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Pro cheerleading 'should be abolished'
Critics say that professional cheerleading is sexist, and a recent spate of class-action suits against NFL teams suggests it's also exploitative. This has led some observers to suggest that maybe it's time to abolish this outdated job.
Showbiz, Music Industry Jobs Drop 19% in Two Years
The U.S. economy has seen a steady erosion of jobs in the motion picture and sound industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preliminary statistics from the BLS show that employment in those two industries has dropped to 298,000 in August —
Boston Teamsters Attack ‘Top Chef’ Host & Crew
The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, “We’re gonna bas
NFL to Coldplay: Pay to Play the Super Bowl
The National Football League doesn't usually pay the act that performs at halftime during the Super Bowl. But in a twist this year, the league has asked artists under consideration for the high-profile gig to pay to play.
Don Pardo, former voice of SNL, dead at 96
Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, died Monday. He was 96.
Pro-Gaza petition to ban Joan Rivers’ UK tour
Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt U.S. television host Joan River’s upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, British newspaper The Times reported Thursday.
Lauren Bacall, screen legend, dead at 89
Lauren Bacall, the sultry actress with the heavy-lidded eyes and husky voice who captured Humphrey Bogart's heart both on and off the movie screen, died on Tuesday at the age of 89.
The Lives Behind Times Square Cartoon Characters
Before stepping into the Times Square hurly-burly of Elmos, Minnie Mouses and Batmen who pose for photographs and then coax customers for tips, Mr. Rodríguez spent a week studying the competition.
Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Channel Online | Variety
Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters.
Michael Moore Owns Nine Homes
The divorce between filmmaker, anti-capitalist Michael Moore and his wife is bringing many details to surface, including that the two own nine homes, and are worth $50 million.
Johnny Winter dies at age 70 amid European tour
Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations including with childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.
Jazz musician Charlie Haden dies
Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, has died. He was 76.
Casey Kasem, radio DJ, dead at 82
DJ Casey Kasem has died in Los Angeles. Two days ago, a judge agreed with his daughter to withhold food, hydration and his usual medication from him.
Thailand protesters: Hunger Games salute
Thailand’s military rulers said Tuesday they are monitoring a new form of silent resistance to the coup — a three-fingered salute borrowed from “The Hunger Games” — and will arrest those in large groups who ignore warnings to lower their arms.
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