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Scarlett Johansson says leaked nude photos ‘wrong’

LOS ANGELES — “Lost In Translation” star Scarlett Johansson defended her right to privacy in an interview Thursday, weeks after her smartphone was hacked and someone posted semi-nude pictures of her on the Internet. “Who doesn’t want to protect their own privacy? Just because you’re in the spotlight, or just…

Egypt police raid Al-Jazeera office

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces stormed the offices of Al-Jazeera Egypt on Thursday, confining its journalists to one room and confiscating equipment, the channel’s bureau chief told AFP. Ahmed Zain said the officers entered the channel’s new premises, roughed up staff, forced them into one room and took away their…

The 5 most awesome Jewish holiday parody music videos

If you’re noticing a wealth of leftover brisket sandwiches suddenly proliferating your office, or certain coworkers apologizing for long-passed misdeeds and wrongdoing, don’t panic: beef consumption will drop to normal levels soon, and your colleagues will go back to being their usual, less apologetic selves. It’s Rosh Hashana, the Jewish…

The Onion sparks investigation at Capitol after satirical tweets about gunfire

A series of tweets from parody news site The Onion has sparked an investigation at the U.S. Capitol, according to the Washington Post. The Onion sent out a series of tweets riffing on the idea that a bipartisan group of Congress members had taken a group of schoolchildren hostage during…

Andy Rooney’s 34-year stint on ’60 Minutes’ to end Sunday

Andy Rooney, the 92-year-old newsman whose verbal essays have been a feature on “60 Minutes” for the past 34 years, will make his last regular appearance on the newsmagazine this Sunday, according to a CBS News release. Before Rooney’s final essay, his 1,097th installment for the show, he will give…

British Gaddafi documentary swaps ‘real’ terrorism footage for video game

A documentary film that aired last night in Britain claimed to show Irish Republican Army (IRA) fighters shooting down a helicopter in 1988. Problem is, the video shown was not actual footage: it was taken directly from a video game. The mistake is a huge embarrassment for the creators of…

Video game challenges players to live on $8 an hour

A new game developed by an advertising agency copywriter has captured the experience of being poor in a way no other game to come before it has even hoped to do. Called “Spent,” the flash-based, mostly text-driven game challenges players to make it through one month as a single parent…

USA Today Twitter feed hacked

The Twitter account of USA Today has been hacked in the latest cyberattack on a US media outlet by a group calling itself the “Script Kiddies.” USA Today, the flagship paper of Gannett, the largest US newspaper chain, issued on apology on Sunday after the hackers seized control of the…

Netflix edges out HBO for Dreamworks deal: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc has won a deal to pipe Dreamworks Animation movies starting in 2013, the first time a major Hollywood studio has chosen Internet streaming over traditional pay TV, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told the newspaper the deal, worth…

Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, sues Murdoch newspaper group

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is suing part of News International after it stopped paying his legal fees, his lawyers have said. Coulson — who was also a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron — was arrested on July 8 on suspicion of phone hacking and…

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