A room at The Pavilion facility

"The rehabilitation of James Packer has begun ..." with news that the billionaire has checked himself into "The Pavilion", the $5000-a-night annex to McLean Hospital in Boston. McLean has an excellent record, though past patients have included Sylvia Plath, so, well, interesting choice, James.

Packer’s check-in -- accompanied by his elderly mother and a business consigliere -- is the latest in the long-running saga of Packer’s mental and spiritual health, elements of which have been dropping into the media at greater frequency for the past six months now.