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Sex abuse scandal ‘worst BBC crisis in 50 years’

Unfolding claims of sexual abuse against late BBC star Jimmy Savile have plunged Britain’s national broadcaster into its biggest crisis for 50 years, a senior reporter has warned. Veteran BBC foreign editor John Simpson explained in an interview to be aired Monday that the scandal had left the broadcaster in…

Murdoch aims to buy the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune

Two US newspapers, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, are reporting that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is gearing up to acquire them. The titles are currently owned by the debt-laden Tribune Company, which is likely to end up in the hands of two investment firms and a bank…

Middle school turns out chess champions in ‘Brooklyn Castle’

Chess team members from I.S. 318 in Brooklyn play on the train. Chess teams from this school are consistently the most-winning ones in the nation.(Courtesy of Producers Distribution Agency) Is chess cool? In my day, being in the school chess club was about as hip as being on the audiovisual…

How America’s funny women fought hard for their place in the spotlight

America now has many famous female comics. But it has been a 60-year struggle, a book reveals When American magazine journalist Yael Kohen went looking for a book on the history of female comedians, she was stunned to discover that almost nothing had been written on the subject. “There were…

Roger Ailes to stay as head of Fox News for four more years

Creator of the infamously ‘fair and balanced’ network signs a new contract that will keep him at the helm until 2016 Roger Ailes has signed a new contract with Fox News which will keep him in charge of the channel for the next four years, News Corp announced on Friday.…

Alleged Alec Baldwin stalker says Facebook could clear her

Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin said she has been unable to obtain records of her Facebook conversations with American actor Alec Baldwin that would help clear her of stalking charges. “I will appear before a New York jury (on November 27) without my evidence. I wonder what my chances are of…

Gangnam fever ‘just the beginning’ for new Korean entertainment wave

The phenomenal success of “Gangnam Style” is just the start of a new surge of attention for Korean entertainment, according to the man responsible for some of South Korea’s biggest films. “When you look at Korean music or Korean films they are very Hollywood-like in terms of production standards,” said…

TV show fooled by celebrity sperm bank hoax

LONDON — Television network ITV issued a humiliating apology after daytime hit show This Morning was fooled into running a feature on a hoax celebrity sperm bank. The programme carried an interview with self-styled businessman Dan Richards, who said his company would match up women with donors including professional sportsmen…

Google threatens to ban French media if pay-for-content law enacted

PARIS (AFP) – Google has threatened to exclude French media sites from its search results if France implements a proposed law forcing search engines to pay for content, according to a letter obtained by AFP. The letter sent by Google to several ministerial offices this month said it “cannot accept”…

Newsweek drops print edition

Venerable US magazine Newsweek announced Thursday its last print edition would be December 31, saying it would turn all-digital to cut costs in an increasingly challenging media environment. “We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it,” wrote Tina Brown, editor-in-chief and founder of the online Newsweek Daily Beast Company,…

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