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Harris-Perry Just In Time to Join List of 2013 Embarrassments

Melissa Harris-Perry’s has apologized for using a Mitt Romney family photo as a prop for racial political commentary. The TV show’s comedy panel zeroed in on an adopted African American child in the otherwise white ensemble of 22 grandchildren. Ignoring the taboo of involving the children of public figures, the Harris-Perry panel’s cracks joined a string of embarrassing moments in…

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Rdio Shuts Down Vdio Video Streaming Service Without Warning

Music streaming service Rdio has closed its video streaming service Vdio without warning. The video service was initially available to Rdio subscribers in April, and was launched publicly in June. Subscribers who had time left on their subscriptions or unused rental content have been offered Amazon gift cards to compensate for the shuttered service. The company said that it had…

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Probation After Another Grisly Texas Auto Death

For the second time this month a Texas judge sentenced a driver responsible for a horrific auto accident to rehab and probation. Leo Ricky Deleon, 28, crashed his car into the back of a semi last June and fled the scene on foot. His passenger Heather Holt, also 28, was killed after nearly being decapitated. Deleon hid in nearby woods…

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Sean Penn and Dennis Rodman: Two Approaches to Celebrity Diplomacy

Sean Penn’s publicist has revealed that Penn helped beleaguered American businessman Jacob Ostreicher escape Bolivia following allegations of corruption against officials in his case. Penn had traveled to Bolivia last year to make appeals for the businessman directly to the Bolivian president, after which Ostreicher was moved from prison to house arrest. Penn’s celebrity activism contrasts sharply with that of…

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