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Oops! Stephen Colbert trolls Sarah Palin, bags TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Jumping on the bandwagon of those mocking failed vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s widely-reported new TV channel, Stephen Colbert joined the pile-on during Tuesday night’s episode of The Colbert Report. Following the expected hilarious mockery, Colbert announced that he had secured TheSarahPalinChannel.com, which is very close to Palin’s url sarahpalinchannel.com. If…

Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid ‘The Sun’ accuses 4-year-old boy of having ‘mark of the devil’

The Sun is facing a barrage of criticism after featuring a half-naked four-year-old boy with a “mark of the devil” on his chest on its front page. The tabloid’s “exclusive” story featured unpixellated images of the child and his mother. The paper was accused of starting a witch-hunt and endangering…

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer becomes most viewed of 2014 less than a week after release

The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has become the most viewed of 2014 after less than one week of release, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Citing figures from tech firm Zefr, the industry bible says the promo for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s film has picked up a staggering 36.4m views on YouTube…

US calls on Iran to free Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian

The United States on Monday called on Iran to release a Washington Post reporter, his wife and two freelancers arrested in Tehran last week. Tehran’s chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili on Friday confirmed the arrest of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, 38, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi. “We call on the…

Potential whistleblowers less willing to contact the press thanks to NSA spying: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration’s crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the press and the right to legal…

New Sarah Palin Channel will cost more than Netflix, but you get more Sarah Palin

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, whose media presence has ebbed and flowed since resigning her Alaskan governorship five years ago, has announced the launch of her own online news channel called, unsurprisingly, the Sarah Palin Channel. According to The Daily Variety, the  fledgling news network will be subscription-based,…

X-Files star David Duchovny sparks controversy with ultra-patriotic Russian beer ad

US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing in an ultra-patriotic beer ad in which he fantasises about being Russian. The “X-Files” and “Californication” star appears in a glossy ad for a Russian beer brand that is inspired by his eastern European origins.…

Sinéad O’Connor: ‘I deserve to be a priest. Music is a priesthood’

The famously iconoclastic singer hasn’t mellowed much. She talks to Tim Jonze about feminism, the sexualisation of youth and why she’s still proud of Nothing Compares 2 U Over the course of a career getting on for three decades, Sinéad O’Connor, 47, has been called many things: a maverick, an…

New York Times Editorial Board: Congress should legalize marijuana now

Comparing the United States 40-year-old ban on marijuana with Prohibition, which criminalized normally law-abiding citizens and gave rise to organized crime, the editorial board of the New York Times is calling for Congress to legalize marijuana immediately. In an editorial to be published in the Sunday edition of the Times,…

Jenny McCarthy apologizes: Hillary lesbian joke made me a ‘hypocrite’

TV personality and anti-vaccination crusader Jenny McCarthy apologized this week for a joke she made on The View, inferring that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be a lesbian. In a column written for Splash, entitled ‘Anti-Gossip Girl,’ the former MTV game show host claimed she later felt remorse…

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