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WikiLeaks founder to guest on ‘The Simpsons’

It’s hard to keep a secret from Julian Assange — and it turns out, it’s even harder to keep a secret about him. It was revealed Monday that the founder of WikiLeaks will make a guest appearance on the 500th episode of “The Simpsons,” one of America’s longest-running television shows.…

App provides behind-the-scenes look at Oscars

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Movie fans don’t need to wait until the red carpet is rolled out to get in on the excitement of this year’s Academy Awards. The Oscars app, developed in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Disney-ABC Television Group, provides a behind-the-scenes look at…

Twitter users stage blackout to protest censorship policy

Users of the microblogging platform Twitter staged a worldwide blackout Friday to protest the company’s new rulings regarding censorship and international law. According to an ABC News report, the so-called “Twitterati” are sending an angry message to the company about its decision to allow the governments of certain countries to…

Murdoch staff arrested, office searched in probe

Detectives on Saturday searched the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun and arrested four journalists and a policeman in a widening probe into the bribing of police for information. The development finally drags Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper into the turmoil at Murdoch’s empire, after its stablemate the News of the World was shut down in disgrace in July…

Four held in Murdoch police payments probe

Detectives investigating the suspected payment of police for information arrested a serving officer and three other men on Saturday, and searched the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers. The investigation is linked to the police probe into phone-hacking at the News of the World, which Murdoch shut down in July after…

Scathing Sundance film highlights U.S. Uncut’s work

US multinationals make billions of dollars in profit but can pay no federal tax due to “legal but immoral” tax arrangements, according to a scathing film at the Sundance film festival. “We’re Not Broke” tackles head on issues currently being thrashed out between Republican presidential candidates, over the fairness of…

Monty Python members to re-unite for new film

LOS ANGELES — Members of iconic British comedy group “Monty Python” will re-unite for a new film, a science fiction farce, ex-Python Terry Jones said. “Absolutely Anything” will not be a Python film as such, but key members of the gang, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, are involved,…

Rash of ‘Occupy’ arrests tank America’s annual press freedom score

In the wide world of reporting, the nation of Finland is the very best place to be a journalist — or Norway (they’re tied for first). But in the United States, press freedoms are gradually sinking into the mire, and with them, so too goes the nation’s placement on the…

Former Fox News host accused of rape

The district attorney’s office in Manhattan is investigating allegations that the son of New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly raped a woman last October. Greg Kelly, who currently co-hosts a morning show for Fox 5 in New York and was formerly a co-host of the Fox News morning show…

Banned books hot property in censored Vietnam

From irreverent cartoons to “depraved” short stories, Vietnam’s pop culture is attracting the attention of print censors who experts say are struggling to accept an increasingly brash literary scene. After years spent keeping political texts off the printing presses, authorities are setting their sights on the growing market of publishing…

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