“She interpreted for me as we went around China. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a beautiful woman like her? I fell in love with her asked her and she said ‘no.’ It took me a long time to persuade her. She is very tough, very tough. A successful man needs a critical wife. It brings him down to earth … She has taught our two little girls to speak perfect Mandarin. Everybody at home speaks Mandarin except me. So they only tell me what they think I need to know … She is a wonderful mother who has given me two beautiful daughters and she’s a very good business woman.”
—Rupert Murdoch talks to the Chinese television show “Dialogue,” about his wife Wendi Deng, who has become an internet sensation this week after getting a hit in on a guy who attempted to cream her hubby in the face with a pie while he testified to Parliament about the News of the World scandal. Rupert and Wendi just happened to do this first joint interview a few weeks ago, and in it they come off like an odd couple in love. I also thinks it’s really cool that Rupert appreciates the qualities that so many guys would dismiss as ‘bitchy.’ [Telegraph] Keep reading »
After publishing every Sunday since 1843, British tabloid The News of the World—aka News of the Screws—is no more. Owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, the paper has become infamous for digging up celebrity dirt and sex scandal scoops, and publishing photos like those of Princess Diana sunbathing topless on a private beach back in the day. People have traditionally eaten the paper up—it sells a whopping 2.8 million copes a weekend. But over the past week, the paper has exploded in scandal over phone hacking. Yesterday it was announced that Sunday’s edition will be the paper’s very last.
After the jump, the who, what, when, and whys of what’s going down. Keep reading »
On Monday, when conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart (left) released the images Anthony Weiner had sent to assorted e-conquests in a slow reveal throughout the day, Breitbart made it clear that he was not going to reveal one final image, the most lewd of the bunch. “I am doing this to save his family,” he explained. “I’m trying to do the decent thing here and not release the photo.” Except that yesterday, Breitbart put the image on his phone and showed it to Opie and Anhony while doing a radio interview with them. The infamous shock jocks were filming the interview and took a screengrab of the picture. They promptly posted it on their Twitter feed.
Brietbart, of course, seemed surprised. Keep reading »
Wow, Cosmopolitan sure has a knack for featuring politicians in embarrassing interviews and photos before they made it big on the national stage. Not only did they snap Senator Scott Brown in the nude back in the day, they also apparently featured Anthony Weiner as one of their “101 Gorgeous Real Life Bachelors” in 1996. In the interview, he said, “I was born September 4, 1964—the same day ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand,’ by the Beatles, was released.” He also revealed what he wants in his future “First Lady.” “Someone smarter than me. I want to be sucked back into the the throes of love.” Hmmm, I think he better focus on sucking his wife back into the throes of love after it’s come to light that he sexted with six women, sending one the infamous photo of his bulge in gray boxer briefs. Keep reading »
In case you are not already acquainted, meet Anthony Weiner, a Democratic Congressman from New York. On Friday, a strange image appeared on his Twitter feed—a photo of a man’s crotch in a pair of underwear taken on a Blackberry. The image was addressed to a 21-year-old student in Seattle named Gennette Cordova (who says she never met the Congressman, though is a fan) but was visible to all Weiner’s followers. “I was pranked, I was hacked, I was punked,” Weiner explained when the press caught wind of the story. “Someone sent out the picture. I’m an easy name to make fun of, and I think that’s what happened .. I didn’t send that picture out. I can’t say with certitude [the picture isn't me]. Pictures can be manipulated.” Weiner explained that he had hired a private security firm to look into the hacking and where the photo came from. “We’re treating it as a prank, not treating it as a national security invasion or anything,” he said. He also said that hackers have attempted to access his Facebook and Twitter accounts before.
At first, Weiner seemed defensive here. But as yesterday wore on, he seemed to take a new tactic—making peen jokes. And he has gotten in some pretty good ones, which I guess shouldn’t be too surprising considering that the man has had the last name Weiner all his life. After the jump, his best jabs. Keep reading »
Cue the “boner” jokes: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) may have cheated with two young women, according to an alleged New York Times investigation reported by The National Enquirer. Gossips in D.C. are apparently abuzz with the news that Boehner boned Lisbeth Lyons, a lobbyist, and Leigh LaMora, a former press secretary to Colorado ex-Congressman Joel Hefley, the Enquirer reports. And the Enquirer was right about John Edwards, after all! The Speaker of the House and his wife, Deborah, have been married for 37 years and when she was contacted in late January by the Enquirer about the cheating allegations, she reportedly kept mum. I hope the Boehner cheating rumors are not true, because that will really give him something to cry about. [The National Enquirer via FireDogLake] Keep reading »