“There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested.” Commented Mel Gibson in a statement five days after the latest incident put his reputation back in crisis.
According to Reuters, Actor Mel Gibson on Tuesday apologized for making anti-Semitic remarks in a drunken rant and asked to meet Jewish leaders, but one of them called on the Hollywood superstar to show deeds and not offer words. ”There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark,” Gibson said in a statement.
“I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested,” he added.
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“This is an aberration. I’m sorry. I\m contrite. I’m stupid. Foolish. No excuse.” Commented Peter Cook, 47, Christie Brinkley’s husband, after admitting to a year-long affair with 19-year-old teen Diana Bianchi in the Hamptons.
Christie Brinkley’s architect husband, Peter Cook, has publicly apologized to his estranged wife following revelations that he’d had a year-long affair with a teenage girl. ”I love my wife. I have loved her since the day I met her. Please, I love her,” Cook told New York Post columnist Cindy Adams via his lawyer, Norman Sheresky. “For a lifetime, I’ve tried to prove how much I love her. This is an aberration. I’m sorry. I’m contrite. I’m stupid. Foolish. No excuse.”
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“I hope you’ll stay with us as long as you want.” Barbara Walters, to Star Jones, on the day Jones announced she was leaving The View.
“Barbara and Bill orchestrated this from day one. She’s known since April she didn’t want to renew my contract.” Commented Star Jones Reynolds to Larry King on CNN.
According to the Southbend Tribune, many of us will never have the chance to stick it to our boss on national TV, a la Star Jones Reynolds in last week’s dust-up with Barbara Walters over Star’s departure from the ABC talk show “The View.” The goal is to leave a job gracefully and maintain your dignity. It seems Star Jones, Barbara Walters and ABC all have lessons to learn in how to handle future employment and exit challenges.
Star, whose contract was not renewed for next season, “ambushed” co-producer Walters on Tuesday with the surprise announcement that she would not return to the show in the fall. She had been set to make the departure public Thursday.
In response, the network immediately sent her packing.
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“Oh my God. Am I dead? Am I alive?” Said Elizabeth Taylor, the 74-year-old legendary actress this week on CNN’s Larry King Live to defend her reputation.
According to E! Entertainment, Elizabeth Taylor is speaking out against tabloid “death watch” reports that she’s gravely ill and fighting a losing battle—or any battle—with Alzheimer’s disease.
In her first television interview in three years, the legendary Dame scoffed at the rumors on Larry King Live Tuesday night, claiming she’s never suffered from the debilitating disease and that reports to the contrary are simply “dirty.”
“Oh, come on, do I look like I’m dying?” she said on the CNN show. “Do I look like or sound like I have Alzheimer’s?”
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“My hope for The Da Vinci Code was, in addition to entertaining people, that it might serve as an open door for readers to begin their own explorations and rekindle their interest in topics of faith.” Comments from Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code.
Experts agree: Dan Brown got most of his facts wrong. According to the Dallas Morning News, yes, it’s fiction, but author’s “fact” claims irritate scholars.
Religion scholars have been whacking The Da Vinci Code like a low-hanging piñata. The swings have come from establishment Christianity – the Vatican and the Archbishop of Canterbury – and from the fringes of the faith – a member of the liberal Jesus Seminar and the agnostic historian Bart Ehrman.
At least 44 books debunking The Da Vinci Code are for sale at Amazon.com, several written by serious academics or well-known pastors. And with the movie starring Tom Hanks scheduled to open in a little over a week, surely more are in the pipeline. All of which leaves this question unanswered: Why bother?
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