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NBC bows to pressure, will live-stream Olympics closing ceremony

Olympic broadcaster NBC has bowed to pressure and agreed to stream the Games’ closing ceremony live. In a change of plan, the network will air London’s farewell to the quadrennial event in real time on its website. It comes two weeks after company bosses came in for a torrent of…

Vietnam jails second dissident blogger in a week

A Vietnamese blogger who posted online calls for democracy has been jailed for five years, official media said Saturday, the second web dissident imprisoned this week in an ongoing crackdown on activists. Le Thanh Tung was convicted of “propaganda against the state” by a Hanoi court over Internet articles for…

Fox News host chats up sex therapist about ‘fleshier women’

A recent study published in the scientific journal PLoS One found that environmental factors can alter some men’s perception of female attractiveness. And on Friday, that study became the subject of an alarming Fox News segment featuring British business reporter Stuart Varney chatting up a sex therapist about what he…

Spice Girls rumored in Olympic closing ceremony

The Spice Girls are rumoured to be among a diverse wealth of acts lined up for Sunday’s Olympic Games closing ceremony, entitled “A Symphony of British Music”. George Michael, Muse and Ed Sheeran have broken the ring of silence surrounding the event and confirmed they are among the acts taking…

BBC sued over ‘cash for medals’ allegations by Olympic boxing body

With the men’s Olympic boxing medals to be decided this weekend, the sports’ governing body announced Saturday it is suing the BBC over repeated allegations of cash for medals. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has begun legal action after the broadcaster repeated on Friday night that boxing medals could be…

CNN host Fareed Zakaria accused of plagiarism

UPDATE: Politico reports that both CNN and Time suspended Zakaria this afternoon despite his apology. CNN host and Time columnist Fareed Zakaria appears to have plagiarized several passages of a recent column on gun control — an ethical lapse caught by an editor working for the National Rifle Association (NRA).…

Argentinian asylum’s art program turns out work to rival professional competitors

Hundreds of patients at Argentina’s biggest mental hospital are turning fine arts training into real ability as painters, actors and musicians, and getting a fuller sense of self along the way. “Art really can be a tool for change in society. And you can see its effects, because art can…

Vogue breaks own record with 916-page September issue

NEW YORK — The US edition of fashion magazine Vogue said Thursday its upcoming September issue will be its biggest ever, surpassing the previous record-setter made famous in a documentary film. With pop diva Lady Gaga on the cover, the 916-page door stopper, scheduled to hit newsstands in the United…

Russian deputy prime minister calls Madonna a moralizing ‘former slut’ for Pussy Riot support

A senior Russian official has implied that Madonna is a moralising “slut” after the singer used a Moscow concert to state her support for the jailed feminist punk band Pussy Riot. “With age, every former s. tries to lecture everyone on morality,” Dmitry Rogozin, a deputy prime minister, wrote on…

Olympics closing ceremony ‘camp and cheesy,’ says music director

The London Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday will be a “beautiful, cheeky, cheesy, camp, silly and thrilling” journey through British pop history, its musical director promised. David Arnold, composer of five James Bond scores, told the Daily Telegraph that predictions Paul McCartney and Adele would perform were “scarily accurate”, but…

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