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Six PEN Members Decline Gala After Award for Charlie Hebdo

Sudden Wealth Might Destroy Charlie Hebdo

The decision by the PEN American Center to give its annual Freedom of Expression Courage award to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has caused at least six writers to withdraw as literary hosts at the group’s annual gala on May 5. Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner and Taiye Selasi… Read more »

CNN Commentator Defends Lack Of Coverage On Baltimore Protests

CNN

CNN is facing a storm on Twitter right now, as political talking head Errol Lewis defended the network’s continued exclusive coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, stating that interested parties could simply go find news about the Baltimore protests on Twitter, according to a Breitbart report. “I wouldn’t beat up on ourselves too much… Read more »

Pulitzer Prize Winners 2015 Announced

Pulitzer Prize

The list of Pulitzer Prize winners for 2015 has been announced, and many of the winners are somewhat predictable if you kept up with all of the nominations — and actually read, watched, saw, or heard all of the nominations. You can also see all of the finalists for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners below… Read more »

Rancic Death Threats After ‘Fashion Police’ Faux Pas: Giuliana Blames Zendaya Dreadlocks ‘Joke’ On Editors

Giuliana Rancic received death threats.

Giuliana Rancic never imagined that a career in the media industry would lead to death threats. But now the TV journalist is revealing that’s precisely what happened after her Fashion Police comment about Zendaya, reported People. The controversy erupted after Giuliana participated in an Academy Awards special analyzing the Oscars red carpet fashion show. Scrutinizing… Read more »

Bill O’Reilly Bans CNN Reporter: Is Megyn Kelly Next?

The Bill O'Reilly Tapes: Newly Released Audio Recording Disputes JFK Story [Audio]

It seems as if Bill O’Reilly, a man who notoriously criticizes others for not believing in his values, can’t take criticism very well. Business Insider explains Bill O’Reilly‘s retaliating move. “The National Geographic Channel allegedly blocked a reporter from attending a premiere because the journalist has covered the ongoing scandal surrounding Fox News host Bill… Read more »

‘House Of Cards’ President Underwood More Popular Than Obama

Fictional presidents like Frank Underwood are more popular than Obama

Fictional presidents such as Frank Underwood from the Netflix original series House of Cards are apparently more popular than Barack Obama. That was the conclusion of a new online poll from Reuters-Ipsos, which revealed that the real-life incumbent U.S. president had a 54 percent unfavorable rating among Americans. Fake TV presidents fared a lot better… Read more »