The Indy's guest media diarist Guy Adams reports that a certain "comely broadsheet columnist" went to bed with Russell Brand after being sent to interview the satyr last February. Adams refrains from naming the woman or newspaper because he's a gent.
It was in fact the Telegraph's Bryony Gordon.
A Telegraph reader of her recent piece on Heather Mills McCartney asked: "Why is this drivel appearing in my cherished newspaper? It's just page-filler nonsense. Who hired Bryony Gordon, and why?"
I can't answer all that but the fact she's the daughter of Sunday Mirror columnist Jane Gordon and aged 25 will not have been unhelpful in these anti-ageist and meritocratic times.