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Comic book artist Frank Miller: ‘Occupy’ protesters are ‘losers, schmucks’

Renowned comic book artist and film director Frank Miller sure doesn’t have positive feelings on ‘Occupy’ protests. On his website last week, Miller expressed his displeasure about the movement, calling it  ”nonsense.” “The ‘Occupy’ movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with…

James Murdoch “kept in dark” on hacking: report

LONDON (Reuters) - News Corp’s James Murdoch was “kept in the dark” about the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World by his subordinates who tried to manage the problem, the newspaper’s former chief reporter said on Monday. Neville Thurlbeck has become a key figure in the scandal because he appears to…

George Will on Herman Cain: ‘There are 4 women, there may be 24′

Conservative columnist George Will believes that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal is a “test” for Republicans. “A rule is when there are four women, there may be 24,” Will told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “There’s a pattern here. He’s says there’s no pattern because all four are…

Oprah receives Oscar for humanitarian work

LOS ANGELES — Actress and producer Oprah Winfrey, who has dominated the US television talk show scene for a quarter-century, was honored with an Oscar statuette late Saturday for her outstanding humanitarian work. The 57-year-old television megastar — nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar 25 years ago for her…

The Guardian turns readers into newshounds

A newspaper has thrown open its office doors, let the readers stride in, and invited them to peer over reporters’ shoulders — digitally, at least. The website of the left-leaning Guardian daily is publishing its ‘newslist’ — a schedule of stories its journalists are working on — and asking readers…

Black Sabbath to reunite for new album, tour

Heavy metal legends Black Sabbath are to reunite to make a new album and tour, the original four members of the band led by Ozzy Osbourne have announced. The group, whose hits include “Paranoid” and “Iron Man,” unveiled their plans at the legendary Whisky a Go Go club on Sunset…

James Murdoch rejects ‘mafia boss’ comparison

James Murdoch angrily rejected claims Thursday that he was like a “mafia boss” and denied misleading MPs about the extent of his knowledge of phone-hacking at the News of the World. In heated exchanges with MPs who were grilling him for a second time about the now-defunct tabloid, the News…

Billy Crystal steps in to host Oscars after gay slur row

LOS ANGELES — Oscars veteran Billy Crystal stepped in Thursday to host this year’s Academy Awards show, after actor Eddie Murphy pulled out following a row over a producer’s anti-gay comments. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hailed Crystal — who has hosted the top Hollywood awards eight…

Jay-Z cashes in on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement with merchandise

Hip hop artist Jay-Z has joined a slew of other companies looking to profit off the energy behind the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. His Rocawear clothing label plans to begin selling “Occupy All Streets” shirts on Friday, which Jay-Z donned during a backstage appearance with hip hop pioneer and “Occupy”…

James O’Keefe laughed out of journalism school

Right-wing media darling James O’Keefe, whose deceptive pranks have caused serious harm to organizations such as ACORN and National Public Radio, found himself on the other side of the stick this week during a visit to Columbia University’s school of journalism. O’Keefe was ostensibly pursuing his latest project: trying to…

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