October 18th, 2010
01:33 PM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones legend releases a memoir called "Life" on October 26. This weekend, both The Times of London and Rolling Stone magazine released exclusive excerpts and headlines have leaked. (Note: The online excerpts are available only via subscription.)

The Rolling Stone collection includes a photo essay heavy on sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The best kind of partying, Richards writes, is the kind you can’t remember. “You get these brief vignettes of what you did [while intoxicated]," Richards writes. “Oh, you don’t remember shooting the gun? Pull up the carpet, look at those holes, man.”

ABC News went through The Times excerpts to uncover that Richards and Mick Jagger haven’t been friends for years. Richards even refers to Jagger as “Her Majesty.” “Sometimes I think: 'I miss my friend.’ ” Richards admits in an excerpt. ”I wonder: 'where did he go?' "

The Daily Record of Scotland reports that the original rift between Jagger and Richards goes back to 1968 when the two swapped girlfriends Marianne Faithfull and model Anita Pallenberg, respectively. Pallenberg is the mother of three of Richards’ children. Richards admits that he acted out of retaliation and that his tryst with Faithfull happened only once, according to the report in the Daily Record. "Marianne and I still have this joke,” he recalls. “She sends me messages: 'I still can't find your socks.' "

Carl Forti

Turns out "Karl Rove’s Karl Rove" is a Carl by another name. Politico has a profile Monday about GOP media consultant Carl Forti. Forti, it turns out, is the operative whom Rove refers to as “one of the smartest people in politics you've never heard of.”

Forti is political director for American Crossroads, a group backed by GOP consultants Rove and Ed Gillespie that releases ads to target Democrats and their supporters. Forti also consults for three other Republican groups. The four organizations have spent a reported $33 million on TV advertising targeting anything Obama, Politico reports.

“Carl is a strategic political warrior,” GOP operative Bradley Blakeman tells Politico. He calls Forti “the Alexander the Great of the Republican independent expenditure world.”

Andre Sougarret

Much has been written about the American contributions toward saving the 33 Chilean miners who spent 69 days trapped underground. Meanwhile, the UK Press Association has published an account of 46-year-old Andre Sougarret, the engineer that Chilean President Sebastian Pinera appointed to oversee the rescue.

Pinera contacted Sougarret three days after the mine cave-in, the Press Association reports. Sourgarret had run El Teniente mine for Chile's state-owned Codelco copper company.

Sougarret quickly established a plan that included three types of drills headed toward the underground shelter, according to the Press Association. With three drills advancing toward the men, Sougarret calculated the potential speed of each drill and bet on three dates. The first drill would reach the miners by December 1. The second, October 10. The last on October 30. At 8:05 a.m. October 9, Plan B broke through. "This last stage for me was like butter," Sougarret told the Press Association. "I always said that if these people are alive and I have contact with them and I can get food to them, they could spend a year (below) and nothing will happen to them. It was a question of time."

soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. Sherri W.W.

    Fortunately,no,Karl Rove did not play music with Keith Richards~thank the Lord!~I believe she was talking about the 2nd story in this section!~about Karl Rove&his little buddy,Carl Forti~who they said,have gotten together 33MILLION DOLLARS~to TARGET PRESIDENT OBAMA ANY WAY THAY CAN!~WONDERFUL FOLKS~Karl Rove and his bunch of IDIOTS!~WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE YOU PUT THIS LYING BUNCH OF CO~COOS` BACK IN CHARGE OF ANYTHING!

    October 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kristal

    Keith sounds like he stayed true 2 himself by that i mean staying as he always has been (out there) micks head according to Keith is stuck in sand, long live the King (ELVIS)

    October 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kristal

    hey Keith' write back 2 me and i will show You something really kool ? belongs alongside your skull ring its so unique, and its Thee only 1 in this galaxy.

    October 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sherri W.W.

    What happened to my post?~I didnt tell anything but the truth about Karl Rove&his Merry Band of Fools!~it is NOT right That these people can TARGET the President of the United States,with lies,distortions~whatever~and get away with it! it is about TIME everyone is made to show more respect for our President~whoever is in office!These actions this year are disgraceful and we should ALL be ashamed!

    October 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dave

    All of us who saw them back "in the day", we probably don't look much better! Time is not on our side!

    October 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mary adkins

    Rock on Rolling Stones!!! Karl Rove-crawl back under a rock + stay there!

    October 18, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim Brieske

    Big Giant Horsee. I feel the same way about James Carvelle but just regarding you.
    Karl Rove is brilliant and he knows not to speak of Judas.

    October 19, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. LuvDaStones

    Mick and Keith first met in kindergarten, met again in thier early teens....thier like brothers! They have thier ups and downs , but they still love each other deep down. And yes, I agree, I think some of it is fabricated just for publicity. I once heard it said that anyone who REALLY did as many drugs as Keith, couldn't possibly still be alive, some of that has got to be hype too, as part of thier "bad boy" image. Rock on Stones! We still love ya!

    October 19, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
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