PAUL McCARTNEY: Uh Oh
Paul McCartney's new video for his song "My Valentine," featuring actors Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman communicating via sign language, apparently shows them using a few wrong signs.
Natalie's mistake comes when she attempts to sign the word "appear," but instead gives the sign for "tampon." Depp's occurs with the title of the song. Instead of "valentine" he signs "enemy." However, despite the mistakes, the British Deaf Association applauds Macca's effort, saying, "The sign for tampon does seem to come up from both Johnny and Natalie, which causes some confusion, especially as American and British sign languages are different. It would have been nice if genuine deaf people had been used. But it's still great."
McCartney wrote "My Valentine" for his new wife, Nancy Shevell, and it's included on his latest album, Kisses on the Bottom.
In other McCartney news, he has been named one of this year's recipients of foreign honorary memberships from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Also being honored are Clint Eastwood, Mel Brooks, playwright Neil Simon and Hillary Rodham Clinton. They will be inducted October 6th at a ceremony at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
McCartney performed in Paraguay on Tuesday and was invited to meet President Fernando Lugo and tour the government palace in the capital of Asuncion, but he declined due to a tight schedule. McCartney performs in Bogota, Colombia tonight.