London: ‘Happy’ Guy in White Van Hits Pedestrians Leaving Mosque 

Dade Hayes reports:

… The driver of the vehicle, a large white van, was arrested on the scene. While police have not released his identity, he was described in numerous accounts as being a white man. The Financial Times cited witnesses who counted at least a dozen people injured. The newspaper also said the driver “looked happy” and was waving to onlookers as he was arrested. Another witness told BuzzFeed that the driver said he was going to “kill all Muslims.”

Police have thus far declined to say whether they are labeling the incident in a neighborhood popular with immigrants as a terrorist attack. Read the rest of this entry »


Susan Sarandon Spreads Timothy Leary’s Ashes at Burning Man

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Susan Sarandon participated in Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nev. on Saturday to distribute the ashes of close friend and late LSD advocate Timothy Leary, according to USA Today.

The actress marched with Leary’s remains into a special church, which was built as one of the many art displays during the seven-day event. The gothic cathedral structure was later set aflame with other art creations (including a 60-foot giant man) in a spectacle that left crowds in awe.

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“When I went to Burning Man last time, that’s when I thought I’d bring him back here. I think he’d be so happy.”

Most of Leary’s ashes were sent to outer space in 1997, but Sarandon kept a small amount that she saved for a special moment. The actress worked with Burning Man and photographer Michael Garlington to lend a creative hand during the weeklong festival. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] July’s Best News Bloopers

Why is Amazon is so successful? This anchor has an interesting theory, though his co-host clearly does not appreciate his personal insight. Similarly, a host makes a comment about eating burritos outdoors that her co-host finds so distasteful, he can’t contain his impatience to move on to the next segment.

From the weatherman who weaves Taylor Swift lyrics into his forecast, to little kids dancing in the background of a news report, there’s plenty here to enjoy. Some of it is NSFW.


[VIDEO] Pint-sized String Quartet Joyous String Does an Awesome ‘Smooth Criminal’

 at RocketNews24 discovered this gem: Meet Joyous String, a four-kid string quartet with musical aptitude way beyond their years. Joyous String belong to the Joyous Music School of New York. They’ve been playing together since they were just four years old, and have progressed to the point where they can produce a flawless rendition of the Michael Jackson classic “Smooth Criminal” without even breaking a sweat….Here’s their version of “Smooth Criminal”!

Here’s their rendition of Katy Perry’s mega-hit “Firework”

Eight-year-old cellist and quartet member Justin Yu has even appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show! After a short (and pretty hilarious) interview, he performs a solo on the cello….(read more)

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Emails Show IRS Lois Lerner Specifically Targeted Tea Party

Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the Internal Revenue Service scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups, specifically targeted tea party applications and directed that they be held up in 2011 in order to come up with an agency policy, according to several of Ms. Lerner’s emails released by a House committee Thursday.

BREAKING NEWS: Girl feud! Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus tangle over slip of the tongue

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Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were supposedly girlfriends! — but are they anymore? Comments Perry made on TV while promoting her Prismatic tour Down Under made their way halfway around the world, and Cyrus is not happy.

It all started Monday on Australia’s “Sunrise” program, when one of the hosts riffed off Perry’s hit “I Kissed a Girl” to lead into a discussion of the “Roar” singer’s recent lip-lock with Cyrus during one of the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s shows.

“Scandalous!” Perry joked, before explaining what went down….Read more >>> LATimes

Note: Use Lois Lerner story only if the new photos of Miley Cyrus don’t come in by deadline. Bump this, see if there’s any room for it next week, thanks. –Ed. Move to Page D 17, bottom of page: “Emails Show IRS Lois Lerner Specifically Targeted Tea Party”

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Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin report:  Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the Internal Revenue Service scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups, specifically targeted tea party applications and directed that they be held up in 2011 in order to come up with an agency policy, according to several of Ms. Lerner’s emails released by a House committee Thursday.

In one 2011 email, Ms. Lerner specifically calls the tea party applications for tax-exempt status problematic, which seems to counter Democrats’ arguments that tea party groups weren’t targeted.

“Tea Party Matter very dangerous,” Ms. Lerner wrote in the 2011 email, saying that those applications could end up being the “vehicle to go to court” to get more clarity on a 2010 Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance rules.

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Russell Brand Wants Socialist Revolution, Lives in Million-Dollar Home

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Christian Toto reports: Russell Brand is calling for a socialist revolution, one he can observe from the comfort of his million dollar home.

Brand made social media news last week when liberals starting sharing an interview the comic gave to Jeremy Paxman espousing his political mantra. While some stars camouflage their far-left impulses, Brand laid bare his progressive utopia for all to see–“a socialist egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth, heavy taxation of corporations and massive responsibilities for energy companies exploiting the environment.”

Turns out Brand has plenty of wealth to be redistributed, but he often sinks it into luxury goods and services. Case in point: the comic actor’s new home in Hollywood Hills West came with a $2.224 million price tag.    Read the rest of this entry »