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Angelina Jolie may testify in News Corp phone hacking case

Actor could be witness in stunt double’s legal action Angelina Jolie may be called to give evidence in a phone hacking legal action in the United States, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter. The possibility emerged in the latest hearing in a case launched in California against News…

News Corp.’s Murdoch and wife file for divorce

News Corporation boss cites irretrievable breakdown in marriage in divorce filing from woman seen as key player in media empire News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng Murdoch, the mother of his two youngest children and a woman seen as a key player in…

James Murdoch steps down from News International amid hacking scandal

James Murdoch, son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has resigned his post as the top executive in charge of News International, the British publishing arm of News Corporation, according to The Associated Press. Murdoch had been embroiled in an increasingly heated hacking scandal after several News International properties were…

Murdoch staff arrested, office searched in probe

Detectives on Saturday searched the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun and arrested four journalists and a policeman in a widening probe into the bribing of police for information. The development finally drags Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper into the turmoil at Murdoch’s empire, after its stablemate the News of the World was shut down in disgrace in July…

Eric Boehlert calls out media for failing to cover SOPA

Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert appeared Monday on The Young Turks to discuss the fact that the highly controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was absent from mainstream television news coverage. Major media outlets, including ABC, CBS, Comcast/NBC, Viacom, News Corporation and Time Warner, support the legislation. It would allow authorities…

Hackers targeted former British prime minister’s emails: report

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was the target of hackers who gained access to his personal email account while he was still finance minister, a British newspaper reported on Monday. London’s Scotland Yard are investigating whether newspapers owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch had employed private investigators to…

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