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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Victim Slams DiCaprio, Scorsese in Open Letter

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprioWhile audiences across the country are raving about Martin Scorsese's latest film The Wolf of Wall Street, one woman who was incidentally caught up in the real life drama is making it clear that she has a bone to pick with the Oscar-winning director and his star, Leonardo DiCaprio.

In an open letter in LA Weekly, Christina McDowell - the daughter of Tom Prousalis, a former associate of real life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort - condemns Scorsese and DiCaprio (who portrays Belfort in the film) for glamorizing crime:

"So here's the deal. You people are dangerous. Your film is a reckless attempt at continuing to pretend that these sorts of schemes are entertaining, even as the country is reeling from yet another round of Wall Street scandals. We want to get lost in what? These phony financiers' fun sexcapades and coke binges? Come on, we know the truth. This kind of behavior brought America to its knees."

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James Franco Affected by LAX Shooting

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television,

James Franco at LAXJames Franco was among those affected by the shooting at LAX airport on Friday.

The Spring Breakers star was left stranded on the tarmac when his flight landed at Los Angeles International Airport amidst chaos after a gunman opened fire at around 9:20am local time.

James posted a solemn looking picture of himself waiting to leave a plane on his Instagram account. "At #lax Some s** tbag shot up the place [sic]," he captioned the snap.

It appears the 35-year-old star had a long wait before he could go about his day as his next message followed five hours later. "WE'RE OUT! - everyone was calm [sic]" James wrote.

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Quote of the Day: Winona Ryder on Her Shoplifting Incident

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Features,

Winona Ryder in 'Interview'

"In a weird way, it was almost like the best thing that could have happened because I'd never asked myself the question before of, "Is it okay if I'm not going to act? Is there anything else?" because that was all that I really knew... Honestly, as terrible as this sounds, when you're making movies, you think that those other things are not as important—the most important thing is that you do a good job in the movie and that you're prepared. So just getting that kind of perspective on life really helped me."

- Winona Ryder opens up about her famous shoplifting debacle in Interview magazine.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Naomi Campbell Violently Attacked

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Models, News,

Naomi CampbellNaomi Campbell suffered a torn ligament in her leg after she was violently attacked and robbed on a Paris street.

The British supermodel was recently sporting a cast on her leg for a mystery injury and it has now been revealed she was set upon by a group of thugs after she tried to hail a cab in the French capital during the incident last month.

"It was terrifying. Naomi believes the assailant had been watching her, casing her out, and waited for a moment to strike when she was alone. She was attacked in the street as she hailed a cab, and robbed. Her leg was injured as she was violently pushed to the ground. She was understandably very upset and shaken up," a source told The New York Post.

It is not known what the thugs stole from her, but it's believed they were targeting the expensive jewelry she may have been wearing. The 42-year-old beauty's billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, immediately flew her by private jet to Vail, Colorado, where she was treated by J. Richard Steadman, one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in the world. Naomi has been using a wheelchair and crutches to get around following the attack, and Vladimir has upped security around her.

Alleged Trading Card Game Of Doom

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Tarot Card of DeathSo here’s a news story that you just hate to read.

The body of a missing journalist was discovered in the backyard of two acquaintances, “placed in a plastic container and entombed in concrete.” The alleged killers went to a lot of trouble in a case that includes a U-Haul, Florida, Georgia, twins, and the serial numbers on “implanted dental hardware.”

Here’s what makes the story of interest to comic book people, and what makes me think some collectibles might be a strong motive: The alleged killers and their victim “were acquaintances likely through a comic book shop in Florida because they were all involved in a trading card game.”

Be careful who you allegedly play with, gamers.

[Artwork: Tarot]

Read More | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Axl Rose’s Stolen Jewelry Recovered

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music,

Axl RoseAxl Rose's stolen jewelry has been recovered.

French police arrested a woman after she returned three gold-and-diamond necklaces - worth $200,000 - which had gone missing from a party held by Axl's band, Guns N' Roses, in Paris. The woman - a model - claimed she didn't know how she had ended up with the "Paradise City" hitmaker's chains. It is not known if she has been formally charged with theft at this time.

According to a spokesman for the band, Axl was not wearing the necklaces when they were stolen. However, police said the singer was "fuming" about the theft.

Guns N' Roses next show is in Moenchengladbach, Germany, on Friday, before they will return to France as part of their European tour, which lasts until July 22.

Axl Rose Robbed in Paris

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Rants,

Axl RoseGuns N' Roses singer Axl Rose has been robbed of $200,000 of jewelry in Paris.

The "Paradise City" singer said thieves took three gold-and-diamond necklaces from an after party following the group's show at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy A police source said Axl was "fuming" about the theft and confirmed the rocker wasn't wearing his necklaces at the time they were stolen. Judicial police have launched an investigation, and hope to quickly find the culprits.

Guns N' Roses have met with frequent troubles on their current European tour, with heavy criticism for taking to the stage late, in many cases later than after 11pm. In London, the band - of which Axl is the only original member - threatened to walk off stage if fans continued to throw money and plastic cups at them after they took to the stage 50 minutes late.

"If you throw any f***ing thing on stage, we'll go home," said bass player Tommy Stinson.

Video: Metro bus driver blocks car getaway path after a hit-and-run

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Transportation, Videos,

Just an FYI to any drivers out there who think that fleeing the scene of an accident is a good idea, check this out. In the situation above, a metro bus driver decided to block the escape route of a driver that thought a hit-and-run was the best way to handle things. The cyclist who was hit seems to be fine, althogh his bike is likely totaled. The driver, a minor, is faced with several charges and fines.

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Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla Trailer Premieres Online

Getting back into his usual field of movies like Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Madonna’s hubby-director Guy Ritchie is now gracing us with another amazing crime comedy-thriller, RocknRolla.

With a trailer like that and a cast that includes the likes of Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, and Jeremy Piven, one can only imagine the possibilities!

The film is scheduled to hit theaters this Halloween.

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Take a Stab at the Knife-Proof T-Shirt

Knife-Proof T-Shirt

We’ve brought you other crime-prevention apparel and gadgets in the past, such as the No-Contact Jacket and the Cell Phone Stun Gun. Joining the ranks is the meshy Knife-Proof T-Shirt. It’s made of “ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber”—akin to the “aramid fiber” used to create body armor. With that caliber of fabric, we’re pleasantly surprised to learn the tee is also machine washable. The potentially life-saving tee will be available in Japan during June in both a short-sleeve ($190-$522 USD) and long-sleeve ($220-$590 USD) versions. However, the manufacturer, Nihon Uni, does not seem to have a website to order from.

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