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Johnny Depp decries the media ‘beast’

Megastar Johnny Depp says he has mostly learned to tame the media “beast” which constantly stalks him — but makes no bones about what he would do if the paparazzi overstepped the mark. And while acknowledging the demands of global fame, the 47-year-old former “enfant terrible” also lamented the “voyeuristic sensationalism” of modern media culture. “I’ve had various relations with paparazzi over the years. Basically, I understand the beast,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star told AFP in an interview. “If I’m either at a premiere or something like that, it’s their gig and they’re going to take photographs. But
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Rolling Stone publishes Lennon’s final interview

Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics — saying they were just interested in “dead heroes” — and talked optimistically about his family and future, musing that he had “plenty of time” to accomplish some of his life goals. Lennon’s final interview was released to The Associated Press by Rolling Stone on Wednesday, the 30th anniversary of the musician’s death. The issue using the full interview will be on magazine stands on Friday. While brief excerpts of Jonathan Cott’s interview with Lennon were released for a 1980 Rolling Stone cover story days after Lennon’s
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Doh! HIV positive porn actor now advocates condoms

An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV says he now wishes he had known more about the risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in the industry and is calling for mandatory condom use in porn films. Derrick Burts, 24, identified himself to the Los Angeles Times as the performer who tested positive at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation in Sherman Oaks in October. He had previously been known as Patient Zeta. Burts, who performed in straight films as Cameron Reid and gay films as Derek Chambers, described the panicked call he got from clinic staff on Oct.
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WikiLeaks founder is in jail but the leaks continue

WikiLeaks published a new set of cables Wednesday, and in a defiant message posted online the secret-spilling website promised that the leaks would keep on flowing despite the arrest and jailing of its founder on sex allegations. WikiLeaks is under pressure on many fronts: its editor-in-chief Julian Assange is in prison fighting extradition to Sweden. Nearly simultaneous moves by credit card companies Visa and MasterCard to stop processing donations to the website have impaired its ability to raise money, and mysterious cyberattacks have periodically crippled its servers. In a message published to Twitter on Wednesday, spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson shrugged off
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