Bushy Tales; Back to Basics

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Byline: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE

Sharon Stone has been raising temperatures in Lincoln's Inn this week while filming Basic Instinct 2. But not even her charms have convinced legal eagles that a glimpse of the star is necessarily a good thing. Eyebrows have, I hear, been raised as to the decorum of allowing 'soft core romps' to be filmed, perish the thought, in proximity to eminent judges and QCs. Some women may also be disappointed to learn that there's no chance of running into Michael Douglas in WC1.

Brit actor David Morrissey is the new lead and Stan Collymore also has a role.

Windbag winds up Tories

Who does Neil Kinnock, aka Baron Kinnock of Bedwellty, think should lead the Tory party? 'I think they should give up on leadership altogether and have a new one every week,' he says. 'They're getting near to it.'

Yoko loves Macca Jr

Yoko Ono's long-running feud with Sir Paul McCartney hasn't stopped her filling her wardrobe with Stella McCartney clothes.

'She's part of the Beatles family, and I'm very proud of her,' says Ono of Paul's designer daughter.

'She has incredibly high taste and originality. I've been buying her clothes for years.'

Roman gets pole position in Monaco

Expect fresh rumours that Roman Abramovich will be buying into Formula One.

He has booked his place 11 days early in Monaco's harbour to watch the Grand Prix on Sunday. His megayacht Pelorus (right) docked there last week, on Wednesday morning, to ensure a prime position for the race.

The Greene note

Sally Greene (left), who has recently become co-owner of Soho jazz club Ronnie Scott's, is planning a facelift for the famously dark and atmospheric establishment. 'I bought it two months ago, and we're planning a refurbishment,' she tells me. 'We'll keep to the same feel, but spruce it up a bit.' Greene has already set about using her networking skills to entice friends and family of the rich and famous to the club. …