Namely, that both her new album, Bangerz, and her highly publicized single, Wrecking Ball, have entered the UK charts. Given Mileys devoted international fandom, it isnt too surprising that the singer managed to concur the charts across the Pond this week. Miley really can’t stop. Not only did Cyrus register in the charts she managed to become the first artist to simultaneously top the album and singles chart in 2013. Wrecking Ball beat out Eminems Berzerk to the top (possibly giving the rapper yet more material,) while Cyrus Bangerz album beat out Chase & Status with Brand New Machine, according to BBC News . The last act to achieve the chart double was Olly Murs, with his single Troublemaker and album Right Place, Right Time, last December. But then Murs is local, while Miley, despite her explosion in popularity over the past year, is American, making her success on British soil that much more impressive. But dont for one moment think that Miley isnt grateful. Can’t stop making headlines that is. “I truly appreciate the love I’m getting from the UK,” the singer said. “Not only is this my second Number 1 single, but even more amazing is my album has also gone in at Number 1.
UK high court throws out Magnitsky libel suit
Pavel Karpov is named on a US blacklist of Russians involved in the case of Magnitsky, who died in jail in 2009 after being detained while investigating a massive theft of state assets by Russian officials. The ex-policeman had sought to sue Magnitsky’s former boss, William Browder, the US-born British chief executive of the Hermitage Capital investment fund, which was the focus of the alleged embezzlement scam. Hermitage Capital and US lawyer Jamison Reed Firestone, who hired Magnitsky as an auditor in his Moscow office, were also named in the libel suit, which centred on a number of videos posted online about the Magnitsky case three years ago. But judge Peregrine Simon said in a written ruling: “I have concluded that these proceedings should be struck out as abuse of the process and/or under the inherent jurisdiction.” The judge said that Karpov had failed to establish that he had a reputation in England and Wales that could be damaged by the allegations in the video, a requirement in libel cases. He said the Russian had tried to bring similar proceedings in his home country, “the natural forum for such a claim”, which had been unsuccessful. And he noted that any success in the libel suit “would be unlikely to assist (let alone achieve) the most important of the Claimant’s stated objectives: his removal from the Magnitsky list”. But the judge said Karpov had achieved “a measure of vindication as a result of the views I have expressed on his application”, namely that Browder and his campaign were not in a position to justify their allegations that Karpov caused, or was party to, the torture and death of Magnitsky. A spokesman for Hermitage Capital welcomed the ruling, which it said was an attempt to use Britain’s tough libel laws to stifle a campaign to get justice for Magnitsky. “Thankfully, the court took a decision which reflects natural justice and common sense,” he said. Karpov retired as a policeman in July 2012, having spent the previous three years working for the Investigation Committee of the interior ministry. The committee named him ‘best investigator’ in 2010.