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"Whatchu want, soda? Some purple stuff?" Hanson poses for 'Sunny D' album cover. (AP Photo)

Hanson unexpectedly drops 7th studio album, ‘Sunny D’

NASHVILLE – Hanson fans awoke to quite the surprise Friday morning, with the American pop band unexpectedly releasing its 7th studio album, ‘Sunny D’, simultaneously on both Tidal and as a ‘visual album’ on HBO Go. ‘Sunny D’ explores the complexities and challenges of the band’s upbringing in and around Jenks, Oklahoma, and delves deep into issues of […]

Ford, seen here in a file photo - (AP Photo)

Review: Prequel reveals how Rob Ford came to live in a van down by the river

TORONTO – After years of waiting, fans of Rob Ford’s debut film Rob Ford: Motivational Speaker are now being treated to its much anticipated prequel, Rob Ford: Crack Smoking Mayor. In the single-camera, made-for-tv movie, we follow the personal and professional downward spiral of Ford, descending from the highest political office in North America’s 4th […]

Stephen Hawking, former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, being roasted by former Whose Line Is It Anyway? star Wayne Brady - (AP Photo)

Comedy Central Announces Upcoming Roast of Stephen Hawking

LOS ANGELES – With the success of past Comedy Central roasts of James Franco and Roseanne Barr, the Viacom basic cable network announced Monday it will be continuing its series with “Comedy Central’s Roast of Stephen Hawking”, set to air in early October. Appearing at a press event in Hollywood Tuesday, Roast mainstay comedian Jeffrey […]

Do you even realize my birthday's coming up? - (AP Photo)

Editorial: Miley Cyrus, Syria drawing public attention from my birthday

BY ARTHUR LIPSTEIN I just have to ask, in the past several days, have any of you people taken even a minute away from discussing Miley Cyrus’s outrageous performance at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people, to think about my, Arthur Lipstein’s, […]

Dora the Explorer seen here last August on vacation with her monkey Boots, and an unidentified male who we now know was certainly not her boyfriend - (AP Photo)

Dora the Explorer: “I’m Gay”

LOS ANGELES – Dora the Explorer, of the eponymous children’s television program, garnered worldwide attention Wednesday, after becoming the first active latina cartoon character to come out as openly gay. Writing in this month’s National Geographic For Kids’, the pint-sized well-drawn youngster explained plainly, “I’m 5 years old. I’m a globetrotting hispanic cartoon character. And […]

The new HBO campaign references the role of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons in Game of Throne's upcoming 3rd season, and also the struggle of gay and lesbian Americans to achieve equal standing under federal law, and their right to marry - (AP Photo)

Game of Thrones launches civil rights tie-in campaign

LOS ANGELES – With the third season of HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones premiering this coming Sunday, the network Tuesday launched the latest in its innovative teaser ad campaign, tying in with the popular civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign. The ad, depicting the shadow of a dragon overflying the most basic symbol of […]