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Things have taken a turn for the worse for Charlie Sheen, who has been fired from his CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," according to a statement from Warner Bros. on Monday (March 7).

"After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on ’Two and a Half Men’ effective immediately," the statement reads.

- Tuesday 8 March 2011


International

For all your typing pervs who nodded yes, congratulations, you may be in luck! A former bodyguard of Brit’s named Fernando Flores is threating to release snapshots of the blonde hotshot’s TVA for all to see. And just what would have him release such precious keepsakes?

Big man believes Spears sexually harassed him on several occassions by allegedly flaunting her nakedness at every opportune moment annnnd sending him blonde & naughty flicks ("They’re really explicit..." that if leaked to the public would "shock and disgust the majority of her fans."

- Tuesday 8 March 2011


United States

The Obama administration is resuming military trials for terrorism suspects detained at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — another step back from Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to close the prison.

The president also announced Monday that he was setting new review guidelines for the prisoners that he said would "broaden our ability to bring terrorists to justice, provide oversight for our actions, and ensure the humane treatment of detainees" — all signals that the White House does not foresee the facility being closed any time soon.

- Tuesday 8 March 2011


United States

The New York Times reports that producers are asking the director to make major changes to the show or face the possibility of leaving the troubled Broadway musical.

The producers of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark are talking to director Julie Taymor about making big changes to the troubled production that could include her departure, the New York Times reported, citing sources.

- Tuesday 8 March 2011


International

Steve Jobs was still on stage introducing the new iPad 2 last week when my inbox and Twitter stream started filling up with the same question : “I want the iPad 2, but what can I do with my old iPad?”

At first I didn’t know how to respond. One would assume that selling the first generation iPad on eBay or Craigslist would be difficult because potential buyers would prefer the new and improved model.

- Tuesday 8 March 2011


United States

Several hundred people have gathered in New York’s Times Square to protest at this week’s Congressional hearings on the US Muslim community.

The hearings will look at the extent of radicalisation within the community and the response on that issue of Muslim leaders.

Muslim organisations say they are being unfairly singled out.

The hearings are in response to such events as the Fort Hood shootings and the Times Square car bomb plot.

- Monday 7 March 2011


Libya - United States
U.S. gasoline prices increased nearly 33 cents in two weeks, the second-biggest two-week jump in the history of the gasoline market, according to a new survey of filling stations. - Monday 7 March 2011


Libya - United States
R&B superstar Usher announced Friday (March 4) that he was donating to various charities proceeds from appearing at a private event at St. Barts linked to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to a statement made to the Associated Press. - Monday 7 March 2011


United States

In case you forgot, the 42nd NAACP Awards ceremony aired on Fox TV last night. Anybody watch it?

I’ll save the color commentary and just post the list of winners, which follows below (no real surprises):

- Monday 7 March 2011


The ability to buy products strategically placed on television programs — a handbag clutched by the actress Blake Lively on “Gossip Girl” or a suit worn by the actor Jon Hamm on “Mad Men” — with the click of a button has always been talked about as something that the future of marketing would deliver. But like flying cars or robot companions, it has never materialized.

Glamour is taking a stab at the concept with an original reality series produced exclusively for the iPad that allows viewers to pause the program and buy clothing worn by the characters, directly from Gap.com.

- Monday 7 March 2011

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