Lost in Translators

Brian Moylan · 09/20/10 06:30PM

[Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad couldn't get by without his trusty earpiece today when he visited the United Nations for the start of the three-day Millennium Development Goals summit, which focuses on global poverty. Image via Getty]

Ahmadinejad's Website Hacker Is Extremely Ballsy

Maureen O'Connor · 01/05/10 06:15AM, website of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has been hacked by someone who asks God if, having taken away Jacko and Farrah Fawcett last year, he can get rid of Mahmoud in 2010.

cityfile · 12/21/09 04:43PM

Diane Sawyer made her debut this evening as anchor of ABC's World News; Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the night's big attraction. [AP]
Avatar pulled in $73 million at the domestic box office (and $232 million worldwide), although it would have made more if it hadn't snowed. [LAT, NYT]
• Yelp walked away from a deal to be bought by Google over the weekend. [TC]
• Radio giant Citadel Broadcasting Corporation has filed Chapter 11. [NYT]
• Jay Leno's already bad situation appears to be getting worse. [B&C, NYP]
Howard Stern is in the middle of tense contract talks with Sirius XM right now, which is why he's threatening to leave the satellite radio company. [AP]
• Twitter will turn a profit in '09, although it still isn't worth $1 billion. [BN]
• Kim Kardashian plug products on Twitter for $10K/tweet. No joke. [AdAge]
• Useless year-end awards: Taylor Swift was named the AP's "entertainer of the year"; Madonna was deemed the "most famous celebrity of the decade."

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 10/28/09 06:40AM

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad turns 53 today. The richest man on the planet, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is turning 54. Julia Roberts celebrates her 42nd birthday today. Conan sidekick Andy Richter is turning 43. Joaquin Phoenix is 35. Bruce Jenner, the former athlete and current stepdad to the Kardashian clan, is turning 60. The CEO of Pepsi, Indra Nooyi, is turning 54. Singer/songwriter Ben Harper is 40. Actress Lauren Holly is 46. Actor Dennis Franz is turning 65. And former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres turns 35 today.

Iranian Govt. Winning War on Media

Andrew Belonsky · 10/13/09 05:00AM

Think Western journalists have it rough? About 2,000 Iranian journalists have lost their jobs since the election. And those who haven't been arrested have fled the regime of overwrought Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who says they're worse than "nuclear weapons." [NYT]