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Comic book artist Moebius dies

French comic-book artist and designer Jean Giraud, known as Moebius, died Saturday aged 74 after a long illness, an associate and work colleague said. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud was one of France’s leading cartoonists who also found fame in Japan and the United States. Born at Nogent-sur-Marne east of Paris…

I love Iran but am filming abroad: Oscar winner

Asghar Farhadi, the director who won Iran’s first-ever Oscar for his movie “A Separation”, declared on Saturday he would never leave his homeland despite his newfound global fame — but his next film was being made abroad. “I love my country and I will not change it for anywhere in…

Bill Maher defends his defense of Rush Limbaugh

As expected, on Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, the host used the closing segment of his show to discuss the controversy surrounding his remarks earlier this week when he defended shock jock Rush Limbaugh. Maher said, “I don’t like it that people are made to disappear…

Robertson: Sister’s lesbian wedding is ‘contrary to God’s word, period’

On Friday’s episode of The 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson advised a woman that she should not attend her lesbian sister’s wedding, even if it means that act “breaks the union between you.” “That’s tough luck,” he said, quoting an entry to the Christian religious texts that calls homosexuals “evil.”…

Limbaugh broadcasts dead air during commercial breaks

The exodus of advertisers fleeing from Rush Limbaugh may finally be taking a toll on his radio show. Liberal watchdog group Media Matters noticed that on at least two occasions on Thursday, Limbaugh’s flagship station in New York, WABC, broadcast several minutes of dead air during commercial breaks. There were…

Cuban sculptor uses tobacco to immortalize stars

Fidel Castro, Winston Churchill, Jack Nicholson, Groucho Marx and Arnold Schwarzenegger — meet the cast of notables Janio Nunez has sculpted entirely out of Cuba’s famed tobacco. The Cuban sculptor uses the same sticky leaves and time-honored rolling techniques that go into the famed cigars enjoyed by his subjects, and…

Jon Stewart laments ‘never-ending gobstopper’ GOP primary

On his show Wednesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart compared the Republican presidential primary to Zeno’s paradox, claiming candidates could never actually arrive at the endpoint. “All I heard was that Tuesday was Super Tuesday,” he said, “because we would finally have a decisive night, one that would finally…

‘All-American Muslim’ canceled amid sagging ratings

WASHINGTON — A ground-breaking reality TV show about Arab Americans is being canceled after one season in the face of flagging ratings, cast members and the cable channel behind the program said Wednesday. TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” the first series of its kind on US television, followed the lives of five…

Robertson: Calling Fluke a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’ only ‘a little bit over the top’

In a segment broadcast by a Christian television network on Wednesday, televangelist and longtime icon of America’s religious right Pat Robertson suggested that Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of a Gergetown law student as a “slut” and a “prostitute” was just “a little bit over the top,” but went…

Limbaugh threatened with lawsuit by supergroup Rush

Rush, the band, has formally forbidden Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh from using their music on his radio program. The Canadian supergroup was contacted by The Huffington Post’s Bob Cesca this week and asked if they gave Limbaugh permission to use their music. They responded by sending Limbaugh a cease…

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