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Video! Wendi Murdoch to Rupert's Rescue!

While testifying in a hearing on the phone-hacking scandal, media baron Rupert Murdoch, 80, was attacked on Tuesday afternoon by a protester with a white foam pie, only to have it slapped away by his 42-year-old wife, Wendi Murdoch.


Katie Couric tweeted about the incident, "Wendi Murdoch giving whole new meaning to the term tiger mother... insanity!"

The protester turned out to be comedian Jonnie Marbles, who sent his own tweet moments before he attacked. "It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat," said Marbles, who describes himself as "Activist, comedian, father figure and all-round nonsense."

Murdoch and son James sat before British Parliament, calling the inquisition "the most humble day of my career," and laying blame on "the people I trusted" for the scandal which began with the tabloid News of the World, and has now gone through the top levels of Britain's police and even the Prime Minister's office.

Who is Wendi Murdoch?

1. Heritage

Wendi Deng was raised in Jinan, Shandong, China.

2. American Schooling

Wendi enrolled at California State University, Northridge, where she studied economics and was among the top 1% of students. She then attended business school at Yale University.

3. Meeting Murdoch

Wendi and Rupert met at a party in 1997, and married two years later, just three weeks after Murdoch divorced his second wife, Anna.

4. Motherly Instincts

Wendi and Rupert have two daughters, Grace Helen Murdoch (born 2001) and Chloe Murdoch (born 2005). Wendi joked on a Newsweek panel about teaching her girls Chinese. "I've been doing flashcards, talking Chinese to them... but it didn't work on Rupert."

5. Burgeoning Filmmaker

Wendi produced the recent indie film, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," starring Hugh Jackman.