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Russell Brand vs Fox News: A Video Timeline

A look at every aspersion spat.<p><b>Russell Brand and Fox News don't like each other</b>. In fact, it's getting increasingly heated lately.<p>The scourge of the Information Age is the inclination of informers to mislead the masses with cherry-picked facts that support an agenda. Brand fights this. Fox News …

Benedict Cumberbatch Gave A Very Drunk Acceptance Speech Last Night

Whimsical British toy Benedict Cumberbatch took home the prestigious (?) Actor of the Year trophy at the GQ Men of the Year Awards last night, and during his acceptance speech, he turned into Beersick Drunkersnatch. The <i>Sherlock</i> star, who admitted he had more than a few drinks of the alcoholic …

‘The Simpsons,’ ‘The Wire,’ and Why You Should Care About Cropped TV Shows

“I hold this truth to be self-evident, that all movies deserve to be seen in their original aspect ratios,” Roger Ebert wrote in 2001, describing a …

TV

Watch Una Lux's 'Simon' video, where Caravaggio meets Portishead

NYC-based four-piece Una Lux are a more aesthetically ambitious group than the average indie band, as likely to throw around references to Baroque …

Simon de Pury Brings French Painter to NYC Art World

Events and Parties<p>From obscurity to Nahmad Contemporary in two months.<p>,<p>Just a few months ago, French-born Guillame Bruère (b. 1976) was a relatively …

Art

‘Coloring for Grown-Ups’, A Coloring Book That Darkly Celebrates the Worst Parts of Adulthood

<i>Coloring for Grown-Ups</i> is a coloring book by comedians Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen that darkly celebrates some of the worst parts of adulthood. It …

Coloring Book

Kaley Cuoco Pokes Fun at Nude Photo Leak

<i>The Big Bang Theory</i>‘s Kaley Cuoco has a million-dollar sense of humor to go with that million-dollar salary of hers.<p>The 28-year-old star of the CBS …

Russian soldier: 'You're better clueless because the truth is horrible'

Bloodied, dirty and stinking, the Ukrainian soldiers who passed through the town of Komsomolske on Saturday morning made for a sorry sight. But they were the lucky ones, who had managed to escape alive from an assault they say involved regular units of the Russian army.<p>Having fled from encirclement …

Dramatic Photos of California's Historic Drought

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 82 percent of the state of California currently falls in the "Extreme Drought" category. The years-long dry spell has tapped groundwater reserves and left reservoirs at record lows. Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville are both down to 30% of full capacity, exposing …

Central African town stormed by gunmen

At least five people have been killed during an attack by armed men on a northern town in the Central African Republic, a source in the African peacekeeping force has said.<p>Heavily armed men believed to be ex-Seleka rebel fighters stormed Nana Bakassa, 300km north of the capital Bangui on Tuesday, …

Isis not comparable to al-Qaida pre-9/11, US intelligence officials say

US intelligence officials have concluded that Islamic State (Isis) militants do not currently pose a direct threat of a major attack on an American city and, despite the group’s dramatic rise to prominence in the Middle East, is not comparable to “al-Qaida pre-9/11”.<p>Details of the current US …

Sotloff beheading: Biden vows to chase IS to 'gates of hell'

<b>US Vice President Joe Biden has said the US will follow the Islamic State militants who have killed two US journalists "to the gates of hell".</b><p>His comments come after President Barack Obama vowed the US would not be intimidated after IS militants released a video showing the beheading of journalist …

Second ‘beheading’: More pressure on West? | Middle East

The Islamic State group has released another video, this time said to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.<p>The 31-year-old had been filmed in another video released two weeks ago in which journalist James Foley is said to have been killed.<p>The latest atrocity has been condemned …

ISIS strategy: None better than bad strategy (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Newt Gingrich is a co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET weekdays, and author of a new book, "Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely</i> …

Tesla will build battery 'Gigafactory' in Nevada

Tesla Motors, the electric carmaker, is planning to build its giant battery factory in Nevada after a five-state competition, according to a source who asked not to be identified because the announcement has not been made.<p>Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has called a news conference for 7 p.m. ET …

British hostage threatened by Jihadi John helped Muslims in Balkans

The aid worker threatened with beheading by Islamist terrorists has 'tried so hard' to help others, friends say<p>A British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamist terrorists spent years helping Muslims rebuild war-torn communities in the Balkans, it has emerged.<p>Former colleagues said the aid …

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