The UK’s News of the World, one of the planet’s least reliable but most entertaining celebrity gossip publications, will cease to exist July 10.
The news of the News shutdown comes on the heels of a huge wiretapping scandal reportedly involving high-profile victims across the UK.
Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, Heather Mills, Hugh Grant, Jude Law and Sienna Miller were just a few of those reportedly hacked.
James Murdoch, chairman of publisher News International, broke the news to his staff Thursday. He addressed the wiretap case as well:
“I have important things to say about the News of the World and the steps we are taking to address the serious problems that occurred.”
“The good things the News of the World does have been sullied by behavior that was wrong,” he added, without listing any good things.