Oasis star Noel Gallagher has leaped to the defence of Sir Paul McCartney, branding the media storm around the former BEATLE and Heather Mills' break-up "ridiculous". The WONDERWALL hitmaker, who was himself embroiled in an acrimonious divorce with ex-wife MEG MATTHEWS, sympathises with the LET IT BE legend. He says, "I know what he goes through, man, getting divorced, and your f**king soon-to-be ex-wife is just being a f**king absolute lunatic. I've been there. "I feel for him because she's putting all these stories out there that he's a wife-beater and he's an excessive drinker. And he's a hippie, man. "And it's so f**king ridiculous. But, no, I feel for him because he's quite a dignified chap, and he's one of The Beatles, and it's not a very nice end to a period of his life, is it?"