Mike Tyson’s yobbish antics at a press conference last week show he has a lot to learn about handling the media. The industry’s very own Nutty Professor, Don King – a carnival huckster barely bettered since the days of PT Barnum – is firmly established as the ringmaster supreme.
Dollar signs are guaranteed to stiffen up interest in the limpest of stories, and so it proved this week. Apparently, the glorious, gorgeous, stunning, mysterious, sexy, charismatic and talented (etc etc) cracker that is Catherine Zeta Jones, has signed a five-year film deal worth $54m. Not bad, eh?