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reports that, "It may be years before the solo debut from late INXS singer
Michael Hutchence is released, due to the legal wrangling that has occurred
in the wake of the performer's death, according to Hutchence's longtime
manager, Martha Troup."
In the wake
of reports that Paula Yates has found a new beau (see
article), Michael's parents have expressed outrage at her behavior.
Hutchence's father, Kell, said he had been left reeling by the news which
comes less than a year after his son's suicide. Speaking from his home
in Sydney he said, "I am extremely upset to learn about all of this."
And the rocker's mother, Patricia Glassop, who is divorced from Kell Hutchence,
was upset by hearing the news through a journalist - instead of straight
from the mother of her two-year-old grand- daughter, Tiger Lily. She said,
"I've had enough. This is unbelievable this cuts me to the heart. She
is no fit mother for my son's child. I am sickened by this."
in current newspapers
are reporting that Kell is trying to gain custody of Tiger, but that has
been refuted by those around him. In the meanwhile Paula and ex-heroin
addict, Kingsley O'Keke, are reported to have moved into the former television
presenter's West London home, cutting short her stay at the clinic.
to Tim Farriss!
to Jon Farriss!
reports that INXS musical brother Jon Farriss is the familiar face (just
glimpsed) in the new Victorian Tourism commercial. Farriss plays the hero
of the new James Bond-style advertising campaign in which a jetsetting
damsel is pursued across Victoria by two shady secret agents. Enter Farriss
in his spy-style Porche to rescue our desperate damsel and deliver her
safely to a waiting speed boat. Thirteen hears the cameo performance was
just that -a cameo- and in no way heralds a new career in television.
In the never-ending
Michael estate saga comes this AP report:
battle over the estate of rock star Michael Hutchence has begun behind
closed doors in the Queensland Supreme Court in Australia, reports the
Associated Press. The late INXS lead singer's mother and sister are at
loggerheads with the estate's Hong Kong-based executor, Andrew Morrison
Paul, over the ownership of assets held in trust. Officially, Hutchence
died almost penniless when he committed suicide in his Sydney hotel room
last November. But tens of millions of dollars worth of property, shares,
bank accounts and income from his music is held in trust in tax havens.
Hutchence's mother, Patricia Glassop, and sister, Christina Hutchence,
have filed suit against the executors of his estate -- the architects
of the trusts -- arguing the assets should be included in his estate and
divided according to his will. An emotional Mrs. Glassop would only say,
"It's for my son that I'm doing this" when she left the court Wednesday.
mailed out the catalog of official INXS tour merchandise and fankits.
To receive one, for US residents, please send a SASE (regular business
#10 envelope with a 32 cent stamp). If you're outside the US, send one
IRC (International Reply Coupon - available at your post office) to the
following address: IN2XS, PO Box 460207, San Francisco, CA 94146 USA.
friend of Michael's father, Kell, has sent the following update for fans:
"Kell and Susie had a delightful night out on 30th July with little Tiger.
They attended a performance of the Moscow State Circus. Little Tiger laughed
and giggled with delight as a proud and grateful Grand Daddio held his
little treasure on his knee. This next day Kell was in bed again with
a bad case of bronchitis from the cold beaches in the Ozzie winter. "She
is so much like my Michael," Kell said. " I have had a wonderful time
but may be just overdoing it a bit. I need to slow up a bit and wait until
I am more fully recovered."