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Paul 'N' Heather [Oct. 19th, 2006|10:27 am]
Tony Grist
So did he choke her? Did he object to her breastfeeding their kid because those were "his" breasts?

I'll never hear Yesterday again without asking myself those questions.

A carefully-managed reputation turns to dust. 
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-10-19 11:26 am (UTC)
I am baffled and interested.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-19 11:39 am (UTC)
I think McCartney is a big, spoiled kid who isn't used to having people say "no" to him.

It's all rather sad.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-10-19 11:44 am (UTC)
Oh, Paul.

Yes, this morning they said she was following him around with a camera documenting everything.

Ugh.

I haven't followed this closely. I mostly remember hearing that Paul and Linda didn't believe in killing anything, so cockroaches roamed freely through their house.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-19 01:00 pm (UTC)
Paul and Linda lived the fairytale. It's a shame that this second marriage is tarnishing our memories of the first.

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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2006-10-19 11:27 am (UTC)
That's my problem--do people really make such accusations out of whole cloth?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-19 12:37 pm (UTC)
The scary thing is that his reputation is destroyed now whether or not the accusations are true.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2006-10-19 01:37 pm (UTC)
Tarnished, yes, but destroyed?

I guess I don't really care. My brother leaves for Iraq in a week; somehow I can't really care about Paul McCartney.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-19 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'll grant you that: "destroyed" is a bit strong. The music remains untouched. But his image as this ultra-nice, unspoiled, perennially youthful guy is going to be hard to rebuild.

Yes, compared to what's going in Iraq, the doings of celebs don't amount to a hill of beans.

That's terrible about your brother...

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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2006-10-19 02:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, he'll never have the image of "unspoiled, perennially youthful" again. You're right, that's been destroyed.

He'll get back a good image, but it won't be the same bright, shining one.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2006-10-19 12:01 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-19 12:51 pm (UTC)
I'd like to think well of him because of the tunes. Otherwise I don't really suppose it's any of my business.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2006-10-19 12:36 pm (UTC)
He's just a man, not some kind of god. On the other hand, working in the legal business (although mostly doing my best to distance myself from domestic relations proceedings), I have seen incredible accusations made against former loved ones, either to squeeze out a little more cash or to just slash at one another in order to hurt or to make up for the loss of love.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-19 12:55 pm (UTC)
Are the accusations true? exaggerated? false? We'll never know for sure. But the damage to his reputation has been done.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2006-10-19 01:24 pm (UTC)
That's the problem with being an idol of millions, isn't it? There eventually comes some proof of their humanness and it's such a long and hard way down to hard earth. Personally, I'm not really bothered one way or the other, but then Paul never WAS my favorite Beatle anyway. :P
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-19 01:52 pm (UTC)
Nor mine...

Though he did write some of my favourite songs.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-20 10:27 am (UTC)
Hey Jude
Long And Winding Road
Lady Madonna
Let it Be
For No One
Here, There and Everywhere

The list just goes on and on...



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[User Picture]From: mokie
2006-10-21 11:11 pm (UTC)
To me, the sad thing isn't that the man's reputation might be damaged now. It's that celebrities have this kind of constant media access, that they can have a falling out or a break-up and thus for three months the 'news' tells us all the he-said she-said as if the intimate details of this pair's inner workings are somehow important in the Big Picture.

Make them deal with it privately, like regular people, I say. Make them stop using the media as a weapon against each other.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-22 01:21 pm (UTC)
Today the word is that he's hitting back (so to speak.) According to his people, she used to beat him. Poor Sir Paul.

They seem to have chosen to go this route. The other option- "we've come to an arrangement and we're still good friends"- was always open to them and at first it seemed as if they'd take it.
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[User Picture]From: mokie
2006-10-23 03:51 am (UTC)
Then we call it a draw. They both walloped on each other, that's a fight, not abuse, so neither side gets to use the claim in court.

(The law is swift and brutal and not kind to drama in mokievania.)

Without in-laws and (not so) well-meaning friends poking their noses in, and lawyers spotting a good target, they might still be okay with that arrangement. Probably too late now, more's the pity.
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