Wednesday, February 16, 2005

DIDDY-LE-SQUAT: It's rare for a publishing house to lose its patience waiting for delivery of a book, so for Random House to go to law for the non-appearance of P Diddy's memoir is startling indeed. They want the third of a million bucks they gave him back in 1998, or at least a poorly-written potboiler of a life to publish.

Actually, we think it's probably just a misunderstanding - we imagine Diddy is on the phone to the publishers now: "I sent it in, I'm sure... is there a manuscript there with Diddy on the cover? No... how about Puff Daddy, maybe I put that name on it... no? Combes...?"