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BBC staff instructed to stop giving time to science cranks for the sake of editorial balance

Journalists at the British Broadcasting Corp. have been receiving instructions from the BBC Trust to stop inviting unqualified ‘experts’ on their shows in an effort to provide ‘editorial balance’ on contentious subjects. According to The Telegraph, the BBC Trust released a report card on its efforts to curtail what it…

Host of ‘Opie & Anthony’ radio show fired after rant calling Black people ‘violent animal f*cks’

Anthony Cumia, better known to radio audiences as a co-host of The Opie & Anthony Show, was fired on Friday morning following a Twitter tirade in which he accused a group of Black people of abusing him while he was taking a photograph, Buzzfeed reported. “Sirius decided to cave and…

‘Game of Thrones’ to use Andalusia’s Moorish fortresses as season five set

For thousands of years, its lands played host to invasions, conquests and feuds. Now the southern Spanish region of Andalusia is having a return of sorts to its history, as it prepares for the filming of next season’s Game of Thrones. Confirming weeks of speculation, HBO said that season five…

Wall Street Journal fires 20-40 journalists in ‘re-evaluation’ of newsroom

Dow Jones confirms ‘elimination’ of jobs The Wall Street Journal has fired between 20 and 40 staff members in recent weeks as part of a “re-evaluation” of its newsroom. Its parent company, Dow Jones, a division of News Corp, confirmed that it was “eliminating certain positions… to target areas for…

JK Rowling’s ‘Fantasic Beasts’ to shoot in UK at home of Harry Potter

Adaptation of Rowling’s ‘magizoology’ compendium to be produced at Warner Bros’s complex in Leavesden, Hertfordshire JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to shoot in the UK at Warner Bros’s complex in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. The announcement was made by the culture secretary, Sajid Javid, at a creative industries…

Batman celebrates 75th birthday in Hollywood style

Ker-pow! Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday this month with a series of comic-book, video-game and other events putting Gotham’s famed Caped Crusader firmly back in the spotlight. July 23 is officially Batman Day, and to mark the occasion in Hollywood, Warner Bros has organized a VIP studio tour including…

Czech Jews slam award for Mel Gibson

The Czech Jewish community has criticised the Karlovy Vary film festival Thursday for its decision to hand its top honour to Mel Gibson, director of “The Passion of the Christ”. The 58-year-old who shot to fame in the “Mad Max” and “Braveheart” blockbusters is due to receive the Crystal Globe…

David Cameron’s former aid Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months in phone hacking scandal

Andy Coulson, a former editor of the defunct News of the World tabloid and en ex-aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for his role in a phone-hacking scandal that brought down Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper. A judge at the Old Bailey…

‘Clinton: the musical’ to hit New York stage

It’s tough being Hillary Clinton. Her book’s a flop, she’s angered ordinary Americans with crass remarks about money and now her husband’s sex life is a New York musical. The lofty ideals and sordid scandal of the eight-year Clinton White House have been rolled into a two-hour, two-act musical satire…

Lindsay Lohan sues over ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ video game character

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the hugely popular video game Grand Theft Auto for creating a character that she alleges is based on her own image. Lohan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against developer Rockstar Games, claiming it used her likeness for the character of Lacey Jonas without permission in…

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