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‘Twilight’ stars eye new life after vampire saga

“Twilight’ stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are looking forward to sinking their teeth into new, non-vampire roles, as they ponder life after the “Twilight” saga. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2″ debuts this weekend in North America, bringing the blockbuster vampire franchise to an end, and closing a…

Brother of Mia Farrow charged with child sex abuse

John Charles Villiers-Farrow, brother of actress Mia Farrow, was arrested and charged with child sex abuse in Maryland on Thursday. According to Washington, DC’s NBC Channel 4, the 66-year-old Villiers-Farrow is implicated in a series of incidents dating back to 2000. The “sometime screenwriter and boat salesman” has been accused…

Fox 19 anchor suspended for calling Maddow ‘an angry young man’

A Fox 19 news anchor returned to work on Tuesday after being suspended for calling MSNBC host Rachel Maddow an “angry young man.” Tricia Macke received a two-day suspension for the comment she made in October, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Macke’s Facebook comments were noticed by the Gay &…

‘Sun’ reporters avoid investigative journalism due to fear of arrest

By Lisa O’Carroll, The Guardian Brian Flynn, the investigations editor, says paper is turning away stories from whistleblowers following Operation Elveden arrests A senior editor on the Sun has warned that journalists on the paper are now unwilling to launch certain public interest investigations because of a fear of being arrested. Brian…

Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz dress sells for $480,000

LOS ANGELES — The blue and white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” in 1939 was auctioned Saturday in Beverly Hills for $480,000, Julien’s auction house announced. The dress worn by the singer of “Over the Rainbow”, then aged 17, was sold through a special…

Mick Jagger’s love letters up for sale

It was the summer of 1969 and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger was the poster boy for rebellious youth. But a cache of secret love letters he wrote to US singer Marsha Hunt, to be auctioned next month, reveal a more sensitive soul who read the diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky…

Anchor apologizes for anti-gay Facebook status after GLAAD outrage

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called on a Cincinnati Fox station to apologize after news anchor Tricia Macke called MSNBC host Rachel Maddow an “Angry Young Man” on Facebook last month. Just before 7 p.m. tonight, the news station posted Macke’s apology to its Facebook page. The…

Study: Obama’s reelection drives racist tweet increase from south

A study of hate speech on Twitter in the week surrounding President Barack Obama’s reelection this week concluded that most of the racist rhetoric against Obama emanated from southern states, The Atlantic reported Friday. In a blog post earlier this week, Matthew Zook, co-founder of the geo-coded data research group…

UK lawmakers urge tough new press rules

More than 40 members of Britain’s ruling Conservative party have urged Prime Minister David Cameron to impose tough new press rules overseen by regulators outside the industry, in an open letter published in the Guardian on Friday. Senior members, including former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind and former party chairmen Caroline…

Obama to collaborate with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on book

Newly re-elected President Obama writing ‘book of two friends’ with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace prize laureate Elie Wiesel has said he is writing a book with President Obama, fresh from election victory. Speaking to Israeli news site Haaretz, the author, 84, said he was working…

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