot wait to perform the songs from my new album Look to You along with some of your favorites.”

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Demi Moore Opens Up About Leech Therapy

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies, Television,

On last night’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, actress talked about an usual method she tried to ‘detoxify’ herself. 

The 45-year-old star said that on a recent trip to Austria, she allowed four leeches to enter her belly button area in hopes of optimizing her health.  The suckers supposedly released enzymes into her bloodstream that ultimately made her feel better.  In fact, Moore claims that she intends to go back for more.

I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to keep up with your younger man.

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