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New York Times Editorial Board: Congress should legalize marijuana now

Comparing the United States 40-year-old ban on marijuana with Prohibition, which criminalized normally law-abiding citizens and gave rise to organized crime, the editorial board of the New York Times is calling for Congress to legalize marijuana immediately. In an editorial to be published in the Sunday edition of the Times,…

Jenny McCarthy apologizes: Hillary lesbian joke made me a ‘hypocrite’

TV personality and anti-vaccination crusader Jenny McCarthy apologized this week for a joke she made on The View, inferring that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be a lesbian. In a column written for Splash, entitled ‘Anti-Gossip Girl,’ the former MTV game show host claimed she later felt remorse…

BuzzFeed fires viral politics editor Benny Johnson over plagiarism

Viral politics editor fired for 41 instances of plagiarism after Twitter users brought copying of phrases and sentences to light The news and entertainment website BuzzFeed has fired one of its most prominent writers for plagarism after finding he had copied sentences and phrases “word for word” from other sites.…

Susan Sarandon reveals past sexual relationship with David Bowie

Thelma and Louise co-star says they got together just over 30 years ago when working on the horror film ‘The Hunger’ Susan Sarandon has spoken of a sexual relationship she had with David Bowie just over 30 years ago, describing the singer as “worth idolising”. The Thelma and Louise co-star…

The mystery guide to The Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Twenty-five years ago today, the Beastie Boys released what then appeared to be a hitless sophomore-slump album: Paul’s Boutique.…

Divorce sheds light on Michael Moore’s wealth

Oscar-winning director Michael Moore, famous for documentaries challenging capitalism, has divorced his wife of 22 years following a civil court proceeding in Michigan that drew attention to his wealth. “‘Kathleen and Michael have mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement’,” read a posting this week on Moore’s Facebook page, confirming…

Sigourney Weaver hankering for fifth instalment of Alien saga

The actor has hinted at the possibility of a final outing as Ellen Ripley after reiterating her view that the Alien story is unresolved Although the second half of the Alien ”quadrilogy” is remembered with mixed feelings by fans of the Ridley Scott and James Cameron movies, it seems the story may not quite be over.…

CNN calls on pro-Russian separatists to release journalist held in Ukraine

CNN said Thursday a Ukrainian journalist working for the US news channel had been abducted this week by pro-Russian separatists, and appealed for his release. On its website, CNN said journalist Anton Skiba was taken on Tuesday by armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic. Skiba had been working…

Iran confirms arrest of Washington Post correspondent

Tehran’s chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili on Friday confirmed the arrest of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife, also a journalist, the official IRNA news agency reported. “We are now in the investigation phase. I think we will be able to provide more information after technical investigation and questioning,”…

Second casino cancels Ted Nugent shows over his ‘racist remarks’

A Tacoma, Washington casino run by the Puyallup Native American Tribe announced Wednesday that it is canceling two scheduled concerts by 70s-rocker-turned-conservative-firebrand Ted Nugent. Seattle’s Channel 5 reported that the Emerald Queen Casino canceled Nugent’s Aug. 2 and 3 shows, citing his history of “racist remarks.” “The First Amendment gives…

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