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HUGH GRANT LEARNS ABOUT MURDOCH’S REACTION TO HIS ARREST

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch was furious when his London tabloids published a story on their front pages in 1995 about Hugh Grant’s arrest for lewd conduct in a public place with prostitute Divine Brown, according to Paul McMullan, a former reporter for Murdoch’s News of the World. Wearing a hidden microphone, Grant interviewed McMullan […]

MURDOCH NEWS GROUP ADMITS PHONE HACKING

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an extraordinary about-face, Rupert Murdoch’s News International — the umbrella group for his British news operations — has admitted that reporters for its Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, hacked into the voicemails of at least eight celebrities and politicians who are suing the paper. The admission reverses its previous stance that the […]

ATTENBOROUGH SCORES BBC, DEFENDS IT

January 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

David Attenborough, who created and hosted some of the BBC’s most lauded nature documentaries, including Life and Planet Earth, and has spent 50 years with the BBC in various capacities, including director of programming in the early ’70s, has sharply criticized the British public broadcaster. It has “strayed from the straight and narrow,” he said […]