Kaplan to the Rescue!

Former CNN and MSNBC honcho Rick Kaplan is coming to save Katie Couric’s CBS Evening News. Bono disagrees with an Ad Age’s cover story saying that his RED campaign has been a financial failure. Brandon Davis mocked Paula Abdul for having an Arabic-sounding last name. His real surname? Zarif. Two staffers quit Star’s beauty department. Leslie Stahl’s contract at 60 Minutes is almost up, and it’s unclear whether she’s staying. Stephen Colbert’s new Ben & Jerry’s flavor is called “AmeriCone.” (And we told you all about it on Tuesday.) Buddha Bar fired its CEO. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown hung out at their kid’s birthday dinner.

Jay-Z sold his Rockawear clothing line for $204 million. Uma Thurman will be the new face of Virgin Airways. Kevin Federline is trying to sell the tabloids “exclusive” rights to his birthday party for $25,000. Arnold Schwarzenegger now drives a “green,” hydrogen-fueled Hummer. Tyrese Gibson jumped from Cameron Diaz to model Melyssa Ford. Britney Spears took a quick break from rehab to hang with K-Fed and the kids. Van Halen canceled their forthcoming reunion tour because of Eddie Van Halen’s booze problem. Kal Penn couldn’t make the premiere of The Namesake because he’s in Louisiana shooting the Harold & Kumar sequel. Leonardo DiCaprio and girlfriend Bar Rafaeli may be moving in together. A teacher at yuppie-hippie L.A. private school Crossroads was fired for having an affair with a student. Scarlett Johansson thinks she looks like a boy.