I’ve never thought much of Mick Jagger (other than that he needs to retire now), so I didn’t really expect to think much of his sketch intro for Monty Python’s new live show. Still, I went into things with an open mind and I guess it is vaguely amusing that he pokes fun of “wrinkly old men” and at least tries to make us laugh. Did it work? Nah, but A for effort!
Who here is a Monty Python fan?
July 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Mick Jagger has apparently already moved on from the suicide of girlfriend and designer L’Wren Scott. He was photographed getting cozy with 27-year-old ballet dancer, Melanie Hamrick (above), and according to the U.K.’s Sun, they are dating. The whole thing sounds kind of twisted. Here’s more on the story, from the Daily News:
Jagger, 70, reportedly met his new lover three weeks before the March suicide of his former gal pal, L’Wren Scott. The Rolling Stones front man was introduced to his flexible flame during a trip to Tokyo, where the band performed Feb. 24.
The pair didn’t hook up but remained in touch, according to the Sun. It wasn’t until after Scott, 49, hanged herself in her Manhattan apartment that the couple began canoodling.
“After her death, Melanie reached out and they met in New York as friends,” a source told the newspaper. “There was a spark there and she provided a distraction to the emotional hell he was going through.”
Uh huh. Guess who’s not thrilled? Scott’s sister, Jan Shane. She told the News,
My sister deserves so much more respect than that. It hasn’t even been three months.
I now believe that he was a bigger part of her troubles that no one knew about. I am so hurt to know that she was so sad and hurting inside and felt that she had nowhere to go.
I’m not saying he has to stay in mourning forever and never date again, but really, it hasn’t even been three months. And this woman is 27, which doesn’t help. I guess to quote one of his own songs, he feels, “You gotta walk and don’t look back.”
Here’s a better photo of the Hamrick, from the American Ballet Theatre site:
I think the whole thing is tacky. What do you think?
June 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
L’Wren Scott – fashion designer, model and longtime lover of Mick Jagger – was found dead in her New York City apartment on Monday morning by her assistant, apparently hanging from a door knob with a scarf around her neck. While it seemed to be pretty cut and dry that her death was a suicide, that has now been confirmed by NYC’s chief medical examiner’s office.
“The manner of death was determined to be suicide,” said Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the office.
Scott’s remains have been claimed, according to Bolcer, though it was not immediately known by whom.
Really, really sad. Even sadder is Mick’s tribute to L’Wren on his website, posted on Tuesday:
I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way.
We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.
She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.
I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
I will never forget her,
That’s awful. Suicide is a difficult thing to process and understand, especially when someone seemingly “has it all” – just goes to show that money, fame and success aren’t everything. It’s extremely sad that L’Wren was unable to find help or simply no longer had the will to live her life. She’ll be missed by a lot of people.
March 20, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
I actually went to dinner with [Jagger] one time, and he hit on me when I was like 18! …but that was a long time ago, and since then he’s been very kind and I got to sing ‘Beasts of Burden’ on their stage with him on their tour on the Rolling Stone tour.
Mick Jagger’s publicist gave this stuffy reply:
Mick Jagger categorically denies that he has ever made a pass at Katy Perry…Perhaps she is confusing him with someone else.
Dude, come on. Even I would hit on an 18-year-old Katy Perry. I’d hit on her any year. I’d hit on her 40 years from now. And I’m straight and have a boyfriend. Jagger’s publicist shouldn’t have released a statement, because now it just makes Jagger look old and stuffy and makes it seem like he really did hit on her. I absolutely believe that a little flirting went down. And that’s okay, dude. Maybe she creeped him out by asking him for a lock of his hair.
Professionally, things are going great for Ms. Perry — Prism is at the top of the charts and that can’t be denied.
October 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
David Bowie and Mick Jagger should totally play roommates who don’t get along, with Lou Reed as their landlord, and Iggy Pop as the cat lady down the hall. This totally isn’t going to happen, but a fictionalized show around Bowie and Jagger’s experiences in 1970s might, and with Martin Scorsese on board. This sounds way too good to be true. Here’s what Daily Mail is saying:
The drama will be based on a fictional account – first compiled decades ago by the rock stars – of the sleazy record industry in the 1970s. Jagger will also be a series producer.
It revolves around a drug-addled record company executive and his artists trying to survive in the cut-throat business, and many of the storylines are loosely based on Bowie and Jagger’s own experiences.
An industry insider says: ‘Many years back, David and Mick sat down and came up with a story together about sleazy record industry types. It was based on the sort of hustlers who emerged in the post-Beatles era, where one day a guy would be a nightclub bouncer and the next he was the manager of a band. There wasn’t much control and everyone was out to make a quick buck. The idea lay dormant for years, but now a script has been pulled together. Mick will be the show’s producer.’
Ah. So really, it will be pretty far removed from Bowie and Jagger, if it happens. I want a show about David Bowie and Mick Jagger together, man. I guess what they say is true: you can’t always get what you want…
The Rolling Stones frontman, 70, will be joined by Scorsese and Terence Winter – the man behind shows such as Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos – to make the programme, and it is likely to be a huge hit.
Boardwalk Empire actor Bobby Cannavale has been cast as the lead character and directors Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who made the George Clooney blockbuster Ocean’s Thirteen, have also been hired to help with the project.
One question: can we get Bowie to get Nicolas Cage on board?
September 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Mick Jagger kind of makes me want to throw up in my mouth just looking at him, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I suppose I can conceive of the fact that designer L’Wren Scott has found love in a hopeless place with the Rolling Stones rocker – for the past ten years, in fact. Apparently the pair are planning on getting married in the near future, which I’m sure exactly none of you care about.
Mick has had two wives previously (and a loooooooove affair with David Bowie, to boot!), but L’Wren wants a ring on it.
From The Sun:
But acclaimed fashion designer L’Wren, 46, wants them to tie the knot and has been dropping heavy hints.
Members of the Stones entourage have even dubbed her “So When?” due to her determination to marry Jagger, who turns 70 next month.
A band insider said: “She’s been on Mick’s case non-stop. What he liked about her at first — apart from the obvious — was she absolutely didn’t try to tie him down. She’s a stylist, designer and has a jewellery and perfume range. Mick loved the fact she was totally independent.”
Apparently she feels like she’s never been accepted by the band’s inner circle or some shit. Not sure if marriage would help that, but let’s go with it and wish them all the best, shall we?