BLONDIE star Debbie Harry is convinced today's stars are "raping" the public's interest with scandalous tales of nervous breakdowns and wardrobe malfunctions.

The CALL ME rocker has become increasingly more aware of superstar stories and admits she's glad she has kept her private life out of the public domain.

She says, "Celebrities nowadays really sort of rape the public and rape their interest and I'm really suspicious of it.

"I feel bludgeoned by Mariah Carey having a nervous breakdown or Janet Jackson exposing her breast.

"It's like, 'OK, it's cute and it's funny and it's part of being a celebrity, but it's taking and never giving back."

06/04/2004 21:24