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Bee Gees star Robin Gibb wakes from coma: spokesman

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has woken from a coma and responded to members of his family, his spokesman said Saturday. Gibb, 62, contracted pneumonia and fell into the coma last week. He is suffering from colon and liver cancer. His spokesman Doug Wright said Gibb had been able to nod and communicate…

Coroner’s report says Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure

Conservative blogger and activist Andrew Breitbart’s death came as a result of heart failure attributed to coronary artery disease, according to a report from ABC News.  The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that the 43-year-old has a negligible amount of alcohol in his system when he collapsed near his…

Christopher Hitchens remembered as New York pays tribute

Salman Rushdie and Martin Amis among those at Cooper Union to celebrate life and work of ‘pioneer at the frontier’ “Little Keith” called him a suffering auto-contrarian and likened him to Houdini; Graydon Carter said he was a “bit of a scallywag” but an editor’s dream; and the doctor who…

Aussies angry as Cher tries to sell Adelaide ‘key to the city’ on eBay

Officials in southern Australia’s Adelaide voiced their disappointment Saturday at revelations that US singer Cher had apparently put her key to the city up for sale on Internet auction house eBay. The key and accompanying memorial plaque was being sold online by a user called Authentic_Cher who claims to be…

Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself at 4:20 on 4/20

Country singer Willie Nelson unveiled an eight-foot statue of himself in front of the Austin City Limits Sutdio in Austin, TX on Friday. Organizers of the event insisted that they hadn’t chosen the date deliberately to commemorate Nelson’s long-time advocacy of marijuana legalization, but once it was brought to their…

Ted Nugent enters plea agreement in illegal bear killing

If trouble comes in threes, then right-wing singer Ted Nugent’s recent problems may have begun a week ago, when he entered a plea agreement in the illegal killing of an Alaskan black bear. Last weekend, Nugent attracted the attention of the Secret Service after he told a National Rifle Association…

CNN’s Loesch tells ‘foreigner’ Bashir to ‘go back to his own country’

Dana Loesch is apparently furious at MSNBC’s Martin Bashir. Yesterday, Bashir called former Massachusetts Governor and presumptive Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney a liar and said that by his own faith’s tenets, he’s going to hell for what he said about President Obama and the economy. That was apparently…

Meet the Media Companies Lobbying Against Transparency

By Justin Elliott ProPublica News organizations cultivate a reputation for demanding transparency, whether by suing for access to government documents, dispatching camera crews to the doorsteps of recalcitrant politicians, or editorializing in favor of open government. But now many of the country’s biggest media companies 2014 which own dozens of…

Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band, dies at 71

NEW YORK — Levon Helm, whose gruff vocals and razor-sharp drumming underpinned the seminal late 1960s rock group The Band, died Thursday, his recording studio said. He was 71. “Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon,” said Barbara O’Brien, executive manager of Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York, in an…

Hollywood studios lose landmark download case

SYDNEY — Top Hollywood film studios Friday failed in their attempt to stem the flow of illegal downloads when they lost a landmark appeal against an Australian Internet provider. A group of international and Australian companies, including Warner Bros, Disney and 20th Century Fox, alleged that iiNet authorised the infringement…

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