I'm not sure if Tim Harford counts as a celebrity columnist or not.... but the sudden recollection that his two excellent columns would be in the FT magazine was sufficient for me to put down my copy of the Guardian and pick up the Financial Times in Tesco just now.
Sorry Alan.... I hope I didn't miss anything interesting in today's issue...
Of course, I was probably being completely irrational since most of Tim's content is online anyway but, still.... I've never experienced this before. It's rare that I'll buy a different newspaper because of the promise of one column.
Incidentally, my friend Polly is also a fan. This gives me confidence that my decision was correct as her taste is far superior to mine.
[Update 101205 1529] D'oh! Looks like I was right.... one of his two pieces is online.