And more from our Gossip Girl: Daniel Craig, manly and secure — he’ll kiss a guy!
“THERE’S NOTHING in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It’s a thing no married man knows anything about,” wrote Oscar Wilde in “Lady Windermere’s Fan.”
Oscar had a few other oldies but goodies. How about these: “The real drawback to marriage is that it makes one unselfish. And unselfish people are colorless.”…”It is a curious thing about the game of marriage – the wives hold all the honors, and invariably lose the odd trick!” … “If we men married the women we deserve, we should have a very bad time of it.” … “It is the growth of the moral sense in women that makes marriage such a hopeless one-sided institution.”…”I delight in men over seventy, they always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.”
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AND THEY put Oscar Wilde in jail for absolutely nothing when he was the philosopher par excellence of marriage and women acting within marriage.
I am now voting for Wendi Murdoch for one of Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year.” Wendi is the only one – given the News Corporation, given Scotland Yard, given the Prime Minister of Great Britain — who comes out of all this sordid to-and-fro as a winner.
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I’D SAY Wendi is beyond reproach right now. Nobody with any sense would bet against her. She alone, in her pink jacket, sprang up and saved her famous husband from a shaving cream pie in the face. How could/would Parliament have gone on examining Rupert if he had been covered with shaving cream?
The people repping the Parliament of the United Kingdom will seldom see, these days, an honorable woman acting on her strength and courage to keep her husband from being further humiliated.
How dare Parliament be so incredibly lax as to allow a comic in their midst with a “comic” weapon? Security matched ignorance at this outing. The Murdochs were all just a bit entitled after that to keep saying, “We’re sorry but we are not to blame. … And we didn’t know what we were paying out millions of pounds for and we didn’t ask!”
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BUT Wendi didn’t take that tack. She acted. We have so little to admire these days and we must admire something pertaining to physical action and courage. Anybody can say, “I’m sorry. I’m humiliated.” Few can act!
Maybe Wendi should be running things? Maybe she could save the News Corporation and the rest of the gang?
One thing I do know. Whatever Wendi Murdoch wants to do in the future about business, politics, or charity in New York City (and she has already made her mark at the latter) she will be able to accomplish it.
I will be quite surprised if any foam-like fragments of bad behavior stick to Wendi Murdoch. She is the champion of the year in a quite sordid contest.
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IN “Enduring Love,” a movie you most likely missed, the new 007, Daniel Craig was kissed by actor Rhys Ifans. The latter was playing a stalker and the kiss was passionate.
Now director Sam Mendes (once wed to Kate Winslet and a very serious guy) has cast Rhys in the new James Bond movie to be made in South Africa.
Ifans will not only act again with Craig, but with Javier Bardem, who will play one of the bad guys tormenting James Bond.
They say the Welshman, Mr. Ifans, had a ball teasing hero Craig. “Only four days to go now, Dan, darling. Before our snoggling scene.”
Daniel Craig — soon to be seen in “Cowboys and Aliens”– doesn’t worry. He is manly and secure enough not to fret about kissing a guy on screen!