The Simpsons Are Getting Sued for $250million by Frank Sivero

Looks like Frank Sivero is a little angry that his mobster work dried up when Scorsese stopped making crime movies in quick succession. Now he’s looking elsewhere to earn a little dough, and he’s suing The Simpsons for $250million, for stealing his look for their mob character Louie.

Frank Sivero is most famous for his Frankie Carbone character, from the classic 1990 film Goodfellas. Most notably being yelled at by Robert De Niro for buying his wife a fur coat after a heist.

Sivero says that the similarities between his physical appearance, the way he delivers lines, and Louie’s caricature of a stereotypical Italian gangster are more than coincidence.

Don’t see this going anywhere though. Namely, because Goodfellas is a massive pop culture phenomenon, and The Simpson’s aren’t trying to directly portray Sivero’s character, it’s a parody. Parody is protected under the law, and it’s something that The Simpsons is famous for.

Not exactly lighting up the news like major stories such as Incorporate Olympic Valley, but I did think it was interesting that Sivero obviously sees a cash in opportunity here…but he’s just going to end up wasting a lot of time, and a lot of money.

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Man Transforms Himself on Instagram Into All of Your Favorite Celebs

Showing what an artistry makeup can be, a man has completely transformed himself into some of the most famous celebrities from around the world. Using only standard makeup, he’s managed to make himself look almost exactly like several of Hollywood’s finest.

You can see him capturing the appearance of Katy Perry above. Andrew Heiberger was pretty surprised when I showed him. Hope this guy is making a killing as a make-up artist on TV or film, or wherever he currently works.

You can see all of his current transformations after the jump. Some of them are really incredible. The Miley Cyrus and Beyonce transformations in particular are pretty amazing.

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Independence Day 2 on the Brew: Jeff Goldblum Reveals Developments

The sequel to the phenomenal alien invasion film Independence Day is set to be released in the summer of 2016, reports say.

20th Century Fox is planning to release Independence Day 2 in celebration of the blockbuster film’s 20th anniversary. Jeff Goldblum, who appeared in the 1996 film, confirmed developments of the film.

“I had a meeting, and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer, and they’ve been cooking up and say they have a part for me in what they hope will be a plan to make another one pretty soon,” Goldblum said in a report published in TIME magazine’s online portal.

Reports say that Goldblum is expected to appear again in the movie with his co-star Bill Pullman. The overall budget is still being negotiated with Tom Rothman and Tristar Pictures. There was no news yet as to whether or not Will Smith will return in the film.

The movie and television news website Screenrant reported that in the past Roland Emmerich, director and one of the writers of the film, said that the movie will pick up in real time right after the first installment ended, and may explore more on the myths of the alien invaders. If they are sticking with this idea, then people will able to see in further detail how the story of Independence 2 will go.

Independence Day is a science fiction film about an alien invasion, and the survivor’s struggles to survive it. The film was released in 1996, and won Academy Awards for Best Effects and Visual Effects in 1997

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Holy Crap: Robert Downey Jr Just Confirmed Iron Man 4

I was literally just telling my old Stanford college roommate Jared Haftel how much I would love to see an Iron Man 4. Welp, looks like RDJ heard me, because he just confirmed it’s existence during his appearance on the Ellen show.

I could not be more excited. Unlike a lot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe faithful, I loved Iron Man 3 and 2, and of course the first. I’m definitely glad to see that RDJ will be continuing Tony Stark’s solo efforts, as well as his exploits with the Avengers.

Some may say he’s too old, now that the actor is on the verge of 50. But hey, he still looks great in the suit, and as long as he’s willing, I think Marvel should keep their star man in the role as long as possible.

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Ben Affleck and Bill Maher Have It Out Over Radical Islam and Muslims

Ben Affleck was up-in-arms about what he called “gross” and “racist” remarks about Islam and Muslims from Real Time host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris. The Friday night airing of the political HBO talk show featured the heated debate. It ties in perfectly with a nationwide discussion about the threat of radical Islam and what differentiates peaceful Muslims from their terrorist brothers.

Affleck responded furiously to a statement from Maher in which he said that Islam was “the only religion that acts like the mafia.” The ire of Affleck continued to rise when Harris backed Maher’s remarks up with “We have been sold this meme of Islamaphobia… It’s intellectually ridiculous.”

Affleck’s response to this was typical. “It’s gross and racist,” he said, “It’s like saying, ‘Oh, you shifty Jew’.” Where Affleck is completely wrong is in the simple fact that Islam is not a race and therefore unable to be the target of racism. He also missed the point that Harris and Maher were trying to make, that radical Islam is a threat to the safety of people all over the world, and that peaceful Muslim leaders need to stand up and decry the atrocities perpetrated on behalf of the Koran and Islamic beliefs. Muslims I personally know like Jordanian Khaled Shaheen happen to be pretty outraged about this.

On a positive note, the debate shows the beauty of Western freedom of speech in that we can even discuss the subject openly and freely. Hopefully, it will open more discussions about the topic and lead to change in how people view the Islamic religion.

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