What's in her name? A lawsuit!
US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres could have taken one of her jokes a tad too far.
The 58-year-old has been slapped with a lawsuit after mocking a real estate agent named Titi Pierce during the "What's Wrong With These Ads... and These Signs'' segment in an episode of her popular talk show that aired in February.
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DeGeneres referred to her as "Titty Pierce", pronouncing the name like the slang for breasts, rather than the correct way ("tee-tee").
Pierce, 35, is suing because she claims it was the first time anyone had mispronounced her name, and DeGeneres' quip has resulted in emotional distress, embarrassment and anger.
She added that when the segment aired, her personal mobile phone number had not been blurred from the real estate sign featuring her name used on the show.
She is seeking unspecified monetary damages as she claims her privacy was invaded and that emotional distress was intentionally inflicted.
Snoop Dogg goes off pitch
US hip hop star Snoop Dogg may be a respected rapper, but his baseball skills are a big flop.
The 44-year-old threw the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves at Petco Park in San Diego on Wednesday.
But the ball veered way off course and almost hit two people, which Snoop Dogg simply laughed off.
Incidentally, fellow rapper 50 Cent provided one of the most embarrassingly bad first pitches two years ago before a New York Mets game.
Rose sees red with 'fat' jibe
US rocker and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is demanding that Google take down several unflattering images of him.
These images have been used as part of a fat-shaming Internet meme mocking his chubby physical appearance and playing on the band’s lyrics, often replacing the original verses with words related to junk food.
Rose, 54, has sent notices to Blogspot and GoogleUserContent to remove the photo — taken at a 2010 concert — based on copyright infringement, according to TorrentFreak.
Local firm distributes 18 top movies
Local company Clover Films announced yesterday that it will distribute an exciting line-up of 18 Asian movies in Singapore later this year.
The list features an array of international superstars including Jackie Chan in action flick Railroad Tigers, Liam Neeson in historical actioner Operation Chromite, Louis Koo and Nick Cheung in crime thriller Line Walker and Korea’s Gong Yoo in disaster epic Train To Busan.
There are also two local movies in the mix — Boo Junfeng’s gritty drama Apprentice and Boris Boo’s comedy Lucky Boy.
Clover Films’ managing director Lim Teck said: “These are exciting times for Asian cinema and we are happy to have signed many highly anticipated movies from the region.”
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