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Keith Olbermann booted from Current TV effective immediately

Keith Olbermann, the famously fiery liberal anchor who left MSNBC in a huff just over a year ago to join the fledgling network, will be replaced as of tonight, reports the New York Times’ Brian Stelter. In a series of Tweets issued from Olbermann’s account after the story broke, he…

Fox News host urges viewers to ‘vote Republican’

It’s no secret that Fox News leans to the right, but one host may have crossed the line on Friday when he actively encouraged viewers to “vote Republican” if they didn’t like big government. During an interview with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy seemed to…

‘Cooking with Poo’ wins oddest book title prize

Recipe book derives its title from community chef and author Saiyuud Diwong’s nickname, which is Thai for crab If 30-minute meals with Jamie or domestic goddessdom with Nigella fail to tempt this evening then it might be worth considering the latest big thing in home cuisine, Cooking with Poo, which…

De La Soul duo return with ‘First Serve’ concept album

Two thirds of US hip hop pioneers De La Soul, proponents of a jazz-flavoured sound a world away from gangsta rap, are back, with an album born of a chance encounter with a pair of French producers. The album and the new duo share a name, “First Serve”, and see De La…

James Cameron back from the deep for ‘Titanic’ 3D launch

LONDON — “Titanic” director James Cameron hit the red carpet in London on Tuesday for the launch of the Oscar-winning film’s 3D version, as the 100th anniversary of the legendary ship’s sinking approaches. The US filmmaker jetted into the British capital fresh from his seven-mile (11.2 kilometre) submarine dive to…

Geraldo Rivera sorry for ‘life-saving campaign’ against hoodies

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Tuesday offered what may be one of the worst apologies ever for suggesting that Trayvon Martin had been partially responsible for his own death because he was wearing a hoodie. “I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very…

Jon Stewart mocks media over Trayvon Martin coverage

After returning from his vacation on Monday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on the controversy surrounding the tragic shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Although Stewart had hoped to fill his segment with inevitable Dick Cheney heart transplant jokes, he could not avoid the Trayvon Martin story. “I…

‘Titanic’ director dives to Earth’s deepest point

“Titanic” director James Cameron returned to the surface Monday after a solo submarine dive to the deepest point in the world’s oceans that was hailed as the ultimate test of “man and his machine”. Cameron plunged about seven miles (11 kilometers) to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific, where temperatures…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: It was ‘creepy’ to become an internet meme

During a recent appearance on On the Verge, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by host Joshua Topolsky how it feels to be an internet meme, someone whose image appears in animated gifs and other contexts completely separate from his own identity. “Initially it was really weird and creepy,” Tyson…

French ‘Snow White’ ballet aims to cast spell in U.S.

French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj is hoping to cast a spell on US audiences with his ballet ”Snow White”, an adaptation of what he calls the “thriller” fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. The edgy dance master created the 2008 work — which opens inCalifornia this week before moving to the East Coast — as a tribute…

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