- or, to give it its more formal title, the bizarre world of celebrities - is getting highly agitated, not to mention in a state of hysteria over the unexpected arrival of Donald Trump at the White House.
But the way he descended into shameless showbiz luvviedom
was nothing short of pathetic.
Other "staff" on Jamie's team include actor Simon Callow, whose appearances thus far in front of the students have taken luvviedom
to precious new heights.
Despite acclaimed performances in American Psycho, The Machinist and two Batman movies the British actor's stroppy temperament and obvious disdain for LA luvviedom
had them sniping he would never be a "true star."
Michael Frayn's farce of theatre life is a classic, with plenty of opportunities to poke fun at the preciousness of "luvviedom
Yeah, people DO get sucked into the limelight and luvviedom
, don't they?
OK, there's next week's oneday Hope Street festival, in which the local pubs and restaurants combine with theatreland to celebrate nosh, grog and general luvviedom
THE unmistakable aroma of sheer luvviedom
is in the air.
But it's not all heavy going drama and luvviedom
for the actor.
At 86, she has stories to tell about life before EastEnders, including an appearance on rival soap Coronation Street, and luvviedom
with Olivier and Gielgud (they're olden days actors, to anyone under 40).
I am neither camp, nor theatrical, nor on the fringes of luvviedom
yet I have heard most of these anecdotes before.
NAME-DROPPING POTENTIAL: More a mixture of musings, family tales and health scares than full-blown luvviedom
. However, watch out for appearances by Victoria Wood, Roddy Llewellyn, Dora Bryan and Tom Conti.