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James Murdoch turns on other execs in hacking probe

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – James Murdoch blamed other senior News Corp executives on Thursday for not telling him more about potential evidence of widespread phone-hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid that he oversaw. In a second questioning by British parliamentarians, Murdoch, who is fighting to keep…

Biographer discusses the life of Kurt Vonnegut, ‘a disenchanted American’

(Reuters Life!) – Kurt Vonnegut liked to show visitors the dictionary. “Look me up,” he would say. “Nothing. Now look up Jack Kerouac.” The author of “Cat’s Cradle,” “Slaughterhouse 5,” and “Breakfast of Champions,” who died in 2007, was frustrated by his standing in American letters and felt he was…

GOP debate audience boos CNBC anchor over sexual harassment question

Throughout the campaign season the audiences at Republican presidential debates haven’t been shy about making their opinions known — and Wednesday’s CNBC debate was no exception. CNBC moderator Maria Bartiromo immediately felt the crowd’s wrath as soon as she asked Herman Cain about the sexual harassments allegations against him. “Mr.…

Americans for Prosperity refuse to retract ‘demonstrably false’ blog post

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has refused to retract an article accusing Think Progress reporter Lee Fang of lying to media staff, despite an audio recording that indicates he did not. In an anonymously published blog titled “Lee Fang Lies“, the group said the reporter misrepresented himself at…

Eddie Murphy bows out as Oscar host

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comedian Eddie Murphy bowed out on Wednesday as host of the upcoming Oscars, one day after producer Brett Ratner who had lured Murphy into the role also exited following an uproar over his use of a gay slur. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett…

Sen. Franken delivers impassioned defense of ‘Net Neutrality’

In a U.S. Senate debate Wednesday morning, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) gave an impassioned defense of network neutrality, the principle that mandates Internet service providers (ISPs) treat all Web traffic equally. “Net Neutrality,” as supporters have labeled it, was cemented into law by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010 after…

Report: News Corp. spied on Prince William

LONDON (Reuters) – The News of the World, the now-defunct tabloid at the center of the News Corp phone-hacking scandal, paid a private eye to spy on Prince William and a host of other high-profile people, the BBC said on Tuesday. The report, based on an interview with the detective,…

Darren Aronofsky directs shocking new anti-meth ad campaign

Darren Aronofsky, acclaimed director of Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and Black Swan, has released his latest project: a series of four television ads warning about the dangers of using the street drug methamphetamine. Getting Aronofsky to direct the spots, produced by ad agency Organic, was something of a…

Shake-up sees Murdoch become chair of Australian arm

Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday he will take over as chairman of his Australian arm News Limited with current chairman and chief executive John Hartigan stepping down in a major shake-up at the top. Murdoch, 80, will replace Hartigan in the role with Kim Williams, currently head of Foxtel, a News Corp joint venture that isAustralia’s largest pay television company, taking on…

De Niro could play fraudster Madoff in TV film

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood legend Robert De Niro is lined up to play shamed Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff in a planned US television film about his massive fraud scandal, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The two-time Oscar winner is penciled in to play the Ponzi scheme mastermind in the made-for-TV…

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