How lucky is Barack Obama. He gets the best seats at the best concerts and meets the best musicians. Paul McCartney included. Mr. President was presenting the former Beatle with the Gershwin Prize for Best Song at a big concert in the White House.
And who woulda thunk it, but Sir Paul that he was “slightly nervous” before the East Room tribute concert. It’s line-up was in incredible. Faith Hill, the Jonas Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Dave Grohl included.
FYI: McCartney is the third recipient of the Gershwin prize, awarded by the Library of Congress and it’s named. After the songwriting brothers George and Ira Gershwin. It’s previous recipients were Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. Sir Paul also mentioned he’d grown up listening to music by the Gershwin brothers.
He was awestruck too commenting, “For an English kid growing up in Liverpool, the White House – that’s pretty special,” he said adding an aside for Obama, “He’s a great guy so lay off him.”
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Oh, Heather Mills. We can appreciate that you’re just kind of famous for being famous right now (sure, you’ve got your fake leg, a forgettable stint on Dancing With The Stars and that divorce from Sir Paul McCartney but really, what have you done lately?), but this outfit – really?? And the fact that you wore it to the premiere of StreetDance 3D, a UK dance film with a name so great that it puts Step Up 2: The Streets to shame, well, it’s all so overwhelming. But please, for everyone’s sake, please retire that outfit. And let us borrow your DVD copy of StreetDance 3D when you’re through with it.
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In the world of Hollywood feuding families (a la Tori and Candy, Jennifer and Nancy Aniston, Angelina Jolie and John Voight) it’s so nice to see a father-daughter duo getting along as nicely as Paul and Stella McCartney. The former Beatle was the ultimate supportive father at Stella’s Paris Fashion Week runway show yesterday, bringing along girlfriend Nancy Shevell, chatting with Stella’s BFF Gwyneth Paltrow, and snapping photos of his daughter’s collection with his cell phone camera. At the end of the show, which featured colorful florals for evening wear, as well as sleek lacy halter tops under jackets, grey jersey and denim stretches, Paul cheered and clapped the loudest. Awwwww! [Photos: Splash News Online]
The FABlife’s Libby Keatinge is at Paris Fashion Week from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, reporting glam details about celebrities, fashion, runway shows, and parties. Follow the action here and on Twitter at LibbyTheFabLife!
Whoah. Katie Price means business in her split from Peter Andre. The be-boobed one has reportedly hired Paul McCartney’s top divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton to protect her assets if they head to court. Ã‚Â Fiona famously repped the former Beatle during his messy breakup from Heather Mills and received a jug of water over her head when she managed to keep the majority of Macca’s fortune intact from the lunatic high-spirited Heather.
Elsewhere, the gossip mags hit stands in Britain today and are predictably packed with lurid stories about the truth behind their split — from Katie reportedly confirming it was all over a year ago, to Pete compiling evidence about her parenting skills to try and win custody of their two children. Depressing stuff indeed. Maybe we do all wish it was a publicity stunt, if only for those poor kids.
Paul McCartney has reportedly penned a tune for his new album that appears to attack ex-wife Heather Mills. The song, titled “Electronic Arguments” allegedly references bitter texts, emails, and phone-bugging that occurred between the former couple.
The ex-Beatle includes harsh lyrics such as: “The last thing you do was to try and betray me/ In new morning light/ I’ll never forget it/ And that’s just outta sight.”
“I remember you well/ Oh woman betrayed you/ I couldn’t resist you/ When I made you.”
“You said you love me – but was it true? The last thing to do was to lie about me silently.”
Paul later references the $50 million he had to fork over in their divorce settlement: “And you have money/ And no manners.” Apparently the former Mrs. McCartney didn’t send a Thank You note after Paul handed over that big fat check.
Paul also reportedly wrote a more heartfelt song for his new lady love, Nancy Shevell. We’re guessing Heather is probably not going to download either of Paul’s new songs on her iPod. [Source: Fametastic; Photo: Getty]