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18th journalist killed in Honduras in past two years

A 54-year-old Honduran journalist was killed by a machete-wielding attacker, police said Sunday, in the 18th fatal attack on a member of the news media in the past two years. Police said Fausto Evelio Hernandez, was riding his bicycle on his way home Saturday when he was attacked in Saba,…

SNL’s ‘alternative universe’ Limbaugh has a unique line-up of new advertisers –including ‘Depends for Racists’

After more than a week of heavy criticism and the loss of almost 100 advertisers due to sexist remarks Rush Limbaugh made about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam donned the shock jock’s visage to poke fun at right-wing talk radio’s most notorious “heavy-hitter.” “I called a…

Brother charged after actress’s headless body found in canal

The brother of an actress who starred in popular British soap opera was on Saturday charged with her murder, police said, four days after her headless body was found in a London canal. Tony McCluskie, 35, was charged with killing his 29-year-old sister Gemma McCluskie, who disappeared last week, Scotland…

Nearly 100 advertisers stampede away from right-wing radio

Nearly 100 advertisers have made it clear that they intend to pull their ads from all right-wing talk radio, according to a newsletter cited by the online trade journal Radio-Info.com. TRI Newsletter, a daily column by radio insider Tom Taylor says Premiere Networks, the Clear Channel subsidiary that carries The…

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…

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