In the absence of actual gossip about the love life of three-time divorcé Rupert Murdoch — the thing about the massage therapist, who is in fact an osteopath, was just a rumor, the New York Times reports — Brooks Barnes has instead rounded up some dating advice for him. Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger advised Murdoch to avoid giving his sweethearts cash, credit cards, condos, or cars — a.k.a. the Four C’s, “gifts for a wife, not a girlfriend” — and any dates that will recall memories of ex-wife Wendi Deng. Ken Solin, the AARP’s dating columnist, urged Murdoch not to dress young or dye his white hair and eyebrows brown. (At one point, he was doing it himself in the sink.) “There’s nothing sillier,” Solin said. Except, perhaps, being banned from your son-in-law’s fiftieth birthday party because your ex-wife’s rumored lover, the former prime minister, will be in attendance.
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