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It’s almost here! It’s almost here! Englishman Stephen Fry’s impression of American college football: Of the spectacle (not necessarily the game), Fry says: “I really don’t know if anything sums up America better. It’s simultaneously...Show More Summary

Commodore Chef Stephen Tanner to Serve Mexican Barbecue and Buckets of Fried Chicken at El Cortez ... Maybe

Buckethead! For connoisseurs of dive-bar food, the opening of the season has got to be El Cortez, a bi-level Bushwick joint from Chris Young and Stephen Tanner, the team behind the Commodore in Williamsburg. Tanner, whom you may remember...Show More Summary

"Knockout" Suspect Was "Standing There Laughing" After Punching Pregnant Woman

This week, a man was arrested for punching a seven-months pregnant woman who was walking in Brooklyn. Suspect Willie Stephens, 33, allegedly attacked 34-year-old Jannatul Ferdous at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday as Ferdous walked with a friend down Monroe Street near Ralph Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Show More Summary

Goodnight Reuben Bright

Sunday’s Times was chockablock with poetry. Daisy Fried lit fireworks for Dan Chiasson’s Bicentennial; Stephen Burt quoted liberally (and salaciously, by Gray Lady standards) from Patricia Lockwood’s Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals. Even obscure versifier James Franco got the full-page treatment, as… Continue reading ?

Actor Stephen Fry: Hillary’s Security Was ‘Rude, Physical, Pushy’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Hillary Clinton is in England for her definitely-not-a-campaign book tour, and actor/comedian Stephen Fry recounted on Twitter this morning his unpleasant experience interacting with Clinton's security people.

Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens staredown pic from UFC Fight Night 44 weigh ins

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its weigh in event earlier today (Fri., June 27, 2014) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, for those fighters competing at the UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" event, which is...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 44 weigh in video for 'Swanson vs. Stephens'

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" takes place tonight (Fri., June 27, 2014) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. As usual, MMAmania.com will provide both a live video stream and complete UFC Fight Night 44 weigh-in results below, as well as detailed recap of the festivities just as soon as they conclude. Show More Summary

Stephen Fry 'boycotts Labour bash due to Gambaccini snub'

Credits: ristan Fewings/Getty Images for The Old Vic Alt Text: Stephen Fry One-time Labour luvvie backs out of gala dinner at protest over treatment of BBC DJ Column The Mole Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:11am What would General Melchett...Show More Summary

Why is it so easy to believe that Labour would promise everyone a free owl?

Britain was thrown into crisis yesterday after the Labour Party press team’s Twitter account was hacked. The now infamous message “Everybody should have his own owl” was ignored by Westminster until Stephen Fry retweeted it with a smiley face. Suddenly, chaos broke out as politicians fought to outbid each other over what animals they would [...]

The Mozart Project

3 months agoOdd : Kottke.org

The Mozart Project is a book about the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Or is it an app? Stephen Fry calls it "a completely new kind of book"...you read it in iBooks but it acts more like an app than anything. Over 200 pages...Show More Summary

Stephen Fry has become the first owner of a .uk domain

Share British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry has become the first person to make the switch from a.co.uk domain to a.uk one, and you can now get one too, as the website ending has been launched today. With research revealing that three quarters of British internet users prefer sites ending in.uk when searching or buying online,... Show More Summary

Jack’d Polls Users On Gay Icons, Results Are Distressing

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Oh sure, the gay community has longtime icons like Stephen Fry, Quentin Crisp, Harry Hay and Bette Davis. But who are the contemporary figures who represent LGBTs? The hookup app Jack’d just polled its members, and the results are … mixed. Michael Sam is the top contender, which is very sweet. Sam seems like a nice guy, […]

Al Pacino's 'Salome,' 'Wilde Salome' to Screen Back-to-Back in U.K.

The Oscar winner will take part in a Q&A session hosted by Stephen Fry in London, discussing his passion for the projects based on the famous Oscar Wilde play. read more

Rhys Ifans to play father to Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter in ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2!

Rhys Ifans joins ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2, directed by James Bobin and starring Johnny Depp, Sacha baron Cohen, Mia Wasikowska, helena Bonham Carter, and possibly Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, and Stephen Fry. Read the full article...Show More Summary

Celebrities throw support behind Big Tweet for Missing Children

Celebrities including Stephen Fry, Philip Schofield, Matt Dawson and many more, have thrown their support behind the Big Tweet for Missing Children which is taking place throughout the 24 hours of International Missing Children’s Day (Sunday 25 May). It is a very simple campaign, and easy to get involved with. The charity will tweet a […]

Stephen Fry, Whoopi Goldberg And Olympia Dukakis Defend Pride Parade Over Religious Opposition

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

It’s nice to know that when gays are in trouble, they can count on Stephen Fry to come to their rescue like a dandy superhero. This time he’s helping out a group of church-besieged paraders in Cyprus. The island republic is holding its first pride parade at the end of May in Nicosia, and various religious groups are […]

Stephen Fry, British Comedian, On Cyprus' Gay Pride Parade

British actor Stephen Fry has come out in support of Cyprus's first gay pride parade after a Christian group vowed to demonstrate and the church voiced its condemnation of homosexuality. The actor, in comments to the Cyprus Daily published...Show More Summary

Arsenal Fan TV bag an interview with Stephen Fry, he loves Aaron Ramsey!

Ready for the Arsenal match. You can see the fear in Arsene's eyes. Who can blame him? #OTBC #NCFC pic.twitter.com/pb08GiRDXM — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) May 11, 2014 Not our finest hour, nor perhaps our finest season. But still a wonderful club to support. Incredible fans. Bring on the next season… #NCFC — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) [...]

'Oscar Wilde's the Canterville Ghost' Poster; Voice Cast Announced

4 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Stephen Fry voices the title character in this animated comedy, about a ghost who has been scaring people out of his ancestral home for centuries. [...]

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