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CNN Founder Ted Turner 'Spends One Week Each Month With A Different Girlfriend'
Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 29, 2012 | Nick Allen

Posted on 02/29/2012 10:44:57 PM PST by Steelfish

CNN Founder Ted Turner 'Spends One Week Each Month With A Different Girlfriend' Ted Turner, the 73-year-old billionaire founder of CNN, has revealed that he has four girlfriends each of whom he spends one week with a month.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter the media mogul and philanthropist, who owns 28 homes including 14 ranches, said a week per month for each girlfriend was "pretty much the general rule." By Nick Allen 29 Feb 2012

Turner and his third wife Jane Fonda divorced in 2001, after 10 years of marriage, and the Oscar-winning actress has been replaced in his personal life by a complicated arrangement involving a quartet of other women. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter the media mogul and philanthropist, who owns 28 homes including 14 ranches, said a week per month for each girlfriend was "pretty much the general rule." He only named one of the women, the novelist Elizabeth Dewberry, who was with him at the time in New York. Until five years ago Miss Dewberry was married to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler.

When they separated Butler wrote an email to friends, which was leaked to the media, in which he said: "She will not be Ted's only girlfriend.

Ted is permanently and avowedly non-monogamous. But though he has several girlfriends, it is a very small number, and he does not take them up lightly."

Asked if the other three unnamed women in his life were happy to share him, Turner replied: "Sort of." He still speaks to Fonda about once a month and, according to one friend, is "still in love with her."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: tedturner

1 posted on 02/29/2012 10:45:00 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I almost feel sorry for him. That is sad.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 10:46:15 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Steelfish

Four girlfriends? Is he trying to Muzzie?


3 posted on 02/29/2012 11:04:22 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Steelfish

What they mean is that he has four whores on call.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 11:06:28 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Irenic

Oscar Wilde pegged it, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”


5 posted on 02/29/2012 11:07:04 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Irenic
I almost feel sorry for him. That is sad.

One of the legal pundits on FNC today told S.S., "Don't hate the player, hate the game."

I hate that the foolish player makes up rules on his own and I pity the people that the sad fool has any association with.

6 posted on 02/29/2012 11:08:47 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Irenic

Don’t feel sad about Turner — he gets his ashes hauled.

In his state of mind, that’s all he aspires to.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 11:13:09 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

Heck, I’m surprised he doesn’t have 28
One for every HOUSE.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 11:18:18 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Steelfish

What an irrelevant loser. No one cares about this Commie Pinko and what Upper East Side elitist whore he is sleeping with that day. I hope all the players in this mess get a bad case of the clap.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 11:19:05 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

>>CNN Founder Ted Turner ‘Spends One Week Each Month With A Different Girlfriend’ Ted Turner, the 73-year-old billionaire founder of CNN, has revealed that he has four girlfriends each of whom he spends one week with a month.<<

Leap year always screws up my version of this. I feel for Teddy...


10 posted on 02/29/2012 11:27:02 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: 353FMG

I understand that he’s been pretty nuts (paranoia being one of his conditions) for a long time.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 11:35:47 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Steelfish

Wish I had 4 bootie calls. I only have 3. Bummer...


12 posted on 02/29/2012 11:39:12 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Steelfish

I like his style. One gets boring pretty darn quick.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 11:42:10 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah but his biggest bitch/whore is the one named AOL who ripped him to shreds and in his place. People like him and Al Gore need to vanish from Earth as soon as possible...ditto Soros. Just evil deranged people.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 11:49:38 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: Steelfish

Didn’t he make up his own Ten Commandments?


15 posted on 02/29/2012 11:50:22 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How very sheik of him!


16 posted on 03/01/2012 12:01:56 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Steelfish

Surprise, surprise, leftists never complain about his 28 residences.


17 posted on 03/01/2012 12:03:51 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Steelfish

Now that my friend has been called some to God I’m ready go back to chasing girls.

Lived on an island for 5 years and there are girls waiting to have some fun.

Walk on the bench, dinner, drinks, hiking, skiing, relations ....

Oh man! 25 #’s and I’m ready to get back I’m the race.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 12:29:14 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Steelfish

And they still don’t think legalizing gay marriage would lead to a call from the liberal elite to legalize polygamy? Or incest? Or bestiality. Actually there was an article on one of those U.K. newspaper sites a while back about an incestuous couple trying to claim it was a healthy relationship, and a good portion of the comments started to mimic all the pro-gay marriage arguments...they’re not hurting anyone, should have the freedom to love who they want to love, etc. Whenever I argue with people who are for gay marriage, I’m able to eventually get them to say they’d be okay with legalizing incestuous marriage if it meant gay marriage would be legal too.


19 posted on 03/01/2012 12:40:40 AM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: goseminoles
Wish I had 4 bootie calls. I only have 3. Bummer...

Maybe someday you'll grow up and start acting like an adult.

20 posted on 03/01/2012 1:23:40 AM PST by Isabel C.
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To: Irenic

He could stop this at any time... but he doesn`t. This is his choosing.. as was his arrogant bashing of Christians and conservatives.

I`ll save my pity for someone who deserves it.


21 posted on 03/01/2012 1:57:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Steelfish

Wow, 28 homes and 14 ranches to be Occupied! What an opportunity. I’m sure Ted would support them. He would even loan them the girls.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 2:15:00 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: dr_lew

You’re talking about Obama right?


23 posted on 03/01/2012 2:18:19 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Steelfish
..who owns 28 homes including 14 ranches, said a week per month for each girlfriend was "pretty much the general rule."

This man took his fathers lucrative advertizing sign business and used it to purchase and play with Channel 17 in Atlanta. He had one brilliant idea of putting Channel 17 all over cable for virtually nothing. Another very brilliant idea of starting up a 24 hour cable news operation that became CNN (a lucky break in Iraq I propelled it to the excesses of liberal guilt). This success just fueled his basic personality flaws. The point of this? 28 homes, 14 ranches, 4 girlfriends replacing a then loyal divorced first wife and family, and deeply disturbed 'boy' with no controls and too much money. There isn't anything substantive or worthy to listen to. I hope another Madoff comes along and screws him out of all his money.

24 posted on 03/01/2012 2:25:03 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Steelfish

Can’t imagine being SOoooo lonely that you have to see multiples.

They’re probably local, live-in nurses as one actual love would not want to travel that much. Professional, old women that like to be seen out with a man once in a while and have him pick up the food and dry-cleaning tab.

Playing it safe leads to this. Sad.


25 posted on 03/01/2012 2:42:56 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

“Ted Turner 73 revealed he has four girlfriends who he spends time with each weekend” and then proceeded to share the name of each “girl” finger on his right hand.


26 posted on 03/01/2012 3:35:34 AM PST by wordsofwisdom
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To: Steelfish
Revolving whores.
27 posted on 03/01/2012 3:40:29 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Isabel C.
just because you lost that loving feeling, doesn't mean others have to... where in the history of man kind does it say giving up sex is prerequisite for being an adult?
28 posted on 03/01/2012 3:48:07 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: Steelfish

I have always been happy with one woman, one house and 2 children. For me, its been a great life with one lifelong companion to love and care for and to receive the same.

I imagine he has never found someone who truly loves and understands him, or for whom he cares for equally.

I’d love to have his financial wealth but his lifestyle and character is unappealing.


29 posted on 03/01/2012 3:55:30 AM PST by Outrance
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To: Steelfish
A young man visiting with a group of friends, both male and female, asked one of the girls, "Would you have sex with me for $100?" The girl, indignant, shot back, "Absolutely not! I wouldn't sell myself for money!" He asked her again, "Would you have sex with me for $10,000?" She replied with pretty much the same answer.

He continued to up the amount of money and asked if, really, he could pay her a million dollars, would she have sex with him just one time. She replied, "Perhaps, for a million dollars, I might consider it."

He then told her, "You're a prostitute!" She angrily replied that she was not a prostitute. He answered, that yes, indeed she was a prostitute; that had already been established and they were now just arguing about the price.

30 posted on 03/01/2012 3:57:07 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Steelfish

But then again it’s got to bring a warm feeling to your heart knowing that the regime will be supplying his paramours with free contraception . . .


31 posted on 03/01/2012 4:02:40 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Steelfish
He sounds like a pretty typical hollywood kook, who is completely lost in the excesses of wealth, that will lead him straight to hell when he dies of a sex and drug induced demise. He is likely facing an unusually warm climate in the afterlife, as are other anti-american, anti-God liberal pukes.

He seems to have undergone an awakening of some kind lately though, and become more tolerant of religion, as usually happens when his type gets closer to their end, but this story seems to suggest he is slipping backwards. Oh well, it's your soul, Ted.

The fact that he sees it necessary to own 28 homes and 14 ranches, suggests that he will never be able to fit through the eye of the needle, just like the camel.
32 posted on 03/01/2012 4:23:50 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Steelfish

There was a time, long ago, he was compared to Howard Hughes, it’s unfortunate that, in his declining years that he clinging to that image.


33 posted on 03/01/2012 4:49:22 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Steelfish; mickie
Where's the criticism of the four silk-stocking prostitutes hired by Turner! Next to them, Jane Fonda comes out looking like Mother Theresa.

(.....well, not exactly, but you get my drift. At least she got him to marry her).

Leni

34 posted on 03/01/2012 5:01:10 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Happy Rain

So who cares what this worthless liberal scum does?


35 posted on 03/01/2012 5:04:06 AM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Happy Rain

So who cares what this worthless liberal scum does?


36 posted on 03/01/2012 5:04:20 AM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Steelfish

George Clooney’s latest “girlfriend” will be available soon!


37 posted on 03/01/2012 5:37:18 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Irenic
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Observations:


Disclaimer: I'm a divorced, single, 56 year old Evangelical Christian ... loves America the Beautiful and History ...


Ted Turner is probably emotionally LOST in the woods, having lost the "love of his life" Jane Fonda (I'm not endorsing her, BTW, certainly not my type by a couple of light-years) ...



Losing one's "Love of Their Life" ... either through abandonment, death, infidelity or sickness ...

is a soul-wrenching experience ...

Whether that "Love" be a romantic partner, child, career, profession, business, elected office, military battle, best friends, a cherished home ... and even the love of our parents and brothers or sisters ...



Money, and obscene amounts of it ... are Ted's anethesia to his life's great disappointments ... and that money purchases:


1) Beautiful, Intelligent Women's company (dinners and intimacy) ...

Yet, even the desired pronouncements of an "I love You" are empty phrases, literally bought by the pound ... as Shakespeare lamented in "The Merchant of Venice" ...


2) Beautiful houses and gardens, filled to the brim with the best art work, beach and mountain views ... cleaned and maintained by a regiment of nameless, faceless "drones" ... with titles like .... Chef, Butler, Cleaning Lady, Pool Man, and Gardener ...


3) World-wide travels (on a whim) to "anywhere" ...

To the point that another (dreary) visit to Rome's Cistine Chapel is like the "rest of us" driving up to Publix or Wal-Mart for the week's groceries ...



As I'm writing this, "Citizen Kane" comes to mind ... and the huge Fireplace that appears in different scenes of the movie ... growing larger each time ...




Myself, Citizen Kane, Ted Turner ... all need to read Ecclesiastes sometimes ... perhaps once a year ...

"Vanity, Vanity ... All is Vanity ..."

A Life Well Lived -- Pastor Tom Nelson -- Denton Bible Church - (click)




I don't write this as a smug "Baptist" criticism of Ted Turner ...

Rather that Ted Turner ... like Howard Hughes, Madonna, and Tiger Woods ...

Have missed Life Greatest Blessings ... confusing great sex with genuine intimacy, and mega-millions with genuine peace and contentment ...

We all need to be careful to "not" walk down those same deceptive paths ... starting with myself ...




.

38 posted on 03/01/2012 5:50:51 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Steelfish

What do the other girls do on their days off??


39 posted on 03/01/2012 7:30:57 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

What do the other girls do on their days off??


Whatever they want, living like royalty. I suspect the three weeks away from Ted is part of the appeal of the role.


40 posted on 03/01/2012 8:15:53 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Beelzebubba

Reminds me if the old joke. My wife and I have an agreement. She can go out with the girls whenever she wants and so can I.


41 posted on 03/01/2012 8:17:58 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: higgmeister
I hate that the foolish player makes up rules on his own and I pity the people that the sad fool has any association with.

God makes the rules, these "players" are imbeciles on the fast track to destruction.
42 posted on 03/01/2012 8:19:40 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Steelfish

I call BS. It’s hard enough imagining that one woman would want to go steady with the Mouth, let alone four.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 8:25:58 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

-——What they mean is that he has four whores on call-——

I suppose you could phrase it that way, if truth is important to you.


44 posted on 03/01/2012 8:26:32 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: RichInOC

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


45 posted on 03/01/2012 8:27:00 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Steelfish
“who owns 28 homes including 14 ranches”

1%'er = where are the protesters?

You couldn't get me to ‘date’ Ted Turner if he gave me all his homes and ranches. I like being around somewhat sane people.

46 posted on 03/01/2012 8:39:35 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Steelfish
He only named one of the women, the novelist Elizabeth Dewberry

Lest anyone be jealous of Mr. Turner's tacit polygamy, one can only assume that the other three "girl friends" are at least as messed up as the train-wreck he chose to mention by name. From a statement by her former husband:


47 posted on 03/01/2012 8:43:52 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Steelfish

Elizabeth Dewberry

Ted has always looked diseased to me.

48 posted on 03/01/2012 8:45:04 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Psst, Cistine = Sistine...


49 posted on 03/01/2012 10:47:29 AM PST by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: bt_dooftlook

thanks !


50 posted on 03/01/2012 2:24:50 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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