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Russell Simmons says Occupy Wall St. goal is simple: Power to the people

Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons said Monday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that despite frequent criticism that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement had no specific purpose or grievances, the goal of the demonstration was quite simple. “They’re at Wall Street because Wall Street runs our government and they’d like to,”…

Hank Williams Jr. lashes out at media in new song

NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) – Country singer Hank Williams Jr., whose theme song was pulled from “Monday Night Football” after he compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, lashed out at the media on Monday with a topical song called “Keep the Change.” The track, which borrows its title and certain…

Journalist famed for World War II scoop turns 100

Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the story that the Second World War had started, turned 100 in Hong Kong on Monday as a memoir of her is near completion. The centenarian was joined by about 150 journalists and friends at a party at the Hong Kong Foreign…

Tom Morello: Whole world is watching ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Tom Morello, best known as the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, appeared at the “Occupy Los Angeles” protest on Friday to show his support for the movement. At the demonstration, he performed the songs “This Land is Your Land” and “World Wide Rebel Song.” “Occupy Wall Street was inspired…

Asia’s moviemakers embrace 3D revolution

A 3D horror movie set in a public toilet block is part of a revolution underway in the Asian film industry as low-budget 3D productions take on the big studios at their own game. At the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), audiences have been lining up to see the likes of…

Day after wedding, McCartney announces tour dates

LONDON (Reuters) – The day after he tied the knot with American heiress Nancy Shevell, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney announced 11 extra dates for his “On the Run” tour ending in his native town of Liverpool, England, on December 20. His third marriage looks unlikely to slow the 69-year-old down, with his first ever gig in…

Netflix drops DVD-only ‘Qwikster’ idea, will remain one site

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc reversed an unpopular decision to put its DVD video rental business on a separate website and rename it Qwikster, saying both DVD and online streaming services will stay on the same website. U.S. customers will continue to go to Netflix.com for streaming and DVD-by-mail rentals, the…

‘Le Huffington Post’ to launch in France

The US news and opinion portal Huffington Post will next month launch a French-language edition, its first foray into non-anglophone Europe with plans for similar sites in Spain, Italy or Germany, its co-founder said on Monday. “We see this as our first foray into (the) euro zone,” Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-Chief…

Paul McCartney set for third wedding

LONDON — Former Beatle Paul McCartney was reportedly set to marry for the third time on Sunday, tying the knot with New York heiress Nancy Shevell at the same London venue where he married his first wife. Although it was not officially confirmed, the 69-year-old musician told reporters outside his…

Tom Morello performs at ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Tom Morello, best known as the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, appeared at the “Occupy Los Angeles” on Friday to show his support for the movement. At the demonstration, he performed “World Wide Rebel Song” from his 2011 solo album for an enthusiastic audience. The politically-conscience guitarist has previously…

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