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‘Twilight’ birth scene triggers seizures

For one California man, what happened on the screen was not the scariest part of the latest “Twilight” vampire movie. Brandon Gephart was watching Breaking Dawn: Part One when he started “convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe,” his girlfriend, Kelly Bauman, told CBS13 in Sacramento. Gephart is just one of several…

‘American Idol’ star flubs National Anthem at NFL game

A Nashville recording artist, who finished second on last season’s American Idol, made a serious fumble before the Green Bay vs. Detroit football game Thanksgiving night. Lauren Alaina started off her rendition of the anthem strong, but trailed off into silence after, “What so proudly we hailed, through the twi…”…

First ‘computer hacking’ arrest in Murdoch paper probe

LONDON — Police investigating the scandal that closed the News of the World tabloid made a first arrest Thursday over alleged computer hacking, extending the probe from phone hacking. Officers from London’s Metropolitan Police arrested a 52-year-old man in Milton Keynes, northwest of London. He was held “on suspicion of…

Talks to end NBA lockout resume: reports

NEW YORK — Negotiations aimed at ending the NBA lockout that reached it’s 146th day on Wednesday have resumed with the goal of ending the money squabble in time to play games on December 25, according to reports. ESPN and The New York Times, citing unnamed sources, said the talks…

James Murdoch resigns from head position at major British newspapers

In a surprise move, the son of News Corporation mogul Rupert Murdoch has quit his position as the company director of several major British papers. According to an exclusive from The London Evening Standard, James Murdoch resigned from the boards of both The Sun publisher News Group Newspapers Limited and…

Influential U.S. jazz player Motian dies

The influential US jazz drummer and composer, Paul Motian, died Tuesday at the age of 80 in New York, a close friend said. “Paul did pass away early this morning,” Carole d’Inverno, a painter, told AFP. Jazz producer Hans Wendl said Motian had died from complications from Myelodisplastic Syndrome, a bone disorder. In the latter…

Limbaugh: Michelle Obama shows ‘uppity-ism’

Another day, another unfortunate statement made by Republican radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. On his radio show Monday afternoon, the controversial conservative firebrand supported some NASCAR fans booing Michelle Obama this past weekend, labeling the first lady a racial tinged adjective. “We don’t like paying million of dollars for…

Bachmann tells Fallon: Trump is ‘everybody’s best friend’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday where she told a few jokes, talked about Donald Trump and even got a few boos from the audience. The candidate said she was in New York for her fourth meeting with billionaire mogul Donald Trump. “He’s…

Hugh Grant alleges hacking by non-Murdoch papers

Hollywood actor Hugh Grant accused several newspapers other than those owned by Rupert Murdoch of invading his privacy as he testified to Britain’s phone-hacking inquiry on Monday. The “Notting Hill” and “Four Weddings And A Funeral” star said he also believed that a break-in at his flat may have been linked to the press after details…

Netflix to revive ‘Arrested Development’

In a surprise move, industry-leading video streaming service Netflix said this weekend that it will revive the critically acclaimed Fox television series “Arrested Development” in the lead-up to a feature film based on the show. “Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and its return…

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