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“Arrested Development” returning to TV for mini-season

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – The Bluths are back. At least, that’s what Mitch Hurwitz said on Sunday. Speaking alongside former cast members of the long-canceled Fox comedy “Arrested Development” at the New Yorker Festival, the creator/executive producer said the show will return for a mini-season of nine or 10 episodes…

U.S. Internet providers agree to block subscribers accused of copyright infringement

Time Warner, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Cablevision Systems all said Thursday that they were implementing a series of “best practices” recommendations that would see the connections of subscribers accused of copyright violations slowed down or even temporarily blocked if the alleged offenses continue. The adoption of these policies, proposed by The Center…

Greenland ice melts most in half-century: U.S.

Greenland’s ice sheet melted the most it has in over a half century last year, US government scientists said Tuesday in one of a series of “unmistakable” signs of climate change. “The world continues to warm,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a briefing paper for reporters. “Multiple…

Ad in Miami paper mistakenly declares Heat champions

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Miami Herald mistakenly ran an advertisement from a retailer in its Monday edition congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the NBA title a day after they lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the championship series. The paper ran a large ad from Macy’s Inc pronouncing “Congratulations Miami” and promoting official championship gear at its…

Indonesia arrests 16 over ‘cyanide plot’

JAKARTA — Indonesia has arrested 16 terror suspects who planned to carry out a mass cyanide poisoning against police, the national police spokesman said Monday. “We rounded them up in a four-day operation last week. They planned to poison police personnel using cyanide,” Boy Rafli Amar told reporters. “Besides poisoning…

‘The Wire’ creator to Holder: I’ll do another season if you end the drug war

WASHINGTON – The creator of the beloved and critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire offered Eric Holder a counter-offer in response to the U.S. Attorney General’s casual plea for another season of the show: I’ll do it if you end the war on drugs. “I want to speak directly to…

DC Comics relaunching Justice League series at issue No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – DC Comics will reset the dial by renumbering its lineup of superhero comics when it releases 52 issues tagged No. 1, starting with its famed Justice League series, the company said on Tuesday. The publisher behind Superman and Batman also plans to redesign costumes for many…

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…

Charlie Sheen seeks $100 million for TV sacking

LOS ANGELES – Charlie Sheen filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking $100 million from Warner Brothers and the producers of “Two and a Half Men” for sacking him from the hit TV show. Lawyers for the troubled star claim Sheen’s contract was breached by his dismissal this week in the wake…

Charlie Sheen sacked from hit TV series

LOS ANGELES – Troubled actor Charlie Sheen was sacked Monday from hit TV series “Two and a Half Men” after his criticism of its producers and over a week of colorful media appearances, Warner Brothers said. “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on ‘Two and…

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