February 18, 2014 |
"Son of God" won't be giving the devil his due - or rather, his screen time. To avoid another controversy about the character of Satan bearing a physical resemblance to President Obama in the upcoming religious film, the filmmakers have gone out of their way to edit the devil's scenes out of "Son of God," which is based on the TV miniseries "The Bible. " "It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor," producer Roma Downey told the Hollywood Reporter . "This is now a movie about Jesus, the son of God, and the devil gets no more screen time.
February 2, 2014 |
TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities have eased the terms of confinement of Mehdi Karroubi, a leader of the opposition “Green Movement” that was crushed after disputed presidential elections in 2009, his son said Sunday. The ailing Karroubi, 76, has been allowed to move to his home in the Jamaran district of Tehran, where he remains under house arrest, his son Hussein Karroubi wrote on Facebook. “Finally, he was transferred to his private house in Jamaran," Hussein Karroubi wrote.
January 31, 2010 |
The gig: As general manager of the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Mehdi Eftekari is in charge of one of the region's elite hotels. The Four Seasons on Doheny Drive serves business and leisure travelers with money to spend but is best known as a magnet for show-biz people working in movies, television and music. The hotel also is home to about half of all movie industry press junkets, where reporters fly in from all over the country to interview the stars of a new release and enjoy a day or two of luxury.
May 31, 2011 |
One of Iraq's three vice presidents has quit the post, his political party said Monday, amid growing public frustration with the government's performance nearly six months after most of its ministers were sworn in. Vice President Adel Abdul Mehdi's decision was meant to set an example for the rest of the government, which has been bloated with state ministries and the expansion this year of the vice presidency from two to three positions, his...
August 28, 2002 |
The problem with having a phone company message center rather than an answering machine is that the messages get erased after a certain number of weeks. Zafar Mehdi didn't know this until, for something like the 7,000th time, he went to listen to the message that saved his wife's life and found that it was gone. It was the kind of message a person would want to save, the kind of message you usually only get in a really good dream, the kind that couldn't possibly be real. Except it was.
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November 19, 2007 |
Mehdi Shahbazi, 65, a gasoline station operator who waged a hunger strike and public relations battle against high gasoline prices and the fees that oil firms charge franchisees, died Wednesday at Stanford Hospital of liver failure. Shahbazi leased a Shell station in Central California in 1982. In 2005, he posted signs at the Marina station highlighting "big oil's unearned profit" -- a protest that Shell said violated the terms of his lease.