Jon and Kate in happier times. (Thos Robinson / Getty Images)

Brief news from here and elsewhere:

Jon Gosselin, your favorite reality TV cautionary tale, is now living off the grid and working as a small town waiter, his fame-and-fortune trajectory as the dad of eight kids having ended with a messy divorce and series cancellation. But whatever, it’s fine, and the customers are nice. “They’re like, are you the guy? I’m like, yeah, I’m the guy.” (Entertainment Tonight)

Tony Blair’s daughter Katie was held up at gunpoint in central gunpoint. No injuries, nothing taken. (Reuters)

“Hah lowwwww Deutschland!!” And other slightly cheesy highlights from the meet-your-new-U.S.-ambassadors YouTube collection. (In the Loop)

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