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  • Singer Michael says cannabis keeps him sane - TV

    10/20/2006 2:33:32 PM PDT · by Panerai · 18 replies · 516+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/20/2006
    LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star George Michael said smoking cannabis kept him "sane and happy" and appeared to light up a joint during an interview on ITV news channel, ITV said on Friday. The comments have landed the former Wham! frontman in hot water with mental health groups and drug charities concerned about the message Michael's comments will send to young people. "All drugs have potential to harm and that is the principal message we need to get across," William Butler, spokesman for the Addaction drugs charity, told the Evening Standard. A spokeswoman for the 43-year-old singer, who recently embarked...
  • 'Anatomy' star T.R. Knight says he's gay

    10/20/2006 2:30:24 PM PDT · by Panerai · 12 replies · 1,258+ views
    AP ^ | 10/20/2006
    NEW YORK - "Grey's Anatomy" star T.R. Knight says he's gay, but hopes people don't consider that "the most interesting part of me." The 33-year-old actor addressed rumors of his sexuality in a statement to People magazine Thursday. "I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be out there," Knight's statement read. "While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me." Knight plays Dr. George O'Malley on the popular ABC drama. A former...
  • Kerry returns to state where he began presidential run

    10/20/2006 2:24:06 PM PDT · by Panerai · 27 replies · 497+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/20/2006
    CHARLESTON, S.C. --Sen. John Kerry, returning to the state where he began his quest for the presidency, thanked supporters Friday and said he has no problem campaigning in heavily Republican South Carolina. "You just bled and worked your hearts out, notwithstanding how red some people may think South Carolina is," the Massachusetts Democrat told about 75 people at a rally for Randy Maatta, a Democrat running in the state's 1st Congressional District. "We came within one state. We came within 59,000 votes of setting this country on a better track," said Kerry, recalling how he opened his presidential campaign across...
  • Romney defends plan to form network of Mormon supporters

    10/20/2006 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Panerai · 11 replies · 598+ views
    Boston.com / AP ^ | 10/20/2006
    BOSTON --Political operatives for Gov. Mitt Romney have consulted with leaders of the Mormon church about building a nationwide network of supporters, should the Massachusetts Republican move ahead with plans to run for president in 2008. Among the ideas under consideration was tapping alumni chapters across the country from Brigham Young University's business school, The Boston Globe reported. The drive has been dubbed "MVP," for "Mutual Values and Priorities," since Romney himself is a Mormon. On Tuesday, one of Romney's top aides, Spencer Zwick, told the Globe that the national network program had been abandoned. Romney on Thursday defended the...
  • Apple patent hints at satellite radio

    10/20/2006 5:47:55 AM PDT · by Panerai · 212+ views
    MacNN ^ | 10/20/2006
    A recently discovered patent application from Apple hints at the company's exploration into satellite radio technology. The filing -- published on October 19th and originally filed in August of 2005 -- refers to two distinct methods of integrating the iPod with satellite services. The first aspect of the patent describes the ability to tune "into a wireless signal (e.g., AM/FM radio, digital radio, or Wi-Fi)" using an iPod-style player with "the capability to accept accessories to add the necessary functionality." While this may refer to Apple's Radio Remote released late in 2005, the patent's explicit mention of support well beyond...
  • ‘South Park’ and conspiracy theorists

    10/19/2006 12:45:54 PM PDT · by Panerai · 30 replies · 974+ views
    The Daily O'Collegian ^ | 10/19/2006 | Brent Battle
    “South Park” has evolved like most memorable TV shows in American pop culture. Since its 1997 debut, the show known for mocking every topic imaginable has become a beacon of social and political commentary. The show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have critiqued Tom Cruise, the issue of censorship and other topics most shows dare not touch. At the end of each episode, one of the show’s main characters, a fourth grader, often offers a moral statement reminiscent of one of Aesop’s fables. But Oct. 11’s social commentary came without a moral lesson. “The Mystery of the Urinal Deuce”...
  • First security flaw signaled in IE7

    10/19/2006 12:39:54 PM PDT · by Panerai · 15 replies · 653+ views
    IDG News Service ^ | 10/19/2006 | Peter Sayer
    Less than 24 hours after the launch of Internet Explorer 7, security researchers are poking holes in the new browser. Danish security company Secunia ApS reported Thursday that IE7 contains an information disclosure vulnerability, the same one it reported in IE6 in April. The vulnerability affects the final version of IE7 running on Windows XP with Service Pack 2. If a surfer uses IE7 to visit a maliciously crafted Web site, that site could exploit the security flaw to read information from a separate, secure site to which the surfer is logged in. That could enable an attacker to read...
  • New Healey ad links Patrick record to women's fears of rape

    10/18/2006 7:12:18 PM PDT · by Panerai · 3 replies · 467+ views
    Boston.com / AP ^ | 10/18/2006 | Steve LeBlanc
    Kerry Healey, struggling to close a gender gap with Democratic rival Deval Patrick, is unveiling a scathing new television ad linking Patrick's past efforts to seek parole for a convicted rapist with womens' fears of being attacked. The ad is drawing fire from women who support Patrick and victim advocates who said the Republican candidate for governor is pandering to women's fears in an attempt to draw votes and is ignoring the fact that the vast number of sexual assaults are committed by relatives or acquaintances, not strangers. The ad, set to begin airing on Thursday, features grainy images of...
  • FBI director wants ISPs to track users

    10/17/2006 10:08:05 PM PDT · by Panerai · 73 replies · 1,821+ views
    Cnet ^ | 10/17/2006 | Declan McCullagh
    FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday called on Internet service providers to record their customers' online activities, a move that anticipates a fierce debate over privacy and law enforcement in Washington next year. "Terrorists coordinate their plans cloaked in the anonymity of the Internet, as do violent sexual predators prowling chat rooms," Mueller said in a speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Boston. "All too often, we find that before we can catch these offenders, Internet service providers have unwittingly deleted the very records that would help us identify these offenders and protect future victims,"...
  • "South Park" touches on something new

    10/17/2006 9:54:57 PM PDT · by Panerai · 2 replies · 621+ views
    Recordonline ^ | 10/17/2006 | Germain Lussier
    Mel Gibson? Check. Saddam Hussein? Check. Scientology? Check. In fact, there are few controversial topics that “South Park” has not beat up on in its 10-year run. Tomorrrow (Oct. 18) at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central however, they’re touching something that maybe shouldn’t be touched. Pun intended. In “Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy,” (yes, you read that right) new hall monitor Eric Cartman uses his authority to help Kyle turn in a teacher who is having sex with a student. And in case you were wondering, the South Park boys are still in elementary school. The episode replays at midnight...
  • Jennifer Aniston's sick of sexist Hollywood

    10/15/2006 4:32:06 PM PDT · by Panerai · 31 replies · 1,469+ views
    Life Style Extra ^ | 10/12/2006
    Jennifer Aniston is sick of sexist Hollywood scriptwriters. The former 'Friends' actress is keen to star in more comedy films after the success of her movie 'The Break-Up', in which she appeared with now ex-boyfriend Vince Vaughn. However, Jennifer insists comedies are never written with a female lead character and she thinks it is time for Tinseltown to have a major rethink. She said: "There is not a lot out there. Comedies with male leads are such one-man shows. FiView the profile for Ben Stiller on Celebrity Spotlightlms just don't come along very often with equal female funniness." In her...
  • Jobs on iPod, iTunes and Zune

    10/15/2006 2:25:36 PM PDT · by Panerai · 3 replies · 503+ views
    Macrumors.com ^ | 10/15/2006
    With the 5th anniversary of the iPod, Newsweek spoke with Steve Jobs about the iPod, iTunes Store and Zune as a potential threat. According to Jobs, one major reason for the iPod's success was its relative simplicity: Look at the design of a lot of consumer products—they're really complicated surfaces. We tried make something much more holistic and simple.Meanwhile, courting the music studios to distribute music through iTunes was an 18 month process, with them gradually coming over. During the negotiations, the initial limited distribution to the Mac platform only was seen as a positive feature. "If we're completely wrong...
  • Friendly advice to a pol/pal: Hang it up, Christy

    10/15/2006 6:10:09 AM PDT · by Panerai · 38 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/15/2006 | Howie Carr
    Christy, it’s time to quit the governor’s race. Let me be blunt: You are a straw for Deval Patrick. Of course you deny it, but there’s an old saying that the best straw is the one who doesn’t even know he’s a straw. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, a straw is a candidate in a fight who drains off votes from the main challenger. Basically, a straw splits the anti-vote, so that even if a majority are against a particularly odious candidate, he still slides in. Christy is playing Ross Perot to Deval’s Clinton. But this campaign is not...
  • Moonbats grill Deval at Scondras barbecue

    10/12/2006 9:48:20 PM PDT · by Panerai · 3 replies · 552+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/13/2006 | Howie Carr
    Memo to Dave Scondras: Stop e-mailing little boys. Start e-mailing Gov. Patrick. Dave Scondras is an accused sex offender and a Deval Patrick supporter - but I repeat myself. I tried to reach out to the accused pedophile yesterday, for old times sake, but “Toppdadd” - that’s the screen name he allegedly used to set up a “date” with a 15-year-old boy - hung up on me. I guess Scondras was too busy working on his “nonprofit,” which is called “Search for Cure,” meaning AIDS. It’s an odd career choice, considering that in his spare time he’s trolling the Internet,...
  • South Park: Mystery of the Urinal Deuce

    10/11/2006 11:00:43 PM PDT · by Panerai · 3 replies · 854+ views
    TV Squad ^ | 10/12/2006 | Adam Finley
    (S10E09) Almost immediately after the events of 9/11, conspiracy theories began to crop up, and probably faster than ever before now that we had the internet and a way to instantaneously transmit gross misinformation and conclusions rife with logical fallacies. I think Cartman best summed up this episode with a line from his song about finding the truth behind 9/11: "I can't base my logic on proof." While Mr. Macke tries to find out which boy took a crap in one of the urinals, Cartman decides to finally get to the bottom of 9/11. He presents his finding in class,...
  • Stargate SG-1 movies coming to DVD

    10/11/2006 8:40:52 PM PDT · by Panerai · 10 replies · 441+ views
    Gateworld ^ | 10/11/2006
    What's the future of Stargate SG-1? Fans have been wondering and rumors have been flying for weeks since the long-running SCI FI Channel series was cancelled in August (story). Now, at least the first part of that answer is here. MGM has given a green light for the show's creators to produce two direct-to-DVD movies based on SG-1. Executive producer Brad Wright let TV Guide in on the news this week. "It's the climax of the Ori story line," Wright said of the first film. The movie will tie up the loose ends from the show's tenth season, which is...
  • Republican invokes Chappaquiddick against Democratic rival

    10/11/2006 3:08:34 PM PDT · by Panerai · 95 replies · 2,763+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/11/2006 | Andrew Miga
    HARTFORD, Conn. --Republican Rep. Christopher Shays defended the House speaker's handling of a congressional page scandal, saying no one died like at Chappaquiddick in 1969 when Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy was involved. "I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday. "Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody," he added. Shays' comments recalled the Chappaquiddick incident, when Kennedy's car ran off a Massachusetts bridge, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy did not...
  • Jessica Alba: 'I Don't Do Nudity' ( to the horror of men everywhere)

    10/11/2006 10:52:22 AM PDT · by Panerai · 26 replies · 1,258+ views
    People ^ | 10/11/2006 | Stephen M. Silverman
    It's nerves over nakedness, as far as Jessica Alba is concerned. The 25-year-old actress tells Elle magazine in its November issue that when she was playing a stripper in 2005's Sin City, directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez offered her the option to bare all – but she said no way. "I don't do nudity. I just don't," says Alba, who is currently shooting the movie farce Good Luck Chuck with Dane Cook. "Maybe that makes me a bad actress. Maybe I won't get hired in some things. But I have too much anxiety." Of the 2005 flare-up in which...
  • Romania – EU: Who Needs Who?

    10/09/2006 7:17:56 PM PDT · by Panerai · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Jurnal ^ | 10/10/2006 | Ilie Serbanescu
    Apparently, the officials of the West-European states don’t take into account the opinions of the people in their countries (which form the actual electorate) as far as the Romanian adherence is concerned, despite the fact that the polls show an extraordinary reluctance of these people towards the Romanians and the Bulgarians. It seems that the West-European leaders put the Romanians in front of their electorate. Nothing falser! Actually, the West-European leaders take the interest of their countries very seriously. The thing is they see the long-term consequences, but not the immediate effect. The Romanians are not a threat for the...
  • Listeners’ IQs bring Severin back to Boston (not poor ratings in syndication)

    10/09/2006 8:50:04 AM PDT · by Panerai · 15 replies · 969+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/09/2006 | Jessica Heslam
    He wasn’t canned and his syndicated radio show didn’t bomb. Jay Severin says he missed the energy and “IQ” of his Boston audience and yukking it up during the afternoon commute. Starting tomorrow at 3 p.m., Severin returns solely to Boston radio, back to his afternoon drive-time gig at Greater Media Inc.’s WTKK-FM (96.9), after a near nine-month run in syndication. The controversial host reportedly inked a seven-year deal worth more than a million a year with Greater Media, making him one of the highest paid - if not the highest - local radio hosts in the country. In an...
  • Buying online with a brain that's offline

    10/07/2006 1:39:54 PM PDT · by Panerai · 22 replies · 1,215+ views
    Cnet ^ | 10/07/2006 | M.P. Dunleavey
    Stephen Kenny remembers being in high spirits one evening after imbibing "one martini or maybe three" on his way home from work. He was in such a good mood, in fact, that he decided to get his girlfriend a present. "I logged on to this luxury jewelry Web site and I bought her a pair of $1,500 earrings--or what I thought were $1,500 earrings," said Kenny, who works at an intellectual property law firm in Burlington, Vt. "Maybe my vision was blurred or I just missed a decimal point, but they turned out to be $15,000." When he discovered what...
  • Kennedy decries Healey's "Swiftboating" of Patrick

    10/07/2006 12:53:51 PM PDT · by Panerai · 52 replies · 1,572+ views
    Boston.com / AP ^ | 10/07/2006 | Glen Johnson
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy accused Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey of engaging in "gutter politics" in her campaign against Democrat Deval Patrick, declaring Saturday, "Make no mistake about it, this is swiftboating." The Massachusetts Democrat, appearing with his party's gubernatorial nominee in Hyannis, did not specify the reason for his criticism. But it came at the end of a week during which Healey criticized Patrick for supporting the parole of a convicted rapist, and during which she began airing a television commercial criticizing Patrick for helping a cop killer get his death sentence reduced to life imprisonment. "I've been in this...
  • Mark Martin leaving Roush, not Nextel Cup

    10/06/2006 4:37:05 PM PDT · by Panerai · 4 replies · 270+ views
    AP ^ | 10/06/2006
    TALLADEGA, Ala. - There was a time when Mark Martin could not envision himself racing at NASCAR’s top level as he approached 50. But time has a way of changing perspective. Now the stock car star finds he is not yet ready to walk away at age 47. So instead of retiring from the Cup series and racing for fun in a lower division - as he has talked about for years - Martin said Friday he will leave longtime employer Roush Racing after this season to drive a limited Cup schedule for MB2 Motorsports in 2007. “I was 39...
  • Clinton wins crackdown on school junk food

    10/06/2006 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Panerai · 110 replies · 1,450+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/06/2006
    5 major food companies agree to snack guidelines that would ban Snickers Snacks sold in schools will have less fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton. Just five months after a similar agreement targeting the sale of sodas in schools, Clinton and the American Heart Association announced a deal Friday with several major food companies to make school snacks healthier — the latest assault on the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. “This is voluntary,” Clinton said. “They don’t have to do it. But they recognize the challenge we face, and they are...
  • 'Needy' Jen dumped again

    10/06/2006 1:36:10 PM PDT · by Panerai · 19 replies · 889+ views
    News24 ^ | 10/06/2006
    Los Angeles - Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston's relationship is a thing of the past, if media reports are to be believed. Hollywood funnyman Vaughn split with Aniston at the beginning of September because she was too needy, reports say. The break-up occurred during a phone conversation on September 13, just before the actor left for London to begin work on a new film. Vaughn apparently told an insider that he and Aniston are not together anymore and a friend of Aniston told a US magazine that the two are 100% done. The actor reportedly got scared when he saw...
  • Kerry criticizes Frist's Taliban comments

    10/04/2006 6:25:06 PM PDT · by Panerai · 13 replies · 536+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/04/2006 | Holly Ramer
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry ridiculed Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for trying to clarify his comment on bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the Afghanistan government. "They're not clarifying. He did another Terri Schiavo diagnosis from a one-hour tape," Kerry, the party's 2004 presidential nominee, said Wednesday of the Tennessee Republican. On Monday, Frist said the war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and that he favored bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the government. The remarks drew immediate criticism from Democrats. They argued Frist was waving the white flag of surrender to the Taliban, who...
  • Howie Carr Poll: Gay Congressmen

    10/02/2006 12:14:57 PM PDT · by Panerai · 35 replies · 2,742+ views
    HowieCarr.com ^ | 10/02/2006 | Howie Carr
    Which of these three gay congressmen committed the worst offense? Barney Frank Gary Studds Mark Foley To vote ..... click here
  • Oh my God! They'ved WoWed South Park! You b******s!

    10/01/2006 9:16:31 PM PDT · by Panerai · 47 replies · 1,435+ views
    MMORPG ^ | 10/01/2006 | Chris L.
    On October 4, at 10PM Eastern/Pacific, find out what happens when four young Colorado boys go online in World of Warcraft and... oh my God, was that Cartman as a dwarf? ("I'm not a dwarf! I'm big-boned!"). Oh, yes. The residents of South Park are as addicted to World of Warcraft as you guys are. Our four favorite boys - Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny - and even the adults, racing to their own PCs to log on and do glorious battle against each other in the Season 10 premiere... er, although we're thinking Chef (if he were a WoW...
  • Stick with Healey, or it’s Duke, redux

    10/01/2006 5:28:20 AM PDT · by Panerai · 13 replies · 718+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/01/2006 | Howie Carr
    This is an important election. It’s so important that I’m not calling Kerry Healey “Muffy” anymore. Two words sum up why this fight is so serious: Mike Dukakis. Deval Patrick is Mike Dukakis without the tank helmet. Pee Wee Dukakis, as we used to call him, was quoted last week as saying all the Democratic candidates came to see him, but “Deval listened.” Think about that. Pee Wee was referring to his advice to Deval on building an organization of idle, rich moonbats, but the fact is, Dukakis spoke and . . . Deval listened. No one has listened to...
  • Czech Republic's Tatana Kucharova Wins Miss World 2006 Beauty Contest

    09/30/2006 11:07:30 PM PDT · by Panerai · 33 replies · 2,434+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 09/30/2006
    WARSAW, Poland — Tatana Kucharova, an 18-year-old student from the Czech Republic, won the Miss World 2006 beauty contest on Saturday. Kucharova defeated 103 other women in voting by a panel of judges and television viewers around the world during a two-hour finals ceremony in the Polish capital. First runner-up in the 56th edition of the annual beauty pageant was Joana Valentina Boitor, a 17-year-old from Romania. Australia's Sabrina Houssami, 20, was third. Wearing a long white dress, a teary Kucharova blew kisses to the 2,500 audience members in Warsaw's Congress Hall after she received her diamond crown from Miss...
  • Jessica Alba Voted Most Kissable

    09/30/2006 8:25:20 PM PDT · by Panerai · 8 replies · 566+ views
    Jessica Alba has the most lusted after lips in Hollywood. Jessica Alba has the most lusted after lips in Hollywood, as the star was recently voted Most Desired Kissing Partner by British men in a survey conducted by Colgate. Angelina Jolie came second, and Eva Longoria was voted third. Meanwhile, Brad Pitt was voted most kissable man, with new James Bond actor Daniel Craig coming second and Prince Harry snatching a cheeky 5th place.
  • Longoria Splits From Boyfriend, Reports Say

    09/30/2006 8:07:39 PM PDT · by Panerai · 11 replies · 471+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 09/30/2006
    Actress Eva Longoria and her sports star boyfriend Tony Parker have ended their 18-month romance, according to reports. The couple's split comes at an awkward time -- they've just bought a house together in Los Angeles and they've spent much of 2006 renovating a dream home in Texas A friend close to the couple tells Life and Style Weekly, "Eva decided in the end that Tony was not the right one for her." The insider tells the publication that one reason Eva, 31, decided to call off the relationship was their seven-year age difference: "She just decided he's too young."
  • ‘South Park’ is 10 years older, but just as bratty as ever

    09/30/2006 2:09:11 PM PDT · by Panerai · 11 replies · 392+ views
    Popmatters ^ | 09/29/2006
    “South Park,” the series that made Toon Town unsafe for kids, has turned Barbra Streisand into a fire-breathing monster, locked Tom Cruise in the closet and shown the late Christopher Reeve sucking stem cells out of fetuses. But the reason the show has survived long enough to kick off its 10th season Wednesday is that it’s never shied away from poking fun at another sacred idol: the innocent child. If there’s one theme running through all of nearly 150 episodes, it’s that its third-grade stars are wiser, wittier and more wicked than its grown-up audience. "Everyone says that ‘South Park’...
  • First look at new Ford Mondeo that features in Casino Royale (007)

    09/29/2006 11:59:26 PM PDT · by Panerai · 15 replies · 875+ views
    MI6.co.uk ^ | 09/29/2006
    James Bond fans should prepare to be shaken and stirred. The normally suave secret agent, with a passion for Aston Martins and martini, seems to have developed some distinctly middleclass tastes. In the forthcoming 007 movie Casino Royale, actor Daniel Craig temporarily abandons his £200,000 supercar for the new £20,000 Ford Mondeo - reports ThisIsLondon. The original Mondeo had its first facelift in 1996, with a new version in 2000 and the fourth generation is due to hit showrooms in 2007. The latest edition has been given a new styling and a high quality interior - but sadly for 007...
  • Final Stargate SG-1 episode titles revealed

    09/29/2006 5:19:54 PM PDT · by Panerai · 9 replies · 323+ views
    Gateworld ^ | 09/29/2006 | Darren Sumner
    The final two titles of Stargate SG-1's 10-year run are finally revealed -- unless, of course, the show rebounds from cancellation a second time and continues on to an eleventh season. Season Ten will conclude with "Dominion," the nineteenth episode of the current season, GateWorld has learned. The episode is being directed by Wil Waring. That will be followed by the season finale -- and perhaps series finale -- "Unending," directed by executive producer Robert C. Cooper. "Unending" is the fifth in a line of season finales that the show's writers thought may end up serving as Stargate SG-1's last...
  • Caption this pic: John Travolta

    09/29/2006 3:36:22 PM PDT · by Panerai · 19 replies · 650+ views
    09/29/2006
    John Travolta in drag in remake of Hairspray
  • No "Jagshemash" for Borat, Kazakh cinema chain says

    09/29/2006 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Panerai · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/29/2006 | Olzhas Auyezov
    Borat, a fictional Kazakh TV reporter whose boorish antics have got under the skin of the Central Asian state's government, seems destined to remain largely unknown in his "homeland." Kazakhstan's largest chain of cinemas confirmed on Friday it had no plans to screen his forthcoming movie with its deliberately ungainly title "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." "We consider this movie offensive, a complete lie and nonsense," Ruslan Sultanov, distribution manager for Otau Cinema, told Reuters. "It's a shame that some Americans will probably believe what they see there." In the movie, Borat Sagdiyev,...
  • Chevy Chase To Channel Mel Gibson In New 'Law & Order'

    09/27/2006 7:04:15 PM PDT · by Panerai · 23 replies · 504+ views
    Access Hollywood ^ | 09/27/2006
    NEW YORK (September 26, 2006) - Chevy Chase has done a lot of impressions over the years, but now he'll channel Mel Gibson in an upcoming episode of "Law & Order." Chase will guest star as a celebrity who is pulled over for drunk driving while wearing blood-soaked clothes, and whose religious prejudice comes out after his arrest. The idea for the "ripped from the headlines" episode appears to be loosely based upon Gibson's DUI arrest in July. Chase began filming his scenes this week, NBC announced. The episode (titled "In Vino Veritas") is slated to air on Friday, November...
  • Lime Wire turns tables, sues record companies

    09/26/2006 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Panerai · 5 replies · 567+ views
    IDG News Service ^ | 09/26/2006 | Nancy Gohring
    Peer-to-peer (P-to-P) file-sharing software developer Lime Wire has countersued the biggest record companies, charging them with anti-competitive behavior. The suit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, follows the closing of most of the popular file-sharing Web sites due to lawsuits initiated by record companies. It also comes on the heels of a suit filed by 13 record companies against Lime Wire, accusing the developer of music piracy and demanding damages that could amount to $476 million. Lime Wire now charges the record companies with colluding to create a monopoly over the digital...
  • Apple iPhone to be Cingular-exclusive at launch

    09/26/2006 5:18:32 AM PDT · by Panerai · 20 replies · 679+ views
    ThinkSecret ^ | 09/26/2006 | Ryan Katz
    Apple and Cingular have signed an agreement that will make the US' largest cell phone provider the exclusive carrier of Apple's forthcoming phone, sources report. Apple's iPhone remains on track for an early 2007 release. As previously reported, Apple's phone will feature a candy-bar design with a 2.2-inch display and 3 megapixel camera. Robust iTunes and iSync support will also be delivered with the phone. Apple's exclusive contract with Cingular is said to be good for the first six months, sources report, meaning other providers will be able to sell the phone in the second-half of 2007. Cingular had an...
  • Mac OS X threat exposure increases (according to Symantec)

    09/25/2006 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 359+ views
    MacNN ^ | 09/25/2006
    As Apple's Mac OS X operating system increases in popularity, so does its exposure to internet-related security threats. Security firm Symantec has published its latest Internet Security Threat Report, revealing that the number of vulnerabilities identified in Apple's Safari Web browser doubled over the first half of 2006, and that the amount of time Safari users were vulnerable to exploits before Apple released a security fix increased from zero days to five. During the first six months of 2006 malicious users discovered 12 bugs in Safari, 47 bugs in Mozilla Firefox, and 38 bugs in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Mozilla on...
  • Connery 'best Bond of all time'

    09/24/2006 7:29:41 PM PDT · by Panerai · 53 replies · 578+ views
    BBC News ^ | 09/24/2006
    Sir Sean Connery has been voted the best James Bond of all time in a magazine poll. Pierce Brosnan was placed second in the survey of 3,000 readers by SFX magazine, followed by Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby. "Connery is the still the ultimate 007," said SFX editor Dave Bradley, who added: "New Bond Daniel Craig has very tough acts to follow." Craig's first film as Bond, Casino Royale, opens on 17 November. The 21st official Bond movie is based on the first of Ian Fleming's celebrated spy novels. SFX voters named Sir Sean's 1964 outing, Goldfinger,...
  • The bong show (John Kerry)

    09/24/2006 4:30:24 AM PDT · by Panerai · 58 replies · 1,907+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09/24/2006 | Howie Carr, Kim Atkins
    Sen. John Kerry still hasn’t mastered the art of faking an interest in spectator sports. Last weekend in Iowa he told a reporter he was rooting for both Iowa and Iowa State in their football game - an improvement over his 2004 references to “Manny Ortiz” and “Lambert Field.” Alas, Kerry was caught by a Des Moines Register photographer posing with a tailgating female fan at that Iowa-Iowa State football game. She was holding a “beer bong” - an upgrade on the old chugging technique of turning the can over, popping a hole in the top and then opening the...
  • Teased about older wife, man seeks divorce

    09/23/2006 10:23:44 PM PDT · by Panerai · 20 replies · 1,163+ views
    Chinadaily ^ | 09/22/2006
    The Xinhui District People's Court in the city of Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, threw out a lawsuit for divorce filed by a local husband surnamed Zhao on Tuesday. Zhao, born in 1972, went to court after more than a decade of being a laughing stock among neighbours and friends because his wife is seven years older than him. The court, however, refused to accept the case, saying that Zhao lacked enough reason for divorce because Zhao married his wife of his own accord after two years of dating.
  • Liberal crusader on wrong side of civil rights

    09/23/2006 10:06:17 PM PDT · by Panerai · 4 replies · 453+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09/24/2006 | Howie Carr
    The devil you know is better than the Deval you don’t. What a bounce this guy gets from Tuesday’s victory - he’s up 64-25 in the first post-primary poll. But this is the way it always begins for Deval, in a rush of euphoria and beaming liberals feeling less guilty about their trust funds. It usually ends not so well, in the corporate world with a seven-figure severance, or in the public sector with Senate hearings and denunciations of Deval’s “Gestapo tactics” and running “roughshod over citizens, over communities.” You know who said that about Deval Patrick at a U.S....
  • Activists unveil stealth browser

    09/23/2006 12:27:40 AM PDT · by Panerai · 15 replies · 569+ views
    Cnet ^ | 09/22/2006 | Matthew Broersma
    Hacktivismo, a group of human-rights advocates and computer security experts, has released a Firefox-based browser designed to allow anonymous Web surfing. The Web browser, called "Torpark," is a modified version of Portable Firefox. Released last week, it can be run directly from a USB drive, meaning it can be used on public terminals in cybercafes. It creates an encrypted connection to the TOR (The Onion Router) network, which supplies a succession of different IP addresses. "Torpark causes the IP address seen by the Web site to change every few minutes, to frustrate eavesdropping and mask the requesting source," Hacktivismo said...
  • High court hears arguments on ban on teacher/student sex

    09/22/2006 11:42:27 AM PDT · by Panerai · 33 replies · 1,172+ views
    Wtnh.com ^ | 09/22/2006
    (Hartford-AP, Sept. 22, 2006 8:00 AM) _ The state Supreme Court has heard arguments that the law that bans teachers from having sex with students is unconstitutional. The law is being challenged by a former New Haven high school teacher convicted of sexually assaulting two of his students. The lawyer for Van Mckenzie Adams told the high court yesterday that teachers have a right to have sexual relations with students who are 16 or older. Attorney Richard Emanuel, says the state law under which the teacher was convicted is unconstitutional and "overly broad." Adams, who taught Latin at Hill Regional...
  • Dem big pulls ‘race’ card on Healey (Muffy)

    09/22/2006 10:56:37 AM PDT · by Panerai · 5 replies · 905+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09/22/2006 | Kimberly Atkins
    Bringing the brief, postprimary lull in partisan rancor to an abrupt end, yesterday Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey’s campaign called on rival Deval Patrick to demand Democratic Party Chairman Phil Johnston’s ouster after Johnston accused Healey of “race-baiting.” Speaking to WCVB-TV’s Janet Wu in an interview yesterday, Johnston accused Healey of using immigration and crime as racially infused wedge issues. “I think the language that she’s using is - borders on race-baiting and I think that it’s fear-mongering of the worst sort and I think she ought to stop it,” Johnston said. “She should not run a campaign that plays to...
  • Porn sites exploit new IE flaw

    09/21/2006 2:24:46 PM PDT · by Panerai · 7 replies · 508+ views
    Cnet ^ | 09/19/2006 | Joris Evers
    Miscreants are using an unpatched security bug in Internet Explorer to install malicious software from rigged Web sites, experts warned Tuesday. The vulnerability lies in the way IE 6 handles certain graphics. Malicious software can be loaded, unbeknownst to the user, onto a vulnerable Windows PC when the user clicks on a malicious link on a Web site or an e-mail message, several security companies said. "Fully patched Internet Explorer browsers are vulnerable," Ken Dunham, director of the rapid response team at VeriSign's iDefense, said in an e-mailed statement. "This new zero-day attack is trivial to reproduce and has great...
  • Comedy Central to Air South Park Episodes That Changed the World

    09/20/2006 11:11:08 PM PDT · by Panerai · 22 replies · 6,592+ views
    AWN ^ | 09/19/2006
    SOUTH PARK is celebrating its 10th anniversary in an epic way. Remember the episode when televised cussing almost brought about the apocalypse? How about the time Chef was brainwashed by an adventure-seeking cult? Nobody can forget the episode, "Trapped In The Closet," where Tom Cruise and John Travolta locked themselves in Stan’s closet. Here’s a chance to see all of these world-changing episodes in one fell swoop. Starting Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at 10:00 pm, Comedy Central will be running, for 10 consecutive nights, the 10 episodes that changed the world… for better or for worse. It all leads up...