With her earnings a fifth of what they were two years ago — she had to get by on a paltry ?1million last year — Kate Moss
has just taken another blow to her amour-propre, courtesy of Calvin Klein.
Klein, recalling the time he cast Moss and Mark Wahlberg in a series of advertisements in the Eighties, says she was, while “a great model,” a “difficult” person to work with. “It didn’t go too well. She didn’t like him at all. He was a pleasure. I have worked with so many women, great ones, and Kate was always difficult.”
Gordon Brown’s smile may be even more strained than usual on Wednesday when, at Prime Minister’s Questions at noon, the MP listed to quiz him first is none other than Jim Devine.
Embarrassingly, this is the Labour MP for Livingston who faces criminal prosecution for alleged false accounting. A spokesman for the Prime Minister declined to be drawn on whether Brown intends to employ the usual convention when addressing Devine, ie. “my honourable friend.”
A special date
Angela Baker, the original “Calendar Girl” who encouraged her fellow Women’s Institute members to strip naked for a calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research in memory of her late husband John, will be leading the girls on stage for the finale of The Night of 1,000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall in May.
“John would be so proud to see us all at this spectacular event,” says Mrs Baker. “We promise to keep our clothes on this time.”
If only for the sake of appearing to be impartial, one would have imagined that Piers Morgan would have gone through the motions of inviting David Cameron on to his Sunday night Life Stories programme on ITV.
Gordon Brown is on this weekend, after all, but a Conservative Party spokesman tells me that Morgan, a former editor of the Daily Mirrror who admits to be being a close personal friend of the Prime Minister and a regular guest of his Chequers, has made no overtures towards Cameron.