L ONDONERS in the West End who saw a wild-eyed, erratic chap dart- ing around like a man possessed this week can rest easy. For a maniac was not on the loose -- it was just the giant ball of enthusiasm that is Quentin Tarantino pounding the streets in search of inspiration for his latest movie. The director was spotted talking loudly to himself as he wandered around Soho, eventually sitting at a table in The Glassblower pub near Piccadilly Circus. But Londoners, being as they are, must have averted their eyes at the first sign of a potential nutjob, as Quentin says no-one recognised him on his little day out. Well, not quite. One eagle-eyed punter at The Glassblower who did eventually clock who he was told us: We just noticed a scruffy American guy sitting on his own in a corner drink- ing a pint of bitter, eating fish and chips and talking loudly to himself in different voices. But speaking last night at the Leicester Square pre- miere of his new movie Inglourious Basterds (and gloriously misusing the phrase hoi polloi, bless him), Quentin told us he was in fact working on a new script. He said: I try to get into a little hoi polloi from time to time. Actually, a couple of days ago it was my day off. I walked all around Piccadilly Circus and Soho and everything. I went to the movies -- I saw Bruno -- and I walked around the shops. I did some writing in a pub. He was joined on the red carpet by the movies star Diane Kruger and singer Rihanna, whose quiff was in a different postcode. Quentin also revealed he had wanted to direct Pierce Brosnan as Bond in Casino Royale, and would still like to direct a 007 movie. He added: I said I wanted to do Casino Royale, they said it was unfilmable... I would have done it with Pierce Brosnan. Friday, 24 July 2009 London Lite Quentin: I went a bit loco in SohoStartalkstohimselfinpub FORMER Destinys Child star Michelle Williams celebrated her 29th birthday at Ayoush restaurant in Mayfair last night with pals including Jay-Z. The hip-hop star had a cracking T-shirt on, bearing a quote by US comic Dave Chappelle which read: You cant get un-famous. You can get infamous. But you cant get un-famous. If only some of this columns regular stars would be so pragmatic... LONDONeye Birthday girl: Michelle Williams Premiere talent: Tarantino with Diane Kruger, star of his new film and, below, Rihanna and her quiff RapperJay-Zsnot shirtofwisewords Comic quote: Jay-Z last night By Alistair Foster (alistair.foster@thelondonlite.co.uk), Lucretia Munro (lucretia.munro@thelondonlite.co.uk) and Max Thurlow (max.thurlow@thelondonlite.co.uk) index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html