In totally unrelated transatlantic transactions, Skoob Entertainment News supremo (who grovelled like a whimpering puppy to keep his job) Buffty Ginslinger, has related that in an amazing coincidence, US teen idol Miley Cyrus and Manchester United striker and overhead kick specialist, Wayne Rooney both - independently - went out yesterday to buy socks.
Rooney was spotted in Manchester's Trafford Centre - which is a remarkable piece of work by SEN reporters, considering he was wearing a snood at the time - purchasing six pairs of black socks for the price of five pairs.
Witnesses attest that he used a credit card, but that he put his hand over the card reader to disguise his PIN.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, Miley Cyrus was out and about early as she visited a Rodeo Drive discount outlet in Hollywood and purchased three pairs of thermal Jimmy Shoe socks for just under $200.
Following a series of frenzied transatlantic phone calls, it has emerged that Wayne Rooney went out to buy socks because Coleen couldn't be arsed to wash his sweaty ones, and that Miley bought hers because she was keen to resume riding a recently purchased mountain bike, but she had no clean socks in which to do so.
When confronted with the evidence by an undercover reporter, Rooney wondered why Cyrus would want to wear 'Jimmy Shoe' socks outside her shoes, and Cyrus marvelled at the fact that a pair of socks can be bought for less than $200.
Everybody else involved is just baffled.
More as we get it.