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Director Alain Gomis films one man’s dying day

What goes on inside the head of a man who knows he has only 24 hours to live? Franco-Senegalese director Alain Gomis takes viewers through this final day in his new movie “Aujourd’hui” (Today). American actor, singer and poet Saul Williams plays the lead role in the movie, which wrapped…

Palin biopic now showing in theater not so near you

ORANGE, California (Reuters) – “The Undefeated,” a flattering documentary about Sarah Palin’s rise in American politics, opened in a handful of U.S. movie theaters on Friday, drawing die-hard fans of the Tea Party favorite from far away. Distributors put the film in just 10 AMC theaters nationwide, mostly in reliably…

“We are sorry” says News Corp boss Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch issued a public apology on Saturday for the phone hacking row, as two of his top executives resigned over the crisis that has engulfed his media empire. The News Corp chief finally abandoned his attempts to protect Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the scandal-hit News of the World,…

Murdoch fallout spreads: Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton resigns

Les Hinton, the chief operating officer of Dow Jones, which publishes The Wall Street Journal, is resigning, the newspaper’s website said late Friday. Word of Hinton’s resignation comes amid an unprecedented wave of scandals that has rocked News Corporation’s British newspaper holdings, forcing the resignation of News International CEO Rebekah Brooks…

Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis expected to sell for $25 million

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – A Gustav Klimt landscape stolen by the Nazis and recently restituted to the heirs of its Austrian owner is expected to sell for more than $25 million at auction this Autumn, Sotheby’s said on Friday. Klimt’s “Litzberg on the Attersee” is being sold by Georges…

Chemical industry hooked on TV show “Breaking Bad”

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Watching the success of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” has been a guilty pleasure for the chemical industry. It is a show that likes to wow audiences by explaining to them how a battery can be jury rigged with potassium hydroxide and spare change, and how hydrofluoric acid…

Attorney General Holder formally announces News Corp. probe

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Department of Justice would launch an investigation of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire at News Corporation, to determine if anyone at the company attempted to spy on or bribe American citizens or officials. “There have been members of Congress in the United States…

Palin film, ‘The Undefeated’ debuts Friday in some U.S. theaters

A documentary portraying the political story of Sarah Palin debuts Friday in a handful of US theaters, as the right-wing conservative darling remains on the fence about whether she’ll enter the 2012 presidential race. “The Undefeated,” directed by Stephen Bannon, describes Palin through interviews with her admirers and supporters, according…

Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks resigns amid furor

Rebekah Brooks, the embattled chief executive of media baron Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operation, finally resigned on Friday after days of fierce pressure over the phone hacking scandal. The flame-haired Brooks, 43, a former editor of the scandal-shut News of the World tabloid, told staff that she felt a “deep…

Murdoch could be compelled to sell off British newspapers

Rupert Murdoch built his vast fortune selling newspapers, expanding a single daily in his native Australia into a media and entertainment empire that spans the globe. But the phone-hacking scandal in Britain which led to the shock closure of the News of the World is raising the once-unthinkable possibility of a News…

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