Paula Deen diabetes controversy starts TV chef war

2006 image of Paula Deen taken as part of a public relations campaign for the nonprofit group Civitan.

Millions of Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes, and Paula Deen, the Food Network TV chef, was recently added to the list. As celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain have argued, Deen’s continued endorsement of heavy foods – as evidenced by a recent contribution she made to Opraph Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – is irresponsible. […]

Journalist and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens, 62, dies

Christopher Hitchens poses for the camera, holding a boxed Bill Clinton doll.

Prolific journalist, best-selling author and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens has succumbed to Stage 4 esophageal cancer, reports Vanity Fair. The 62-year-old Hitchens, who was a noted atheist, died Thursday at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is survived by wife Carol Blue and children Alexander, Sophia and Antonia, the first two by […]

Hank Williams Jr. fired from Monday Night Football

Hank Williams, Jr.

ESPN has decided to terminate its relationship with country-western singer Hank Williams Jr. following remarks he made Monday on Fox News comparing President Obama to Hitler. At first defiant, the singer claimed his First Amendment rights had been violated. Later, Williams apologized for the remarks, but still remains on the outs with the cable sports […]

Leisha Hailey claims Southwest Air booted her over lesbian kiss

File photo of actress Leisha Hailey.

Leisha Hailey, the 40-year-old actress who starred in the Showtime series “The L Word” as bisexual journalist Alice Pieszecki, tweeted that Southwest Airlines kicked her and girlfriend Camila Grey off Flight 2274 on Monday because the couple shared a kiss while on the plane. Southwest is claiming it was obscene language that prompted their ejection, […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]

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Stephen Colbert runs in S.C. primary as Herman Cain

Two men will become one at a South Carolina rally Friday. One of them is examining the feasibility of a presidential bid. The other has dismantled his campaign, despite still being on the ballot. Together, they want to convince voters that Stephen Colbert and Herman Cain are one and the same. ‘The Rock Me Like […]

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Stephen Colbert says "Vote for Herman Cain!" Image: MHimmelrich/Flickr/CC BY-ND