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Rick Santorum’s plan to destroy Hollywood: Turn churches into movie theaters

Rick Santorum has fired a warning shot across Hollywood’s bows with proposals to build a new film distribution system in which faith-orientated movies are screened in churches rather than cinemas. The former Republican senator for Pennsylvania, who has previous labelled Hollywood “the devil’s playground”, is hoping to usher in a…

Friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman cleared of selling heroin to actor

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested in the wake of the Oscar-winning actor’s fatal heroin overdose has avoided prison after agreeing a plea deal, reports the New York Times. The Manhattan district attorney dropped all charges related to the sale of drugs against Robert Aaron Vineberg, a Canadian…

‘Everything I know is a lie’: Fans of ‘Hello Kitty’ stunned to hear she’s not a cat after all

Tokyo (AFP) – Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she’s got whiskers!” The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas the world over is, in fact, human. “Hello…

Joan Rivers ‘stable’ in New York hospital after possible cardiac arrest

Joan Rivers, the tart-tonged US stand-up comic renowned for her rapier wit, was rushed to hospital with a possible cardiac arrest on Thursday but was in a stable condition, reports said. US media said the 81-year-old Rivers stopped breathing while undergoing surgery on her vocal cords at a clinic in…

California set to triple tax credit for filmmakers

California is set to more than triple its tax credits granted to the film industry in a bid to limit an exodus of movie makers from Hollywood tempted by more generous aid. Governor Jerry Brown said he is set to sign an accord passed by the western US state’s lawmakers,…

Miley Cyrus’s homeless VMAs date wanted by police

Jesse Helt, the homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to Sunday’s MTV Video music awards, is wanted by police in Oregon police. Officers have an outstanding arrest warrant for the 22-year-old from 2011, alleging that he had violated the terms of his probation. In 2010, Helt was reportedly arrested for breaking and…

Actor and anti-vaxxer Rob Schneider: I have proof the CDC ‘fraudulently changed’ autism data

Actor and anti-vaccine advocate Rob Schneider contacted California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office (D) claiming to possess documents showing that the Centers for Disease Control has hidden data showing Black children are at a particularly high risk of developing autism from vaccines. According to the anti-vaccine site The Canary Party, Schneider…

Doctor Who timeline: What is The Doctor’s real age?

August 22, 2014 Hanna Sender Posted with permission from International Business Times Warning: Season 7 finale spoilers ahead This weekend’s premiere of “Doctor Who” Season 8 has fans anxiously waiting to meet Peter Capaldi, the new face of the Doctor. Capaldi’s doctor will be the 12th — or 13th, depending…

HBO executive defends sex and violence in Game of Thrones: I’m not the boob police

A top HBO executive has defended the often extreme scenes of sex, violence and rape in Game of Thrones, arguing that his job is not to police “how many breasts there are on a show”. The global hit show is known for airing graphic scenes for which has been criticised…

Islamic State captors sent rambling email to James Foley’s family before killing him

Journalist James Foley’s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter’s employer said Thursday. GlobalPost said it released the full text of the email from Islamic State (IS) militants “in…

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