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Rupert Murdoch was Simon Cowell’s paper boy – true story

by | 27th, April 2012

SIMON Cowell went along to the launch party for Sweet Revenge, Tom Bower’s “unofficial” biography of the TV mogul’s life. Before we go on to analyse this for pages and apges and apges. A few more words from that book:

We lay our scene in January 2010, in the waters surrounding the Tobago Cays, five tiny uninhabited islands in the Grenadines. Here, “a gaggle of billionaires’ yachts” are anchored. There is David Geffen on Rising Sun, the world’s biggest yacht. (Cowell is “depressed” by its size compared with his, Slipstream.) Then there’s that nice Philip Green on Lionheart, while erstwhile M&S boss Stuart Rose is staying with Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch on their yacht. Next to them is Angle Share, James Murdoch’s boat, and nearby is the floating holiday home of Carphone Warehouse boss Charlie Dunstone. Right in the middle is a craft whose precious cargo is Rupert Murdoch.

Somalian pirates must be salivating.

It goes on:

“Rupert Murdoch stopped by Slipstream on his tender…delivering that morning’s newspapers, published by News International in Britain, America and Australia. They had been reproduced on a printing press installed on Murdoch’s yacht. ‘The world’s most expensive newspaper boy,’ Stuart Rose had quipped, digging for a coin to tip the deliverer.”

Rupert Murdoch is the world’s oldest paper boy. A walk on part on Coronation Street beckons. Norris! The sack, if you please…

Spotter: Marina Hyde



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