Fun Weekend Reading: What Ted Turner Is Up to Now. At 73 He’s Got Four Girlfriends, Was Recently Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea, and, Says His Daughter, He Really Misses Time Warner. ‘He’d still be there if he’d not totally gotten screwed,’ She Says

Mar 2, 2012  •  Post A Comment

So what’s Ted Turner up to? You can find out by reading "Whatever Happened to Ted Turner" by Stephen Galloway in The Hollywood Reproter.

Galloway writes, "Turner doesn’t pay attention to TV anymore, other than CNN [which Turner founded]. ‘I don’t watch entertainment,’ he says. As for CNN’s sister network, HLN, ‘the News and Views Network featuring Nancy Grace’: ‘I haven’t watched in years. I want to see serious news.’ ”

Later in the piece Galloway notes about Turner that "His energy may be flagging, but some drive keeps propelling him forward, in an unending race to achieve more — or outrun his inner demons.

"The 2001 departure of Jane Fonda from his life, after a 10-year marriage, may have fueled this. He admits it shook him profoundly and perhaps contributed to the sense one has of his being emotionally adrift, no matter how vast his accomplishments. Often, during our conversations, he tunnels down a track of his own — spending 15 minutes on his Voluntary Initiatives, for instance — as if his mind is full of his own thoughts and private obsessions. He has replaced Fonda with a new arrangement, alternating among four girlfriends, each of whom gets approximately a week per month of his time. ‘Pretty much, that’s the general rule,’ he says."

Again, to read the entire profile in THR, please click here.

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