Election Day in Gossipland

What do Tammy Duckworth and Damien Fahey think of today’s elections? Rush and Malloy have the answers to your hardest-hitting political queries. Former Defense Secretary William Cohen had a short-lived career in strip shows. The Democratic National Convention will be in New York in 2008, says Cindy Adams. The mailing envelope for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth DVD can be planted and will yield Italian basil, much to the chagrin of the environmentalists at “Page Six.” Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun is in intensive care but is stable. Brad Pitt is going gray. A BMW spontaneously combusted at the birthday party for restaurateur Silvano Marchetto. The boys of Everlast got too drunk at a club opening to actually perform. Howard Stern endorsed Chris Callaghan for state comptroller, though he refers to him as the “other (bleep)head.” A Hilton dates the ex of an Olsen. (Or vice versa. Does it really matter?) One of Joan Rivers’s dogs died. Hilary Swank was injured when a suspender snapped during a striptease. (Oh, just go read it). Al D’Amato co-hosted a fund-raiser for Joe Lieberman. Liz Smith tells you more info than you ever wanted to know about Conan O’Brien. D.J. Steve Aoki left a bag in a cab. Grace Jones is still crazy.