Entertainment Tonight’s Rocsi Diaz says it loud …she’s a vegetarian and proud. Diaz poses for PETA’s holiday campaign.
Universal Studios released and tribute video in memory of Paul Walker. The video that has already received over 1 million hits includes footage from each one of the Fast N’ Furious franchise…all played with Skylar Grey’s “I’m Coming Home” (sampled by Diddy Dirty Money) plays in the background.
As authorities investigate the car crash that killed actor Paul Walker, the multimillion dollar production he was starring in has stopped filming for the past two days.
Sandra Rose reports,
A new NYPD program is stirring more controversy than the policy that it was designed to replace. The New York Police Department’s “Stop-and-Kiss” program is an effort to tamp down the complaints of the NYPD’s controversial Stop-and-frisk program that critics say targets black and Hispanic men.
Critics are calling the NYPD’s Stop-and-Kiss program a violation of privacy. Thousands took to the streets earlier this week to protest the new program. The new policy allows officers to kiss anyone who they believe looks suspicious.
New Yorkers who complain that they have been stopped and kissed say the new policy is even more intrusive than the Stop-and-frisk policy.
One New Yorker, Cory Clark, says the new policy is humiliating. “Going through my pockets, throwing my stuff on the ground. Kissing me on my neck and face. They pushed me up against the wall and started nibbling on my ear,” he said.
And Evan Vincent said, “Every time I go out and I see a cop I’m ready for him to come up, ask me questions, and give me a little kiss.”
Outgoing NY Mayor Bloomberg defended the new policy, saying “This program helps keep New Yorkers safe. If someone is suspected of a crime, officers should be allowed to question them and leave them with a small and reasonable kiss on the mouth.
Mark Brennan, a former NY police officer, also defended the program. “If you’ve got nothing to hide, then it’s not a problem. They just stop you, ask where you’re going, give you a gentle kiss or two and let you go.”
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
“What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human,” the president said in his late-night address. “We saw in him what we seek in ourselves.”
Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.
Mandela, a former president, battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.
With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation’s Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace.
Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the consciousness of the nation and the world.
Actress Zoe Saldana, who recently just got married, stopped but Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel to talk about her latest project ‘Out of the Furnace’ with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard. The film is hit the theaters Friday Dec. 6 nation wide.
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