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Sharon Stone flapped her way through a speech at the recent opening of a luxurious resort in Turkey – stunning the crowd with her admission she had never heard of the country’s fierce ally Azerbaijan. The Basic Instinct actress was paid a staggering $1.5 million just to emcee at the launch of the Mardan Palace in Antalya – Europe’s most expensive luxury resort – on Saturday…
Stone failed to impress her Turkish hosts by mis-pronouncing neighboring country Azerbaijan – and she left them baffled by shouting out the name of soul diva Chaka Khan instead. She shouted out to the crowd while trying to read from an autocue, “Azerbaijan? What is that? I can’t pronounce this! Chaka Khan! Chaka Khan!”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Estimated total calories members of Congress burned giving Bush’s 2002 State of the Union standing ovations:
A fertility scientist named Panayiotis Zavos announced that he had created human-cow embryos that were theoretically viable, but denied that he planned to allow such a hybrid to be implanted in a woman’s womb. “We are not trying to create monsters,” he said.
A statistician determined that the five most common first names among New York City taxi drivers are Md, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad, and Mohamed.
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