Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Courtney Love has a meltdown onstage in Brazil over a fan holding up a Kurt Cobain poster then turns it into a chance to go on a bitter rant about Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters who are actually successful.

Later that night, to make sure she was more important than her band, she went for her usual tactic of flashing the crowd.

Attention whore: Label given to any person who craves attention to such an extent that they will do anything to receive it. The type of attention (negative or positive) does not matter. (See: Courtney Love)

“On the Brazilian dance show Se Ela Dança, Eu Danço, 20-year-old Brazilian street dancer John Lennon da Silva brings judge João Wlamir to unexpected tears during a stirring original re-interpretation of Mikhail Fokine’s The Dying Swan.” [Dancing starts @ 1:50]

I had no idea Sir Ben Kinglsey was judging Brazilian dance competitions.

All this reminds me of the movie Black Swan


Via: Gawker
Some 2,600 police and army operatives swept through a Brazilian slum on Sunday, seizing 11 tons of marijuana and “a small arsenal” of weapons—including a missile—from a notorious drug gang. They also found a Justin Bieber mural.

Pezao, whom The Guardian describes as “one of the area’s top traffickers,” is apparently also one of the area’s top Justin Bieber fans. Brazilian news outlet R7 published the above photo, as well as several others documenting the narcos’ “mansions.” They’ll need to update for Bieber’s new haircut, obviously.

The “unprecedented” operation, which focused on the notorious 70,000-resident Complexo do Alemao, took place at 8 a.m. By 9:30 a.m. it had been “conquered,” (that’s what the police said, at least), and in the afternoon the government troops “hoisted the country’s green and yellow flag.” The hope was to weaken the Red Command drug gang and capture some of its notorious members—like Zeu, the drug lord behind the samurai-sword murder of Brazilian journalist Tim Lopes.

Will Farrell knows better than to hit a girl.

Brazil’s Elisany Silva is 14 years old and 6’9”. She’s so tall, she hits her head into the ceiling of the small house in which she lives, and she had to stop going to school because she couldn’t fit on the bus. The family seems unclear on exactly why Silva is so tall. “I want [her] to stop growing up, to be [like] the other girls,” her mother says, “because I know she feels weird and sometimes wants to be like them.” Despite the challenges, Silva wants to become a model, and she’ll be making her catwalk debut in an upcoming bridal show in Belem, Brazil.

That was the craziest thing I saw today until I watched a music video with babies who have mustaches. Oh, internet – you so crazy.