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‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor found dead after allegedly killing 81-year-old woman

A 28-year-old US actor was found dead after allegedly killing an 81-year-old woman in a Hollywood murder mystery, police said Thursday. Johnny Lewis, an ex boyfriend of singer Katy Perry known for his role in TV series “Sons of Anarchy,” either jumped or fell to his death after attacking the…

AP editor: There wasn’t enough time and space to debunk Bachmann lies

An editor for the Associated Press said in a panel discussion on Wednesday that during coverage of the Republican primaries, fact-checkers for the organization would have to limit themselves to a “quota” of misstatements by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) during debates. According to the Washington Post, the AP’s Jim Drinkard…

Mona Lisa: the early years? Art world split over new Leonardo da Vinci ‘work’

Portrait claimed to be of younger version of painter’s muse to be unveiled in Geneva by art foundation For generations the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa has captured the imaginations of thousands of visitors to the Louvre. But now the mythology surrounding the world’s most famous painting is being…

‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling’s dark new novel ‘The Casual Vacancy’ divides critics

First reviews of Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s novel for adults on Thursday praised its Dickensian scope and social message, but warned the gritty, even obscene tale was a far cry from Hogwarts. Shortly before the release of the hotly awaited “The Casual Vacancy”, several reviewers said they were taken…

Joan Crawford Oscar sells for over $420,000

The best actress Oscar won by Joan Crawford for her role in classic film noir “Mildred Pierce” has been sold at auction for $426,732. Crawford, who died in 1977, won the award in 1945 for her portrayal of a middle-class housewife struggling during the Great Depression, beating favorite Ingrid Bergman.…

Judge sets Murdoch’s ‘News of the World’ phone-hacking trial for September 2013

The first trial stemming from the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid is to begin in September 2013, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Judge Adrian Fulford made the ruling after several defendants including former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson appeared…

Huffington Post launches Italian edition

US news website The Huffington Post launched its Italian edition “L’Huffington Post” on Tuesday as part of an international expansion that has has already taken it to Britain, Canada, France and Spain. The first page of the site featured a lengthy interview with Silvio Berlusconi under the headline “I, Silvio”…

Romney-backer Sheldon Adelson accused of commandeering Israel’s media market

GOP backer Adelson accused of commandeering Israel's media market Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson grabbed the spotlight in the US earlier this year for making multi-million dollar campaign contributions to Republican presidential candidates on the bet that their policies would better jibe with those of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than with…

Scientists: ’93 percent’ of Fox News climate change coverage is ‘staggeringly misleading’

When it comes to reporting on what scientists say about climate change, the Union of Concerned Scientists told Raw Story that their research shows Fox News can be counted upon to mislead its viewers. In a study (PDF) published Monday, the group takes Fox News and The Wall Street Journal‘s…

Village Voice Media dumps papers to keep sex ads

Village Voice Media agreed Sunday to sell New York’s Village Voice alternative weekly and its 12 affiliated publications, while keeping a classified ads website criticized for hosting ads for prostitution and sex trafficking. According to Forbes, the 13 publications, which include Phoenix’s New Times and California’s L.A. Weekly, among others,…

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