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Sacha Baron Cohen not been banned from The Academy Awards. Not yet at least.

But the actor is in hot water with the organization because he wants to walk the red carpet dressed as the main character from The Dictator, a Middle Eastern leader named General Aladeen. The Academy is less than enthused over this plan.

“We would hope that every studio knows that this is a bad idea,” a spokesperson told Deadline. “The red carpet is not about stunting.”

Still, Cohen - who stars in Hugo, a Best Picture nominee - is still invited to the ceremony... for now. An insider does conform however, that his tickets will be rescinded if he goes through with the stunt.

What do you think? Should the Oscars remain pure, traditional and promotion-free? Or is still stale, ratings-declining ceremony in need of someone like Cohen to spice the show up?

 

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George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.

A Maryland jury convicted him late Wednesday.

The UVA lacrosse murder case began in May 2010 and gained national attention, after Love, a popular, all-American athlete, was found dead at the school.

There were no obvious physical wounds. Huguely, 24, admitted to having an altercation with his ex, but his lawyer denied her death was intentional.

  • Yeardley Love Photo
  • George Huguely Mug Shot

Huguely pleaded not guilty to six charges, including first-degree murder and felony murder in commission of a robbery, professing his innocence ... mostly.

His defense attorney Francis Lawrence said during closing arguments:

"Yes, George contributed to her death. But no, he didn't kill her ... he left there with her alive, and that is not in dispute. There was no intentional killing."

"She wasn't dead when he left."

After deliberating for nine hours, the jury decided Huguely was guilty of second degree murder, which can hold a sentence of anywhere from 5-40 years in jail.

Huguely was found not guilty on the most serious charge of first-degree murder, but he was also convicted of grand larceny stemming from the same event.

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The National Enquirer refuses to let Whitney Houston rest in peace.

The latest issue of this notorious tabloids screams "WHITNEY: THE LAST PHOTO!" and purports to depict a picture of the late singer in her casket.

It was allegedly taken inside Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday and shows a woman wearing a dark dress, with "Nippy" (Houston's nickname), along with two treble clefs, written in blue script on the lining of the casket cover.

Enquirer Cover

The image - we blurred it out above - has invoked outrage across the Internet, with Sarah Anne Hughes of The Washington Post referring to it as "shocking and disturbing."

A similar uproar took place in July 2009 when a British tabloid covered an issue with a photo of a dying Michael Jackson being wheeled out on a stretcher.

What do you think of the Enquirer publishing this picture?

 

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Pilar Sanders and retired football legend Deion Sanders and engaged in an epic divorce battle, and the former just upped the antagonistic ante. BIG TIME.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Pilar is suing Deion - for $200 million. The lawsuit stems from the Twitter rant of Deion's daughter (from another relationship) Deiondra, in which the teenager accused Pilar of cheating on her father and referred to her as a "gold diggin hoe."

In these court papers, Pilar effectively responds with: Oh yeah? Well you made me that way!

Pilar Sanders and Deion Sanders

Pilar's attorney writes that his client believes Deiondra and Deion have been going after her with various "emotional weapons" for years... including "dominance, humiliation, isolation, threats, intimidation, denial and blame."

The suit reads: "[Deion and Deiondra] even persuaded [Pilar] that she was and is worthless, a 'gold diggin' ho, and that no one else would want her."

Moreover, Pilar makes the assertion that father and daughter would scatter various weapons around the house and would try to scare her away by "hurting pets." No details regarding this accusation are provided.

With divorce proceedings underway between the pair, Pilar is demanding $50 million in actual damages and $150 million in punitive damages.

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UFC President Dana White is calling out convicted woman beater Floyd Mayweather.

In a just-released videotaped diatribe, White refers to the champion boxer as "racist" due to comments Mayweather made about star point guard Jeremy Lin, claiming the Knicks sensation was only receiving press because he's Asian.

"Don't worry about what all these other guys are doing and shooting your big mouth off on Twitter," White says below. "What you should worry about is getting in there and making the fight that all the boxing fans want to see. Get in there and fight Manny Pacquiao."

And while you're at it, Floyd, look up some numbers: Lin scored more points in his first five NBA starts than any player in modern basketball history.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather is racist?

 

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Terrence Howard has been ordered to shell out $50,000 for his soon-to-be ex-wife's expenses in the midst of their ongoing, increasingly ugly legal dispute.

Howard's camp had claimed that the Red Tails star is low on cash and Michelle Ghent Howard's allegations of mistreatment were harming his reputation.

Apparently the judge did not concur.

Terrence Howard and Michelle Howard

According to Michelle Howard's attorney, Karen Donahoe, he maintains a $76,000 / month lifestyle after making $2.6 million as an actor in the past year.

Terrence's attorney, Christian Markey, countered: "He hasn't had a paycheck. No job offers. And he only has $20,000 in cash. She's got more money."

The once-happy couple quietly tied the knot in January 2010, but Ghent filed for divorce a year later ... and said Howard beat and threatened to kill her.

She obtained a restraining order. Howard claims she's a racist, jealous monster who claimed that she "never wanted to marry a n----r in the first place."

An evidentiary hearing is scheduled for April 23.

Until then, Howard owes $1,800 a month for her Range Rover, $20,000 for her attorney fees, $20,000 for accountant fees and $10,000 in spousal support.

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Who knew M.I.A. had anything in common with Adele?

After being honored with Best Album at the Brit Awards tonight on London, this beloved superstar barely started her acceptance speech when host James Cordon interrupted her to introduce 90s British pop band Blur. The crowd booed, and Adele did this:

"I flung the middle finger," she later told the BBC. "That was for the suits at the Brit Awards, not my fans. I'm sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me."

Adele spent most of the night cuddling up to boyfriend Simon Konecki, with the exception of her other time on stage, when she belted out a rendition of "Rolling in the Deep." Watch it below.

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Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer was brutally attacked by a group of three women outside a West Virginia movie theater this weekend, according to reports.

The 19-year-old mother of twins, who just miscarried in her second pregnancy, is telling friends and family that the incident went down Sunday night.

Leah Messer says she had just left the theater with her new fiance, Jeremy Calvert, when an older woman began following her and calling her names.

Leah Messer Cries

Leah insists she tried to tell the woman to leave her alone when two other girls came out of nowhere and all three began wailing on her hardcore.

Sources say Leah's fiance and a security guard managed to pull the three assailants off the MTV star and got Messer the hell out of the area.

A photo of her face following the brawl shows the poor blonde with a swollen cheek and redness on her neck and chest ... this was a serious melee.

Messer apparently did not recognize any of her attackers, but Leah's mother has since gone to Twitter in an effort to try and identify the women.

It's equally unclear why the goons decided to go after her in the first place. Sources say Leah plans to follow up with police later today to file a report.

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Kim and Khloe Kardashian might need to pay up for selling out.

The sisters could soon be the subjects of a class action lawsuit due to their endorsement of QuickTrim, the non-FDA-approved weight loss supplement Kim and Khloe have been hawking since 2009.

Law firm Bursor & Fisher tells The New York Post it is preparing to file on behalf of a client because QuickTrim reportedly contains a high level of caffeine, an ingredient which is not an effective means for shedding unwanted pounds.

“My firm has been retained by an individual that purchased QuickTrim, and we are investigating the matter," a partner with the company tells the newspaper. "We have provided written notice of our client’s claims to the company and others involved in marketing QuickTrim."

The firm has sent an email to QuickTrim users asking if they want to join the suit and saying: “The active ingredient in QuickTrim weight loss products is a large dose of caffeine... The FDA has determined that caffeine is not safe or effective for weight loss.”

As much as we'd love to see Kim suffer for attaching her name to any product that comes calling, let's be honest:

If you actually purchased a cleanse based on Kim Kardashian saying she uses it, you deserve to stay up all night, wondering where you went wrong in life.

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Rainn Wilson took to Twitter to apologize after an admittedly "poorly conceived" joke about getting date raped to Led Zeppelin yielded some online criticism.

The man behind so many great Office quotes, whose Twitter is usually a must-read, wasted no time in realizing the error of his tweet-first, think-later ways.

"Apparently my poorly conceived date-rape tweet upset a lot of folks," he wrote this morning. "Not a good topic to joke about. Sorry & won't do that again."

Make it Rainn

Starting late Monday, and leaking into the early hours of today, a minor uproar mounted against the comedic actor's seemingly out of character comment.

What was the offending Tweet-missive? "If I were ever date raped I would want it to be to 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin," the 46-year-old wrote.

Not hard to see how that didn't go over well. However, Rainn has since deleted the Tweet, replacing it with his apology, so ... lesson learned, we're guessing.

Should Wilson have apologized?