AP – In a stunning retreat, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media empire dropped its bid Wednesday to take over full control of British Sky Broadcasting amid a political and legal firestorm over phone hacking at one of its British newspapers.
AP – Before the technology existed for Rupert Murdoch’s journalists to hack into phone records, past generations of dubious reporters have given readers 4-foot-tall furry creatures living on the moon, a bogus 8-year-old heroin addict and a nonexistent interview with a sick president that won a Pulitzer Prize.
AP – Actor Michael Rapaport has reunited A Tribe Called Quest — on movie screens, at least.
LOS ANGELES – A judge on Tuesday granted Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry on a stay away order against a man who she said intruded on her Los Angeles property three times in recent days, before police arrested him.
NEW YORK – Singer Jewel has given birth to a baby boy, People magazine reported on Tuesday.
Marami ang nakapansin na sa paglabas niya sa afternoon drama na Sisid ay lalong sume-sexy si Bela Padilla. Kabilang si Bela sa list ng Sexiest Women ng FHM this year. Malapit na nga kaya siyang mag-pose para sa nasabing men’s magazine?
This September, the stars will align for a battle of stellar proportions as 10 legendary icons set out to find the biggest phenomenon of the music industry via GMA Network’s Protg: The Battle for the Big Break.
A racial confrontation erupted between Dog the Bounty Hunter and a bar owner in Colorado last week … with Dog screaming, “Come on white boy, come on motherf**ker” … after the other guy allegedly called Dog a “half-breed” … and TMZ has the footage.
It all went down on Thursday at La Montana Linda Restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado — when Dog’s team stormed into the place looking for the owner’s father … who allegedly jumped bail on breaking and entering charges. Dog was on the hunt for the guy as part of his reality show.
In the video, Dog’s team can be seen marching through the kitchen after entering through the back door. When confronted by a camera-wielding patron, one of the Dog’s team members says, “I’m not a superstar … I can f*ck you up and not get charged.”
At that moment, another member of Dog’s team throws a closed-fist punch at the patron’s face … sending his camera crashing to the ground. We’re told a brawl broke out and another patron was punched in the eye. Check out the injuries below.
The restaurant owner then goes outside to confront Dog face to face … screaming at the reality star to get off the property … and that’s when things get CRAZY.
Dog loses his cool and lashes out — screaming, “Come on white boy … come on white boy … come on white boy … come on mother f**ker!!!”
The owner then throws a plant at Dog — which pissed off Dog’s right hand man … who lunged at the owner … tearing off the guy’s shirt in the process.
That’s when Dog whipped out his stun gun — and made sure everyone knew he meant business. Dog eventually left without having to shock anyone.
Sources close to Dog tell TMZ … Dog considered his target a “very dangerous guy” … and notes that tensions were high that day. We’re also told Dog claims the owner made the FIRST racial taunt, referring to the reality star as a “half-breed.”
We’re told Dog also felt his team was “rushed” when they entered the restaurant … to create a diversion so the suspect could flee out of another exit. We’re told Dog is claiming one of his men was sprayed in the face with cleaning fluid … and that’s what ignited the altercation.
The suspect is still on the run.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre continued his winning streak last night in L.A. — disarming a female opponent with his fiery hips — and TMZ has footage of the titillating takedown.
St-Pierre — who’s in town for the ESPYs today — hit up Boulevard 3 nightclub in Hollywood on Monday night, where he put some impressive moves on a very lucky woman.
The chick David Arquette nailed during his break from Courteney Cox couldn’t have been too “shocked” when her sex tape went public … because she had been SHOPPING IT herself for months!!
Sources close to Jasmine Waltz tell TMZ … the 28-year-old and her manager set up a meeting with porn giant Vivid Entertainment last year hoping to lock up a deal to star in her own XXX video … and she even SIGNED A CONTRACT!
We’re told Waltz agreed to a deal that would pay her $60k up front PLUS 25% of the “back end” profits … plus Waltz would have been able to personally select the “male talent.”
But after Waltz signed the deal, sources tell us, things went sour … and somehow Jasmine’s “private” homemade XXX flick surfaced on her own website … and not with Vivid.
Waltz had released a statement saying, “I’m absolutely shocked that the public is now going to see what I made with my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day.”
Suuuuuuure she was.