Monday April 20, 2015

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Giorgio Armani criticizes the way some gay men dress saying ‘a man has to be a man’

Giorgio Armani, the 80-year-old fashion designer and billionaire, has criticized the way some gay men choose to dress. Armani told The Sunday Times Magazine: "A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress homosexual.  More…

Affleck demanded PBS program hide his slave-owning ancestor

Ben Affleck insisted on censoring the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves from PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” the Sony email hack has revealed. Although in violation of PBS rules, in the end, producers of the episode gave in to Affleck’s demand and made no mention of his slave-owning ancestor.  More…

Sack this Quack! Doctors want Dr. Oz removed from Columbia surgery faculty over alleged quack science

Dr. Oz doesn’t walk or talk like a duck — but 10 prominent critics say he’s still a quack. The group of nationally known doctors, in a lacerating letter to his boss, called for the TV doctor’s dismissal from the prestigious post of vice chairman of Columbia University’s department of surgery. “He has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain.”  More…

School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry Michelle O lunch

That’s not really a fish filet with a whole wheat bun resting on top. Nah, your eyes are playing tricks on you. That’s what administrators at Virginia’s Portsmouth Public Schools want parents to believe after a mother took a photo of her child’s paltry school lunch and posted it on social media. The mom says James Hurst Elementary served the lunch Tuesday.  More…

More than 2 million of Hillary Clinton’s Twitter followers are fake

Although Hillary Clinton boasts a robust 3.6 million Twitter followers, not even a vast right-wing conspiracy would be able to interact with 2 million of them. No more than 44 per cent of her Twitter fan base consists of real people who are active in using the social media platform, and she’s already under fire for ‘buying’ fake Facebook fans. Her Facebook fan base includes more people from Baghdad, Iraq than any US city.  More…

Tom Brokaw addresses Brian Williams controversy: ‘really, really serious’

In his first extensive public comments on the matter, Tom Brokaw, who held the anchor chair at "NBC Nightly News" for more than 20 years, called the controversy surrounding Williams’ exaggerated tales a "really, really serious case. The “process” Brokaw cited is an internal fact-checking investigation into fibs and exaggerations told by Williams over the years. It is being led by Richard Esposito, the news division’s head of investigations. "  More…

TSA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Men

Two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers. It happened roughly a dozen times.  More…

Hidden cameras show airport workers stealing

Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers’ bags. What they don’t know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. The Miami-Dade Police Department set up the camera as part of an ongoing police investigation into luggage thefts by the very airport workers who are supposed to get bags safely onto planes.  More…

Florida armored vehicle makes traffic stop after driver flips the bird

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into why deputies in a beefy armored vehicle performed a traffic stop on a Gainesville man who allegedly directed an obscene hand gesture toward them.  More…

Cheating teachers sentenced to seven years in prison

Eight former Atlanta public school teachers were ordered to serve between one and seven years in prison on Tuesday for their convictions on racketeering charges in one of the nation’s largest test-cheating scandals.  More…

Air baggage worker falls asleep on job, trapped in cargo hold of Alaska Air flight

An Alaska Airlines flight was forced into an emergency landing after a worker was heard screaming from the cargo hold. “He told first responders who spoke with him that he boarded the cargo hold and was taking a nap prior to the aircraft taking off,” said Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines spokeswoman.  More…

Transgender advocates wary of Bruce Jenner spectacle

When Time magazine put actress Laverne Cox on its cover last year and proclaimed transgender rights as America’s next “civil rights frontier,” many activists sensed their fight was moving in the direction of acceptance. And then the Bruce Jenner story happened.  More…