Kutcher commercial under fire, Seyfried becomes Lovelace
Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 01:42
May 3 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Ashton Kutcher gets slack for a new ad, Amanda Seyfried transforms into Linda Lovelace, and Adele sets another record in the U.K. Bob Mezan reports.
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An Ashton Kutcher ad for the snack food Popchips has been pulled after complaints of racism. The ad features Kutcher in "brownface" - made up to imitate an Indian man named Raj. The CEO of Popchips issued an apology, saying that they did not intend to offend anyone.
Millennium Films has given a sneak peek at Amanda Seyfried's transformation into '70s porn star Linda Lovelace, releasing a new poster for the upcoming film. Called "Lovelace," the movie centers around Lovelace's life as the star of porn film "Deep Throat," and her relationship with her allegedly abusive husband.
Lindsay Lohan is facing another legal battle. Online tabloid TMZ reports that police are sending a case involving an alleged hit-and-run by the actress to prosecutors. A man claims Lohan's car struck him in March, and then took off. Lohan claims the man is fabricating his whole story. It shouldn't be too much of a worry , however: TMZ sites police sources who say the case is full of holes and Lohan will likely not be prosecuted.
Adele has set another record in the U.K. Her album, "21," has overtaken Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in the list of best-selling U.K. albums. So far, it's sold 4,274,300 copies in the U.K. - that's about 500 more than Jackson's 1982 classic. She still has a while to go before hitting the top the list, however. The feat puts her album at number five on the list, with works by Oasis, ABBA, The Beatles, and Queen still outselling her.
Bob Mezan, Reuters.
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