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James Murdoch received key hacking email in 2008

LONDON — News International chairman James Murdoch was sent key emails in 2008 showing that phone-hacking was rife at the News of the World tabloid, according to details released by members of the parliament Tuesday. But Murdoch said in a letter to a parliamentary committee that he had not read…

Eddie Murphy to star in biopic on Washington ex-mayor

WASHINGTON — Eddie Murphy is to star in a television film under development by HBO about Washington’s colorful and controversial former mayor Marion Barry, the US cable channel said Tuesday. In an email to AFP, it confirmed a report in The Washington Post that Spike Lee will direct Murphy —…

Fox Business boots atheist for ‘denigrating’ Christ

Fox Business host Eric Bolling invited an atheist to express his views on Christmas Monday — and then promptly kicked him off the show for doing so. Last week, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) asked the Texas town of Athens to remove a nativity scene, claiming that the display…

NOTW probably did not delete Dowler messages: police

The voicemail messages of a murdered British schoolgirl were “most likely” deleted automatically, contradicting a key claim in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, police told the official inquiry. Metropolitan Police lawyer Neil Garnham told the Leveson Inquiryinto the ethics, culture and practices of the British press on Monday that it was conceivable that…

Chelsea Clinton makes debut as TV reporter

After a lifetime of guarding her privacy, Chelsea Clinton made her debut as a reporter on US national television with a feature about a non-profit organization dedicated to poor children in Arkansas. Clinton, 31, appeared poised as she reported the feel-good segment on Annette Dove, a volunteer who takes troubled…

Trump debate still on, says conservative U.S. publisher

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Conservative publisher Newsmax said it is going ahead with a planned December 27 Republican presidential “debate” moderated by Donald Trump and featuring candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, despite controversy generated by one of its star attractions. Christopher Ruddy, the founder and CEO of Newsmax, which…

BuzzFeed nabs political writer in growth push

WASHINGTON — BuzzFeed, a website which has built a cult following with links to oddball videos and offbeat stories, is hiring a star political reporter in a bid to produce more original content and send it viral. Ben Smith, who has been a senior political writer at Politico.com, a site…

Posthumous Winehouse album hits number one

Soul singer Amy Winehouse topped the album charts more than four months after her death, with music lovers buying almost 200,000 copies of the record “Lioness: Hidden Treasures.” The posthumous collection of alternative versions of classics, unreleased tracks and covers hit the number one spot after being released last Monday.…

Frum: Fox News creates an ‘alternative knowledge system’

Conservative columnist David Frum, who was speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, blasted Fox News on Sunday for creating an “alternative knowledge system.” In an article published by New York Magazine in late November, Frum had argued that conservative media like Fox News and talk radio “immerse their audience…

Christian Bale denies his Chinese film is propaganda

BEIJING — Oscar winning actor Christian Bale defended Sunday the upcoming Nanjing Massacre film “The Flowers of War,” by China’s most famous director, Zhang Yimou, as more than an anti-Japanese propaganda film. In the film, the Wales-born star plays an American drifter who becomes the unwitting protector of a group…

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