| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:56 AM
About the blogger: Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Even a brutal year in the love department hasn't shaken Rupert Murdoch's belief in romance.
The billionaire mogul's publishing company News Corp. on Friday said that it has agreed to purchase Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp. for about $415...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has made dramatic changes that position his two sons to ultimately take over the global media empire that Murdoch has spent most of his life building.
Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan, has been given an influential role as non-...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:20 PM
His older son, Lachlan, quit a top executive job in the company and retreated to Australia. His second son, James, was battered by the British phone hacking scandal. Some analysts figured Rupert Murdoch's long-held ambition to leave his vast worldwide...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before changing my last name to Murdoch.
The Skinny: Ever spend too much time online and your eyes hurt? That's how I felt yesterday. I hate Internet hangovers. Today's roundup includes more coverage of the drama at Rupert Murdoch's...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:32 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for Passover.
The Skinny: I've gotten so deep into "Sons of Anarchy" that I'm two episodes behind on "The Americans." I need to catch up tonight. Today's roundup includes recaps of the Senate hearing about the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Rupert Murdoch sees his sons working together "as a team" to help lead 21st Century Fox and News Corp., and he also sees daughter Elisabeth coming back into a broader corporate role down the road. And he would like to hire DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider for...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before digging out the umbrella and raincoat.
The Skinny: I've lived in Los Angeles on and off for more than 12 years and I'm still amazed that a little rain is the lead story on the news and brings traffic to a grinding halt. Well,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, are close to finalizing their divorce, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The estranged couple has negotiated a settlement that will bring their 14-year marriage to an end....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:58 AM
NEW YORK -- Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, have reached a settlement in their pending divorce -- and sealed it with a kiss.
At a hearing Wednesday morning in New York state court in Manhattan, the couple told a judge they...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:11 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how to deliver this via drones.
The Skinny: You know, the Redskins have plenty of ways to beat themselves. They didn't need the extra help they got from the referees Sunday night. I'm still mad about that one....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Rupert," a stage play about the life of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, opened Thursday in Australia.
The Melbourne Theatre Company production, written by prominent Aussie playwright David Williamson, portrays some of the most pivotal moments in the...