Bradley Cooper says Doors are Opening

“I would not have had the opportunity for Relativity, I think, to take the chance on allowing me to carry the burden of a story on my own if I hadn’t been in The Hang Over,”  shared Bradley Cooper in his recent interview with BBC radio. Cooper, who is working on his next film Place Beyond the Pine, where he plays a cop that is “finding his way,”  appears to be enjoying his successes with Limitless and The Hang Over 2 and making new roads for the future. It also seems that Cooper would welcome The Hang Over 3, if asked by Todd Philips, who he believes to be the best filmmaker in comedy.  Click here Listen to the interview at BBC.com

The Ear: A Short Film By Yi Zhou featuring Pharrell Williams

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Inspired to Gogols short story, entitled The Nose, from the Petersburg tales, Yi has written her latest short film about the absurd story of the loss of an ear. The ear is actually the key element of the film, shot in RED and partly to be made in 3D animation. Throughout the film, the ear and inner ear as a whole turn themselves into an EarBridge as they get crossed by a bridge. The EarBridge is part of a public project proposal for Baku, Azerbaijan that includes a number of important international contemporary artists. The Ear features Pharrell Williams, music by Ennio Morricone, and costumes by Rick Owens and BBC/Ice

Malaysia Woman to be Caned for Beer Freed

Even though I don’t really drink beer, I still say God Bless America for the right to have a brew if I so desired.  I respect this woman for her strength.  While we in the United States still fight for equal wages as men, we should not take for granted our freedoms as women across the world fight for rights and freedom of choice.

Source: BBC

Islamic officials in Malaysia have unexpectedly freed Kartika Sari Dewa Shukarno, who was due to be caned six times this week for drinking beer.

She pleaded guilty to the offence under Islamic law committed in 2007 and has not appealed against her sentence.

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Blue diamond fetches record price

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A rare blue diamond has sold for a record 10.5 million Swiss francs ($9.5m; £6.2m) at auction in Geneva.

It weighs 7.03 carats, is smaller than a penny piece, and is one of only a handful of blue diamonds in existence.

The anonymous phone bidder has yet to name the gem, mounted on a platinum ring, auctioneers Sotheby’s said.

The diamond was found in Cullinan mine in South Africa last year, and its clarity was graded as flawless – the highest designation.

Auctioneer David Bennett said: “It is a new world record price for a blue diamond.”

It had a pre-sale catalogue estimate of 6.8 million to 10 million francs, excluding commission.

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BBC | Ice Cream Gold “Diamond & Dollars” Backpack

Pharrell strikes again for the metrosexual male. Somebody get Kanye on the phone.

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One of the loudest pieces to ever emanate from the BBC | Ice Cream collection, this metallic gold “Diamond & Dollars” backpack is sure to catch quite a few looks. The conspicuous piece features a debossed all-over print pattern featuring one of BBC | Ice Cream’s trademark usages of diamonds and dollar signs. Available now at select BBC | Ice Cream dealers with a retail price for Japan set at ¥84,840 JPY (approximately $922 USD).