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Netflix signs deal with Chelsea Handler for new talk show

(Reuters) – Streaming video company Netflix Inc signed a deal with comedian Chelsea Handler to create an all-new talk show that will debut in early 2016, the company said on Thursday. Netflix said the show will become available simultaneously for members to watch whenever they like. This is the latest…

Hope and anger: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange marks two years in Ecuador’s London embassy

Two years after he sought asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is making a fresh attempt to secure his freedom, although he is not packing his bags just yet. Lawyers for the Australian former computer hacker will next week present “new information” to the Swedish authorities in…

Fox mogul Murdoch urges major immigration reform: Obama opponents ‘dead wrong’

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch urged U.S. lawmakers to tackle far-reaching immigration reform, saying that scrapping quotas on special visas and promoting paths to citizenship would boost U.S. growth and innovation. The chairman of 21st Century Fox and News Corp has also pressed for immigration reform in his native Australia in…

Saint Louis Post Dispatch dumps columnist George Will over ‘offensive’ rape column

The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch announced today that it has dropped conservative columnist George Will’s column from the paper, citing a recent piece in which Will asserted that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoyed “coveted status.” In the controversial column which drew a letter of reproach from four U.S. Senators,…

Talk show icon Jay Leno will receive Kennedy Center honor

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor retired "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno with its Mark Twain humor prize at a gala in Washington on October 19, it said Wednesday. Leno, 64, who stepped down from the long-running NBC show in February……

The homeless people’s handwritten signs that are being turned into fonts

A new charity project in Barcelona takes signs made by the city’s rough sleepers and turns their handwriting into a downloadable font Writing the cardboard sign you use to beg, says Guillermo, one of Barcelona’s estimated 3,000 homeless people, is just “really shitty. You’re hardly going to convey love. You can’t…

‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash: It’s ‘propaganda’ to say GOP is against marriage equality

Outspoken Hollywood Republican Stacey Dash said that it’s ridiculous to say that the Republican Party doesn’t support same-sex marriage. The New Civil Rights Movement quoted a Dash appearance on TMZ, in which she said, “We are for equal marriage, we’re not against that, we’re not against that at all. We…

Revealed: Hidden man found beneath surface of Picasso’s ‘The Blue Room’

Curators and scientists have revealed they've found a hidden painting beneath the surface of one of Picasso's earliest masterpieces from 1901, "The Blue Room." It's a portrait of an unknown man painted in a vertical composition. (June 17) Subscribe……

Harrison Ford injury means Star Wars star off for eight weeks

Accident with Millennium Falcon door could see Ford sidelined for two months, though producers say schedule not affected Harrison Ford could miss up to eight weeks of filming after injuring his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. The Daily Mirror reports that Ford, who reprises his iconic role…

Summer concerts increase drug screening following 2013 ‘Molly’ deaths

Sniffer dogs, pat-downs and other drug screening measures await concertgoers during this summer music festival season in the wake of 2013 concert deaths linked to the club drug Molly. The four deaths in 2013 exposed widespread use of illegal stimulants at concerts, raves and electronic dance music shows, along with…

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