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‘Cosmopolis’ brings capitalism, decay to Cannes

Money, sex, technology and stretch limos abound as David Cronenberg brought “Cosmopolis” to Cannes on Friday, with Robert Pattinson as a billionaire financier looking for a haircut as a killer looks for him. The Manhattan thriller, adapted from Don DeLillo’s novel, follows a day in the life of Eric Packer…

New Orleans Times-Picayune ends daily print editions

The Times-Picayune, the largest newspaper in New Orleans, said Thursday it would end daily print publication, moving to a schedule of three issues per week, to adapt to “an increasingly digital age.” The move creates a new company called the NOLA Media Group which will “significantly increase its online news-gathering…

Johnny Depp adopted into New Mexico’s Comanche nation for Native American portrayal in ‘The Lone Ranger’

Johnny Depp has been adopted into the Comanche nation following a ceremony in New Mexico, according to reports. The actor, who is currently playing Native American sidekick Tonto in Disney’s forthcoming big-screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger, gained a new mother at the age of 48 following an approach from…

Pakistan acid women fear backlash over Oscar film

Survivors of acid attacks whose plight became the focus of an Oscar-winning documentary now fear ostracism and reprisals if the film is broadcast in Pakistan. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made history earlier this year when she won Pakistan’s first Oscar, feted across the country for exposing the horrors endured by women whose faces are obliterated in…

Gay X-Men superheroes soar into comic book battle

Marvel plans same-sex marriage while DC comics says established character is to come out Comic book crime-fighters the X-Men are taking a break from saving the day in order to attend the first same-sex marriage in the superhero world, set for June. Publishers Marvel said on Tuesday that Jean-Paul Beaubier,…

Roger Ailes: Jon Stewart ‘basically’ told me he was a socialist

Fox News Channel president Roger Ailes on Monday claimed that The Daily Show host Jon Stewart privately admitted to him that he was a socialist. “Jon Stewart is a comedian. He wouldn’t do well without Fox. And he basically has admitted to me, in a bar, that he’s a socialist,”…

British Parliament to probe ex-Murdoch aides over hacking

LONDON — British lawmakers on Tuesday referred three former executives of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to their standards committee over claims they misled parliament over the phone-hacking scandal. A damning report by parliament’s influential culture committee had accused the three former aides this month of deliberately misleading its members during…

Dan Savage invites NOM president Brian Brown to kitchen table debate

Weeks ago, in the wake of an incident in which comments he made prompted the walkout of several students during a high school talk (and caused Fox News host Steve Doocy to label him a “bully”), writer and activist Dan Savage was challenged to a one-on-one debate by the National…

‘Family Talk’ guest: EPA run by ‘militant’ Earth-worshipers who hate America

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is run by “militant” environmentalists who’ve created a cult of Earth-worship, and their hatred of America has led them to become, knowingly or not, a key element of the global Muslim conspiracy, according to a guest on Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk” radio show…

Report: Limbaugh ratings down big after ‘slut’ remarks

A lot less people are interested in what conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has to say after he called Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute,” according to one industry ratings source. Politico reported on Monday that Abritron’s key demographic ratings between March 29 and April 25 showed…

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