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Rumor Mill: Rupert Murdoch’s Ex Dating Putin

Wendi Deng said to be 'serious' about Russian leader, per very loose rumor

(Newser) - It's maybe not the "who's dating who" news any of us expected this week, but it certainly is the most … interesting. Per Us Weekly , whispers are circulating that Wendi Deng, the ex-wife of News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch, has a new beau who enjoys shirtless horseback... More »

Rupert Murdoch Weds Jerry Hall

One of his first acts as a newlywed: tweeting about Trump

(Newser) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model-actress Jerry Hall have married in London, the AP reports. They were photographed emerging with smiles Friday from Spencer House, an 18th-century aristocratic palace in central London. Murdoch's News UK confirmed Murdoch and Hall, who announced their engagement in January, had married. Murdoch and... More »

Fox News 'Finished With Rubio'

'New York' says Roger Ailes and network have lost faith

(Newser) - "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore." That's what Fox CEO Roger Ailes recently told a host at the network he leads, or so reports Gabriel Sherman for New York . Until now, according to Sherman, Marco Rubio has enjoyed support from Fox, including softball interviews, "... More »

Rupert Murdoch Engaged to Jerry Hall

Tycoon, 84, had whirlwind romance with Jagger ex

(Newser) - Looks like there's still some life in the 84-year-old media tycoon the Brits know as the "Dirty Digger." Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to 59-year-old former supermodel Jerry Hall in a discreet advertisement in the Times, reports the Guardian , which notes that the ad would have cost... More »

Murdoch Sorry About 'Real Black President' Dig

Initial tweet was in support of Ben Carson

(Newser) - Sounds like President Obama just isn't black enough for Rupert Murdoch. "Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide? And much else," the media tycoon tweeted Wednesday night. The 84-year-old Fox News owner's suggestion that Obama,... More »

Murdoch to Resign as Fox CEO: Report

Title to go to his son, James, amid shuffle

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch may be stepping down as CEO of 21st Century Fox. Murdoch, 84, is expected to pass the role to his son, James, later this year or in early 2016, reports CNBC , citing "numerous sources close to the Murdoch family." James Murdoch, 42, will reportedly work in... More »

US Drops News Corp Phone-Hacking Inquiry

Feds were investigating possible bribes by journalists

(Newser) - In the UK, the inquiry centered on News Corp's phone hacking has resulted in prosecutions—but in the US, it looks like Rupert Murdoch's company is off the hook. The US has announced that it won't prosecute News Corp, the BBC reports. Federal investigators had eyed News... More »

No More Topless Girls on Page 3 of the Sun

British tabloid drops controversial tradition, in print at least

(Newser) - For some 44 years, British tabloid the Sun has featured topless female models on its third page in a controversial tradition known as the "Page 3 girls." But no more: Though the Sun itself has not confirmed the change, another newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch, the Times , reports... More »

JK Rowling, Aziz Ansari Troll Murdoch Over Islam Tweets

Rupert's response to Paris terror attacks not well-received

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's thoughts on Muslim people made him very unpopular this weekend with JK Rowling and Aziz Ansari, Salon reports:
  • It started when Murdoch responded to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks by tweeting , "Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they
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Clooney Flick Takes on UK Phone Hacking

Actor will direct adaptation of Nick Davies' 'Hack Attack'

(Newser) - George Clooney will put his stamp on the British phone-hacking scandal, directing an adaptation of Nick Davies' book Hack Attack for Sony. The book is the result of six years of investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and News of the World, and the flick "has all the... More »

Fox Drops Bid to Grab Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch is moving on

(Newser) - A deal that would have combined two of the world's biggest media companies is no more—21st Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner . The about-face announced today comes three weeks after Time Warner revealed that it had rejected 21st Century Fox's unsolicited $76... More »

Jon Stewart Launches 'Kickstarter' to Buy CNN

Parody site promises perks for contributors who pony up

(Newser) - Time Warner kicked Rupert Murdoch’s $80 billion takeover bid to the curb last week, but the media giant is still trying to woo the cable telecommunications company by raising more money, reports Bloomberg . One wrench in that plan? Jon Stewart ... kinda. The host of The Daily Show last night... More »

Now on Fox's Shopping List: Time Warner

$80B offer rebuffed, but Murdoch unlikely to give up

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion bid to buy Time Warner last month, sources tell the New York Times , and while Time Warner replied with what's described as a "terse letter" of rejection, the sources say Murdoch is locked in and unlikely to give... More »

Murdoch Honcho Gets 18 Months

Andy Coulson could be out in 9 months

(Newser) - "No one is above the law," said British Prime Minister David Cameron today in reaction to the sentence handed to former News of the World editor Andy Coulson—who went on to work for Cameron. Coulson was sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a phone-hacking... More »

Lone NOTW Honcho Convicted of Phone Hacking

Andy Coulson convicted, Rebecca Brooks acquitted

(Newser) - Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking today, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire. A jury unanimously found Coulson, an ex-adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron,... More »

Rupert Keeps Fox; Wendi Gets Apartment

Murdoch divorce said to be almost finalized

(Newser) - As the Murdoch divorce approaches finalization, settlement details are emerging: Don't expect any changes to 21st Century Fox or News Corp, the Los Angeles Times reports. Rupert will keep both properties, as well as his Beverly Hills home and newly-acquired Moraga Vineyards, though New York will remain his primary... More »

Murdoch Honchos' Trial Begins in Britain

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson face phone hacking charges

(Newser) - Today marks the beginning of a phone-hacking trial centered on two former bosses at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp: Rebekah Brooks, once head of News International, and Andy Coulson, former editor of the now-shuttered News of the World. Brooks is accused of hacking mobile phone messages, paying off public officials,... More »

Murdoch Divorce Takes Turn for the Messy

Lawyer switch may signal battle ahead

(Newser) - Looks like Rupert and Wendi Murdoch's road to Splitsville might be a bumpy one. The media tycoon's third wife has switched lawyers, ditching the one who handled the couple's 1999 prenup for William D. Zabel, who has helped other women win big settlements in their divorces from... More »

Murdoch Tape: Bribe Scandal 'Next to Nothing'

Recording reveals meeting with journalists

(Newser) - A newly released tape reportedly reveals a conversation between Rupert Murdoch and Sun journalists—and its contents are looking damaging for the News Corp. boss. Apparently speaking to staff arrested on bribery claims , Murdoch calls the investigation into his media empire "the biggest inquiry ever, over next to nothing,... More »

'Scandal Details' Coming in Murdoch Divorce?

BBC business editor tweets of 'jaw-dropping' reasons

(Newser) - The gossip mill is churning in the wake of the Rupert Murdoch-Wendi Deng divorce filing . As the Hollywood Reporter notes, Deng's friendships with prominent males from Tony Blair to Eric Schmidt are being poked at (Blair's rep firmly denies the former British PM and Deng "are having... More »

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