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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
Chance that a movie script copyrighted in the U.S. before 1925 was written by a woman:
Cari Beauchamp, Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood, Charles Scribner's Sons (N.Y.C.)
Engineers funded by the United States military were working on electrical brain implants that will enable the creation of remote-controlled sharks.
Malaysian police were seeking fifteen people who appeared in an online video of the Malaysia-International Nude Sports Games 2014 Extravaganza, and Spanish police fined six Swiss tourists conducting an orgy in the back of a moving van for not wearing their seatbelts.
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