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SCHOOL’S OUT; BOX OFFICE BACK IN BUSINESS

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After two back-to-back weekends of sluggish business, the box office is expected to bounce back as schools let out for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period. Three sequels will be making their debuts: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Predictions from box-office pundits are all […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Arthur Conan Doyle would probably not recognize the characters he created if he returned from the grave today, the new Sherlock Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr., and Dr. Watson, played by Jude Law, are likely to keep the coffers of the Doyle estate filled to the brim for some time to come with […]

POTTER WRITER, ACTRESS BLAST PAPARAZZI

November 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

British actress Sienna Miller and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have told the Leveson hearing into U.K. media ethics about how they have been hounded by reporters, photographers and television cameramen, who have intruded on their privacy, and, in Rowling’s case, her children’s as well. Miller, whose romance with Jude Law became fodder for the […]

BRITISH INQUIRY INTO NEWS ETHICS OPENS

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Leveson inquiry into U.K. media ethics that will focus on the telephone hacking scandal that brought down Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World, opened today (Monday) with allegations by the panel’s chief counsel, Robert Jay, that phone hacking became “a thriving cottage industry” at News International, the News Corp subsidiary that oversees […]

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S OPENER

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fernando Meirelles’s 360, starring Jude Law and Rachel Weisz, has been selected to open the 55th annual London Film Festival on October 12, the festival’s organizers announced today (Wednesday). It will be the last festival overseen by artistic director Sandra Hebron, who was named to the post in 2003 and has been part of the […]

INTERNAL COMMITTEE SCORES WALL ST. JOURNAL‘S MURDOCH INTERVIEW

July 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A committee set up by the Wall Street Journal charged with ensuring its editorial integrity following the acquisition of the newspaper by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has criticized the Journal‘s reporters and editors for the way they handled a recent exclusive interview with Murdoch during which he said that company executives had handled the telephone-hacking […]

NEWS CORP SCANDAL HITS U.S. AS WALL ST. JOURNAL CHIEF QUITS

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Les Hinton, CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones news service resigned today (Friday), becoming the first high-profile casualty in America of the continued scandal stemming from allegations of telephone hacking by the now-shuttered News of the World. Hinton had headed News International, the umbrella group for News Corp’s British newspapers, […]

NEWS CORP APOLOGIZES FOR HACKING ACTRESS’S PHONE

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ending a long and persistent battle against Rupert Murdoch’s powerful News Corp, actress Sienna Miller accepted £100,000 (about $160,000) from the corporation and an apology for hacking her voicemail in order to obtain information about her relationship with Jude Law that it published in its Sunday tabloid News of the World. The apology came to […]

JUDGE WANTS TO KNOW IF TOP NEWS CORP EXECS KNEW ABOUT HACKING

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Did executives at the very top level of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp know about the illegal voicemail hacking that was taking place at the company’s London tabloid News of the World? Perhaps Murdoch himself? A judge hearing a number of test invasion-of-privacy cases has said that he will take evidence of possible senior-executive knowledge of […]

BRITISH TV HOST TO SUE NEWS CORP FOR INVASION OF PRIVACY

May 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British television host Ulrika Jonsson is the latest celebrity to announce that she plans to file an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate after receiving evidence from Scotland Yard that her voicemail was hacked by a private detective working for Murdoch’s London Sunday tabloid News of the World. What makes the latest lawsuit especially […]

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