“Bruno” is getting a makeover in Great Britain so younger teens can see the movie.
Universal Pictures is releasing an edited version of Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy that will tone down the racy moments so it can earn a 15 certification from the British Board of Film Classification. That would allow those 15 and older to see it.
The version now playing has an adults-only 18 certification that prohibits those younger than 18 from seeing the movie.
Universal said it decided to offer an edited cut after theaters turned away large numbers of teens younger than 18 who wanted to see “Bruno.”
Ukraine’s Culture Ministry said it has banned Sacha Baron Cohen’s hit movie “Bruno” because it is immoral.
The movie is centered around the adventures of a flamboyant gay fashion journalist from Austria.
The ministry said Wednesday that Cohen’s depictions of sexual organs, homosexual intercourse and language are obscene and improper.
Baron Cohen’s previous movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” ridiculed the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan and the United States. Kazakhstan and Russia banned “Borat.”
An teen knew he was too drunk to drive home after a Dave Matthews Band concert south of Milwaukee. So he fell asleep in his car, only to be awoken by a state trooper. Travis Peterson, 19, of Dixon, Ill., said even though he told the officer he was drunk and sleeping it off, the trooper ordered him to leave because the lot was being cleared. Once out of the parking lot, Peterson was arrested for drunken driving. He was subsequently found guilty and ordered to spend 60 days in jail.
A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday commended Peterson for doing the right thing by trying to sleep it off, and said the trial court was wrong not to let him argue that police had entrapped him.
“Drinking alcohol to excess, while inadvisable and unhealthy, is not unlawful by itself,” the appeals court said.
A New Hampshire man said he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars.
Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500.
Bank of America said only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa referred questions to the bank.