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MURDOCH’S TO TESTIFY UNDER OATH ABOUT HACKERGATE

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Brian Leveson, the English judge who will head the inquiry into phone hacking, is expected to call Rupert Murdoch and his son James to testify under oath about their knowledge of the activity at News of the World, the London Daily Telegraph reported today (Tuesday), citing no sources. He is also expected to call Prime […]

NO REVIEWS FOR SPY KIDS 4

August 19, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World was not screened for U.S. critics. It was screened for British critics, however, and their unanimously negative reviews may explain why it was not for their American cousins. Typical is the one appearing in the London Daily Telegraph, which begins: “Robert Rodriguez’s children’s films […]

FIRST REVIEW: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Daily Telegraph has jumped the gun with a review of the final Harry Potter movie, Deathly Hallows, Part 2. It is written not by one of the newspaper’s regular film critics, who would have been barred from doing so by agreeing tacitly to a review embargo until the movie premieres in London on Thursday, […]

PRIVATE HOSPITALS CLEARED TO ADVERTISE ABORTIONS ON U.K. TV

July 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Britain’s Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice has drawn up recommendations, which if implemented would allow private hospitals in the U.K. to advertise abortion services. Previously only non-profit hospitals were permitted to do so. The only one that did, a clinic operated by the charity Marie Stopes International, drew 4,500 complaints last year to the Advertising […]

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 […]

COULSON RESIGNS AS U.K. PRIME MINISTER’S SPOKESMAN AMID GROWING SCANDAL

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Coulson has resigned as British Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications amid new allegations that reporters at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World London tabloid were routinely hacking into the voicemail of celebrities and politicians while Coulson was the editor. Coulson has repeatedly denied that he was aware of the activity, despite claims […]

ROGER RABBIT SEQUEL PERPLEXES BOB HOSKINS

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he has agreed to reprise his role in Robert Zemeckis’s planned sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Bob Hoskins has expressed his reservations about what he says is Zemeckis’s intention to use “performance capture” animation for the human characters. In an interview with today’s (Wednesday) London Daily Telegraph, Hoskins said, “The format they want […]