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>The lineup for Bonnaroo’s 2011 show has been announced, and we have the breakdown of the hottest Pop and Hip Hop acts set to take the stage! Check out our list, a killer video from Conan O’Brien and tell us who you’re most excited to see. This year is bound to be the best in Bonnaroo’s 10 year history.
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Bonnaroo is a music and art fest that takes place each summer in Manchester, Tennessee. Over its ten years, the festival has attracted major rock bands, indie bands and national comics. This year, Pop and Rap stars are dominating the line up. Eminem is taking the main stage. Lil Wayne has booked a set. Rising stars Wiz Khalifa, Girl Talk, Big Boi, Robyn, J. Cole and Neon Trees round out the hottest acts booked to perform.
Want the breakdown of the whole list? Just watch Conan O’Brien announce this year’s line up. Check out even more great info on the official Bonnaroo website. Hurry, tickets for the June (9-12th) festival go on sale this Saturday.
>The introduction of a new Senate bill, S.3480, dubbed the “Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010,” is sparking concerns about a massive power grab over the Internet under the guise of “national security.”
The bill, proposed by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I – CT) claims the entire Internet, the whole global computer network and everything on it, as a “national asset” of the United States, and seeks to give President Obama the power to seize control over broad swaths of it with no oversight during a “National Cyber Emergency,” which would itself be something the president would be able to declare at any time.
But easily the most controversial aspect of the nearly 200 page bill is what is being called a “kill switch,” granting the president the power to shut down the entire Internet across the planet for national security reasons. Sen. Collins (R – ME), a supporter of the bill, claimed it was necessary to prevent a “cyber 9/11.”
The bill amounts to a remarkable claim of presidential power, claiming a large portion of the global economy as a specific asset of the United States and further claiming the right to nationalize or destroy it in whole or part on a whim. The news may be disquieting enough for Americans faced with this sort of power grab from their own government, but for foreigners the idea that another nation can commandeer the Internet, cut them off from it, or render it unusable is totally shocking, and not surprisingly, a source of no small consternation.
When reading through the bill, one can’t notice how frankly it claims such enormous powers, or imagine how shocked the entire planet would be if Sen. Lieberman proposed the same measures without adding the prefix “cyber” to every few words. Couching it as a technical matter, with the usual technical ignorance of a Congressman thrown in for good measure, is a way to hide exactly how sweeping the new powers would truly be.
In fact Sen. Lieberman insisted that the very fact that the internet is now “a necessity of modern life” was the justification behind his bill. We can’t, it seems, have billions of people worldwide living a modern life without the president’s imprimatur.
Jessica Simpson stars on the cover of this week’s New York Magazine. Jessica Simpson has revealed a new look on the cover of this week’s New York Magazine, and speaks
about her ever-expanding fashion range in the accompanying interview. The singer is reportedly set to earn $1 billion from her ‘Jessica Simpson Collection’ clothing range and she spoke about her growing fortune, numerous style collaborations, and life at home with her new fiance Eric Johnson.
The couple met through mutual friends at a house party and got engaged in November 2010. When asked whether it was ‘love at first sight’, Simpson seemed sceptical, saying, “No. I don’t know if I believe in that. But it was definitely ‘I could love this man’. And maybe I already do.”
Roseanne Barr is joining the celebrity reality show world with her own series on Lifetime, the network announced Monday.
Over the course of 16 half-hour episodes, the comedian will try to run a 40-acre macadamia nut and livestock farm in Hawaii. Her writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and his son Jake will toil alongside her.
“I’m coming back down to earth, and keeping it real,” Barr says in a statement. “They’ve said ‘Roseanne’s nuts’ for years, and now I’m going to make that a reality. I’m all about nuts now, macadamia nuts!”
Lifetime Networks President Nancy Dubuc adds, “Roseanne Barr is an undeniable force of nature and the idea of following her in this unique premise excited us from the get-go. Roseanne is funny and brutally-honest, and our audience will relate to her decision to go on this adventure and create an entirely new life for herself. We are thrilled she will make her long-awaited return to television on Lifetime.”
The series will premiere on Lifetime this year.
Barr is best known for her hit ABC sitcom Roseanne which ran from 1988-1997. She also hosted a short-lived talk show, The Roseanne Show in the late ’90s and was recently seen in a Super Bowl commercial for Snickers candy bars.
“Jersey Shore” cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has pleaded not guilty to an aggravated assault charge in New Jersey.
The charge stems from a Sept. 4, 2009, fight outside a Seaside Heights nightclub in which Ortiz-Magro knocked another man unconscious.
The fight was shown during an episode of the first season of the popular MTV reality show.
Ortiz-Magro was arraigned on the charge…