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More scandal for Kanye West. The Human Rights Foundation has criticized the rapper for performing at a wedding in Kazakhstan, joining a chorus of detractors who say he legitimized the human rights violations of the nation’s president.

The rapper performed at the wedding of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s grandson last Saturday. The human rights group compared the appearance to a similar visit earlier this summer by Jennifer Lopez to Turkmenistan, another country with a history of human rights violations.

HRF President Thor Halvorssen says in a statement that Kazakhstan is a “human rights wasteland” where entertainers like West would be imprisoned for expressing their views. West’s publicist did not immediately respond to an Associated Press email seeking comment.

Bowing out

Don’t expect to see Jack Nicholson bashing any more golf clubs or starring in any more movies. The 76-year-old icon has retired, a Hollywood insider told RadarOnline. The source adds that Jack is suffering from memory loss and has trouble learning lines.

Head games

While Jack’s hanging it up, Clint Eastwood is just getting started at 83. The soon to be divorced Oscar winner is reportedly dating a 40-something blond who resembles his daughter Francesca. She’s Erica Tomlinson Fisher, the ex of the man who Dina Ruiz (Clint’s estranged wife) is dating. He’s University of Hawaii basketball coach Scott Fisher, and went to high school with the journalist. Is it a revenge thing? Who knows? “[Erica] has spent time at Clint’s Los Angeles home, and they seem to have bonded over Dina’s relationship with Scott,” a source tells The National Enquirer.

Eastwood, who is directing Jersey Boys, has seven children by five women but has married only twice.

Heat of the night

Robin Thicke sounds like he was being a very bad boy the night of the VMAs. Or could it be that the Blurred Lines crooner has an open marriage with actress Paula Patton? The woman whose backside was seen in a mirror on Instagram with Thicke’s hand on it, Lana Scolaro, tells Life & Style that the married father of one was all over her the whole night with Patton just feet away. The 20-year-old socialite says Thicke, whom she met already met once, immediately approached her at the 1Oak afterparty. Lana tells the mag she initially pushed him away due to his marital status but that Thicke told her Paula was “chill.” At the end of the night, Lana says he gave her his number and said he would see her soon at NYC Fashion Week. The plot thickens...

Three’s company

Let’s hope it’s not a Band-Aid baby, but Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale are expecting for the third time, an insider close to the 43-year-old singer reveals to In Touch. Last year, the musically inclined couple were seen leaving a marriage therapy session.

Grey matter

In the wake of the Fifty Shades of Grey casting fallout, The Hollywood Reporter claims that Ryan Gosling, not Rob Pattinson, was the first choice for Christian, but he apparently wasn’t interested. The light then shone on Garrett Hedlund, who also passed. For Anastasia, Felicity Jones ( Like Crazy) was thought too old (at 29!), and Shailene Woodley had “conflicting obligations.”

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