Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wiretaps, Hookers, Cheaters, Death: The Gossip Circle of Life

Here's what we got today, people. First up, from Jeanette Walls' The Scoop on MSNBC:
The Paul McCartney/Heather Mills divorce is getting uglier.

Mills recently got hold of a taped phone conversation between the ex-Beatle and his designing daughter, Stella, and played it for her estranged hubby. In the conversation, Stella — who has never been a fan of her father’s most recent wife — reportedly declares that she believes allegations that Mills was a high-class hooker, a charge former model Mills has denied.

“Paul’s face went white as a sheet and he looked utterly stunned,” when Mills played the tape for him, reports London’s Sunday Mirror. “He was shocked and staggered to discover that his private home phone had been secretly bugged.”

The paper, which has been somewhat sympathetic to Mills, reports that she was “handed the tape by a third party” and adds that “there is no suggestion that she is behind the recording” — although that possibility doesn’t seem to be ruled out.

Well, of course Stella McCartney believes Heather Mills was a hooker--every sentient being on the planet believes it!

I wonder if they have the same strict laws in England about illegal wiretapping as we do here. (Not that anyone pays attention to those laws! Ba dum dum. Thank you.) Could Heather Mills be in trouble for more than nude, cocaine-fueled paid sexual romping with international arms dealers? (And really, who among us didn't do some of that back in the go-go '80s? Those of us with glass houses cannot, in good conscience, cast the first stone. Why, Adnan Khashoggi and I had some wonderful times in the Ritz-Carlton, romping around with Samantha Fox, clutching champagne flutes filled with cocaina, and even if in retrospect those Bolivian marching powder-fueled Lost Weekends seem a tad sordid and tawdry, it was just how things were back then! But I digress.) I wonder if Sir Paul would have the one-legged mother of his child thrown in the slammer for eavesdropping? At the very least he should sic Stella on her. Even though she's wee, I wouldn't want to meet Stella McCartney in a dark alley--that mean little face of hers seems like it would chase you the darkest corners of hell and back...

Next, from our neighbors in the Great White North at Canada.com:
Actress Sienna Miller could be getting revenge on her cheating ex-fiancee Jude Law, canada.com has learned.

The 24-year-old star, who called off her engagement to Law in 2005 only to reconcile earlier this year, just spent a romantic weekend in Toronto with James Franco, her co-star in a new movie.

While Law, 33, was in London, England, Miller was spending a lot of time off-screen with Franco, 28, who is best known for playing Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man films.

Eyewitnesses claim the two stars looked “very into each other” while taking in a concert and movie and having dinner together. They also hit a popular nightspot and spent a day shopping together.

Franco and Miller are in Ontario this month shooting Camille, a black comedy from director Gregory Mackenzie.

Hmmmm...if I cared two figs about anything having to do with Sienna Miller and I were a disapproving school marm, I would say, "Two wrongs don't make a right, Missy!" Although, really, who can blame her for cheating on that nanny-boffer? I am beginning to doubt the sanity of former "Freaks And Geeks" star James Franco, however, since this little alleged dalliance is hot on the heels of his little alleged dalliance with Lindsay Lohan. What is wrong with you, James Franco? Don't you like girls with some meat on their bones and brains in their heads? Apparently NOT. Phooey!

And finally, sad news from the UK and the TimesOnline:
Syd Barrett, the founding member of Pink Floyd, has died aged 60 at his Cambridgeshire home where he became a recluse 30 years ago.

The guitarist, singer and lyricist founded the band in 1965 and was one of its biggest songwriting talents in its early days.

But his behaviour became erratic during the psychedelic drug haze of the 1960s and he split with the band in 1968. He has since lived reclusively in Cambridge.

A spokeswoman for Pink Floyd said: "He died very peacefully a couple of days ago." It has been reported that he died last Friday from complications related to diabetes.

His brother Alan confirmed his death, saying only: "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days."

Poor Syd. He is often described as an "acid casualty," and was the inspiration for one of the characters in the '90s British movie "Still Crazy," which your humble Felt Up blogette has a soft spot for in her heart.

May you really rest in peace, Syd.

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