Harvey Weinstein hired private eye Bo Dietl to try to figure out the real identity of The Nanny Diaries’ Mrs. X. New School prez Bob Kerrey seems likely to run for Senate again if Chuck Hagel quits. Jerry Lewis said that Merv Griffin deserved to die of prostate cancer. The fake feud between Kanye West and 50 Cent is officially over. Richard Gere thinks he could capture Bosnian war criminal Radovan Karadzic, even though NATO has unsuccessfully looked for him for a decade. (And James Brolin flies planes and builds houses.) Subscribers to the now-shuttered Jane magazine are getting Glamour instead, and ex Jane staffers are pissed. Katie Holmes fell and bruised herself after chasing Suri in Paris.
Quentin Tarantino’s favorite movie death scenes are, shockingly, really gory. A forest fire near Sun Valley is forcing celebs including John Kerry and Teresa Heinz to flee their vacation homes. Broadway producer Philip Smith is having marital problems, as is former L.A. mayor Richard Riordan. Tammy Lynn Michaels, Melissa Etheridge’s partner, calls President Bush “an idiotic, parasitical, country-raping piece of [bleep]” and Karl Rove a “sweaty little piggish Oompa- Loompa Elmer Fudd ass” on her blog. Richie Sambora bought an extra airplane ticket for his guitar. Enrique Iglesias uses extra-small condoms.