They are the passionate love letters Mick Jagger wanted to keep under wraps.
Written in the summer of 1969 to his secret lover Marsha Hunt, they reveal a tender side to the Rolling Stones singer rarely seen in public. Jagger is understood to have made it clear to his former girlfriend that he wished to keep them private -- but she had other ideas.
Yesterday, they went under the hammer for an incredible £187,250 after a three-minute bidding war at Sotheby's. The 10 letters, said to paint a picture of Jagger as a 'poetic and self-aware' 25-year-old, were written to the American-born singer while Jagger was in Australia.
In one steamy note, he promises Marsha: "I will kiss you softly. And bite your mouth too."
In other letters, he is more poetic, musing: "If I sailed with you around the world/All my sails would be unfurled." Hunt provided the inspiration for the Stones' 1971 hit Brown Sugar and gave birth to Jagger's child Karis in 1972 after a three-year love affair.
Now 66, she said she was selling the letters because she was 'broke' and needed to make repairs to her home in France. Asked recently if Jagger supported the sale, she said: "I don't think so, but they're not his." The auctioneers are so worried about legal action from Jagger, they have taken the unusual step of not releasing substantial extracts from the letters to the media.
— Daily Mail
Mick Jagger wrote the letters in 1969 to American-born singer Marsha Hunt who was the inspiration for the Rolling Stones' hit Brown Sugar.
Funny AND glamorous!
The past two Golden Globe awards ceremonies have been hosted by a snarky Ricky Gervais who ruffled a few feathers with his Hollywood put-downs and close-to-the-knuckle jokes.
But the presenting job has had a glamorous makeover, with funny women Tina Fey and Amy Poehler glittering in gold dresses in a new promo clip.
The television stars gave viewers a taste of what to expect next January in the humorous promo, which was released, along with the nominations last Thursday. Fey, 42, looked stunning in a gold sequinned dress with plunging neckline, while 41-year-old Poehler wore a similarly glittering high-necked gold gown.
"I'm very excited to be hosting the Golden Globes awards show this year," declared Fey in a clipped 'classic Hollywood' accent.
"Because it's the biggest awards show/celebrity party in the whole of Hollywood," added a breathless Poehler. "In fact," added Fey, "we're so excited, we're going to speak in classic Hollywood voices for all our banter."
"Talking like this will never get old," said Poehler, before adding ruefully that in fact, it had.
The funny pair are old friends who first met while working for improvisational theatre troupe Second City in Chicago before they found fame on Saturday Night Live.
— Daily Mail
Theron settles into motherhood
It is always a challenge to care for a youngster. But Charlize Theron will at least be prepared after she stocked up at a pharmacy in Los Angeles last Wednesday.
As cold and flu season gets going, the glamorous South African ensured she was ready to cope with any bugs which might infect her eight-month-old son Jackson. She forked out to buy bagfuls of supplies, including a humidifier, on a trip to a CVS Pharmacy. Charlize looked chic with her cropped hair, dark striped top and clinging leggings.The 37-year-old, who earlier this year was rumoured to be dating Modern Family hunk Eric Stonestreet, did not mess around after leaving the pharmacy, and sped off back home.
It emerged in May the Prometheus star had adopted the child, who hails from her homeland of South Africa. She previously said she does not regret the decision, saying: "You know, I don't think any mother aims to be a single mom. I didn't wish for that, but it happened. I always knew I would adopt. Always."
— Daily Mail