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Neglected zombies get their time … in the shade

TOKYO (Reuters) – Zombies, the ugly cousin of more popular creatures such as werewolves and vampires, are experiencing a boost of fame that will finally get them some attention, according to Otto Penzler. The editor of a recent anthology devoted solely to zombies believes they have been overlooked for too…

Scant shareholder support for Murdoch sons

NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch was re-elected chairman of News Corp. with 84 percent of the votes cast during last week’s shareholders meeting but other members of the board, including his sons James and Lachlan, received far less support, according to figures released on Monday. James Murdoch, seen as the…

Eva Longoria lesbian film censored in Spain: festival

BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish film distributors cut lesbian love scenes with “Desperate Housewives” actress Eva Longoria from a movie, prompting a gay film festival to cancel its screening in protest, the organiser said Monday. The film “Without Men” tells the story of a small village whose women are left to…

Defense begins uphill battle at Jackson trial

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray faced an uphill battle Monday, launching their case after four weeks of testimony heavily implicating him over the singer’s 2009 death. The last witness for the prosecution said it was a “crazy scenario” to suggest that Jackson could have injected…

‘Anonymous’ vows to ‘destroy’ Fox News website on Nov. 5th

In a video statement carried recently by several official channels maintained by members of the hacker activist group “Anonymous,” a digitally generated voice explains that the online collective has decided to take down the Fox News website on Nov. 5th of this year. The date, Nov. 5, is significant for…

Michael Moore to CNBC: ‘Do your job’ and cover the 99%

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore pleaded with an anchor from business channel CNBC Monday to “please do your job” and report on problems facing 99 percent of Americans, instead of the wealthy one percent. “Moore is not one to hold back when it comes to capitalism, corporate American and now the…

Assange: Banks strangling WikiLeaks to death

The anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks could be forced to close up shop in 2012 if they cannot break a U.S. financial blockade, co-founder Julian Assange said Monday. In an appeal for both political and financial support published to WikiLeaks on Monday, Assange pleads recaps the power their operation has exerted over…

Protester to Fox News host: Many people ‘f*cked by the system’

An Occupy Wall Street protester shocked Geraldo Rivera by dropping an f-bomb live on Fox News Sunday night. All things considered, Rivera’s decision to do his entire show live from Zuccotti Park — including a segment on missing baby List Irwin — went better than many would have expected. “My…

Pregnant Bellas, Capt Jacks top Halloween costumes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pregnant Bella Swans and swaggering Captain Jack Sparrows will haunt the streets in droves this Halloween, as revelers look to movie characters for costume ideas. In a poll from online movie ticket seller Fandango.com on Friday, 45 percent of the women voters selected ‘Pregnant Bella’ from…

Protest-hit show will go on: Paris mayor

French authorities on Saturday said they would press charges against Christian fundamentalists who disrupted the showing of a controversial play at a Paris theatre. The culture ministry said members of the Institut Civitas group ambushed a performance of Italian dramatist Romeo Castellucci’s “On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the…

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