News International has confirmed that the final edition of the News of The World will be the most scandalous ever, with just lists of names and allegations.
The 168-year-old paper, the first Rupert Murdoch bought in his quest for world domination, will go the presses at Wapping for the last time on Saturday night, before being consigned to the fish and chip shop of history.
"We're determined to go out with a bang" the title's last editor Colin Myler told journalists who still had jobs, outside the company's London headquarters.
"I know it sounds reprehensible, but thanks to the likes of Glenn Mulcaire, Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and the like, we've thousands of allegations left to print. And because we've no advertising that's been paid for, I've essentially got carte blanche to do what I like. And I will."
Mr Myler's message is likely to be well received at Inns of court around London, as barristers wait for libel and injunction instructions from thousands of celebrities who feel they could be in danger of being exposed for the lying, cheating and human individuals they are.