If you want to see stars in Berlin, Borchardt restaurant on Franzosische Strasse is the place to go. The upscale bistro apparently attracts celebrities from far and wide. I went there with several colleagues last night and we sat watching while the waiters bounced from one celebrity table to another, ignoring us all the way. One man, evidently a well-known German television commentator for something called "Science Media TV," held court while virtually everyone in the restaurant bowed and scraped for him. Movie director-actor Eli Roth also made the scene. But after more than four hours of dismal service, I wouldn't have cared if the Pope himself walked by balancing a plate of Schnitzel on his head. Speaking of celebrities, I ran into a Loony Guitarist on the subway this afternoon. He jumped onto my train and played an off-key version of Volare while his assistant collected donations. After checking with my local colleagues for just the right words, I said "Ich bezahle dich wenn du aufhorst zu spileu" which, roughly translated, means "I'll pay you to stop playing." I threw two Euros into his hat and he disappeared faster than you can say Auf Wiedersehen ...!