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Jason Bent, aka Simon Brodkin, Who Rushed Kanye West Onstage at Glastonbury Festival, Makes It Rain on FIFA President

British Comedian Simon Brodkin crashed a press conference today in Zurich and “made it rain” on FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Brodkin, as the character Jason Bent, which he popularized on his BBC comedy show Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, interrupted Blatter as he was about to speak on reform within the scandal-plagued soccer organization. You may remember Brodkin for crashing Kanye West’s performance during the Glastonbury Festival. Well good, indeed! Brodkin not only made a mockery of Blatter, whose top agency executives have been arrested  on charges of bribery and corruption, but the comedian properly used American dollars (fake though)
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Slumdog‘s Resident Beauty Freida Pinto Nabs L’Oreal Cosmetics Endorsement Deal

freidapinto-vogue-india-scan L’Oreal has named Indian actress (and lovely Ga Ga Girl) Freida Pinto the newest face of L’Oreal cosmetics. “I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” the Slumdog Millionaire beauty said in a statement. Also joining the roster (which includes Beyonce, Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria Parker) is Lost star Evangeline Lilly, who says, “It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone.” Congrats, Freida!
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Forbes Names Will Smith Hollywood’s Best-Paid Actor

Fresh Prince-turned-King of the Box Office Will Smith leads the pack of Hollywood's best-paid actors, according to Forbes. Taking in an estimated $80 million over the course of the year, Smith, who is frequently called "the hardest-working man in Hollywood," has the star power--and the talent--to bring an audience to the box office, no matter the film's genre (from Pursuit of Happyness to I Am Legend and Hancock). Rounding out the Top 3: Johnny Depp with $72 million this year and Eddie Murphy with $55 million. PHOTO: AP
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Brad Daugherty: First African-American NASCAR Owner

Former Cleveland Cavaliers player and ESPN NASCAR race analyst, Brad Daugherty, is the first African-American owner of a NASCAR team in the sport’s top series, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. The 42-year-old North Carolina native announced that he has become a partner in JTG Racing. JTG/Daugherty Racing will have a Sprint Cup Series ride in 2009 with driver Marcus Ambrose. “I’m proud that I’m the first African-American owner at this level,” Daugherty said. “I co-founded NASCAR’s Diversity council about 15 years ago, and a lot of people have spent a lot of time to make this sport more inclusive. I hope this will open some doors for more minorities to become involved in this great sport. I love NASCAR and I’m ready to go racin’.”
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Jason Bent, aka Simon Brodkin, Who Rushed Kanye West Onstage at Glastonbury Festival, Makes It Rain on FIFA President

British Comedian Simon Brodkin crashed a press conference today in Zurich and “made it rain” on FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Brodkin, as the character Jason Bent, which he popularized on his BBC comedy show Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, interrupted Blatter as he was about to speak on reform within the scandal-plagued soccer organization. You may remember Brodkin for crashing Kanye West’s performance during the Glastonbury Festival. Well good, indeed! Brodkin not only made a mockery of Blatter, whose top agency executives have been arrested  on charges of bribery and corruption, but the comedian properly used American dollars (fake though)
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Slumdog‘s Resident Beauty Freida Pinto Nabs L’Oreal Cosmetics Endorsement Deal

freidapinto-vogue-india-scan L’Oreal has named Indian actress (and lovely Ga Ga Girl) Freida Pinto the newest face of L’Oreal cosmetics. “I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” the Slumdog Millionaire beauty said in a statement. Also joining the roster (which includes Beyonce, Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria Parker) is Lost star Evangeline Lilly, who says, “It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone.” Congrats, Freida!
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Forbes Names Will Smith Hollywood’s Best-Paid Actor

Fresh Prince-turned-King of the Box Office Will Smith leads the pack of Hollywood's best-paid actors, according to Forbes. Taking in an estimated $80 million over the course of the year, Smith, who is frequently called "the hardest-working man in Hollywood," has the star power--and the talent--to bring an audience to the box office, no matter the film's genre (from Pursuit of Happyness to I Am Legend and Hancock). Rounding out the Top 3: Johnny Depp with $72 million this year and Eddie Murphy with $55 million. PHOTO: AP
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Brad Daugherty: First African-American NASCAR Owner

Former Cleveland Cavaliers player and ESPN NASCAR race analyst, Brad Daugherty, is the first African-American owner of a NASCAR team in the sport’s top series, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. The 42-year-old North Carolina native announced that he has become a partner in JTG Racing. JTG/Daugherty Racing will have a Sprint Cup Series ride in 2009 with driver Marcus Ambrose. “I’m proud that I’m the first African-American owner at this level,” Daugherty said. “I co-founded NASCAR’s Diversity council about 15 years ago, and a lot of people have spent a lot of time to make this sport more inclusive. I hope this will open some doors for more minorities to become involved in this great sport. I love NASCAR and I’m ready to go racin’.”
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