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Rumor Mill: Rupert Murdoch’s Ex Dating Putin

Wendi Deng said to be 'serious' about Russian leader, per very loose rumor

(Newser) - It's maybe not the "who's dating who" news any of us expected this week, but it certainly is the most … interesting. Per Us Weekly , whispers are circulating that Wendi Deng, the ex-wife of News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch, has a new beau who enjoys shirtless horseback... More »

Rupert Keeps Fox; Wendi Gets Apartment

Murdoch divorce said to be almost finalized

(Newser) - As the Murdoch divorce approaches finalization, settlement details are emerging: Don't expect any changes to 21st Century Fox or News Corp, the Los Angeles Times reports. Rupert will keep both properties, as well as his Beverly Hills home and newly-acquired Moraga Vineyards, though New York will remain his primary... More »

Murdoch Divorce Takes Turn for the Messy

Lawyer switch may signal battle ahead

(Newser) - Looks like Rupert and Wendi Murdoch's road to Splitsville might be a bumpy one. The media tycoon's third wife has switched lawyers, ditching the one who handled the couple's 1999 prenup for William D. Zabel, who has helped other women win big settlements in their divorces from... More »

'Scandal Details' Coming in Murdoch Divorce?

BBC business editor tweets of 'jaw-dropping' reasons

(Newser) - The gossip mill is churning in the wake of the Rupert Murdoch-Wendi Deng divorce filing . As the Hollywood Reporter notes, Deng's friendships with prominent males from Tony Blair to Eric Schmidt are being poked at (Blair's rep firmly denies the former British PM and Deng "are having... More »

Rupert Murdoch Divorcing Wife

News Corp chief splits with Wendi Deng

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch might be in the market for a bodyguard. The 82-year-old News Corp chairman has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng, reports Deadline.com . (Deng, 38 years his junior, once famously came to her husband's rescue against a pie-thrower.) The "relationship... More »

Wendi Deng's Twitter Account Is—Gasp!—a Fake

@wendi_deng is not actually Mrs. Rupert Murdoch

(Newser) - If you spent the weekend glued to Rupert Murdoch's newly launched Twitter account (sample tweet about St. Barth's: "too many people") and found glee in the public admonishments wife Wendi Deng tweeted his way (sample: "RUPERT!! delete tweet!!"), some bad news. Her account... More »

Murdoch Kid's Godfather: Tony Blair

Which could be problematic, given phone-hacking scandal

(Newser) - Wendi Deng Murdoch may be no one to trifle with when there's a foam pie involved, but octogenarian hubby Rupert is probably wishing she had shut her piehole on this one: Seems that during an interview with Vogue, Mrs. Murdoch let slide that former British PM Tony Blair is... More »

Murdoch on Wendi: 'Oh Yes, She's Tough'

Rare personal interview on Chinese TV reveals media mogul's home life

(Newser) - "Oh yes, she's very tough," said Rupert Murdoch prophetically about his protestor-smacking wife Wendi in an interview last month on Chinese TV. "Successful men need a critical wife, it brings him down to earth," said the media mogul. Murdoch went on to give some rare... More »

Jon Stewart: Wendi Smacks Down, Rupert Nods Off

In fact, 'doddering' Murdoch may have won sympathy, say other observers

(Newser) - Wendi Deng came off as having "Chuck Norris-esque hand speed" yesterday while defending her hubby from a pie-thrower, but Rupert Murdoch ... not so much, chortles Jon Stewart . In fact, the 80-year-old publisher is seen nodding off in the middle of his grilling by a parliament committee on the News ... More »

Meet the Murdoch Pie Tosser

'Activist comedian' Jonnie Marbles wants to cut Murdoch down to size

(Newser) - The man who nearly creamed Rupert Murdoch —and got creamed by the publisher's wife—is an "activist comedian." Stand-up comic Jonnie Marbles, née Jonathan May-Bowles, tweeted his plan to launch a shaving-foam pie into Murdoch's face yesterday as the beleaguered publisher was being grilled... More »

Smackdown by Murdoch's Wife Steals the Show

A glimpse into the life of Wendi Deng

(Newser) - When a protester launched a pie at Rupert Murdoch today , his wife leaped to his rescue, pushing others aside before bashing the assailant on the head. Where did 42-year-old Wendi Deng get such guts—and such reflexes? Born in China, she grew up at a tough time in the country’... More »

Pie Protester Lunges at Murdoch; Wife Defends

Wife Wendi Deng tries to fend off foamy attacker

(Newser) - A little drama toward the end of the Rupert Murdoch hearing today: A protester lunged forward with something like a plate of shaving cream and tried to smear the News Corp chief. Murdoch's wife, Wendi Deng, jumped up to defend her 80-year-old husband from the attack, notes the Wall ... More »

Meet the Murdochs, the Last News Dynasty

6 children compete for affection and business, writes Wolff

(Newser) - In an age of MBA-holding executives and shareholder revolts, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is that rarest thing: a business dynasty. The media mogul's six children, by three different wives, have conducted their power plays in public and private. But as Michael Wolff writes in Vanity Fair, while the elder... More »

May-December Effect Is Real

Age gap at first marriage shrinks

(Newser) - The older men are when they walk down the aisle, the more likely they are to have a younger bride, according to a new study. Famous May-December pairings usually involve the rich and famous—think Donald Trump or Larry King—but the trend holds up at every income level, the... More »

Murdoch May Have Killed Story on Wife

Shafer ponders journalistic ethics of Journal suitor

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch may have muscled an Aussie mag into dropping a profile of his third wife, Slate's Jack Shafer speculates. Good Weekend suddenly jettisoned a 10,000-word piece on 38-year-old Wendi Deng last month, after paying writer Eric Ellis $25 grand for the heavily-researched story. More »

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