- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 4, 2007

Revealing comments

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger could have been a ballet dancer or campaigned against African poverty in another life, he says in a new interview — while also revealing a penchant for singing in the shower.

The 64-year-old rocker voiced satisfaction at his long career and insisted that the Stones have no plans to hang up their instruments.

“I’ve just finished two years on the road, and I’m having a bit of a rest,” Mr. Jagger told the BBC, adding: “I’m sure the Rolling Stones will do more things and more records and more tours, and we’ve got no plans to stop any of that, really.”

The Stones, who played their first gig in 1962, have just completed their mammoth Bigger Bang tour, which lasted two years.

Asked what he would be if not a rock star, Mr. Jagger says: “Maybe I would be … an ex-ballet dancer with bad knees. Or I’d be in Africa trying to help a beleaguered economy. Who knows?”

Singing in the shower is another way he lets off steam.

“It could be something you’ve just heard on the radio, or it could be something from years ago … but not usually my own,” he says.

Rock says Pam lied

Kid Rock claims ex-wife Pamela Anderson lied about having a miscarriage after they had a marital spat last year, People.com says.

According to Kid Rock, Miss Anderson got mad when he delayed a visit to her on the set of her movie in Canada so he could attend a Los Angeles Lakers game, the singer, 36, tells Rolling Stone magazine. He filed for divorce a month later, ending their four-month marriage.

Uninvited guest

A naked intruder broke into Nicolas Cage’s home near Los Angeles and put on one of the star’s leather jackets before he was confronted by the actor, Reuters news agency reports. No one was hurt in the incident, which happened early on Monday in Newport Beach, an upscale community 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Mr. Cage, who was at home with his wife and child, asked the intruder to remove the jacket, escorted him outside and called a security guard.

Compiled by Kevin Chaffee and Robyn-Denise Yourse from wire reports.

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