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French fans sue Jackson doctor for distress

French fans of Michael Jackson are suing the late pop star’s doctor for “emotional damage” they suffered over his death, their lawyer said Friday. The case against Conrad Murray, who was jailed in November over the star’s 2009 death, is due to be heard in the city of Orleans on…

‘The Iron Lady’ should have been delayed, says PM

Prime Minister David Cameron said as “The Iron Lady” opened in Britain Friday that the film showing former premier Margaret Thatcher’s dementia should have been delayed until after her death. The biopic shows Thatcher as a frail, sometimes confused old lady — she is now 86 and is rarely seen…

103 journalists killed in 2011: watchdog

VIENNA — A total of 103 journalists were killed in 2011, with Mexico the most dangerous place to work for the media, a Vienna-based press watchdog said Thursday. This was the second highest toll on record after 2009, when 110 journalists were killed while covering a story. “The numbers are…

Kanye takes dark twisted fantasy to Twitter

WASHINGTON — American hip hop mogul Kanye West has launched an epic rant on Twitter, posting dozens of colorful and cryptic but ultimately hopeful messages, on everything from his jones for fashion to his quest to change the world. Never shy about expressing himself, the multi-Grammy winner went on an…

Pentagon reporter caught complaining he’ll be laid off if Ron Paul wins

As President Barack Obama was set to announce the largest cuts to the U.S. military since the Cold War Wednesday, a few reporters on the Defense Department beat were worrying about their jobs. Prior to the president’s remarks at the Pentagon, C-SPAN microphones caught several reporters discussing what a Ron…

Fox News analyst: Obama a ‘vigilante’ for making recess appointments

A Fox News legal analyst asserted on Thursday that President Barack Obama became a “vigilante” by making recess appointments this week. The White House announced on Wednesday that the president would be appointing former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three others to the…

Ex-News of the World editor to head NY Daily News: reports

NEW YORK — The former head of defunct tabloid the News of the World is taking the helm of the New York Daily News, the longtime rival of Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post, reports said. Colin Myler, who lost his job last July when Murdoch’s News of the World was…

Fox News blames ‘left-wing blog Politico’ for weak GOP field

Fox News revealed on Wednesday what they believe could be a conspiracy between the “liberal-leaning press” and the “left-wing blog Politico” to make Republican presidential candidates appear weak. “Is the mainstream media trying to spin the election?” Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. “There was…

Manila promises help for ‘Jason Bourne’

Even movie super-spy Jason Bourne needs help against the nightmarish traffic in the Philippine capital Manila, the city’s administrator said on Wednesday. Metro Manila chairman Francis Tolentino is taking steps to avoid chaos on the roads when the latest instalment in the blockbuster series, “The Bourne Legacy”, starts filming in the country later this month.…

Netflix original program puts New York mobster in Norway

SAN FRANCISCO — Online film and television show titan Netflix will make its original programming debut in February with “Lilyhammer,” a “fish-out-of-water story” about a New York mobster starting anew in Norway. Steven Van Zandt, a guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s famed E Street Band, stars as Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano,…

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