In Woman in Gold, Helen Mirren plays Maria Altmann — an octogenarian Jewish refugee who fought to recover the Gustav Klimt paintings the Nazis seized from her family in Vienna at the outset of World War II. On Friday, Mirren received an award for her performance at New York’s Neue Galerie, which is now home to more Klimts than anywhere else in the country.
The Neue collection includes a 1907 portrait of Altmann’s aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer — the woman in gold. Several of Klimt’s other portraits have joined Adele Bloch-Bauer at the Galerie in an exhibit on display until September 7.
So an anon in both Fluff and Geeb’s inbox pointed out that InTouch, which is running with a lot of the paternity story right now, is owned by Bauer Media Group who also owns The Debrief, which Gemma works for. I KNEW I had seen Bauer before somewhere in my digging, so I went looking again.
Bauer Media Group owns Kiss Radio UK, of which Kisstory is a station. Remember that tweet from back in June?
I don’t think I need to remind anyone that Gemma RT’d this. It could be absolutely benign, Gemma just could have been RT’ing because it’s part of her bosses larger umbrella or because she agrees with Louis… but I don’t think that and you all know I don’t. I’ve dug and dug but can’t draw any connections back from Yvonne Bauer (CEO of Bauer Media) to Irving Azoff. Not that everything NEEDS to have an Azoff connection, but you all know how much I love those.
Still, I find it interesting. I know Louis’ tweeted about Kisstory before, as has Gemma… it still piqued my curiosity. And also, as a cherry on top, does anyone else remember that radio DJ/libel lawyer, Will Cozens, who went full-on Dark Larrie on IG/Twitter back in June and Mags kept us all up to speed on it. Guess who he was originally employed by? Oh yeah. Bauer Media Group.