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By deskofbrian On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Ben Walker talks ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,’ humor

Vulture landed an interview with Benjamin Walker who is the star in “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” and hosts a comedy show. The interview is awesome, so check it out here. Here’s what Walker More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, April 2nd, 2012
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Thousands of dolphins found dead off of Peru

According to report, in 2011, some 3,000 dead dolphins have washed up on the beaches in the northern Peruvian region of Lambayaque, supposedly having died from the effects of petroleum exploitation in the area, More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, March 29th, 2012
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J&D introduce the Bacon Coffin to follow Bacon Salt, Baconnaise

The local company behind Bacon Salt and Baconnaise is making the love of bacon even stranger. J&D’s Foods has created the Bacon Coffin, what they call the world’s first bacon-wrapped casket. “Yes, More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
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Seth Grahame-Smith offers ‘Beetlejuice’ 2 plans

Seth Grahame-Smith has met with Michael Keaton and Tim Burton on a Beetlejuice 2 – a sequel: I have a rough idea of what it’s gonna be. However—I should stress this—it’s not a remake, it’s not a More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, March 26th, 2012
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Obamacare lands in Supreme Court: may get tabled for 3 more years

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared prepared to decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s sweeping healthcare law rather than delaying for years a review of the mandate that Americans buy insurance More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, March 26th, 2012
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Richard Dawkins to Atheists: ‘ridicule’, ‘show contempt’ for people of faith

Richard Dawkins called on atheists to “ridicule and show contempt” toward religious people at a Reason Rally in Washington this week. The event, billed as the “largest gathering of the secular movement in More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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New ‘X-Treme X-Men’ comic book follows ‘Exiles’

From WonderCon comes more X-Men news and fans will be excited to hear about the universe expanding. “If you liked Exiles, you’ll like this”, says Marvel Director of Communications Arune Singh during More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, March 18th, 2012
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NBC’s ‘Grimm’ gets renewed for second season

NBC has renewed drama Grimm for a second season with a 22-episode order, according to a new report by Deadline. Grimm is the first NBC series to get a renewal for next season.   “Grimm has held its own, More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, March 9th, 2012
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US Report: More hate groups in America, Tea Party on list, Occupyiers are not

The number of hate groups in the U.S. has grown each year for the past 11 years, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 2000 the center reported that there were 602 hate groups; in 2011 More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, March 8th, 2012
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Dennis Kucinich loses primary, end of an era?

In a primary faceoff between two veteran Democratic incumbents, voters in Ohio delivered a victory to Representative Marcy Kaptur, a progressive from Toledo, over Representative Dennis Kucinich, leaving him without More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, March 5th, 2012
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School censors Valentine’s candies because of religious message

At a Valentine’s Day “friendship party and chocolate celebration,” James Madison Elementary School officials confiscated  Dexter Thielhelm’s gifts of candy-filled water bottles with a typewritten note that More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
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Westboro Baptist Church to protest Tornado victims funerals & Ohio shooting victim

The Westboro Baptist Church has announced that it plans to protest the funerals of victims of the tornado that rampaged through the Midwest earlier this week. “They died for the sins of Illinois, and WBC will More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, March 1st, 2012
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‘Tarzan’ actor, Steve Sipek, arrested as two tigers and leopard were pets at home

Florida Wildlife officials say three big cats have been removed from home of an actor who played Tarzan in a 1970 remake of the film. Steve Sipek had two tigers and a leopard taken from his home Monday morning because More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, February 27th, 2012
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Sheikh Anjem Choudry announced March 3 Muslim protests in India

Pakistan Christian Post (PCP) The UK based organization “Sharia for Hind” is conspiring riots in secular India inciting millions of Indian Muslims to rise for Islam and imposition of Sharia law. A Muslim named More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, February 20th, 2012
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Bruce Willis to return for ‘Red 2’ with Dean Parisot on board to direct

THR: Dean Parisot is in final negotiations to direct the sequel to Summit’s hit action movie Red. Red saw Bruce Willis lead a cast that included Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman, among More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, February 17th, 2012
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Joy Behar compares Virginia Ultrasound bill to ‘Taliban’

Joy Behar on “The View” went after the Virginia bill, adding ultrasound testing to the pre-abortion protocols, denouncing it as “so frickin’ intrusive to a woman’s body” and making More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Five years ago Barack Obama announced his run for President

February 10, 2007 was a cold day in Springfield, Illinois as then Senator Barack Obama announced at the Old State Capitol Building his intentions to run for President of the United States of America. Just under More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Ronald Reagan Speech: Time for Choosing – transcript

A TIME FOR CHOOSING (The Speech – October 27, 1964) Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn’t More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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‘The Wolverine’ set for July 26, 2013 release date

Box Office Mojo has listed July 26, 2013 as the release date for The Wolverine, and Fox just emailed to confirm that the date is correct. Production was originally scheduled to begin last fall, but filming was More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, February 6th, 2012
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Syrian Army ramps up attacks on opposition as death toll rises

The Syrian army has stepped up its attacks on opposition fighters in Homs, activists and witnesses have said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution, aimed at ending the bloodshed in Syria, was blocked by More...


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