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Lady Gaga serenades Clinton with ‘Bill Romance’

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga serenaded Bill Clinton with a personalized version of her hit “Bad Romance” on Saturday at a star-studded tribute to the former US president and his decade-old foundation. Dressed in a blond wig for a “Marilyn Monroe moment” with Clinton, the pop superstar wished him a…

Murdoch team faces stormy shareholders meeting

Rupert Murdoch and his leaders at News Corp. face a firestorm at Friday’s shareholders meeting amid calls for Murdoch and sons James and Lachlan to be removed from the company’s board. But given that founder Murdoch, chief executive of the media empire, and his family control about 40 percent of…

Sonic Youth co-founders Moore and Gordon split after 27 years

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Sonic Youth co-founders Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have separated after 27 years of marriage and the future of the noise-rock band is uncertain, its label’s parent company said on Saturday. Sonic Youth, including indie-rock pioneers Moore and Gordon, will go ahead with its South American…

Fla. mayor requires journalists to register as lobbyists

Mayor Richard Kaplan, who governs the small south Florida town of Lauderhill, has decided that all journalists in his town should register as lobbyists, according to his reading of the city’s ethics code. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Kaplan told one of the paper’s reporters that the new ethics…

Matt Taibbi: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ should demand end to monopolies

Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi appeared Thursday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York City and other places. He said a good demand for the protesters would be to break up the “too big to fail” companies, because they “are…

Country club cancels Richard Dawkins appearance after Bill O’Reilly interview

A Michigan country club canceled a speaking engagement for Richard Dawkins, a British biologist and outspoken atheist, after club officials watched his interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “It’s obviously an outrage that at the last minute when a contract has been signed, that the owner of a country…

Amanda Palmer performs Lennon’s ‘Working Class Hero’ at Wall Street protest

Amanda Palmer, best known as the as the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls, on Wednesday performed John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero” song at the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below: Photo credit: Mykal Burns…

Jello Biafra: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters need to run for office

Jello Biafra, best known as the lead singer for the punk band The Dead Kennedys, on Wednesday praised the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and gave the demonstrators some advice. “This is what we should have been doing starting in January 2009 to remind our hope and change Barack-star of why…

Obama calls Fox News reporter ‘the spokesperson for Mitt Romney’

President Barack Obama called out Fox News’ Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry Thursday as a “spokesperson for Mitt Romney.” During a joint news conference with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, the president allowed Henry to asked the first question. “President Obama, I wanted to get your first reaction to…

Keith Olbermann calls Florida Republican lawmaker an ‘a$$hole’

Current TV host Keith Olbermann called Florida state Rep. Brad Drake (R) an “asshole” on Wednesday for introducing legislation to replace lethal injection as a execution method with electrocution or a firing squad. Drake said he got the idea for the bill after talking to someone at a Waffle House.…

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