Murdoch also bought anti-Meghan markle British broadcaster Piers Morgan in a global deal that will include a nighttime show on Sky News Australia at the expense ofâ¦ Peta, Alan, Chris, Paul? Well, watch this space. Mr Morgan does not make the day!
Plus, Daddy M managed to miss New York dinner with the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Nick greiner and Arthur sinodin, sending a key lieutenant Robert thomson to be crawled in its place. Winner!
But all of that played a secondary role in Murdoch’s really big project: his birthday party.
A little over a week ago, KRM and his fourth wife, Jerry hall, 65, opened the doors of Holmwood, their Â£ 11million ($ 20million) Georgian palace in the Chilterns, west London, to around 150 of their closest friends for the 90th anniversary very retarded from the tycoon.
Fittingly, the heritage listed Holmwood was once the residence of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the 19th-century British equivalent of a Sky News presenter.
Among the adoring crowd of well-wishers, the British Foreign Secretary Liz trusschancellor Rishi Sunak, legendary performer Barry humphries, 87, and Isaac Levido, the young Australian political strategist from BoJo and ScoMo.
Only one thing seemed to be missing: Murdoch’s youngest son James, who parted ways with the company last year after expressing unease over the editorial direction of its titles.
Murdoch Jr was not spotted and his apparent absence was a hot topic of conversation.
The 48-year-old son was absent from the lengthy video tribute, set up by Murdoch’s daughter TV producer Elisabeth, which featured the eldest son Lachlan murdoch, former prime ministers John howard and Tony abbott as well as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and which has been cheekily said to include the theme song from the HBO drama Succession, a totally fictional drama about a dysfunctional media dynasty.
CBD approached spokespersons for the two Murdochs, who observed a mafia omerta in response to our questions.
ALL THE BENEFITS
President of the Senate Scott Ryan kicked off two races last week when he announced his retirement from politics after nearly 15 years. In Victoria, a screening process to fill the vacancy left by Ryan – who occupies the coveted number one position on the state coalition Senate ticket. But in the Federal Parliament, Ryan’s colleagues are weighing their chances of landing the prestigious post of President of the Senate. The position comes with some serious perks – a sprawling presidential suite. âIt’s really lavish,â said a CBD MP. Behind a grand entrance and around a million flags, the suite features a full-size dining room, a well-appointed reception hall, kitchen, works of art from the parliamentary collection, an interior courtyard and – luxury deluxe – windows that actually open. The Presidential Suite is one of two in the building where windows can be opened for ventilation. A privilege that is not even granted to the Prime Minister.
The presidential suite – which responds to the president’s administrative responsibilities, including hosting international delegations and foreign heads of state – also has a serious history. Queen Elizabeth visited the suite in 1988, which also includes a âQueen’s Robing Roomâ where the Sovereign dons ceremonial robes to open the house. A sequel worth fighting for.
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