- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Rupert Murdoch rang in the New Year with an unexpected digital adventure: joining Twitter. While he has quickly racked up followers — close to 100,000 at press time — he’s following only seven, including Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Missing from that list is @Wendi_Deng, who was briefly — and incorrectly — verified by the social-media service as the News Corp. CEO’s wife despite questionable tweets to boldface names including Kim Kardashian and Ricky Gervais. Twitter apologized Jan. 3 for the gaffe.
RUPERT MURDOCH’S TWEETS:
♦ Saw Fox film Descendants. Thank God, one to be proud of. Star Geo Clooney deserves Oscar, maybe film too.
♦ Got to watch Foxnews at 5 EST. Liberal Bob Beckel and team great replacement for Beck and much more fun.
♦ Can’t resist this tweet, but all Iowans think about Rick Santorum. Only candidate with genuine big vision for country.
♦ Great to see Mike Bloomberg getting some rewards for being New York’s best mayor in memory!
♦ Obama decision on terrorist detention very courageous — and dead right!
♦ Great time in sea with young daughters, uboating.
♦ Maybe Brits have too many holidays for broke country!*
FAKE WENDI DENG TWEETS:
♦ RUPERT!! delete tweet!!
♦ @rickygervais i think you look HOT ricky!!!
♦ a lot of bad things happened in 2011 but i hope in 2012 we can put them all behind us and sail on to a bright future for everyone Wxx
♦ @rupertmurdoch teasing me saying he got people following him more quickly than me!! HES SO CHEEKY!!!!
♦ @rupertmurdoch love u! but u work too hard sweets!
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
More from The Hollywood Reporter
Andrew Lloyd Webber Says His Son Has Been Checked Into Hospice Care After His “Ghastly” Cancer Diagnosis
Christina Applegate Slams Candace Owens’ Criticism of Underwear Ad Featuring Model in Wheelchair: “My Rage Is Keeping Me Awake”
Justin Roiland Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed by Orange County District Attorney
The Stories Behind Whitney Houston’s Unreleased Gospel Songs: “She Left Healing Music for the World”