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Week of 17 January 2011
17 January 2011
Jonah Hill wants Johnny Depp for big screen 21 Jump Street do-over ...
US Defense Department spokeswonk says Martin Luther King would support war on Afghanistan ...
Michael Jackson impersonator says he sang songs on MJ's posthumous album ...
Legendary rock-and-roll promoter Don Kirshner dies from heart failure in Boca Raton, Florida ...
18 January 2011
David Beckham offers alibis in legal papers to counter prostitute's claims ...
Apple's Steve Jobs takes medical leave, remains CEO ...
Hollywood's feelings were hurt by Ricky Gervais' caustic performance at Golden Globes ...
Swiss whistleblower hands Wikileaks info on thousands of off-shore tax havens used by politicians, celebrities and major corporations ...
Infamous exiled Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier comes home ...
Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger plots his return to acting ...
Vice Presidential candidate under McGovern and founder of the Peace Corps Sargent Shriver dies at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, having suffered from Ahzheimer's for several years ...
19 January 2011
Regis Philbin calls it quits ...
Baltimore police commissioner slams The Wire, and David Simon slams back ...
Grand jury probes what former Senator John Edwards (D-North Carolina) knew about alleged campaign finance violations ...
US Federal Communications Commission approves merger of Comcast and NBC, which critics say could mark the beginning of the end of the open internet ...
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney praises several aspects of President Obama's foreign and security policy ...
Haitian authorities file charges against returned dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier ...
Another "smoking gun" shows Vatican ordered cover-up for pedophile priests ...
Novelist, essayist, and biographer Wilfrid Sheed dies at a nursing home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts ...
20 January 2011
Seth Rogen says George Lucas seriously believes the world will end in 2012 ...
JP Morgan Chase admits to overcharging, wrongly foreclosing on thousands of military families ...
Kevin Smith says Bruce Willis was "no help whatsoever" on Cop Out, but Tracy Morgan was "a f*cking dream" ...
Jennifer Lopez threatened Ricky Gervais backstage at Golden Globes ceremony ...
Rush Limbaugh speaks fluent mock Chinese ...
Complete drug decriminalization seems to have worked out well for Portugal ...
Ricky Gervais will appear (briefly) on the American Office ...
Google agreement ends Italian antitrust case ...
Novelist Reynolds Price dies from a heart attack in Durham, North Carolina ...
21 January 2011
Cameron Diaz says she's "pretty sure" Snoop Dogg sold marijuana to her when they were students at Long Beach Polytechnic High School ...
Check your local listings, as Roger Ebert brings back At the Movies (and gets a prosthetic chin) ...
Spokesperson says George Lucas "was not serious when he talked about the end of the world in 2012 but he is an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens, and that the sun revolves around the Earth" ...
Looks like the facts are again co-conspirators in the global warming hoax ...
US government officials admit that they lied about actual impact of Wikileaks to bolster legal effort ...
Verizon challenges net neutrality rules in DC Court ...
No more TV bedtime stories at Marriott ...
22 January 2011
George Clooney is recovering from malaria ...
So they're making a movie out of Saddam Hussein's ridonkulous novel, with Sacha Baron Cohen in the lead ...
Keith Olbermann departs MSNBC ...
General Motors says thanks for the bailout, America, but we're spending half a billion dollars for a Mexican factory ...
Tampa Bay Devil Rays are "a lock for winning the 2004 World Series" after acquiring Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez ...
Boy George returns icon of Christ to church ...
Former CEO of Merrill Lynch William Schreyer dies at his home in Princeton, New Jersey ...
23 January 2011
Jimmy Kimmel gets six more minutes ...
Lawyers condemn "abuse" of alleged Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning ...
Lily Allen suffers "16-hour nosebleed" ...
Fitness guru Jack La Lanne dies from pneumonia following a short illness, at his home in Morro Bay, California, aged 96 ...