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Clooney, Ronaldo witnesses in Berlusconi sex trial?


November 24th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Milan, Nov 24 (IANS/AKI) Actor George Clooney and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo are among potential witnesses in the trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, accused of ... Read more...

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James Murdoch quits boards of Sun, Times


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Murdoch media empire heir James Murdoch resigned Wednesday from the boards of News International's two newspaper companies -- The Sun and The Times.Murdoch is no longer ... Read more...

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James Murdoch resigns from the board of News Group Newspapers


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) James Murdoch, heir to the Rupert Murdoch media empire, resigned from the board of News Group Newspapers last September, it has now emerged. The company is the ... Read more...

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Dinner parties turned into the unspeakable: Berlusconi


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, known worldwide for his libido boasts, described parties he hosted in Rome as high-class soirees that evolved into scandalous affairs."They were ... Read more...

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Berlusconi skips tax fraud hearing


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Milan, Sep 26 (IANS/AKI) Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud trial involving his media empire was adjourned Monday till Oct 5 after the Italian prime minister and several defence witnesses skipped the ... Read more...

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Jordan & Peter Andre fear that NOTW might have hacked their phone conversations


July 21st, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Katie Price and her ex-husband Peter Andre are dreading that their intimate sex secrets might have been accessed. The former couple fear that News of the World ... Read more...

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Rebekah Brooks appears before the British Parliamentary Committee


July 20th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former CEO of News International Rebakah Brooks has appeared before the British Parliamentary Culture committee to answer questions on the infamous phone hacking scandal. Brooks is taking ... Read more...

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Man attacks Rupert Murdoch during hearing


July 20th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man attacked media mogul Rupert Murdoch with a cream pie during his Parliamentary hearing in Britain on Tuesday. The man who was sitting among the witnesses ... Read more...

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Rupert and James Murdoch appear before Britain’s Parliamentary Culture Committee


July 19th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rupert and John Murdoch appeared before Britain’s Parliamentary Culture committee on Tuesday. The appearance of the two has to do with the phone hacking scandal that rocked ... Read more...

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Rupert Murdoch to appear in court


July 19th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Embattled media mogul Rupert Murdoch has been dragged to appear before UK lawmakers and answer questions on the phone hacking scandal that has rocked the country.Rupert’s ... Read more...

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British policeman to sue Murdoch over phone hacking


July 13th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) A former chief of Britain's Scotland Yard will sue Rupert Murdoch's media empire after the News of the World allegedly hacked his phone during a sensitive ... Read more...

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Berlusconi backs ex-minister as his successor


July 8th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Naples, July 8 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will not run for office again and wants former justice minister Angelino Alfano to lead the centre-right party into the 2013 ... Read more...

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Royal Family drawn into phone-hacking scandal


April 10th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Prince Andrew's daughters are among the latest high-profile figures to have been pulled into the News International phone-hacking affair.Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice are suspected targets of the media ... Read more...

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India’s creative force remains sleeping tiger: James Murdoch


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) News Corp chief executive and media baron James Murdoch says Indians, with all their brains, are making major global contributions in a variety of areas but ... Read more...

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Arianna Huffington’s AOL deal sparks accusations of political sell-out


February 27th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.27 (ANI): Arianna Huffington has long reigned as the queen of America's chattering classes, using her Huffington Post website as a platform to transform herself into a darling of ... Read more...

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Italian TV host’s body stolen from grave


January 26th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Novara, Jan 26 (IANS/AKI) The body of Mike Bongiorno, a US-born Italian television host who died in 2009 has been stolen from its grave near the northern city of Milan, Italian media ... Read more...

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Football legend Paul Gascoigne to sue News of the World over phone hacking claims


January 16th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): Ex-England footballer Paul Gascoigne has joined a list of celebrities who will sue the News of the World tabloid for allegedly hacking his phone.His solicitor, Gerald Shamash, ... Read more...

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‘The Green Hornet’ Review: A Mix Of Slapstick And Action


January 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director: Michel GondryCast: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Christoph WaltzGenre: Action, Crime ThrillerRating: **Director Michel Gondry delivers a watchable superhero satire in The Green Hornet which draws inspiration from a ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian’s manager mum may be making millions


December 8th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 08 (ANI): Kris Jenner may be making millions by working as a manager to daughter Kim Kardashian, son-in-law Lamar Odom and husband Bruce Jenner.Jenner, mother of the large Kardashian ... Read more...

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Penthouse magazine founder - Bob Guccione dies at 79


October 21st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Bob Guccione, the founder of 'Penthouse' magazine has died in Plano, Texas at the age of 79 years old.Penthouse is a men's magazine that combined urban lifestyle articles ... Read more...

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Berlusconi, son face tax-evasion probe


October 16th, 2010 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer has dismissed reports that the premier and his son Piersilvio are targets of a fresh tax-evasion probe related to the family-controlled media ... Read more...

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Berlusconi wants removal of Italy’s parliament speaker


September 8th, 2010 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will ask president Giorgio Napolitano to remove his rival, Gianfranco Fini, as speaker of the lower house of the country's parliament. The move follows ... Read more...

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Tyra Banks to create fashion, beauty website


July 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 1 (IANS) Former supermodel Tyra Banks has inked a deal to create a new fashion and beauty website. Banks' New York company, Bankable, is partnering with Los Angeles-based Demand Media ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s media empire in Miss France ‘bikini’ row


May 8th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): Italian prime minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi's empire is embroiled in a row with Miss France's self-styled moral guardian Genevieve de Fontenay, 77, over wearing bikinis in ... Read more...

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Italian PM to decide inheritance, says son


November 20th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Monte Carlo, Nov 20 (IANS/AKI) Italian prime minister and media magnate Silvio Berlusconi will determine the future of his estimated 8 billion euro fortune, his eldest son Piersilvio said Thursday. Piersilvio ... Read more...

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Subhash Chandra to say bye to Zee in couple of years


November 4th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 4 (IANS) Zee group chairman Subhash Chandra Tuesday said he will retire from business in a couple of years and let Generation Next take over and possibly expand his ... Read more...

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ESPN caught in ’sexcapade web’


November 1st, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 01 (ANI): After David Letterman, sports channel ESPN is making headlines following allegations of illicit sexcapades in the company.Recently, top baseball analyst Steve Phillips got fired from the organization over ... Read more...

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Berlusconi now wants to reform Italian courts to protect himself from ‘manhunt’


October 17th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 16 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has vowed to reform the country's legal system in order to stop a 'manhunt' being waged against him and his media empire."I'm ... Read more...

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Swraj Paul, Brown’s eye poked in Britain’s race for power


October 11th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 11 (IANS) The warmup to next year's British election just got hotter Sunday as newspapers aligned to the two major parties traded charges over parliamentary expenses, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s lawyers believe he’s above the law


October 7th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Lawyers of Silvio Berlusconi have urged that the law should regard him as "first above equals".In a bid to save his political career, on the first day of ... Read more...

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Thousands to march in Rome to voice against Berlusconi’s press clampdown


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Thousands are expected to take to the streets of Rome today to defend press freedom and target Silvio Berlusconi for wanting to muzzle critical media voices.Dario Fo, the ... Read more...

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The Sun ditches Labour after 12 years of support


September 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Britain's most popular tabloid newspaper Wednesday said it was backing the opposition Conservative Party at the next election, but Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted that it was ... Read more...

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Hamas produces its first feature film


July 19th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 19 (ANI): Hamas has debuted in the field of feature film production this weekend when the action-packed thriller was being screened in Gaza to an exclusive crowd of celebrities.The film, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi denies existence of more embarrassing photos


July 6th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 6 (DPA) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in an interview published Monday, has denied the existence of photographs whose publication could further embarrass him as he prepares to host a ... Read more...

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Berlusconi party pics


June 8th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by GD
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi got scandalized once more this week when a Spanish newspaper leaked outrageous photographs of him. The Friday edition of this daily newspaper displayed five pictures of the ... Read more...

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