Paul McCartney's Ex: Almost a Bionic Commando

 Pages 1 2 NEXT
 

Paul McCartney's Ex: Almost a Bionic Commando

image

Heather Mills, better known to the world at large as the ex-wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, was asked to be "the face" of the new Bionic Commando but was quickly dropped when she demanded a starring role and a huge sum of money.

Bionic Commando is based around a character with a prosthetic arm and since Mills, who has had a prosthetic leg since being hit by a motorcycle in 1993, has been involved with amputee charities for numerous years, she was approached by Capcom with the idea of letting her face and name be used in conjunction with the game. But the publisher quickly backed away when Mills asked for a six-figure fee and demanded that the "star" of the game be a character based on her.

A source quoted by The Sun said Mills wanted "at least ten times" Capcom's original offer. "She was insistent she wouldn't do it for a smaller fee and said the producers should make her the star," the source claimed. "The request was way, way over budget and they certainly weren't keen on basing the game on her." The deal subsequently fell apart.

Mills herself presented a slightly different version of events on her Twitter page. "Got offered to promote an amputee bionic computer game, from a wealthy computer games company I said if you donate a large sum to charity," she wrote. "The stingy company came back saying they couldn't, what happened to charitable businesses, seems they just want to exploit and give nothing." She also suggested that Sun journalists should be hooked up to a lie detector and have their testicles electrocuted every time they tell a lie.

via: IncGamers

Permalink

Because her money pit made of money in her house made of money on her island made of money is getting a little empty?

If her version is true, however, Yay! Testicular electrocution! Fun for the whole family.

How amazingly kind of her.

Okay chances are she really doesn't know how much money video game budgets have to make a video game. There are no billionaires behind these projects it is just a company. Good for her wanting to donate money by starring in a video game but the demands are just outrageous if the budget cannot afford it and it sounds like she wasn't willing to compromise.

Can't believe I'm saying this but believe the Sun for once as she truly knows no bounds for greed the gold digging cow. However why pick her of all people I do not know, surly someone who has not let their loss of a limb slow them down and overcome all obstacles like a paralympic athlete or someone who done what few able bodied people could even dream of doing would be more suitable for a action game and be alot cheaper and put money to good use?

edit:
However had a point with the electrocution as I don't care if short out a few small towns it be so worth it :D

So not giving out vast sums of money you don't even have during an economic crisis is now considered stingy?

Gah! I was pissed enough that they paid all that money to Patrick Stewart and Sean Bean to sound bored on Oblivion! Do you see what happens when you ask even a quasi-celebrity for any thing? I heard Shatner could've been in the new Star Trek film but got greedy and wanted a bigger part than what was intended for him. When will the videogame industry realize we don't play games for big name stars, we play them because they're good games!

This is really tough. Who do I hate less?

Ah screw it, Mills has already proven herself to be a scheming, gold-digging ratbag. Oh, and she supports PETA.

But let's take a look at that earlier court case:

wiki:
Mills stated that she needed approximately £360,000 for personal security, £175,000 for her daughter's security, £176,000 a year for clothes, and the ownership of four homes: one in Beverly Hills, one on Long Island and two in England with a combined value of £5,700,000 as well as £8 million (up to £12,500,000) to buy a home in London, £3 million to buy a home in New York, and £750,000 to buy an office in Brighton, England, for Mills' sister. She also asked for £1 million for legal expenses, £650,500 a year for donations to charities, £650,400 a year to run seven properties with staff, £500,000 a year for holidays, £186,000 a year for chartered helicopters, £43,300 a year for a chauffeur, £20,000 a year for a caregiver, and £191,150 a year for "professional expenses". Mills unexpectedly asked for £40,000 a year for wine (although she rarely drinks alcohol) and £30,000 a year for equestrian activities, but Justice Bennett had to remind her that she did not ride horses any more. Justice Bennett questioned Mills's claim that before she met McCartney she had £2 million to £3 million in bank accounts, so she was asked to produce bank statements to verify the fact. Mills replied that she thought she had them at her home in Brighton, but no bank statements were ever shown to the court, which also cast doubt on her assertion that she gave 80% to 90% of her earned income to charities, as her tax returns (between 1997 and 2000) showed no charitable donations at all. Near the end of the court case, Mills calmly poured a jug of water over the head of McCartney's solicitor, Fiona Shackleton, shouting, "You're a bitch! You're a traitor to your sex! How could you do this to another woman?" and, "I'm not a loser".

In his judgment, Justice Bennett described Mills as a "kindly person" who argued her case with a "steely, yet courteous, determination"

McCartney said: "There'll be no more nagging, no more chaos, no more Heather...bliss. I have peace at last."

As for her media relations:

Mills frequently accuses the press of misquoting her, and of using material out of context to give a negative impression of her, telling the Evening Standard that the claims that she had married McCartney for his money were more hurtful than losing her leg.

Not quite enough to forgive wanting £30,000 for riding horses that you can't anymore? Seems she just wants to exploit and give nothing.

Wow.... what a greedy b****.

She has a point. The Sun isn't exactly what you can call a credible source of information.

They're probably telling the truth, mind you, but you have to take everything written in that paper with a side salad of sodium chloride :)

Heather Mills uh? She supports PETA and sucked the money out of Paul McCartney. The motorcycle should have ran over her head.

The_root_of_all_evil:
This is really tough. Who do I hate less?

Ah screw it, Mills has already proven herself to be a scheming, gold-digging ratbag. Oh, and she supports PETA.

But let's take a look at that earlier court case:

wiki:
Mills stated that she needed approximately £360,000 for personal security, £175,000 for her daughter's security, £176,000 a year for clothes, and the ownership of four homes: one in Beverly Hills, one on Long Island and two in England with a combined value of £5,700,000 as well as £8 million (up to £12,500,000) to buy a home in London, £3 million to buy a home in New York, and £750,000 to buy an office in Brighton, England, for Mills' sister. She also asked for £1 million for legal expenses, £650,500 a year for donations to charities, £650,400 a year to run seven properties with staff, £500,000 a year for holidays, £186,000 a year for chartered helicopters, £43,300 a year for a chauffeur, £20,000 a year for a caregiver, and £191,150 a year for "professional expenses". Mills unexpectedly asked for £40,000 a year for wine (although she rarely drinks alcohol) and £30,000 a year for equestrian activities, but Justice Bennett had to remind her that she did not ride horses any more. Justice Bennett questioned Mills's claim that before she met McCartney she had £2 million to £3 million in bank accounts, so she was asked to produce bank statements to verify the fact. Mills replied that she thought she had them at her home in Brighton, but no bank statements were ever shown to the court, which also cast doubt on her assertion that she gave 80% to 90% of her earned income to charities, as her tax returns (between 1997 and 2000) showed no charitable donations at all. Near the end of the court case, Mills calmly poured a jug of water over the head of McCartney's solicitor, Fiona Shackleton, shouting, "You're a bitch! You're a traitor to your sex! How could you do this to another woman?" and, "I'm not a loser".

In his judgment, Justice Bennett described Mills as a "kindly person" who argued her case with a "steely, yet courteous, determination"

McCartney said: "There'll be no more nagging, no more chaos, no more Heather...bliss. I have peace at last."

As for her media relations:

Mills frequently accuses the press of misquoting her, and of using material out of context to give a negative impression of her, telling the Evening Standard that the claims that she had married McCartney for his money were more hurtful than losing her leg.

Not quite enough to forgive wanting £30,000 for riding horses that you can't anymore? Seems she just wants to exploit and give nothing.

I can't stand Mr. McCartney or her ex-wife so that didn't bother me a bit. A rich old guy with no knowledge of events that he throws himself into living in the 60's vs a money-grubbing narcisstic gold-digger with no intelligence who supports the PETA.

They tried to get Heather Mill(ion)s, the money-grubbing, lying, Beatle leftover? There's way better people they could have gotten (Rick Allen for example).

Harbinger_:

I can't stand Mr. McCartney or her ex-wife so that didn't bother me a bit. A rich old guy with no knowledge of events that he throws himself into living in the 60's vs a money-grubbing narcisstic gold-digger with no intelligence who supports the PETA.

Well, I'd say that Macca at least made some decent music, didn't force his ideas on others, and brought up a reasonably smart daughter. I can't actually think of anything nice to say about Heather Mills.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Harbinger_:

I can't stand Mr. McCartney or her ex-wife so that didn't bother me a bit. A rich old guy with no knowledge of events that he throws himself into living in the 60's vs a money-grubbing narcisstic gold-digger with no intelligence who supports the PETA.

Well, I'd say that Macca at least made some decent music, didn't force his ideas on others, and brought up a reasonably smart daughter. I can't actually think of anything nice to say about Heather Mills.

She might die someday? Thats nice? Right? RIGHT?!

oliveira8:

She might die someday? Thats nice? Right? RIGHT?!

Nope, coz then we'll have to suffer through the "tributes to this brave golddi...woman."

Hey she is an EX for a reason.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Harbinger_:

I can't stand Mr. McCartney or her ex-wife so that didn't bother me a bit. A rich old guy with no knowledge of events that he throws himself into living in the 60's vs a money-grubbing narcisstic gold-digger with no intelligence who supports the PETA.

Well, I'd say that Macca at least made some decent music, didn't force his ideas on others, and brought up a reasonably smart daughter. I can't actually think of anything nice to say about Heather Mills.

Ofcourse you'd be absolutely wrong. Paul McCartney is a rabid vegan and has fired crew members for eating meat around him.

I agree that she is a greedy bitch. But what's wrong with supporting PETA? I always thought they were just like the RSPCA here in Australia, helping to rescue sick and injured animals, but a little more over the top sometimes. Am I missing something?

I can only imagine if the whole game did wind up starring her..

She's a greedy bitch who stole a bunch of one of my hero's money (Paul) that wants more for a tiny thing.

Talendra:
I agree that she is a greedy bitch. But what's wrong with supporting PETA? I always thought they were just like the RSPCA here in Australia, helping to rescue sick and injured animals, but a little more over the top sometimes. Am I missing something?

Does your RSPCA try to re-name fish "sea kittens"? Thought not. PETA is a stupid organization, as in their ideas are pathetic. I support animal rights, and vegetarianism, but I still hate PETA's guts.

Sea Kittens: http://www.peta.org/sea_kittens/

[Gavo]:

Does your RSPCA try to re-name fist "sea kittens"? Thought not. PETA is a stupid organization, as in their ideas are pathetic. I support animal rights, and vegetarianism, but I still hate PETA's guts.

Sea Kittens: http://www.peta.org/sea_kittens/

Ah, yeh that is pretty stupid. Though I think I may have to call baby catfish sea kittens now :P
Guess I just always assumed they were like the RSPCA.

IxionIndustries:
I can only imagine if the whole game did wind up starring her..

I think you might be on to something there, imagine, kinda like a gimpy, confused Robin Hood, who sues from the rich to give to PETA. You could keep all the money you figure the poor kitties don't need so you can have six, count 'em, SIX houses all over the nice places of the world.

Private message me, I think we can take something like that to Rockstar Games!

Talendra:

[Gavo]:

Does your RSPCA try to re-name fist "sea kittens"? Thought not. PETA is a stupid organization, as in their ideas are pathetic. I support animal rights, and vegetarianism, but I still hate PETA's guts.

Sea Kittens: http://www.peta.org/sea_kittens/

Ah, yeh that is pretty stupid. Though I think I may have to call baby catfish sea kittens now :P
Guess I just always assumed they were like the RSPCA.

They survive off of that misunderstanding.

PETA is at it's best a stupid group of people, at it's worst, ecoterrorists who have destroyed private property and encouraged it.

Honestly, whilst she is no angel, having met Macca once I can quite easily say he comes off as a slimy cunt. But perhaps its just me.

[Gavo]:
She's a greedy bitch who stole a bunch of one of my hero's money (Paul) that wants more for a tiny thing.

Does your RSPCA try to re-name fish "sea kittens"? Thought not. PETA is a stupid organization, as in their ideas are pathetic. I support animal rights, and vegetarianism, but I still hate PETA's guts.

Sea Kittens: http://www.peta.org/sea_kittens/

Just thought I would correct that bit there. Really confused me after coming in from a night out!

blackcherry:
Honestly, whilst she is no angel, having met Macca once I can quite easily say he comes off as a slimy cunt. But perhaps its just me.

[Gavo]:
She's a greedy bitch who stole a bunch of one of my hero's money (Paul) that wants more for a tiny thing.

Does your RSPCA try to re-name fish "sea kittens"? Thought not. PETA is a stupid organization, as in their ideas are pathetic. I support animal rights, and vegetarianism, but I still hate PETA's guts.

Sea Kittens: http://www.peta.org/sea_kittens/

Just thought I would correct that bit there. Really confused me after coming in from a night out!

Whoa. Thanks!

Cliff_m85:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Harbinger_:

I can't stand Mr. McCartney or her ex-wife so that didn't bother me a bit. A rich old guy with no knowledge of events that he throws himself into living in the 60's vs a money-grubbing narcisstic gold-digger with no intelligence who supports the PETA.

Well, I'd say that Macca at least made some decent music, didn't force his ideas on others, and brought up a reasonably smart daughter. I can't actually think of anything nice to say about Heather Mills.

Ofcourse you'd be absolutely wrong. Paul McCartney is a rabid vegan and has fired crew members for eating meat around him.

Source? And it's not like John "Hairspray" Walters or David Lynch or Naomi Campbell etc. have done the same with their own vices.

There'll be no more nagging, no more chaos, no more Heather...bliss. I have peace at last.

That's awesome.

Seriously, any arguments for "whatever happened to charity" go out the window with the whole demanding they make her the star character. But then I think most people know she's a money grubbing wretch of a human being.

lmao Just imagine a game where you play a grumpy middle aged woman who wont get out of her chair unless there's cash involved (and lets face it, with one leg your going to be in a lot of chairs...).

Then im assuming she meant for her "character" to have a zip liney leg thing similar to bionic commandoes arm? Shed just be hobbling along till someone shoots at her at which she responds by attaching herself to a tree and hanging upside down like a bat until her lawyers arrive...

Seriously though as a British citizen I feel ashamed that she getting her whining broadcast overseas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ0iMulicgg

Try having two amputated legs, you gold-digging cow. Aimee Mullins is a better person several thousand times over, and is probably indirectly responsible for Heather's own replacement leg.

Agreed, Rick Allen would've been a much better choice for a celebrity sponsor of Bionic Commando, but it doesn't really need one.

Capcom what were you thinking!

Ollie596:
Capcom what were you thinking!

They were thinking she would be a bad choice for a game character

Talendra:
I agree that she is a greedy bitch. But what's wrong with supporting PETA? I always thought they were just like the RSPCA here in Australia, helping to rescue sick and injured animals, but a little more over the top sometimes. Am I missing something?

They're batshit insane. Like when one of their members told the world to stop reproducing as mankind is detrimental to the planet. And that's common with them.

Talendra:
I agree that she is a greedy bitch. But what's wrong with supporting PETA? I always thought they were just like the RSPCA here in Australia, helping to rescue sick and injured animals, but a little more over the top sometimes. Am I missing something?

They generally make a massive deal over small things, act like complete idiots and like they deserve to be all high and mighty on their pedestal. When the truth is that a huge amount of the animals they 'rescue' are put down because they can't find homes, however the local pet rescue centers do the same and have a much lower rate of putting animals down.

[Gavo]:
She's a greedy bitch who stole a bunch of one of my hero's money (Paul) that wants more for a tiny thing.

Talendra:
I agree that she is a greedy bitch. But what's wrong with supporting PETA? I always thought they were just like the RSPCA here in Australia, helping to rescue sick and injured animals, but a little more over the top sometimes. Am I missing something?

Does your RSPCA try to re-name fish "sea kittens"? Thought not. PETA is a stupid organization, as in their ideas are pathetic. I support animal rights, and vegetarianism, but I still hate PETA's guts.

Sea Kittens: http://www.peta.org/sea_kittens/

Don't forget they wanted Ben & Jerrys to make Ice cream out of People Milk. I could use the lazy "Soylent Cream" pun... so I shall.

Talendra:
Though I think I may have to call baby catfish sea kittens now :P

As shall I. I already call Hedgehogs "Bristlehogs" for reasons that I have forgot, and Lions "Land Sea Lions".

 Pages 1 2 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here