▪ The globe-trotting romance between Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski is wearing on their staff, sources tell the New York Post. Since becoming engaged in the South of France in May, the pair has made numerous trips to Nantucket, Mass., then l headaches for staffers. “It’s very difficult working on a show where the two stars are in a relationship,” an insider says.
▪ Twenty years after Princess Diana’s death, sons William and Harry say they remain anguished over their all-too-brief final phone conversation with her. The princes this week told Britain’s ITV network they’d been out playing with their cousins at Balmoral Ca in Paris, Diana, 36, and Al-Fayed died as a result of injuries sustained when their Mercedes crashed in a tunnel. “I think Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say ‘Goodbye,’ ‘See you later,’ and ‘We’re going to go off,’” recalls William, 35. “That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily.” Harry, 32, added, “If I’d known that was the last time I’d speak to my mother, the things I would have said to her. I have to deal with that for the rest of my life.”
▪ Peter Frampton stormed off a Minnesota stage this week, furious that a cameraman showed a crowd shot on the giant video screen instead of his guitar solo, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Frampton, 67, became irate when the crowd shot prompted cheers during the lengthyd my control changed.”