Monthly Archives: October 2001
Until last week, Barney lived in a tank at the Kaspia restaurant in London. The head chef decided Barney was just too old and fat to be drizzled with a piquant tofu, walnut and cranberry consomme and served on a bed of braised watercress a la nouvelle paparazzi.
Publicists and journalists know that there’s a solid, dependable roster of proven no-hopers with the magic “MP” after their names. These guys – too talentless to gain high office, too self-important to sit in backbench obscurity – can push a piece of TV trivia right up the news agenda.
We want our stars to live lives of non-stop, high-profile, high-energy drama and excitement. We want them out there, for us. We don’t want their long-term, loving relationships. After all, we can have one of those ourselves. Take a look at Kylie and Posh Spice.