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Murdoch tweets support for Scotland independence

LONDON — Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday appeared to throw his weight behind Scotland’s independence bid, a move welcomed by Scottish First Minister and pro-independence campaigner Alex Salmond. The News Corporation chief, who is in London for the launch of The Sun on Sunday weekly newspaper, used micro-blogging site…

Judge admonishes Breitbart for late filing in defamation suit

In a court filing (PDF) last week, a U.S. District Court judge explained that he refused to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart in-part because the dismissal motion was filed much later than what the law allows. Breitbart’s initial motion to dismiss was filed April 18, 2011…

Oops: BBC weatherman predicts ‘bucket loads of c*nt’

A slip of the tongue by one BBC meteorologist may have left viewers wondering exactly how to dress for the weather he was predicting. “It is simply a lovely winter’s day tomorrow, buckets loads of cunt, er, sunshine across central and eastern ares,” weatherman Alex Deakin informed British viewers on…

Colbert returns with sentimental shout-out to mom

As promised, Stephen Colbert returned to the airwaves Monday night. Colbert began the edition of The Colbert Report by poking fun at last week’s media frenzy regarding his sudden leave-of-absence to attend to a family emergency. “Hi. How ya been? Before we start the broadcast tonight, I just want to…

Simpsons marks 500th episode with Assange as guest star

LOS ANGELES — The Simpsons, the long-running US television animated comedy show, reached its landmark 500th episode Sunday, with an appearance from controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. America’s most famous dysfunctional cartoon family have played out their lives before a worldwide audience for over two decades since the distinctive yellow…

Clint Eastwood: Reagan wasn’t a ‘great president’

When Clint Eastwood thinks of the great presidents in his lifetime, Ronald Reagan doesn’t make the list. Over the weekend, celebrity gossip website TMZ asked Eastwood, a Republican, to name his favorite president. “Lincoln was great,” the Oscar-winner said. “You mean in our lifetime? I like [Democratic President Harry S.]…

Trump suggests Miss Universe should dump ‘not rich’ boyfriend

Billionaire reality star Donald Trump says a former Miss Universe’s relationship has “no chance” because her boyfriend can’t afford his own airplane. On Sunday night’s episode of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, Trump predicted 2008 pageant winner Dayana Mendoza would soon be saying “your fired” to her romantic partner. “Boyfriends?” Trump asked.…

First Sun on Sunday to be printed next weekend

A new Sunday edition of Rupert Murdoch’s top-selling tabloid The Sun will hit the shelves this weekend, the paper said, seven months after the closure of its scandal-ridden sister title. “Rupert Murdoch said during his visit on Friday that a new Sunday title would be published ‘very soon’ – and that is a…

Pint-sized mariachis learn music of Mexico in New York

He has barely begun learning guitar, but already six-year-old Xcaret Gonzalez is dreaming big. He aspires to play well enough some day to form his own band — one playing the mariachi music that is an important part of his Mexican background, and which has been declared part of world…

Six people the media should have talked to last week about birth control

It has been widely remarked that last week’s discussions about the Affordable Health Care Act’s mandate that insurers provide women with free birth control was a little heavy on men and religious figures and awfully light on women and health care experts. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) held a hearing on…

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