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‘Dark Knight Rises’ imperilled by Morgan Freeman’s politics, claims Time Warner shareholder

A Time Warner shareholder has accused the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman of using a press tour for the film Dolphin Tale to forward his own political agenda rather than promote the movie. When Freeman appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight show in September 2011 while promoting the family drama, he…

Three members of Aussie kids’ group ‘The Wiggles’ to retire

Global children’s phenomenon The Wiggles announced the end of an era on Thursday, with three of the quartet to retire from performing and a woman to don the turtleneck for the first time. The four-man Australian singing and dancing outfit, famed for their colourful jumpers or “skivvies”, said three of…

Forbes names Jennifer Lopez ‘most powerful’ star

NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez is the world’s most powerful celebrity, according to Forbes magazine Wednesday in a rankings based on a combination of earnings, press coverage and Internet presence. Lopez headed the 100-strong list, up from 50th last year, while her American Idol colleague Ryan Seacrest was 29th. Lady…

Baron Cohen pulls camel stunt at Cannes

Flamboyant British comic Sacha Baron Cohen sparked minor chaos on Cannes’ fabled Croisette beachfront Wednesday as his zany alter ego General Aladeen took a morning stroll on his camel Osama. The star of “The Dictator” ordered his mini-skirted Amazonian bodyguards to point their assault rifles at the press pack outside the ritzy Carlton Hotel before…

Jane Lynch: Being gay isn’t one of my flaws

Actress Jane Lynch told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday that she was “blown away” by President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same sex marriage. Even though “nothing is going to happen” because of his support for marriage equality, she still appreciated that Obama took the risk of publicly stating his…

One of two Travolta accusers withdraws lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A male masseur who accused John Travolta of sexual battery has withdrawn a lawsuit, his lawyer said Tuesday, as the star’s attorney vowed a similar second legal action would also fail. The first alleged victim, identified only as John Doe, filed his lawsuit last week, seeking $2…

News Corp takes stake in private China film group

NEW YORK — US media giant News Corp. has taken a 19.9 percent stake in Bona Film Group, which calls itself the largest privately owned film distributor in China, the firms said. A joint statement dated Monday said Rupert Murdoch’s conglomerate had bought the equity stake directly from company founder…

Ex-Murdoch aide among six charged over hacking

British prosecutors accused former Rupert Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks and five others of obstructing justice Tuesday in the first criminal charges from the News of the World phone hacking scandal. The ex-News International (NI) chief executive, her husband Charlie Brooks and four people who worked for her were charged with trying to hide evidence from police investigating wrongdoing…

Canadian actress denies stalking Alec Baldwin

NEW YORK — A little-known Canadian actress on Monday denied stalking “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin, her lawyer saying she had “legitimate” reasons to try to contact him. “My client had a legitimate purpose within the meaning of the law for her efforts to contact Mr Baldwin,” attorney Maurice Sercarz…

Jay-Z: Same sex marriage opposition ‘holding the country back’

Hip hop icon Jay-Z on Monday compared same sex marriage bans to discrimination against black people. “I have always thought of it as something that is still holding the country back,” he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose…

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