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James Cameron describes ocean as ‘alien world’

Fresh from his journey to the deepest point of the Pacific in a solo submarine dive, Hollywood director James Cameron has spoken to Australian schoolchildren, answering questions on how fast his craft could travel to how he went to the toilet. The “Titanic” filmmaker, who last month plunged seven miles (11 kilometres) to the…

Book claims painkillers were behind Perry’s odd campaign trail behavior

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s famous “oops” moment during one of his last Republican presidential debates was just one highlight of his often confused campaign across America. It was reportedly made possible by the heavy, deadening influence of prescription painkillers, according to a forthcoming book by two well-sourced reporters. The claims…

Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in biopic

Ashton Kutcher is to play Steve Jobs in a new independent film about the late Apple chief’s life, a spokeswoman for the “Two and a Half Men” actor said Monday. “Jobs” will tell the story of his life from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple and revered creative entrepreneur, according to industry daily Variety, whose report was…

Stephen Fry lends support to Greek calls to return Elgin marbles to Athens

London 2012 Olympics are an opportunity to ‘redress a great wrong’ and give back Parthenon sculptures, says British actor Greek campaigners seeking the return of the Parthenon marbles have renewed their efforts with an open letter imploring David Cameron to back the restitution of the classical carvings “to their historic…

Huffington Post’s unpaid bloggers lose bid for share of AOL sale

Bloggers hoping to put themselves on a more robust financial footing and close the gap between them and fully paid journalists are vowing to fight on after a New York court dismissed their multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the Huffington Post calling for compensation for exploitation of its army of unpaid commentators.…

Russian grannies set for Eurovision stardom

With shoes made from lime tree bark, a few simple dance moves and a charming song, a group of Russian grannies from the foothills of the Ural mountains are aiming for Eurovision stardom. Despite a lack of any obvious showbusiness attributes, the Buranovskiye Babushki (the Buranovo Grannies), a group of…

Files: Rupert Murdoch-linked pirate website targeted rivals

By Jamie Doward, The Observer Internet forums gave advice on how to hack into ITVDigital and cable television companies A computer piracy website, secretly supported by one of Rupert Murdoch’s companies, openly promoted advice on how to hack BSkyB’s rivals, according to documents obtained by the Observer. Emails obtained by this…

Arizona law would criminalize being lewd or annoying on the Internet

The Arizona state legislature apparently finds it difficult to tell the difference between a telephone and the Internet and has passed a bill that would extend the definition of harassment originally devised for phone conversations to anything communicated or published online. As summarized by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,…

Richard Branson hatches April Fool’s Day plan to journey to the center of the Earth

NEW YORK — British billionaire Richard Branson may have lost his race to the bottom of the ocean, but not his sense of humor, declaring Friday a faux plan to top his adventure rivals by voyaging to the center of the Earth. The impossible journey was announced, tongue jammed in…

Keith Olbermann booted from Current TV effective immediately

Keith Olbermann, the famously fiery liberal anchor who left MSNBC in a huff just over a year ago to join the fledgling network, will be replaced as of tonight, reports the New York Times’ Brian Stelter. In a series of Tweets issued from Olbermann’s account after the story broke, he…

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