Following comments associating Clint Eastwood's American Sniper with a Nazi propaganda film featured within Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, actor Seth Rogen has been forced to clarify that, no, he was not comparing the U.S. troops to Nazis. Isn't it great that American Sniper is advancing such intelligent discourse?

Rogen originally tweeted:

The tweet was then picked up by various media outlets and received such fine Twitter responses as "This is the perfect anti-american speech," "pussies who aren't worthy to shine Chris Kyle's shoes," and "Inrealistic beauty standards for babies huh? Your a load your worthless mother should have swallowed. Who are u anyways a crackwhore?" (Wait, sorry—that last one was directed at Jezebel. Pardon the confusion.)

Rogen has since revisited the topic, clarifying:

Don't look at us, man. We more than willing to keep this conversation about fake babies. That said, it is a slow news day, so thank you for my headline.

[Gossip Cop]

Victorian sex ghost Russell Brand has kindly asked tabloids to stop the rude speculation about Bruce Jenner's gender. "Transphobia seems to be the most recent and encouraged form of prejudice, now that racism and homophobia are not tolerated," he said on his YouTube show The Trews. "It's such a celebration of the worst aspects of human values. What this does is it sanctions people being judgmental and cruel toward transgender folks...This is bullying. Stop. Stop. Bruce Jenner is a human being." [People]

Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes has boldly sent a cease and desist letter to t-shirt company Tees in the Trap after stealing their "Girl Bye" t-shirt design and marketing it in her own online store.

"[NeNe] is selling her own version of the shirt, which was completely fine with us until she had her lawyers send us a cease and desist letter saying that we had no right to have her shirt taken down and since she's more popular and made the saying "Girl Bye" famous that she has the exclusive right to use it on shirts and we don't, so we need to take ours down," Tees in the Trap wrote in a statement. "NO ACTUAL legal defense other than, she's more famous. That's Bullshit." [Necole Bitchie]

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