Rupert Murdoch

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New Search Launched in Bizarre Case Linked to Murdoch

Woman was kidnapped and killed after being mistaken for his wife in 1969

(Newser) - In 1969, the UK saw its first kidnap for ransom case when a pair of brothers followed Rupert Murdoch's Rolls-Royce, not realizing the media tycoon had allowed one of his executives to borrow the car. As such, the brothers mistook that executive's wife, Muriel McKay, for Murdoch's...

Murdoch Begins New Marriage
Rupert Murdoch Marries at 93

Rupert Murdoch Marries at 93

Retired Fox boss marries retired molecular biologist

(Newser) - The former chairman of Fox and News Corp. has made news by marrying a Russian-born retired molecular biologist. Rupert Murdoch, 93, and Elena Zhukova, 67, held their ceremony Saturday at his vineyard and estate in Bel Air, California, People reports. The marriage is Murdoch's fifth and wraps up his...

Hugh Grant Got 'Enormous Sum' to Keep Suit Out of Court

Actor says he won't let windfall be 'hush money' after his snooping complaint against the UK tabloid

(Newser) - Hugh Grant received "an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing the Sun of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car, and breaking into his home, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant, who along with Prince Harry had sued News Group...

Wedding Bells Will Ring Again for Rupert Murdoch

He's engaged to Elena Zhukova

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch is getting married again at age 92. The media tycoon is engaged to Elena Zhukova, 67, a retired molecular biologist from Russia, his office confirms to the New York Times . Murdoch has been married five times; he was engaged a sixth time, but that engagement lasted just two...

One Notable Thing About Murdoch's 'Retirement'
One Notable
Thing About
Murdoch's
'Retirement'
OPINION

One Notable Thing About Murdoch's 'Retirement'

He never actually uses the word, points out media writer Jack Shafer, and it matters

(Newser) - In assessing the surprise news that Rupert Murdoch is giving up the reins at his media empire, Jack Shafer of Politico can't help but notice that Murdoch never actually uses the word "retirement" in his statement . In fact, the 92-year-old makes clear that he will continue to have...

One of the Most 'Influential and Controversial Tycoons'

Rupert Murdoch at 92 will let son Lachlan lead Fox News and News Corp.

(Newser) - The man described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the world's most influential and controversial tycoons" is stepping back from his media career in a big way. At the age of 92, Rupert Murdoch is turning over leadership of Fox News and News Corp. to son...

Rupert Murdoch Retiring as Chair of Fox, News Corp.

Son Lachlan will take over as chairman of both

(Newser) - Media titan Rupert Murdoch is stepping down from his leadership roles at Fox News and News Corp, the New York Times reports. The 92-year-old will put son Lachlan in charge of his news empire and assume the title of "chairman emeritus," he wrote in a letter to colleagues,...

Tucker Carlson: I Know Why I Was Fired
Tucker Carlson:
I Know Why I Was Fired
NEW BOOK

Tucker Carlson: I Know Why I Was Fired

He says it was a condition of defamation settlement, despite Fox's denial

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson says he "knows" his firing from Fox News was "a condition" of the $787.5 million settlement Fox agreed to pay to Dominion Voting Systems to resolve a defamation case. Fox and Dominion have denied the claim. Still, the former prime-time host says Fox "agreed...

Murdoch Appears to Sour on DeSantis
For DeSantis,
Trouble With
the Murdoch
Clan
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For DeSantis, Trouble With the Murdoch Clan

One report suggests Rupert Murdoch wants Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin to enter the race

(Newser) - A number of stories are out assessing the 2024 race in regard to Ron DeSantis, and the headlines won't give his supporters much to cheer about. A look at coverage:
  • Murdoch: The New York Times reports that Rupert Murdoch appears to have lost his faith that the Florida governor
...

Carlson's Comments About Bosses May Have Sunk Him
Report: Carlson Exit Was
a Big Shock to Fox Staffers
THE RUNDOWN

Report: Carlson Exit Was a Big Shock to Fox Staffers

Host may have been doomed by comments about management

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News after 14 years—and while the network says the move was "mutually agreed" upon, it appears to have happened abruptly. Hours before the announcement, Fox was still previewing Carlson's Monday night show, in which he was set to interview GOP candidate...

Murdoch Avoided the Stand, but Worse Could Be Coming
Despite Settlement, Nightmare
May Not Be Over for Fox
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Despite Settlement, Nightmare May Not Be Over for Fox

'Time' suggests Fox Corporation's board could face 'serious claims of negligence'

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch was saved from taking the stand when Fox News agreed to "the largest publicly disclosed payout to settle a media libel case in the US" on Tuesday, per the Guardian . Dominion Voting Systems, which accused Fox of knowingly spouting false claims that its systems were used to...

Trump Tells Murdoch to Stick to Fraud Story

Fox Corp. chairman also urged to 'just tell the truth' if he testifies in lawsuit

(Newser) - If the Dominion Voting Machines-Fox News defamation case reaches a jury trial, media mogul Rupert Murdoch might have to take the stand. On Monday, former President Donald Trump— fresh off being deposed himself in a civil lawsuit—offered unsolicited advice on how to testify, the Hill reports, telling Murdoch to...

Ahead of Major Trial, Fox May Be Trying to Settle

Judge delays start of defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting until Tuesday

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News abruptly delayed the start of the trial on Sunday night. It will now begin Tuesday, the Guardian reports. No reason was given, but sources told the Wall Street Journal the network is pushing to settle the...

Jerry Hall Spoon-Fed Murdoch for Months, Got Dumped by Email
Jerry Hall Spoon-Fed
Murdoch for Months,
Got Dumped by Email
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Jerry Hall Spoon-Fed Murdoch for Months, Got Dumped by Email

Gabriel Sherman ends up 'struck by how sad all the Murdochs seem'

(Newser) - The last year has been a bumpy one for Rupert Murdoch, what with the $1.6 billion Dominion lawsuit against Fox News, the divorce from supermodel Jerry Hall , and the failed two-week engagement to Ann Lesley Smith. Things could keep spiraling, Gabriel Sherman writes in a Vanity Fair cover story....

Rupert Murdoch Is Getting Married Again
Report: Murdoch Has
Called Off 5th Wedding
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Report: Murdoch Has Called Off 5th Wedding

Engagement to Ann Lesley Smith ended abruptly, sources say

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch may not be heading down the aisle for a fifth time at age 92 after all. Sources tell Vanity Fair that the media mogul and 66-year-old Ann Lesley Smith have abruptly called off their engagement just weeks after it was announced. Murdoch, who split up with fourth wife...

Tucker Carlson on Trump: 'There Isn't Really an Upside'

Latest round of private texts, messages revealed in court filings around Dominion suit against Fox

(Newser) - We've already seen some court filings released in Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, and now a new round has dropped—this time revealing intense feelings from Tucker Carlson against former President Trump. The Daily Beast reports that hundreds of pages of new internal...

'Election Was Not Stolen,' Murdoch Said Under Oath

In defamation lawsuit, Fox chair testified that 2020 election was 'free and fair'

(Newser) - Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said under oath that he believes the 2020 presidential election was free, fair, and not stolen, according to court filings released Tuesday in a voting machine company’s defamation lawsuit over Fox News’ coverage of former President Donald Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims. In...

Report: Fox Has 'Soft Ban' on Trump Appearances

Per Semafor, network owner Rupert Murdoch wanted to make Trump a 'nonperson' after Jan. 6

(Newser) - Former President Trump has been ranting this week, among myriad things, about Fox News and owner Rupert Murdoch , accusing the network of "going in the wrong direction" and proclaiming that "viewers, and MAGA, are not happy!" What may be partially driving the former president's ire: the...

Trump Responds to Rupert Murdoch's Testimony

Not surprisingly, he isn't pleased about it

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch testified last month that some Fox News hosts endorsed former President Trump's false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and after the testimony was released Monday , you can bet Trump had something to say about it. In Truth Social posts cited by the BBC and...

Murdoch Acknowledges Hosts Endorsed False Election Claim

Fox chairman, who says he had his doubts, argues they were acting as commentators

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox News, has conceded that certain hosts on his networks promoted President Trump's false claim that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. "Some of our commentators were endorsing it," Murdoch said, CNBC reports. He provided the sworn testimony last month in a...

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