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August 16, 2009 | David Sarno
When Maya Rupert wrote an article frowning at several Southern states for officially celebrating Confederate History Month, Internet critics lined up to fire back. But this time, they arrived with more than harsh words. The 28-year-old Los Angeles attorney's detractors dug up a photo of her and posted it, along with details of political contributions she'd made, in an online discussion of the article she wrote for the L.A. Watts Times. They called their finds evidence of her bias on the emotionally charged subject.
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March 26, 2014 | By Meg James
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-executive co-chairman of both companies: News Corp. and 21st Century Fox.  The move puts Lachlan, 42, second in line behind his father in the corporate structure of the media empire. Lachlan, who has been running a television business in Australia, had left his senior role within the company in 2005 after being marginalized in a power struggle.
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HOME & GARDEN
September 14, 2006
THANK you for the lovely article and photos about the Silver Lake home of Anais Nin and Rupert Pole ["Storied Past, Uncertain Future," Sept. 7]. They brought back memories from 1974 when I was a starving, 22-year-old student in Paris. That spring, Anais gave a reading at Shakespeare & Co. I was so overwhelmed by her aura that I sat in the back of the bookstore all evening as she read and signed books, never daring to approach her. When she and Rupert finally left -- around 10 p.m. -- I raced out of the bookstore and up the sidewalk in front of Notre Dame, where I timidly introduced myself.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Meg James
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 empire in the hands of a Murdoch would never happen. But with one bold stroke Wednesday, the 83-year-old Murdoch cemented a new leadership structure that ensures his two sons will be in charge of his two media companies long after he is gone.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Along with millions of idealistic young men who were cut to pieces by machine guns and obliterated by artillery shells, there was another major casualty of World War I: traditional ideas about Western art. The Great War of 1914-18 tilted culture on its axis, particularly in Europe and the United States. Nearly 100 years later, that legacy is being wrestled with in film, visual art, music, television shows like the gauzily nostalgic PBS soaper "Downton Abbey" and plays including the Tony Award-winning"War Horse," concluding its run at the Ahmanson Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998
Kevin Starr's article on Rupert Murdoch (Opinion, March 22) touches on some interesting points, not the least in his penultimate paragraph: "London denies Rupert Murdoch a seat in the House of Lords." Since Murdoch has sworn allegiance to the United States, he would hardly even be eligible for a peerage. And the prime ministers of his original country, Australia, have not recommended any of their citizens for honors from the crown for many years. Had Murdoch chosen to take citizenship of the United Kingdom, rather than that of the United States, he might have at least been eligible for such recognition.
MAGAZINE
June 28, 1992
As therapists, my colleagues and I have worked with many survivors of ritual abuse. Their memories and stories are agonizing to hear. Many of the abused have become multiple personalities in an effort to dissociate and leave painful memories behind. All have been deeply hurt. Our professional organizations run training seminars regularly for therapists, teaching them how to work with these survivors. Ritual abuse is very real and involves children, usually drugged in order to tell "confusing" stories to adults.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1987
Another one-woman turn delivers another kind of achievement in a one-act called "Rupert's Birthday" at the Gardner Stage. Actress Anita Jesse plays a Tennessee farm woman reliving an event from her youth (which will not be revealed here, but its simplicity and sentiment as opposed to sentimentality will tear you up). Jesse's performance--her country accent, her oak-hewn manner, her total identification with her character--is masterful. Jesse disguises any trace of acting.
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | By Meg James
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. "Rupert is very happy to have this almost behind him," said a person close to the mogul who requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly. PHOTOS: Highest-paid media executives of 2012 A New York judge must approve the settlement.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
What's it like to be cheated on, especially under Hollywood's microscope? Liberty Ross is sharing her own experience, which came when then-husband Rupert Sanders was captured on film in mid-2012 necking around town with his "Snow White and the Huntsman" star Kristen Stewart. The affair would go on to demolish both Robert Pattinson's relationship with Stewart and Ross' marriage to Sanders, despite public apologies from both guilty parties. "It was horrible," Ross, 35, says in the December issue of Vanity Fair.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2013 | By Meg James
Rupert Murdoch easily swatted away another attempt to loosen his control over 21st Century Fox. Fox shareholders on Friday overwhelmingly supported the 82-year-old mogul's bid to retain his seat on the Fox board.  Murdoch had the fifth-highest vote total in the company's annual election, with 463 million votes supporting his return, while 46 million votes were cast against him. Three newly elected members of Fox's board captured higher vote...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2013 | By Meg James
Rupert Murdoch isn't going anywhere anytime soon. In what's become an annual ritual, the 82-year-old mogul and chairman of 21st Century Fox appears to have beaten back an effort to remove him from the media giant's board of directors, according to a preliminary count of votes cast at the company's annual meeting held Friday on the Fox lot in Century City. The only attendee at the meeting to speak out in favor of a proposal for an independent chairman to succeed Murdoch was Tim Shaler of Christian Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Attention Harry Potter fans: CBS is giving you a rare chance to check out Rupert Grint's American TV debut in the unaired pilot of the comedy "Super Clyde. " It's not often that a TV show pilot not picked up by the network gets a chance to be seen by the public at large. Especially a half-hour comedy that has no chance of being repurposed as a TV movie. But series creator Greg Garcia, whose "The Millers" also airs on CBS, pushed to get people to see his other comedy show, which will never have a chance to compete for ratings.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2013 | By Meg James
21st Century Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch's overall compensation declined slightly in fiscal 2013, to $28.9 million. During the previous year, Murdoch had a $30-million compensation package. That was nearly 10% lower than his fiscal 2011 earnings of $33.3 million. Despite the dip, Murdoch's annual base salary remains the highest in the industry, at $8.1 million. During the past year, Murdoch's bonus was divvied up into two categories: stock awards, which were valued at $5.1 million, and a performance-based cash bonus of $12.5 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
After the coffee. Before becoming way overexposed.  The Skinny: I'm on a standup comedy kick right now, with Maria Bamford's new album playing on Spotify as I write this. Friday's headlines include box offices previews and the return of cigarette commercials to the airwaves. Just kidding, they're eCigs. Joe is back next week, folks.  Daily Dose: ESPN, Twitter and Verizon wireless are teaming up to bring even more college football to social media by embedding highlight videos into tweets from the sports broadcasters' college football accounts.
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