In the news this evening,
Paul McCartney’s divorce from Heather Mills is final, and the settlement is public. It adds up to $48 million dollars. Which breaks down, according to this math, to $1,400 an hour for the four years they were married.
I feel no sympathy for him. He was a Beatle. I have always loathed the Beatles. Every single one of them. McCartney was acclaimed as a great rock n roll songwriter, but what kind of songwriting is this?:
“It’s been a hard day’s night and I’ve been working like a dog”
(Wow! Inventive. What a clever turn of phrase. What innovative metaphors! The imagery is so apt! So striking! What can he possibly follow that line up with?)
“It’s been a hard day’s night. I should be sleeping like a log.”
(Oh, my gosh! He found a way to rhyme dog with log! This man is a genius!)
Then of course there is that Nobel Worthy opus:
“She loves you yeah. Yeah. Yeah. She loves you. Yeah.Yeah.
I hate the Beatles. I’m glad she took his money. He didn’t deserve it.
Meanwhile, speaking of women who make a thousand dollars an hour…
Ashley Alexander Dupree who, as we all know is the high-price hooker who recently cost New York governor Eliot Spitzer his job (He was caught ordering her services and had to resign) is looking at a lot more money than that.
The 22-year-old, who literally did charge a grand per hour, has an offer of a million dollars from Hustler magazine. Penthouse is thinking about it, too, but the real dough is in this: It turns out the she was an aspiring musician on the side (or was the music her day job and it was the whoring that was on the side?). Since she became (in)famous, myspace downloads of her songs have gone through the roof.
“According to Dupre’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/ninavenetta), she left home at 17 and moved to New York, where she is trying to pursue a music career.
Her R&B- and pop-tinged songs “What We Want” and “Move Ya Body” are ranked as the two best-selling songs on the AimeStreet.com music sharing Web site.
The website data leads Reuters to estimate that she has made about $680,000 from the songs, which may actually be good—I don’t know. New Vision internet is too third world for anyone here to find out.