The Word: Hilary Swank sorry for attending accused murderer’s party

Jean-Claude Van Damme, center, looks at Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, left, 
with Hilary Swank, right, at Kadyrov’s 35th birthday party.

Hilary Swank is very, very sorry about attending a birthday party for Chechen president and accused human rights violator Ramzan Kadyrov earlier this month, according to The Associated Press. “I deeply regret attending this event. If I had a full understanding of what this event was apparently intended to be, I would never have gone,” Swank said in a statement, released Thursday. The Oscar-winning actress claims the invitation was for a concert and made no reference to Kadyrov’s birthday. She reportedly received millions for attending.

But here’s the thing: The Human Rights Watch, who have taken the actress and the other celebrities who attended — including Seal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and British violinist Vanessa Mae — to task, say they warned Swank about Kadryov’s activities. She reportedly told them she had declined the invitation, but then went anyway.

Some of the bad spots on Kadyrov’s resume? House torchings, torture, abductions and murder. He has also permitted honor killings of his female citizens. Bad form, Swank. But if she gets an invitation from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to come over for Thanksgiving, hopefully she’ll know now to turn him down.

Kutcher, Moore: Divorce likely

Ashton Kutcher is reportedly “expecting” Demi Moore to file for divorce after Sara Leal went public with details of her night with the “Two and a Half Men” star, according to Radar Online. “Ashton is absolutely gutted. Ashton had confessed his sexual relationship with Sara to Demi after it happened,” a source says. “She’s currently consulting with divorce attorneys. Ashton doesn’t want her to file for divorce, and is hoping they can work it out. However, Ashton expects that Demi will likely file. He was hoping that Sara wouldn’t give any interviews about their sexual encounter, but now she’s spilling all the seedy details and it doesn’t help matters at all.”

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