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‘Occupy Boston’ protesters gather outside ‘fascist’ Fox affiliate

Video has emerged of Occupy Boston protesters yelling outside the local Fox affiliate’s station on Monday. The protesters walked through downtown Boston towards Fox-25′s studio, shouting “Fascist media, corporate media.” Despite being in the shadows of Occupy Wall Street, the Occupy Boston movement has attracted over 3,600 followers on micro-blogging website Twitter. Last…

Lawrence O’Donnell blasts ‘little’ Breitbart’s sexist remarks

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday slammed Andrew Breitbart for calling Rep. Nancy Pelosi a “bitch” and saying comedian Janeane Garofalo was “Hollywood’s sympathy fuck.” Breitbart made the comments Friday at the Chicago Tea Party’s TeaCon 2011 Convention in Schaumburg. “When I see him on that stage I see little…

LulzSec hackers target Bethesda videogame studio

SAN FRANCISCO — US videogame studio Bethesda Softworks on Monday said its websites were hit with a cyberattack over the weekend and warned that hackers may have stolen some user data. “A hacker group attempted an unlawful intrusion of our websites to gain access to data,” the studio behind hot…

Warner Bros unveils Hobbit film names, release dates

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – US film giant Warner Bros has revealed the titles of the two long-delayed upcoming “The Hobbit” movies, prequels to the Tolkien epic “Lord of the Rings” by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is due to be released in December 2012, while “The…

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei detained, staff says

BEIJING – Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained on Sunday as he tried to board a flight for Hong Kong and police later raided his studio outside Beijing, Twitter postings by his staff said. The move comes just days after Ai, one of China’s best-known artists, announced plans for…

Spielberg studio buys rights to WikiLeaks book

LONDON – Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios have bought the rights to a book written by two British journalists about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, their newspaper said Thursday. “The rights to the book have been purchased by DreamWorks,” said a spokeswoman for The Guardian, which published the secret US diplomatic cables…

Film giant MGM strikes bankruptcy rescue deal

NEW YORK (AFP) – James Bond seems set to live another day after debt-ridden film giant MGM secured a deal to end months of financial deadlock, which put the latest 007 movie on ice along with the studio’s fate. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, whose catalog includes the Bond franchise as well as the…

Disney sells Miramax to investor for $660 million

Walt Disney Co. agrees to sell Miramax Films for $660M; deal ends six-month bidding process. The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that it agreed to sell its Miramax Films to an investor group for about $660 million, ending a 17-year association with the studio and a six-month bidding process. Miramax’s…

Jazz singer Lena Horne dies aged 92

Jazz singer Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, has died at the age of 92, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said the death occurred late on Sunday at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and…

Tobey Maguire, director won’t return for ‘Spider-Man 4′

LOS ANGELES — Tobey Maguire has hung up his spandex suit and will not return as Spider-Man when the fourth film based on the web-slinging superhero hits cinemas in 2012, studio officials confirmed. In a surprise move, Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Monday Maguire and director Sam Raimi would not…

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