LATEST: Director Matthew Vaughn is the latest in a long line of celebrities to abandon the William Morris Agency, after controversial comments made by agency boss DAVE WIRTSCHAFTER.

The 34-year-old, who is married to German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, has signed up with rival agency ENDEAVOR after taking offence at Wirtschafter's scathing attack on British film-maker Guy Ritchie published in THE NEW YORKER earlier this month (15MAR05), according to website PAGESIX.COM.

Vaughn produced Ritchie's smash hit gangster movies LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS and SNATCH, and felt he had no option but to change agents in solidarity with his close friend.

A friend of the Layer Cake director says, "He was angry at Dave because in The New Yorker he ragged on Guy Ritchie. Matthew produced Guy's movies and took it as an insult."

24/03/2005 21:38