Evening Headlines — 8/13/13

Oprah Racist Handbag Flap: Swiss Salesclerk Says Winfrey's Lying
The woman Oprah Winfrey claims refused to show her an expensive bag in a Swiss boutique because she thought Winfrey wouldn't be able to afford it is fighting back. [THEWRAP]

Fox Sports 1 Names Charter Advertisers
Ford, Geico and Yum Brands will take on launch sponsor roles with Fox's new 24/7 cable network, Fox Sports 1. The network describes them as “leading brands” within their respective categories. [MEDIAPOST]

Character Actor Henry Polic II Dies at 68
Veteran character actor Henry Polic II died Sunday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 68. Polic was best known for his TV roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Mel Brooks’ 1975 show “When Things Were Rotten,” Dracula in the 1976 series “Monster Squad,” and Uncle Jerry Silver in the ‘80s hit “Webster.” He also found cult fame in the ‘90s as the voice of Scarecrow in “Batman: The Animated Series.” [VARIETY]

News Corp buys online soccer rights in Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia
News Corp has secured rights to show online digital clips for English Premier League soccer and other leagues in Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia, coinciding with the launch of new Internet and mobile products later this week. [REUTERS]


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