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Westboro Baptist Church to picket actress Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church announced that it planned to picket the funeral of Oscar-winning actress and anti-AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor after she died Wednesday at age 79. Taylor, arguably the last great star of Hollywood’s golden era, died six weeks after being admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital with congestive…

Fox News ups war of words with CNN: ‘This guy has a screw loose!’

Earlier this week, a CNN reporter made a series of very pointed allegations about a peer at Fox News and an over-hyped report that took a simple facilities tour and turned it into Libyan forces using journalists as “human shields.” “Wolf, this [human shields] allegation is outrageous and it’s absolutely…

NYT’s $50 million ‘paywall’ crumbles with simple code exploit

Want to stay up-to-date with The New York Times? It used to be as simple as keying up nytimes.com. Today though, with a new “paywall” that denies access to new stories to non-subscribers, avid news junkies far and wide are facing a future where information comes at an increasingly high…

Highly anticipated video game sequel glorifies violence toward women

A forthcoming video game sequel is taking an innovative approach to “capture the flag” … They’re calling it “Capture the Babe,” and not only will players be capturing digital women, they’ll be slapping them around, too. With just over a month to go before the long-anticipated shooting game “Duke Nukem Forever”…

Ginni Thomas joins conservative website The Daily Caller

Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the newest hire at The Daily Caller, the conservative website founded by Tucker Carlson. The press release states “As The Daily Caller’s special correspondent, Thomas will interview key political and community leaders — from high-profile politicians…

Trump brags about accepting money from Gaddafi

When American real estate mogul Donald Trump agreed to lease part of his private estate to a group of Libyan investors in late 2009, chances are he wasn’t aware they’d be bringing Libyan dictator Mummar Gaddafi in for a prolonged stay. In fact, at the time he sternly denied any…

“Red” rocker Sammy Hagar says abducted by aliens

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – No doubt Sammy Hagar, a former lead singer for Van Halen, has enjoyed a lot of far out experiences in life, but on Monday, the rocker told perhaps his farthest out tale to MTV. He was abducted by aliens. Or, at least, his brain was. In…

Ricky Martin gets top award by GLAAD

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Latin pop star Ricky Martin was honored by media group GLAAD for his work as a role model at a gala held on Saturday where he urged people to spread gay rights throughout Latin America. “I just want to be free. I can say, today I…

Armed men attack Reuters Gaza bureau

GAZA (Reuters) – Several armed men entered Reuters’ office in Gaza on Saturday, threatened employees with guns and took away a video camera, apparently after they spotted a reporter filming a demonstration from the building. The men struck one Reuters journalist on the arm with a metal bar and threatened to…

Digg founder steps back to launch new startup

Digg founder Kevin Rose has resigned from the powerhouse link-sharing and social networking site to launch a new, $1 million startup company, reports TechCrunch. Rose founded Digg in December 2004, and has gradually faded into the background of the site. While Digg came close to being sold to Google for…

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