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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…

Jon Stewart laments ‘never-ending gobstopper’ GOP primary

On his show Wednesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart compared the Republican presidential primary to Zeno’s paradox, claiming candidates could never actually arrive at the endpoint. “All I heard was that Tuesday was Super Tuesday,” he said, “because we would finally have a decisive night, one that would finally…

‘All-American Muslim’ canceled amid sagging ratings

WASHINGTON — A ground-breaking reality TV show about Arab Americans is being canceled after one season in the face of flagging ratings, cast members and the cable channel behind the program said Wednesday. TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” the first series of its kind on US television, followed the lives of five…

Robertson: Calling Fluke a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’ only ‘a little bit over the top’

In a segment broadcast by a Christian television network on Wednesday, televangelist and longtime icon of America’s religious right Pat Robertson suggested that Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of a Gergetown law student as a “slut” and a “prostitute” was just “a little bit over the top,” but went…

Limbaugh threatened with lawsuit by supergroup Rush

Rush, the band, has formally forbidden Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh from using their music on his radio program. The Canadian supergroup was contacted by The Huffington Post’s Bob Cesca this week and asked if they gave Limbaugh permission to use their music. They responded by sending Limbaugh a cease…

Musician Lester Chambers: I am the 99 percent, screwed by the music industry

The lead singer of the 1960s soul rock group The Chambers Brothers is barely surviving on his meager income, even though his voice has appeared on hundreds of albums, movies, TV shows and commercials. While musicians have penchant for squandering their money on luxuries or drug addictions, 72-year-old Lester Chambers…

Limbaugh blasts ‘overeducated’ young single white women

Following “sincerely” apologizing for calling a Georgetown University student a “slut,” conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday complained about “overeducated” single white women. “What is it with all these young, single, white women? Overeducated doesn’t mean intelligent,” he ranted, going on to talk about journalist Tracie McMillian’s book. Only…

Lawyer: Fluke could ‘definitely’ sue Limbaugh for slander

An attorney says that Georgetown law School student Sandra Fluke could “definitely” sue Republican talk show host Rush Limbaugh for slander because she does not fit the legal definition of a public figure. On his radio show last week, Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut,” a “prostitute” and demanded that she…

Cenk bets $10,000 that Rush cannot prove massive audience size

Current TV host Cenk Uygur said Monday night that he would pay Republican radio talker Rush Limbaugh $10,000 in a “Mitt Romney-like wager” if he can prove his show’s frequent claim that they get up to 20 million listeners a week. “You know why the advertisers are leaving?” he asked.…

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