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Ford miffed by GM ‘apocalypse’ ad for Super Bowl

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Monday blasted General Motors over a snarky advertisement for GM trucks run during the Super Bowl broadcast, but stopped short of taking any kind of legal action. The ad, during what proved to be the most-watched US television broadcast in history, showed Chevrolet Silverado…

‘Fox & Friends’ invents conspiracy: Labor Dept. ‘cooking the books’

While many have been encouraged by the job figures released last Friday, the crew at Fox & Friends aren’t among them — and on Monday morning, they seemed to think the numbers were a little hard to believe. “Are they playing around with the numbers?” fill-in host Eric Bolling asked.…

Trump takes credit for Romney’s Nevada win

Business mogul and self-promoter Donald Trump on Monday said that he would “always accept credit” for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decisive win in Nevada on Saturday. “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than…

Top Obama advisers praise Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl ad

Super Bowl commercials have become a pastime in America — to some, they’re as entertaining as the year’s big game. Sunday night’s annual affair was no different, but one ad stood above the rest, imparting a message of national unity and hope that could have come straight from President Barack…

Miss Piggy to present BAFTA awards

The organisers of the BAFTA film awards have unveiled Miss Piggy as one of the show’s hosts, promising spiky questions for Hollywood luminaries George Clooney and Brad Pitt. The glamorous pink star of “The Muppets” will be the red carpet host of the British Academy Film Awards 2012 on Sunday,…

Oops: CNN host calls Romney ‘Governor Mormon’

Almost everyone knows that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but CNN host John King made the association all to clear Saturday by referring to him as “Governor Mormon.” Following the former Massachusetts governor’s decisive win in the Nevada caucuses,…

U.S. actor Ben Gazzara dead at 81

US actor Ben Gazzara, who enjoyed a long career on Broadway and in Hollywood, died of pancreatic cancer in Manhattan, the New York Times reported. He was 81. Gazzara, who starred in films, television and on the stage played Brick in the original Broadway version of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat On…

NFL commissioner pushes for HGH tests

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says progress has been made in reaching a deal with the players union that would allow for human-growth hormone testing of all players to begin. Speaking two days before the New York Giants and New England Patriots meet in Sunday’s Super Bowl 46, Goodell said a…

Restored Magna Carta to go on display in Washington

WASHINGTON — A copy of the Magna Carta, the English royal manuscript setting out the rights of man, is to be displayed at the US National Archives in Washington from February 17, after a year of restoration work. The Magna Carta enshrined the rule of law in England at a…

Huffington Post to launch streaming network

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post on Thursday marked the first anniversary of its acquisition by AOL with an announcement that it plans to launch an online video streaming network. The HuffPost Streaming Network will launch this summer with 12 hours a day of original programming, to be increased to 16…

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