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Screech Stabbed A Man

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So what did you do on your Christmas holiday? Did you get into a bar fight and stab a man? Well, Dustin Diamond, AKA “Screech” from Saved By the Bell, did. Call him old fashioned, I guess.

Apparently, Screech (I refuse to call him by his real name, call the cops), was defending his fiancee and in doing so, wound up stabbing a man. Dude got arrested. I guess it’s not all right and I guess he wasn’t saved by the bell. Though he remains chipper in his mugshot:

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Here’s the story, from the LA Times:

“Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond was charged Friday with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon after a Wisconsin bar fight late Christmas night.

A Port Washington, Wis., police report said the former child star, famous for playing Screech on the sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” admitted accidentally stabbing a man while defending his fiancee from two men, according to the Associated Press.

In court, Diamond saw his bail boosted to $10,000 from $1,000. He had been arrested in the wee hours Friday on initial charges of possession of a switchblade knife, carrying a concealed weapon and first-degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department website.

The second-degree endangering charge is also a felony, the AP said. The other charges are misdemeanors.

TMZ obtained video from the bar, north of Milwaukee, in which an onlooker exclaims: “He’s got a … knife.” Police told the website that the wounds were not life-threatening.

Man, just when you thought you couldn’t dislike this guy anymore, he pulls an Andy Dick and gets arrested for something stupid. And look at his dumb mugshot. Look how freakin’ smug he is. I can’t stand this guy.

What did you do on your Christmas holiday?

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“The Interview” Came Out On Christmas Day — How Did It Do?

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James Franco and Seth Rogen‘s clusterf-ck of a film, The Interview, was released in theaters after all, on Christmas Day. So how did it do? The answer is, really well and not too well, at the same time. How is that possible? Well, it made $1 million in one day, which is good, but considering how much was spent on it, it’s also bad. I’ll let this Vox article do the rest of the talking:

The Interview made just over $1 million at the box office Thursday, for a per-screen average of $3,142 from its 331 theaters. Assuming normal box office erosion, it will likely make it to $3 million in traditional ticket sales by the end of Christmas weekend.

At first blush, that number seems pretty good. Making $1 million in a single day, on so few screens, is definitely an accomplishment. And the per-screen average isn’t bad either. The film finished 15th in overall sales on the day, but it finishes seventh in per-screen average, with three of the films coming in ahead of it — Selma, American Sniper, and the Indian import PK — playing on fewer screens. (Releasing a film to a handful of theaters first, to build excitement and hopefully reap high box office from just those theaters, is a time-honored strategy for Oscar contenders like Selma and American Sniper.)

You also have to consider that Sony has simultaneously released the film to Video On Demand, where it has been among the top sellers for YouTube and Google Play. Of course, we don’t get traditional box office figures for those sellers, just as we rarely get hard numbers for DVD sales. So we can’t know if The Interview has sold 1 million downloads or one dozen.

[...] The question, then, is if the $1 million number is good or disappointing. The film cost $44 million to make, and no matter how good the VOD numbers are, it seems highly unlikely to make back its budget (to say nothing of marketing). Sony will still take a substantial write-off on the film.

It’s a pretty interesting article, so if you want to read the whole thing, go right ahead. I won’t stop you. Consider it my Christmas gift to you. You’re welcome.

So anyway, who here saw The Interview this Christmas? What did you think? I think it looks terrible, and not in a fun, ironic way. Like I think it looks genuinely terrible. But I’m still open, considering you can stream it online. That means I don’t have to put on pants, which is great, because f-ck pants. F-ck pants forever.

Thoughts? Not on my pants, on the film.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z spent Christmas in Iceland

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I always wanted to go to Iceland – I think it’s a beautiful country and I’d love to hit up the hot springs. However, I don’t know that I’d choose it as my Christmas destination if I had millions of dollars at my disposal and could go anywhere on the planet. I guess it sounded like a good idea to Beyonce and Jay-Z, however, as they packed up Blue Ivy and headed there for the holidays.

Lucky for us, the Carters travel with their own personal documentarian/Photoshop expert, so we get to check out carefully selected photos from their holiday.

Enjoy the below – looks like they did.

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Ed Sheeran wants Taylor Swift and Orlando Bloom to hook up

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Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have been BFF since Ed opened for Taylor’s tour sometime last year. There’s nothing romantic between them, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to help her find love! To that end, he’s hoping romance blooms between Taylor and a fellow celebrity who lives in her apartment building: Orlando Bloom!

From NOW Magazine:

‘He’s lovely, and they live in the same building,’ says Ed, 23.

‘[I'm hoping that ] the magic might present itself eventually.’

Ed’s become quite used to playing matchmaker for his celebrity mates.

While staying at Friends star Courteney Cox’s house in LA last year he introduced the actress to Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid, who she’s now engaged to.

‘I go out a lot – to meet people, hang out and bring my friends to house parties,’ the redhead reveals.

‘This was one of those nights, and I brought Johnny along with me and introduced them.

‘At the end of the night I went home, and he didn’t. That was it.’

Oh yeah, I forgot he hooked up Courteney Cox and that dude from Snow Patrol. I mean, I guess anything can happen, but I personally don’t see Taylor and Orlando getting together anytime soon. I can’t see them together!

Kim Kardashian can’t get pregnant again

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Kim Kardashian has been open about wanting to have another child with Kanye West. They’re already parents to North, of course, but given how big her own family is, it’s no surprise that they want to have a brood of ‘em. However, things aren’t exactly going to plan – apparently they’ve been trying for the past 9 months, to no avail, and chances are they won’t have any success in the future, either.

From TMZ:

Kim Kardashian is upset for a very good reason … as hard as she’s been trying, she can’t get pregnant.

Kim has been very open with friends and family … she and Kanye have been trying to have another baby for the last 9 months but nothing has worked. Kim has been to fertility doctors, but they’ve made it clear … having another baby is a long shot.

Turns out North West was a miracle baby … she had 3 specialists tell her she couldn’t get pregnant before North was conceived.

Kim and Kanye assumed the second baby would be easier since it worked once, but the doctors are telling her that’s not the case.

We’re told Kim is trying to reduce her stress and cut down on traveling … per doctor’s advice.

I mean, I guess that’s a shame and all, but if she’s so desperate to have more kids, there are PLENTY of kids who need adopting. Not that I would recommend that these two imbeciles raise ANY children, but it’d still be better than living in the foster system. Also, they do already have North, so if what she was wanting was the experience of being pregnant (which, let’s be honest, she’s bitched and moaned about nonstop ever since), then she’s had that. Upsetting? Sure. But certainly not the end of the world.

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Want to see Usher’s penis?

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You know how Usher had a sex tape he made with his ex-wife Tameka “stolen” and put on the black market? Well, Christmas isn’t over just yet (for those of you actually interested in Usher) because now we’ve got screengrabs from the tape and one of them lets you get up close and personal with his dick. Yikes.

No word on who leaked these rather shitty shots – I doubt it’s Usher himself, considering – but anyway, here ya go. Behind the cut for obvious reasons.

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Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund might get engaged soon

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Kirsten Dunst and Garrett Hedlund have been together for ages, now – since 2012, to be specific, which is ages in Hollywood years. Kirsten is a pretty traditional lady when it comes to relationships and she’s also keen to have a baby soon, so it makes sense that the couple are maybe thinking of marriage soon – or at least of getting engaged!

From US Weekly (by way of the Daily Mail):

A source recently told the publication, ‘The engagement is coming soon.’

‘They’re doing really well now and enjoying the holidays’, the source added, suggesting an extra special Christmas present for Kirsten is right around the corner.

According to the insider, Hedlund recently moved in with the Spider-Man star, which has ‘strengthened their relationship.’

Well, sure, good for them. Again, clearly Kirsten is in a place where she’s ready to settle down and commit and start a family and all of that and if Garrett is in the same place, sure, why not? Give it your best shot, kiddos. And pre-congratulations for whenever the big announcement comes.

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