British actor Hugh Grant arrives at the Leveson Inquiry at the ...
Nov 21st, 2011
(Reuters) - British actor Hugh Grant arrives at the Leveson Inquiry at the High Court in central London, November 21, 2011. Hollywood stars and other high-profile figures will try to turn the tables on Britain's celebrity-obsessed press this week when they put newspapers under the spotlight at a public inquiry into media standards. The likes of "Notting Hill" actor Hugh Grant will join parents of murder victims to spell out how they and their families have suffered from a ruthless hunt for stories to boost flagging paper sales and sate a public's clamour for gossip about the rich and famous. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) -
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