Peter Kafka

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U.K. Parliament Wants to Hear From James Murdoch Again

James Murdoch will likely be asked to make a return trip to Parliament. British lawmakers say they expect to recall the News Corp. official, who answered questions about the PhoneGate scandal during a July 19 hearing, because former News Corp. employees have since contradicted his testimony. (News Corp. also owns this Web site.) Separately, the board of satellite TV company BSkyB has voted to keep Murdoch in his chairman spot; News Corp. owns a 39 percent stake in that company.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”