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Monthly Archive for January, 2012
Connecticut’s own former senator Chris Dodd spoke out against the SOPA internet protest, Tuesday, telling the Los Angeles Times it was a “dangerous gimmick.” The internet strike involves prominent websites shutting down or altering content to protest a bill they say will facilitate unchecked censorship. Dodd, now Chief Executive for the Motion Picture Association of […] [Read More]
Passengers aboard a British Airways flight between Miami and London’s Heathrow Airport got the scare of their lives when a recorded message told them they were about to crash, The Daily Telegraph is reporting: Many of those who were awake and heard the announcement began screaming. The plane was cruising at about 35,000 ft at [...] [Read More]
The captain of the Costa Concordia, which capsized Friday in Italy, made his terrible situation sound like a small problem to the authorities and later argued about reboarding the listing ship, according to recorded conversations obtained by Italian newspapers, the New York Times is reporting. [Read More]
Two South Carolina boys basketball players were slammed to the ground, punched and kicked “to the point of vomiting” for Tebowing during the game. Following a 20-point win, the Wando (S.C.) students were beaten by fans of West Ashley (S.C). The students celebrated during the game by getting down on one knee in Tebow’s signature [...] [Read More]
A car auction company says it will put President John F. Kennedy’s white hearse on the block during an event in Scottsdale, Arizona, this week, Consumer Reports wrote. According to auctioneers Barrett-Jackson, the 1964 Cadillac Hearse transported the assassinated president from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field Airport in Dallas. Its authenticity has been verified [...] [Read More]
“Having guaranteed he will not be receiving an invitation to return as host next year, Ricky Gervais announces the first presenter …” That was from last year’s Golden Globe entry. You’d think that after writing about the television business after all these years, I’d have learned my lesson by now. That lesson? In Hollywood, particularly [...] [Read More]