Morning Update: Murdoch brings back Rebekah Brooks; Aussie comedian joins Daily Show; Burger King’s Peace Burger is on

Chortle: Ronny Chieng joins the Daily Show

AUSTRALIAN comic Ronny Chieng, who has just completed a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, is to join the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The Malaysian-born comic, who is performing at the Soho Theatre this weekend, has been announced as a new correspondent for the Comedy Central show along with US performers Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. They will join the existing team – which also includes the likes of Lewis Black, Al Madrigal and Kristen Schaal – when Noah makes his debut as host on Monday, September 28.

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BBC: Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sues Hasbro over hamster toy

A Fox News anchor is suing a US toy company, Hasbro, for more than $5m (£3.3m) over a toy hamster that she says resembles her and shares her name.

Harris Faulkner said the company’s portrayal of her as a plastic hamster “was demeaning and insulting”.

She filed a legal case saying the toy resembled her traditional professional appearance, including complexion, eye shape and eye make-up design.

Rebekah BrooksThe Guardian: Rebekah Brooks’s return hints at Murdoch’s hatred of establishment

Asked what his main priority was at the height of the phone-hacking scandal – not long after the closure of the News of the World and the launch of a huge criminal investigation – Rupert Murdoch smiled at Rebekah Brooks and replied “this one”.

Four years later, the head of News Corp has made good on his promise by giving Brooks back her old job as chief executive of his British newspapers.

When the Guardian first reported that Brooks could return to News last October, her return was described as “unthinkable” and “unfathomable” by company insiders, as well as her own friends.

Mumbrella Asia: Uber rides off back of Masterchef Asia debut

uber1Uber has joined forces with Masterchef Asia as the firm looks to ride off the back of the cooking show’s inaugural TV appearance in the region.

For 90 minutes tomorrow night  – between 7pm and 8.30pm – Singaporeans are being invited to order their dinner through the Uber app and have it delivered to their front door.

AdWeek: Hulu Finally Launches Ad-Free Version, Priced at $11.99 a Month

Hulu has been working steadily over the past year to close the gap with Netflix, and now the company has unveiled a true game changer in its battle with other streaming services: a commercial-free option for subscribers.

Beginning today, subscribers can upgrade to an ad-free plan for $11.99 per month, $4 more than the current fee for what the company calls “limited commercials.”


AdAge: Burger King Moves Forward With Others on Peace Day Burger

After being shot down by McDonald’s, Burger King is forging ahead with its Peace Day plans, enlisting other chains that jumped on the chance to play peacefully.

Last week, Burger King issued a public letter and web site, pushing McDonald’s to join with its rival for a McWhopper, to be sold on Sept. 21 — or as the UN calls it, Peace Day. McDonald’s quickly rebuffed the idea in a short online letter simply signed “Steve, McDonald’s CEO,” but the story didn’t end there, as other chains chimed in.




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