26, 1995 (from Cyber-Sleaze):
has presented his married girlfriend with a $15,000 sparkling diamond
ring. TV presenter PAULA YATES was spotted last night at a trendy London
nightclub sporting the gem on her engagement finger - but friends stress
the pair have no plans to wed. Seven months ago Yates dumped her husband,
BOB GELDOF, for Hutchence. The pair have just moved into a $750,000 love-nest
together. Last night at London's trendy WEST END ATLANTIC BAR Yates couldn't
take her eyes off her new sparkler - and told friends she couldn't be
happier. One said, "It's a lovely ring and a very romantic gesture. She
can't stop showing it off. They're very happy together."
19, 1995 (from Mr. Showbiz):
Heads, No Talk
of the Talking Heads have reunited. David Byrne isn't involved, but bass
player Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Franz and keyboard player Jerry Harrison
are billing themselves as the Heads. They're putting together an album
using guest vocalists, including Michael Hutchence of INXS and Johnette
Napolitano. One song, "No Talking Just Head," can be heard in the "Virtuosity"
soundtrack with Deborah Harry doing the vocals.
12, 1995 (from Reuters):
was convicted of assaulting a journalist who was bothering him over the
whole Christiansen/Yates affair. He was fined in excess of $3500. See
Assault Charge for more details.
10, 1995 (from Stuart Coupe's Music Industry News & Gossip):
Rock Cafe in Sydney has been sold at a loss. Well known investors in the
venture include Tom Cruise, manager Glenn Wheatley and INXS's Kirk Pengilly.
They and other investors will get back just 70 cents for each dollar they
had in the business. Reports say that ever since opening in 1989, the
Crown Street business has struggled. It was obliged to pay hefty royalties
to Hard Rock Cafe originator Peter Morton. Annual sales revenue was $9
million, of which $3 million was in promotional merchandise. The Hard
Rock reported $800,000 annual trading losses. India's Oberoi hotel family
were the buyers.
ex-girlfriend Helena Christiansen graces the cover of this month's Euro
GQ. The caption reads: "Would you trade this in for Paula Yates?" ("you"
in italics, by the way.) The article discusses the relationship's breakup
among other things...