DIARY: Weber Shandwick sets the celebrity standard at mobile phone launch

Diary is proud to announce that it is unleashing a fresh challenge

upon our legion of loyal readers.

Having failed in our attempts to spark an electrical goods bribery war,

this column has instead opted to reward acts of shameless celebrity

name-dropping with the sweet nectar of publicity.

Before we get into the juicy gossip of this week's entry, we ought to

clarify the rules: Diary does not care for the trivial exploits of Jamie

Oliver, Vanessa Feltz and their second division ilk.

We want big names acting as disgracefully or entertainingly as


First up: Weber Shandwick Worldwide and its launch bash for some mobile

phone. The cunning ploy of organising said shindig in conjunction with

Meg 'D-List' Matthews' 2active party agency ensured the likes of Jude

Law, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss plus Jade and Mick Jagger stumbled from

their counting houses for the event.

Thus it came to pass that account director Jeremy Clarke and account

manager Ross Cathcart put the moves on Schiffer on the dance floor,

while another account manager - Nicki Lyons - literally beat off the

competition to present pretty-boy Law with his party bag.

The standard has been set folks. Remember: the more you touch them the

more we want to hear about it.

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