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Zach Galifianakis’s ‘Craigslist Joe’ documentary trailer hits the web

Joe Garner of Craiglist Joe is not the first to rely on the internet and the kindness of strangers to accomplish a goal The trailer for Craigslist Joe, Zach Galifianakis’s documentary effort about living off the kindness of internet strangers, has hit the web. And it’s like Eat, Pray, Love…

Rupert Murdoch: Scientologists are ‘creepy, maybe even evil’

LOS ANGELES — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch weighed in on the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce story Sunday, saying he thinks Scientologists are “creepy” and possibly even evil. The News Corporation chief urged his Twitter followers to watch the story, which broke on Friday when Holmes announced she was filing from…

Stolen Dali painting returned after surfacing in mail

A stolen Salvador Dali painting worth an estimated $150,000 has been recovered after being mailed back to the United States from Greece, police said Saturday. An unidentified man posing as a potential customer snatched the 1949 gouache and watercolor piece “Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio” from New York’s Venus Over…

Lucy Lawless – Xena the Ecowarrior

Lucy Lawless made her name playing Xena: Warrior Princess. Now she is facing jail after a protest on board an Arctic oil drilling ship. So what turned her into an ecowarrior? Lucy Lawless, cult actor, mother of three and most recently international ecowarrior, makes a point of not planning her life…

Bill Maher defends racism charge from Allen West

On Friday night’s episode of “Real Time,” host Bill Maher –and a panel that included Amy Goodman, Lizz Winstead, Fareed Zakaria and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome– discussed backlash from a column Maher wrote recently that compared the modern-day Republican Party to “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”…

Ex-assistant to U2 bassist found guilty of stealing $3.5 million from him

DUBLIN — A former personal assistant of U2 bassist Adam Clayton was found guilty on Friday of stealing 2.8 million euros ($3.5 million) from the Irish musician’s bank accounts. Carol Hawkins, 48, was convicted of 181 counts of stealing cheques from the 52-year-old between 2004 and 2008, Irish media reported.…

Doping charges formally filed against Lance Armstrong

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced on Friday it has filed formal doping charges against Lance Armstrong that, if proven, would strip him of his seven Tour de France titles. A three-member review panel evaluated evidence gathered by USADA and a reply from Armstrong before unanimously…

Murdoch: Health care ruling ‘a big victory’ for Obama

Appearing on the conservative Fox News Channel, billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who owns the network, expressed his “surprise” that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld President Barack Obama’s health reform law, saying it will be perceived as “a big victory for the president.” “They will all be doing high-fives…

News Corp board agrees to split in principle: WSJ

The board of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has agreed in principle to separate its larger entertainment division from struggling publishing businesses, according to the Wall Street Journal. An official announcement is expected to come Thursday, said the newspaper, which is one of the units of the global media-entertainment conglomerate. The…

New York Times to launch Chinese news website

NEW YORK — The New York Times said Wednesday it was launching a Chinese-language news website to deliver “high-quality coverage of world affairs, business and culture” to readers in China. A statement from the prestigious US daily said it was “launching a beta version of a new online Chinese-language edition…

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