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James Murdoch resigns from head position at major British newspapers

In a surprise move, the son of News Corporation mogul Rupert Murdoch has quit his position as the company director of several major British papers. According to an exclusive from The London Evening Standard, James Murdoch resigned from the boards of both The Sun publisher News Group Newspapers Limited and…

Influential U.S. jazz player Motian dies

The influential US jazz drummer and composer, Paul Motian, died Tuesday at the age of 80 in New York, a close friend said. “Paul did pass away early this morning,” Carole d’Inverno, a painter, told AFP. Jazz producer Hans Wendl said Motian had died from complications from Myelodisplastic Syndrome, a bone disorder. In the latter…

Limbaugh: Michelle Obama shows ‘uppity-ism’

Another day, another unfortunate statement made by Republican radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. On his radio show Monday afternoon, the controversial conservative firebrand supported some NASCAR fans booing Michelle Obama this past weekend, labeling the first lady a racial tinged adjective. “We don’t like paying million of dollars for…

Bachmann tells Fallon: Trump is ‘everybody’s best friend’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday where she told a few jokes, talked about Donald Trump and even got a few boos from the audience. The candidate said she was in New York for her fourth meeting with billionaire mogul Donald Trump. “He’s…

Hugh Grant alleges hacking by non-Murdoch papers

Hollywood actor Hugh Grant accused several newspapers other than those owned by Rupert Murdoch of invading his privacy as he testified to Britain’s phone-hacking inquiry on Monday. The “Notting Hill” and “Four Weddings And A Funeral” star said he also believed that a break-in at his flat may have been linked to the press after details…

Netflix to revive ‘Arrested Development’

In a surprise move, industry-leading video streaming service Netflix said this weekend that it will revive the critically acclaimed Fox television series “Arrested Development” in the lead-up to a feature film based on the show. “Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and its return…

Fox News host: Men don’t mind if ‘their skirt’ makes more money

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade was called out Monday by his co-hosts after he referred to women as babes and skirts. The former sports anchor announced that he agreed with a recent Men’s Health Magazine poll that found that 73 percent of men don’t mind being with a woman who…

Chris Wallace: Americans ‘fed up’ with Occupy Wall Street

Fox News host Chris Wallace claimed Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street movement is no longer a plus for politicians who support it because Americans are “fed up” with the protesters. “If you look at the polls, it’s two-thirds of the American people think there should be higher taxes on…

Howard Kurtz to NYC: Apologize for media ‘censorship’ of Occupy evictions

CNN’s Howard Kurtz is calling for New York City and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to apologize for the way the media was censored, roughed up and arrested during the recent eviction of Occupy Wall Street activists in Zuccotti Park. “New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a post-midnight raid to clear the…

Krugman: ‘Only fools and clowns’ believe Republican ideology

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says that Newt Gingrich is just the latest of the “fools and clowns” in the Republican presidential race to become a frontrunner. “I have a structural hypothesis here,” Krugman told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “You have a Republican ideology, which Mitt Romney obviously doesn’t…

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