||Mick Jagger's publicist, Bernard
Doherty, has accused the Mirror of
"double-standards" as the paper
continues its fight against overzealous
"I think there are some
double-standards operating here," was
all Mr Doherty would say after the Mirror
printed verbatim the details of a
conversation he had with 3am girl Jessica Callan.
Callan stands by yesterday's story that former Rolling Stone
Mick Jagger was romantically involved with Amanda de Cadenet,
the former 80s wild child and presenter of The Word.
The Mirror has published the taped conversation with Mr Doherty
in a bid to prove he failed to deny the story when given the
chance before publication.
And Callan said 3am and the Mirror would continue to publish
communications between the showbusiness desk and publicists
to expose what they see as hypocrisy.
"It's just fighting back and exposing the way they work," Callan
"We got the tip from an extremely good source and we went to
Bernard to warn him that we would put it in the paper. It wasn't
Today's 3am column reports that Doherty made an extraordinary
plea to the paper not to publish details of the conversation
because it would expose the "newspaper/PR cartel".
Doherty denied having made the remark.
But some publicists have been shocked by the way the Mirror
has suddenly turned on celebrity publicists, many of whom have
had working relationships with the paper stretching back years.
3am's war on PR follows an edict from editor Piers Morgan, who
has banned his staff from giving copy approval to celebrities.
Morgan's decision followed a speech to the Belfast Society of
Editors conference at which he spoke of a "sudden and
prolonged hunger for serious news".
Yesterday the Mirror published two versions of an interview with
This Morning stars Richard Madely and Judy Finnegan; the
"approved" version recommended by the couple and an
"uncensored" version by interviewer Jenny Johnston.
||They're Solo Acts
Mick Jagger and rock siren Amanda de
Cadenet are banding together to deny reports
they're romantically involved.
"Both parties are extremely upset at the
distress these untruths cause," they said in a
Jagger, 58, and de Cadenet, 29-year-old
ex-wife of Duran Duran's John Taylor, were
spotted out together in L.A. recently. But de
Cadenet insists, "I have a boyfriend, and it's not
Speaking of Mick, he doesn't think much of
Britney Spears' cover of the Stones' classic
"I was with my 9-year-old daughter," Georgia, he said in an AOL
chat this week. "We quite liked the beginning of it … [but] it didn't
seem to go anywhere."
||Jagger denies de Cadenet affair
Ageing rocker Mick Jagger has denied being romantically involved with
actress Amanda de Cadenet.
According to press reports, the pair had enjoyed a series of romantic
dates in Los Angeles.
But the 58-year-old rocker, who is currently promoting his new album and
set to star in a documentary, has issued a statement about the
It was untrue and de Cadenet, 29, had been upset by the rumours,
He said: "There is no truth whatsoever in this story. I've known Amanda
and her family for many years."
De Cadenet said: "I have a boyfriend and it is not Mick Jagger."
Jagger has had a humbling reception for his new album, which sold less
than 1,000 copies on its first day of release.
Early sales figures showed the singer's third solo release, Goddess In The
Doorway, sold just 954 copies on the day of its release.
That compares with the 73,000 copies which his chart rival Robbie Williams
managed when his Big Band-style Swing When You're Winning was issued
the same day.