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HUGH GRANT SETTLES HACKING LAWSUIT

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant has settled his telephone-hacking lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s News International for an undisclosed “substantial sum” and said that he will donate the money to the Hacked Off campaign, which demands tougher press regulation. Grant had sued News International, the British publishing unit of Murdoch’s News Corp, after being informed by Scotland Yard that […]

WALKING DEAD WALKS BACK TO DISH NETWORK

October 22, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

AMC and its Cablevision sibling networks will be returning to the DISH satellite network following the settlement of a breach-of-contract lawsuit by Cablevision against DISH over the now-defunct Voom HD service. Cablevision had sued DISH for more than $2.5 billion after DISH dropped the service. The settlement calls for DISH to pay Cablevision $700 million […]

PEACE IN THE FAMILY; FOURTH-SEASON PRODUCTION BEGINS

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Production on the fourth season of Modern Family was due to get underway this morning (Monday) following word that 20th Century Fox Television and the six adult cast members had resolved their salary dispute. News reports also indicated that the cast members, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia […]

APPARENT VICTORY FOR DIRECTV IN ITS DISPUTE WITH VIACOM

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It appeared today (Friday) that the week-long carriage dispute between Viacom and DirecTV has ended in a victory for the latter. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed, but DirecTV exec Derek Chang, who has acted as spokesman for the home-satellite company, issued a statement that chastised Viacom for removing its channels “to try […]

REPORT: NEWS CORP NEARS BIG SETTLEMENT WITH U.K. SINGER

February 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The manager of British singer Charlotte Church has denied a Financial Times report that she has settled her invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against News International, the parent of the now-defunct News of the World for £500,000 (about $750,000). Of six “test” cases related to the NoW‘s voicemail hacking scandal due to go to trial on Monday, Church’s […]

MICHAEL MOORE REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH WEINSTEINS

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has agreed to a settlement offer from The Weinstein Co. a month before his multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the company over alleged accounting irregularities was to go to trial, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Thursday), citing recently filed court documents. Moore had hired an outside accounting firm to conduct an audit of […]

GLOBES TRIAL ENDS

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Testimony ended on Tuesday in the contentious court battle between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions, the longtime producer of the HFPA’s Golden Globes Awards on NBC. In its lawsuit against DCP, the HFPA contends that the production company did not have its approval to negotiate a new contract with NBC and […]

NEWS CORP SETS ASIDE $155 MILLION FOR HACKING SETTLEMENTS

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

News International, the unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp that oversees his British news operations, has reportedly added £80 million ($124 million) to the kitty it had set up to settle invasion-of-privacy lawsuits arising from telephone hacking conducted by reporters and private investigators working for the now-defunct tabloid News of the World. The legal fund […]

WARNER BROS. SETTLES TATTOO ARTIST’S LAWSUIT

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. said on Monday that it had “amicably resolved” — i.e., settled — tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill’s lawsuit for using the tattoo he had created for Mike Tyson on Ed Helms’s face in The Hangover II. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The studio had recently announced that it had decided to […]

ACTRESS WANTS MORE THAN MONEY FROM NEWS CORP

May 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a widely predicted legal maneuver, lawyers for Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday tabloid News of the World have sought to quash an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought against it by actress Sienna Miller. Appearing in a London court on Thursday the lawyers argued that the newspaper has already admitted liability for hacking into her voicemail, has apologized, and […]

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