In this world of spin control, it’s hard to discern the truth. For example, is the pairing of David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer the glam love affair of the decade?
Or are the two merely business partners?
The popular illusionist and the Teutonic supermodel insist that the former is what is true - despite a report by the French magazine Paris Match that the so-called relationship is more contractual than actual.
Paris Match reports that Schiffer was offered a deal to appear at Copperfield’s 1993 show in Berlin, including first-class air fare, a bodyguard, a Mercedes and $20,000.
Schiffer and Copperfield deny the charges, though they do admit the first meeting involved a contract. But, his publicist says, “there is no contract that states Claudia is there as some sort of consort.”
Rep. Sonny Bono, who wouldn’t have a clue, on funding the arts: “I know of no one, in 30 years in the arts, that has been assisted by the NEA. I don’t see where the NEA is this amazing contributor to mankind and has brought all these artists forward.”
Would that be 68 - or 6.8?
Dick Button turns 68 today.
Not only that, he was late for a party at Madonna’s
Here’s a novel defense. Michael Robert Mischler, accused of burglarizing the home of supermodel Elle Macpherson last month, claims that he never broke in. He was, he says, invited. “He stayed with her six times,” Mischler’s lawyer said. “His statements are that he just found out he was used as a ‘boy toy.”’
We could be indignant, but we aren’t in the mood
The U.S. Air Force, not surprisingly, is denying a German newspaper report that bandleader Glenn Miller died from a heart attack in the arms of a French prostitute in 1944. “The report is incorrect,” said a statement released by the Air Force on Wednesday. “All known facts indicate that Maj. Miller died on Dec. 15, 1944, when his plane crashed into the English Channel, as originally reported.”
That would explain who wore the pants in the family
Wherever the celebrity news takes us, we aren’t afraid to venture - even when it involves the late Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Biographer Michael Bloch reports that SHE may actually have been a HE, a victim of a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome.
No word on what No. 2 Ted Koppel is going to do
So why did CBS put up a billboard on Broadway proclaiming David Letterman’s status as No. 3 in the late-night ratings? “We put it up for the same reason we do everything else,” said Rob Burnett, executive producer of Letterman’s show. “It made us laugh.” It sits near an NBC billboard announcing Jay Leno’s No. 1 status.
At least she didn’t try to gnaw off her ear
Danielle House has been stripped of her Miss Canada International title. Why? Because she was convicted of punching her old boyfriend’s new girlfriend in the face. “Because she is a role model,” said pageant official Sylvia Stark, “we cannot condone someone convicted of assault.”
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