Monday, July 30, 2007

Allison Pearson, Arcati and The New York Post


From The New York Post, today:

"HERE'S one for The New Yorker fact-checking department. Is the weekly's film critic, Anthony Lane, married to journalist/author Allison Pearson, mother of his two children? Although the British couple often refer to themselves as man and wife, caustic media blogger Madame Arcati claims they're not legally wed. "Allison speaks highly of marriage: for the purposes of her £350,000+ column in the Daily Mail," Arcati writes. "When we are given moral lectures by gurus . . . it's sooooo important to know the backstory to the guru." The blog also posts a comment from Pearson: "OK Mme, you win. Anthony and I are not officially 'married.'"

I should say that Pearson has not confirmed herself as the commenter.

5 comments:

Duralex said...

Well, we haven't got any further – and I doubt we ever will –, but at least we know how unfounded rumors can run rampant in the journalistic circles.

Madame Arcati said...

I don't hear Pearson denying anything - why don't you apply to be her PR? You have all the instincts of a lackey.

Duralex said...

<< You have all the instincts of a lackey. >>

Hahaha, you just say that because I'm not yours. :-)

Anonymous said...

I so look forward to her next column - a spirited defense of new cohabitee laws, surely?

geygrey said...

She's back to her old tricks today, it seems! Refers to 'the Husband' in her column again - in a moving piece on underpants - as if Arcati had never outed her. But it is SO hard, isn't it, to remember if one is 'technically' married? Far easier to keep to keep up a good story for the adoring Mail readership...