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ELISABETH MURDOCH CHALLENGES BROTHER JAMES IN EDINBURGH ADDRESS (Updated)

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a speech that suddenly — and surprisingly — seemed to lift her ahead of her brothers as the heir apparent within the News Corp media empire, Elisabeth Murdoch said on Friday that in the aftermath of the telephone hacking and bribery scandals affecting the company’s British newspapers, the organization needs to “discuss, affirm and […]

MURDOCH CLAN FIGHTING OVER HACKING SCANDAL

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A rift has developed in Rupert Murdoch’s family over the handling of the News of the World telephone hacking scandal. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that Elisabeth Murdoch walked out of a meeting of the Murdoch clan in London in July as her father and brothers James and Lachlan developed their “battle plan.” Meanwhile, […]

ANOTHER DISTRACTION FOR MURDOCH: AMOUNT HE PAID FOR DAUGHTER’S FIRM

August 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Of the $675 million paid by News Corp to acquire Elisabeth Murdoch’s production company, Shine Group, Ms. Murdoch herself pocketed $214 million, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Wednesday), citing News Corp’s annual SEC filing. In addition, $60 million of the sale price was put in escrow to “satisfy any indemnification obligations” should they be […]

MURDOCH’S DAUGHTER WON’T JOIN NEWS CORP BOARD

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth presumably came to the conclusion that News Corp already had more than its fair share of controversy to attend to, given the mounting charges of voicemail hacking and payoffs to police in the U.K. She therefore announced late Friday that it would be “inappropriate” for her to become a member of […]

CHIEF OF MURDOCH’S NEWS INTERNATIONAL QUITS UNDER FIRE

July 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Rupert Murdoch’s efforts to limit the damage to his media empire from the telephone hacking scandal that has engulfed News International, the umbrella group for his British news operations, suffered a new setback today (Friday) when Rebekah Brooks resigned as News International’s CEO. Arriving in London last week, Murdoch immediately met with Brooks, who was […]

BANK ACCUSES MURDOCH OF NEPOTISM

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

New York-based Amalgamated Bank and Illinois-based Central Laborers Pension Fund have filed lawsuits in Delaware Chancery Court charging that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp’s planned $675-million acquisition of Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine television company violates, in the words of the Amalgamated suit, “the entire fairness standard both on the basis of price and process.” Amalgamated is the […]

MURDOCH LASSOS DAUGHTER BACK INTO NEWS CORP

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch has brought his daughter Elisabeth back into the News Corp fold. His media conglomerate announced Tuesday that it had agreed to buy her London-based production company Shine Group in a stock swap worth about $674 million that would give her a seat on the board, where she would join brothers Lachlan and James. […]

ELISABETH MURDOCH MAY SELL HER COMPANY TO HER FATHER’S

January 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It seems like the stuff of an oldtime miniseries: the privileged daughter of a billionaire media mogul, feeling slighted by the father, who grooms his sons to succeed him, strikes out on her own and eventually creates one of the most successful production companies in all of the U.K., only in the end to sell […]

REPORT: ABDUL TO RETURN TO “IDOL” FOR NEXT WEEK’S FINALE

May 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paula Abdul will return to American Idol next Wednesday for the series’ season finale and Simon Cowell’s farewell appearance, People magazine reported over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Monday) that Abdul will become the lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on CBS’s Got to Dance, another dancing talent show […]