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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 […]

PROMOS FOR U.K. LESBIAN REALITY SHOW TO BE INVESTIGATED

June 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British TV regulator OFCOM is investigating complaints about promos for a new Channel 5 reality series set in a lesbian bar in London’s West End, the London Sun reported today (Thursday). The newspaper said that the promos for Candy Bar Girls “featured close-up images suggesting sexual activity.” In one, for example, a woman is seen […]

MOVIE THEATER PREPARES FOR LOST MARATHON

August 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A London movie theater is planning to screen all 121 episodes of Lost back-to-back beginning at 10:00 a.m. on September 13. The London Sun reports that paramedics will be on hand for anyone who “loses it” over the 80 hours. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse issued a statement to all those planning on […]

NEWS CORP RIDES “AVATAR’S” WAVE

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Avatar has proved to be as valuable for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp as those fictional Pandoran minerals appear to be in the movie. Third-quarter revenue from the movie (which opened in the previous quarter) helped push operating profit for the company’s film unit to $497 million, up 76 percent from $282 million during the same […]