He was the billionaire mogul and she was the beautiful former executive at his giant Asian media company Star TV who, when faced with a pie-throwing assailant, jumped to her feet and defended her man.
As much a part of the saucier side of British 20th-century life as cheeky seaside postcards and innuendo-loaded comedies, the topless models in Britain's best-selling daily paper might soon be no more.
James Harding has stepped down as editor of Rupert Murdoch's Times of London on in the latest upheaval at the mogul's troubled British newspaper business.
Rupert Murdoch has turned from one straight-talking New Zealander to another, appointing pay-TV executive Mike Darcey to run his troubled British newspaper arm through what is likely to be another tumultuous period for the Sun and Times titles.
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as a director from a string of boards overseeing the Sun, Times and Sunday Times newspapers in Britain, the company said in an internal memo.
The Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corporation recently announced it was considering the split-off of its publishing businesses into a separate publicly traded company. Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms believes the split will be positive for the shares, even beyond the initial reaction. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports.
News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took a swipe at Tom Cruise in a series of tweets that labelled the Hollywood star a No 2 or No. 3 person in the hierarchy of Scientologists, a group the media mogul called "creepy."
The Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp is likely to split into two separate public companies, with brokers suggesting the company sees better value in its assets than is being reflected in the current share price.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has flatly contradicted media tycoon Rupert Murdoch at a judicial hearing, suggesting the News Corp chief had misled the government-sponsored inquiry into press ethics under oath.
British leaders have no choice but to court powerful media barons such as Rupert Murdoch or risk savage press attacks which are "full on, full frontal, day in, day out," former prime minister Tony Blair told an inquiry.
Tony Blair's decision to openly court Rupert Murdoch to win power and ensure favourable coverage during his decade-long tenure as British prime minister will come under scrutiny when he faces a media inquiry today.
Rupert Murdoch has called his News of the World tabloid an "aberration", accusing journalists of hiding phone-hacking from himself, his son James and his protegee Rebekah Brooks, and said he wished he had shut it down sooner.
Rupert Murdoch is used to slipping into Downing Street by the back door for discreet meetings with prime ministers, but there was no such privacy on Wednesday when he faced a grilling about his political influence in the full glare of the world's media.
An angry Rupert Murdoch has declared war against "enemies" who have accused his pay-TV operation of sabotaging its rivals, denouncing them as "toffs and right wingers" stuck in the last century.
A massive email cache that a corporate clean-up team has assembled as part of its effort to cooperate with British police contains message traffic generated by journalists at all four British newspapers once published by Rupert Murdoch, sources familiar with the unit's work said.
Rupert Murdoch's newest newspaper has launched with a familiar mix of celebrity news, scantily clad women and defiant language.
The successor to Rupert Murdoch's scandal-tarnished News of the World newspaper will start publication in a week's time, a senior News Corp. executive says.
Rupert Murdoch has vowed to launch a Sunday edition of his scandal-hit Sun tabloid in a bid to win over angry staff mounting one of the biggest challenges to his more than 40 years as a proprietor in Britain.
British police have arrested five senior staff at News Corporation's tabloid newspaper The Sun as part of investigations into journalists paying police for information.
Police have arrested four current and former staff of Rupert Murdoch's best-selling Sun tabloid and a policeman in a probe into suspected payments by journalists to officers for information, police and the newspaper's publisher said.