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Iran Vs. Barbie Dolls

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Sorry, Iranian Twilight fans! Sounds like those Breaking Dawn Barbies are gonna be off-limits!

Yesterday, shopkeepers in Tehran, Iran announced that "morality police" have been amping up efforts against sales of Barbie dolls in the county.

Here's what a toy shop owner in norther Tehran had to say about it:

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British Ambassador's Dog Rescued During Attack

Filed under: AnglophiliaAttack!DogRescue

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In Tehran, the British embassy was attacked by about 300 young militants.

As things get worse in Iran, many European countries are deciding whether or not to pull their diplomats out of the country.

Britain had already ordered its staff to leave.

But not before rescuing the British ambassador's dog.

A European diplomat returned to the destroyed embassy to find the dog.

The dog was found alive in the ransacked building, where everything was totally destroyed.

The diplomat destroyed:

"The place had been systematically ransacked, paintings were destroyed and furniture was broken. We have concluded that the attack had been extremely well coordinated by the authorities."

We're so glad that the dog was okay. He must've been so scared.

Also, side note… isn't attacking an embassy an act of war?

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Iran Ban Glamorous Haircuts & Necklaces For Men

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They're at it again!

Last year, Iran issued a catalog of Muslim-approved haircuts, but now they're taking it a step further by banning all glamorous hairstyles and even necklaces.

To make sure the new rules are enforced, the country has trained around 70,000 fashion police who will patrol the streets of Tehran.

And we thought Joan Rivers was bad!

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We're Not In The Town, Anymore! Ben Affleck In Talks To Direct Iran Thriller

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Looks like Ben Affleck's directing job on The Town gave him some serious points with Warner Bros, cause they've got another project for him…a bigger one.

Affleck is currently in talks with WB to direct Argo, a political thriller set up by George Clooney and his producing partner, Grant Heslov.

The project is based on a Wired Magazine article, and it's about a "stranger-than-fiction CIA rescue operation during the occupation of the American embassy in Tehran in 1979, when six U.S. diplomats were held hostage."

As it happened, the CIA set up a plan where a fake "Hollywood film crew" would go on location in Iran…but really they'd be there to rescue captives from the country.

Sounds exciting to us! And given Affleck's track record with acting directing, we're thinking he could be a very solid choice for this project.

Are U intrigued by this project? Do U think Ben Affleck's directing skillz will do the story justice?

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