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BioWare stages lightsaber freeze mob in Times Square

A group of Jedi and Sith took to New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday night to do battle and strike dramatic poses. The event was staged by BioWare to publicize its Star Wars: The Old Republic online role-playing game. Perhaps the best part of the event, however, was when…

Romney: ‘A lot of us agree with’ Rush Limbaugh

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had some kind words for the influential conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday during an interview with Time‘s Mark Halperin. During the interview, Romney was asked if he thought the often controversial radio host had too much influence on the Republican Party. “You…

Grammys to honor late Steve Jobs for contribution to music

LOS ANGELES — The Grammys will pay special tribute to late Apple founder Steve Jobs, Brazil’s Tom Jobim — of “Girl from Ipanema” fame — and US singer Diana Ross at the upcoming awards show, the organization announced Wednesday. The Apple co-founder and mind behind the wildly popular iPod, iPad…

Viacom faces lawsuit over ‘What What (In the Butt)’ South Party parody

After accusing YouTube of rampant copyright infringement, media giant Viacom has found an unusual ally in a fight over its own use of copyrighted material. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed an amicus brief in support of Viacom over a parody of a popular online video called “What What…

CoverGirl pulls ‘enhanced’ Taylor Swift mascara ad

WASHINGTON — A mascara ad featuring Taylor Swift has been pulled from US magazines following a complaint that it had been digitally altered to enhance the looks of the chart-topping country music star. The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus Claims said Proctor and Gamble,…

Piers Morgan claims no knowledge of hacking during time at Daily Mirror

CNN chat show host Piers Morgan told the British press ethics inquiry Tuesday that he had no reason to believe phone hackingwent on at the Daily Mirror during his editorship of the tabloid. Morgan did not want to elaborate on the circumstances in which he heard a voice message left by Beatles star Paul McCartney on his…

Olbermann: Nugent an ‘a**hole’ for insulting Occupy protesters

Current TV host Keith Olbermann called conservative rocker Ted Nugent an “asshole” on Monday for writing that Occupy Wall Street protesters were “dirtballs” and “dirty hippies.” In his Washington Times column last week, Nugent said that “watching the cops pounce on and pepper-spray a few Occupy stooges and then drag…

Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga among top U.S. young achievers: Forbes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, human rights activist Ronan Farrow and pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are people to watch, according to Forbes magazine’s list of top-achieving people under age 30. Artist JR, 28, who creates large scale guerrilla photo installations, film producer David Ellison, the…

Imus: Former Cheney aide ‘smoking meth’ to think Gingrich can win

Fox Business host Don Imus says you would have to be high to believe former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) can win against President Barack Obama in the general election. On Monday, Imus told Mary Matalin, a former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, that she must be “smoking meth”…

New York Times to sell 16 regional papers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Times Co is nearing a sale of 16 regional newspapers spread across the Southeast and California to Halifax Media Holdings, it said on Monday. The possible sale, news of which comes just days after New York Times Co announced the sudden retirement of…

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