Moguls

Sumner Redstone Speaks

In a juicy profile in the new issue of Conde Nast Portfolio, Lloyd Grove casts aging media mogul Sumner Redstone as a latter-day King Lear. With Viacom and CBS way down, the 85-year-old may be forced to start selling off parts of his empire. But he’s still full of bluster, bad-mouthing his rivals—“Disney is getting killed!”—in between knocking back vodka cranberries. Redstone even gripes about CBS chief Les Moonves overpaying for CNET, though Redstone himself signed off on the purchase price. Two weeks after Redstone’s public split with his 47-yeear-old second wife, Paula, after five years of marriage, Grove finds the couple still sharing an abode.