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Who tickets from cancelled 1979 concert still good for 2013

Fans who held on to tickets from gig in Providence, Rhode Island, can redeem them 33 years later when the band return Thirty three years after the Who were forced to cancel a concert in Providence, Rhode Island, fans who held on to their tickets will finally be able to…

‘Mad Men’ dominates Emmy nominations

“Mad Men” dominated nominations for the primetime Emmy awards, a triumph for the 1960s-themed series that almost failed to return for its fifth season this year. The show is up against “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” the British-made “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones” and “Homeland” for best drama series, but unlike…

Mourners bid farewell to ‘first Bollywood superstar’

Mourners gathered in Mumbai under heavy monsoon rain to bid farewell and catch a final glimpse of Bollywood’s first superstar, Rajesh Khanna, who was to be cremated on Thursday. His body was driven from his residence on an open-back trailer with only his face showing from beneath a blanket of…

Journalist arrested in Belarus for publishing pictures of teddy bears

Press freedom publicity stunt leads to jail for website editor If it wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable. Belarusian security agents have arrested a website editor for publishing photographs of teddy bears, such as the one above. Anton Suryapin, who runs a site called Belarusian News Photos, carried the…

Murdoch journalist held in computer hacking probe

British police on Thursday arrested a journalist from Rupert Murdoch’s market-leading tabloid The Sun on suspicion of computer hacking, its publisher said. Police said one man was arrested in a dawn raid on his home in north London as part of Operation Tuleta, an investigation into computer hacking linked to…

Tom Cruise slams ‘grotesque’ report about daughter

LOS ANGELES — Tom Cruise’s lawyer condemned as “grotesquely false” a report that the Hollywood star had abandoned his six-year-old daughter amid the shock of his wife’s divorce bombshell. Attorney Bert Fields said a cover story in Life and Style magazine, with the strapline “Abandoned by Her Dad”, was clearly…

Limbaugh backs off ‘Dark Knight’ Bane conspiracy, but insists ‘Romney is Batman!’

With election 2012 fully underway, Democrats and Republicans are busy grasping at the most vapid, puerile rhetorical attacks possible. Out of all that silly season rabble, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has somehow managed to come out on top with a conspiracy theory about the new “Batman” movie being timed to…

Viacom restores full Internet episodes of ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’

Media titan Viacom restored episodes of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” to their respective websites on Tuesday, hours after Comedy Central host Jon Stewart compared their brand of capitalism-fueled Internet censorship to the way China’s authoritarian regime handles online dissent. On Viacom’s orders, full episodes of both shows,…

George Michael reveals he woke from last year’s coma with a different accent

British singer George Michael has revealed that he woke from his three-week coma talking in the broad West Country accent spoken in western England. London-born Michael, who almost died of pneumonia at the end of last year, said he was unable to revert to his usual accent for two days…

Catholic youth crusade against Madonna in Poland

Singer Madonna is courting controversy again ahead of an August 1 gig in Warsaw, having already been threatened with legal action in France for projecting a swastika on an image of far-right party leader Marine Le Pen. A group of young Catholics has launched an online petition to have the…

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