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Not even Fox News likes the Boehner-Netanyahu plan to undermine Obama's foreign policy

When you've lost Fox News: [T]wo prominent Fox News hosts, Chris Wallace and Shepherd Smith, harshly criticized Boehner and Netanyahu on Friday for secretly arranging a Netanyahu speech to Congress that is transparently aimed at undermining...Show More Summary

FBI: We nabbed 3 Russian spies in NY

Years ago had a Russian "journalist" make some kind of recruitment effort in my direction — Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) January 26, 2015

Remember When Tom Petty Didn’t Mind Being Unintentionally Plagiarized?

Tom Petty has written many greatest-hits albums full of radio classics. Now, thanks to a legal settlement, he’s earned a co-writing credit on a new one: Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” The Sun reported that, thanks to unintentional similarities between Smith and his co-writers’ (James Napier and William Phillips) ballad... More »

Sam Smith stole a Tom Petty song, which is a grand tradition in pop music

2 days agoArts : Arts Post

Sam Smith, a secret Tom Petty fan? Or perhaps a subconscious one? Apparently, the mopey soul man’s biggest hit, “Stay With Me,” was so deeply influenced by Petty’s 1989 smash, “I Won’t Back Down,” that the British star and his co-writers are going to share songwriting credits with Petty and his co-writer, Jeff Lynne. (Listen […]

‘Sports Illustrated’ Lays Off Last of Its Staffers in Photography Department

Sports Illustrated has officially laid off the last six staff photographers in their photo department. Director of photography Brad Smith

Because when am I not calling up Fox News personalities to do my bidding?

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Latest conservative theory about me, my power, and the one ten minute post I wrote about the Legatus Summit: [Fringe talk show host Cliff Kincaid] later called on Shepard Smith to “come out of the closet,” accusing the Fox News...

Patricia Smith’s tale of poetic redemption

The New York Times today has a fascinating story about how former Boston Globe columnist Patricia Smith has reinvented herself as an acclaimed poet. The end of Smith’s newspaper career was ugly, and reporter Rachel Swarns spares no details. But Smith was always a talented writer, and her tale of redemption is inspiring.

Singer Sam Smith Has To Pay Tom Petty Royalties Over The Song 'Stay With Me'

If you've recently heard Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" and thought, "Hm, this sounds kind of like Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down,'" well, you're not the only one. After "Stay With Me" became the 22-year-old British singer's most successful single to date (it peaked at No.1 on the UK Singles Chart and reached No.2 on the U.S. Show More Summary

Sam Smith forced to pay ‘Stay With Me’ royalties to Tom Petty

2 days agoOdd : Death and Taxes

Though they claimed to have not known the song during recording, Sam Smith's team has agreed to pay royalties and give writing credit to Tom Petty.

Sam Smith Is 'Fat, Effeminate' And A One-Hit Wonder, Howard Stern Claims

Sam Smith is currently on a roll with a sold-out tour and a slew of Grammy Award nominations, but one person who isn't convinced that the British singer-songwriter will have career longevity is Howard Stern. At first, Stern -- who is...Show More Summary

Mike-Frank Epitropoulos on SYRIZA Victory

See also Mike-Frank Epitropoulos’s pre-election piece, A Second Demonstration Project for Greece. Patti Smith’s song People Have the Power has been adopted as SYRIZA’s anthem.  SYRIZA’s twitter feed posted another YouTube version of the song (as reported by the New … Continue reading ? The post Mike-Frank Epitropoulos on SYRIZA Victory appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Report: Richard Smith joining Raheem Morris on Falcons staff

The Falcons continue to keep busy while waiting to officially make Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn their new head coach. Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that Redskins defensive backs coach and former Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris has verbally accepted a spot on the team’s coaching staff, a move that was reported over the…

Patricia Smith’s new life as a poet

The New York Times In The Working Life, Rachel Swarns’ column for The New York Times, Swarns reintroduces readers to Patricia Smith, “Staten Island’s literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage.” She’s the same Smith, Swarns writes, who left The Boston Globe in 1998 after admitting to fabrication. Show More Summary

MommyTech TV – Speck Talks Cases And What’s Next in 2015

Speck was around during the big bang of the smartphone case industry, and all these years later, they’re still going strong. Lindsay Anne Aamodt of Speck was at CES 2015 and told MommyTech TV’s Andrea Smith all about what we can expect from Speck in the year to come. Show More Summary

Sam Smith Epically Responds To Howard Stern's Awful Remarks About His Looks On Twitter!

Everyone has their own opinions, but this is just downright hateful! Sam Smith may be popular and talented, but that didn't stop Howard Stern from making some super rude comments about him on his radio show last week! Granted, we shouldn't be too surprised because of some of the things Howard has said in the past, but [...]

Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated breakout hit, "Stay with Me," both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's names have been added to the song's writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith, Petty and Lynne now share credit with...

Cool-guy high school teacher leads 'Uptown Funk' dance party

Unless you attended high school on the set of Glee, you probably don't know the joys of highly-choreographed hallway dance parties A well-dressed, hip-shaking teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas brought studentsShow More Summary

Early Addition: Do You Have Your Blizzard Boyfriend Yet?

Sam Smith settles with Tom Petty, Emma Stone will play Belle, you can't name your kid Nutella, Uber Blizzard Pricing, catcalling your mom and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Does LeBron James Belong in the MVP Conversation?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are rolling along since the return of LeBron James and the acquisitions of J.R. Smith, Timofey Mozgov and Iman Shumpert, winning six in a row. Overlooked for most of the year, is it time to reinsert LeBron into the MVP debate? Howard Beck joins Stephen Nelson to break down King James' impact in the video above. Read more NBA news on

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