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Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh rugby-tackled a mugger to save a tourist's wallet... It's the Dredge

What a woman. That and all the rest of the day’s celebrity dirt, in here.

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Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh has revealed that “rugby-tackled” a mugger trying to get away with a tourist’s wallet. GO ON BLÁ.

blath Source: RTÉ

The presenter told the Herald that she was standing on the corner of Merrion Square when she heard a “blood-curdling shout” and the words “Stop him!”

So she did – by jumping into the road, swinging her laptop bag at him, and eventually lunging at him:

It was fight or flight. It was instinctive. Before I knew what was happening I was in the middle of the road in front of him… I think I felt emboldened because of all of the [Women's] marches… There was a feeling of rallying together.

Amazing. (Irish Independent)

Chris Brown has responded to Aziz Ansari’s dig at him in his Saturday Night Live monologue by being racist! Is anyone surprised?

chrisaziz Source: PA Wire

On Saturday night, Aziz compared Donald Trump supporters to Chris Brown fans, referencing Trump’s “grab her by the p*ssy” comments and Brown’s domestic violence charge:

It’s like “Hey man! I’m just here for the tunes. I don’t know about that other stuff… I don’t condone the extracurriculars. If you think about it Donald Trump is basically the Chris Brown of politics. And ‘Make America Great Again’ is his ‘These hoes ain’t loyal’.

Brown responded to the gag in his own eloquent way, calling Aziz ‘Aladdin’ in reference to the Middle Eastern Disney character (Aziz is Indian-American).

chrisbrown Source: Instagram/chrisbrownofficial

F**K NO!!!!! Somebody tell ALADDIN HOP OFF MY D*CK!

He unwittingly proved another point Aziz made in his monologue, which is that no one can tell “brown people” apart. Way to go, Chris. (AV Club)

Zoolander2_Poster_definitivo.jpg_cmyk Source: BlogSpot

Batfleck and Zoolander 2 lead the nominations for the Razzie Awards, which celebrate the worst films and performances from the previous year.

Batman vs Superman has four nominations, including Worst Actor for Ben Affleck, while Zoolander takes six with a nom each for Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Kristen Wiig.

Elsewhere, the entire cast of Will Smith’s latest flick Collateral Beauty has received a nod for Worst Screen Combo. God bless us all. (ONTD)

And the rest of the day’s celebrity dirt…

  • Ewan McGregor refused to appear on Good Morning Britain after he found out Piers Morgan hosted it. (DailyEdge.ie)
  • The next Star Wars film is called The Last Jedi. And what’s with that Sith Red logo? (Independent)
  • Mel Gibson has welcomed his ninth child, his first with partner Rosalind Ross. (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Taylor Swift is getting heat for not going to the Women’s March. (DailyEdge.ie)
  • The Oscar nominations come out today! We’ll have them all for you from 1.30pm.

Yesterday’s Dredge: Madonna’s sweary speech at the Women’s March has caused all sorts of bother>

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