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Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ to provide ‘balance’

Creationists held a pity party for themselves Thursday because “Cosmos” isn’t being fair and balanced to their beliefs. “Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them, they wouldn’t even consider us plausible at all,” said Danny Falkner, of Answers In Genesis, which has previously complained about the show. Falkner…

Tennessee police find Johnny Cash’s great-niece stabbed to death in wooden box

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) – A woman found stabbed to death inside a wooden box in her Tennessee home has been identified as the great-niece of country music legend Johnny Cash, authorities said on Thursday. Courtney Cash, 23, was killed Wednesday morning with a kitchen knife, according to…

‘Just saying’: Fox News host compares missing Flight 370 to Benghazi

A Fox News host compared the search for a missing airliner to the conservative network’s never-ending examination of the Benghazi massacre. After showing reactions by family members of passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday evening’s “The Five,” host Kimberly Guilfoyle imagined what they must be going through. “Imagine…

Game of Thrones aiming to become multiple movie franchise

Multiple movies set in the Game of Thrones universe could be coming to the big screen, creator George RR Martin has revealed. Speaking at the New York premiere of season four of the popular fantasy TV epic, author Martin said the series might need the bigger budgets provided to film-makers for…

‘Noah’ actor Russell Crowe attends Pope Francis’s general audience

Hollywood’s Russell Crowe, star of the big budget biblical epic “Noah”, attended Pope Francis’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, but did not get the pontiff to agree to a screening of the film. The actor famed for playing a Roman gladiator in Ridley Scott’s 2000 film tweeted…

Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid paid private investigator to ‘monitor’ royal staffers’ phonecalls

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson paid a private investigator to monitor royal phone calls, including one in which Prince Harry asked for help with his homework, Britain’s phone-hacking trial heard Tuesday. Clive Goodman, former royal editor of the Rupert Murdoch tabloid that closed in 2011 at the…

Rolling Stones postpone tour after death of L’Wren Scott

The Rolling Stones on Tuesday postponed indefinitely their tour of Australia and New Zealand with frontman Mick Jagger plunged into grief over the suicide of girlfriend L’Wren Scott. Jagger, who was expected to head to New York, said he was “struggling to understand” Scott’s death as it emerged her fashion…

Christian radio host: God could smite Bill Maher, but He’s waiting for him to repent

God has every reason to smite comedian Bill Maher for his blasphemous criticism, said the religious-right broadcaster Bryan Fischer, but he’s trying to give the outspoken atheist a chance to repent. Maher declared God a “psychotic mass murderer” in an anti-religion rant Friday on his “Real Time” HBO program in…

Scott Asheton, drummer for proto-punk band The Stooges, dies at age 64

Veteran rocker Iggy Pop has led tributes to Scott Asheton, the drummer with his pioneering band Iggy & The Stooges, who died at the weekend aged 64. Asheton was a key figure in the band seen as precursors of punk rock with the self-titled 1969 debut album produced by John…

‘Deceitful to the very core’: TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, who was convicted last year of criminal contempt for exaggerating the contents of his weight-loss book in infomercials, was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison. Trudeau, 51, who has been held in federal custody since his conviction…

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