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China artist Ai Weiwei ordered to remove home webcams

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei said he was ordered to take down four live webcams he installed in his home this week to mock authorities’ round-the-clock surveillance of him. Ai, who was held in secret detention for 81 days last year as part of a widespread clampdown on dissent in China, said authorities had…

Coroner’s final report: Whitney Houston drowned after ingesting cocaine, other drugs

LOS ANGELES — Pop legend Whitney Houston may have overdosed on drugs and alcohol before drowning face-down in her bathtub, coroners said, giving grisly details of her shocking death in February. The 48-year-old was found lying face down in her bathtub in the Beverly Hilton hotel, the Los Angeles County…

Stephen Colbert wins another Peabody Award

Late night comedian Stephen Colbert was one of the 38 winners of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards, which honors excellence in journalism. University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced Wednesday that Colbert had won the award — for the second time — thanks to his satirical…

Donald Trump: Gloria Allred would be ‘very impressed’ with my penis

Business mogul Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred would be “very, very impressed” with his genitals after she suggested that he should prove he was a “naturally born man” because a transgender model was barred from competing in one of his beauty contests. Just hours before…

Jon Stewart pummels Sarah Palin for ‘infiltrating’ the Today Show with her Jesus fish earrings

Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night blasted former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for nearly six minutes, mocking her for trying to make her appearance on NBC’s Today Show seem courageous. Palin had told Breitbart.com that she was “going rogue and infiltrating some turf” by appearing on the show.…

Keith Olbermann on his stint at Current TV: ‘I screwed up’

During an Tuesday night appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, liberal political commentator Keith Olbermann addressed his abrupt exit from Current TV. “I screwed up,” he said. “I screwed up really big on this. Let’s just start there. I thought we could do this. It’s my fault that…

Transgender model Jenna Talackova raps Donald Trump over Miss Universe ban

LOS ANGELES — A sex-change model barred from Canada’s Miss Universe contest demanded Tuesday that Donald Trump clarify her position despite a U-turn by organizers, sparking a colorful exchange about the tycoon’s manhood. Jenna Talackova, 23, had complained after being disqualified from the contest, which chooses Canada’s candidate for the…

Fox News anchor takes heat for tweeting Obama birther conspiracy

The liberal watchdog Media Matters on Tuesday pounced on a tweet sent by Fox News anchor Heather Childers, which linked to an article that claimed Obama’s 2008 campaign staff had threatened to kill Chelsea Clinton. “Thoughts? Did Obama Campaign Threaten Chelsea Clinton’s Life 2 Keep Parents Silent?” Childers asked on…

Investor group to buy Philadelphia Inquirer for $50 million

A group of investors has agreed to buy the Philadelphia Inquirer and related media assets for $55 million — less than half the price paid at a 2010 bankruptcy auction. The deal announced Monday for Philadelphia Media Network, the parent company of The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, is…

Dick Morris: Obama rekindling ‘the sense of black victimization’

Fox News commentator Dick Morris says that President Barack Obama has a plan to win re-election by “stoking a feeling of victimization in the African-American community.” “He can’t give Spike Lee’s money back because his whole goal is to provoke a racial confrontation,” Morris explained. “You say the president’s goal…

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