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Celebrities settle phone hacking claims

LONDON — Former footballer Paul Gascoigne and comic actor Steve Coogan were among high-profile British figures paid damages Wednesday by Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper group over phone hacking. Coogan settled his claim for £40,000 ($63,000, 48,000 euros), while Ex-England star Gascoigne received £68,000, judge Geoffrey Vos was told at a High…

Bamboo Reviews: Hamlet 2

Spoilers! Spoilers! It’s tempting to compare “Hamlet 2″ to the sublimely ridiculous “Tropic Thunder”. Both movies have Steve Coogan in them. Both rely heavily on actors who can really bring it to realize some pretty extreme characters (Coogan in “H2″, Downey in “TT”). Both basically tell the easily offended, to…