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THE BBC FALLS VICTIM TO SCANDAL

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Not even the staid old BBC — “Auntie,” as it’s affectionately known to millions of Britons — is immune from scandal. That fact became conspicuously apparent Sunday when the public broadcaster apologized for breaking its own rules that, it said, were “aimed at protecting our editorial integrity.” The BBC confirmed reports that originally appeared in […]

ROWLING SPLITS WITH AGENT WHO DISCOVERED HER

July 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has terminated her relationship with Christopher Little, the literary agent who discovered her, found a publisher for her first Harry Potter novel, and represented her in the publishing and film businesses ever since. She will henceforth be represented by Little’s former business partner, Neil Blair. A spokesman for Little told […]

WITH THE HANGOVER, AUDIENCES SNUB CRITICS

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The success of The Hangover Part II demonstrates once again how far removed film critics can be from the tastes of the audience. The divergence usually becomes particularly striking in the case of sequels. But today’s (Tuesday) London Independent observed, “While journalists may scoff at a director or producer sticking to a tried and tested […]