Sunday, July 21, 2024

Paul McCartney’s New Step Son Already Digging London


Paul McCartney gets married today to Nancy Shevell, which will be a nice thing for everyone. But it’s nicest for Arlen Blakeman, Nancy’s 18 year old son. Arlen attends Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. But according to his Facebook page, he’s in “Londome for the holidays.” Arlen and pals already took in Buckingham Palace. Last night he reported that they hit The Box nightclub in Soho, London. They also hit Stringfellows nightclub. The young lads are having a grand time! (Can you imagine being 18 and Paul McCartney’s newly minted stepson? It’s like being Prince Harry with no responsibilities.) Arlen lists a lot of music likes on his Facebook page, mostly rap and Led Zeppelin. He also has a link to James McCartney, Paul’s son his new stepbrother. Very wise. James’s Facebook music has links to all of his very listenable recordings. Reports from London are that the wedding reception today is smallish, with just Paul’s kids, grandkids, Nancy’s family, and some of the Eastmans, Paul’s in-laws. No doubt his brother Mike McCartney will also be on hand. Congrats to all.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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