Hilary Swank Under Fire for Attending Chechen Party

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Remember when Mariah Carey, Usher, and Beyoncé got in trouble for accepting huge paychecks to party with and perform for the Qaddafis? That episode may have escaped Hilary Swank's attention, since the actress is now under fire for accepting an October 5 trip to Chechnya to attend the birthday party of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who is linked to a long list of human-rights abuses. Kevin Costner, Shakira, and Eva Mendes all turned down their invitations, though Jean-Claude Van Damme was present at the party, which gives Swank yet another thing she may have to live down. [THR]