“Lost” found free on the Net

Missed the latest episode of "Lost"? Now you can watch it live online, without shelling out for a download from iTunes.

ABC went live this week with a new service that offers streamed versions of four television shows–"Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Alias" and "Commander in Chief"–on the Web, complete with nonskippable commercial breaks.

The program is, for now,, just a two-month trial–one that happens to coincide with May sweeps). Bloggers were generally pleased with the video quality and ease of use. Could offering television online finally be the way to beat file sharing?

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~ I hope it’s in good quality.


Snoop Dogg in custody after London airport fracas

Snoop Dogg is one of rap’s biggest stars.

LONDON, England (Reuters) — American rapper Snoop Dogg was in police custody on Thursday after being arrested with five other men following a disturbance at London’s Heathrow airport, a police source said.

The 34-year-old star, a former member of the notorious Los Angeles Crips gang, was held after a fight broke out when police were escorting him and his entourage out of the airport on Wednesday evening.

Scotland Yard said seven police suffered minor injuries, including a fractured hand, after they were called to the airport at around 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) to deal with a disturbance involving some 30 people in a British Airways business lounge.

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