Rupert Murdoch Tabloid Officially Apologizes For Hacking Into Everyone's Voice Mails

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Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid magazine British Sunday has issued an official apology for hacking into voice mails of celebrities, politicians, and “royal household staff.” The weekly paper has offered compensation and “apologized unreservedly” for the “unacceptable hacking.” Apparently, The New York Times had alleged in a story last year that “far from Goodman and Mulcaire being lone culprits, phone hacking was common practice at the newspaper.” Several victims of the hacking are currently suing the publication. [CNN]

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Thank goodness. Dancer Mark Ballas offers “comfort” to recent American Idol cast-off Pia Toscano with a date at a local mall. [TMZ]

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