Topic: osama-bin-laden

Gallery: Evil Dictators And Their Secret Crushes

Gallery: Evil Dictators And Their Secret Crushes

Last week’s discovery of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi‘s secret scrapbook of Condoleezza Rice got me thinking…is every despot motivated by intense feelings about some impossible love object? If so, might we somehow use this love to get them to stop doing terrible things? Maybe all Osama Bin Laden really needed was a hug from Whitney Houston. It was with this in mind that I compiled this list of evil dictators and my best guesses as to whom their secret crushes might be/have been. You know, for the good of humanity. More »

You Won’t See Photos of Osama bin Laden’s Body Because Obama’s Afraid We’ll Be Jerks and Photoshop It

You Won't See Photos of Osama bin Laden's Body Because Obama's Afraid We'll Be Jerks and Photoshop It

Knowing that Osama bin Laden was taken out with a shot to the head, it makes sense that the White House wouldn’t want to release the gruesome photos of his corpse, for fear of retaliation by Al Qaeda operatives. But it turns out that that isn’t even President Obama‘s biggest worry: He won’t release the photos for fear that normal people will Photoshop offensive jokes or turn it into a meme. Can you blame him, after what the Internet did to the now-famous “Situation Room” photo? More »

Darth Vader Announces Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Death

Darth Vader Announces Obi-Wan Kenobi's Death

On May 9, the Sith Lord Darth Vader held a press conference in the Imperial Palace to announce the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi. “The death of Kenobi marks the most significant achievement to date in our empire’s effort to defeat the rebel alliance,” he said. “But his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that the rebellion will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad.” Because Kenobi reunited with the Force when Vader killed him, there is no body to show.

As much as we loved the President Obama .gifs in the wake of Osama bin Laden‘s death, this could be the greatest parody of the long-overdue confrontation that sparked several Internet memes last week: Faux newspaper the Galactic Empire Times crafted a truly meticulous spoof of the New York Times article announcing bin Laden’s demise, but every fact is swapped out with a Star Wars reference. More »

Crush Links: Steven Tyler Estimates He Blew $20 Million on Cocaine

Crush Links: Steven Tyler Estimates He Blew $20 Million on Cocaine

• January Jones mini-baby-bump watch! (Celebuzz)

Fast Five star The Rock tweeted a pro-America message about 45 minutes before the news of Osama bin Laden‘s death broke. Could he and Chuck Norris have had a hand in it? (Oh No They Didn’t)

Steven Tyler: “I snorted my Porsche, I snorted my plane, I snorted my house in that din of drugs and booze and being lost.” Move over, Dr. Seuss. (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

• Could Jason Sudeikis be the father of January’s baby? When asked for comment by a reporter, he stuttered and changed the subject. (Betty Confidential)

• Vote for your Most Stylish Man: Ed Westwick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jon Hamm, and more. (The Frisky)

Snap This: Chet Haze Is a Patriot

Snap This: Chet Haze Is a Patriot

Celebrity offspring and aspiring rapper Chet Haze, aka Chet Hanks of Tom Hanks semen, showed his patriotism in the wake of last night’s Osama bin Laden news. He tweeted this photo of himself standing in front of the giant American flag that now decorates his frat house on the Northwestern campus. The caption: “HERE IT IS THIS SUMS IT ALL UP.”
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The Anthem for Osama bin Laden’s Death Is Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”

The Anthem for Osama bin Laden's Death Is Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A."

When the news of Osama bin Laden‘s death broke late last night, New Yorkers took the subway down to Ground Zero to lay flowers, wave signs, and scream out their elation. As for the people who don’t live in NYC? According to Ology, YouTube became a central spot to celebrate — specifically, in the comments thread of Miley Cyrus‘ 2009 hit “Party in the U.S.A.” More »