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UK Tabloids Vent Anger at Harry and Meghan

British publications, pundits excoriate Sussexes, part of what the duchess calls a 'double standard'

(Newser) - While Americans seemed rather sympathetic to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday those across the pond aren't being quite as kind. CNN notes the "tumultuous" relationship the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have long had with the UK tabloids, which...

Johnny Depp's Lawyers Can't Rein In Amber Heard

It involves Depp's libel trial against a tabloid newspaper

(Newser) - Johnny Depp's lawyers have failed to stop the American actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper the Sun until she is called to give evidence, the AP reports. In a court order published on Saturday, trial judge Andrew Nicol said that...

Prince Harry, Meghan Deliver Bad News to UK Tabloids

They will have 'zero engagement' with UK's tabloid press

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Megan Markle are putting more than an ocean between them and the UK's tabloid press. The couple sent a letter on Sunday night to the editors of the Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail, and Daily Express outlining their "new media relations policy": They are ending all...

Ruling Is Made on Woman in Love With Her Chandelier

Amanda Liberty says she's in a relationship with the light fixture

(Newser) - Most people like a nice chandelier, but Amanda Liberty? She's in love with one. And she just learned that British regulators will not consider her attraction to light fixtures a protected sexual orientation, the Guardian reports. The UK's biggest press regulator, known as Ipso, made the ruling after...

Former Markle Co-Star: I Was Offered $70K to Tell a Lie

Simon Rex tells his story on 'The Hollywood Raw' podcast

(Newser) - One of Meghan Markle's old co-stars says he was offered big bucks to lie about their relationship, E! Online reports. Simon Rex, her 2005 co-actor on Cuts, claims "a couple of British tabloids" put $70,000 on the table to say he'd "hooked up" with Markle....

Harry Slams British Tabloid as Meghan Sues

Duchess of Sussex is suing 'Mail on Sunday' for publishing her letter

(Newser) - The Duchess of Sussex—or, as she was known before she married Prince Harry, Meghan Markle—is suing a British tabloid over claims that it illegally published a personal letter she wrote, the AP reports. A spokesperson for the law firm handling the case says the Mail on Sunday's...

Report: 'Disgusted' Hedge Fund Boss Wants to Offload Enquirer

Parent company is seeking bids for tabloid

(Newser) - With a possible lawsuit from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos looming, the parent company of the National Enquirer is seeking to offload the troubled tabloid. American Media says it is considering a sale so that it can focus on other parts of its business, the AP reports. "We feel the...

Report: Enquirer Stashed Trump Stories in a Safe

They were moved before the inauguration, sources say

(Newser) - The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement tell the AP . The detail came amid reports that federal prosecutors...

Teri Hatcher Denies She's Broke and Homeless

Former 'Desperate Housewives' star stands up to tabloid

(Newser) - Teri Hatcher says she's standing up to tabloid bullies. The former Desperate Housewives actor denies that she's homeless, penniless, and living in a van, despite a report in Star magazine to that effect, People reports. "On the cover yesterday [Star magazine has] an article that says exactly...

Dr. Phil Sues Enquirer: I'm Not Abusive Hypocrite

McGraw and wife Robin are suing for $250M

(Newser) - "Dr. Phil" McGraw and the National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the tabloid and its sister publications, charging that they falsely accused him of being an abusive husband and a hypocrite...

Jennifer Aniston Shames Tabloids in Blistering Essay

She's sick of their warped view of womanhood

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston wants to put something on the record: She is not pregnant, and she's fed up with the tabloid media, its practices, and the cultural standards they represent. In a blistering Huffington Post blog post, the star says she is "fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and...

George Clooney: Shame on You, Daily Mail

Actor responds to fabricated article

(Newser) - The Daily Mail: so bad that George Clooney is actually responding to one of its articles. The story—which has since been taken down but is still excerpted on other sites including the New York Daily News —claimed that the mother of Clooney fiancée Amal Alamuddin objected to...

Uganda Tabloid Names 200 'Top' Homosexuals

List appears day after anti-gay law signed

(Newser) - Yesterday, Uganda's president made "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life in prison ; today, a tabloid has printed a list of Ugandans it says are gay. The Red Pepper headline reads, "EXPOSED! Uganda's 200 Top Homos Named," per CNN . The AP adds that the list, which was...

UK Report Blasts Murdoch, Press for Wreaking 'Havoc'

Leveson report being watched with keen interest domestically

(Newser) - Lord Justice Brian Leveson's long-awaited report on the various scandals surrounding News of the World and other British tabloids finally hit today, and it absolutely savages Rupert Murdoch's newspapers and the British press in general. The press, Leveson writes, has "wreaked havoc in the lives of innocent...

Joe McGinniss Book Reveals Sarah Palin's One-Night Stand With NBA Player, Cocaine Use, and More, Says National Enquirer
McGinniss Book: Palin Had One-Night Stand, Used Coke
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McGinniss Book: Palin Had One-Night Stand, Used Coke

At least, according to the Enquirer 's sources

(Newser) - Never shy about trumpeting scoops from the mountaintops, the National Enquirer 's latest is, as usual, less than subtle: "WORLD EXCLUSIVE! SARAH PALIN BOMBSHELL BOOK SHOCKING CLAIMS!" Turns out the Enquirer says it has sources with information about Joe McGinniss' upcoming book on Palin , and they say...

Tabloids Are Important Part of Our Culture
Tabloids Are Important
Part of Our Culture
OPINION

Tabloids Are Important Part of Our Culture

They let us look behind the curtain: Ryan Linkof

(Newser) - Let's not get carried away with anti-tabloid fever just because News of the World broke laws to gain scoops, writes Ryan Linkof in the New York Times . Most tabloids get their stories legally—even if they do "test the limits of the ethically or legally acceptable"—and...

Ex-NOTW Reporter Describes Dirty Tricks

Editors invented Tyson cocaine orgy

(Newser) - The first, but almost certainly not the last, former News of the World reporter has come forward with stories of her time at the disgraced tabloid. The US-based journalist says that during her stint at the British paper, she was ordered to catch Mike Tyson in a cocaine orgy. Using...

Hugh Grant to Former 'News of the World' Editor Paul McMullen: 'Try Real Journalism' (Phone Hacking Scandal)

 Hugh Grant 
 Schools Former 
 NotW Editor 
phone hacking scandal

Hugh Grant Schools Former NotW Editor

Actor to Paul McMullen: 'Try real journalism'

(Newser) - Hugh Grant was one of the victims of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, and in a confrontation Mediaite calls "amazing," he slammed a former NotW editor yesterday on the BBC. Some background: Grant had a chance run-in with Paul McMullen last year, and McMullen told...

Ugandan Paper Prints Another Gay 'Hit List'

Tabloid publishes 10 addresses, alleged anatomical details

(Newser) - After calling for the hanging of 100 “top gays and lesbians” in Uganda—which spurred attacks on gays—a tabloid in the country has published another list, this time of 10 homosexuals, their addresses, and alleged details about their anatomy, CNN reports. The paper's 22-year-old editor says he discourages...

Enquirer Refused Masseuse Request for $1M

Al Gore accuser apparently still looking for a payday

(Newser) - Al Gore's masseuse/accuser tried to score a big payday from the National Enquirer, but the tabloid refused her request for $1 million, reports Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post . "No money changed hands," executive editor Barry Levine tells Kurtz. He said the Enquirer conducted only a quick interview...

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