Pandora: We can work it out, says Dylan of Macca tie-up

News, now, to bring joy to the hearts of music fans everywhere: it seems that a collaboration between Sir Paul McCartney and the ever-less-grouchy Bob Dylan may be very much on the cards.

The development comes after an interview for Rolling Stone magazine, in which Dylan, pictured, is asked if he would consider writing songs with the former Beatle. "That would be exciting – to do something with Paul," he enthuses. "But, you know, your paths have to cross for something like that to make sense."

It's a surprising statement, since the pair haven't always been the best of friends. Indeed, Dylan has tended to be rather scathing of Sir Paul's talents, comparing his songwriting skills unfavourably with those of his band-mate John Lennon.

Understandably, Dylan's words have caused quite a stir among McCartney's team, who appear only too keen to make the legends' paths cross. After all, it was only a year ago that Sir Paul named Dylan as his ideal dueting partner and hailed him as a "genius". "We heard the offer this morning and we're trying to let Paul know about it," explained his spokesman. "I should think he would be very interested in hearing about it. As you can imagine, it would be a pretty major thing if it went ahead."

Hurley raises her royalist standard

"I've long been the greatest fan of the Prince of Wales. No one has ever looked better in hunting or polo kit than he," gushes Elizabeth Hurley in her latest turn as a feature writer for Tatler. The pair, of course, are co-operating on a line of organic produce, although, after Hurley's words, Pandora can't help but wonder how Camilla will feel about their next business meeting. Hang on, there's more: "When I close my eyes and think of England, I am lolling, scantily clad, in front of a roaring fire and Rupert Campbell-Black." Ahem.

Rees-Mogg lands in the soup (again)

Last time we heard from Jacob Rees-Mogg, his office had been caught plagiarising The Sun in a campaign leaflet (something that smacked a little of underachievement, given that his father is the former Times editor Lord Rees-Mogg). Now the Tory hopeful is in it again, with allegations that staff at his London firm have been writing his supposedly self-penned "responses" to events. Not an unusual practice, but that hasn't prevented his local paper sticking the boot in. "It's time to write your own lines," it booms. Oh, dear.

More from the not-so-silent Kate Moss

Following yesterday's news that Kate Moss is planning to write a "tell-all autobiography", it appears that we may have had a taste of what to expect from the model's musings, courtesy of a New York Times red-carpet interview at Monday's Met ball.

Asked for her thoughts on becoming a museum-worthy muse, the not-so-silent-any-more one shrugged and pulled a hulk of gum from mouth.

"I'm amused," she sniffed. A talent for concision, then.

An entente for Clarke and Balls

It is, it would seem, officially on between Ed Balls and Charles Clarke. Asked yesterday about the former Home Secretary's claim he was "well acquainted" with briefing against others in the Labour Party, Balls harrumphed: "Charles often says things he regrets. He does it quite regularly and I fear it won't be the last time."

Given the tension, Pandora is inclined to offer a peacemaking possibility. Both MPs are fans of the recently relegated Norwich City, so perhaps they could bond over shared sporting failures?

pandora@independent.co.uk

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