Once more unto the beach for Louis
I never had Louis Walsh down as a fan of Shakespeare. Be that as it may, in three weeks' time it will be very much a case of once more unto Miami beach for the pop impresario.
Louis, one of this country's most successful pop managers ever, has a swanky place in Miami (and for the record equally impressive places in London and Dublin, with a magnificent modern art collection into the bargain too.)
But surely there has been enough sun in Ireland recently to keep King Louis's tan topped up? Someone stop me before I write something like, is he swapping X Factor for Factor 50? "It's brighter there. Even the dogs have prams there!" Louis told me when I met him at The Vamps' sold-out show at 3Arena in Dublin on Wednesday. (Louis's hot new band Hometown are special guests at The Vamps' performance at Live at the Marquee in sunny Cork on June 18.)
"South Beach is the best place on the planet. Sea and sun and sand - and for people-watching , there is nowhere better!"
Talking of people-watching, and two people who know something about glamorous far-flung places - a sun-tanned looking Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy were spotted in the not-so-far-flung but glam Avoca in Kilmacanogue in county Wicklow on Sunday at 5.15pm.
My Deep Throat in Kilmacanogue told me that Lisa was perusing the ready meals. Can she also be pondering a possible romantic reunion with her on-off beau? Avoca is only 15 minutes' drive, in Gerald's brand-new Merc, from Drayton Manor. So I will leave the rest to your imagination.