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HUGH GRANT TESTIFIES AT U.K. HACKING INQUIRY

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant on Monday implicated another British tabloid in the telephone hacking scandal that has until now focused on the now-defunct Rupert Murdoch tabloid News of the World. In an appearance before the Leveson inquiry into the scandal, Grant hit out at a story published by The Mail on Sunday that claimed that his relationship […]

PIERS MORGAN GOES ON THE ATTACK

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan took to Twitter on Wednesday to denounce those who have accused him of authorizing telephone hacking and using other illegal methods to obtain stories while he was editor of London’s News of the World and the Daily Mail. Calling his critics “liars, druggie ex-bankrupts, and con-men,” Morgan maintained in a statement, “I have […]

WHY WAS CHERYL COLE FIRED — AND WHO DID IT?

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A week after it was reported that Cheryl Cole had been dropped from the U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, neither the Fox TV network nor the producers — nor Cole herself — has yet to issue a statement about her dismissal, and while the tabloid press has been pointing a lot of […]

CELEBRITIES GAIN MORE PRIVACY RIGHTS IN U.K.

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lowering the privacy bar for celebrities in the U.K., a British judge has forbidden a woman to sell “intimate photographs” that she had taken of an unnamed married TV star, ruling that the woman owed the man “a duty of confidence” and that publication of the photographs would be damaging to the health of the […]

U.K. REGULATOR OFCOM SCORES THE DAILY MAIL

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an unprecedented ruling on Wednesday, OFCOM, Britain’s television regulator, reprimanded the Daily Mail, which had spearheaded a drive to censure ITV’s The X Factor for a dance routine presented during last December’s season finale. The newspaper had published photos taken during the performance, which featured Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, stating editorially, “Critics called on […]

COWELL TO LEAVE U.K.’S THE X FACTOR

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell will not be crisscrossing the Atlantic to appear on the judging panel of both the U.S. and U.K. versions of The X Factor but will instead remain stateside during the talent show’s American launch, the London Daily Mail reported today (Tuesday), citing an ITV insider. The newspaper said that Cowell was responding to […]

MURDOCH’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL: THE PLOT WIDENS

February 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The persistent claim by Scotland Yard that its evidence showed that only one reporter at Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World, working with a private detective, had engaged in hacking the voicemails of British celebrities and politicians appeared to fall apart Thursday when it was disclosed that the police agency had handed over […]

U.K.’S ITV EXPECTS WORLD CUP TO LIFT REVENUE 25%

May 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ITV, Britain’s leading commercial broadcaster, is predicting that its coverage of the World Cup will lift its advertising revenue by 25 percent in June and July. According to the London Daily Mail, ITV executives are hoping that ad revenue will be boosted even further if England makes it into the quarter finals and beyond. ITV […]

U.K. DEPARTMENT STORE AD GOES VIRAL

April 30, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

A 90-second ad for the British department-store chain John Lewis has “gone viral” on YouTube, attracting more than 150,000 viewers this week. The ad, said to have cost nearly $10 million to produce, uses CGI to seamlessly move a woman through all the phases of her life from birth to childhood to adolescence to marriage […]