British Stars to Confront Tabloids

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18:  British actor and 'Hacked off' campaigner Hugh Grant speaks during a press conference during the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference at the International Convention Centre (ICC) on September 18, 2011 in Birmingham, England. The 'Hacked Off' campaign is focusing on what it believes are abuses in certain section of the press, following the public inquiry into phone hacking scandal last month.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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    Now it's their turn. British stars and public figures who say they're sick of tabloids hacking their phones and libeling them will get their say in hearings scheduled over the next week. Actor Hugh Grant, author J. K. Rowling and the father of missing girl Madeleine McCann are among those due to testify in a government inquiry on media ethics and the phone-hacking scandal of Rupert Murdoch's News International media company. The hearings will be nationally televised.

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