Odds and ends for April 2


Ice cream company seeks record in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian confectioner has made five tons of ice cream in hopes of setting a new world record for the largest tub of the dessert.

The production drew hundreds of eager spectators to a ceremony north of the capital to taste the chocolate ice cream, which measured five feet by seven feet and which producers say cost over $30,000 to make.

Board Member Mohammad Baheri of Choopan Dairy said the company aimed to register a new Guinness World Record and also boost Iranian ice cream consumption.

A Guinness World Records representative visited the tub, he added. Iranians eat an average of 3.3 pounds of ice cream per year. The current record belongs to U.S. producer Baskin-Robbins, which made an 8,865-pound tub in 2005.

Thicke’s video with nudes is banned

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke’s new music video is too hot for YouTube.

A representative for the R&B crooner said Monday that his unrated video for “Blurred Lines” was banned from the website. The clip features nude models prowling around Thicke and rappers T.I. and Pharrell.

A rep for YouTube didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. The video is still playing on the music video website Vevo.

Thicke’s unrated clip was released last week and garnered more than 1 million views in days. It became a water cooler topic on the blogs and entertainment websites. The original video was released a week before and has 1.3 million views.

Thicke said in an interview last week that he had sought the approval of his wife, actress Paula Patton, to shoot with nude models.

 

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