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Sheen lawyers seek public trial over sitcom dispute

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for US actor Charlie Sheen are seeking a public trial over his dismissal from the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” which was suspended after a public spat between Sheen and the producer. The 45-year-old actor is suing Warner Brothers studios for $100 million for…

‘Happy Days’ actors sue CBS for $40 million

LOS ANGELES — Five actors from “Happy Days” are suing CBS for $40 million over profits from merchandise related to the hit 1970s US television series, according to court documents. The show, which followed the exploits of Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and Richie (Ron Howard), went off the air more than…

Uzbek rappers to turn more humane, patriotic: official

TASHKENT — Rap music in Uzbekistan should not be called ‘evil and satanic’, part of Western culture, although rappers should include “love for the homeland” in their songs, an Uzbek official said Tuesday. A documentary entitled “Melody and Calamity” shown on state TV earlier this year “incorrectly interpreted the role…

Rep. Bachmann’s hot son refuses to pose nude for Playgirl

The 28-year-old son of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) has turned down an offer to pose nude for the adult magazine Playgirl. Daniel Nardicio, a spokesman for the magazine, told PopEater that the magazine made the offer to Lucas Bachmann after being struck by “how absolutely adorable he is.” “Plus,…

Mansion linked to “The Great Gatsby” demolished

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bulldozers have razed a storied mansion where F. Scott Fitzgerald partied and which some say inspired his classic 1925 novel “The Great Gatsby” The Colonial Revival-style Lands End mansion was built in the early 20th century in Sands Point, New York, overlooking the waters of Long…

Apparent Chinese hackers launch DDoS attacks against Change.org

In an apparent response to an internationally popular petition on Change.org, hackers launched a coordinated DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on Change.org early Monday from inside China, spokesman Benjamin Joffe-Walt said in a blog post. Change.org believes the hackers were spurred by the popular petition calling for the release…

Uganda threatens to block Twitter and Facebook over protests

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda will order social media sites Twitter and Facebook blocked locally if further protests over high food and fuel prices take place because they are being used to fan unrest, a senior official said Tuesday. Monday, soldiers and police fired teargas to disperse thousands demonstrating for a third time against rising…

Beck announces he’s leaving New York City area

When Glenn Beck’s Fox News show finally goes off the air later this year, the conservative host will also be leaving New York City. Beck told told an audience in Albany Saturday that he had sold his Connecticut mansion and plans to leave the New York City area entirely, according…

Breitbart on liberalism: ‘As shallow a belief system as humanly possible’

Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart was interviewed by Right Wing News’ John Hawkins as a promo push for Breitbart’s new book, “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!” Breitbart had some choice comments about his liberal past (he helped Arianna Huffington launch The Huffington Post, and was recently banned…

‘Robot journalist’ out-writes human sports reporter

Somewhere in the greater Washington D.C. area, there’s a sportswriter for GWSports.com who likely wants to crawl under his or her desk and not come out for a while, lest they be mocked for being bested by a robot. Sports site Deadspin highlighted a story on GWSports, a typical baseball…

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