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article imageTopFinds: Russell Brand-BBC interview goes viral, asteroid scare

By David Silverberg     Oct 26, 2013 in Internet
Watch how actor Russell Brand handles an interview with a BBC presenter. An asteroid nearly missed hitting Earth. Read about a blind Digital Journalist who doesn't let his disability crush his dreams. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists covered breaking updates on overseas news, important environment features, posts on the latest movie trailers and much more.
We also highlight some of the major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on our news network, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site. We wanted to include this feature to let you know the topics people want to read about on Digital Journal.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

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Top Digital Journal Reports

Anonymous activists 'target' one of their own (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Justin King
John Fairhurst, a known activist within the Anonymous collective, became the well-meaning target of an Anonymous project when he attempted to sell his motorcycle this week.
Blindness doesn't stop Robert Kingett from becoming a Digital Journalist (Includes interview) by David Silverberg
His school didn't have a newspaper so he created one. His journalistic reportage tackles the oft-neglected stories on disabilities. Welcome to the world of Robert Kingett, a blind Digital Journalist whose reporting aims to educate and inspire.
Digital Journalist Robert Kingett
Digital Journalist Robert Kingett
Courtesy Robert Kingett
A one-of-a-kind artist brings ballet to the people (Includes interview) by W. Mark Dendy
Ron Cunningham is a truly inspirational artist. His canvas is limited only by the size of his stage, and his brushes are people moving to the rhythm of the music vivifying a tale.
And this gifted man showed me that ballet is for everyone.
Review: Celine Dion back with new single 'Loved Me Back to Life' (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Grammy-winning singer Celine Dion is back with her latest single "Loved Me Back To Life," the title cut of her upcoming studio album.
Review: Jared Leto from Thirty Seconds to Mars shines on 'City of Angels' (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Thirty Seconds to Mars' latest single "City of Angels" is already a Top 10 hit at alternative radio. It is the fourth track on their fourth studio album, "Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams."

Top Images

Typical Havana classic cars stationed near the Ministry of Informatics and Communications offer taxi...
Typical Havana classic cars stationed near the Ministry of Informatics and Communications offer taxi services to tourists visiting Revolution Square.
Pitsford water park
Pitsford water park
Ministry of Interior building in Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square)  Havana  Cuba. The lege...
Ministry of Interior building in Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square), Havana, Cuba. The legend below Che Guevara's image says: "Hasta la Victoria, Siempre" (Until Victory, Always).
Plein air painting is to paint a picture all at once without stopping  not allowing the paint to dry...
Plein air painting is to paint a picture all at once without stopping, not allowing the paint to dry. Well-experience with water colors, artist Kathryn Lewis has dedicated herself to painting with oil paints for the past four years.
José Martí Memorial in Revolution Square  Havana. The star-shaped obelisk has an observation deck ...
José Martí Memorial in Revolution Square, Havana. The star-shaped obelisk has an observation deck on the top floor. At the foot of the tower is the statue of José Martí, the "apostol of Cuban Independence".

In the Media

Russell Brand's powerhouse performance with Paxman on Newsnight by Mathew Wace Peck
Russell Brand gave an incredible powerhouse performance last night, during an eleven-minute interview with Jeremy Paxman on the BBC's flagship news programme.
They thought their babies weren't theirs and DNA tests confirm it by Eric Morales
Two Argentine women happen to meet each other at their babies first check up to only realize that their children are not theirs.
High-risk sex offender who fled Canada arrested in Seattle by Arthur Weinreb
Michael Stanley, a registered sex offender who fled Canada and went to the U.S., has been arrested in Seattle and faces charges of sexual assault and harassment.
The remarkable world of Sam Berns, progeria child by Nancy Houser
Last night on HBO was the show, "Life According to Sam," an HBO documentary about Sam Berns. Age 13 going on 90, Sam is a high-achieving 16-year-old high-school student who was born with progeria---a rare genetic disease that rapidly ages young children.
Op-Ed: Still proud to be an American by W. Mark Dendy
All the bickering, backstabbing, and bushwhacking going on up on Capitol Hill has bothered me more than ever before. Maybe it is my age.
Op-Ed: Amid SeaWorld's silence, Blackfish premieres tonight on CNN by Elizabeth Batt
A week-long series of specials about orcas in captivity culminates tonight with the premiere of Blackfish on CNN. Gabriela Cowperthwaite's damning documentary focuses on Tilikum, SeaWorld's prime bull orca.
Jeff Ventre and Sam Berg -- two former SeaWorld trainers  take the movie Blackfish to the home of Ti...
Jeff Ventre and Sam Berg -- two former SeaWorld trainers, take the movie Blackfish to the home of Tilikum.
Voice of the Orcas
Asteroid narrowly misses the Earth by Tim Sandle
An asteroid has "narrowly" missed the planet, coming within 4.2 million miles. The incident happened in September but has only now been announced due to the U.S. government shutdown.
Scuba divers pitted against lionfish in a eco-gladiator battle by W. Mark Dendy
Gladiators had lions to contend with during the “blood sport” games in Ancient Rome. And when you think scuba divers, a sort of modern-day gladiator, you probably think of them contending with sharks, the “Jaws” that rule the ocean waters.
Video: Cats stealing dogs' beds compilation goes viral by Richard Milnes
A compilation of YouTube videos appears to show that cats stealing dogs' beds has become a problem. In the videos dogs can be seen adopting a variety of tactics in order to regain their bed from the offending cats.
Hot video: Ohio State Marching Band's tribute to Michael Jackson by David Silverberg
The YouTube video everyone will be talking about Monday is Ohio State Marching Band's amazingly executed tribute to Michael Jackson. At one point, the band aligns in formations resembling Jackon and his signature dance moves.
Video: Jason Statham movie 'Homefront' 1st Red Band trailer by Can Tran
The first Red Band trailer has been released for "Homefront" which stars Jason Statham and James Franco. The movie hits theaters in November.
Screenshot of the movie  Homefront  with Jason Statham (left)  James Franco (center)  and Winona Ryd...
Screenshot of the movie "Homefront" with Jason Statham (left), James Franco (center), and Winona Ryder (right).
Video: 'That Awkward Moment' NSFW Red Band trailer by Can Tran
A "Not Safe For Work" (NSFW) Red Band trailer has been released for the romantic comedy called "That Awkward Moment" which hits theaters January 31, 2014.
'Easiness of girls by country' rated on interactive map by Brett Wilkins
A controversial interactive map that claims to show how easy it is to "bang" women in nearly every nation on earth has gone viral.
Renewables now provide Scotland with 40% of its power by Dawn Denmar
Renewable energy sources now provide Scotland with 40 percent of its electricity. Despite the fact much of Scotland is closer to the Arctic Circle than London, wind, solar and tidal energies are utilized to best effect and have slashed carbon emissions.

Power Users

  1. Anne Sewell
  2. Tim Sandle
  3. Justin King
  4. Markos Papadatos
  5. Neema Tele
  6. Alexander Baron
  7. W. Mark Dendy
  8. Ken Hanly
  9. Dawn Denmar
  10. Can Tran
  11. Mathew Wace Peck
  12. Layne Weiss
  13. Igor I. Solar
  14. Owen Weldon
  15. William M. Schmalfeldt
  16. Brett Wilkins
  17. Paul Iddon
  18. Andrew Ellis
  19. Nancy Houser
  20. Arthur Weinreb
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