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Judge Dredd may be gay, writers hint

Latest edition of 2000 AD comic is called Closet and appears to show legendary lawman in passionate clinch He is the futuristic policeman whose personal desires have always come second to his love for the law. But the writers of Judge Dredd have caused a stir among fans by appearing…

Sarah Palin’s contract with Fox News not renewed

Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate, is parting ways with Fox News. Her contract as a paid contributor has not been renewed with the cable news channel, reported the New York Times. A statement from an executive vice president at Fox, Bill Shine, read, “We have…

Sundance film shows Google Books project as problem with ‘blind faith’ in technology

Google Books, the doomed project to build the world’s biggest library online, provides a powerful lesson in the danger of “blind faith” in technology, according to British director Ben Lewis. Presenting his new film “Google and the World Brain” in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, Lewis said the failure…

‘Croc Hunter’ daughter slams Hillary Clinton editors over essay

Teenage conservationist Bindi Irwin, daughter of late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, has revealed her shock that an essay she penned for Hillary Clinton was edited so heavily that her words were “twisted”. Irwin, 14, was reportedly invited to write for US Secretary of State Clinton’s e-journal about why she had…

J.J. Abrams to direct new ‘Star Wars’ film

Sci-fi and action filmmaker J.J. Abrams has been tapped to direct a seventh “Star Wars” movie expected to be released by Disney in 2015, a Hollywood trade publication reported. After purchasing “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’s Lucasfilm for $4 billion in October, Disney announced it was planning a new trilogy…

Tina Turner to become Swiss citizen and give up U.S. passport

US pop legend Tina Turner, who has been living in Switzerland since 1995, will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport, Swiss media reported Friday. “I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. … I cannot imagine a better place to live,” Turner…

‘Django Unchained’ dolls banned by eBay as ‘offensive’

Online auction giant eBay has banned the sale of dolls linked to Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked western about a freed slave “Django Unchained,” describing them as “offensive,” on Thursday. The toymaker who manufactured the dolls had already discontinued them, after protests from black advocacy groups, according to the celebrity news website…

Chinese censors slash movie ‘Cloud Atlas’ by 40 minutes

Chinese authorities cut 40 minutes from the US epic movie “Cloud Atlas”, state-run media said, almost a quarter of the film. The reports came soon after deletions from the latest James Bond movie “Skyfall”, released this week in China, prompted public frustration and even oblique criticism in official media. “Cloud…

Comic novel imagining Hitler return is bestseller in Germany

Eighty years after Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, a novel that imagines his return to modern-day Berlin has become a bestseller in Germany, though a comedy about the Fuehrer is not to everyone’s taste. Instead of committing suicide in his bunker on April 30, 1945, in “He’s Back” (Er Ist…

Iconic Louvre work ‘Winged Victory’ to undergo $4 million restoration

The Louvre is in September to restore one of its most iconic works, the “Winged Victory of Samothrace” statue depicting the Greek goddess Nike, the museum announced Monday. A team of experts will oversee the €3 million ($4-million) restoration of the ancient Greek marble statue—one of the Paris art museum’s…

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