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Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane’s passengers has been fired.

Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. She said she began by emailing Sarah Bajc, an American whose boyfriend, Philip Wood, was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and who has made frequent TV appearances since the plane’s March 8 disappearance.

Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said Tipton’s “conduct and communications” violated company policy. Citing privacy concerns, he declined to discuss particulars, but he said, “As soon as we became aware, we took appropriate steps.” He confirmed that Tipton has left the company.

Tipton was with Fox for a quarter-century before her April 9 dismissal. She said she plans to continue with her initiative, soliciting contributions through the crowdfunding website GoFundMe. READ FULL STORY

FX Networks sued by ExxonMobil over FXX logo

ExxonMobil has sued FX Networks, claiming their new FXX logo infringes on the oil company’s interlocking-X logo.

David Beck, ExxonMobil’s attorney, says, “They have invested many millions of dollars for more than four decades in advertising and promoting the logo.”

FX Networks and its studio affiliates, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., started the FXX TV network last month with a logo featuring an interlocking XX design, and Beck claims it resembles Exxon’s logo. He added that the network refused to drop the interlocking X’s after Exxon requested the change, when the oil company noticed several Internet postings in which viewers questioned whether there is a relationship between FXX and Exxon because of the similarities between the logos.

21st Century Fox acquires 5 percent stake in 'Vice'

Former News Corp subsidiary 21st Century Fox is set to take a 5 percent stake in digital media and publishing group Vice, the Financial Times reports. The deal will total $70 million, according to Fox’s $1.4 billion appraisal of Vice.

With an announcement set for Monday, the companies are expected to announce a push for Indian and European markets, where Fox already has stakes in existing media companies. Speculation about the deal has been brewing since last October when News Corp head Rupert Murdoch tweeted, “Who’s heard of VICE media? Wild, interesting effort to interest millenials [sic] who don’t read or watch established media. Global success.” READ FULL STORY

Fox host Megyn Kelly welcomes third child

And baby makes five!

Former America Live host Megyn Kelly welcomed a son with husband Douglas Brunt. Thatcher Bray joins big brother Yates and big sister Yardley.

Fox News’ Shannon Bream announced the news on America Live. Kelly left America Live earlier this month to begin maternity leave. When she returns, she’ll move to one of Fox News Channel’s primetime slots.

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