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James Murdoch faces UK press inquiry grilling

Former News International executive chairman James Murdochbegan giving testimony under oath Tuesday at the British inquiry into press standards set up after the tabloid phone-hacking row. In the day-long session at the Leveson Inquiry, Murdoch was being quizzed about his stewardship of News International, which published the now-defunct News of the World. The tabloid was…

Robert Reich blasts Bill O’Reilly over ‘communist witch hunt’

Berkeley professor Robert Reich blasted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday night after the conservative pundit accused Reich of being a communist. “It’s like being back in the 1950s,” he said. “This communist witch hunt that has suddenly been launched. The irony is that there are not even many…

British watchdog probes email hacking by Murdoch-owned network

Britain’s media watchdog launched an investigation on Monday into two cases of email hacking by Sky News, the satellite broadcasterpartly owned by Rupert Murdoch. The news channel admitted earlier this month that it illegally hacked into the emails of a man who notoriously faked his own death in a life insurance scam, as well as…

South Korea Christians protest over Lady Gaga concert

SEOUL — Scores of conservative South Korean Christians will pray together on Sunday against Lady Gaga’s Seoul concert, organisers said, accusing the US pop star of advocating homosexuality and pornography. The pop diva arrived in South Korea on Friday, a week before her Seoul performance which kicks off her “Born…

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb wakes from coma: spokesman

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has woken from a coma and responded to members of his family, his spokesman said Saturday. Gibb, 62, contracted pneumonia and fell into the coma last week. He is suffering from colon and liver cancer. His spokesman Doug Wright said Gibb had been able to nod and communicate…

Coroner’s report says Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure

Conservative blogger and activist Andrew Breitbart’s death came as a result of heart failure attributed to coronary artery disease, according to a report from ABC News.  The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported that the 43-year-old has a negligible amount of alcohol in his system when he collapsed near his…

Christopher Hitchens remembered as New York pays tribute

Salman Rushdie and Martin Amis among those at Cooper Union to celebrate life and work of ‘pioneer at the frontier’ “Little Keith” called him a suffering auto-contrarian and likened him to Houdini; Graydon Carter said he was a “bit of a scallywag” but an editor’s dream; and the doctor who…

Aussies angry as Cher tries to sell Adelaide ‘key to the city’ on eBay

Officials in southern Australia’s Adelaide voiced their disappointment Saturday at revelations that US singer Cher had apparently put her key to the city up for sale on Internet auction house eBay. The key and accompanying memorial plaque was being sold online by a user called Authentic_Cher who claims to be…

Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself at 4:20 on 4/20

Country singer Willie Nelson unveiled an eight-foot statue of himself in front of the Austin City Limits Sutdio in Austin, TX on Friday. Organizers of the event insisted that they hadn’t chosen the date deliberately to commemorate Nelson’s long-time advocacy of marijuana legalization, but once it was brought to their…

Ted Nugent enters plea agreement in illegal bear killing

If trouble comes in threes, then right-wing singer Ted Nugent’s recent problems may have begun a week ago, when he entered a plea agreement in the illegal killing of an Alaskan black bear. Last weekend, Nugent attracted the attention of the Secret Service after he told a National Rifle Association…

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