>> Yesterday's rumors have become today's truths: Sir Richard Branson has confirmed that Kate Moss is writing an autobiography to be published by Virgin Books, cementing the fact that she now has not one but British business heavyweights to pull for her — will Branson and Sir Philip Green go at odds for her time? It was already circulated yesterday that Green was willing to pay up to ensure Kate's hostess gig at the Costume Institute Gala, and theirs is not just a business relationship: Kate vacationed just last weekend in Monaco with Green's family.
But back to the book: it aims to be a no-holds-barred account of her life, complete with anecdotes about her celebrity friends, and may even include details on her alleged drug abuse and breakup with Pete Doherty. "It's going to make an exciting read," Branson promised. There is no release date yet. Apparently the book deal — which is said to be worth £1 million (approx $1.5 million) — has been in place for several years, but was delayed in 2006 after Moss's cocaine scandal. Branson is a business partner in Moss's home agency, Storm Models, and has known her since she was 15.