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Posts Tagged ‘Jean-Claude Van Damme’

The Daily Questions Van Damme’s Return to Chechnya

Good item today on The Daily about two very different celebrity reactions to the public’s outrage over an October visit by Hollywood folk to Chechnya for “City Day” celebrations coinciding with the 35th birthday of the Russian republic’s brutal leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.

While Hilary Swank donated the fee she received to charity and fired her PR folks (in what some deemed an unfair scapegoat move), Jean-Claude Van Damme, who was also on the trip with her and Seal, has done no such thing. In fact, according to The Daily, he returned to Chechnya in November:

Flying in on a private jet, Van Damme was given a police escort to meet with Kadyrov, who treated him as the guest of honor at a performance of a Chechen folklore play called “Spiritual Values,” followed by a dinner of traditional Chechen delicacies, like mutton head and sheep-tail fat.

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An Out of This World Six-Figure Deal

San Francisco based Forbes contributor Oliver Chiang picks up on this fall’s oddest Hollywood press release. Entitled “Club NEVERDIE Virtual Asteroid Sells for World Record $635,000,” it detailed how actor-turned-entrepreneur Jon Jacobs (pictured) turned a $100,000 2005 investment in the online gaming world Entropia Universe into a whopping 2010 resale.

Chiang writes:

Make no mistake, Jacobs isn’t your stereotypical gamer geek… He deals with movie and music moguls, running a business out of a 6,900 square-foot office in the heart of Hollywood, in the historic El Capitan Theatre… Jacobs has a penchant for flamboyant dress. He has his own theme song.

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