If you were Rupert Murdoch's niece, you'd probably keep it under wraps too. Anna Torv, the Vera Farmiga-esque star of J.J. Abrams' new X-Files
rip-off sequel homage? inspired show Fringe, is the Australian media mogul's (and wicked conservative world manipulator who owns the television network she's on) niece by marriage. But she's not too fond of the connection. "I hate that that even comes up," she told an inquiring mind. "I've been estranged from my father since I was eight." Her father being the brother of Murdoch's ex-wife, also named Anna Torv. Hah. Murdoch and Torv's divorce was pretty nasty, so her being cast was probably not a case of nepotism. Just sheer weird coincidence (like on the show!). You have to wonder what the Fox Labor Day picnic was like. "Ello there, how's the potato salad?" "Good. It's... good." I also wonder if she ever wakes with a start in the middle of the night with the sensation of having cold hands around her neck, a low rumble and the faint hum of a didgeridoo lilting in from somewhere past the bedroom door.