STARS often bleat on about their need for privacy, but when it suits them they are only too happy to splash about in the fame fishbowl, as PS discovered at last night's Club 23 launch in Melbourne.
Billed as Shane Warne's ultimate private club and mini casino, inside his mate James Packer's vast Crown complex, the promise of a night with the Packers, Warne and his fiancee Liz Hurley, along with Tiger Woods, who made his first appearance back at the Crown since that fateful night he ordered in ''room service'' from mistress Rachel Uchatel, proved irresistible for PS.
They even set up a huge media enclosure so their every move could be captured. But all was not quite as it seemed.
For starters Warne does not actually own the bar or have any involvement in the running of it as a day-to-day business. Rather Warne, who has tried to avoid any media attention since Hurley arrived in Melbourne a week ago and has erected a privacy screen around his Brighton mansion, is an ''ambassador'' of the club, along with Joe Hachem.
And while the media was being welcomed with open arms by the high-powered hosts, it was made clear their presence would not be welcome after 9pm. Well, apart from those of us who managed to evade eviction.
Among the 250 guests who nibbled on pork belly and crumbed prawns were members of Kings of Leon, who were invited as special guests but did not have to perform, unlike Warne and Co.