The Crown, which has made John Major far too sexy for comfort. The former PM is portrayed by Jonny Lee Miller (pictured) in the Netflix drama, says Michael Deacon in The Daily Telegraph. Miller, 49, is “best known for playing the devilishly handsome Sick Boy in Trainspotting”, and once being married to Angelina Jolie. Goodness knows who they’ve cast as Edwina Currie, Major’s one-time mistress. “Scarlett Johansson, perhaps, or Keira Knightley.”
Boris Becker, who is teaching yoga and meditation to fellow inmates at HMP Huntercombe. Life inside clearly suits the disgraced tennis star, who is serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for concealing assets in a bankruptcy case. According to the German tabloid Bild, he has lost weight, given up alcohol and is “sharing his life experience with his fellow prisoners”.
A Japanese official tasked with conserving the country’s cultural heritage, who managed to demolish Japan’s oldest loo. The 30-year-old functionary was visiting a Buddhist temple in Kyoto when, forgetting his car was in reverse, he rammed into the 650-year-old bathroom housing the monks’ old latrines. Restoration of the 14th-century facilities will likely take until the new year.
Meghan Markle, who graciously blesses humble fast-food workers with her presence. In an interview with Variety, the Duchess-turned-podcaster reveals that she likes to visit an In-N-Out burger restaurant near her home in California. “It’s really fun to go through the drive-thru and surprise them,” she explains. What an admirable “act of adoration”, says Claire Carusillo in Gawker. “Princess Di would surprise AIDS patients in the 1990s; Meghan leaves a 22% tip at In-N-Out drive-thru.”