Brit expat Heather Mills’ campaign to be loved by America is an uphill battle. Though she scored sympathy votes with her backflip on Dancing with the Stars, the Jimmy Kimmel audience last night was lukewarm to her abrasive charm. (Wethinks she’s getting more mileage out of that missing leg now than when it was attached.) Meanwhile, Popbitch says her decision to accept that one-time payment of $25 million and two houses in the divorce settlement from her Beatle ex may be because there’s camera phone footage of her at a party indiscreetly taking the piss out of Paul’s first wife Linda and his daughter Stella which got her lawyers rushing to work out a quick settlement.
Also from Popbitch comes word on that other expat (in the other direction), Madonna. Apparently, her “fashion” [Popbitch quotes, not ours] isn’t flying off the racks as expected nor creating queues outside the shops, which doesn’t surprise the store’s designers. There was a move to limit the launch to just accessories after focus groups deemed the line “cheap” [quotes ours], but H&M higher-ups nixed that idea, not wanting negative publicity or a confrontation with the Material Girl – or should that now be Schmatah Lady?