As if being attacked by national newspapers was not enough, poor
old celebrity PROs are now being savaged by their own clients.
Corset-wearing ex-soap star Joan Collins has launched a scathing attack
on the publicist of her failed West End show Over The Moon.
In her column in this month's Spectator, Collins vents her spleen at
publicist Anna Arthur's insistence on circulating the scantily-clad shot
of the 68-year-old, which subsequently made the front pages of national
Collins 'reluctantly' agreed to the shoot to boost sales after Arthur
allegedly pleaded with her to do so.
After pondering what the Taliban would have made of this 'example of
disreputable Western decadence', Collins continued with a rant against a
'deep throat in training' who has leaked spats within the Bill
Arthur was eager to remind Diary that the shots did little to lift the
flagging performance of the show, but she assures us that Collins never
once requested copy approval on interviews.