The Real Inglourious Basterds?
Kim Masters took the week off from Paula Abdul bluff-calling to recount a more immediately fascinating tale from another front altogether: World War II, where her father served on a Jewish commando squad in the British Army known as X Troop. And his surviving comrades admit they never scalped a Nazi -- nor would they have. "We killed people elegantly, without that sort of thing," said one. "Shocking! I mean--really!" said another. Quentin Tarantino's producer Lawrence Bender, meanwhile, stood firm: "Quentin's not trying to de-humanize or make less of real people that did fight. This is purely out of his imagination." Fair enough, but don't even get the Brits started about an intentionally misspelled title. [The Daily Beast]