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Rupert Murdoch, Larry King On GQ's "Most Whipped Husbands" List

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Great catch from Portfolio.com's Jeff Bercovici: GQ has released its "Most Whipped" list — what it calls "the twenty-five most emasculated, disempowered, henpecked husbands on the planet." And there are several media names on the list.

Coming in at Number 8 is Rupert Murdoch:

8. Rupert Murdoch

Wendi Deng was just another twentysomething MBA (and thirty-eight years his junior) when she netted the Aussie billionaire master of the universe, whom she seems to enjoy belittling in public. According to New York magazine, she's said to have revealed that he uses Viagra (but doesn't need it) and once asked him in front of colleagues, "Are you going deaf, old man?" In January, Deng got her mighty mogul to play waiter at a women's-empowerment event in Davos, Switzerland, much to the amusement of Murdoch watchers the world over. Then again, waiting on Deng has helped Murdoch gain access to the multibillion-dollar Chinese-media market, so who's using whom?

Larry King comes in at Number 23:

23. Larry King

CNN's house septuagenarian married his sixth wife, Shawn Southwick, while recovering from a cardiac episode. She has recently turned to country music, causing her husband to croak, "I think she's a terrific singer, and I want her to be a star, and in two or three months I'll get dumped for a drummer who's 29 years old named Lance." Fine, but in the meantime, please stop putting her on your show.

View the whole list here.