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Articles Tagged 'Rupert Murdoch'

Russell Brand

It’s War! Russell Brand Feuds with Rupert Murdoch

Russell Brand either doesn’t know his Mark Twain or has chosen to ignore it. The author of Tom Sawyer and other classic books famously said, “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” The British comic has done just that, starting a quarrel in print with the press baron Rupert Murdoch. The Get Him to the Greek star is livid […]


Rupert Murdoch Calls British Hacking Victims ‘Scumbag Celebrities’

Who needs News of the World when you have Twitter? Perhaps that’s the way Rupert Murdoch looks at things, since the hacking scandal forced his company News International to close the British tabloid last year. Twitter apparently gives the world’s most famous yellow journalist the thrill of writing what are, in essence, provocative 140-character headlines, […]

Royal Roundup: Murdoch Tabloid Hired Private Eye to Spy on William

The News of the World hired a former policeman to covertly track more than 100 people, including Prince William and others connected to the royal family. Speaking to BBC Newsnight, the ex-police investigator, Derek Webb, described how he was able to evade royal security. “They didn’t rumble me. They had no idea,” said Webb, who claimed his […]

FBI Investigating Alleged Hacking of Jude Law’s Cell Phone

Actor Jude Law‘s accusation that the News of the World hacked his cell phone is, on its face, similar to the thousands of other alleged privacy violations that have emerged throughout the ongoing hacking scandal. But for Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corporation, there’s one important difference: Law claims that his mobile phone was hacked in the […]

LIVE: Commons Debate on Phone-Hacking Rages on After Cameron Speaks

Yesterday, Rupert and James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks faced both tough questions and shaving cream-wielding assailants. No foam pies have been thrown today, but the drama has continued as British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement before Commons about the News of the World phone-hacking scandal that has dogged him in recent days. […]

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Apr. 8): News International Apologizes to Hacked Celebrities

A tarnished tabloid and a high-stakes horse race are both trending on Twitter in the UK today. News International Rupert Murdoch‘s News International, which publishes The News of the World, is admitting liability and offering an “unreserved apology” to celebrities, including actress Sienna Miller, whose phones were hacked by the newspaper. The company will likely […]