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EX-NEWS OF THE WORLD EDITOR “DETAINED” ON SUSPICION OF PERJURY

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now-defunct News of the World, who went on to become the spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron, has been “detained” by police in Scotland on suspicion of perjury committed in a Scottish court in 2010. (The BBC explained that in Scotland, individuals are detained on suspicion of committing […]

U.K. BUSINESS SECRETARY EXPLAINS HIS “WAR ON MURDOCH” COMMENT

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Britain’s business secretary, Vince Cable, claimed today (Tuesday) that he had heard “veiled threats” that Rupert Murdoch would retaliate if he did not approve Murdoch’s bid to take over complete ownership of BSkyB, the British satellite operator. It was in that context, he indicated in testimony before the Leveson hearing into journalistic ethics, that he […]

MEN IN BLACK WHIPS THE AVENGERS

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After three weeks at the top of the box office, Marvel/Disney’s The Avengers slipped to second place over the Memorial Day holiday, brought down by Sony’s Men in Black 3. Over the four days, MIB3 collected $69.5 million versus $47.2 million for The Avengers, which dropped just 15 percent in its fourth weekend. In a […]

IMAX AIDS MEN IN BLACK

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IMAX helped push Men in Black 3 into respectable territory at the box office over the weekend. While it sold fewer tickets than the two previous MIB flicks, solid attendance at 278 IMAX theaters added $5.3 million to its domestic gross. Overseas, the per-IMAX-theater performance was even greater as the movie grossed $7.3 million on […]

UNIVERSAL SHOWS LOVE TO U.K.’S LOVEFILM

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Amazon’s LoveFilm, which is competing against Netflix in the U.K. to provide low-cost movie rentals online, announced today (Wednesday) that it has struck an exclusive deal with Universal Pictures for dozens of films for its streaming service. The films won’t be available until at least a year after they hit theaters, but subscribers to streaming […]

MEMORIAL DAY RATINGS NOT MEMORABLE

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All of the major television networks with the exception of NBC aired a full slate of reruns on Memorial Day, a day when most Americans traditionally spend more time behind their barbeques than in front of their TV sets. NBC, which ordinarily ranks last among the major networks, wound up with more viewers for its […]

DILLER’S TV SYSTEM FACES COURT TEST ON WEDNESDAY

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A federal court is expected to rule Wednesday on the effort by the nation’s leading broadcast networks to shut down Aereo, a $12-a-month service backed by media entrepreneur Barry Diller that allows users to view network shows any time they wish. Broadcasters claim that the service could hinder their ability to negotiate retransmission-consent agreements with […]

SCHERZINGER BACK ON X FACTOR — IN THE U.K.

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Nicole Scherzinger, who was bounced from the U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor after its first season (she has been replaced by Britney Spears), has been named a “guest judge” on the U.K. version for Wednesday’s audition segment, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Tuesday) on its website. It quoted the show’s Twitter feed […]

MURDOCH CANCELS ANNUAL SOIREE

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One of London’s most lavish social affairs, Rupert Murdoch’s annual summer party at the exclusive Kensington Gardens Orangery, has been called off, the London Daily Telegraph reported today (Tuesday), citing a News Corp spokesman. “The decision could not be a more vivid illustration of how the media tycoon s fortunes have turned during the past […]

MEN IN BLACK 3 DEBUT — GOOD, NOT GREAT

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It may not have been the smash opening that Sony executives were likely hoping for, but when a film debuts with $70 million in ticket sales, it’s hard for anyone to complain. That was the case with the four-day holiday debut of Men in Black 3, which also took in $132 million overseas for a […]

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