Columnist out of a job after review of pirated ‘Wolverine’

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by Steven Musil Rupert Murdoch apparently wants his employees to know that he does not take piracy lightly--especially when it's one of his movies that is being illegally downloaded. So when Roger Friedman, an entertainment columnist with, a division of Murdoch's News Corp. media giant, posted a short review of the forthcoming "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," he soon found himself out of work. Friedman, who had had contributed to for 10 years, wrote Thursday in his Fox 411 column that downloading the unreleased superhero movie from the Internet was "so much easier than going out in the rain" and that it "exceeds expectations at every turn," according to a report in Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily. 20th Century Fox described the Friedman copy of the movie as a "stolen,…
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