Munch, Drunk, Louvre

When Hugh Grant sold a piece of art for £13 million recently, netting himself a not too shabby £11 million profit in the process, you’d have to agree it was probably the greatest piece of business ever done.

But talking to the Daily Mail about the moment he made the initial purchase of the painting of Elizabeth Taylor (yes, someone bought that for £11m), the floppy haired ponce admitted he was roiling drunk at the time.

‘It all began with drink. I'd been having a drunken dinner with my father the night before, and I said, 'We ought to go see my brother Jamie. You know, the Concorde's amazing. And he said, 'I hear it is.' So I bought him a Concorde ticket and we went. We had lunch, drank a lot of beer. I was thinking about some stuff in the Sotheby's auction and I saw the Liz Taylor. I slightly regret selling it now, even though it made me rich.’

Moral of the story? If you ever see Hugh Grant insist on buying him a very strong alcoholic beverage and forcing him to buy some shoddy artwork for shed loads of money.

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