I don't think there's any way of conclusively proving whether these so-called 'friends' were speaking with or without Pete's authority. For me LAO's brilliant post put forth a very convincing argument for giving him the benefit of the doubt this time. What we can see is that he hasn't responded to Kate's statement so if the press were trying to whip up an ongoing public fight between them they've been disappointed.
Meanwhile he was at the NTAs last night with Emily looking understandably a little strained but getting on with life. http://www.reveal.co.uk/showbiz-cele...-pictures.html
Momma, I sort of agree with you about the wit but you manage to combine it with being so warm-hearted and wise and always look for the best in people. Clone enough of you and we'll probably have world peace by Christmas