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Report: Murdoch, 91, and Jerry Hall, 65, Calling It Quits
Jerry Hall, Rupert Murdoch
Are Divorcing
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Jerry Hall, Rupert Murdoch Are Divorcing

91-year-old media mogul married 66-year-old Hall six years ago

(Newser) - Update: Last month's rumors were true: The high-profile marriage of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall is ending. Hall, 66, has filed for divorce from Murdoch, 91, citing "irreconcilable differences," reports the BBC . Hall, who was famously married to Mick Jagger previously, is seeking unspecified financial support. She...

Book Names Biden's Pick as the World's Most Dangerous Man

Comments about Fox News owner are the president's first on the record

(Newser) - President Biden has never commented publicly on Rupert Murdoch. Now there's evidence of what he's been thinking all along about the owner of Fox News. A new book says the president referred to Murdoch last year as "the most dangerous man in the world," the Hill...

Rupert Murdoch Speaks His Mind on Trump

Says former president should stop focusing on the past

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch doesn't often speak poorly—or, for that matter, at all—about former President Trump, but the News Corp founder let his opinion be known at the annual meeting of company stockholders Wednesday. Speaking of "the current American political debate," he said, "It is crucial...

Piers Morgan: 'I'm Going Home'
Piers Morgan:
'I'm Going Home'


Piers Morgan: 'I'm Going Home'

He's joining News Corp., will host new weeknight show on Fox Nation

(Newser) - Piers Morgan has found a new job following his explosive departure from Good Morning Britain. The political pundit is joining News Corp. and Fox News Media in a partnership that will see him host a new weeknight show to air in the US, UK, and Australia in 2022. He'll...

Fox Decides Weather Is the New Politics

As cable news ratings fall, streaming weather channels will try to pick up the slack

(Newser) - The news can slow down at times—over a holiday weekend, for example. And with the presidential election over, national demand for political news has eased, too, with ratings for the major cable news channels all down this year. But weather is hotter than ever. So Fox Weather, a 24/7...

NY Post Reporter Who Wrote Fake 'Kam On In' Story Is Out

Article claimed VP's book was included in 'welcome kit' for migrant children

(Newser) - The reporter who penned a New York Post article peddling a fake claim about Vice President Kamala Harris is out. Laura Italiano announced her resignation on Twitter on Tuesday, calling the "incorrect story I was ordered to write and which I failed to push back hard enough against" her...

Murdoch Puts Cancel Culture on Blast

News Corp chairman rails against censorship in rare public remarks

(Newser) - Freedom of speech is being suppressed by "awful woke orthodoxy," according to the head of the conservative publishing empire that includes Fox News. News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch spoke against "cancel culture" and a "wave of censorship" in rare public remarks Saturday as he accepted...

Trump Loses Another Big Voice in His Fight

'New York Post' tells him to 'stop the insanity' over election challenges

(Newser) - Another staunch ally of President Trump wants him to give up his fight over the election. The New York Post is out Monday with a headline blaring "Stop The Insanity" on its cover, reports the Hill . The editorial board refers to Trump's ongoing challenge of the results as...

James Murdoch Quits the Family Business

James Murdoch writes a terse resignation letter

(Newser) - Well that's it—James Murdoch is officially out of the family business. The youngest son of media magnate Rupert Murdoch wrote a terse letter Friday quitting the board of directors at News Corp, a conservative publishing empire that owns dozens of newspapers. "I hereby tender my resignation,"...

Berlusconi Seeking Buyer for Superyacht

'Morning Glory' will set you back $11M

(Newser) - Looking to escape the coronavirus in style? This option will cost a mere $11 million. The "first-class" superyacht Morning Glory—complete with five suites, a formal dining area, spiral staircase, marble fireplace, and sprawling decks—is being sold by the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, per CNN . The...

Lachlan Murdoch Pays $150M for Mansion, Sets LA Record

The Clampetts' old place could use some work

(Newser) - The most surprising fact about the Bel-Air mansion bought by Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan might not be the selling price, which is about $150 million. Or the fact that the house, called Chartwell, was used for exterior shots of the Clampetts' place in the credits for The Beverly Hillbillies....

The 6 Things to Know About Disney's Goliath Acquisition
At 12:02am, Disney Made
a World-Shaking Acquisition
THE RUNDOWN

At 12:02am, Disney Made a World-Shaking Acquisition

Its $71B purchase of 21st Century Fox properties is complete

(Newser) - "Disney had been a mere behemoth," observes the New York Times . At 12:02am Wednesday, it became something greater, a Goliath among Davids. That's thanks to the closing of its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox properties, transforming Disney into an entertainment company of unprecedented...

New Yorker : Fox Killed 2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop
New Yorker: Fox Killed
2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop
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New Yorker: Fox Killed 2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop

Jane Mayer reports on the ties between network and Trump

(Newser) - Jane Mayer of the New Yorker is out with a lengthy story about the relationship between Fox News and President Trump that revolves around a question stated in the headline: "Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?" Here are three nuggets generating early attention:
  • Debate
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Rupert Murdoch Is Not Pleased With Mark Zuckerberg

Medial mogul thinks Facebook ought to start paying for news content

(Newser) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content. Facebook said last week that it will boost news sources that its users rank as most trustworthy, while shrinking the percentage of news posts overall in users' news feeds. Murdoch, whose companies own...

WSJ: Kushner Told to Be Wary of Wendi Deng Murdoch

But warning is described as a fairly routine one to make

(Newser) - Not long into Donald Trump's presidency, Jared Kushner was told to tread carefully in his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch, the Wall Street Journal reports. The warning came via US counterintelligence authorities, per the Journal's sources, and was based on the belief that Murdoch could be capitalizing on...

Women Who Settled With O'Reilly 'Tired of Being Smeared'

2 former Fox News employees suing O'Reilly for defamation

(Newser) - Two women who previously settled sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly are now suing the former Fox News host for defamation, the New York Times reports. Former Fox News employees Andrea Mackris and Rebecca Gomez Diamond have joined the defamation suit filed against O'Reilly and Fox News earlier...

Disney-Fox Mega Deal Raises Worry About Quality of Movies
Simpsons Saw This Fox-Disney
Deal Coming 20 Years Ago
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Simpsons Saw This Fox-Disney Deal Coming 20 Years Ago

Meanwhile, some are worried about a decline in the quality of movies

(Newser) - Disney was already a behemoth enterprise, but its proposed $52.4 billion purchase of the bulk of 21st Century Fox would make it even more of a giant. As the Washington Post notes, Disney is currently the biggest US studio in terms of box office returns, with the Marvel and...

Mega Merger: Disney Is Buying a Big Chunk of Fox

$52.4B deal must still be approved by regulators

(Newser) - It's a mammoth deal, and one that could have huge repercussions in the entertainment and media worlds. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable, and international TV businesses as it...

Fox News No Longer Airing in the UK
Fox News No Longer
Airing in the UK

Fox News No Longer Airing in the UK

Citing low ratings, Fox says airing on Sky no longer commercially viable

(Newser) - As of Tuesday, TV viewers in the UK can no longer get their Sean Hannity fix. Per the BBC , 21st Century Fox announced it has pulled its news feed from UK broadcaster Sky in a deal it says is no longer in the company’s “commercial interest.” The...

Surprise: One of the Murdochs Just Turned Against Trump

James, CEO of the parent company of Fox News, condemns Charlottesville response

(Newser) - The latest CEO to turn against President Trump may be the most surprising: It's James Murdoch, head of 21st Century Fox, parent company of the president's favorite news channel. Murdoch also is the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is not only the acting CEO of Fox...

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