Bella Abzug Was Not in ‘The Apartment’

Congresswoman Bella Azbug was once asked to be a stand-in for Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment, but she declined. On the set of her first movie, Kim Cattrall was told she resembled Marilyn Monroe, “not in looks, of course, but in lack of talent.” Harold Ford and three blondes hung out at Blue Ribbon Sushi till 2 a.m. Chris Robinson is happy that ex Kate Hudson is dating Dax Shepard because now he has more time to hang out with their 3-year-old son. The kiddie imprint of Simon & Schuster is releasing a guide to orgy etiquette. Ted Turner still owes merely $642 million of the $1 billion he pledged to donate to the U.N. a decade ago. Elton John once tried to commit suicide by sticking his head in an oven, though he used a pillow and put the gas on low.

Ashton Kutcher shadowed a closet installer to research an upcoming role. Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, and Josh Henderson picked up chicks at JC Chasez’s birthday party at an L.A. club. Joe Francis doesn’t like Hugh Hefner, who doesn’t support Joe Francis. After eight marriages, Mickey Rooney has concluded that listening to his wife is important. Jane Velez Mitchell is the front-runner to take over Nancy Grace’s chair when she goes on maternity leave. Sean Penn is frustrated that actors aren’t taken seriously for their political beliefs. Kevin Federline was fired (or never actually hired) from his role in an upcoming Keanu Reeves movie. Terrence Howard doesn’t believe in premarital sex. Jessica Simpson wanted a Mexican baby for her 16th-birthday present.