Gossip ages about as well as leftovers, but one biographer has just peeled back the foil on an exceptionally scandalous morsel: an early-1990s dalliance between Eric Clapton and Princess Diana.
The Daily Mail served up the decades-old dish Monday with a juicy excerpt from upcoming tell-all “Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton” by Paul Scott.
According to the book’s delightfully purple prose, Clapton picked up the princess while skulking around San Lorenzo, an exclusive Italian restaurant in London: “San Lorenzo … became his office. And office romances were on the menu.”
And Di was the blue-plate special, at least after a few run-ins at San Lorenzo made their attraction “absolutely obvious,” according to a mutual friend.
There was “a lot of winking, and overtly steamy looks,” the friend told biographer Scott in nauseating detail. “A story went around that one time when she and Eric were both at San Lorenzo, Diana began sucking suggestively on a piece of ice as she gave him the eye.”
The alleged friend stopped just short of making “bow-chicka-wow-wow” noises for what happened next, but the dalliance evidently didn’t end well: a decade later, Clapton called Diana a “manipulative and sick person.”
FIGHT ON “CREED” SET
Sylvester Stallone apparently still packs a punch at age 68, at least when it’s on a film set.
TMZ says Stallone and a few other guys had to break up a fight Monday on the set of “Creed,” aka “Rocky Infinity,” after boxer-thespian Tony Bellew allegedly started whaling on the actor playing his coach. A source told the New York Post that Stallone “immediately flipped out and began screaming” over the fight, which temporarily shut down filming.
“Creed” stars Michael B. Jordan, who played Oscar Grant III in “Fruitvale Station,” as Apollo Creed’s grandson Adonis Creed.
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