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Trump Goes Where No President Has Gone Before, Legitimizing a Grisly Dictator

Donald Trump and his Fox News acolytes are describing the president’s summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as an historic event achieved by no other recent president. But his biggest accomplishment was legitimizing a grisly dictator with a duplicitous history and long string of human rights violations. No other president sought to dignify Kim, or any of his previous family-member leaders, because they realized it would represent a de-facto acceptance of his brutal regime....

Anti-Fascist WW II Message Suddenly Relevant in Age of Trump (see!)

Donald Trump has been compared to Hitler in more ways than one, but nothing makes the point better than a 1943 film produced during World War II that warns against the dangers of being “suckered” by Fascism, race-hatred and bigotry. The film, titled. “Don’t Be A Sucker,” was produced by the United States Department of War during World War II. ...

Emily Ratajkowski Fashion Look Eerily Evokes Concentration Camp Garb (See)

Emily Ratajkowski should have thought twice before donning some of the clothes for a new photo spread in French fashion magazine L’Officiel. Some shots eerily evoke World War II concentration camp uniforms that symbolize the horror of the holocaust. Ratajkowski, 25, appears on the Paris magazine’s cover wearing a jacket with wide grey and blue stripes. It closely matches the type of uniforms worn by victims...

Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu Details Tragedy of U.S. Internment Camps; He Lived It

George Takei, forever known as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s series “Star Trek,” is taking the Trump transition’s talk of World War II era internment camps personally. He was forced, with his family to live in one, calling it a horrifying experience. Takei warned citizens to prevent the government from using the idea as an “instrument of terror and division.”...

Is Michael Moore’s Feud With Clint Eastwood Behind His Sniper Shots?

Michael Moore may have had personal reasons for taking pot-shots at snipers, and indirectly the new movie “American Sniper.” He and Clint Eastwood have been political antagonists for years, to the point Eastwood once threatened to kill him. Moore, of course, has been the bane of right wingers and corporate America throughout his career. Their bad blood goes back to 2005 when both were honored for films by the National Board Review....

Angelina Jolie a Caped Crusader at UK ‘Unbroken’ Premiere (photos, video)

Angelina Jolie dressed like European Royalty in a conservative white dress with a cape-like top at the London premiere of herepic “Unbroken,” featuring the life of Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini. But Jolie, 38, look like she took styling tips from the Duchess of Cornwall instead of the Duchess of Cambridge. Her cream-colored Ralph & Russo midi-dressed featured what’s known as a bow-topped capelet, or mini-cape. Some nuns show more skin....

Brad Pitt’s Fury: 10 Ways It Ignores History Like Most Hollywood Movies

Brad Pitt’s World War II movie is getting high praise for realism, but it ignores history like most other Hollywood movies. While it’s gritty enough, here are 10 ways it plays fast and loose with facts about the war. The film rumbled into theaters this weekend and blew away the competition, earning $23.5 million to claim the No. 1 spot at the box office. World War II historians, tank warfare experts and World War II veterans would likely agree the movie is more fanciful than fact. Here are 10 ways it plays fast and loose with the fact, making the movie more like a comic book story....

Justin Bieber Upstages President Obama in Japan With Shrine Gaff

President Obama couldn’t have picked a worse time to visit Japan. Justin Bieber is there! The Bieb’s has already upstaged the president by inadvertently paying homage to a shrine to World War II era Japanese war criminals. President Obama was trying to show U.S. resolve by pledging to support Japan’s governance of some disputed islands off the coast of China. But who knew?...

George Clooney Wades into Ukraine’s Pro-Nazi Politics (Video)

George Clooney has waded into Ukrainian politics with a video message in support of demonstrators, who are demanding the government forge closer ties with the European Union, a move opposed by the Russian government. Is he a tool of pro-Nazi sympathizers? Demonstrators in recent days have taken to the streets to oppose the government’s decision not to sign an agreement for a closer relationship with the West....

Katy Perry, Usher Wow First Lady at Inaugural Kids Concert (watch!)

Katy Perry saluted the American flag with a hot stars and stripes bodysuit as she performed for the Saturday’s Kids’ Inaugural Concert in Washington, D.C. She was joined by R&B crooner Usher, while First Lady Michelle Obama and kids Malia and Sasha were in the audience. “Glee” cast members Darren Criss, Naya Rivera and Amber Riley joined them on stage....

Mila Kunis Called ‘Dirty Jew’ by Ukrainian Pol, Sparking Outrage

Mila Kunis has never shied away from her Ukrainian roots, but the Ukrainian government is no friend hers, after it condoned the use of a Jewish slur by a government official to describe her. The flap is quickly becoming an international incident. Ukrainian lawmaker Igor Miroshnichenko kicked things off when he referred to Kunis as a “zhydovka,” a word that has been used as an epithet against Jewish Ukrainians for decades going back to World War II. The Ukraine has a horrid past because of its collaboration with the Nazi genocide....