Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman is a decorated combat veteran whose career in the armed services spanned over two decades. Republicans are now trying to paint Vindman as having dual loyalty to Ukraine, the country he emigrated to the United States from as a small child. During Vindman’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Republican Counsel Steve Castor asked Vindman about receiving an offer to serve as Ukraine’s defense minister. The implication was that Vindman may not have been working in the best interest of the United States while serving on the National Security Council. Vindman seemed amused, if not offended, by the counsel’s line of questioning. “I’m an American,” Vindman said. “I came here when I was a toddler. I immediately dismissed these offers. I did not entertain them.” GOP counsel questions Lt. Col Vindman on offers to be the Minister of Defense for Ukraine. Vindman: "I'm an American. I came here … [Read more...] about Republicans Now Questioning Whether Purple Heart Recipient Is Loyal to the United States
Actors Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, the stars of The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), have both been cast in The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence). Dieter Laser starred in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) as Dr. Heiter, a deranged doctor who kidnaps three people and literally sews them together to form a human centipede. The sequel, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), went meta, with Laurence R. Harvey starring as Martin, a man obsessed with the first film who creates a much larger centipede of his own. In yet another bizarre twist, writer-director Tom Six will play himself in a The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) supporting role. RELATED: Human Centipede 3 Plot Is Disgusting; Gets May Release We don't have any details on the story behind The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence), but it seems that Martin is trying to connect with the actual stars of the original film, and its director. Producer Ilona Six confirmed the … [Read more...] about The Human Centipede III to Unite Dieter Laser and Laurence Harvey!
The organization proposed new rules to target the 'An Officer and a Spy' director who faces a new accusation of rape from actress Valentine Monnier. France's ARP, the country's guild for directors, writers and producers, has proposed new rules for members under investigation or convicted of sexual crimes, which would lead to the suspension of Roman Polanski. The director has been a fugitive from justice in the U.S. for decades and faces a fresh probe following an explosive accusation from actress Valentine Monnier that Polanski raped her in 1975. The ARP board's new rules would “suspend any member facing legal charges, and expel any member convicted, especially for crimes of a sexual nature,” said president Pierre Jolivet. The new rules will be presented to a vote of the 200-member organization general assembly at a future date. The general assembly is usually held in the spring, but the organization will schedule a special session to vote on the measure. Jolivet added … [Read more...] about France’s Directors Guild Moves to Suspend Roman Polanski
On June 1st last year, the 1975 played a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. It was a huge moment for the English pop provocateurs, who had recently broken through in the U.S. with their second full-length LP, 2016’s chart-topping I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. “There’s a picture of Michael Jackson playing the Garden right before you go on,” says singer-guitarist Matty Healy, 29. “I remember staring at that, thinking, ‘This is fucking crazy.’ ” Truthfully, though, Healy doesn’t remember all that much about that night. “It was a strange time,” he adds. “I mean, I was still doing quite a lot of drugs.” Healy founded the 1975 in the early 2000s with drummer George Daniel, bassist Ross MacDonald and lead guitarist Adam Hann, friends from secondary school near Manchester. They spent years alternately mocking the idea of rock stardom and embodying it to the … [Read more...] about The Rebirth of the 1975
The decision follows a ruling in June by a Swedish court that the Wikileaks founder should not be detained. The alleged rape investigation involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, has been discontinued, a Swedish prosecutor said Tuesday. "I want to inform about my decision to discontinue the preliminary investigation," Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson told a news conference. Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, said in a tweet that the focus should now move onto the "threat" that Assange has been "warning about for years: the belligerent prosecution of the United States and the threat it poses to the First Amendment." Tuesday's decision follows a ruling in June by a Swedish court that Assange should not be detained. Two months earlier, Assange was evicted from the Ecuador Embassy in London where he had been holed up since 2012. He was immediately arrested and is currently serving a 50-week sentence in Britain for jumping … [Read more...] about Sweden Discontinues Julian Assange Rape Investigation