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Colbert: Protesters attacked police batons with their ‘soft, jabable bellies’

On Tuesday’s show, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert celebrated New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to evict protesters from Zuccotti Park. Bloomberg admitted Tuesday morning that the decision had been his alone. “New York City is the city where you can come and express yourself,” the mayor said. “What…

Nepal awaits first LGBT film dubbed ‘Brokeback Everest’

The tears and bloodshot eyes of a beautiful leading lady who has lost her lover are familiar to all Nepalese cinema-goers, but this time the object of her desire is another woman. In a poignant vignette on a Kathmandu film set, Kiran wanders aimlessly through traffic struggling to take in…

John Lennon peace sign sells for $150,000

LONDON — A placard reading “Bed Peace”, which was made by former Beatle John Lennon during his peace-in with wife Yoko Ono at a Canadian hotel, fetched almost £100,000 at a London auction on Tuesday. The sign, sold at Christie’s auction house, was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for…

Police arrest reporters as press complains of media blackout at ‘Occupy Wall St.’

“Occupy Wall Street” protesters weren’t the only group who had a difficult morning thanks to NYPD’s actions in Zuccotti Park. A number of reporters complained of a media blackout from covering the morning raid. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that several journalists were arrested by authorities. The Associated Press reported…

Colbert: ‘Piece of sh*t polling higher than Michele Bachmann’

On Monday night’s show, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert reported on allegations that one CBS analyst admitted Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann would only get a few questions during last Saturday’s debate because her low poll numbers were “nearly off the charts.” “The big news is that a woman was…

Oakland mayor’s top legal aide quits in solidarity with ‘Occupy’ protest

The chief legal adviser to Oakland mayor Jean Quan decided to resign late Sunday evening over how the city’s police have treated “Occupy Oakland” protesters. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Dan Siegel was disgusted by local authorities’ judgement on raiding the protesters’ camp near Oakland’s City Hall, calling their actions…

Comic book artist Frank Miller: ‘Occupy’ protesters are ‘losers, schmucks’

Renowned comic book artist and film director Frank Miller sure doesn’t have positive feelings on ‘Occupy’ protests. On his website last week, Miller expressed his displeasure about the movement, calling it  ”nonsense.” “The ‘Occupy’ movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with…

James Murdoch “kept in dark” on hacking: report

LONDON (Reuters) - News Corp’s James Murdoch was “kept in the dark” about the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World by his subordinates who tried to manage the problem, the newspaper’s former chief reporter said on Monday. Neville Thurlbeck has become a key figure in the scandal because he appears to…

George Will on Herman Cain: ‘There are 4 women, there may be 24′

Conservative columnist George Will believes that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal is a “test” for Republicans. “A rule is when there are four women, there may be 24,” Will told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “There’s a pattern here. He’s says there’s no pattern because all four are…

Oprah receives Oscar for humanitarian work

LOS ANGELES — Actress and producer Oprah Winfrey, who has dominated the US television talk show scene for a quarter-century, was honored with an Oscar statuette late Saturday for her outstanding humanitarian work. The 57-year-old television megastar — nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar 25 years ago for her…

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