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Which GOP superstars are attending Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally?

Soon-to-be-former Fox News host Glenn Beck is in the process of planning his upcoming rally in Israel, and according to one report, the guest list will be an unholy mash-up of conservative notables. The August 24 rally “to restore courage” (sequel to last summer’s “rally to restore honor” Beck threw…

Facebook hires former Clinton spokesman

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook announced on Tuesday that it had hired former US president Bill Clinton’s spokesman Joe Lockhart to serve as vice president of global communications at the social network. “Joe’s arrival brings new skills and greater depth to our incredibly busy team,” Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s vice president of…

Playboy Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old fiancee changes mind about marriage

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Heartbroken Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said on Tuesday his wedding this weekend was canceled because his 25-year-old fiancee, a Playmate from his magazine, changed her mind. Hefner, 85, and Crystal Harris were due to tie the knot in front of more than 300 guests at the…

Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old fiancee Crystal Harris calls off wedding

LOS ANGELES – Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old finance, Crystal Harris, has called off their California nuptials, the 85-year-old founder of Playboy announced Tuesday in a Twitter posting. “The wedding is off,” Hefner tweeted. “Crystal has had a change of heart.” Hefner had asked Harris to marry him during a party last…

Ad in Miami paper mistakenly declares Heat champions

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Miami Herald mistakenly ran an advertisement from a retailer in its Monday edition congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the NBA title a day after they lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the championship series. The paper ran a large ad from Macy’s Inc pronouncing “Congratulations Miami” and promoting official championship gear at its…

‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ blog author outed as Tom MacMaster

A blogspot-powered blog called “A Gay Girl in Damascus” that has called attention to the Syrian government’s harsh actions against its own people has been confirmed to be a hoax. A man named Tom MacMaster confessed on the blog to writing all the entries on the blog, which has more…

Weiner exchanged private messages with 17-year-old Delaware girl

Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) confirmed that he had exchanged at least five private messages with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware this spring, The New York Times reported. Though copies of the messages were not provided, both a Weiner spokeswoman and an anonymous member of the girl’s family said that…

Exclusive: Christians must reject Ayn Rand, faith-based group tells Raw Story

During this time of financial crisis and talk of severe austerity measures in nearly every statehouse across the nation, the philosophy of author Ayn Rand has become a rallying cry for many leading Republicans who see her as something of a patron saint to American capitalism. But before evangelicals fully…

Huffington Post traffic surpasses NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post received more traffic than the website of The New York Times in May, the first time it has surpassed NYTimes.com in unique visitors, tracking firm comScore said Thursday. ComScore said HuffingtonPost.com received 35.6 million unique visitors in May, up from 29.9 million the previous month,…

MoveOn claims it defaced Fox News HQ in prank

WASHINGTON – The progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org admitted Wednesday to filming a hoax video that in which anti-conservative slogans were splayed along the ticker outside Fox News’s Manhattan headquarters, the Huffington Post reports. “We are being lied to,” the electronic message board read briefly. “Rightwingers are destroying the middle class…

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