23 May 2007

The Wendi Deng Watchers Club

In light of the recent New York Post allegations about how Lachlan Murdoch protects his celebrity friends, this photo of Nicole Kidman and Wendi Deng at the U.S Open (September 7, 2005) is worth a second look.

The Post allegations specifically mention Kidman and Russel Crowe as recipients of special media attention. And the whole gang was present for Kidman's latest wedding:
Sydney newspapers said about 230 family and friends including Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, director Baz Luhrmann, Russell Crowe, News Corporation chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi Deng, and Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch attended the service...
Personally, I hate everything about Nicole Kidman, and consider her the second-most-over-rated actress ever (Meryl "A Dingo Took Me Ba-a-aby" Streep takes the top prize). Why does the press always fawn over her? Obviously it has to do with more than just a shared interest in Scientology. No wonder 95% of today's Hollywood movies are total crap.

Here's Wendi (still at the tennis) with her latest hubby and some other old farts:

Here's Wendi with people called "Anna Scott, Elizabeth Wyatt, and Kathy Freston" (I assume they must be celebrities of some sort) at a 2006 Oscars Party hosted by Vanity Fair:

Hey! Here's a song about Wendi, "The Ballad Of Wendi Deng", from a UK band called Marshmallow:
She was a junior executive at Star TV
Quickly she became more than just an employee
There's nothing wrong with exploiting family ties
It's all part of the spirit of free enterprise

To show his devotion
He gave her a promotion
Now she's flying high over the Pacific Ocean
Read all about it in Vanity Fair
At every news stand from Beijing to Bel-Air

A master of the universe and his trophy wife
Mixing corporate affairs with a personal life
New he wears the labels of the latest designer
And he wouldn't trade her for all the TV in China

Married on the Morning Glory
On the New York harbour
Did she sell her story?
Will they live happily ever after?

New she is the frequent flyer
On the wings of desire
Married to the mogul in the media empire
Read all about it
Watch it on Sky
On every television
From Soho to Shanghai
You can listen to it online here.

And still on New Ltd, you might want to download these pages from LimitedNews.com (previously featured in Margo's Web Diary) before they are taken offline due to a defamation lawsuit:
How and Why News Limited decided the 2004 election

UPDATE: Much, much more at my new blog, THE WENDI DENG WATCHERS CLUB!