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Iranian movie wins best foreign film at Globes

Iranian movie “A Separation” won the best foreign language filmaward at the Golden Globes, beating rivals from China, Spain and Belgium, as well as Angelina Jolie’s debut as a director. The movie by writer/director Asghar Farhadi tells the story of a married couple facing the dilemma of whether to leave Iran for the sake of their family. It…

Silent film ‘The Artist’ wins Globes, eyes Oscars

Silent movie “The Artist” topped the winners at the Golden Globesawards late Sunday, adding three gongs to its growing haul of prizes in the run-up to the all-important Oscars next month. The French-directed movie won best musical/comedy, best musical/comedy actor and best musical score, one more than family drama ”The Descendants” which won…

Elton John to Madonna at Globes: You don’t ‘have a f*cking chance’

Elton John tested the agility of the US censors before the Golden Globes show began, using an obscenity when describing Madonna’s chances against him in the best song category. Speaking on the red carpet, the British singer — up for an award for “Hello, Hello” from “Gnomio and Juliet” —…

Murdoch blasted on Twitter for anti-Google tweets

When News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch attacked Google on Twitter for its opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, he had no idea what he was letting himself in for. “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying,” Murdoch tweeted…

Fox News’ Brit Hume: Urinating on Taliban not ‘despicable’

Fox News commentator Brit Hume argued on Sunday that it was not “despicable” for Marines to urinate on dead Taliban soldiers since the U.S. also kills them with drone strikes. A video uncovered last week by TMZ, showed U.S. Marines urinating on lifeless bodies who were assumed to be members…

Silent film aims for big noise at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood held its breath Sunday ahead of the Golden Globes, as silent film “The Artist” bids to add to its pre-Oscars bonanza, while up against veterans like Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The relatively low-budget French-directed movie, set in Tinsel Town in the 1920s, faces stiff competition…

Murdoch blasts Obama, Google over Stop Online Piracy Act

Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corporation includes Fox News, took aim at Google and President Barack Obama on Saturday for their opposition to controversial online piracy legislation. Obama administration officials responded on Saturday to two petitions calling for President Obama to veto the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)…

Colbert Super PAC attack ad: ‘Romney is a serial killer’

The Super PAC founded by Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has launched its first ad in South Carolina attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “Mitt the Ripper” for his record of destroying businesses as the head of Bain Capital. Speaking at the Iowa State Fair last year, Romney asserted…

Boxing icon Muhammed Ali serenaded on 70th birthday

More than 300 people serenaded boxing icon Muhammad Ali with a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” at a lavish $1,000-a-plate fundraiser and party in his Kentucky hometown. Ali, who is one of the world’s most recognizable sportsman, turns 70 on Tuesday. The former three-time world heavyweight champ now suffers from…

‘Anonymous’ posts media moguls’ information online

In protest of a pending anti-piracy measure currently before the U.S. Congress, the hacker group “Anonymous” has posted personal information about two of the most powerful men in media, Time Warner Chief Executive Jeffrey L. Bewkes and Sumner M. Redstone, head of Viacom and CBS. In an action it calls…

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