Quantcast
Home » Archives » Media (Page 182)

Bob Dylan defends himself against ‘wussies’ plagiarism accusations

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan defended himself Thursday against suggestions that he plagiarized some of his lyrics, calling accusers complaining “wussies.” “Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff. It’s an old thing,” Dylan, 71, said in an interview to be published Friday in Rolling Stone magazine. Dylan, whose 35th studio album…

WikiLeaks criticized for linking Benghazi attack to Julian Assange case

Tweet says US ‘gave tacit approval for attacks’ by accepting ‘UK siege on Ecudorean embassy’ where Assange is taking refuge WikiLeaks has been accused of crass self-centredness after it intimated that its founder Julian Assange’s current refuge inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London in part explained or even justified Wednesday’s…

Grace Kelly still Monaco’s godmother, 30 years on

“Have you ever seen any place in the world more wonderful?” swoons Grace Kelly, after whizzing round a hairpin bend above Monaco in an open-top car with Cary Grant, in the 1955 classic “To Catch a Thief.” The same hillside road would cost Kelly her life on September 14, 1982,…

Conservative San Diego newspaper buys out closest competitor

In a move that effectively consolidates the two biggest newspapers in San Diego, U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester confirmed Tuesday that his ownership group has also acquired the city’s other daily paper, The North County Times. According to the Times, which serves most of San Diego County’s northern communities,…

News Corp. names new technology chief

News Corp announced Tuesday it has named Paul Cheesbrough as chief technology officer, developing the digital strategy for the media-entertainment giant headed by Rupert Murdoch. Cheesbrough has been chief information officer for News International, where he led technology strategy and delivery, for digital products. He previously worked at the Telegraph…

French newspapers want Google to pay for content

Leading French newspaper publishers called on the government on Tuesday to adopt a law to force Internet search engines such as Google to pay for content. In an interview published in the business daily Le Figaro, they said a law should impose a settlement in the long-running dispute with Google,…

Julian Assange threatened legal action against WikiLeaks documentary

Julian Assange threatened legal action against a film festival in an attempt to pressure them not to show a documentary on the history of WikiLeaks. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, threatened to sue the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in the United States if they broadcast the documentary, WikiLeaks: Secrets and…

‘Cloud Atlas’ co-director officially comes out as transgender

“Cloud Atlas” co-director Lana Wachowski this week publicly embraced her gender switch from Larry for the first time — with bright pink dreads. Her sex change was long rumored, but never confirmed as Wachowski had previously avoided interviews and publicity tours by insisting on no-press clauses in her film contracts.…

Jay-Z beefs with Occupy Wall Street

Jay-Z is beefing with Occupy Wall Street. Less than a year after he started wearing and selling Occupy-related T-shirts, the rapper has spoken out against the movement, criticising protesters for not being clear about their complaints. “What are you fighting for?” Jay-Z asked in a new interview with the New York Times. “I don’t…

‘Insecure politicians’ blocking Salman Rushdie film adaptation in India

A new film of Salman Rushdie’s 1981 novel “Midnight’s Children”, which is set in India after independence, may not be released in the country, its director has said, blaming “insecure politicians”. The adaptation, which has been showed at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, is due for worldwide release…

Google+