An Australian businessman and political hopeful plans to sue a prominent media mogul about a newspaper article that makes unflattering allegations about him.
In addition to saying he was filing a suit against Rupert Murdoch, businessman Clive Palmer also made some inflammatory comments about the tycoon’s estranged wife.
‘You know, Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng is a Chinese spy, and that’s been right across the world,” Palmer said during an interview. “She’s been spying on Rupert for years, giving money back to Chinese intelligence. She was trained in southern China. I’m telling you the truth. Wendi Deng is a Chinese spy and that’s why Rupert got rid of her. And this guy (Murdoch) wants to control Australian politics. He wants to control what you think.”
Deng is probably most well-known for stopping a protester from smashing a pie into Murdoch’s face during an inquiry before the House of Commons Select Committee in 2011.
Palmer, 59, is running for election in Australia. He is also famous for wanting to create an animated Jurassic Park in Queensland, The Daily Mail reported.
An article about Palmer in “The Australian” newspaper questioned many of his claims “Contrary to the flim-flam and spin, Clive Frederick Palmer is not a professor, not an adviser to the G20, not a mining magnate, not a legal guru and not an advocate for freedom of speech. He’s probably not a billionaire,” the newspaper said.
Palmer alleges that Murdoch tell his reporters what to write. “Murdoch will be sued by me today and will be brought to Australia to answer these questions in the Supreme Court,” he said. “It’s time this fellow was brought to account, this foreigner who tries to dictate what we do.”
11Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Planning Two Life-Like Jurassic Park Resorts, Dinosaurs Included
Clive Palmer’s doing it right.
The Australian mining billionaire knows exactly how he wants to spend his fortune: He’s about to go all out on building two Jurassic Park-themed resorts for fans of the movie franchise to get as close to the action as possible.
Though he couldn’t get his hands on real dinosaurs (and not for a lack of trying — he seriously spoke with the scientists who cloned the sheep Dolly about the possibility of cloning a dinosaur), he’s put in orders for more than 200 life-like animatronic dinosaurs to put in his two resorts. The first resort will be close to home for Palmer in the Palmer Coolum Resort, north of Brisbane, Australia, and the second will be built in China.
Included in Palmer’s dino-order are a 1.2-ton Brachiosaurus, a 22-foot-tall Mamenchisaurus, and 68-foot-long Apatosaurus. The China location is said to be making room for 165 life-size dinosaurs, and 117 will be headed to Australia.
Palmer’s Jurassic adventure isn’t the only oversized project he’s working on. Palmer has also commissioned workers to build a life-size replica of the Titanic — cleverly named the Titanic II — which is due to set sail in 2016.
The ocean liner is said to be an almost exact replica, down to the smoking rooms, the grand staircase and the three-class tiered split. Palmer, however, decided he’ll spend the maiden voyage down in the third class cabins, according to the Guardian. More than 40,000 applications have already been submitted from interested passengers.
Evil Dead scared up a weekend box office victory.
The remake of the 1980s horror classic took in $26 million in its debut.
That was enough to beat second place finisher G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which earned $21 million.
Coming in third was The Croods with a haul of $20.8 million.
Jurassic Park 3D, a 20th anniversary re-release of the dinosaur action-adventure flick, and the new Tyler Perry movie Temptation nabbed fourth and fifth places with $18.2 million and $10.1 million, respectively.
Rounding out the Top 10 were Olympus Has Fallen ($10 million), Oz the Great and Powerful ($8.2 million), alien invasion adaptation The Host ($5.2 million), Halle Berry’s 911 thriller The Call ($3.5 million) and Tina Fey’s Admission ($2.1 million).
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Evil Dead is expected to scare up a weekend box office victory, according to early estimates.
The remake of the 1980s horror classic is on pace for $27 million in its debut, which would be enough to beat G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($22 million) and The Croods ($21 million).
Jurassic Park 3D, a 20th anniversary re-release of the dinosaur action-adventure flick, is tracking toward an $18 million fourth place finish.
The new Tyler Perry movie Temptation should be in the #5 spot with roughly $11 million.
Olympus Has Fallen ($9.5 million) and Oz the Great and Powerful ($8.5 million) will tangle for sixth place.
Alien invasion adaptation The Host is projected to earn about $5 million, followed by Halle Berry’s 911 thriller The Call ($3.5 million) and Tina Fey’s Admission ($2.5 million).
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