Some Palestinians claim that Yasser Arafat died of AIDS. Justin Timberlake had Lance Bass and his boyfriend run interference at the opening of his Southern Hospitality so that he could sneak out without running into Jessica Biel. Donald Trump and other captains of industry are fighting to keep the heliport in Hudson River Park open. Firefighters invited to the screening of Adam Sandler’s I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry took issue with Sandler’s financial support of Rudy Giuliani. Jonathan Ames is set to box with another writer. Moby got a surprisingly funny letter from Karl Rove. A.M. Homes is developing a show about the Hamptons for HBO.
Gisele was chased by paparazzi on Bleecker Street. Marquee party promoter Danny A. opened a club for A-listers on Spring called Upstairs. A movie set to star Lindsay Lohan lost its funding, which may or may not be because of her partying. Amy Winehouse spat on audience members after forgetting the lyrics to a song. Tom Cruise is in Germany shooting a movie about World War II, though he’s banned from many military sites there. Al Gore insists that his Chilean sea bass is from a sustainable population. Oprah is producing a TV-movie adaptation of Mitch Albom’s One More Day. Art dealer James Danzinger bought the rights to Diana Vreeland’s autobiography.