When regular folks get questioned by airport officials, we miss our plane. When it happens to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, fans burn U.S. flags and a former Miss World tweets her outrage.
Although Khan, 44, later downplayed the incident - "I think it's a procedure that needs to be followed, but an unfortunate procedure" - fellow Indian film stars and political leaders thought otherwise.
"My name is Khan? Too bad. SRK (Shah Rukh Khan) feels the heat of American paranoia," said the Times of India. In India, the ability to avoid being frisked at airports is seen as a status symbol.
"Shocking, disturbing and downright disgraceful. It's such behavior that fuels hatred and racism. SRK's a world figure for God's sake. Get real!" actress Priyanka Chopra said on her Twitter feed.
The actor is in the United States to promote a new film, My Name is Khan - about racial profiling of Muslims after the 9/11 attacks. Khan is a Muslim.
U.S. immigration officials denied Khan was formally held, and instead said he was questioned as part of a routine process that took 66 minutes. A U.S. customs spokesman said Khan's documents and papers were in correct order, "but it took a little longer because his bag was lost by the airline."
Now that's something to complain about.
Chima Simone is no longer in the Big Brother house.
CBS said producers removed the 33-year-old freelance journalist for breaking the reality show's rules. Her eviction will be addressed on an upcoming broadcast of the show, according to CBS.
Simone, of West Hollywood, Calif., was last seen on the show conjuring conspiracy theories after her ally, bodybuilder Jessie Godderz, was spontaneously nominated for eviction.
"Looks like me and the producers need to have a little bit of a talk," she said.
Don't fear, Chima. We hear second chances are all the rage these days.
The acclaimed sci-fi thriller District 9 gave Hollywood a late-summer box-office boost this weekend.
The Sony release produced by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson led with a $37 million debut, according to studio estimates yesterday.
District 9 comes from music-video director Neill Blomkamp, who cowrote the tale about extraterrestrials forced by humans to live in slumlike conditions in South Africa.
Another sci-fi tale, the romance The Time Traveler's Wife, opened with $19.2 million.
Walking down the aisle to the tune of John Lennon's "Imagine," Alyssa Milano wed Hollywood agent David Bugliari at his family's estate in New Jersey this weekend, according to People.com.
Milano once played a good witch on the TV series Charmed, where she wore as many outfits as there were evil characters to fight. For her wedding, she chose a custom gown by Vera Wang.
Jon Gosselin's gal pal Hailey Glassman has it tough. "I'm just a 22-year-old girl who got caught in the middle of all this," she told E! Online.
Glassman, the daughter of Kate Gosselin's tummy-tuck surgeon, openly showed off her love with Jon, 32, less than three weeks after the separation of Jon and Kate's 10-year marriage was announced. But she assures us the parents of the famous 8 have gotten over it. "It's only the viewers who haven't moved on," she said.
But it's so hard, Hailey! So hard.