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CONTROVERSIAL HITCHCOCK BIOPIC IN WORKS

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC plans to air a movie based on Tippi Hedren’s account of her relationship with Alfred Hitchcock when she was “discovered” by him to portray the lead character in the 1962 movie The Birds. Among other things, she has claimed that she had to rebuff Hitchcock’s sexual advances during the making of that film […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

JUDE LAW SUES MURDOCH’S TABLOID FOR HACKING HIS VOICEMAIL

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British actor Jude Law has become the latest high-profile figure to file an invasion of privacy lawsuit against News International, the umbrella group for Rupert Murdoch’s news operations in the U.K., after receiving evidence from Scotland Yard that his voicemail had been hacked by a private detective working for the Sunday tabloid News of the […]

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 […]

HACKERGATE SCANDAL ESCALATES; MURDOCH FLIES TO U.K.

January 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Stung by charges that it failed to fully investigate charges of widespread eavesdropping on the voicemail of celebrities and politicians by reporters for Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World, Scotland Yard announced today (Thursday) that it had launched a new investigation of the charges. Reports of the new investigation came as News International, […]

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