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Bob Beckel drops f-bomb while threatening Fox News co-host

On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Five,” Fox News personality Bob Beckel, the show’s sole token Democrat, shouted at co-host Eric Bolling for wagging a finger in his face and slapping his arm, warning: “You know, if you do that again you’re fucking toast.” For Beckel, that marks the second…

Drug war ‘peace caravan’ woos Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — A “peace caravan” has reached Los Angeles in search of Hollywood support for its crusade to end to the US war on drugs, which organizers blame for the violence tearing up Mexico. “The artists are the opposite of the barbarity we are living with,” said Mexican poet…

Malaysian bloggers and politicians team up for ‘Internet blackout’

Malaysian NGOs, well-known bloggers and opposition politicians on Tuesday staged a one-day “Internet blackout” to protest a legal amendment that they say threatens free expression on the Web. Participants replaced their home pages with black screens featuring messages attacking the new section of the Evidence Act, which went into effect…

News Corp launches Spanish-language network in U.S.

The new Spanish-language broadcast network MundoFox – a joint venture of News Corp and RCN Television Group of Colombia – began broadcasting Monday with the goal of reaching the growing U.S. Hispanic market. The company, which says its programming is aimed at providing “Latino entertainment” with an “American attitude,” will…

Associated Press calls white supremacists a ‘white rights group’

The Associated Press has come under scrutiny from liberal blogs after the news organization published an article that referred to the group European American Action Coalition as a “white rights group.” The language was first used by the local Philadelphia newspaper Scranton Times-Tribune, according to Daniel Denvir of City Paper.…

Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown dies at 90

NEW YORK — Helen Gurley Brown, the saucy Cosmopolitan editor who delivered thousands of sex tips to single women and more than a few curious men, died Monday. She was 90. Gurley Brown, whose influence spread across 64 international editions of the low-brow, glossy magazine, died after a brief hospitalization…

Nobel winners press NBC to cancel Wesley Clark’s war-based ‘reality’ show

Nine Nobel Peace prize winners said Monday that NBC must “immediately” drop a planned “reality” show called “Stars Earn Stripes,” where former four-star general and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark sends celebrities on military-style training “missions” to entertain viewers. Signers of an open letter to the network include Nobelists…

Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman barred from entering the UK

As “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, Duane Chapman has made a name for himself tracking down offenders on his hit US reality TV show, but his own criminal past came back to haunt him when the UK government refused to grant him a visa. Chapman, whose show has run for eight…

Teen Olympian joins in her own meme

Maybe McKayla Maroney just figured, if you can’t beat the meme, be part of it. According to Deadspin, the 16-year-old American Olympic gymnast posted a picture on her Instagram account Saturday taking part in the “McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed” meme that’s been making the rounds since her silver-medal performance…

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…

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