Now that Rupert Murdoch has dumped his serial home-wrecking third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, he seems to be getting his strokes from a new, much-younger woman: his massage therapist. Oh, and as for Wendi the Homewrecker? She seems to have set her – uh, eyes on a new mogul: Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.
From Joe Coscarelli, in New York Magazine:
The 82-year-old media mogul, who filed for divorce from his third wife Wendi Deng over the summer, is back in the game. Rupert Murdoch’s “hurt feelings have been soothed by a new romantic interest, a younger woman who has been traveling with him — his massage therapist — who, he has told friends, has made him very happy,” according to his one-time biographer Michael Wolff.
Wolff has more, in USA Today, about how life is good for Murdoch despite his divorce and that phone-hacking scandal.
Murdoch is telling people he may never have been happier in his life.
This is partly because he believes that he and his family have largely beaten the (phone-hacking) rap. But it is also a personal trait of Murdoch’s, being able to write off the past, with both finesse and brutality. And for everything to turn out well for him.
You can read the article for the details about how the division of News Corp. into two entities has served Murdoch well and even how his somewhat estranged daughter, Elisabeth, is rubbing elbows with the British power elite in what may be a resurrection of the Murdoch brand.
But make sure you don’t miss this nugget: In June, acting on new reports about her involvement with Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, he summarily ended his marriage — to no one’s greater surprise than his wife’s.
There is also a hint that Schmidt is now on Murdoch’s enemies list. In what may be a classic Freudian slip (pun intended, since daughter Elisabeth is married to Sigmund’s great-grandson), Murdoch tweeted to the public instructions that were, according to Wolff, meant for the New York Post: “’Please expose Eric Schmidt, Google’ etc. Just wait!”
Grab the popcorn! Or should I say massage oil?
The old coot left his former wife to marry this home-wrecking wench, Wendi. Now the tables have turned on him.
Wendi the home-wrecker won’t allow Ruthless to destroy Eric Schmidt. This broad knows a lot of things about Ruthless that’s not public knowledge. A lot of things. It would be a shame if certain information about News Corporation employees became public knowledge.
If we don’t hear anything scandalous about Eric Schmidt in the near future, it’s a sure bet Wendi got to Ruthless.