As Part Of Jerry Hall’s Divorce Agreement With Rupert Murdoch, She Can’t Give Story Ideas To The Writers Of “Succession”
Vanity Fair just dropped a cover story about Rupert Murdoch. According to Jezebel, buried in a paragraph about how Jerry Hall was blindsided by Rupert ending their marriage (via text!), it’s revealed that one of the terms in the couple’s divorce settlement was that Jerry couldn’t give any story ideas to the writers on Succession. Cuz, clearly, HBO’s billionaire bastard was inspired by Jerry’s billionaire bastard. Bummer. Jerry could’ve given the writers intimate details only a wife would know. Like, is Rupert a sleep farter?
TRUE LOVE IS DEAD. Vanity Fair reports that 92-year-old billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his 66-year-old fiancé, ex-police chaplain Ann Lesley Smith, have called off their engagement. It was just last month that Rupert announced his plans to make Ann his fifth wife, less than a year after divorcing #4, Jerry Hall. Rupert said he was looking forward to “spending the second half of our lives together.” HA! Alas, Marriage #5 was not meant to be. A source tells Vanity Fair that Rupert had become “increasingly uncomfortable” with Ann’s “outspoken evangelical views.” Wait. Ann was too religious and conservative for Rupert Murdoch, the guy behind Fox News?? Dear Jesus!
Less than a year after his divorce from Jerry Hall was finalized, Rupert Murdoch is taking another chance on love. Rupert’s own New York Post reports that although the 92-year-old, understandably, “dreaded falling,” he apparently stumbled in the right direction and fell “in love” with Ann Lesley Smith, the 66-year-old widow of “country singer, radio and TV exec” Chester Smith. Rupert is worth an estimated $17 billion and according to Forbes, has a philanthropy score of 1 out of a possible 5. Which means he’s probably a shitty tipper. So marrying him is really Anne’s only option.
Last month, 65-year-old Jerry Hall filed for divorce from 91-year-old billionaire villain Rupert Murdoch. But this week, Jerry threw a PLOT TWIST into the mix when she filed to cancel her divorce filing without prejudice–meaning she can’t file again. But then their divorce was finalized and they released a statement through Rupert’s team saying they’re over and wish each other the best. What a tease. For a second there, we all thought that true love PREVAILED and Jerry was back in Rupert’s sexy arms. But the lord giveth and the lord taketh away.
65-year-old Jerry Hall has officially filed for divorce from 91-year-old billionaire media ghoul Rupert Murdoch. This isn’t surprising since it was already reported that the true love between Jerry and Rupe was over. And People says that Jerry is the one who made the first legal move in ending her beautiful union with Rupe by filing for divorce on Friday. But you’ll be SURPRISED to hear that she is asking for spousal support. LOL, I mean, obviously! If she married a megalomaniac billionaire and didn’t ask for spousal support?! Sweetie, she would be the problem.
The House of Mouse is cranking up Take That today and crooning out “Rule The World” because it can apparently buy and sell us all. Its deal to buy a healthy chunk of 21st Century Fox means Mickey And Minnie will be EVERYWHERE!
CNBC says Disney is reaching a deal to acquire Fox’s television production and studio assets. While I’m sure Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck could do a better job than any of those hyenas on Fox News, the deal will apparently leave the news and sports assets still under Rupert Murdoch’s control. Whew! How else would he pay for Jerry Hall’s highlights?! Comcast is also in talks to buy off the Fox assets, but apparently the Disney negotiations are way further along. Thank God. Comcast can barely work my Internet, so how in HAIL are they going to run something else?
The deal would basically give Disney channels like National Geographic Channel, as well as regional sports networks, movie studios and stakes in Hulu and Sky. The value of those assets is estimated to be north of $60 billion. What’s left for Rupert? The Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports, and the news and business news divisions. I’m a little shocked he’d want to hold onto Sean Hannity like that, but Disney was apparently only offering one of those giant turkey legs from Disney World in exchange for him. Allegedly.