Hollywood-style Sting Nabs Alleged Pirate Kingpin

Now just reads like a list of nobodies. This year’s top hated executive was Andrea Simon, a manager with no famous clientele who once produced a Lifetime TV movie in 2007. The next two slots went to a creative ad exec and a part-time consultant at Fox. The only high profile executive on the entire list was seventh-ranked Paul Lee, president of ABC’s Entertainment Group. The remainder of the top 10 were managers, agents and producers from boutique firms, as well as a CAA human resources exec. While Simon did garner 830 votes, it’s unclear how much (or well, how little) her fledgling business will really be affected by this. In its inaugural 2009 tally , the Brown List counted Universal president Ron Meyer, Dreamworks co-pres Holly Bario, and Kim Roth, president of Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment among its least-liked ranks. Yet from 2010 onwards, the list has remained a collection of small nameswhich isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This is Hollywood, even low-ranking executives enter this town with an overinflated sense of entitlement. What is interesting is the disparity between the highest ranked votes and everyone else. While the top vote getters pulled in hundreds of votes, the majority of those who didn’t break the top ten earned around one to two votes, max. Is there a case of ballot box stuffing in the stupidest election of all time? Probably.

Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Dreams Dashed Again

9 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that he thinks the mother of his only child shouldn’t be shut out from receiving the honor because she’s a reality star, the spokeswoman for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce reiterates that she’s not eligible . “We don’t have reality stars on the Walk of Fame,” Ana Martinez tells omg Yahoo, explaining that they don’t have a category for it. “We’re happy to consider reality stars once they get nominated for, or win, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar. We’ll consider them when they’re legitimate actors or singers.” Of course, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has honored others who don’t qualify under the categories she listed . In the past, animated characters including Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck have received stars, as did the Apollo 11 crew, Magic Johnson for his ownership of a theater, and Muhammad Ali. While Kardashian may not “qualify,” it’s the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that makes the rules, and doesn’t appear to want to bend them one bit for Kardashian, or grow with the times to accept there are some out there who could want to see reality stars as deserving of such accolades. But when challenged on this, Martinez appears rather defensive, changing the subject back to Kardashian, telling omg Yahoo, “I hate to say it, but a lot of people just don’t like like her. No one has ever nominated her.” Though it seems unlikely that Kardashian will be nominated anytime soon, she does have a few acting credits to her name. And even so, the 32-year-old has faith that others will come around to embracing reality TV as a true art form . “I think [reality] is still a new form of entertainment that was kind of an unexpected thing,” she told V magazine in 2012, adding that it’s not unlike the progression and acceptance of rap music. “It reminds me of rap music.

Instead he landed in jail. Post to Facebook Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1aFTtOt Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin AP 4:44 p.m. EDT October 14, 2013 In this undated handout photo provided by the Belgian government, the Belgian ship Pompei, owned by De Nul, is shown in unidentified waters. (Photo: Belgian Government) Mohamed Abdi Hassan was charged with hijacking a Belgian ship He was baited with a promise of a movie about piracy Prosecutor: Hassan is one of the most ‘important and infamous’ pirates SHARE 60 CONNECT 28 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE BRUSSELS (AP) The alleged pirate kingpin thought he was going work in the movies. Instead he landed in jail. In a sting operation worthy of Hollywood, Mohamed Abdi Hassan was lured from Somalia to Belgium with promises of work on a documentary about high-seas crime that would “mirror his life as a pirate,” federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle said Monday. But rather than being behind the camera as an expert adviser, Abdi Hassan ended up behind bars, nabbed as he landed Saturday at Brussels airport. “(He’s) one of the most important and infamous kingpin pirate leaders, responsible for the hijacking of dozens of commercial vessels from 2008 to 2013,” Delmulle said.