Iran and Saudi Arabia have upped the ante in their war of words. Both are now denouncing the other's Islamic legitimacy. The two Persian Gulf powers are already locked in numerous proxy conflicts across the region. The US is not happy about the mess.
This week David Franzoni, the screenwriter for "Gladiator," said in an interview that he wants to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as 13th-century Persian poet Rumi in a new biopic. The suggestion sparked the latest social media debate over "whitewashing" in Hollywood.
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