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PBS decries “chilling” cyber attack

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – The US non-profit Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) denounced hacker strikes on its news websites as “chilling and irresponsible” attacks on journalism. PBS was targeted by hackers in retaliation for an in-depth look at whistle blower website WikiLeaks in a “Frontline: Wiki Secrets” film broadcast last week,…

Palin to launch bus tour this weekend as 2012 speculation grows

WASHINGTON – It remains unclear whether she’ll run, but a series of recent moves by Sarah Palin has fueled speculation over whether the former Republican vice presidential nominee will jump into the 2012 presidential race. The move that is generating the most buzz is Palin’s plan to launch a bus…

Star of ‘Taxi’ arrested for mooning during Cannes film festival

CANNES, France — Police arrested a French actor for baring his bottom to fans when they asked to take a photograph of him in the movie festival town of Cannes, media and an official said Monday. Sami Naceri, 49, star of the hit television series “Taxi”, was arrested on Sunday…

Peter Fonda calls Obama ‘f*cking traitor’ over Gulf spill

CANNES, France — Peter Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill. The star of the 1969 road movie “Easy Rider” was in Cannes for the…

Democratic candidate Dan Adler: I speak for Asians, ‘my wife is Korean’

Democratic candidate Dan Adler began airing the first of a series of eccentric TV commercials Tuesday in the run-up to the California 36th Congressional District special election on May 17th. In one ad, Adler speaks with a group of Korean-Americans, who note that Asians account for nearly 15 percent of…

Murdoch’s News Corporation net profit down 21 percent

NEW YORK – The lack of another blockbuster hit like 2009′s “Avatar” helped push third-quarter profits down 21 percent, media and entertainment giant News Corporation said Wednesday. Profit for the quarter to March 31 fell to $682 million from the $861 million record quarter a year earlier, when the company…

Hollywood considers turning bin Laden killing into film

LOS ANGELES — It is only a matter of time before Osama bin Laden’s killing by crack US forces is made into a Hollywood film — and one Oscar-winning director could be ahead of the game, reports said Monday. Kathryn Bigelow, who won an Academy Award for her 2008 film…

Andrew Brietbart smearing college professors with deceptively edited video

Andrew Breitbart, who sponsored the heavily edited “pimp” videos that destroyed the anti-poverty group ACORN, is now using the same technique to go after two college professors for statements they allegedly made while teaching a course at the University of Missouri on Labor, Politics and Society. According to MediaMatters, Breitbart’s…

Soviet film classics find new life on YouTube

MOSCOW — The Moscow film company behind some of the greatest classics of Soviet cinema on Wednesday said it had agreed to make dozens of its best-known movies freely available on YouTube. The agreement between Mosfilm and YouTube means that an initial batch of 50 films that still have legendary…

First 3-D porn released in theatres beats ‘Avatar’ record in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AFP) – A Hong Kong movie billed as the world’s first 3D porn film has broken the city’s first-day box office record previously set by Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. “3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” took in HK$2.8 million ($360,000) on its first day last week, outpacing director James…

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