WATCH: Rupert Murdoch ‘Attacked’ With Shaving Foam During Hearing

2nd UPDATE: Rebekah Brooks is now being questioned, and yes, her ginger curls are as luxuriously teased-out as ever.

UPDATE: Rebekah Brooks has yet to be questioned, but today’s hearing took a turn towards the bizarre when a man attacked Rupert Murdoch with a plate filled with shaving foam. Murdoch’s wife, Wendi, came to her husband’s defense, wailing on the assailant with an open hand.

The hearing was suspended for a few moments, before resuming. The Murdochs are back on the stand, but Rupert looks a little worse for the wear.

Here’s the before-the-foam-pie shot:

James and Rupert Murdoch

There’s a quite gripping drama happening across the pond, and it’s not written by Steven Moffat.

News International mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son, James Murdoch, are facing some tough questions from the Commons culture committee in the UK parliament about their company’s role in the massive phone-hacking scandal.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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